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Falyn Fairchild can walk away from anything. Having already left her car, her education, and even her parents, the daughter of the next governor of Colorado is back in her hometown, broke and waiting tables for the Bucksaw Café. After every shift, Falyn adds to her shoebox of cash, hoping to one day save enough to buy her a plane ticket to the only place she can find forgiFalyn Fairchild can walk away from anything. Having already left her car, her education, and even her parents, the daughter of the next governor of Colorado is back in her hometown, broke and waiting tables for the Bucksaw Café. After every shift, Falyn adds to her shoebox of cash, hoping to one day save enough to buy her a plane ticket to the only place she can find forgiveness: Eakins, Illinois.The moment Taylor Maddox is seated in Falyn’s section at the Bucksaw, she knows he’s trouble. Taylor is charming, breaks promises, and gorgeous even when covered in filth—making him everything Falyn believes a hotshot firefighter to be. Falyn isn’t interested in becoming another statistic, and for a Maddox boy, a disinterested girl is the ultimate challenge.Once Falyn learns where Taylor calls home, everything changes. In the end, Maddox persistence is met with Falyn’s talent for leaving, and for the first time, Taylor may be the one to get burned....

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beautiful sacrifice Reviews

  • Kristen
    2019-06-12 00:01

    1–DISAPPOINTING–Stars You know there's a problem when the cheating aspect is the least of my issues.

  • Geri Reads
    2019-06-23 16:43

    I was probably one of the few among my GR tribe who liked Beautiful Redemption and had no problem with Thomas being hung up, at first, on the previous heroine of this series. So I had to give this a chance. Now, this book runs parallel to Beautiful Redemption and unlike BR, the second half of this book was a clusterfuck. Cheesy, predictable and boring. (view spoiler)[Taylor cheated on Falyn. The cheating wasn't shown in the book but if you've read BR, you'd see it happen in the moment.(hide spoiler)]Now I had no problem with (view spoiler)[cheating (hide spoiler)] per se. If it made sense and result in character development, I'm okay with it. In this case, it's what happened after that sunk this book for me. The (view spoiler)[one-night stand got pregnant. And Falyn, as revealed in the chapters prior to it couldn't get pregnant anymore. (hide spoiler)]Cue eye-roll. But that's not enough. Oh no. The (view spoiler)[OW had to give the baby to Taylor and Falyn to raise because, you know, she can't deal.(hide spoiler)]But wait...I'm not yet done yet. After they got the (view spoiler)[baby, Falyn also got pregnant.(hide spoiler)] Hurray for Taylor's magic peen. Basically, all the things that happened that was triggered by Falyn's insecurity of not being able to get pregnant was just that. DRAMA. Unnecessary and predictable.I'm not even going to touch on how unlikable Falyn and how weak Taylor is because I don't see the point. There were too many underdeveloped plot devices that grated on my nerves, and I couldn't fully enjoy because of it. And I'm tired of seeing that wedding scene over and over again. Ugh. ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Catarina
    2019-05-27 23:56

    1 Hesitant Star. So basically this is the story of another of the Maddox brothers. He meets Falyn, a girl with his own past and problems, and they slowly fall for each other. But as their ghosts and problems keeps getting in the way, they will realize their relationship will not be a walk in the park. This is a review that really pains me to write. Mainly because Jamie is the author of one the books I believe to be one of the pillars of NA, “Beautiful Disaster”, as that book is also one of my favorites ever. I loved Travis Maddox from the first moment, but unfortunately the same isn’t happening with his brothers. The quality of Jamie’s books seems to be decreasing with each one in this series, and unfortunately, I believe this means the end to me. I will very unlikely will keep going with this series. Let me just be clear. For me, the (view spoiler)[ cheating(hide spoiler)] wasn’t the biggest problem. I’ve read books where that happens and I’ve rated them 4 and 5 stars. I just don’t understand the meaning for that, except for the adding of unnecessary drama and it was so badly developed it was painful to read. Too little character development, too much unrealistic drama, too much blame and secrets going and around. I can honestly say neither of the parts of this book was enjoyable for me, and believe, I’ve tried to like it. However, this is my opinion and if you’re a fan of the author give this a try anyway. You will probably see it differently than me. Rating:1 Star. Steam:Some hot scenes.Sensible Subjects:(view spoiler)[ Abuse.(hide spoiler)]Love Triangle:(view spoiler)[ No.(hide spoiler)]Cheating:(view spoiler)[ Yes.(hide spoiler)]HEA: (view spoiler)[ Yes.(hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Rose
    2019-06-11 18:56

    JAMIE HOW FUCKING COULD YOUI am seriously heartbroken . Probably because I went in with high expectations. I mean it's the Maddox brothers, & they're addicting okay? But I was left completely disappointed.Basically my single biggest pet peeve when it comes to stories was in this book (to some degree). I really am spoiling the plot if I say anything about it, but if you really wanna know it's that there was (view spoiler)[cheating, sort of (hide spoiler)]. The story started off pretty good. A little unoriginal if I'm being honest, but Jamie always makes any romance captivating. Falyn is your not-so-typical riches to rags girl who lives and breathes working. She's built a quiet life for herself while living above the restaurant she works in, in order to save up for her ultimate goal. Despite her hurt and guilt from the past, she is extremely motivated towards reaching her goals and loving to the people who have treated her with kindness over the past couple of years.Taylor Maddox, the temporary fire fighter in town, meets her at her job and is instantly intrigued by Falyn's hard to get attitude. Falyn doesn't have time for distractions from her ultimate goal, so she rejects him. He, like the rest of his brothers, doesn't deal well with rejection and he continues to pursue her. Falyn is pretty unfazed until she realizes he may be able to help her reach her goal with a little manipulation and so begins the start of them. From the beginning until the "goal" is reached, everything is great and I was overall happy with it. But then I looked at how many pages were left in the book and I was barely halfway finished. I was wondering how much more she could add to their story and honestly I wish I stopped reading. Cause it was messy. Then came the unnecessary, weird insecurities that cause drama and fights, blah, whatever I didn't even mind that stuff honestly. Then came the worst. My pet peeve. And I was so disappointed. It was so unnecessary and a little unrealistic in my opinion, and just depressing. I mean some people might not mind it, but I just felt for Falyn so bad and hated Taylor after that and the fact that people still wanted them to stay together had me ????? Plus her overall decision just made me unhappy too, all I kept thinking about was what the hell I would do in the position? And every time I knew it would be the opposite of what Falyn did. It just left me feeling depressed and I hate that. I'm just so disappointed because I was SO excited to read this one and Jamie just let me down so bad. There was more unnecessary drama than the romantic stuff I love from her past novels and I was just sad after reading this. I might read the next one, but I'm gonna wait to read the reviews cause I can't handle another one like this.

