Review: I love the Maddox Boys. Some more than others but I love them all nonetheless. So it was no surprise when the book popped up on my Kindle that I stopped everything (well not everything, we are reading Beowulf for my BritLit class ugh) to read it.
If you haven’t read any of Jamie McGuire’s Beautiful series then you ought to be ashamed of yourself. Each book is filled with hot sexy fighter boys and no not MMA fighter boys; boys who know how to fight for what they want and the women they love. Yup the best kind of fighters. This book is about one of the twins, Tyler. Well he’s the Maddox boy we get to love all on this go round but the book is about Tyler and Ellison “Ellie” Edson. Tyler is just like all the other Maddox boys he loves hard and completely even when the object of his affection was putting up one helluva fight.
…I have a bad temper in general. Sending my gf flowers is not a good idea.
I’m not your gf.
Yet. Your not my gf yet. ~Tyler & Ellie
Ellie is by far my favorite Maddox heroine. She was beautiful and completely broken. She didn’t hide her ugly and I applaud Ms. McGuire for showing us all of it. Ellie was real. Ellie’s journey was one I thoroughly enjoyed taking all the way down. As in…completely to hell and back. It was so enlightening to read. It was only made better by the man who loved her as he took that ride with her.
“I’ve put you through hell,” I said, sinking into guilt so deeply I wasn’t sure I could crawl out. He looked up at me.
“If you’re the fire, Ellie…I’ll burn” ~Ellie & Tyler
Funny thing about all of these books is they are told from the female’s POV. You would think that a series of books written about these 5 wonderful men we would at least get their POV or at least a dual POV but nope…and that’s just fine with me. Jamie McGuire knows how to weave the story just right that you love these boys through someone else’s eyes and don’t need to know what they’re thinking or how they feel. You can see it in the way they love and in the way they fight. So 5 FABULOUS stars for the final Maddox brother’s story. I loved every minute of this.
Synopsis: 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.
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