Saturday, 18 June 2016

Mini Review: Beautiful Sacrifice + Beautiful Burn by Jamie McGuire


Title: Beautiful Sacrifice
Author: Jamie McGuire
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Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Series: The Maddox Brothers #3
Source: Purchased
Publisher: Jamie McGuire, LLC
Publication Date: 31st May 2015
Rating: 4 stars

Tell Me About It
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 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.
My Thoughts
I have enjoyed previous books in this series, but I have been eager to see the twins have thier own stories and get to know them more.

Taylor fights forest fires with his team, but this means he doesn't hang around. Once the job is done he goes somewhere else. On a visit to a cafe he meets Falyn, who is not impressed at all. The locals know them as hotshots, men who disappear as fast as they arrived and Falyn wants nothing to do with any of them.

Falyn keeps herself to herself, she doesn't talk to parents and avoids them when possible, she has little money and is saving as much as she can, to afford a ticket to Eakins. However her plan to avoid Taylor quickly disappears when she finds out where he is from, and plans to use him as a way to get what she needs. What she didn't count on was the sparks that quickly fly between them both.

Beautiful Sacrifice is a book that keeps you wanting more between Taylor and Falyn, but also wanting to know what happened between Falyn and her parents, and what is she going to Eakins for. I did enjoy this story, but seriously wanted to kick Taylor's ass for what he does to Falyn. When Falyn's secret was revealed my heart broke for her, and I like how Taylor stood by her, and also supported her in this decision.




Title: Beautiful Burn
Author: Jamie McGuire
Author Info: Website|Blog|Facebook|Twitter
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Series: The Maddox Brothers #4
Source: Purchased
Publisher: Jamie McGuire, LLC
Publication Date: 31st January 2016
Rating: 3 stars

Tell Me About It
Fresh out of college, Ellison Edson has fallen through the cracks of rock bottom. While staying in her family’s vacation home in Colorado, her behavior has finally gained the attention of her parents—but not in the way she hoped. Cut off from the millions she’s always taken for granted, and left alone to fend for herself, Ellie spirals further out of control, making a mistake she can’t take back.

Like his twin brother Taylor, Tyler Maddox is a member of the Alpine Hotshots, fighting wildland fires on the frontline. As arrogant as he is charming, Tyler’s nomadic lifestyle makes it easy to contain his relationships to one night. When he meets Ellie at a local party during off-season, her extreme personality and dismissive attitude fascinates him at first, but as his feelings deepen, Tyler realizes that the crippling inner demons of the woman he loves might be the strongest enemy any Maddox has ever faced.
My Thoughts
I made a start on Beautiful Burn not long after finishing the previous book. I enjoyed getting to hear Tyler's story and get a first hand look at what thier job entails. A typical Maddox, Tyler is very clear on his feelings for Ellie, both friendship and more. I liked how he is supportive towards her and her new job, and when she is assigned the job of following him into the fires he is super protective.

Ellie has it all, but she isn't happy, and is doing everything she can to a reaction from her parents. After pushing them too far she finds herself cut off, and needs a job of her own, as well as somewhere to stay. Her new job as part of the local paper isn't spectacular until they see her pictures, and make the decision to send her off with Tyler as a look inside the Alpine Hotshots life.

My first impression of Ellie wasn't good. She is a selfish, spoilt brat, and I honestly think she deserved everything she got. But as we get to know her I did begin to like her, and feel somewhat sorry for her. As the story progresses we see her grow as a character, find her own feet, and become a stronger person.

I enjoyed Beautiful Burn, but I also has an issue with it. We see what happens between this duo before they get together, we know how it all ends form reading the previous book, and while I do like how they crossover, it kind of ruins the plot a bit, knowing what will eventually happen before we've even read it.

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