Tuesday, 20 May 2014

REVIEW : Fallen Too Far (Rosemary Beach #1) by Abbi Glines


SUMMARY :

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.

REVIEW :

The first half of the book I would give around 3.5 but the second half around 4.5- So, I'm going to settle at 4 Stars

The sweet part about this story is that you have Blaire who has gone through some horrible things in the past five years: her twin sister dies, her father left and then she alone takes care of her mother who dies of cancer...she can definitely take care of herself! But she wants someone to want to be with her...to share her life and be there for her. Then you have Mr. Bad Boy, son of a rock god, pierced, tattooed, money bags and a sex machine who is totally taken by surprise by Blaire. He fights it and fights it hard but when he finally accepts it, he just can't get enough!

I was pleasantly surprised by this book several different time. I didn't expect Blaire to be so mature and capable and I didn't expect her love interest to be Rush. I also didn't expect to like him since he was such a jerk in the beginning. There's also a big secret in the story...it's not too hard to figure out but ultimately becomes Rush's undoing. 

I thought Blaire was doing really well considering what all she had been through. I about died when she had to sleep in the room under the stairs...it certainly gave off a Cinderella vibe! She really has to deal with the separate social classes...not just where she is staying but at work as well. Luckily, she handles herself (and her gun) quite well. 

Rush was definitely unexpected considering he was such a jerk at the beginning and was having sex out in the open where Blaire would see him! I love how he reacted to Blaire but I didn't like the secret he was keeping. It was funny to see him trying to fight his feelings and losing! 

The ending is a bit of a clincher and does leave you hanging. My heart went out to Blaire especially at the cemetery and then OMG at the hotel. I don't know who I felt worse for....her or Rush.