4.5 – 5 stars!!
“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 fuck, baby.“
Aaaaaaaahhh amazing book but holy cliffhanger!
I need book #2!
Right. Freaking. N O W !
But O.M.G. I loved it!
This was my first Abbi Glines book. Ever. How I’ve managed to read this long and NOT read one of her book is a still a complete mystery too me. Her books feel almost like some sort of rite of passage as a reader. Everyone is always talking about them and now I know why!! I absolutely loved it, cliffhanger and all! A deliciously angsty bad-boy-meets-innocent-girl forbidden(ish) romance.
It was one of those books that I pretty much inhaled in one sitting and made me get all growly whenever someone tried to interrupt me.
Half a page in and I was grinning from ear to ear and yup, everything I’ve heard about Abbi Glines’ writing is true. Its addictive and catchy making the pages just fly right by. Its funny at times but will also pull the run out from under you in a heart beat with its twist. And its got this really easy-to-read and yet delightfully angsty feel to it!
After Blaire’s twin sister was killed in a car crash her father left their home, not even returning when Blaire’s mother died of cancer. Now, with no money, no home and no where else to turn, Blaire is sent to live with him. And his new wife. And her son. Blaire’s new step-brother….. Rush Finlay.
Rush was just absolutely delicious. With silver eyes, tattoos and a tongue piercing, he pretty much just oozed sex appeal. Add that to his cocky yet charming, hot/cold, mysterious, man-whoring bad-boy attitude, and how protective he got of Blaire the more he fell for her and you’ve really got quite the recipe for yum. I just love that kind of character. Makes my heart flutter every time.
“You don’t want to know me. You may think you do but you dont. I promise.”
But holy introduction! Literally, the first few times we see him, he’s having sex. Each time with a different girl!! He goes through girls like water, but yet he won’t touch Blaire. He wants her with every fiber of his being but doesn’t feel worthy of her. And he’s holding a big secret that could tear them apart if Blaire finds out.
“I can’t touch you. I want to so damn bad it hurts like a motherfucker but I can’t. I won’t mess you up.”
The whole set up just gave the book that wonderful angsty feeling that makes you desperate for answers. Are they? Will they? Wont they? AND WHAT WAS THE BIG SECRET??? ohhhhhhhh I just needed to know!!
Blaire was such a likeable heroine. No matter what life threw at her, she was the type of girl who would find the silver lining and work through it. I loved her can-do attitude to everything. On one hand, she was this sweet yet naive, oh-so innocent country girl and on the other she was this tough-as-nails chick who’d really been put through the ringer by life but didn’t let it get her down. Oh, and she actually pulled a gun on someone. Twice!! Yeah, pretty hard not to like her 😛
I loved watching them fall for each other. It wasn’t smooth – no insta-love here. But the more time they spent around each other, the harder it was to deny the pull they both felt. And when they finally gave in, oooooh I felt it! I loved it! I loved them together. And holyyyy can Ms. Glines ever write a kiss! Yeah… I’m totally addicted!
“Don’t go getting shy on me now. ‘Cause baby, before the night is over you will be naked in my bed.”
I enjoyed this book right from the start – it probably was sitting at a very happy 4 star rating but somewhere around 70% suddenly my heart was just POUNDING and I couldn’t flip the pages fast enough. Definitely a 5 star feeling if you know what I mean!
I mean… OHHH MYYY GODDD!!!!!
The party! Gah! and she wasn’t… but he was… and then… just.. ohhh the angst!
And then the snail tray thing and his reaction!
Ooooo then the “test me” thing… *SHIVERS*
Then “Mine. This is mine.”
The big reveal!! Gah! My heart just broke!!!!
And then the CLIFFHANGER!!!! I kept flipping the last page over and over again as if somehow it would magically make more words appear!
I NEED THE NEXT BOOK! Now now NOWWWWWW! But ooohhh I loved this one! I really did! So much!!
“His eyes never left mine. I held his gaze. I could see the storm in his eyes. I knew he was confused. I could even see the fear. Then there was the love. I saw it. The fierceness in his eyes. I believed it. I could see it clearly. But it was too late now. The love wasn’t enough. Everyone always said that love was enough. It wasn’t. Not when your soul was shattered.”
I really think fans of Beautiful Disaster will love this book.
Abbi Glines, once my heart recovers, you have yourself a new fan!
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