Fallen Too Far: A Rosemary Beach Novel (The Rosemary Beach Series Book 1)
<— I read this one tonight. Straight through. Devoured it. Easy. But now… not so easy. In fact, I just walked into my husband’s “office” and stood behind him. In my Cookie Monster pajamas. Watching. Slouching. Moping. Needing attention. After a few minutes of big heaving sighs he finally turned around (possibly a little creeped out) and said…
Husband: Is something wrong?
Husband: What’s with the face?
Husband: Why aren’t you reading?
Husband: Is your book not good?
Me: Yes. *pout*
Husband: Then go finish it.
Me: I did. *heaving sigh*
Husband: Ohhhhhh it’s one of thoooose huh? Bad ending?
Me: I dunno. Yes. No. I dunno. *shrug* I wasn’t ready to finish it yet. And now I’m finished. I’m bored and I have nothing to read.
Husband: *eyebrow raise* Uh huh. Riiiiight. Nothing? I’ve seen your book downloads.
Me: Well…. no more of that one, and it was exactly what I was in the mood for tonight.
Husband: So go find another one. I’m sure there’s more where that came from.
Me: But what if I don’t know what other one will be like that one?
Husband: Does this author have any more books that you haven’t read yet?
Husband: *gets up… gently grabs my shoulders and spins me around out of his office and into my reading room and plops me down into my blogging chair* Write. The. Review. Do it now while you’re all moody.
Me: Fine. *sigh* But I wanna read some more of that one.
Husband: You can’t. You finished it. It’s done. There’s no more. Write the review and then… read another one from that author after.
So here I am. Writing the review. Can you tell I loved it? Can you? It’s not that I don’t wanna write the review. I do. But it’s… as if I’m feeling compelled to go lie on my bed and stare at the ceiling. For hours. Frowning. Wishing I could read more of that book. It would be useless of me to try to read anything else right now. I’m in that world at the moment. I want more Rush. I have a Rush-crush. I’m lonely. I tried to get my husband to cuddle me but he seems to think it’s prime time for me for me to write. *hrmph* I don’t know that I’m all that… “expressive” right now. *hrmph* When I tried to cuddle, he said,
“Ohhhh no. Did you cry?”
Indignant me: “Noooooo!”
*hrmph* Did. I. Cry? *smirk* As if I have a habit of crying. Er. Well. It’s our secret. But you see… someone did cry. And I needed to cuddle… “them”. But I won’t say who. Or why.
This one was good, and I don’t know how to describe exactly what… hooked me. The writing was fine. The story was good. The characters. Good. Okay. Extra good. hee hee! *shrug* I easily sipped into the heroine’s skin. She was relateable. It kind of moved fast, and he sort of… said things that made me squinch my nose at times. And the others… UGH!!!
And yet, after a few more chapters… I was sucked right in. That little bit of extra melodrama be damned, I was in. I think there was magic in the air with this one. It was all very good, nothing extremely out of the ordinary (except for that twist that I knew was coming, but could not, for the life of me, figure out). And now I know why things were a little “extra” melodramatic. So… I get it. But you know. It was… good.
And yet for some reason, I am so seriously affected. I think romantic angsty pixie dust flew out of this e-book at me and enraptured me. Either that, or Abbi Glines is totally my thing when it comes to pure guilty pleasures.
‘Cause that’s what I consider this. Sweet sweet, bad for my teeth, candy that… even though I know is just a tad too sweet, I CRAVE it. Like… have you ever eaten something where you think you like it, but you’re not sure just how much? But you keep eating it, liking it more and more until it’s all gone. And then shortly thereafter, you seriously crave more of it. And each time you eat it again, you crave it even more and you know… this is gonna be a favorite. Well. That’s how I feel about this book. At times it felt a bit too much… and yet, it was exactly what I wanted.
So what’s it about?
Blaire has just lost her mother. Devastated and alone, and pretty much homeless, calls her father (who abandoned them once upon a time) for a place to stay.
Calling my father, after he had failed to come even once during the three years my mother had fought death, had been hard. It had been necessary though; he was the only family I had left.
Which just so happens to be his new wife’s house. Well. Her son’s house. ‘Cause you see she was a groupie once, had a famous rock star’s baby, and now of course, the rock star’s son (Rush) has… a lot. Fun right?? Oh yes.
Rush Finley is your step-brother. He’s the only child of the famous drummer for Slacker Demon, Dean Finley. His parents never married. His mother, Georgianna, was a groupie back in the day. This is his house. His mother gets to live here because he allows it.
Well. *eyebrow raise* Now we know what Blair’s in for…
Blaire however, just wants a place to stay until she can get a job, back on her feet, and get the heck out of Dodge. And that means moving into “Rush’s” house. And, Rush… well. He’s arrogant and cocky and “seemingly” a little inconsiderate. Except that for some reason, he takes pity on her, and accepts her into his home. But he’s not that nice. And he wants her out, soon. And he doesn’t even seem to care when she walks in on a few… very *whoooooo* sexy situations. In fact… he seems to like it.
