We’re less than a month away from the publication of the first book in the Maddox Brothers Series, Beautiful Oblivion: A Novel (Maddox Brothers), and I’m already BIG TIME crushing on Trent (Travis’s older brother). Of course, him just being a “Maddox man” means I’m already in love with him. But I can’t wait to get to know “Trent” himself, and fall for a Maddox all over again.
Now… for those that haven’t experienced “Travis” (my ultimate book-boyfriend of allllllllll the world), you MUST check out my review (Beautiful Disaster <— my favorite book in the whole world!!), and then read it! Plus check out the other books in this series —> Beautiful Disaster Series Reading Order, and you’ll be ready for Trent.
Many of you have probably read a first chapter excerpt in Happenstance, but if you want even more Beautiful Oblivion, this week is going to be super fun for you because Atria Books is sponsoring an excerpt chain and giveaway JUST so you can get an extra sneak peek at Trent and Cami’s story, and I have part of that excerpt right here.
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“So,” Kody said as he chewed, “Trent Maddox.”
I shook my head. “No. Don’t even start.”
“Looks like you already did,” Kody said with a wry smile.
“You’re both acting like I was all over him. We talked.”
“He bought you four drinks. And you let him,” Raegan said.
“And he walked you to the car,” Kody said.
“And you traded phone numbers,” Raegan said.
“I have a boyfriend,” I said, a bit snotty and maybe a little valley girl. Getting ganged up on did weird things to me.
“Who you haven’t seen in almost three months, and who’s canceled on you twice,” Raegan said.
“So, he’s selfish because he’s dedicated to his job and wants to move up the ladder?” I asked, not really wanting to hear the answer. “We all knew this was coming. T.J. was honest from the beginning about how demanding his job could be. Why am I the only one not surprised?”
Kody and Raegan traded glances, and then continued eating their disgusting chicken fetuses.
“What are you guys doing today?” I asked.
“I’m going to lunch at my parents’ house,” Raegan said. “And so is Kody.”
I paused midbite, and pulled the bagel out of my mouth. “Really? That’s kind of a big deal,” I said with a smile.
Kody smirked. “She’s already warned me about her dad. I’m not nervous.”
“You’re not?” I asked, in disbelief.
He shook his head, but seemed less confident. “Why?”
“He’s a retired Navy SEAL, and Raegan’s not just his daughter. She’s his only child. This is a man who has strived for perfection and pushed himself beyond his limits his entire life. You think you’re going to walk in the door, threatening to take more of Raegan’s time and attention from him, and he’s just going to welcome you to the family?”
Kody was speechless. Raegan narrowed her eyes at me. “Thanks, friend.” She patted Kody’s hand. “He doesn’t like anyone at first.”
“Except me,” I said, raising my hand.
“Except Cami. But she doesn’t count. She isn’t a threat to his daughter’s virginity.”
Kody made a face. “Wasn’t that Jason Brazil like four years ago?”
“Yes. But Daddy doesn’t know that,” Raegan said, a little annoyed that Kody said The Name We Shall Not Speak.
Jason Brazil wasn’t a bad guy, we just pretended that he was. We all went to high school together, but Jason was a year younger. They decided to seal the deal before she went to college, hoping it would solidify their relationship. I thought she would tire of having a boyfriend who was still in high school, but Raegan was dedicated, and they spent most of their time together. Not long after Jason began his own freshman year at ESU, the wonders of college, joining a fraternity, and being Eastern State football’s star true freshman kept him busy, and the change spawned nightly arguments. He respectfully broke it off, and never once spoke a bad word about her. But he took Raegan’s virginity and then didn’t keep his end of the bargain: to spend the rest of his life with her. And for that, he was forever the enemy of this house.
- June 2nd – 9:30 AM Maryse’s Book Blog <— That’s me!
- June 2nd – 4:00 PM Rock Stars of Romance
- June 3rd – 9:30 AM Once Upon a Twilight
- June 3rd – 4:00 PM Aestas Book Blog
- June 4th – 9:30 AM Vilma’s Book Blog
- June 4th – 4:00 PM Me My Shelf & I
- June 5th – 9:30 AM Natasha is a Book Junkie
- June 5th – 4:00 PM The Bookish Babes
- June 6th – 9:30 AM Shh Mom’s Reading
- June 6th – 4:00 PM Autumn Review
And now ONE lucky winner here, will win a print copy!
How to enter for a chance to win a print copy of “Beautiful Oblivion”? I’d love to hear about either 1.) How excited you are for Trent, OR 2.) your most favorite book boyfriend (everyone knows mine, already —-> TRAVIS 4-ever!!!!). And Wednesday night (Wednesday June 4th, 2014) by 10pm EST, I will randomly select one winner.
The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond with a mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. This book will be sent to the winners directly by the publisher.
Open to everyone (international!!)
Don’t forget you can pre-order Beautiful Oblivion at your favorite bookstore and I’ll have my review of BEAUTIFUL OBLIVION up soon!
Oh and here’s the blurb.
The Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster phenomenon continues in the first heart-pounding new adult romance in The Maddox Brothers series.
Fiercely independent Camille “Cami” Camlin gladly moved on from her childhood before it was over. She has held down a job since before she could drive, and moved into her own apartment after her freshman year of college. Now tending bar at The Red Door, Cami doesn’t have time for much else besides work and classes, until a trip to see her boyfriend is cancelled, leaving her with a first weekend off in almost a year.
Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt.
Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red.
As the baby sister of four rowdy brothers, Cami believes she’ll have no problem keeping her new friendship with Trenton Maddox strictly platonic. But when a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever—even if she is the only reason their already broken family could fall apart.
In the first installment of the Maddox Brothers books, readers can experience the rush of reading Beautiful Disaster for the first time, all over again.
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