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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 he ...more
Kindle Edition, 337 pages
Published July 1st 2014 by Atria Books (first published January 1st 2014)
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Rachelle Berden It is not that Trenton wasn't affectionate towards his brother.
He was mad towards T.J., the boyfriend of Camille though, not Thomas
It was only…more
It is not that Trenton wasn't affectionate towards his brother.
He was mad towards T.J., the boyfriend of Camille though, not Thomas
It was only revealed in the ending that T.J. is Thomas James, his brother
that is why Camille was also scared to let Trenton know about her boyfriend which is his brother too...
And I was actually confuse with how T.J. reacted when Cami was telling him about her and Trenton talking and spending time he was cool and not the reaction I expected from a boyfriend but knowing in the end that they are brothers I kindda get him though...
I mean he knew his brother I guess he did not expect his brother to be too serious with Camille not until he knew he kissed and chase her to the airport. (less)
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Aestas Book Blog
Jul 02, 2014 Aestas Book Blog marked it as to-read
Shelves: not-yet-released
Review coming soon!

Destini Mia~ ♕ Sassy Lassie
When the Disaster series finished:

But now we get the Maddox brothers' stories!!

My brain can't handle this amount of goodness. I just... Oh My God, this is like literary heaven!!

This made my 10 "Best Things I've Heard This Year" list.
Jamie McGuire, I could just kiss you!

I'm so looking forward to this release!!
Christy
5 Maddox Stars!

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What is it about those Maddox brothers? They are impossible not to love. Honestly, I thought that there was no way I would love Trenton like I love Travis, no way that Beautiful Oblivion could top Beautiful Disaster. I would say that the book was just as good, and if you can believe it… I liked Trent even more than Travis! I feel like I’m betraying Travis by saying that, but I can’t help it. I’ve fallen in love with a different Maddox boy

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Cami knows from the moment she becomes
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Claire Robinson
1.5/2 "I have a bad case of awkward as fuck." Stars.

I really do not know where to start... I am beyond disappointed....

As such my review is going to be short and too the point.

For me, there were one too many similarities to Beautiful Disaster, for the key development points to Cami and Trent's relationship, as well as Cami's whole back-story.

There was far too much extra drama from secondary characters, the whole Raegan/Kody/Jason Hoopla added absolutely nothing to the story, and just got on m
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H ∞Δnother book Junkie∞
2 stars

No! just no.
I'm gonna keep this as simple as i can.
It was shitty, Boring, unnecessarily book/money machine of a book.
I'm not the only one who thinks that, mostly everyone does as well.


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Jamie McGuire is so not a good writer:

She hit the jackpot when she created Travis Maddix and that is THE ONLY good thing she ever wrote about. Just creating this character. Because as we know (the real fans) she screwed alot with that book because she wrote a hundred novellas (hyperbole).
Jamie McGui
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Lisa Jayne
THREE MADDOX STARS.

“I was in trouble. Big, disastrous, Maddox trouble.”

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I was beyond excited to start this most anticipated book, it feels like so long ago when Jamie McGuire announced that she would be writing a series involving the Maddox brothers and since then I've been more than ready to fall in love once again with one of this authors beautifully damaged heroes. 'Beautiful oblivion' is a complicated love story with plenty of swoon and sexy to go with it. It didn't quite reach my five sta
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Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Oh my GOD!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D

We get a cover, blurb and DATE!!!!!!

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Eeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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Thomas' book :D *happy dance*

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LOVE THE MADDOX CLAN


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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
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Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*
I really, really don't want to write a review for this book. After reading Beautiful Disaster, and it completely stealing my heart, I could not wait for more Maddox brothers. Like, look at the bottom of this review, I was completely pumped!! However, this one sort of fell flat for me. I know, I know, don't start stalking me down with revenge planned out, I'm only one person, but IMO it just didn't compare to Travis' book not as far as storyline, but (runs and hides) quality. :(

I don't know, I ju
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Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper*


2.75 'I'm so sad' Stars





*Le sigh* I don't know what to say about this one. I really don't want to dislike this one, but I am so disappointed. I absolutely LOVED Beautiful Disaster, and even enjoyed Walking Disaster a bit, only because it was in Travis's POV. So, when I hear his brother Trenton is getting a book, of course I'm freaking excited to read it. But after finishing it, I am still not sure what to rate it. It keeps changing from 2.5 to 3. We shall see what I decide.



My initial thoughts w
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Jennifer Kyle
4.5 Trent Stars

”It’s crazy feeling this happy…are you as happy as I am?”

