Jun 18, 2013
Title: Fallen Too Far
Author: Abbi Glines
Publication Date: December 14th, 2012
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.
Wow, Abbi Glines does it again! I remember now why I always purchase all of her written work.
Fallen Too Far opens with Blaire, heartbroken because her mother had just passed away. The only person she can ask for help is her scumbag father who abandoned Blaire and her mother after the death of her twin sister. Poor Blaire had been through so much tragedy in her nineteen years that she just broke my heart through the entire novel. Blaire tries so hard to be independent and take care of herself. Meanwhile, she’s busy trying to take care of everyone else, and Blaire has such a big heart that it hurts to even read how people try to take advantage of that. I admire that Blaire is someone that everyone can relate to. She isn’t perfect, and she has flaws of her own. Blaire is a little too ready to be intimate with Rush, especially because she’s supposed to portray innocence. Blaire is also very naive, and she can get crazy angry; after all, she does pull a gun on Grant in the first chapter! However, despite all of that, Blaire is eminently likeable. She somehow exudes this wonderful personality that allows readers to connect with her personally.
One of my favorite scenes is when Blaire meets Bethy for the first time. It really shows how Blaire can pull people in and make them care about her. She really takes Bethy under her wing, and provides a confidence boost to help Bethy break out of the vicious dating cycle she’s been in. This also provides the catalyst for Blaire and Rush to stop dancing around each other.
Then, there’s Rush, and oh my goodness, he is smoking! I’ve felt sex appeal in a character before, but Rush is truly swoon-worthy. The best thing about Rush is that there is depth to his character that other male leads don’t have. Rush also cares deeply for people, and he is incredibly loyal. There’s a big shocking revelation at the end, although I can understand why Blaire feels betrayed. I can also understand and appreciate Rush’s loyalty to his family; except, why does the person he has to be loyal to be Nan? Nan is Rush’s sister, and she’s the wicked witch of the East. At least, that’s how I felt when reading about her. She’s an absolute terror, and I’m not sure why Rush feels the need to protect her; she acts like a spoiled brat.
I love that Abbi Glines’ writing style manages to draw you in and make you feel connected to the characters. Even the secondary characters end up making you adore them. This book had a twisting plot, and at the moment where a big secret is revealed, it truly surprised me. At the conclusion of the novel, readers will end up just as shattered as Rush and Blaire. The ending was very abrupt, so I’m dying to get the sequel, Never Too Far, which is currently available.
Must Read! Highly Recommended!
**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I received no monetary compensation from it.**
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