  • Patrycja
    2019-06-19 16:48

    Liked first part, hated second one. 4 stars/0 stars

  • ✿
    2019-06-14 16:47

    I paid $14 (I had bought the paperback) for this so I'm going to be more honest, and perhaps, frank in the review.I this book!!What the hell?!Some of what went down in this book really ruined it for me.Taylor is a douche.What he did was unacceptable.Falyn was annoying.Some of the other characters in this book...did they really even have a purpose?I swear, the Maddox brothers' stories are getting much worse. I loved Travis, Trent's story was debatable as there was that love triangle thing and unnecessary drama going on, and then Thomas or "TJ"'s was just 'meh.'I was actually looking forward to the Twins' tales, I don't know why, but I thought I was going to love them the most. Surprise, surprise, though, that Taylor managed to end up in my hate bucket as the most hated Maddox bro of all.Sorry.This book just highly disappointed me. I wasted my time and money that I can never get back.

  • Beverly
    2019-05-26 18:47

    “My jeans don’t know your jean well enough to be washed together.”I have to say I don't know what's happening with these stories. When I first read "Beautiful Disaster" I loved the story. I adored Abby and Travis. And I was curious about the Maddox Brothers. Now that I'm getting the chance to meet them one by one nothing out of the extraordinary is happening. Don't get me wrong, the story is good but not "Beautiful Disaster" AMAZING. Taylor is sexy. It's a Maddox so pretty much he can't help it. Falyn, our heroine, I kinda like her. Just a little bit. The whole "Beautiful Sacrifice"? This is where the problem is. . . it didn't take me by surprise. Was expected. I smelled it from far far away. Anyways, the writing is good and I laughed a few times, so I was happy at the end. AND I got to meet Tyler Maddox! That was the whole point, right?Read 8/22/2015 Edited 2/22/2016

  • Jade
    2019-06-11 23:52

    I'm so disappointed. I couldn't really get into the book but I was still about to give it 3.5 stars until the twist near the end. It made me so mad I didn't even want Taylor and Falyn to have a HEA. I just... ugh. It all made me sick and I really don't understand how Falyn could be okay with it. Sure she was hurt, but then she just got over it and decided to (view spoiler)[play family with Taylor and the child he had with the woman he cheated on Falyn with (hide spoiler)]. Personally I could've never forgiven something like that.I got over the (view spoiler)[cheating (hide spoiler)] part since Taylor would've never done it if he'd known that Falyn hadn't broken up with him. But the whole (view spoiler)[baby business. I mean jesus christ, Falyn was forced to give away her baby, then she found out she couldn't have kids anymore. She wanted Taylor to take some time and figure out whether he would really be okay with never having kids, and his solution is to go out of town, get drunk and fuck another woman with no condom, getting her pregnant. And then when he finds about the pregnancy he decides to take full custody and raise the kid with Falyn!? Are you kidding me!? (hide spoiler)]And anyway, the whole book felt rushed. It started in September, moved to October when Falyn and Taylor finally got together. And then the next chapter started in January, and moved to February within few pages. Then it was March, things blew over and suddenly it's June and then July. I don't mind a time gap or two, but the book basically jumped from one drama to another. It was just briefly told that they spent time together just hanging at Falyn's place etc, but we weren't shown anything but fighting.I'm still excited for Tyler's story, and especially the America and Shepley's novella coming out in August!

