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Released: December 1st 2015
Series: Rosemary Beach #13
Published by Atria Books
“As well as Glines writes her bad boys, she also writes bad characters well. When she introduces a new character to a reader that is meant to be disliked, you end up really hating them. ”
~ Under the Covers
In the thirteenth book of the Rosemary Beach series, Abbi Glines presents readers with a bad boy hero and tortured heroine. River “Captain” Kipling is Blaire’s half brother and he epitomizes the playboy spirit. What’s interesting about his character is that he is a professional killer. His employer is a crime boss but Captain wants nothing more than to own his own restaurant. While I’ve followed this series from the very beginning and enjoyed the books for the most part, this one seems the most different from all the books. It almost seems like a complete departure from the series and I think that’s all due to Captain’s character. While he still embodies the bad boy that Glines is known for writing, the whole professional killing aspect of the story seemed pretty out of the blue and misplaced in the story. I didn’t like Captain. He came across as sleazy rather than sexy so I would’ve passed on him.
Rose’s story is a little more to Glines’ style. She has a complicated past and it seems, like a complicated future. But she finds solace when she is with Captain. I only wished I liked Captain more so that I could get more involved in the story, but unfortunately the heat wasn’t there for me.
Quite a bit of the first half of the story are flashbacks from an earlier time. It outlines their time when they were younger and as you can expect, it’s rife with drama and trouble. There are a few characters that I didn’t like and as well as Glines writes her bad boys, she also writes bad characters well. When she introduces a new character to a reader that is meant to be disliked, you end up really hating them. I’m curious to see if in the next book, Glines detours once again or if she’ll stick to what’s tried and true.
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