The Maddox Brothers #2
Author: Jamie McGuire
Reading Level: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 27th 2015
Review Source: Wordsmith Publicity
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.
If a book contains anything about a Maddox brother, we read it. No questions asked, you just grab it and dive in. Their really isn't anything new I can say to add to everything that has been said, mentioned or written about Jamie McGuire and her books but in particular The Maddox Brothers. We know that everything penned by McGuire is FANTASTIC. Especially the Maddox Brothers, which all started with Travis (Beautiful Disaster series); the one who's guilty in creating this phenomenon, then Trenton (Beautiful Oblivion), Thomas a.k.a. T.J. (Beautiful Redemption), The Twins Tyler and Taylor with no specific book for them yet but they make an appearance in this book with Thomas. Actually all the brothers do. So just with that piece of information alone, you know you want to read this latest installment.
I would recommend reading in order since this book brings up moments from Beautiful Oblivion and even from Walking Disaster. So if you are that 1% that hasn't read any of these books, you have to start from the beginning with Travis. You won't regret it.
So lets talk a little about Thomas and his book. I enjoyed reading it, what I loved the most was all the brothers making cameos. That was the biggest highlight for me. As far as Thomas, he connected with me but Liis not as much. Just didn't feel like they were the right match, at one point I thought Thomas and Cami would get back together. But that would be a whole another set of books because then Trenton would be devastated. So I got over it as soon as I could and learn to accept Liis but I wasn't her number one cheerleader. Now Thomas, I wouldn't mind sharing gym time with him anyway. Follow these two work on their love life while trying to take down some bad guys that affect not just their work but also their families.
I did enjoy though how Liis and Thomas met for the first time, such a Maddox thing to do. The storyline was entertaining and had a good flow throughout the book. Overall a great addition to this saga. Can't wait to see if McGuire will write a book about the twins!!!
* Read my review of Beautiful Oblivion, Trenton's book!!!