  • Rose
    2019-06-23 19:45

    Initial reaction: Nope, this book was the worst in this series so far, and narratively showed more of a decline in the writing style. No imagination in the plot or character resonance whatsoever. I'll admit there were a few moments when I genuinely laughed (the "Macho Pikachu" line was funny, dangnabit), but it was such a slog to get through this crap that instead of taking me hours to read, it took days.The nicest thing I can say about it was that the colors in the cover scheme were nice. The inside on the other hand - different story.Full review:I debated a little while as to how I'd write this review, but for the sake of summary, this will be half discussion, half (constructive) venting.I actually had more fun buddy reading this series with my bookish friend (with whom I've read the first two books in this series) than flying solo for this read. We had ideas and discussions about McGuire's expansions and New Adult as a whole that were food for thought, and I wish I could telegraph everything that we were able to discuss. She asked me if I was going to continue reading this series after the second one, and I said "Yeah, might as well - it's two more books. We can read it between us and discuss them when they release."Well, two things happened in the time between me reading "Beautiful Redemption" and this book: my bookish friend moved away (she and her husband both got job ops in another state, which made me happy for them and sad at the same time), and another, I pretty much had to decide whether I'd still foot the bill for reading this. I did end up paying the $5.99 for this from a gift card I had on Amazon (which I assure you, I bought other books I knew I'd enjoy). Some might ask me: "Rose, you hated this series from the beginning, and you were still willing to give this series a chance?"Well, considering I read K.A. Tucker's "Ten Tiny Breaths" series and hated all of them save for "Five Ways to Fall" - I figured there was a chance that my mind would change in the progression of a series (and I've been impressed since following K.A. Tucker's narratives from there). There were some reads that worked the same way with me for Samantha Young and other NA authors. I haven't completely written off New Adult as a category either, I've read titles I've really liked, but I've been hard pressed to find anything from McGuire that would suggest there's some narrative growth and resonance that'd connect with me personally. Was there a chance this would be different? Maybe, but I figured the only thing I had to lose was $6 and time. Some would probably say I shouldn't have even bothered putting money in the author's pocket, but considering I paid to read Raani York's "Dragonbride" earlier this year, I figured this couldn't be worse than that experience.So the verdict: Not to sugarcoat it - it's the worst in this series thus far. The long and short of it was that this featured very bland, underdeveloped characters, dialogue that was drawn out with more self-insertion-y comments that made me shake my head, and for another thing: this was really...boring and tedious considering the scheme of events of the novel. I mean, it's hard to follow characters that you feel are pretty much being force fed to you from point one and that the heroine is pretty much Abby Abernathy 4.0 for voice and recounting of events. But the more vexing thing is that this devolved into a drama that was so over the top that I shook my head and said "Yeah, even if Jamie McGuire ends up writing five more books in this series or even a new one entirely, I'm not going to follow her as an author even if she co-writes with an author I actually do like." Reason being, the quality of the book isn't there for the price tag or for the time taken for the read.First, there's cases of awkward writing that are more frequent than not:"Before I had time to stop my expression, I narrowed my eyes and sneered.""His lips baptized my skin in a line of tiny kisses..."Then there are contradictions in the text, such as Taylor saying he has a master's degree in Women's Studies bud didn't go to graduate school.This was my comment on the matter for one of my status updates on Goodreads:The reason I'm quoting this is because it's a contradiction: he says he doesn't have a graduate degree, but then says he has a masters in Women's Studies, but then doubles back and says he was kidding about the degree and then said he'd taken a few courses in women's studies.Dude, what level of a degree do you think a masters is? It's graduate school, it's considered a "graduate" degree. Not to mention you pretty much contradicted yourself in the scheme of the conversation to Falyn. She should've seen through you lying because of the contradiction, but she didn't until you pointed out the truth.Yeah...this likely didn't see a final edit for the turns of awkward phrasing and logic for conversational flow.Another problem comes with the repetition for story elements/scenes: in this book, we have a laundry room scene (there was a similar scene in "Walking Disaster"), a scene where Taylor walks in the shower on Falyn and she giggles after the fact even when she tells him to get out (Travis and Abby did this in "Beautiful Disaster"), Taylor makes references to try to "bag" Falyn (Even though Falyn's like "No" -by this point I want to facepalm every time I see the word "bag" - it's such a stupid word for having sex with someone) and Falyn refers to Taylor as a stray puppy (which Abby made about Travis as well in "Beautiful Disaster." That's too many narrative references to be a coincidence, and it doesn't work as an ode to the original book because the nature of the inclusion feels repetitive. There are more references like that through the book, but think about how much of that is from the *beginning* of the story.Taylor is just as much of a misogynistic jerk as his brothers. It's not made okay by the introduction that people "analyze him" unnecessarily and that he took a few courses in women's studies. Just because he took classes in that doesn't make him an expert in women or more likely to seduce women. Yet he seems to think otherwise. *sighs*Eventually, after some lusting and bickering between the two, they end up going to meet Taylor's family and traveling back home (Falyn has her reasons for this, which she realizes she can use Taylor to get what she wants), and Falyn ends up in the middle of an altercation because (view spoiler)[she ends up kissing his twin by accident, thinking it was Taylor when it wasn't. (hide spoiler)]But really, that wasn't even the worst of things because in the last 40%, there's a lot of unloaded drama that comes in waves and continuous back and forth.Drama #1: You guys remember little Olive from Beautiful Oblivion? Well, (view spoiler)[ she's Falyn's kid. Turns out a teacher had sex (Bleh, that's an obvious power disadvantage there) with her when she was barely 18 and cheated on his wife.(hide spoiler)] She had the child, gave up Olive to another family because her parents forced her to for the sake of her education, which she didn't end up pursuing because of their control. But Taylor arranges for them to make a single memory which seems...nice. But don't think that makes him a redeemable character. Nope, not by a long shot.Drama #2: So, even considering the spoiler for the first notation, Falyn (view spoiler)[can't have kids, sadly, (hide spoiler)] which I felt for her on. She and Taylor fight over this factor since it conflicts with his plans for the future, and she's ready to leave him to spare him the grief. He gets mad, walks out, and it seems they're apart for several days before making up.Drama #3: Taylor is a jerk because (view spoiler)[ during the time he was apart from her, he cheated on Falyn by having sex with another woman while he was drunk, no protection. Falyn discovers this when they're in the middle of a love scene and he's drunk. She stops the advance and mentions he's gotta get tested for STDs. He's known this the entire time and doesn't tell her until that moment. (hide spoiler)] Falyn, I thought, was entirely too forgiving of this entire scenario, especially considering what happens next.Drama #4: 89% into the novel, which is uber, uber rushed for events, Taylor and Falyn discover (view spoiler)[that the other woman is pregnant and giving up her child - presumably to Taylor since she can't raise the child. (hide spoiler)] This hurts Falyn because of spoilery events I mentioned in Drama #2. She's afraid she'll lose in a double scenario that happened to her before. Drama #5: Taylor (view spoiler)[gets into some kind of fire accident and is presumed dead. (hide spoiler)] I'm guessing that was just thrown in for the sake of drama and making Falyn cry, as if the woman doesn't have enough to cry over.Drama #6: So things get to a breakneck pace and for no reason at all but just to have an HEA, (view spoiler)[turns out Falyn got pregnant after all. So why was there all this point of making it like she couldn't have children in the first place?! (hide spoiler)] I almost would've respected the narrative more if Falyn had a coming to terms and trust that came with those events, rather than just the thrown in revelation.I don't understand this rollercoaster measure of events. First it took forever to get to the central conflict of the novel in the beginning - coupled with all the misogyny and typical NA cliches, and then the latter part of the book heaps these events all on you in one go. There were some events in the middle that brought back the characters from the previous books (and Travis and Abby still felt like the standout characters, though they weren't in this book as much as previous ones), but it seemed to take up narrative space to divert from developing the ongoing issues between Taylor and Falyn.For the record: I'm done. Last book of this series I'll read (because apparently the next book, "Beautiful Burn" won't be the last one, there's another which will be a sequel to "Beautiful Oblivion"). It's also the last book of McGuire's I'll read. It's just too much mishandling of sensitive and important issues and there's no rhyme or reason for these events, makes them seem trivial, really.I wanna feel for it, but not if it's just going to be handled in a hodgepodge, uneven way for drama. There was the potential for it to be better than it was, but since it was thrown in all in one swoop with very little gravity (some of it was, but it was hard to palpate and Taylor really didn't feel the gravity of what he'd done in all of it - how is he supposed to be a romantic hero?).Not recommended. No more, I'm just utterly and completely done.Overall score: 0/5 stars

  • Val ⚓️ ShamelessBitchySKANKY ⚓️ Steamy Reads
    2019-05-31 00:08

    If this doesn't justify the need for a "fuck-to-the-no" shelf, I don't know what does..."Because it's sounds just as painful as this:

  • Rachel Regina
    2019-06-25 19:08

    I completely and utterly done with this author. My stomach hurts and I didn't even read it!!!

  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    2019-06-23 20:42

    DNF *No Rating*I'm just not feeling this book anymore. The heroine is too bitchy, secretive, and deceptive for my personal taste. And now that I've read some spoilers, I know that there are some actions by the hero that will not sit well with me later on so I'm cutting my losses. I don't want to waste my time on something that will end up angering or frustrating me, just don't have it in me to continue.

  • Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
    2019-05-27 22:04

    Okay, so when the reviews started coming in, I was a little hesitant to read this book, however, my curiosity won me over and I'm glad I did. That doesn't mean everything is peachy with this couple...they are a little different and if you've kept up with the series, you know what Taylor did in Beautiful Redemption. Taylor's a Hotshot, aka fire fighter who hikes in and fights wild fires. Basically that means he's only here temporarily, and everyone in the town knows that means stay away from them as serious dating material. And Falyn makes that only too clear to Taylor. Taylor, however, is pretty smart and decides to handle things from a different angle. There's a bit of a twist, if you will, and a connection with the two to Taylor's hometown of Eakins, Illinois. I certainly didn't see that coming but I thought the whole story line made for some very sweet moments. I really enjoyed Falyn's new "family" and how they all looked out for each other. And of course, I loved all the time with the Maddox family. When things do come out in the open, they are a hot mess and the solution was a little cliché but what the heck? It certainly was romantic! I did love the ending even though there were some liberties taken and not much of an explanation. We do get some page time for Tyler (Taylor's twin) and Ellison who will be featured in the next book. The Good Stuff:Dual Pov's? Falyn's POV.Steam Factor? (Scale 1 - 5)'s a Maddox brother! Angst? (Scale 1 - 5) there were some interesting parts...3. Next book? Beautiful Burn coming out January 31, 2016. Favorite quotes:♥ “I don’t like country music.” “No one does. Just roll with it.”♥ “My jeans don’t know your jeans well enough to be washed together.”♥ "I've never needed anyone until I met you."♥ "Our friendship is officially over." ♥ "That was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen."♥ "The worse day of my life has turned into the best day of my life."♦ BR w/Melissa!

