Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Review: Beautiful Sacrifice by Jamie McGuire

Beautiful Sacrifice
(The Maddox Brothers #3)
Publication Date: May 31, 2015
Paperback, 270 pages, Createspace
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary

Falyn Fairchild can walk away from anything. Having already left her car, her education, and even her parents, the daughter of the next governor of Colorado is back in her hometown, broke and waiting tables for the Bucksaw Café. After every shift, Falyn adds to her shoebox of cash, hoping to one day save enough to buy her a plane ticket to the only place she can find forgiveness: Eakins, Illinois.

The moment Taylor Maddox is seated in Falyn’s section at the Bucksaw, she knows he’s trouble. Taylor is charming, breaks promises, and gorgeous even when covered in filth—making him everything Falyn believes a hotshot firefighter to be. Falyn isn’t interested in becoming another statistic, and for a Maddox boy, a disinterested girl is the ultimate challenge.

Once Falyn learns where Taylor calls home, everything changes. In the end, Maddox persistence is met with Falyn’s talent for leaving, and for the first time, Taylor may be the one to get burned.

My Review

Another good addition to Jamie McGuire’s Maddox Brothers series. However, unlike the other books, this one fizzled a little bit for me.

In this book we follow Taylor and Falyn. Falyn is a waitress with a past and Taylor is the hot guy who visits the restaurant she works at. Of course this plot has been overused so very much in all of the romance stories out there, but I still enjoyed it. Maybe that’s why this arrangement is used so often—it works. I really did like Falyn’s personality. She was independent and strong, and I think Taylor was able to compliment her with his jokes and loyalty.

Even though I loved the characters, I had some major problems with the accusations and some of the plot points of the book. Throughout this story blame was constantly thrown onto Falyn for having reservations about the relationship. I despised this because 90% of the time Taylor was at fault. If this hadn’t have happened so often, I would have given the book four stars. Taylor would also “forgive” Falyn for doing these supposedly wrong things and that just enraged me. However, I did like the book’s overall plot. I felt that it was a somewhat unique story for Falyn and her scenes had me very emotional. I also enjoyed the ending and epilogue, despite some of it seeming a little too convenient.

All in all, Beautiful Sacrifice would have been my favorite book if not for some anger-inducing scenes. Will this stop me from reading the fourth book? Heck no.

*Note: I purchased a copy of this book for myself. This in no way affected my opinion/review.

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