Jamie McGuire was originally born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended Northern Oklahoma College, Central Oklahoma University, and Autry Technology Center where she graduated with a Diploma in Radiography.
Jamie and the international bestseller Beautiful Disaster paved the way for the New Adult genre. Her follow-up novel, Walking Disaster, debuted at #1 on the bestseller lists in all four categories of the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street ... Journal. Beautiful Oblivion, book one of the Maddox Brothers series, also topped the New York Times bestseller list, debuting at #1. Books two and three of the series Maddox Brothers, Beautiful Redemption and Beautiful Sacrifice, respectively, also topped the New York Times in 2015, as well as a Beautiful series novella, Something Beautiful. Beautiful Burn appeared on the New York Times and USA Today in 2016, and was also named Romance Book of the Year by iBooks. A Beautiful Funeral also reached the top of the New York Times bestseller list the same year.
Jamie McGuire's novels also include: apocalyptic thriller and 2014 UtopYA Best Dystopian Book of the Year, Red Hill; the series Providence, a young adult paranormal romance trilogy; Apolonia, a dark sci-fi romance; and several novellas, including A Beautiful Wedding, Among Monsters, Happenstance: A Novella Series, and Sins of the Innocent.
Jamie is the first indie author in history to enter into a print deal with Wal-Mart the retail giant. In September, 2015, her self-published novel, Beautiful Redemption hit Wal-Mart shelves.
Jamie resides with her husband, Jeff, and their three children in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
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To douchebags!" he said, gesturing to Brad. "And to girls that break your heart," he bowed his head to me. His eyes lost focus. "And to the absolute fucking horror of losing your best friend because you were stupid enough to fall in love with her.
I know we're fucked up, alright? I'm impulsive, and hot tempered, and you get under my skin like no one else. You act like you hate me one minute, and then need me the next. I never get anything right, and I don't deserve you...but I fucking love you, Abby. I love you more than I loved anyone or anything ever. When you're around, I don't need booze, or money, or the fighting, or the one-night stands...
It's dangerous to need someone that much. You're trying to save him and he's hoping you can. You two are a disaster." I smiled at the ceiling. "It doesn't matter what or why it is. When it's good, Kara... it's beautiful.
You know why I want you? I didn’t know I was lost until you found me. I didn’t know what alone was until the first night I spent without you in my bed. You’re the one thing I’ve got right. You’re what I’ve been waiting for, Pigeon.
My name’s Travis. Travis Maddox. I rolled my eyes. I know who you are. You do, huh? Travis said, raising his wounded eyebrow. Don’t flatter yourself. It’s hard not to notice when fifty drunks are chanting your name. Travis sat up a bit taller. I get that a lot. I rolled my eyes again, and Travis chuckled. Do you have a twitch? A what? A twitch. Your eyes keep wiggling around. He laughed again when I glared at him. Those are some amazing eyes though, he said, leaning just inches from my face.
I clinked my bottle against his. To being the only girl a guy with no standards doesn’t want to sleep with. I said, taking a swig. Are you serious? he asked, pulling the bottle from my mouth. When I didn’t recant, he leaned toward me. First of all…I have standards. I’ve never been with an ugly woman. Ever. Second of all, I wanted to sleep with you. I thought about throwing you over my couch fifty different ways, but I haven’t because I don’t see you that way anymore. It’s not that I’m not attracted to you, I just think you’re better than that. I couldn’t hold back the smug smile that crept across my face. You think I’m too good for you. He sneered at my second insult. I can’t think of a single guy I know that’s good enough for you.