  • Val Vallee
    2019-05-27 19:47

    *****SPOILER AHEAD********DO NOT CONTINUE READING IF YOU DO NOT WANT MAJOR SPOILERS!!!!!!! No, no and no the book had me up until he sleeps with another woman and his excuse is he thought they were on a break!!! Oh and he was drunk lets not forget that part. I believe what Falyn said was she wanted him to THINK about the future and if not having kids would matter to him, NOT go F**CK some chick you meet in a bar. Barely 4 days into this supposed break and he is hooking up with another girl who he gets pregnant. The next day he texts Falyn telling her how much he misses her and how he just can't wait to hold her in his arms, huh?!?!Falyn was a bit too forgiving even going as far as to take some of the blame herself for suggesting he take the week to think about the fact that she can not have kids, which is ridiculous!! He couldn't even keep it in his pants for 4 days!!! Then when the girl shows up pregnant it all just fell too perfectly into place, the fact that she did not want the child and Falyn and Taylor could keep it for themselves.Hey Falyn!! Heads Up ! You know the Hot Shot Firemen who breeze into town leaving broken hearts and babies behind that YOU complained about at the beginning of the book, well you just got cheated on by one. Can not believe this author made Taylor into just another one of them. As a Maddox who loves once and loves hard she could have really made Taylor a great character.Taylor cheating added nothing to this story at all, especially since Falyn was able to have a baby in the end. It was a weak attempt to add drama that failed. I would rather have read a few more pages on Taylor doing laundry or better yet, Tyler and him trying to convince the dad that they are insurance salesmen and not firefighters, which is also ridiculous. I mean with all the tattoos, smoking, fighting, and good looks, I'm sure they scream "Local Statefarm agent". For being an ex-cop old daddy Jim sure is slow to catch on that most of his sons are lying about what they do for a living.You could see the writing on the wall when he mentions that he can't remember if he used protection, and Falyn makes him get tested for STD, how romantic. Total turn off and made it very hard to like him after that no matter how much he apologized and claimed he loved her or that he could not imagine life without her.I know Travis slept with 2 girls while Abbie was staying with him but even that did not bother me because they were not together, plus even drunk Travis remembers to use a condom!!! Hell, Travis even freaked out and went out to buy all Abbie's favorite foods and a hair dryer all to apologize to her, and Abbie wasn't even his girlfriend at the time. Falyn didn't even get pancakes from Taylor! By this point Taylor had professed his love over and over and then to pull this Ross/Rachel crap of, " I thought we were on a Break and I was drunk and made a mistake". Not even gonna mention the odds that she turns out to be Olive's biological mother, REALLY! She meets the one Hot Shot Fireman who happens to be next door neighbors and close with her daughter she gave up for adoption, in another state mind you.Total turn off, even with the HEA ending, I just could not get past it. Falyn sat pregnant ( cause surprise she can have kids) in the hospital waiting room with Taylor while he paced the floor waiting for his son to be born from his one night stand.Yeah not a Happily Ever After ,,, more like HSS Happily Spread you Sperm.

  • Kierstan
    2019-05-27 23:02

    I wish I could give a book zero stars. I get that these books aren't great literature by any means. Yet I have enjoyed them up until these past two books. It really feels as if McGuire isn't in this for the story anymore, but to see how many books she can pump out. I really think moving from a publishing house to independently publishing her books has led to a horrible decline in the quality of her books. All of them are the same, have the same dialogue, and are rushed with nothing to really grab hold of your attention.Thank god there is only one Maddox brother after this, because I can't continue on with these horrible books anymore.

  • Tahsin
    2019-06-13 22:48

    I'm feeling particularly vindictive, so there will be spoilers. Read at your own risk.Why fix something that's not broken? Why intentionally ruin something for the sake of unnecessary drama? I thought this one was going to be good, after the way it started. By the end, it had done a complete 180. Honestly, Travis and Abby were the only good thing about this entire series. I liked the brothers a lot better when I didn't know their stories.I didn't like Trent, I don't even remember my feelings toward him. Thomas is kind of a bastard, but he was okay. Taylor, started out as an amazing motherfucker and ended up being the worst kind of scum the world has to offer. I sort of understand where Falyn is coming from - again, what the fuck is up with these ridiculous names? First Liis and now Falyn. What's wrong with the normal spellings of the names? - but I didn't particularly understand the reasoning behind all the secrecy and ambushing. And the title. Beautiful Disaster made sense, because there was a beauty to Abby and Travis. Beautiful Sacrifice? No. Stop being such a fucking martyr. There is nothing beautiful about this shit.I thought this book would be a nice change from the rest of the series, but I honestly fucking hate it now. Read it. Or don't. I personally wouldn't - if I knew what would happen going in.

  • Cristina
    2019-06-23 21:01

    I love the Maddox brothers and Jamie McGuire's writing style and I also loved this book. Because of my issues with cheating I had to deduct half a star from my rating so that's why this novel got only 4 and a half stars from me but I loved it nonetheless :DHaving a little insight into the characters from reading the other novels in this series I wasn't as shocked by what happened and I have to confess that the plot was a little predictable. But the characters pulled their weight throughout this book and made this novel a great one :DFalyn left her privileged life for the chance to live like she wants so she goes from Ivy league student to waitress...but caries after her a painful secret. She doesn't want a relationship and especially doesn't want to be another statistic and fall for the ultimate bad boy ;)Taylor is in town for only a while being a hotshot firefighter and all. He also wants what he can't have and goes to great length to get it. What he doesn't know is that even if Falyn keeps him at bay she still wants something from him but isn't willing to give something back. Being hot, charming and a walking wet dream isn't making things easier :PI didn't like the cheating part and I felt that the novel could have been good even without that but what's done it's done and I liked it even despite that.Can't wait for the next Maddox brother to get hit in the head by Cupid and fall fast and hard :P

