Beautiful Redemption: A Novel (The Maddox Brothers Series Book 2) – Jamie McGuire

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 instalment of the Maddox Brothers books, experience first hand the mysterious world of the elusive Thomas Maddox, and how good love can be when you’re not the first, but the last.

This is a fast paced story with some good points and some bad points, i did find that i warmed up to liking Thomas more than i liked him in the last book and Liis was a good character match for him. The entire book these two characters are hot and cold for each other there is no in between for them its on or off, which does get a little tiring after a while.
Liis has issues acts like a jealous girlfriend whenever the subject of Camille comes up, and boy does she bring her up a lot!. I felt that Thomas really was trying to move forward with Liis after feeling like he was so in love with Camille but at every turn Liis would bring up Camille and the merry go round would start all over again.
I truly felt for Thomas and the position he found himself in trying to help Travis but the only way to help was to put him in a sticky situation. It was good to read this story to see the other see of the happenings from the fire in Beautiful Disaster, but i did feel that this part of the story was glossed over in the end, there seemed to be this big build up and then it just fizzled out.
This book was a okay good read but it didnt have that wow factor for me.

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