“Last night is haunting me. Knowing you were watching. It drives me crazy.”
And as time passes, a few opportunities allow them to get to know each other a little better.
“We’re friends. I’ll talk and I won’t leave. Just please, stay in here with me.”
There’s an attraction, but Rush has a HUGE terrible secret that forces him to keep his distance from her. And his rich and spoiled entourage practically force her to keep her distance… all together. Oh some of ‘em were just wretched!!! Eeeeeeek I felt like I was watching a sort of… Gossip Girl meets Pretty in Pink. Well, you know what I mean.
Everyone has an agenda. A secret. A lifestyle. And she’s the outsider and some wanna keep her there.
And I’m gonna leave it at that. ‘Cause getting to know Rush… is a rush. And you all totally need to give him a go.*sa-woooooooon!!!!* He was wayyyyy over the top at times (they all were)…
“Blaire, I’m not a romantic guy. I don’t kiss and cuddle. It’s all about the sex for me. You deserve someone who kisses and cuddles. Not me. I just f&%k, baby.”
… and yet, I still swoooned like mad. We all did.
Maryse’s Book Blog: So I’m reading Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines, and I start noticing a weird… kind of… tremor-y feeling. Just like, as if I’ve just received awesome news or something. It feels like my heart is excited… and then I realized. OMG, I think “Rush” is giving me a rush. I think I’ve got a little adrenaline spike going on. I think I’ve got a Rush-crush and he isn’t even very nice, yet. But you know I LOVE that.
Yanira: I can’t wait to start tonight!
Michele: lol Rush-crush.. heheheh you are funny. I am feeding my infant while trying my best not to think about starting this book, I can’t wait to escape… Hopefully Rush will be my next book boyfriend. lol
Heather: I finished it at 330 this morning. You will LOVE it!
Anne: You made me smile
Glenda: Just got mine. I can’t wait to start.!!!
Kostantina: I’m half way through and I’m loving it!!!!!
Priscilla: Stay up till 5 this morning loved it can’t wait for second book
Sue: I love Abbi Glines,,, her guys always give me those little tremors
Claudia: Me too..
Kristi: I’m feeling it too Maryse!!!!
Sarah: Me too… Definitely crushing on Rush !!! X
Carina: You have no idea. Keep reading.
Celeste: Read it in a day. Couldn’t put it down! It seems line March’s book line up will have me selling my left kidney.
Anjanette: Bought it last nite finished it at 6am this morning
Lisa: I read it cover to cover in one sitting. There was no putting this book down, even for bathroom breaks. I have a major “Rush Crush”. I can hardly wait for March, and book two!
Robin: Just bought it, but now I’m thinking I shouldn’t start it until I have time to read the whole thing!
Megan: You will love Rush.. It’s a promise!!!!
Michele: heading to Amazon!! Tee Hee.
Paula: I’ve read it twice already! Rush *swoon*
Claudia: Just finished and ..damn..waiting for book #2!!:-(
Paige: Ok, just bumped this to #1. Starting now…GO!
Emma: Don’t want to feel left out, just got it too!
Sally: Oh my I just saw all this. Guess I know what I’m reading after I finish Ten Tiny Breaths. Please tell me it’s not paranormal.
Stacey: LaCock Oh, Rush. I love him. I just finished it a few minutes ago. And between Rush and Kayden (Coincidence of Callie and Kayden), I have absolutely two new amazingly fabulous book boyfriends. The only thing that makes me so sad is I didn’t realize they were both series books. I’m pretty sure my heart has shattered a thousand times over the last two days for a thousand different reasons between the two of them. And now I have to wait for more!? It’s so not fair!
Angie: i just finished this book i didnt realize it was a series either i’m lost how long for more i need more of the story!!!
Angie: The next book is scheduled for march!!
Maryse’s Book Blog: March 2013!!??? Nooooooooooooooo!! Nooooooooo! Whyyyyyyyyyy? Whyyy *hiccup* whyyyyyyyyy? Arggghhhhhhh. *hrmph*
Sandra: should i wait Maryse?
Maryse’s Book Blog: Well I’m glad i read it ’cause I had much fun for a few hours, but, I’m suffering a bit right now. Yes. It’s a quick read and well worth it, though.
Angie: I’m a little lost now … Was so worth the read though!!!!
Maryse’s Book Blog: That’s right!! I’m lost. I still want to read, but more of this!
Angie: Yep!!! I sat absorbed and moved to ten tiny breaths or I would think about fallen too far all night… Still probably lay awake half the night thinking about it!!
Now I know… you’ll likely be mad at me once you’re done this one, but it’ll still have been worth it.
I’m going to go with 4.5 stars for this. 4 stars for the overall book, and 5 stars for how it made me feel… overall. Feel me?
And now that I finally have this one off my chest, maybe I can go ahead and give another book a go, right now, ’cause I’m SO in the mood to read some more. Hrmmm… my husband was right. Well. Would you look at that? Why is he always right? ARGH! DO. NOT let him know I said that.
Oh and that cover? Gorgeous right? TOTALLY THEM!!!!!!!