Monday, 8 February 2016

Review: Beautiful Burn


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.

Beautiful Burn is the fourth book in the Maddox Brothers series but it could be read as a standalone. This book was supposed to be Tyler's but it ended up being Ellison's.
I actually didn't like Ellison, I just couldn't connect with her. She's a self destructive brat who doesn't care about anyone but herself.

"Are you like... off your meds or something?
- "Yes. Yes, I am. Emotional trauma, past baggage, you name it. Keep talking to me and I might be your next overly attached girlfriend. Does that sound like a good time to you?"

There was a time I thought to stop reading because I couldn't stand her, but I forced myself to continue and I'm glad I did it. Despite all of her flaws and terrible behavior, Ellison is just a girl searching for self-discovery, learning to love and embrace the person she really is, and finally finding her true purpose in life.

Tyler is my second favorite Maddox brother. Need to ask who's number one? Here's a hint.... "Drop your panties, ladies!" :D
Tyler Maddox is drop dead gorgeous, strong, caring, and dedicates his life to helping others. Just like any other Maddox brother when he falls in love he falls hard. I loved watching him and Ellison fall in love in their weird fu*ked up way.

"We're all a little fucked up. Not all of us use it to push anyone away."

"I've put you through hell"
-"If you're the fire, Ellie... I'll burn."

This book is so much more than a love story. Beautiful Burn will have you thinking about who you are and how you can make a difference!
Finally, when it comes to rating, I will give this book a 4.5 because it would have been much better if it was written from Tyler's POV.

Beautiful Burn Playlist
Hozier - Arsonist's Lullaby
The Civil Wars - The One That Got Away
Erin McCarley - Into the Fire
Sundara Karma - Indigo Puff (Layla Rework)
Ritual - Too Deep ft. Delilah
Flyleaf - Set Me On Fire
Ruelle - Until We Go Down
Broods - Mother & Father
Pink - Sober

About The Author
Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.
Jamie paved the way for the New Adult genre with the international bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Her follow-up novel, Walking Disaster, debuted at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. Beautiful Oblivion, book one of the Maddox Brothers series, also topped the New York Times bestseller list, debuting at #1. In 2015, books two and three of the Maddox Brothers series, Beautiful Redemption and Beautiful Sacrifice, respectively, also topped the New York Times, as well as a Beautiful series novella, Something Beautiful.
Jamie lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado with her husband, Jeff, and their three children.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Review: Easy


When Jacqueline follows her longtime boyfriend to the college of his choice, the last thing she expects is a breakup two months into sophomore year. After two weeks in shock, she wakes up to her new reality: she's single, attending a state university instead of a music conservatory, ignored by her former circle of friends, and failing a class for the first time in her life.
Leaving a party alone, Jacqueline is assaulted by her ex's frat brother. Rescued by a stranger who seems to be in the right place at the right time, she wants nothing more than to forget the attack and that night - but her savior, Lucas, sits on the back row of her econ class, sketching in a notebook and staring at her. Her friends nominate him to be the perfect rebound.
When her attacker turns stalker, Jacqueline has a choice: crumple in defeat or learn to fight back. Lucas remains protective, but he's hiding secrets of his own. Suddenly appearances are everything, and knowing who to trust is anything but easy.

"People rarely said what they thought, or revealed how they felt. No one was honest."

What can I say about Easy that hasn’t been said in hundreds of other reviews… Well, I can say I regret being so late to the party on this one. I had a friend recommend this to me when she read it back in 2013. and I can’t say why I waited to read this, I just got busy with other books. One thing for sure though is when I've finally read it, this book completely charmed me, and is probably one of the best college romances I’ve read in a while.

"Love is not the absence of logic
but logic examined and recalculated
heated and curved to fit
inside the contours of the heart."

This book had the ability to make me swoon one minute, put my heart in my throat the next, then literally make me burst right out laughing out of the blue.

"Erin: We get to beat the shit outta guys in those big puffy suits!!! I’ve always wanted to really kick the crap outta some guy’s nuts. Now I can do it guilt-free!
Me: You’re a sick girl.
Erin: Guilty as charged. :)"

Jacqueline and Lucas are amazing characters and they are so perfect for each other! I'm completely obsessed with their relationship and their chemistry is off the charts! There isn't one thing about Lucas that I don't like and I found myself swooning over him through the entire book. I mean, come on, he has tattoos, he rides a bike, he's smart and he draws. What's not to like?

"Ooh, J, he's got ink too."
"Just when I didn't think he could get any hotter..."

"Choosing to be with you, isn't a difficult decision, Jacqueline...It's easy. Incredibly easy."

I can say with absolute certainty that there wasn’t one thing I didn’t love about this book. And as much as I love books and love to read, that doesn’t happen very often. I wouldn’t change a thing about this read. If you’re like me and haven't read this one yet, I encourage you to make it your next read. You won’t regret it!!!

Easy Playlist ♥
Beth Crowley - Warrior
Justin Timberlake - Mirrors
Bandit Heart - Don't Let Me Go
Tom Odell - Heal
Born Crain - Tell The World
Ruelle - War Of Hearts
RHODES - Your Soul
Twinbed - Trouble I'm In

About The Author
Tammara Webber is "New York Times" bestselling author of "Easy", "Breakable" and "Sweet" (Contours of the Heart series), as well "Between the Lines", "Where You Are", "Good For You" and "Here Without You" (Between the Lines series). She is a hopeful romantic who adores novels with happy endings, because there are enough sad endings in real life. Before writing full time, she was an undergraduate academic advisor, economics tutor, planetarium office manager, radiology call center representative, and the palest person to ever work at a tanning salon. She married her high school sweetheart, and is Mom to three adult kids and four very immature cats.