  • Nat
    2019-05-26 21:04

    WHAT. THE. HELL WAS THAT?!Like ????!!! @#$%^%$#@#$%^%$#!!!!!!No. NO.NO.I can't even say what I really think about this book because it'll be just one big fat spoiler.(view spoiler)[Look Jamie, if you're going to give your main character endometriosis and make getting pregnant supposedly hard for her, but then you will anyway give her the miracle of having a baby in the epilogue, don't you think getting Taylor to cheat and have a baby with another woman for Falyn to freaking raise was a taaaaddd unnecessary? Because seriously I don't even know what to think...(hide spoiler)]I hate giving 2 stars reviews...["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    2019-06-02 00:46

    REVIEW TO COME4.5 Stars!(BR with Sharon)

  • Tough Critic Book Reviews
    2019-06-23 21:49

    ★★★ 3.5 stars ★★★I'm going to tell y'all a secret. A big one. A true one. A shameful one. I really wasn't all that excited about reading Beautiful Sacrifice. Don't get me wrong. I lurve me some Jamie McGuire. She's an instant one click. I have ecstatically followed the Maddox brothers series from day one, but for some reason the twins have never quite broken away from the periphery. They were funny in previous books, great secondary characters, but I couldn't quite bring myself to see them as anything else. Did I want to see them as anything else? Could they be anything else? I was apprehensive. Apprehension be gone!! Jamie McGuire always manages to prove me wrong in all the best ways. I was wrong. I think the best thing about this series, what keeps me coming back for more, is how each unique story is intricately woven with not only the stories that have come before it, but the ones that are to come. By doing that, Jamie McGuire is able to enrich a story that has already been published. Something I've already read, suddenly has new meaning. The story is always evolving, growing, changing. It has a life of its own. Taylor definitely broke away from the periphery and became a solid main character, but most importantly, a solid hero. I enjoyed his character so much that I have this overwhelming need to go back and reread everything from Beautiful Disaster forward, in order to catch things about Taylor I might have missed, things I probably wasn't paying much attention to. Things I might not remember. I am now seeing the twins in an all new light. Falyn was a solid main character, and reminded me a little bit of Abby. Her story is heartbreaking. She did manage to frustrate me at times, but minor nuances about her character were easy to overlook when supported by a strong (hot & sexy) hero such as Taylor. Did I mention that he's a firefighter? *Swoon* I loved the slow build of their relationship, but wish we could have seen more moments of their friendship in the beginning. Somewhere in the middle it did seem to slow down a bit, but it did pick back up and finished strong. That Jamie McGuire sure does know how to write the hell out of an epilogue. Beautiful Sacrifice has me impatiently anticipating Tyler's story, but at the same time I'm a little scared to let these brothers go. By my count, there's only one brother left. Unless. Unless........Jim is a man. Men have penises. Penises make babies. Distraught men sometimes use their penises and accidentally make babies. Half babies. I mean, the babies are whole babies, but he could have made a half brother...or two. Three? Maybe babies he didn't know about. Troy? Trever? Tim? Tristan? They're out there Jamie!! Go find them ;-)READ ON!More reviews at: http://www.toughcriticbookreviews.blo...

  • ~Kristin~
    2019-06-26 00:05

    2.5~3 StarsI am having a difficult time with this review and rating because I'm not entirely sure where I'm at. I have enjoyed the books in this series, but this book was not easy, and if I'm truly honest, it was very frustrating. I certainly do not want to reveal too much and spoil it for anyone else, but shit happens that I am just not a fan of that is just hard to move past. There is a lot of misplaced blame, repeatedly, that I just couldn't wrap my brain around. I didn't really like either of the main characters, they were both pretty damn awful. All in all, I am a Maddox brother fan and want to know Tyler's story and see how it all ends, but I think I will watch the reviews before I dive in!!

  • Lupita
    2019-06-26 00:58

    2.5 estrellas.Hm, pues me gustó... hasta la mitad, después empezaron con sus melodramas y con lo típico Maddox obsesivo, celoso, dependiente y toda esa mierda, y ya no me gustó tanto. Pero le doy crédito porque hasta que van a visitar a Olive es todo bello.Me gustó la relación de Taylor y Falyn, empezó bien. Me encantaba como Falyn no daba una mierda por Taylor y él solo seguía insistiendo porque ella lo rechazaba cada vez, pero ella sabía que eso pasaba y por eso le daba en las pelotas a Taylor.Pero como en toda historia Maddox tiene que salir Travis con sus problemas y pasa a ser el centro de atención en el libro. Jamie, déjalo ir, ya hiciste cuatro libros de él (si no es que más), suficiente de su relación jodida por toda una vida, gracias.Pues no sé, si te gustan los hermanos Maddox con sus relaciones jodidas y problemas psicológicos te va gustar éste libro. Sí no has leído ningún libro de la autora o de la serie, ¡no lo hagas! ¡aléjate! ¡es horrible! Y al final solo los terminas leyendo para saber que más pendejadas Jamie agrega a los libros con sus protagonistas jodidos.PD: Me gustó mucho que Falyn haya besado primero a Tyler, bastante predecible, pero fue divertido que confundiera a los gemelos.

  • Jessica
    2019-06-11 21:55

    May 2015. The third of four novels chronicling the exciting, romantic, and sometimes volatile road to love for the Maddox brothers. The charming and endearing Taylor Maddox, the second eldest Maddox brother, navigates his career as a member of a hot shot crew, and falling in love with headstrong Falyn Fairchild, a trust fund baby-turned-waitress. WOOP WOOPP one more month!!Also look what I found on Jamie's siteBeautiful Burn: A Novel (Maddox Brothers #4)January 2016. The fourth and final novel in the Maddox brothers series, chronicling the exciting, romantic, and sometimes volatile road to love for the Maddox brothers. The third eldest Maddox brother, Tyler, falls in love with Ellison Edson.Official synopsis coming soon. Something Beautiful: A NovellaApril 2016. The love story of Shepley Maddox and America Mason from the international bestselling novel, Beautiful Disaster.Official synopsis coming soon.Untitled (Sequel to Beautiful Oblivion)July 2016. The continuing love story of Trenton Maddox and Camille Camlin.Official synopsis coming soon.

  • Beth Hudspeth
    2019-06-16 18:57

    I don't need you to save me. I just need a little help to save myself.Here we have Taylor Maddox, one of the twins in the Maddox family. He is a traveling hot shot firefighter that goes where the wild fires take him. Falyn Fairchild has dropped her old life in a riches-to-rags scenario and is now working in a popular diner in town and lives above it. Taylor comes into the diner for lunch with his coworkers and the rest is history.My jeans don’t know your jean well enough to be washed together.I really wasn't super surprised with what happened. I kind of saw that coming. It was weird and awkward, but wasn't a deal breaker for me because I have come to expect things like that from the series. I liked Taylor and I liked Falyn. A lot of drama and angst, but I think that's why I keep coming back.Everything that’s happened since we met has led to this moment. There is only one woman I've loved before you, and there will never be another after you.We only have one more Maddox to go! However, I feel like Jim needs a cute little novella to end the series right.

