Rush Too Far by Abbi Glines

SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!

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Blurb: Fallen Too Far was Blaire’s story. Now it’s time for Rush to share his side.

Everyone in Rosemary Beach thinks they know how Rush Finlay and Blaire Wynn fell in love. But Rush is back to tell his side of the story…

Rush has earned every bit of his bad-boy reputation. The three-story beach house, luxury car, and line of girls begging for time between his sheets are the envy of every guy in Rosemary Beach, and Rush handles it all with the laid-back cool of a rock star’s son. All he needs are his best friend, Grant, and his sister, Nan.

Until Blaire Wynn drives into town in her beat-up pickup truck with a pistol under her seat. The Alabama farm girl instantly captures Rush’s attention once he discovers that the angelic beauty is his new stepsister, but he vows to keep his distance. Even if she needs his help. Even if he craves her.

Because Rush knows why Blaire is all alone in the world, forced to ask for help from the father who abandoned her three years ago. And he knows if he gets too close it will destroy Nan, who has a secret connection to Blaire.

He has every reason in the world to stay away from her. Find out why he doesn’t.

My Thoughts: I loved this book. I am so glad that I was able to read it from start to finish. I read Fallen Too Far which is in Blaire’s point of view and I wondered how Rush felt during the end when he was losing her. I never knew that it could be that emotional. In Blarie’s point of view you always seen Rush as a tough guy but this book you see how much of a softy he really is. I cried as I read it. I think I’m going to re-read the series eventually so it’s all together. I’ll have to do it when I have time to read 4 books at one time.

 

5

WARNING: THERE IS SEXUAL CONTENT AND CUSSING A LOT.

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Forever Too Far by Abbi Glines

Spoilers!!

Forever Too Far (Too Far, #3; Rosemary Beach, #4)

Blurb: Rush promised her forever… but promises can be broken.

Torn between his love for his family and his love for Blaire, Rush has to find a way to save one without losing the other.  In the end one has to be more important. Letting go isn’t easy.

Blaire believed in her fairytale… but no one can live in a fantasy.

Her love for Rush and desire to have a family keep her believing that they can find a way for this to work. Until she has to make the right decision for her and the baby. Even if it breaks her heart.

Can they find the forever that they both want or has it all just gone… too far?

My Thoughts: There was so much going on in this book. They find out the sex of the baby, they have to go to California to deal with Nan and her father issues, they get married, set up the nursery for the first Christmas together, the baby is born, and Nan shows up and starts stuff again. I liked the book but there was just so much in one book. I also liked that other character’s point of views were in here. It makes me want to read their stories. And I just might soon!

4stars

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Never Too Far by Abbi Glines

Never Too Far (Too Far, #2; Rosemary Beach, #2)

Blurb: He had held a secret that destroyed her world.

Everything she had known was no longer true.

Blaire couldn’t stop loving him but she knew she could never forgive him.
Now, she was back home and learning to live again. Moving on with life… until something happened to send her world spinning once again.
What do you do when the one person you can never trust again is the one that you need to trust so desperately?

You lie, hide, avoid, and pray that your sins never find you out.

My Thoughts: When I first read this book I found it sad that the main character was alone at the time in her life that she really needed someone to be there. But of course there’s more to the story. When she first thinks she is alone she is in her hometown and she didn’t want her best friend to know her secret. She goes back to Rosemary Beach and she has all her friends there taking care of her which really touched my heart. Not many people try to help each other anymore so its nice to at least have a story where they do. That’s the main reason I loved this book.

4stars

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Breathe by Abbi Glines

Breathe (Sea Breeze, #1)

Blurb: Sadie White’s summer job isn’t going to be on the beach life-guarding or working at rental booths like most kids her age. With her single mother’s increasing pregnancy and refusal to work, Sadie has to take over her mother’s job as a domestic servant for one of the wealthy summer families on a nearby island.

When the family arrives at their summer getaway, Sadie is surprised to learn that the owner of the house is Jax Stone, one of the hottest teen rockers in the world. If Sadie hadn’t spent her life raising her mother and taking care of the house she might have been normal enough to be excited about working for a rock star.

Even though Sadie isn’t impressed by Jax’s fame, he is drawn to her. Everything about Sadie fascinates Jax but he fights his attraction. Relationships never work in his world and as badly as he wants Sadie, he believes she deserves more. By the end of the summer, Jax discovers he can’t breathe without Sadie.

My Thoughts: I really loved the love story in this book. Even though it’s been done a few times it was still different some how. I actually cried a few spots throughout the book but I couldn’t tell you if it was because it was sad or because my hormones are still a little out of whack. I was really happy with the ending of the book and I’m not sure if there is another book with these characters in it because so far the other books in this series are from other characters that we meet in this book. I might read them so I can find out more about them because I think it will be fun but I’m not sure. I just don’t see them being as good as this couple but I guess I’ll never know unless I read them. I gave this book a 4 stars instead of a 5 because I feel there could have been more to it instead of a few things getting repeated throughout the story.

