Monday, February 23, 2015

Beautiful Redemption by Jamie McGuire {review}

 January 27, 2015
If A Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever. But what if he didn't love you, first?

No-nonsense Liis Lindy is an agent of the FBI. Deciding she is married only to her job, she breaks off her engagement and transfers from Chicago to the field office in San Diego. She loves her desk. She is committed to her laptop. She dreams of promotions and shaking hands with the director after cracking an impossible case.

Special Agent in Charge Thomas Maddox is arrogant, unforgiving, and ruthless. He is tasked with putting away some of the world’s toughest criminals, and he is one of the best the Bureau has to offer. Though, as many lives as he’s saved, there is one that is beyond his reach. Younger brother Travis is faced with prison time for his involvement in a basement fire that killed dozens of college students, and the media want a conviction. Travis’s only savior is his unusual tie to the mob. In a deal that will spare his brother, Thomas has agreed to recruit Travis into the FBI.

Liis is stubborn, defiant, and yet somehow softens Thomas’s rough edges, making her the perfect agent to accompany him to the ceremony. Posing as a couple, they must travel to Travis & Abby’s beach vow renewal and give him the news, but when the pretending ends, she finds herself wondering if they were pretending at all.

In the second installment of the Maddox Brothers books, experience firsthand the mysterious world of the elusive Thomas Maddox, and how good love can be when you’re not the first, but the last. 

Ok, so how can I put this nicely? When I first met Thomas Maddox in Beautiful Oblivion as TJ I kind of .... well, I hated him. That wasn't nice, was it? Oops. I am hearing a lot of gasps around the world. Now before you send a lynch mob...just wait a minute. I said when I FIRST met him. That means he could have redeemed himself. Hence, the title Beautiful Redemption. Jamie McGuire is good at that. If you have read any of her stuff you know she can drive us absolutely crazy and then BAM! We are in love. Hard love. I mean look at Travis. He was a huge manwhore and we loved him. So Thomas, yeah, he had a chance.

Beautiful Redemption was wonderful! I was a little nervous going in..because of the before mentioned hate. But I mean he's a freaking Maddox brother. I had to try. And whew boy! Was I glad I tried. When he met Liis in the bar and took her home that first night. I think MY panties melted. And in true Maddox fashion he was an ass. But when he fell, he fell hard. And as always it was the girl who was fighting it. What is up with all these stupid girls?! I mean I want to scream at them and be like HELLO!!! YOU HAVE A FREAKIN MADDOX BROTHER AFTER YOU FALL TO YOUR KNEES NOW!

I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how Jamie writes scenes into the book that gives us glimpses into the past. We can be reading a "new" book yet we still see something that happens back in Beautiful Disaster. I know these are just characters but I swear by the time this series is done I'm going to know them better than I do my own family. It is AWESOME.

So I could keep typing away because I have a serious love for all things Jamie McGuire and all things Maddox brothers ... but I'll stop before a restraining order is issued. ;) Go buy this book now! NOW!!

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