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Jamie McGuire

Author of Beautiful Disaster

66+ Works 8,214 Members 599 Reviews 10 Favorited

About the Author

Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1978. She attended Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography. McGuire is the bestselling author of Walking Disaster, and the Beautiful, Providence, and show more Maddox Brothers series of books. (Bowker Author Biography) show less


Works by Jamie McGuire

Beautiful Disaster (2011) — Author — 2,932 copies
Walking Disaster (2013) 1,281 copies
Beautiful Oblivion (2014) 607 copies
A Beautiful Wedding (2013) 531 copies
Red Hill (2013) 359 copies
Beautiful Redemption (2015) 287 copies
Providence (2010) 249 copies
Beautiful Sacrifice (2015) 230 copies
Beautiful Burn (2016) 183 copies
Something Beautiful (2015) 173 copies
All the Little Lights (2018) 168 copies
Requiem (2011) 147 copies
A Beautiful Funeral (2016) 143 copies
Eden (2012) 131 copies
Happenstance (2014) 123 copies
Mrs. Maddox 119 copies
Happenstance 2 (2014) 55 copies
Happenstance 3 (2015) 39 copies
Apolonia (2014) 39 copies
Almost Beautiful (2022) 26 copies
Sweet Nothing (2015) 24 copies
L'amore è un disastro (2016) 6 copies
L'ultimo disastro (2017) 3 copies
Un disastro perfetto (2017) 2 copies
Véletlen szerelem (2015) 1 copy
Araf (Turkish) (2013) 1 copy
Krásná katastrofa (2013) 1 copy
Proroctví (2015) 1 copy
Et frækt væddemål (2013) 1 copy
Underbara helvete (2013) 1 copy
Kizil Tepe (2015) 1 copy
Prozřetelnost (2014) 1 copy

Associated Works

Atria Books: A Booklovers Sampler (2013) — Contributor — 22 copies


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The author's writing style was awesome and the grammar and references were on point, however the plot was a little strange, meaning I thought it was a little bland and annoying how they were together one page, apart the next, going back and forth every other chapter. But as I said previously, her writing style was great, and I don't say that about many authors.

My favorite scenes/parts were the basement fire and vegas situation with Benny. These were the scenes that really got my heart racing and my fingers turning pages faster.… (more)
rumarianna | 272 other reviews | Feb 17, 2024 |
Loved it is there more and really TJ was his brother what a spicy triangle
b00kdarling87 | 29 other reviews | Jan 7, 2024 |
i have read every single Maddox brother book so far. I liked this one very much. I cried when i found out about Olive. I love Taylor and Fylan . i have to say that they way she keeps all the books connected is amazing i can not wait for the next book
b00kdarling87 | 4 other reviews | Jan 7, 2024 |
This was not the story I thought it would be, it was so much more. I thought I had an idea of what Ellie and Tyler's story would be, yeah I had no clue.

Ellison Edson is one of the most real characters Jamie has written. She is on a path of self destruction taking down anyone in her path along the way. When protecting yourself means destroying someone else is not something everyone understands and gets. I see Ellie asking for help but not getting what she needs, she is beautifully broken and just keeps sinking deeper. Until she is cut off and force to take care of herself, she finds a part of herself, and she finds something she loves to do and is really good at but her drinking is getting out of hand. She keeps hurting the people that love her the most and until she seeks help she will just keep destroying.

Tyler Maddox is what Ellie needs someone to love her through the rough parts and we all know that when a Maddox boy falls in love it's forever. Their "friends with benefits" relationship is hard to watch, but beautifully written you can't help but hope for the happy ending.

Sometime hitting rock bottom is the thing you need to do before you get up and fight.
I loved this entire book, it was real, it was gritty, it was more than I expected.
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b00kdarling87 | 2 other reviews | Jan 7, 2024 |



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