Series: Too Far #1
Published on December 14th 2012
Genres: Contemporary, Dating & Sex, New Adult, Romance
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 was the first book that I picked up from Abbi Glines. I decided to read this book because of its ratings from Goodreads. Sometimes ratings tend to disappoint me, but I guess this book is okay.
Blaire was a likeable character. After being left to care for her mom who was sick with cancer, she became tough and independent. She doesn’t take too kindly to strangers, plus she owned a gun that she kept below the driver’s seat of her truck. After her mother died, she decided to ask her estranged father for help, even though she really didn’t want to, but she swallowed her pride, and her father sent her to Florida, where his new family now lives. Her father remarried but did not have other kids, however, his wife has two kids, Rush and Nan. Rush, a son of rock star; and Nan, from someone else, who was very rude and a first class bitch.
When Rush met Blaire for the first time, he asked her to leave the mansion, yes, he lives in a huge mansion! After kicking her out, Blaire was ready to leave, but he changed his mind and had her stay in a room under the stairs that was practically broom closet. So reminiscent of Harry Potter, don’t you think? Only, Blaire will never be invited to Hogwarts, and Rush is not he-who-must-not-be-named.
What happens when something that you want you’re not supposed to have?
It was a recipe for a love affair full of angst, a push and pull, and steamy intimate sessions.
Rush couldn’t decide whether or not he likes Blaire, leaving Blaire confused. He was nice, then rude the next. Blaire did not want to stay at Rush’s for a long time and had told him that she will find a job and leave in two weeks time. She found a job at the country club where she met the owner’s son, Woods. Woods was instantly attracted to her. Another recipe for a love triangles.
After all was said and done, they finally got together. Unfortunately, there were many secrets surrounding Rush and Blaire. There is always a plot to kill romance, even in books. The turn of events wasn’t something I expected. I usually am able to predict what happens next on books or movies, but this time around, I kept guessing. No, I’m not going to type up what those secrets are.
In the end, Blaire rushes back home to Alabama.
The story had me loving and hating Rush, whilst rooting for their love affair. There were scenes from the book that broke my heart, some made me laugh, most made me smile. Believe it when I say, Rush is book boyfriend material.
There was nothing really special about the story. The playboy starts to fall for the virginal beauty, but acted like he doesn’t care at all. Well, he was keeping a secret. A secret that the whole town seemed to know, except for Blaire.
Read from August 02 to 04, 2013
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