Beautiful Burn (Jamie McGuire)


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. 

Man. I’m one of those people who gets way too excited over a new Maddox brother book. Travis Maddox was my first ever book boyfriend, but these last two books…shake my head. I don’t even know what is happening. Should she stop? Should she had stopped two books ago? Ugh…the struggle.


Ellie was just terrible. All the way through. I don’t even think she ever got redemption to me. And in turn, Tyler was terrible because of her. By far my least favorite brother. I didn’t spark one single connection or interest to any character in this book. And Paige? Really? I stayed confused and suffering from whiplash for a majority of this book. Ellison was not a character I wanted to read about. I had no desire in her nor did I want to. And that just sucks.


The story has a huge time span but feels like everything happens way too fast and way too soon. The story didn’t even give me a chance to digest one thing that was happening at the current time before something else was thrown in the mix very sloppily.

When you read books you’re supposed to get lost in them. Lose track of time. I was aware of every single second spent reading this book. Every second.

I’m glad this is done. I’m glad there are no more Maddox brothers books because quite frankly at this rate I don’t know they can get any better.




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