Saturday, June 28, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Beautiful Oblivion (Maddox Brothers, #1) by Jamie McGuire




Beautiful Oblivion
Maddox Brothers, #1
by Jamie McGuire



Release Date: July 1st, 2014
Publisher: Atria Books

Source: Publisher

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Synopsis:

The Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster phenomenon continues in the first heart-pounding new adult romance in The Maddox Brothers series.


Fiercely independent Camille "Cami" Camlin gladly moved on from her childhood before it was over. She has held down a job since before she could drive, and moved into her own apartment after her freshman year of college. Now tending bar at The Red Door, Cami doesn’t have time for much else besides work and classes, until a trip to see her boyfriend is cancelled, leaving her with a first weekend off in almost a year. 


Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt. 


Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red. 


As the baby sister of four rowdy brothers, Cami believes she’ll have no problem keeping her new friendship with Trenton Maddox strictly platonic. But when a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever—even if she is the only reason their already broken family could fall apart. 


In the first installment of the Maddox Brothers books, readers can experience the rush of reading Beautiful Disaster for the first time, all over again.





My Thoughts:


Wow.  I just finished Beautiful Oblivion, and I need to say that Trent Maddox's story has blown all of my expectations out of the water!  To say it surpassed every hope I had for this book, would be putting it mildly.  Ladies, nobody loves as fiercely, loyally, and with complete and utter devotion as these Maddox Brother's!  From the moment I began Trent's story, I was addicted.  I tried to turn the pages slowly, and savor each and every word, but it was so phenomenal, that I lacked the self-control.  When I came to the last page, I was so sad, because I didn't want the story to end, and I found myself going back and rereading pages.  One thing you should know about me, is that I do not like to reread books.  When I finish a story, I am done.  Well, guess what I plan on doing?!!!  I will be rereading Beautiful Oblivion, and it has earned a coveted spot on my favorite's shelf.  Not only that, I will be buying the finished ebook, and finished copy for my home library.  Also, if Beautiful Oblivion comes in audiobook, I will be buying that too!

Beautiful Oblivion is a spinoff of the Beautiful Series, and is Travis' brother, Trent's story.  In this story we get to watch Trent fall head over heels in love with a bartender by the name of, Cami.  We get new characters, which happen to be Trent and Cami's coworkers and friends, as well as a reunion with our beloved Travis, Abby, Shepley, and America.


Now let me explain the many reasons that I fell in love with Beautiful Oblivion.  The very top reason was the main characters, Trent and Cami!  Ms. McGuire created an amazing character in Trent.  He was an extremely likable character, and was always taking care of others.  He lived with his father, helped with bills, and watched out for him.  He was always there for Travis, and was the sweetest guy you could ever meet.  He looked out for the little neighbor next door, Olive, and was there for her as a surrogate brother, as she had lost her own, and missed him dearly.  Cami was strong, resilient, hardworking, giving, and loyal.  She hadn't had the best childhood, and her family was dysfunctional at best, yet she loved her mother, cousin, and three brothers fiercely.  Trent and Cami's characters were both well developed, and felt like real people.  I loved the authenticity with which they were created, and came to care about both of them deeply.  


The plot of Beautiful Oblivion was excellent.  It was fast-paced, and addictive.  Once it pulled me in, I had no hope of putting the book down, until I had finished.  All along we know that Cami has a secret that she can not reveal to Trent, yet if you're anything like me, it will keep you turning pages like a crazy person, and coming up with all sorts of theories.  When the secret was revealed, my mouth was literally hanging open, because I was in complete and utter shock!  I loved Cami and Trent together.  Cami didn't want to let Trent in to her life, but he was persistent, and didn't take no for an answer.  Sound familiar, right?  I'm thinking this is a Maddox brother trait.  I loved how once he pushed his way in to her life, they developed a strong friendship first, and their romance was a very intense, slow burn.  The whole time I was rooting for these two, and you will be too!

My Rating:


I cannot recommend, Beautiful Oblivion enough!  This story was very special, and I loved how events and the time frame in the story coordinated with the Beautiful Series.  Ms. McGuire has done it again!  I have no doubt that the Maddox Brothers Series, will be every bit as popular, and well loved as the Beautiful series!  I give, Beautiful Oblivion, by Jamie McGuire, 5 Adoring, Devoted, Romantic, "Where's my Maddox Brother?" Filled Stars!  All of you romance readers need to read Beautiful Oblivion!  Nobody does romance like a Maddox man!   







Purchase At:

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About the Author:


JAMIE McGUIRE is the New York Times bestselling author of A Beautiful Wedding, Red Hill, Walking Disaster, Beautiful Disaster, and The Providence trilogy. She and her husband, Jeff, live with their children just outside Enid, Oklahoma, with three dogs, six horses, and a cat named Rooster.



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Giveaway:

Since I LOVED Beautiful Oblivion so much, I want to share that love with you!!!  I am giving away a copy of Beautiful Oblivion!

If a U.S. Winner, you get your choice of a gifted hard copy or ebook!

If an International Winner, you get a gifted ebook, but if The Book Depository ships to your country, you can get a hard copy instead!



