Title: Fallen Too Far
By: Abbi Glines Series: The Rosemary Beach Series (Book 1)
Genre: Adult Romance
Publisher: Abbi Glines
Release Date: December 16, 2012
Driving into the wealthy resort town in a pickup truck with a pistol under her seat, Blaire knows she’ll never fit in. She’s even more disappointed to discover that her father has left for Paris, leaving her with her new stepbrother, Rush Finlay. The cynical, condescending, and unapologetic son of an infamous rock star, Rush is as spoiled as he is gorgeous—and he immediately gets under Blaire’s skin.
But as the summer goes by, Blaire begins to see a side of Rush she never expected, and the chemistry between them becomes impossible to ignore. Unknown to her, Rush has a secret that could destroy Blaire’s entire world. Will she find out what he’s hiding before she falls too far?
In one word, I would describe Fallen Too Far as: Seductive.
I’ve been meaning to read this series for quite some time and I’m glad I decided to pick it up now.
Sometimes you just have to follow your heart even if it hurts, even if you’re scared. Lies and deciet are all around us and if you just can’t handle it, sometimes the best thing to do is to let it go.
Blair, has gone through so much from her sad past to her effed up present. Her mom died of cancer With nowhere to go, she goes to live with her dad and his new family.
And there she meets none other than, oh yes, Rush. Mmmm Hmmm
When these two meet, it’s the normal “love/hate” type relationship (which I completely heart!) and it’s obvious that they both have feelings for each other right from the start. The steam level in this book left me breathless. I stayed up past one in the morning just reading it.
With Blaire and Rush it was like night and day. With her he is nice and thoughtful but in front of others he acts rude.
Blaire tries to fight her feelings over Rush but he still weasels his way into her heart which in the end may or may not ruin her life.
Man, does Abbi Glines know how to write a kissing scene. Believe me when I tell you, after you read one of those steamy scenes, you’ll be gasping for more.
I’m not one for *cough* “descriptive sex” in a book but in any case, this book wasn’t too bad for me.
The character development in Blair was apparent at the end although throughout the entire book I wanted to punch her in the eye for being so naive and clueless. Granted, she hasn’t had a lot of experience with guys but she definitely made up for it in the end.
What I really liked about this story was how it gradually left you these little questions here and there. Abbi Glines knows how to pile on all that good mystery. The mystery alone of what Blaire “didn’t know” left me swiping the screen of my Kindle so I could find out. It took such a stinking long time but believe me when I say, it was all worth it in the end.
These are the questions you may or may not ask yourselves while reading:
What is going on with Nan and Rush?
What secret is Rush keeping from Blaire?
And when the heck am I going to find out?
And the best part is YES! All of them were answered in the end.
So overall I really liked this book. I can’t say it was one of my most fav. books of all time. It’s somewhere in the middle.
Why, you ask?
Well it’s simple.
I didn’t get the chance to connect with the characters on a personal level and that is a must for me and for any reader, I’m sure. If you’ve read one of my earlier posts in the writer tips section, I talked about how much I want to really FEEL my characters; so much so, I want butterflies in my stomach when my hero or heroine is nervous. I want to FEEL anger when the character is mad.But as much as I wanted to go there, the book just wouldn’t take me, nor would the characters.
Get ready for a ton of swoony moments!
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Meet the Author:
When I’m being forced up a mountainside with a backpack weighing me down, terrified of meeting a bear around the next corner or when I’m being hauled out into choppy waters holding on for dear life afraid I’ll be pitched over at any moment, I wonder why, exactly, I married my crazy husband. Then again having an adventurous if somewhat insane spouse has been the best muse a writer could ask for. My debut novel, Breathe – a YA contemporary romance, was released May,17, 2011 by Wild Child Publishing and it’s thanks to one of those spur of the moment boat trips that sparked the idea for Breathe. I’ve been writing all my life but it wasn’t until I tried my hand at YA fiction that I found my groove. Apparently I never really grew up, which may explain my marriage to a dare devil. I’ve recently signed the contract on my first YA paranormal titled Existence to be released this Christmas. On October 21, I will be releasing The Vincent Boys – an older YA romance with an edgier feel. It will be available in digital format on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. You can find me on Twitter @abbiglines I have a slight addiction….
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