4stars

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

Hex Hall (Hex Hall, #1)

 

Blurb: Three years ago, Sophie Mercer discovered that she was a witch. It’s gotten her into a few scrapes. Her non-gifted mother has been as supportive as possible, consulting Sophie’s estranged father–an elusive European warlock–only when necessary. But when Sophie attracts too much attention for a prom-night spell gone horribly wrong, it’s her dad who decides her punishment; exile to Hex Hall, an isolated reform school for wayward Prodigium, a.k.a, witches, faeries, and shapeshifters.

By the end of her first day among fellow freak-teens, Sophie has quite a scorecard: three powerful enemies who look like supermodels, a futile crush on a gorgeous warlock, a creepy tagalong ghost, and a new roommate who happens to be the most hated person and only vampire student on campus. Worse, Sophie soon learns that mysterious predator has been attacking students, and her only friend is the number-one suspect.

As a series of blood-curdling mysteries starts to converge, Sophie prepares for the biggest threat of all: an ancient secret society determined to destroy all Prodigium, especially her.

My Thoughts: Loved this book. I didn’t want to put it down. I know people compare it to Harry Potter but I’ve never read Harry Potter so I couldn’t tell you. Maybe I’ll get to that series if it’s as good as this one. I loved all the details that the author put into this book. I felt like I was in the main characters world and meeting the people she was meeting.

 

5

Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines

Blurb 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.

Ck's Thoughts This is the second time I’ve read this book so these are not my first thoughts on the book. I read this book before we started our blog and I had to re-read it before I wrote a review on it and also the newest book of the series came out so I wanted to have a marathon with this series. I liked this book because it wasn’t like most love storied I have read. At first Rush seems really mean when Blaire shows up needing a place to stay which if this is your first time reading this book you have to wonder why he would be so mean. At first you would think it’s because she was an unwanted step sister but later on in the book you find out the real reasons. I kind of thought it was funny that she kept walking in on him having sex with women everywhere in the open and she couldn’t help but stare and run away after a few minutes. I think the ending of this book is really sad and I also think Blaire turned into a, I don’t know a better way to put this, bitch. She could have at least listened to his side of the story of why he didn’t tell her before running away but running away I think is kind of her thing.
4stars

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Black Heart by R.L. Mathewson

May Contain Spoilers

Blurb There was something seriously wrong with Marty. That was the only explanation that she could come up with. Why else would she feel this way for the biggest SOB in town? Granted, he was also the hottest man in town, but he was also arrogant, callous, and determined to drive her away even as he drove her crazy with his touch. She should just walk away from him and probably would if it wasn’t for this connection that she’d always had with him that kept making her want more with the one man that couldn’t give her anything more than heartache.

He should have left and never looked back when he’d decided to finally do the right thing and push Marty out of his life, but instead he stuck around to torture himself by staying close to the one woman that he could never allow himself to have. She deserved better than him, better than the tortured existence that he led and better than the horrifying future that waited for him.

Ck's Thoughts Hmmm…..what to say about this book. I really enjoyed it. It was funny and sad. I almost cried the last few chapters. It reminds me kind of the show Ghost Whisperer. I hope that doesn’t spoil anything for anybody. I thought the story between Tristen and Marty was confusing at first. They kept talking about this connection between each other and in their thought they would say how much they enjoyed each other but Tristen kept pushing Marty away which just made Marty mad and upset to where she didn’t want anything to with him one minute but the next she couldn’t live without him. Once they finally figured out what they wanted I was happy. I thought things were going to get even better but close to the end of the book the author throws in a twist that made me want to cry because they were trying so hard to be together. But it seems they were going to have trouble being together for the rest of their lives.

4stars

Truce by R.L. Mathewson

Truce: The Historic Neighbor from Hell (Neighbor from Hell, #4)

Blurb This is the story before everything..

Elizabeth knows what’s expected of her, perfection. She’s the daughter of an Earl and expected to marry well, say and do the right things with a smile on her face when inside she’s dying for a chance to escape. Thanks to an inheritance her godmother left her years ago, her chance will come with her next birthday. Her hopes of escape abruptly end when Robert, her childhood nemesis that she hasn’t seen in over fourteen years, comes back into her life and does everything he can to drive her out of her mind even as he steals her heart.

He hated her.

At least, he tried to hate her, but it was so damn difficult to hate someone that he couldn’t live without. He tried to ignore her, tried to focus on anything but her, but nothing worked. Somehow she made her way into his heart and started to make him want things that he never though possible, made him smile and laugh even while she drove him out of his mind and started a legacy by turning him into…..

A Bradford.

Ck's Thoughts I really enjoyed this book. I loved going back in time to see how the story all started with the Bradfords. At first I didn’t think I was going to enjoy too much because I can never get into historical novels and with this taking place in 1809 London I figured I was going to hate it. But I had to try to see what it was all about. I’m glad that I stuck with this series and actually read this. The story was funny, sad, and full of love. With me being a new mom there was a part that was really sad to me and it made me want to stop reading the book all together but I decided to continue reading to see if it got any better after that point. I am so happy that I did, that part ended up turning into something great even though it didn’t seem like it at the time. I really don’t want to spoil any parts so I’m hoping that I didn’t give away too much information. There are three books ahead of this book in the series and I will get reviews out on them as soon as I can. I’m going to re-read them so I can make sure that I write the right review for each one and that I remember everything before I write it.

4stars