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I completely devoured this book! It was a page turner, excitingly mysterious, angsty and had a limited amount of Pigeon scenes so for me it was good read!

Cami and her boyfriend T.J. barely see each other. They live in different states, his job is top secret while she is attending school and bartending at Red.

Jamie McGuire weaved Cami and Trent’s story amongst a large cast of characters and within the time frame of Abby an
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Rose
Pre-read: Screw it...I'm taking one for the team. Again. >.<

Post-read: Review coming. I'm probably going to end up breaking the review limit for this book again, but - there's a lot to discuss and much I found wrong with this book, probably in some familiar ways as well as some new issues that decided to rear with this particular book.

Also, the "twist" ending? That was a cheap shot man. >.< But this read was full of cheap shots, and it made the read so manufactured that I feel cheate
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Jxxx  ♥ Pink Lady ♥




Beautiful Disaster was the first, and maybe only book, where I reached the end and had to immediately re-read from start to finish because I didn’t want to lose the all-consuming, totally-in-love book feeling emoted by Jamie McGuire's special characters and story. So Beautiful Oblivion, Trenton & Cami, had a lot to live up to and, joyfully, it reached that 5 star AMAZING feeling. Just wonderful. At the end my first thought was WOW! I really didn’t expect that and once again I was compelled t
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Kath S
Reseña oficial, corta y sin spoilers XD: http://arcoirisdelibros.blogspot.com/...

1/5 porque Kody es demasiado genial al lado de todos los perdedores que salen en este libro.


Querida Jamie:

Cuando pensé que no podría existir algo peor que Beautiful Disaster vas y escribes Beautiful Oblivion. Beautiful Disaster es una “obra maestra” merecedora de premios y halagos si la pones al lado de Beautiful Oblivion. Con BD sentí algo que no siento muy seguido: ese repelús contra un libro que ciertamente es m
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Camille
JAMIE MCGUIRE IS A ONE HIT WONDER

Is there a non-crude way to say: "McGuire shot her load in Beautiful Disaster and that's all she wrote, folks"?

This book is bad. Let me count the ways.

1. The story line is a repeat of Beautiful Disaster's storyline. A girl caught between two guys who eventually chooses the bad boy from whom she initially vowed to stay away. Hijinks and highly dramatic scenes of jealousy, violence, untempered emotions that the immature mistake for passion, and 'alphaness' ensues
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Alexis *RealityBites! Let's Get Lost!*
Dec 04, 2013 Alexis *RealityBites! Let's Get Lost!* marked it as to-read
Recommended to Alexis *RealityBites! Let's Get Lost!* by: Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*
Special thanks to Jamie for sending me this recommendation!!!!
I LOVE GOODREADS!!!!:)

SO EXCITED!! CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS BOOK!!!

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Jamie~Book Boyfriend Ho♥
Deep breaths!! We FINALLY have a blurb and release date!!! JULY JULY JULY!!!!!!!!


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Michelle
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It felt like just yesterday I was reading Beautiful Disaster, yet it felt like it took forever for Beautiful Oblivion to get here...

Cami didn't have a perfect life growing up, in fact she had a pretty shitty one. Working her way through college as a Bartender at the Red Door where she runs into the Maddox boys on a regular basis... but she grew up in this town, knows the reputation of these brothers.

For Trenton Maddox, his family has always been everything. Losing his mother years ago, his fath
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Jacqueline's Reads
4.5 I love Maddox Brothers Stars

If you are expecting Beautiful Disaster 2.0 and a Travis-a-like Hero, then you will be disappointed. With that said, I still enjoyed Beautiful Oblivion VERY MUCH

Beautiful Oblivion isn’t like Beautiful Disaster. There’s no “alpha” Hero, no crazy angst or intense storyline, but a sweet, light hearted read about a guarded girl being pursued by a tatted, but lovable boy.

I went into Beautiful Oblivion not knowing anything. All I knew is that it’s a story about one of t
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Lkay ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
Dec 04, 2013 Lkay ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾ marked it as to-read
Recommended to Lkay ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾ by: Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*


What's this?!!! Do my eyes deceive me?




YES! YES! YES! DEAR GAWD YESSSSSSSSSS!


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Angie's Dreamy Reads
Dec 04, 2013 Angie's Dreamy Reads marked it as to-read
Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! Who's ready for for some Maddox brothers???

Hmmm.....

THIS GIRL IS!!!!!!!!!

Bring it on Mrs. McGuire! I need a NEW book boyfriend STAT :)
♥Shredded Book Reviews♥
NOTE: DNF'd at 33%!
Warning: This book contains a love triangle
(This could take a while....)