63 comments:

  1. I can't wait to read this! I loved Beautiful Disaster and I know I will love this one too.

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    1. I loved Beautiful Disaster too! This books was a great book all on it's own too! You will LOVE it!!!

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  2. Love the review..I couldn't wait to read this book before and now even more..it's nearly time and so happy that I don't have to wait more! I love Travis and I am really sure I'm going to love Trent too. I love it when the story hook me so much that I can't put it down..and I don't re-read book as well, so I know how much you must have loved it!

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    1. Oh Mary! I can't even express how much I loved this book! I can't imagine anyone not loving it! That's how amazing it was!!! Thank You for stopping by :)

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  3. I can't wait to read this I am a big fan of Jamie McGuires!

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    1. So am I! This was spectacular Maria!

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  4. I am not sure if my comment will show up. I absolutely cannot wait to read this book.Really anxious now.

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    1. Not sure where my first comment went. I must not have hit publish correctly.

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    2. You will love it Jennifer!!!

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  5. Great review and I cannot wait to read this book :)

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  6. Great review! I'm so glad that for you it lived up to the hype, this is one book that I have been waiting aaaages for.

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  7. Wahoo..cannot wait to read this! Lovely review.

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  8. Great review, made me want to read Beautiful Disaster ASAP

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    1. Thank You :) I loved Beautiful Disaster, Walking Disaster, and Beautiful Wedding as well!

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  9. I've been so excited for this release. Love the series and have been so curious to learn more of the brothers. After your great review I'm even more eager.

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    1. Thank You Steph! I can't wait to continue this series! I loved Trent's story so much!!!

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  10. Love your reviews and can't wait for this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. I adored Beautiful Oblivion too! Great review, Lindy!

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    1. Thank You!!!! I can't wait for the next book!

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  12. I haven't read any of McGuire's books yet. I know, I know! But I'm excited to read this book.

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    1. You will LOVE this book, but you should read the Beautiful Series first!!!

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  13. Awesome review! Can't wait to read it!

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  14. I just love this series so, so much! I feel like I've been waiting ages for this book and it's finally here! I can't wait to get to know Trent. Also, more Travis who is, like, the love of my life. One of them, anyway. :)

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    1. Nancy! You will love Trent too! The Maddox Series is going to be just as amazing as The Beautiful Disaster Series!

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  15. Amazing review !!
    So can't wait to read this one.
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    Thank you for the chance.

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  16. Great review! Ever since my girlfriend got me to read Beautiful Disaster, I've been hooked on the Maddox brothers. I've waited for five forevers for this book, thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. Thank You! This book was great, and I guarantee you will get even more hooked on the brothers, if that is even possible!

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  17. I'm going to wish the rest of tomorrow away so Tuesday will arrive earlier! I love that you loved Trent. I look forward to loving him too!

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    1. Thanks Chanpreet! You will LOVE him!!!

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  18. So glad you enjoyed this one. I loved Travis in BD & WD and I was ecstatic to find out the brothers were getting a book. I'm definitely looking forward to this one!

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  19. Love the review can't wait to read this book!

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    1. Thanks Crystal :) Im so excited for you to read it!!

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  20. I am absolutely dying to read this book and your review is making me want to read it that much more!

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    1. Thanks so much Kara! This book really inspired my review :)

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  21. I keep hearing amazing things about Jamie and her books but haven't read any yet. This sounds like a great beginning of a new series!

    books4me67 at ymail dot com

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    1. Oh, you need to remedy that ASAP!!!! Start with Beautiful Disaster, then Walking Disaster, then Beautiful Wedding, and then Beautiful Oblivion!!!

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  22. Great review, I cannot wait to read this!!!! I loved Beautiful & Walking Disaster!!!

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    1. Thank You! You will love Beautiful Oblivion just as much!!!

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  23. Thanks for the awesome review! I've loved everything I've read by Jamie McGuire so far so I have no doubt I'll love Beautiful Oblivion as well! :)

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    1. Thank You for stopping by Gabbie! I have no doubt either!!!

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  24. AMAZING REVIEW! Cant wait to read the book :)

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    1. Thank You Stephy!!! It's pretty amazing!!!

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  25. I keep hearing how good this one is. Sounds even better than the first book.

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  26. *skims over review* Honestly, I don't read reviews before I read a book. (I know, kind of ridiculous). Even if there are no spoilers, I don't want to take the chance. But I've heard so many great things about this book! :)

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    1. I totally understand! You will love this one Holly :)

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  27. I loved every one of Jamie McGuire's works :) Give me my Trent already! Haha great review, by the way!

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    1. Thanks Oshin! I now what you mean! I'm ready for the next Maddox brother!!! LOL

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  28. I'm so excited to read Beautiful Oblivion! I've heard nothing but positive reviews so far! I liked Trent in Beautiful Disaster, and he sounds pretty swoony in Beautiful Oblivion! I love them Maddox brothers too!

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    1. They are amazing!!!! You will love this one Ariel :)

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  29. I really loved reading Beautiful Disaster! and now I have to read this!! Great review!

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    1. Yes you do!!! You will love it Farah :)

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  30. Wow! Based on your review, I think you really were hooked. I like to read this too!

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    1. LOL I was extremely hooked, and trust me, you will be too!!!

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