Title: Beautiful Redemption
Series: The Maddox Brothers #2
Author: Jamie McGuire
Release Date: Contemporary Romance
If A Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever. But what if he didn’t love you, first?
No-nonsense Liis Lindy is an agent of the FBI. Deciding she is married only to her job, she breaks off her engagement and transfers from Chicago to the field office in San Diego. She loves her desk. She is committed to her laptop. She dreams of promotions and shaking hands with the director after cracking an impossible case.
Special Agent in Charge Thomas Maddox is arrogant, unforgiving, and ruthless. He is tasked with putting away some of the world’s toughest criminals, and he is one of the best the Bureau has to offer. Though, as many lives as he’s saved, there is one that is beyond his reach. Younger brother Travis is faced with prison time for his involvement in a basement fire that killed dozens of college students, and the media want a conviction. Travis’s only savior is his unusual tie to the mob. In a deal that will spare his brother, Thomas has agreed to recruit Travis into the FBI.
Liis is stubborn, defiant, and yet somehow softens Thomas’s rough edges, making her the perfect agent to accompany him to the ceremony. Posing as a couple, they must travel to Travis & Abby’s beach vow renewal and give him the news, but when the pretending ends, she finds herself wondering if they were pretending at all.
In the second installment of the Maddox Brothers books, experience firsthand the mysterious world of the elusive Thomas Maddox, and how good love can be when you’re not the first, but the last.
My ****4.5**** Star Review
Let me say that during the opening scene I was wondering if I was even going to like this book. Thomas and Liis find themselves in bed immediately without even getting names. I just wasn’t feeling it. But, that’s where my negative feelings ended! From there things got a little funny and a whole lot serious! I saw alpha Thomas come out & it was like WHOA!! HELLO THOMAS! Travis has a match to rival his alphaness!
I would throat-punch someone if he ever said anything like that about you.”
Yeah! Like I said, the alpha shines through, and I so did not expect that after reading Beautiful Oblivion, but WOW! There were times that Thomas just had me giddy! I’m talking school girl here.
Aside from the HOT Maddox Brother, the story wasn’t lacking in plot either. There were little twists here and there that were pretty funny. Oh, but let me not forget to mention that Travis and Abby both make an appearance in this book. I was even surprised to see that Thomas sort of dwarfed Travis in this book. His older brother persona shined through!
Is this book better than Beautiful Disaster?? I’ve see a lot of yeses, but I’ll have to stay true to my Travis love. I think this quote sums him up ~
Their marriage has reinforced what I’ve always thought and lived by-that stalking, harassment, and inflicting general misery on a woman will eventually pay off.
HaHAHa! I thought that was great! Either way, if you’ve been working your way through the Beautiful and Maddox Brothers series, I highly recommend you taking the time for this one!!