I don't read books that:
A) Recycle old characters and put new names on them.
B) Trash the main star all to make a buck.
C) Rely on previous main star to display similarities in "new star." Oh, I don't know, dimples, tattoos, overall physical demeanor...No.
D) Recycles similar stories.



Trenton=Travis
Cami= Abby Abernathy. (Note: A bad girl knock off of her.)
Raegan=America.



Some might disagree with me, but all
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Anna


Trent Maddox has entered my world
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Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy
Update: July 8, 2013
GOOD GOD!!!! FINALLY!






Update: July 29, 2014





What in all honesty just happened????




... in an alternate universe.

I don't even know how to begin with this one as I am UTTERLY heart broken mostly because I own both ebook & hardcover paperback version of this and all I want to do is just wedge it under the coffee table so it doesn't wobble.

Don't get me wrong... I DON'T WANT to give it a 1 star... I don't want to be annoyed by this... I don't want to be offended by this... But he
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Sara
So, although I liked this book and didn't want to put it down, I just didn't love it. There wasn't a wow moment, or a time when i was swooning over Trent. I liked him though, he's a Maddox for crying out loud. This also takes place during the time Travis meets Abby, so he does have cameo!
Cami and Trent have grown up together since grade school. Cami is very well aware of the Maddox boys. The fighting and the long line of girls. But she has her own boyfriend, TJ. That's never around. We get a cou
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Catarina
4 Oblivious Stars

The younger sister of four brothers Cami never had a easy life. Their brothers are the only thing that makes sense in her life and although they are fiercely protective she is strong and independent… and slightly broken.
Working at The Red Door and again having a weekend canceled with her boyfriend she ends up creating a friendship with Trent Maddox and used to be around men she believes that’s what they’ll always be: friends.
Until Trent falls in love and you know what happen
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Amy (Foxy)

I've been contemplating how I feel about this book and what I should rate it.

I didn't love it.
Not even sure if I liked most of it.
But I do know I didn't hate it.


And that's where my problem comes in...I'm not sure how I feel about this book. One thing is for sure Ms. McGuire has an addicting writing style that makes it hard to put her books down.

A couple months ago I requested my local online library buy this book for their collection. Most books I've recommended for the library to buy NEVE
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Natasha is a Book Junkie
“I’ve had a lifetime of wrong. You’re the only thing that’s right.”

I should probably start this review with a small confession—I was not a Beautiful Disaster groupie when everyone was proclaiming their undying love for Travis “Mad Dog” Maddox and naming their daughters Abby. Not because I did not like it, but simply because I never read it when it was first released, and thus never embraced the craze. As curiosity got the better of me and I finally decided to dive in, while I appreciated why
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Sharon ✽ is an emotional book junkie ✽
3.5 - 4 's

This is the story of Trenton (Trent), Travis' brother, from Beautiful Disaster. He's a tattoo artist trying to do the right things. Cami (Camille) works at a local bar, The Red Door, and just wants to have a normal, happy life.

Let me just start this out by saying there is no way you cannot compare this to Beautiful Disaster. Trenton and Travis are a lot alike so the way they talk, act and go after things are very similar.

Trenton has a mission and her name is Cami. Apparently, he's b
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Rebecca
OMG ALL OF THOSE GIFS ARE ACCURATE TO BOTH MY FREAK OUT BEFORE THE BOOK TITLE WAS EVEN ANNOUNCED TO AFTER FINISHING THE BOOK. TOTALLY WORTH IT! JAMIE MCGUIRE IS AMAZING. I LOVE YOUR CREATIVE MIND. HOLY SHIT. STILL DYING INSIDE. I NEED THE NEXT BOOK NOWWWWWW.

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PRETTY SURE MY HEART JUST STOPPED

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I'M SO FUCKING EXCITED!!!

I MEAN


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AHHHHHHH

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Jenny Levine
Jun 20, 2013 Jenny Levine marked it as to-read
OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD!!!!



ANOTHER BOOK FROM JAMIE MCGUIRE! AND IT'S ABOUT TRENT MADDOX!!!





SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO! CAN'T WAIT!!!


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

Jamie paved the way for the New Adult genre with the international bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Her follow-up novel, Walking Disaster, debuted at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Jou
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Other Books in the Series

The Maddox Brothers (4 books)
  • Beautiful Redemption (The Maddox Brothers, #2)
  • Beautiful Sacrifice (The Maddox Brothers, #3)
  • Untitled (The Maddox Brothers, #4)
Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1) Walking Disaster (Beautiful, #2) A Beautiful Wedding (Beautiful, #2.5) Providence (Providence, #1) Requiem (Providence, #2)

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