Sunday, May 10, 2015

Review: Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines

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Rating: ★★★★★ stars
Date published: December 14th, 2012
Publisher: Atria Books/Abbi Glines
Synopsis: To want what you’re not supposed to have…

She is only nineteen.

She is his new stepfather’s daughter.

She is still naïve and innocent due to spending the last three years taking care of her sick mother.

But for twenty-four year old Rush Finlay, she is the only thing that has ever been off limits. His famous father’s guilt money, his mother’s desperation to win his love, and his charm are the three reasons he has never been told no.

Blaire Wynn left her small farmhouse in Alabama, after her mother passed away, to move in with her father and his new wife in their sprawling beach house along the Florida gulf coast. She isn’t prepared for the lifestyle change and she knows she’ll never fit into this world. Then there is her sexy stepbrother who her father leaves her with for the summer while he runs off to Paris with his wife. Rush is as spoiled as he is gorgeous. He is also getting under her skin. She knows he is anything but good for her and that he’ll never be faithful to anyone. He is jaded and has secrets Blaire knows she may never uncover but even knowing all of that…

Blaire just may have fallen too far.

What I Thought

When this book was first released, I had just recently discovered Abbi Glines a few months earlier and was making my way through her contemporary back list. I purchased a copy of this book when it was still self published and the sales had broken through the roof.  I was very happy Abbi was receiving the accolades and praise she deserved.  I can't even recall precisely now why I didn't read the book right away.  Of course I waited almost two and a half years for all the spoilers to leave my mind before I read it and it was so worth the wait.

Fallen Too Far captured my heart from the very first page.  I absolutely loved Blaire.  I know everyone raves about Rush and he is completely swoon worthy, but I had a bigger crush on Blaire. She's just a girl, but she's seen so much sorrow and tolerated it like an adult. She's never complained about it, just sucked it up and dealt with it.  I hated seeing her hurt and broke down, having to reach out to the one person she has left and having him hurt her too.  I loved her attitude.  Despite being hurt so many times, she never stopped being kind and considerate to others.  She had a backbone of steel.  I'm not surprised Rush was attracted to her.  Her inner beauty and outer beauty were evenly matched and he'd never been around someone so pure of heart.  

I loved seeing Blaire thrive in Rosemary Beach.  I understood her fascination with Rush and his with her. Rush was an enigma and I liked seeing him unravel around Blaire.  I liked just about everyone I met in Rosemary Beach, with a few exceptions. What surprised me even more than how much I loved the story and characters was my ability to get lost in it. I devoured the book with no consideration of the consequence of reading a book that ended on a cliffhanger or the fact it was really late at night. There was no stopping me. I even got so involved in the book and caught up in the story I was able to completely forget the spoilers I knew were coming and it felt like I was reading the book without any prior knowledge about it. 

Abbi Glines has written and published nine more books in this series, with more to come  I'm hoping to get caught up with the series before book eleven comes out. I know how addictive and compelling her tales are, so I have no doubt I'll be caught up with the goings on in Rosemary Beach by then and an even bigger Rush Crush by then.

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About the Author
Abbi Glines is a #1 New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. She has a new YA series coming out in the fall of 2015 titled The Field Party Series . She never cooks unless baking during the Christmas holiday counts. She believes in ghosts and has a habit of asking people if their house is haunted before she goes in it. She drinks afternoon tea because she wants to be British but alas she was born in Alabama. When asked how many books she has written she has to stop and count on her fingers. When she’s not locked away writing, she is reading, shopping (major shoe and purse addiction), sneaking off to the movies alone, and listening to the drama in her teenagers lives while making mental notes on the good stuff to use later. Don’t judge.

You can connect with Abbi online in several different ways. She uses social media to procrastinate.

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* I purchased a copy of this book. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*

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