ARC Review: Rush Too Far by Abbi Glines

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ARC Review: Rush Too Far by Abbi Glines
Rush Too Far

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: May 6, 2014
Series: Rosemary Beach #1.1
Pages: 257
Format: ARC
 

 

In this quick, fast romp of a ride, Abbi Glines has given a lot more for her readers to love about Rush Finlay. Sweet, sexy and sinful, this book definitely lives up to the son of a rockstar reputation! ~ Under the Covers

You’ve got the story from Blaire’s POV, but now Abbi Glines is giving readers who have a Rush Crush a chance to read Fallen Too Far from Rush’s POV. If you’re interested in reading my Fallen Too Far review, you can read that here.

RUSH TOO FAR doesn’t offer any new material from what he have seen in the first book of the series. However, I will admit, I think I liked reading the story from Rush’s POV more than Blaire’s. Don’t get me wrong, Blaire is a fantastic character, but I fell hard for Rush Finlay in this one, if you can imagine it.

Rush is still very much the ladies’ man. Abbi Glines doesn’t try to sugar coat it. While that sort of bothered me from reading it from Blaire’s POV because she was hurting from it, seeing the way Rush interacted with those women just proved how insignificant they all were compared to Blaire.

With her, Rush is so caring and considerate that it’s becomes so endearing to see Rush so smitten by her. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Rush all wound up as he tried to get a grip on his emotions.

In this quick, fast romp of a ride, Abbi Glines has given a lot more for her readers to love about Rush Finlay. Sweet, sexy and sinful, this book definitely lives up to the son of a rockstar reputation!

Favorite Quote:

I would leave my heart here. My soul, too. She owned them. i was empty without her. I would never be the same. Blaire Wynn had changed me. She had shown me that I could love with an all-consuming love and get nothing in return. I would never love again. She was the one. She was it for me.

 

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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.

Excerpt

Read on for an early look at the highly-anticipated follow-up to Fallen Too FarNever Too Far, and Forever Too Far, the three new adult novels that launched the #1 New York Timesbestselling Rosemary Beach series by Abbi Glines

RUSH TOO FAR

Abbi Glines

Available from Atria Books in eBook and trade paperback on May 6, 2014

They say that children have the purest hearts. That children don’t truly hate because they don’t fully understand the emotion. They forgive and forget easily.

They say a lot of bullshit like that because it helps them sleep at night. Such sayings make for good, heart-warming clichés to hang on the walls, to bring out a smile in people passing by.

I know differently. Children love like no other. They have the capacity to love more fiercely than anyone else. That much is true. That much I know. Because I lived it. By the age of ten I knew hate and I knew love. Both all-consuming. Both life-altering. And both completely blinding.

Looking back now I wish someone had been there to see how my mother had sown the seed of hate inside of me. Inside of my sister. If someone had been there to save us from the lies and bitterness she allowed to fester within us, then maybe things would have been different. For everyone involved.

I never would have acted so foolishly. It wouldn’t have been my fault that a girl was left alone to take care of her ailing mother. It wouldn’t have been my fault that the same girl stood at her mother’s graveside, believing that the last person on earth who loved her was dead. It wouldn’t have been my fault that a man destroyed himself after his life became a broken, hollow shell.

But no one saved me.

No one saved us.

We believed the lies. We held onto our hate, and I alone destroyed an innocent girl’s life.

They say you reap what you sow. That’s bullshit, too. Because I should be burning in hell for my sins. I shouldn’t be allowed to wake up every morning with this beautiful woman in my arms, who loves me unconditionally. I shouldn’t get to hold my son and know such a pure joy.

But I do.

Because, eventually, someone did save me. I didn’t deserve it. Hell, more than anyone it was my sister who needed saving. She hadn’t acted on her hate. She hadn’t manipulated the lives of our family members, not caring about the outcome. But her bitterness still controlled her while I had been delivered. By a girl…

No, she wasn’t just a girl. She was an angel. My angel. A beautiful, strong, fierce, loyal angel who had entered my life in a pick-up truck, carrying a gun.

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About Abbi Glines

Since publishing her first novel Breathe in May of 2011, Abbi has also released The New York Times bestselling Seabreeze Series which includes Breathe, Because of Low, While It Lasts, Just For Now and Sometimes It Last, The Existence Trilogy that includes the USA Today Bestseller Ceaseless. New York Times and USA TODAY bestsellers The Vincent Boys and The Vincent Brothers. Last but not least her most popular series to date, Rosemary Beach which includes The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers Fallen Too Far, Never Too Far, Forever Too Far, Twisted Perfection and Simple Perfection. Her newest book scheduled to be released on December 17th, 2013 is Misbehaving (Seabreeze).

When Abbi isn’t locked away in her office typing away she is hauling her kids to and from their many social activities. You could say her second job is the Glines Kids personal chauffeur. It’s a rather illustrious job.

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mlynpeters

cannot wait to experience Rush again – great review!

Under the Covers Book Blog

Thank you! And enjoy!

Timitra

Sounds good…Thanks for the review Annie

DENISE SMITH

great review the book sounds really good

Elizabeth

Ooooo these sound intriguing..looking forward to reading about rush…thanks annie

Victoria

I’ve read all of the books in this series and Rush is still by far the man of my Rosemary Beach heart :).. I can’t wait to read this!! Thanks for sharing and for a great review

Diana Doan

Great review! I’m excited to read this book!! I love Rush and Blaire’s story!!

Amy R

Thanks for the post, I read my first Abbi Glines book a few weeks ago have this series on my wishlist.

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bn100

Sounds good

kitten sinclair

Great review! I’m excited to read Rush Too Far and Abbi Glines is THE BEST #lovetheseries #rushcrush

BellaBookaholic

great review and I’m starting RUSH TOO FAR TODAY..!!!!!!!!!!!!

Feifei

GREAT review!! I’m looking forward to reading this 😀

Texas Book Lover

Ooh! This sounds like a great read!

Roselle Torres

Great review and definitely a must read!! Thank you

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