26 May 2015

{Book Review} Beautiful Sacrifice by Jamie McGuire

By: Me My Shelf And I | 26 May 2015 at 12:13 AM | | |


Beautiful Sacrifice
Maddox Brothers #3
Author: Jamie McGuire
Release Date: May 31st, 2015
Rating: 3.5-4 Birds

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.

If you read my review of BEAUTIFUL REDEMPTION Maddox Brothers #2, you'll remember that I commented on the similar plot lines and how I was anxious to see book 3 to find out of this was done on purpose, or just a fluke.

It's on purpose. Or at least it really, really looks like it is because there's no way Jamie McGuire isn't aware that all the Maddox Bro books follow the same pattern.  

If you love Jamie, and would read anything she wrote including her grocery list – you're going to need this and likely won't give two craps that it's the same story over and over. However, if you, like me were worried and even a bit disappointed in the similarities in the past 2 books, you might not be super thrilled with this one because we get the same: Girls POV. Girl reluctant to the charms of the hardened and good-looking Maddox brother. Maddox brother fights for her though she doesn't want it. Brooding ensues. The whole Maddox brother protecting the girl happens and then the girl gives in admitting she cares for him. The relationship goes well for a bit, then RAOD BUMP, and they make it through together overcoming and in love.

I have to say that I was really hoping for more in this installment, though I did like Taylor and Falyn WAY better than Trent and Liis from the book previous to this one. In fact, next to Abby and Travis – Taylor and Falyn are my overall second. Their story feels a little more fresh, a bit more believable, and since all the book happen at the same time the way the connect is a bonus. I would be lying if I didn't say that I cried….more than once. More than twice in fact. Pretty sure I cried a half dozen times. McGuire always makes me cry the cry you want when you're really invested in a book. She never lets you down there.

Though McGuire has the ability to pull at my emotions, I'm really holding out for the final Maddox Brothers book that it might have a bit of a different pattern. It's not that I don't like the books, or the pattern -  but it's just worn thin…4 books in a row is pushing it. And honestly it's just not probable that all the brothers found their girls pretty much the same way (meaning "against-all-odds") during the same time frame. I know, I know it's fiction – but all good fiction is based a bit reality…

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  1. How strange that it parallels the other stories like that. That wouldn't really work for me if I had read the others. I do love a book that can evoke emotions.

  2. We love the Maddox brothers, and while this wasn't our favorite...Taylor might be the sweetest of the boys http://bit.ly/1KAFg7G


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