Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Teaser Tuesday # 178 ~ Beautiful Redemption (The Maddox Brothers #2) by Jamie McGuire

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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Beautiful Redemption
(The Maddox Brothers #2)
Jamie McGuire 

First - The Blurb:

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.

Second - The Tease(rs):

Today, rather then giving you my thoughts, I'm giving you a series of some of my favorite quotes.

"I loved her first," Thomas said. "But you, Liis…you are the last woman I will ever love."


"Don’t you know by now?" Thomas said, touching his lips to my hair. "It’s somewhere in the unforeseen when the best, most important moments of our lives seem to happen."


"I lost someone I loved before, and it changed me. I gave up someone I loved before, and it crushed me. I know that when you leave, Liis, however it goes down...it will end me."

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Thomas loved me. He needed me. Maybe I wasn't the first woman he’d loved, and maybe the kind of love a Maddox man felt lasted forever, but I needed him, too. I wasn't the first, but I would be the last. That didn't make me the second prize. It made me his forever.

Loved. This. Book.

My rating: 5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?
If you liked my Tease, please leave a comment below.


  1. Wow Marilyn!! Those are some beautiful teasers! I NEED to read this one! Thomas sounds amazing!

  2. Last woman he'll love. Ooh! All of the teasers are awesome:)

    My TT - http://fuonlyknew.com/2016/02/23/teaser-tuesdays-147-chasers-of-the-light-poems-from-the-typewriter-series/

  3. Ooh, I love your review via quotes, Marilyn! And those are some good ones! You're making me want to get back to this series stat! Beautiful Redemption sounds incredible!