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.
This book follows the story of Thomas (Tommy, TJ) Maddox. He is the oldest of the brothers and took on most of the responsibilities after their mom passed away. He helped raise his younger brothers while his dad was dealing with his wife's death.
You could read this book as a stand alone, but if your at all interested in reading the series I'd definitely recommend reading them in order. This is listed as book 2 in the series, but to get the full story you need to read Beautiful Disaster, Walking Disaster, Beautiful Oblivion, and then Beautiful Redemption. (technically making this the 4th book)
After reading Travis and Trenton's stories I was expecting Thomas to be... well, not what he is! He surprised me, in a good way. With this book we get more into the backstory of the boys and a few more things make sense. Also, this book is a little more adult than the previous books.
I really liked Liis, she is a strong female character that didn't put up with anything from anyone. She wasn't emotional and annoying with the love story like a lot of female characters tend to be. It was refreshing. One of the previous books kind of gave away the conclusion to this one so there wasn't as much suspense as there could of been, but towards the end a twist is thrown at you so fast it'll make your head spin!
I can't wait to read the next book!