RELEASE DAY BLITZ – Something Beautiful by Jamie McGuire

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Title – Something Beautiful
Author – Jamie McGuire
Publication Date – August 18, 2015
Series – Beautiful Spin-Off

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America Mason, a sassy undergrad at Eastern State University, is in love with a Maddox–Shepley Maddox. Unlike his cousins, Shepley is more lover than fighter, but a road trip to her parents’ home in Wichita, Kansas could mean the next step, or the end of everything.

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If you’re an avid Jamie McGuire reader, I’m sure you’ll join in my sentiment that I feel like I’ve waited forever for Shep and Mare’s story. In such a quick read, these two have put my heart through the ringer but I’m not sure I would have had it any other way. This dual point of view novella filled a little crack in my heart that I wasn’t even aware existed.

“Sometimes, good-bye is a second chance. Clears your head. Anyway…missing someone makes you remember why you loved that person in the first place.”

As much as I love the other heroines of the series, I’ve always held a special place for America. She’s been this fierce little firecracker since the moment we were introduced to her, and that trait has never wavered. We see a whole lot of that in Something Beautiful, but we also see a little bit of a vulnerable side to her. It showed readers that she was human with insecurities and made her more real in my eyes. I’m also now pretty much sold on the fact that Shepley doesn’t get enough credit as a book boyfriend! I freaking fell in love with him in this novella! He was tenacious, vulnerable, strong-willed, and simply put, a Maddox through and through.

“I never stay lost for long. I can always find my way back to you.”

I think what set Something Beautiful apart from the other novels in the series is that America and Shepley weren’t trying to kindle a relationship. They were fighting so hard to maintain a love they both knew in their hearts was there. Despite issues arising, miscommunication, and even a lack of conversation at times, neither wanted to give up hope. That message is so strongly appropriate in a world where we are so quick to throw away what means the most to us when it gets hard.  Something Beautiful was a short read, but one I loved getting lost in. Their story isn’t always beautiful, but they both learn that their love IS something beautiful to cherish. I can say without a doubt that Jamie McGuire’s writing just keeps getting better and better!



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Don’t miss the rest of the Beautiful Series:

Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful #1)

Beautiful Disaster

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Walking Disaster (Beautiful #2)


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A Beautiful Wedding (Beautiful #2.5)

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Author Bio

Jamie McGuire

Jamie McGuire was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended Northern Oklahoma College, the University of Central Oklahoma, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a degree in Radiography.

Jamie paved the way for the New Adult genre with the international bestseller Beautiful Disaster. Her follow-up novel, Walking Disaster, debuted at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists. Beautiful Oblivion, book one of the Maddox Brothers series, also topped the New York Times bestseller list, debuting at #1. Beautiful Redemption and Beautiful Sacrifice, books two and three of the Maddox Brothers series, respectively, have also made appearances on the New York Times bestseller list.

Novels also written by Jamie McGuire include: Red Hill, an apocalyptic thriller; the Providence series, a young adult paranormal romance trilogy; Apolonia, a dark sci-fi romance; and several novellas, including A Beautiful Wedding, Among Monsters: A Red Hill Novella, and Happenstance: A Novella Series.

Jamie lives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, with her husband, Jeff, their three children, three dogs, three horses, and a cat named Rooster. When Jamie is not writing, you can find her hiking, running, or looking for a sweater.

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