  • Fanny
    2019-06-03 22:43

    Beautiful Sacrifice es el tercer libro de la serie Maddox Brothers de Jamie Mcguire y narra la historia de Taylor ( uno de los gemelos ) y Falyn.Han pasado varias horas desde que termine de leer este libro y aun sigo sorprendida por la puntuacion que le puse a la historia de Taylor, nunca pense que su historia solo mereciera tres estrellas pero sintiendolo mucho, Beautiful Sacrifice no alcanzo a ser tan bueno como esperaba ni tampoco cumplio las altas expectativas que tenia.Desde mi punto de vista empezo siendo una muy buena lectura : rapida, ligera, divertida... pero en algun momento se convirtio en una historia " insipida ", creo que Jamie Mcguire esta tan empeñada en hacer " distintas " sus historias que convirtio un libro con muchisimo potencial en algo bastante retorcido.No me malentiendan, Beautiful Sacrifice no es una lectura horrible, tiene cosas buenas ( sobre todo al principio ), por ejemplo : me gusto bastante algunos aspectos del caracter de Taylor, como que no fuera tan impulsivo como Travis y Trent sino que fuera el mas relajado. Tambien tengo que decir que Falyn fue una gran protagonista, no se me hizo insoportable o inmadura como me paso con otras protagonistas de la serie ( si va por ti Camille ) excepto en momentos puntuales, donde no la pude llegar a comprender.No es un secreto que a la autora le encanta dar el golpe de gracia en sus historias ( vease el drama de T.J. ) pero el final de Taylor y Falyn me parecio tan irreal ademas de cruel que hizo que la lectura me dejara un mal sabor de boca.(view spoiler)[ Aunque las que habiamos leido el libro anterior sabiamos lo que hacia Taylor en San Diego,eso no me quito las ganas de leer su historia pero sinceramente si hay algo que odio en los libros es la infidelidad, por muchas excusas que ponga el infiel para mi no hay justificacion posible para traicionar a una persona a la que dices amar.(hide spoiler)]No me importa que sea un Maddox, yo no lo hubiera perdonado en la vida por mucho que rogara,como si se arrastra por brazas ardiendo para que lo perdone. Taylor despues de lo que hace no se merece una segunda oportunidad (view spoiler)[ ademas su excusa de que no estaban " oficialmente " juntos no me vale, osea que te tomas tiempo para replantearte tu relacion de pareja y lo primero que haces es acostarte con otra, que clase de reflexion es esa?? Me has destrozado Taylor y yo que tenia tantas esperanzas puestas en ti!(hide spoiler)]Este libro se hubiera convertido en uno de mis favoritos si Jamie no hubiera decidido retorcerlo todo al final. Y lo peor de todo es que me imaginaba lo que pasaria pero pense NO, la autora no es tan malvada, pero lo es! (view spoiler)[ Como una mujer cria aun niño que le recuerda constantemente la traicion de la persona que ama?? y se que no es culpa del bebe, que el solo es una personita inocente pero aun asi me cuesta un poco comprender como actua Falyn, ademas era necesario meter todo el drama por la infertilidad de ella, si al final lo soluciona magicamente??(hide spoiler)]Definitivamente, Beautiful Sacrifice tuvo muchos aspectos que no me terminaron de convencer, ademas otro de mis grandes problemas con la historia fue el caracter de Falyn y Taylor, esperaba mas " pasion " de ellos (view spoiler)[ en cambio despues de la infidelidad Falyn actua como si nada, muchacha que te acaban de poner los cuernos y tu no tienes ganas de matarlo?? que tienes en las venas? horchata??. Me parecio bastante irreal, ademas la reaccion de Taylor tampoco me convencio, senti que se hizo la victima, como si Falyn lo hubiera " obligado " a los brazos de la otra, eche de menos mas fuerza de ellos.(hide spoiler)]Por supuesto me quede con ganas de leer como se arrastra Taylor para conseguir su perdon pero Jamie se explaya muchisimo en detalles que no nos interesan pero en cambio pasa casi por " encima " con lo verdaderamente importante de la historia.Tengo ganas de leer la historia de Tyler y Ellie, pero ni de lejos tantas ganas como tenia de leer este libro, con Beautiful Sacrifice, los hermanos Maddox me decepcionaron.3 Estrellas!

  • Mauve7
    2019-06-19 19:10

    *silently growls* This book was frustrating. I do not like frustrating books. They fluster and...frustrate me. This is Taylor Maddox's story, and he falls in love with Falyn Fairchild. Okay. Nice enough. For most of the book I was invested in their story. I appreciated how with just one look, they knew each other. They knew each other's souls, and books like that just get me. I was hooked. Then, the last 20% of the book happened and I was pissed. Everything happened so fast that my brain cells could not keep up and then WHAT happened...! I just could not believe that this particular Maddox would do something like that. (view spoiler)[This is the whole Friends issue of We Were On A Break. I'm sorry but cheating doesn't fly, regardless of how drunk you are. How could Taylor have possibly misunderstood her and by the FOURTH.DAY. decide to sleep with someone else?! No. Just, no. Seriously, can we think about this for a second? He stipulated the timeframe, literally told her that he would think about her suggestions, and continued to text her that he loved her through the week or however long they were apart. Am I missing something here? And then the whole you-can-keep-my-baby thing. I mean...WHA?!! Then, this whole unbelievable forest fire happens, Falyn freaks out and thinks that Taylor is dead, and then she forgives him so easily? Maybe I'm a bit of a cynic when it comes to certain things, but cheating. Ugh. Cheating... (hide spoiler)]Frustrating. I love my Maddox boys, and I was intrigued about all the secrets running around that seemed to start and end with T.J. and Cami. Not sure what's going to come out of that or if we're just seeing the beginning of the epilogue of Walking Disaster? Whatever. This book had me on a rollercoaster ride. At first, I was totally into it and enjoying myself to the fullest. (These Maddox boys know how to make you swoon!) Then gravity kicked me in the butt and the downturn of my coaster ride just made me angry.I was angry! Anyway, regardless of my frustrations I am still pretty invested in the Maddox boys' lives and I'm looking forward to the next book. I just wish some of the circumstances in this book (which some were utterly heartbreaking) didn't happen the way they did. Sigh.

