Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Beautiful Oblivion (The Maddox Brothers, #1)” as Want to Read:
Beautiful Oblivion (The Maddox Brothers, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Beautiful Oblivion (The Maddox Brothers #1)

4.13  ·  Rating Details ·  55,523 Ratings  ·  5,866 Reviews
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
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Beautiful Oblivion, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

This answer contains spoilers… (view spoiler)
Mayra Thomas and T.J. are the same person and Cami just kept the secret from Trent while she was with him because she knew that he would get mad because her…moreThomas and T.J. are the same person and Cami just kept the secret from Trent while she was with him because she knew that he would get mad because her ex was his older brother.

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Aestas Book Blog
Jul 29, 2016 Aestas Book Blog marked it as to-read
Shelves: not-yet-released
Review coming soon!

5 Maddox Stars!

 photo 8e24b004-7b0a-479d-a4c8-46ec3cf1c4d7_zps5b3c5f07.jpg

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

 photo a18b6be7-afbe-44ed-9ace-35ac86f41c13_zpsb5f1d309.jpg

Cami knows from the moment she becomes
Claire Robinson
Jul 09, 2014 Claire Robinson rated it it was ok
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
Haya ∞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.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

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
Lisa Jayne
Jul 07, 2014 Lisa Jayne rated it liked it

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


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
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Oh my GOD!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D

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



Thomas' book :D *happy dance*




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
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
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
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
Jennifer Kyle
Jul 02, 2014 Jennifer Kyle rated it it was amazing
4.5 Trent Stars

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


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
♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥

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
Kath S
Reseña oficial, corta y sin spoilers XD:

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

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
Alexis *Reality Bites*
Dec 04, 2013 Alexis *Reality Bites* marked it as to-read
Recommended to Alexis *Reality Bites* by: Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*
Special thanks to Jamie for sending me this recommendation!!!!


 photo tumblr_mesb6vxExS1qkgkx7o1_500_zps4d5372c7.gif

 photo 42c3852a-e8b6-4e05-a207-38c435c0fa27_zpsf7e9ce53.jpg
Jul 19, 2014 Michelle rated it it was amazing

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
May 07, 2014 Jamie marked it as to-read
Deep breaths!! We FINALLY have a blurb and release date!!! JULY JULY JULY!!!!!!!!

Jacqueline's Reads
Aug 08, 2014 Jacqueline's Reads rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-books
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
♥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.

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

Some might disagree with me, but all
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!! Who's ready for for some Maddox brothers???


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

Bring it on Mrs. McGuire! I need a NEW book boyfriend STAT :)
Jul 01, 2014 Anna rated it really liked it

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

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
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
Jul 01, 2014 Sara rated it really liked it
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
Natasha is a Book Junkie
Jun 20, 2014 Natasha is a Book Junkie rated it really liked it
“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
Amy (Foxy)
Aug 22, 2014 Amy (Foxy) rated it liked it
Recommended to Amy (Foxy) by: Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*

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
Val ⚓️ Shameless & Bitchy Skanky ⚓️ Steamy Reads Mrs. Danvers-Tate-Snow
Nope nope nope.


I didn't read Walking Disaster and I'm not going to read this for the very same reason:

STOP fucking up a good story.

Beautiful Disaster is one of my all time favorites. But Jamie McGuire keeps bastardizing it with all of these follow up attempts to improve upon perfection and replicate the success of BD.

But all is does is taint BD for me.

So with that I say, run Pigeon. Fly away!

Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Garrett~Dean~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Gianluca & Archer
*****4.5 STARS*****
(BR with Melissa, Dee, Tiffany, and Sharon)

I had my doubts when I first heard about this book.
After being a bit disappointed with the books that followed "Beautiful Disaster", I wasn't setting up high expectations for this one.
I was pleasantly surprised at just how much I really loved this book!!!

 photo 98c0056fe12f777443d79c5ddc2f34f3_zpscf8b64a1.jpg

This story seems to take place during the same time period of "Beautiful Disaster". Cami Camlin works as a bartender at the Red Door, a local bar that the Maddox brothers frequent. S
Sharon ∞❥ is an angst 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

snl 1 photo snl_zps050e0192.gif

snl 2 photo snl2_zps90bcccfd.gif

snl 3 photo snl3_zps044f4569.gif


this is america i want it now photo iwantitnow_zpsd82cee1b.gif

give it to me photo giveittome_zpse8b11c23.gif



 photo iamsoexcitedimayvomit_zps5024711b.gif

 photo myentirelifehasbeenwaitingonthismoment_zpsd8bd054a.gif


jensen happy dance photo jensenhappydance_zps984908e6.gif

 photo fatmonica_zps72722c03.gif

 photo carlton_zps6580b943.gif

 photo chickendance_zps30ddda48.gif
Jan 02, 2015 Patrycja rated it really liked it
4.5 stars! Review to come.

I liked it more than I thought I would. ;)

« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Im missing something and Im sure Im not alone.... 93 1822 Jan 12, 2017 06:46PM  
secret between TJ and Cami 3 81 Jul 13, 2015 08:23AM  
Another Maddox 21 522 May 20, 2015 11:10AM  
The Challenge Fac...: Sadie & Paris - Beautiful Oblivion 9 23 Nov 05, 2014 09:19PM  
Madison Mega-Mara...: #149 - Beautiful Oblivion 2 3 Sep 26, 2014 12:47PM  
Madison Mega-Mara...: Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire 1 2 Aug 24, 2014 02:47PM  
Goodreads Feedback: Learn More About the Author box? 67 182 Aug 10, 2014 11:13AM  
  • Take a Chance (Rosemary Beach, #7; Chance, #1)
  • Rogue (Real, #4)
  • Greed (The Seven Deadly, #2)
  • The Destiny of Violet & Luke (The Coincidence, #3)
  • Taming the Storm (The Storm, #3)
  • Undying (Undeniable, #6)
  • Finding Cinderella (Hopeless, #2.5)
  • Lead (Stage Dive, #3)
  • Drew + Fable Forever (One Week Girlfriend, #3.5)
  • Stay with Me (Wait for You, #3)
  • Song of the Fireflies
  • Fighting to Forgive (Fighting, #2)
  • All the Pretty Poses (Pretty, #2)
  • Thrive (Addicted, #2.5)
  • Sawyer (Alluring Indulgence, #7)
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
More about Jamie McGuire...

Other Books in the Series

The Maddox Brothers (5 books)
  • Beautiful Redemption (The Maddox Brothers, #2)
  • Beautiful Sacrifice (The Maddox Brothers, #3)
  • Beautiful Burn (The Maddox Brothers, #4)
  • A Beautiful Funeral (The Maddox Brothers, #5)

Share This Book

“Anything to do with the Maddoxes is never boring.” 99 likes
“I've had a lifetime of wrong. You're the only thing thats right.” 71 likes
More quotes…