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A Beautiful Funeral

(The Maddox Brothers #5)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  14,273 ratings  ·  1,707 reviews
Losing has never been easy for a Maddox, but death always wins.

Eleven years to the day after eloping in Vegas with Abby, Special Agent Travis Maddox delivers his own brand of vigilante justice to mob boss Benny Carlisi. Vegas's oldest and most violent crime family is now preparing for vengeance, and the entire Maddox family is a target.

The secret Thomas and Travis have
Kindle Edition, 238 pages
Published August 15th 2016 by Jamie McGuire, LLC
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Meagan I think beautiful disasters is the best of the Maddox series. This book is still good though!

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⊱ Poppy ⊰
'A Beautiful Funeral'. Life is unfair, messy and complicated. We have to live it like it's the last day on earth because we only get to live once. You took the 'I will love you forever' & 'Happily Ever After' to a whole new level.

I knew. i fucking knew it!! That i'll never be same after reading A Beautiful Funeral. There are just so many feels right now. Even i waited 2 days to write this review and yet i can't get the idea how to review this heartbreakingly good book.

I've always liked jam
Beth Hudspeth
Jun 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-reads
Oh man, my heart. This book was hard. I know it won't be the last we see of the Maddoxes, but this wrap up is sure to leave your heart feeling broken, but full.



I'm too far in now to stop...

P.S. I LOVE MY LIBRARY! They always stock the book I request after like 3 days. They're awesome.
Dear Jamie,

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I knew you wouldn't be my favorite person after reading 'A beautiful Funeral'.

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I knew you were going to break my heart into million pieces and I was sure I would never recover from that.

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My mind was ready for the emotional roller coaster. For the hurricane of mixed feelings. I was pretty sure this was going to be an 'Apocalypse' event for me.

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And I wasn't wrong. I felt everything. EVERYTHING. The kleenex is gone. A bottle of wine wasn't enough. The therapist stopped answe
Escape into a Booksite
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, favourites


I better make sure I have a box of tissues ready when I read this one - I feel the emotions coming.

A FUNERAL?! Seriously Jamie!




*5 Stars*

Well. Where on earth do I start with this? I knew, I just KNEW, that with a title like that, this book was going to be intense. Boy was
Mitch C.
Sep 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rant-and-rave

Emotionally written.

This book is a surprise for me because I really thought The Maddox series has ended in book 4. I dunno why the author needs to elaborate the series. And to be completely honest, this is a game-changer. Which is why I felt that there's another sequel the author is cooking up.

As for the title, well, there were actually two characters who died. One scene, two deaths.

With regards to the brothers and their wives, I'm not surprised that Taylor and Falyn got separated. Right from th
2 Losing has never been easy ★'s

“From the moment you become aware of a secret, the inevitable question arises: what price will you pay to keep it?”

Have you ever read a book and wished with everything you had that you could go back and tell yourself not to read it? No? Yes? Well, this one is mine! Seriously WTF did I just read? I'm a huge fan of the Maddox boys, so it pains me to say that I did not love this book. In my opinion Jamie McGuire took all my happy endings and my heart then crushed it
Gretchen Gomez
Jun 28, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2016, new-adult
I don't even know what to write. I am so disappointed. I LOVE THE MADDOX BROTHERS!!! BUT THIS WAS UTTERLY RIDICULOUS! (in my opinion)

Even before the book came out, I already knew who was going to die and guess what? I was right. Which sucks, I love when books surprise me. This one definitely surprised me with how bad it was.

We literally get 13 different Point of Views in 220 pages of a book. No one has a distinct voice, everything is rushed and repetitive. We are getting tons of summary for a bo
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰

Not sure what to say about it.
I loved it. 80% of that love is due to Travis being in the book a lot! ☺
I didn't really LOVE the previous few books.
But this was great again. Lots of Travis, lots of other characters.
Every chapter is told from another POV. All Maddoxes and their spouses get their say.
It was great. It was like a huge suspensy and very moving epilogue to the whole series!


Only the ending was completely stupid. Not the very end....that was just cheesy and sad. But the part before that,
Inked Avenue
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Awestruck. I read this book over a month ago then waited until release day to read it again before writing my review, but I read it slower this time. Taking the time to savor each and every detail, and still only one word can summarize how this book made me feel… Awestruck. Jamie McGuire has created a family that has buried themselves deep into the hearts and souls of her readers to the point that we feel like we are a part of their family. When the characters are in pain and agony, we grieve wi ...more
NAT.orious reads ☾
3 burried ★★★✩
This book is for you if… you without a doubt consider yourself as a very big fan of the Maddox Brothers. The plotline is dull and somewhat implausible. I feel like the other 4 books, this has not much to do with Beautiful Disaster, which many people love to bits.

