Sooooo….at long last! Beautiful Oblivion is on my Kindle.
OK…I’m just gonna come out and say it. I hated this book.
I know, I know. You’re thinking, “But, Mo! You LUUUURVE Jamie McGuire! You have a secret fictional relationship with Travis Maddox! You’ve been waiting for this book for nine thousand years!”
At this point, I’m sure you’re wondering WHY I hated Beautiful Oblivion.
BECAUSE THE MADDOX BROTHERS ARE NOT REAL, AND THIS BREAKS MY FUCKING HEART!!!!
**throws self down on the bed and sobs dramatically**
Seriously…it’s just not fair, yo.
Alright…on the real…obviously I loved Beautiful Oblivion. Those Maddox boys are a force of nature, and nobody who meets them, be they real readers or fictional characters, can be unaffected by them.
Trenton Maddox is no exception to that rule. With the killer combo of cockiness, confidence, and charm, Trent’s sex appeal leaps right off the page (screen?) Recovering from a serious trauma in his life, Trent is content to jump from bed to bed, consequences be damned. And he’s got no shortage of willing partners, it seems.
Cami is fierce. She’s not your weak-willed milktoast of a leading lady. Growing up with brothers has ensured that she’s not one to put up with bullshit, she will call you out on it and put you in your place. Loyal, compassionate, and giving, I loved her character, and her determination to make the best out of any situation.
Jamie McGuire writes yet another story that draws in the reader and doesn’t let them go. I read this entire book in a matter of hours. The outside world ceased to exist for me.
From the synopsis on, you can tell something is going on with Cami. You don’t know what, but there’s something there, lurking, and you’re waiting, waiting, waiting, for her secret to be revealed. Throughout this book, my inner Encyclopedia Brown (am I dating myself here?) was stumped. Then it came out.
Cue the “Sixth Sense”-style moment in my mind. I was blown away, and left sighing in contentment.
Beautiful Oblivion, more than anything else for me, is a story of two people who finally find the one that makes them whole. Two people, seemingly wandering through life, untethered, uncertain, who find each other and chart a new course for their lives.
This story of the newness of love, a beautiful love developing out of an unlikely relationship, was a joy to read.
Check out the Beautiful Oblivion tour page for your chance to win a set of signed, limited edition hardcovers! (Cue intense coveting on my part). You can also follow along with all the stops on the tour!