Thursday, January 24, 2013

Book Review: Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines

Fallen Too Far
By Abbi Glines
Release Date: December 14, 2012
Source: Own copy
Summary: 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.


Review: Once I saw this cover, I knew I had to add this one to my to-read list. Once I saw that it had a 4.45 star rating on Goodreads, I knew I had to get my hands on it RIGHT NOW. Haha, so I did! And I must say, I was expecting a bit more than I actually got overall. 

Blaire's life is tough; her twin sister died 5 years ago, her dad walked out on her and her mom right after, and her mom just died of cancer. Left with no one to turn to but the father who abandoned her when she needed him the most, Blaire has to leave Alabama to move in with her dad and his new wife. When she shows up though, Rush was not who she was expecting to find. Instead of finding her father, Blaire learns that he's out of the country on a trip with his new wife, so Blaire is left to walk in on her gorgeous brother-in-law Rush in the midst of one of his frequent outrageous parties. One look at him, though, and Blaire has no idea how she's going to survive under the same roof while keeping her hands off of him. 

When I started this book, I had thought I was reading about high schoolers until Rush said he was 24 and Blaire said she was 19. So I was really surprised that this was a New Adult book. Once that was established, though, I actually liked the characters A LOT better than when I thought they were high schoolers. I think I thought they were younger in the beginning, though, was because they were a little juvenile. But when they started acting more mature, the characters grew on me. What still bothered me, though, was how instant the attraction between Blaire and Rush was. It was like, they looked at each other and *BAM* they were totally gone. Really? I wish there was at least a little development on Rush's part in how he was so enamored with Blaire and vice versa. 

Getting over that beginning, though, the rest of the story was absolutely fantastic. I loved the drama and how Blaire and Rush find themselves obsessed with each other. They big secret that Rush is hiding from Blaire is awesome and I'm so mad how it ended (mad in a frustrated way....as in tell me what happens next NOW!). And I loved the chemistry between Blaire and Rush. Yes, it just came out of no where in the beginning, but once things got going, I just couldn't stop reading, wanting to know what would happen next between them. 

So while I don't think this book lived up to my super high expectations because of the rushed emotions, the rest of this book was awesome. I can't believe I waited this long to read an Abbi Glines book! I'm definitely going to look into more of them and find a way to get my hands on the second book when it comes out in March!



3 comments:

  1. I agree with the rushed emotions but at the end, somehow everything makes sense. I loved Blaire & Rush, their relationship is so messed up, and I hated the ending, but it was meant to happen. I can't wait for the next book. Loved your review :)

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  2. I agree - the end was very rushed and I felt that Blaire was a bit histrionic. Overall, though, I enjoyed this book and can't wait for more!

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  3. I've never gotten the chance to read and Abbi Glines books and it's starting to bother me! This sounds like such a good book, and I've heard nothing but good things about all of her books. I'm glad to see that you enjoyed Fallen Too Far, and hopefully, in the near future, I'll get my hands on some of her book! Fantastic review!

    Marlene Detierro (Deschutes River Fly Fishing)

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