It's been a while since I've read Beautiful Disaster last. I've liked it so much that I still label it one of my favourites, though. But this book...well. Hm. uh. Where should I start? In all honesty, I som
Aug 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
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Aug 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Very emotional read.
Eh... Over the top, weird and imo completely unnecessary (just as every book in this series besides BD and WD). Also, the amount of kids in this book was ridiculous, I was cringing through all scenes including them lmao (I really don't like kids). Why did every couple have to have like a billion kids?

Also, apparently Falyn stayed with Taylor which pisses me off. I hate him. I didn't particularly like her either but she still deserves better.

I'm just really sad that Toto had died. That was the m
Chesca (thecrownedpages)
Jun 04, 2016 marked it as to-read
Shelves: new-adult
June 2016: WHAT IS THIS BOOK??? OH MY. *hyperventilates* Why??? We have a new Abby and Travis Maddox book but there's also that book on Wattpad. My brain will be processing two timelines?? WTF. (and I haven't read a single book in the Maddox Brothers series yet. T.T)
Bryan Steven
Jun 03, 2016 marked it as to-read
Ok... the title hits me like "OMG! are you fu*** kidding me right?" C'mon!!!! it's my BIRTHDAY TODAY, literally have a heart attack reading this... guess I'm not the only one who want the biotch Camille hurt (dead) xD but seriously... I'm not Camille's best fan so... but please don't do this!
May 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was a beautiful way to end the series. There have only been a few books that have made me cry. This is one of them. I truly loved that every Maddox and their wives each got their own chapter, with their own POV of the "situation". Even America and Shepley, because they have always been a huge part of it all.

Seeing all the boys with their wives and children was sweet. In a way, I felt part of the family. I have loved these characters from the beginning and enjoyed watching them grow. T
Aug 16, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016-read
More like 2.5 *

I pretty much gave up on Jamie's writing. I could not get into the Maddoxes brothers' stories. And this one cemented it for me. I skimmed a lot and pretty much knew who the funeral was for. It really only made sense and the hints weren't really hints but huge truths. There was one death that was completely overlooked and that was sad. So much potential with that story. Had she not glossed over it. Well I hope we've seen the last of this Family. Travis and Abby were unrecognizable
I'm a huge fan of the Maddox boys, so it pains me to say that I did not love this book. Yes, I knew it would be sad, and it was. What I didn't count on was all the drama. While the characters reactions were realistic and warranted, it was all too much. I am happy with the way the other books ended and to me, this was an unnecessary book. If you're on the fence about reading this and are happy with the ending of the other books, I would recommend skipping this one. There are some happy moments, b ...more
Oct 13, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: wtf, whaaaat-noooo
to me bad ending to very bad series... sorry It was very disappointing...
Ashlie Knapp
Aug 15, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 03, 2016 rated it did not like it
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Jenny Lynn Bond
Aug 16, 2016 rated it liked it
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Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was ok
1.5 stars

I need to stop buying these books. They just keep going down a path that is unfulfilling and unnecessary. There was no closure on my end. Perhaps it provided the author some, but ugh. I just didn't care about any of the far fetched storylines that are only partially fleshed out all around and leave more questions than answers (if I actually cared). Perhaps it was from all of the 11 points of view or so that were used to tell the story. The nastiness and cattiness between the characters,
Adri G.M.
Aug 17, 2016 rated it did not like it
The Maddox brothers were a great family and (even if i hated some of the books) they all got their HEA... before.
This book, in my opinion, ruins it ALL. They will never be a family again. They will never be BROTHERS again. Not like before.
Guilt is gonna come between them. Resentment is gonna come between them.
Even if you dont see it within the story, how could it not? And even more after the last chapters.
Two Maddoxes are gonna live with profound guilt. One of the wives is gonna live with hate a
Nancy The book junkie
Rating: 4.25/5

Review coming soon!
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was ok
"There's still hope. Even the worst circumstances have a silver lining. Life isn't linear, son. Each choice we make or every influence branches off the line we're currently on, and at the end of that branch is another branch. It's just a series of blank slates, even after a disaster."

Was this book a necessary addition to The Maddox Brothers series? NO!

Was I going to still read it? YES, because I'm nosy as hell and I was hoping that none of my tolerated faves died.

This book is told
Jessica Morales-Lafaille
I miss my Maddox brothers and this series. I've had always loved this series. This title and the beginning of this book have me on a verge of a panic attack. I love all the brothers and scared that one of them is going to die. I can't take this suspense.

We have Thomas the FBI agent hiding from the mob. Then Taylor and Tyler are fighting a big fire. My heart can take this. Now as I read this it seems so familiar. I just realized I read this already. You know it's a good book when the 2nd time yo
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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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