Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire

 Those Maddox boys,   you gotta love ‘em.  And while I enjoyed this one- I feel short changed.  There is so much more to this story.  I have questions and I want answers now!  If we’re getting a companion book I want an actual sequel, not just the same story from Trenton’s point of view.  Been there, done that.  It was cool the first time- but I don’t want to go there again, with and epilogue at the end.

No worries about the companion.  I got to see Jamie in St. Louis and she said the next book is about Thomas.  It was interesting talking to other readers about this book.  They said after a reread, the ending was not such a surprise.  Hmmm.  I doubt I reread.  I have too many books yet to be read.  My biggest issue with this one was the secrecy.  It felt like cheating.  I loved Trenton and wanted him to be able to be a public boyfriend, not just a bed buddy.

Oh, even though I have the other books in my HS library, I won't put this one in, it's just a bit too steamy for my comfort level for them.

Goodreads summary

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.

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