ARC Review: When I’m Gone by Abbi Glines

Posted April 8, 2015 by Annie in Reviews / 3 Comments

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ARC Review: When I’m Gone by Abbi Glines
When I'm Gone
by Abbi Glines

3 Stars


Released: Apr. 7, 2015
Series: Rosemary Beach #11
Published by Atria
Pages: 272
Format: eARC


“Glines keeps it simple, but I think it works for the book because not only do you get a full range of emotions, but you end up with a really sweet story as well.”~ Under the Covers

Mase Colt-Manning is Kiro’s son but he much prefers the Texas rancher lifestyle than follow in his father’s rockstar legacy. In fact, he is rarely visits Rosemary Beach especially when having to live with his sister, Nanette.

That all changes when he wakes one morning and encounters some horrific singing. To his surprise, it’s just Reese Ellis, Nan’s housecleaner. Reese is a very sweet but tortured character. When you begin the book, there’s a lot of Reese’s background shown, detailing everything she has endured. Because of it, she thinks herself to be stupid and yet there’s something very sweet and endearing about her character. She’s very hardworking and her polite demeanor shows that she isn’t stupid. Mase notices all these things and when she accidentally cuts herself, he rushes her to the hospital to get some stitches.

Once their worlds have merged, it’s impossible for them to stay away from each other. Mase is the sweetheart of the story. From the very first page, there’s something about him that doesn’t come across as simply badass. He’s a true gentleman through and through. His patience and consideration comes across in this book, making WHEN I’M GONE more sweet than Glines’ other books. However that doesn’t mean it isn’t sexy either.

Mase has a bit of a dirty mouth, but since Reese is quite sensitive, it can backfire on him. How he handles that and how he manages his own lust shows just how deep his feelings for Reese run. That he’s willing to wait for her makes the book a true romance.

WHEN I’M GONE really focuses on the couple. There isn’t much conflict apart from Reese overcoming her own personal obstacles. Glines keeps it simple, but I think it works for the book because not only do you get a full range of emotions, but you end up with a really sweet story as well.



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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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I could use some sweet….thanks annie


Thanks Annie

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Thanks for the review, I’m so behind on this series.