Title: Fallen Too Far (Rosemary Beach / Too Far #1)
Author: Abbi Glines
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Release Date: December 14th, 2012
Publisher: Atria Books
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.
This is my first Abbi Glines novel and I am surprised at how much I actually really liked it.
According to my ebook reader, I read this for 5 hours – that includes all my side comments and rants and reactions. I was looking for something really light and easy to read after all my consecutive dark and twisted fantasy readings and this is surprising really light. I was never a fast reader but I managed to finish this one in less than quarters of the day.
I needed a breath of fresh air and I was seeking for that while I was reading Fallen Too Far. But it’s funny how I literally needed some air because of all those smexy scenes with Blaire and Rush. I’m not all up for eroticas, but this was a perfect balance. I didn’t feel gross-out with all the sexy stuff. Most of the time, it’s sweet.
I liked Blaire. I liked how smart and independent she was. But sometimes, I am uncertain if she’s just way too innocent or she’s just actually pretending to be dense in front of Rush. I mean, I already mentioned she’s smart, but having a strong personally and all, would you actually really tell someone you’re eating only peanut butter sandwich for the whole week? Or was she really trying to look pitiful in front of Rush? Or maybe it’s just me? Maybe, it’s just really me. I still like her nonetheless. Her pointing guns on stranger and blabbing bitches left a very strong impression. Yes, that might be it.
I liked Rush when he’s sweet and a little over protective. He’s a jerk at the beginning and I hated him for that. But that hatred didn’t last when I grew to know him more. I guess I have thing for bad guys? Lol just kidding. He’s also too possessive at times, but I didn’t took it too bad. You know, sometimes it’s just too damn cute for a bad and dangerous guy to act all so sweet lover and stuff. Right? Right?
I just think, the family drama has gone overboard. I just ended up wincing when all secrets broke loose. Conflicts are big part of every story, of course, but I’m not really a fan of too much family drama. I’ve had enough with my own. lol
Admittedly, there’s nothing really special here. Same old rich playboy guy falling for a virgin beauty. I’ve read tons of manga with the same old story. But I still find it fun and engaging for some weird reasons. I’m all up for original and out-of-this-world stories, but light and easy reads are also good for balance, yes? If you just want to chill with some book, this one is a good pick. I liked it and I think Abbi Glines may have just gained a new fan.
The end will definitely make you want to read the next book immediately.