  • Luci O
    2019-06-19 17:51

    I didn't enjoy Beautiful Sacrifice anywhere near as the other Maddox brothers or Beautiful books. I think a major reason is because (view spoiler)[ I knew that Taylor had essentially cheated on Falyn. When I read about it in the previous book, I wasn't happy, but reading about the circumstances of the so-called "break-up", I just really wasn't rooting for the relationship. For me, at soon as it happened, the relationship was dead in the water and I no longer wanted the HEA that I knew was coming. One thing I cannot stand in romance novels is cheating, it is pretty much my only complete turn-off, and unless there are mitigating and justifiable circumstances, and these I must believe whole-heartedly, the characters and the relationship are no longer enjoyable as soon as it happens. And for me, the "we were on a break - we were broken up" thing just doesn't fly, especially because Taylor had said that he was giving her a week and then acted as if she broke up with him forever and slept with someone only 4 days into that week! I personally didn't get the feeling of permanency at all when I read how the "break" came about and I guess that's what gets to me most. Plus I spent the whole book waiting for it to happen, which was not wholly enjoyable! (hide spoiler)] I just found that the story didn't grip me at all and that was very disappointing.It's not going to stop me from reading more in the series, but I doubt anything will ever live up to my first (and second and third) read of Beautiful Disaster, and that is a tragedy that I'm going to have to accept. On the plus side, I still completely love Jamie McGuire's writing. Her books are always ones that even if there are spelling/grammar/phrasing/whatever mistakes, I would never pick up on them because I am so drawn into the story, for better or worse, that they don't even register. I never get bored and, to memory, never don't read each book in one straight sitting. I hope Tyler's story works out better for me!

  • Nicky
    2019-06-09 17:53

    Well hello Ross and Rachel. But we were on a break. seriously. Totally disappointed in how this story went. Was good until then. Seen it coming but still was bullshit.

  • Nicole ☼
    2019-06-26 17:04

    Warning: This “review” isn’t snarky, angry, or mean in tone. It is however, frustrated and a bit salty at times, so if you happen to love this book or author, I would advise against reading it.(view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)]I don’t know about you, but there’s this thing that I do with books. After the fade to black, I allow the stories and characters to sink in and stay with me until they themselves decide to exit the dance and leave me alone on the dance floor. (*pause for gif*).(view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)]That could take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks - sometimes longer – but it’s a time frame in which I bask in the post-honeymoon glow until they tell me to move on, find someone new, but "never forget what we had."After last week’s sweet and unexpected little romp with T.M. Frazier’s latest release, I’m fast approaching that moment of "jumping back into the literary dating pool”. But since I was sitting around today, waiting on some feedback from the boss men and basically doing nothing, I thought I’d thumb through and sample a taste of Jamie McGuire’s Beautiful Sacrifice. What can I say? Curiosity got the best of me. I wanted to see what was in store – or rather, prepare myself - seeing that it's been in the hole for a while, chewing on some tobacky. Because, I’ll be honest… I’ve been fearing this moment.While, technically, this is a DNF, I can’t really call it that when I wasn’t in official read mode and only made it through the first ten pages of the book. And just barely, at that.You’re probably wondering, why this “review” when I didn’t even finish the first chapter? You’re probably thinking how unfair it is to the author and what a colossal jerk I am for “not giving it a chance” because, hey, I would say the same thing if I were you. Unless the person legitimately defended his/her reasons for it. And I hope to do that, successfully, for you, right now.Think of it more as a case argument versus some close-minded chick who couldn’t even. Because I assure you, this wasn’t fun or easy to write.Right off the bat, the P.O.V. is that of female protagonist, Falyn Fairchild. I’ve said it twice before, and I’ll say it again: When I read “Maddox Brothers Series”, I’d really like to hear the story from an actual Maddox Brother. He shouldn’t be “the other character” or “the guy I’m dating” in his own narrative. This (only) leads me to believe that McGuire is setting up each story in the series to be written in the familiar His/Hers two-book format because, at this point, it’s obvious she’s run out of ideas and is more than happy to pound her beloved characters into the ground for the sake of making money or staying in demand. Aside from her Providence series, which was a personal favorite, the non-Disaster books haven’t been good. So, why not return to the original gold mine known as Travis Maddox and make some more bank? I’m just waiting for Kara, Adam, and the fake-blonde Sigma Kappas to get their own spin-offs. Maybe even a few of Travis’ couch conquests. #ItsOnlyAMatterOfTimeBut on to my initial observations. Chapter One was – how to say this politely? – all kinds of boring (#PoliteFail). It started off a little cute, but quickly lost my interest. I think a big reason for that was we weren’t given a big enough glimpse of twin brothers Tyler and Taylor Maddox in the first place to care enough about them and whether they got spin-offs. Both were adorable by default. They were adorable and intriguing just because they were Travis Maddox’s brothers; but that’s as far as it went. I, for one, never once thought, “I hope Tyler and Taylor get a spin-off!” I did, however, think that about Trevor and Thomas because they had some substantial play (and swag) in the original Disaster Series; but not about these twins who, for the life of me, I still cannot keep straight.Now, Falyn. At first, she seemed really likeable, so I was hopeful. The opening scene was a busy little diner in a small Colorado town, and that seemed quaintly different; and so, I got even more hopeful. But the instant our leading lady and Taylor Maddox chanced upon each other, Super-B*tch snapped into gear like some kind of sleeper agent. I mean…#what? Falyn, Falyn, Falyn… a nice, attractive guy returns to your place of employ to do a noble thing, and you throw him shade? Honestly, I don’t know how Taylor didn’t just turn his back and walk away. Cuz I was all kinds of:(view spoiler)[ (hide spoiler)]I just don’t have it in me to tolerate the b*tchy chick attitude anymore. My elevator has reached maximum capacity where this type of character is concerned, but even more than that, it simply refuses to give lifts to girls who are rude to guys for no reason. Let 'em take the stairs. As expected, the writing hasn’t gotten any better. It still reads like a Creative Writing 101 assignment. And don’t get me wrong. There are some crazy-talented creative writing students out there. But when you’ve reached “professional author” status, you’ve got to deliver at the “professional author” level. You’ve got to show us why you’re getting that huge paycheck when other equally, if not more talented, hopefuls are not. Some people are “idea men”; others put those ideas into effect. Constructively speaking, I think McGuire should stick to being the idea girl and hire a ghostwriter because she’s conjured up some great ideas and captivating characters. It’s the execution that’s killing her.And I won’t lie. From McGuire’s very first novel, the grammatical and spelling errors have been some of the worst I’ve seen. And I have seen a lot. I know, I know, many readers don’t care about grammar, spelling, and typos – they just want a good story. And so do I! But at the same time, if we don’t fight for the sake of grammar, if we get into the habit of accepting poor grammar and give in to the “that will do”/bare minimum mentality, imagine how bad books will be down the road. They’ll sound like they were written by middle school kids who have been left behind a few times (#NoOffenseMiddleSchoolKidsWhoHaveBeenLeftBehindAFewTimes #YouKnowIGotchu). Personally speaking, I have always looked to authors to shine English & literary wisdom upon me - teach me new words and fresh ways to phrase things; inspire me with lyricism - and when they can’t, it’s so discouraging. People will argue that, “Hey, lighten up, this isn’t Jane Austen! It’s just mindless fun!” and to that I say: Romance is one of the greatest literary genres in history. There’s a standard to uphold no matter how sophomoric the story.Just because some guy is taking a girl to Pound Town, drinking “warm amber liquid”, and touching her “sex” is no excuse for misspelled words, lack of punctuation, and not knowing the difference between subjects, objects, and direct objects. Even penny dreadfuls had a handle on it. It is actually possible to write romance, erotica, and straight-up chick smut with good grammar in place. Being grammatically correct doesn’t mean a ban on creative license. In fact, it would probably up the erotic factor quite a bit. When readers know you can write a colorful, poetic, properly-written sentence, then any time you don’t for the sake of a character’s way of life or colloquial speech, it gives that creative license so much more credibility. However, I am fully aware that this is a personal problem and that no one is perfect.Writing is HARRRD. I could never pen an entire book half as good (or bad) as the worst book out there, much less sustain a career in writing, so kudos to anyone who puts themselves out there and expresses themselves in this way. I just wanted to explain why so many of my reviews touch on grammatical errors. Chalk this up to one of those “I’m Just Sayin’” moments. The 4- and 5-star ratings surrounding Sacrifice are most likely coming from die-hard McGuire fans and newcomers to the romance genre, and you know what? That’s how it should be. The die-hards and fresh-off-the-Travis-boat fans should be elated with this. But I, personally, have gotten pickier and more curmudgeon-y – more expectant - as time goes on and my romance veteran status rises in rank. One giant positive is the cover art of this series. In fact, the entire Disaster series has had beautifully aesthetic and consistently thematic covers, so huge props to the design artiste(s). Ok, ok, the Maddox Brothers Series hasn’t been all bad. I actually enjoyed Trenton’s book despite the ruination of Brazil’s character. And I mean completely abolished in the way that Travis and Abby’s wedding was beaten to a bloody pulp in A Beautiful Wedding. And Cami, our beloved bartender, who we all came to know and love back at the Red Door for her confident, sexy personality, turned out to be a weak and pitiful girl. That was incredibly disheartening. But it was still an entertaining book that I rated fairly highly, considering. After a string of McGuire duds, that story - Trenton’s story - gave me a shimmer of hope that Jamie McGuire was finding her way back to us. Then, Thomas. Thomas was my favorite of Trav’s brothers, but to call his book, Beautiful Redemption, “a jumbo-sized vat of disappointment” is almost too generous. I was so crestfallen. His was the book that I’d waited eternally for and I wanted to cry over how bad it was. I still do. The story, the writing, the female lead - it was all so shoddy. Thomas deserved the world, but all he got was gyped.Like I said, there hasn’t been enough 411 on the twin bros for me to feel any sense of investment in them, and therefore, zero loss on my part from backing out of Taylor’s story at this stage of the game. All I feel is angry and sad that one of my favorite series keeps getting repeatedly super-knifed with each spin-off novel. See, Beautiful Disaster was my intro in New Adult romance, which led to all of the other guilty-pleasure novels that have graced my hands since that fateful day at Target, so giving up complete faith in this author isn’t something to be taken lightly. A lot of thought has gone into this. A lot of second chances. And before you bash me for being too harsh or too negative, understand that I struggled with this decision like you will never know. I accept my role - my blame – in all of it, however. I’m just coming down from a Brantley King high and getting set to round the final lap of Penny Reid’s Elements of Chemistryseries, so I really had no business picking up a book I was highly skeptical about in the first place. I should have known better. I should have seen it coming. Even the initials of this book seem appropriate. #ThatWasIncrediblyRudeButImJustSoFrustratedI’m officially tipping over my king and bowing out of all things Disaster-related (and possibly, McGuire). It isn’t fair to the author for me to keep trying, then not liking her post-Travis work when she has plenty of fans who can tell you exactly why you should read it. Nor is it fair for me to watch these characters whom I love falling victim to a murderous pen. Talk about “character assassination”. I’d rather just remember the good times and why I fell so hard for that crazy, loveable group in the first place.So now, it’s officially time to say goodbye to all the future versions of these treasured characters. Goodbye, Future Maddox Brothers. Goodbye, Future America. Goodbye, Future Shep. Goodbye, Future Random Characters Who Had One Appearance in Beautiful Disaster. Thank you for all of your past and future efforts, but this is where I cut and run we go our separate ways. Ah, well, at least I’ll always have Travis, Pigeon, and Eastern State University. 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  • Seda
    2019-06-21 17:04

