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Series: The Maddox Brothers
Published by Atria on July 1, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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Also by this author: Beautiful Disaster, A Beautiful Wedding
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 they felt reading Beautiful Disaster for the first time, all over again. - See more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/Beautiful-Oblivion/Jamie-McGuire/9781476759586#sthash.W8aEYgyo.dpuf
I adore Cami. She’s a hard worker, and serious about her school work. She also has a fierce loyalty to her younger brother. Cami is responsible, but she needs to realize that her boyfriend needs to pay attention to her. I freaking love Trent. He’s such an amazing character. He helps his dad, and refuses to back down from Cami’s disinterest. He also busts his butt so that he can help his dad, and at times Cami. I also love the crew at tattoo shop. They are hilarious, and like a huge family.
Since this takes place during the same time period as Beautiful Disaster, we get an outside glimpse of Abby and Travis. I love how Cami and Trent become friends. There isn’t a label for what Cami and Trent are. I love that they can be “them” around each other, especially Cami. They care for each other, and loyal in their friendship.
Beautiful Oblivion is a mind blowing book that will have you trying to decide which Maddox brother you like best.