Sunday, December 15, 2013

Book Review: Beautiful Wedding (Beautiful #2.5) by Jamie McGuire

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A Beautiful Wedding
Beautiful #2.5
Jamie McGuire
Pub: December 10, 2013
By: Atria Books
Source: Pub.

GR's Summary

You know that Abby Abernathy unexpectedly became Mrs. Maddox. But what do you really know?

Why did Abby pop the question?
What secrets were shared before the ceremony?
Where did they spend their wedding night?
Who else knew about it . . . and didn’t tell?

Everything about Abby and Travis’s elopement was top-secret . . . until now. Fans of Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster will get all of their questions answered in this whirlwind tale of the wedding day (and night!)—and as with all good stories, this one will definitely have been worth the wait.

Beautiful Series:

*Book Review on Walking Disaster HERE

My Thoughts:

I am a huge fan of Jamie McGuire's Beautiful Series, and completely devoured Beautiful Disaster, and Walking Disaster.  A Beautiful Wedding has been on my wish list since I heard that Ms. McGuire was coming out with all the details of Abby and Travis' elopement.  I had very high expectations for this story, and I was not one bit disappointed!

Reading Beautiful Wedding, felt like a reunion of sorts.  I have missed Abby and Travis, and to say that I was overjoyed, excited, and ecstatic to read this book would be an understatement!  Ms. McGuire is a phenomenal author, and we are rewarded by her talent in this amazing story.  I thought that it would feel like a short story, being under 200 pages long.  However, it was well developed, and felt complete.  I didn't feel like the story was rushed in any way, and was very satisfied with the ending. 

In this installment of the series, I was reminded of why I love Abby and Travis so much.  Abby showed us how deep and selfless her love for Travis is; her loyalty, and strength.  She continues to amaze me.  Travis shows us the man he has evolved into ever since he fell in love with Abby.  He is tender, compassionate, and devoted.  Together, these two have a beautiful and very real love.  A love that is eternal; filled with passion, and steamy sexiness.  This story not only stays true to the essence of Travis and Abby's characters, but solidifies all we have come to learn about them.  Beautiful Wedding will make you swoon, as butterflies flap like crazy in your stomach, tear up at many touching moments, and create a beautiful memory of two beloved characters, and a very touching installment to the ending of an epic series.

My Rating:

Beautiful Wedding by Jamie McGuire was a wonderful addition to the Beautiful Series!  The story completely captivated me, and filled me with sentimentality and nostalgia for the beautiful ending to one of my absolute favorite series.  Trust me, you will want to read this book and learn all about Abby and Travis' wedding, and happily ever after.  We also get to encounter all of our favorite characters from this series, and boy did I ever miss Shepley, America, and The Maddox family!  

As Ms. McGuire is about to embark on a new journey of telling us the stories of the Maddox Brothers, Thomas, Taylor, Tyler, and Trent.  I am sad to say goodbye to Travis and Abby's love story, but am excited for a new chapter to begin.  I give Beautiful Wedding, by Jamie McGuire, 5 Beautiful, Touching, Passionate, and Unforgettable Stars!

My Favorite Quotes:

"I knew the second I met you that there was something about you I needed.  Turns out it wasn't something about you at all.  It was just you."


"He was mine, and I was his.  If I knew anything at all, it was that only those two things mattered."


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About Jamie McGuire:

Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, OK. She attended the Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.

Her 2012 novel, Walking Disaster debuted at #1 on the New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. She has also written bestselling contemporary romance Beautiful Disaster, and the Providence series. Her latest books include an apocalyptic thriller, Red Hill and a novella, A Beautiful Wedding.

Jamie now lives in Enid, OK with her three children and husband Jeff, who is a real, live cowboy. They share their 30 acres with six horses, three dogs, and Rooster the cat.


  1. I really liked BD (but still haven't read WD) and was very curious about ABW. I think Jamie managed to write a very sweet and fulfilling story, and I'm glad I read it.
    Great review, Lindy!

  2. Sounds like an awesome addition to the BD series!

  3. Really great, collections…Thanks for sharing….Keep on continue…

  4. I have never heard of this series before! Great review and it sounds like a great series. I loved the quotes.

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