Beautiful Burn by Jamie McGuire
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 31, 2016)
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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The only thing I want to know: Where can I get myself a Maddox brother?!
I am a huge fan of the Maddox brother series by Jamie McGuire – this book included! In Beautiful Burn, we meet Tyler Maddox – Taylor’s twin brother – and Ellison Edson, his love interest. What I really loved about this book was Ellison’s character, who was very different from the female leads in the other books of the series.
Ellison is more vulnerable than the other female leads in the Maddox Brothers series. She doesn’t have a path or a goal, but instead she is lost. She goes thought life without much, if any, thought of her future, but instead living off her family’s fortune, throwing parties, and going through life in a mindless state clouded by drugs and alcohol.
The chemistry between Tyler and Ellison is just as addicting as the previous books in the series and their story just as addicting. This page turner fits perfectly into the Maddox series.
My only issue (with the entire Maddox Brothers series – not just this book) is that I have a hard time following the timeline. I feel like I need a cheat sheet to keep track of the different brothers, who all have very similar T names, their girlfriends, and the timeline that everything happens in. There is some crossover between the books in the series and I found myself getting confused and forgetting the information from the previous books in the series. Reading these books one after the other would have really helped this issue – but waiting to read the series until all the books have been released is unthinkable! The books are just too good!