    'Bu serinin hiçbir kitabını sevebilecek miyim?' diye düşünüyordum. Ama sanırım bu defa sevdim. Sevmediğim tek bir yer oldu, onu da kitabı okuyanlar anlar. Hatta bundan önceki kitabı okuyanlar da. Taylor'a çok kızdım, yaptığının çok saçma olduğunu düşündüm. Ben bile yaptığı hataya kırılırken, Falyn onu nasıl affetti bilemedim. Bunun yanında Falyn'i çok sevdim. Yaşadığı şey, okurken can yakan cinstendi. Ama onun açısından mutlu sonla bitmesini sevdim. Yaptığı hatadan önce ve sonra, Taylor'ın, Falyn'i sevme şeklini sevdim. Özellikle ayrı oldukları dönemdeki tavırları, dikkat çekmeyi beklemesi birazcık sevimli görünmesini sağladı. Not: Bu kitapta bile hala Camille'e olan sinirim geçmedi. Onun olduğu yerleri okumak bile istemedim yine. Bir önceki kitapta, Thomas'tan duyduğumda nefret ettiğim cümleyi burada yine okudum, sinirim tepeme çıktı. Bu iki karakter benim için ilk iki kitabı mahveden, itici hale getiren unsurlardı. "Bu kederdi Falyn. Çocukluğumuzdan beri hissetmemiştim ama birini kaybettiğinde hissettiğin o çaresizlik duygusunu hatırlıyorum. İnsanları ne kadar seversen sev, onları geri getiremiyorsun. Ne kadar bağırsan da, içsen de, yalvarsan da, dua etsen de... Onlar gidince bir delik açılıyor. Artık acının durması için ağlamayı kesip bunun hayatının kalanı boyunca bir parçan olduğunu kabul edene dek seni içeriden çürütüp yakıyor.""Kendime ve Taylor'a, bir nedenden ötürü birbirimizle karşılaştığımızı o kadar çok defa söylemiştim ki. Bunun nedeninin eski defterlerimi kapatabilmek olduğunu düşünmüştüm ama hüzünlü öykülerin başladıkları şekilde bitmek gibi eğlenceli bir huyu vardı...""Kayıp hissinin her şeyi son derece netleştirmek gibi bir özelliği vardı."