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.