Friday, March 28, 2014

Book Review: Fallen Too Far

Fallen Too FarAuthor: Abbi Glines
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
Publisher: Atria
Series: Too Far # 1

The wealthy son of a rocker. A tough farm girl from Alabama. Two step-siblings from different worlds. One summer in Rosemary Beach.

The last thing Blaire Wynn wants is to move in with her father’s new family in Rosemary Beach, Florida. She has no choice. Blaire’s mother has passed away after a long illness, leaving behind a mountain of medical debts and no way for Blaire to keep their small Alabama farmhouse. 

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?

“Everyone always says that love was enough. It wasn't. Not when your soul has been shattered.”

“He wasn't what sent me running. He was what had made me want to stay.” 

“I had fallen too far. I was in love with Rush Finlay.”

“She was the rock in a world that was crumbling.”

“Inside I knew he was meant to be the guy that taught me about life. Even if he broke my heart eventually.” 

Abbi Glines has captivated me with another amazing series! Honestly I have never read one of her series of books that I did not enjoy, and I think I have at least started all of her series at this point. In the Too Far series we start with Blaire’s story, which is completely emotional and heart-wrenching. Blaire’s mother has just passed away and Blaire is left with absolutely nothing. She heads off with a gun under the front seat and only $20 for gas in search of her estranged father, who left after her sister died. Blaire’s life is full of heartbreak. When she reaches Rosemary Beach, where her father lives with his new wife, she only finds his stepson, Rush. Rush is no picnic and Blaire figures she might as well hit the road and try to find work, but just when she least expected it, Rush invites her to stay until she can get back on her feet.

I will warn you that the tension between these two starts right from their very first meeting. I immediately fell in love with Blaire’s character, mainly because I felt so sorry for her. She is left with no one to depend on and nothing to her name. She even had to sell her mother’s home just to pay off medical bills. Rush, on the other hand, I did not care for and am still unsure if I do or not. I do not agree with some of his choices, and the way he treats Blaire at first was enough to make me want to throw the book across the room. However, I will say that Blaire softens him somewhat, and this was a nice change to see.

I am most excited for where this series will go next. I have the second book waiting patiently on my night stand and it is eagerly calling my name. I am a huge fan of Abbi Glines, so I know how her books and series tend to flow. I am excited for some of the supporting characters in this book, and I hope they receive their own stories just like Blaire and Rush. If you have ever read and of Abbi’s work, then you already know that she loves to write steamy scenes. Some of the scenes in this book seemed extra steamy to me, but it was all well-written.

***A free copy of this book was provided to me by the publishers at Atria in exchange for my honest review***

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