Genre: Contemporary New Adult
Publisher: Abbi Glines
Publication Date: 12/14/12
Source: Received from author for review.
To want what you’re not supposed to have…Sweet, innocent heroine? Check. Hot bad boy? Yep. A forbidden romance that's sure to break some hearts? You got it. Fallen Too Far is the newest release from Abbi Glines that is sure to hit the mark with her devoted readers.
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.
I really liked Fallen Too Far. As per usual where Glines' books are concerned, I devoured it within hours. I loved that the story gets off to a fast start, with Blair unwittingly stepping into her into her father's new life, and new family. That includes her step-brother Rush, the sexy son of a rock star. A guy who is used to a fast life with fast women. He takes what he wants and moves on. Of course, Rush and Blair are insanely attracted to one another, which complicates the situation, to put it mildly. But Rush has secrets. Secrets that will change everything between them.
Blair and Rush were both characters that I quickly liked, even though some of their actions really rubbed me the wrong way (there are some things you just don't do no matter how mad you are, B). Blair is a girl who has been through a lot and is tougher than she looks. She is independent, sweet, and very naive. That's something that I don't always enjoy reading, but with Blair's situation, it did make sense. I was surprised by how much I liked Rush, too. Based on an initial feeling I got, I thought he was going to be a real tough sell. But the way he was written, despite not getting his point-of-view, I did like him. There were some hot-and-cold actions on his part, but nothing I couldn't see past. And actually, it doesn't take him long to warm up and show his true colors. Now, the chemistry between Blair and Rush is good, but Rush was so charismatic that it would be hard for him not to have chemistry with a fence post! But for some reason, I didn't feel the love between him and Blair for quite a while. Wild, intense lust? Definitely. Love? It took me a while to get there. The relationship just felt (to me) as if it went from animosity to flat-out love a little too quickly, like two weeks. But still, the steam factor is great. I want a Range Rover, is all I'm sayin'.
There were two characters who sort of stole Fallen Too Far: Grant, who is Rush's step-brother, and Woods, a friend. Grant, for his ability to lighten the mood with a smart remark, and his kindness. Woods, because he started off as a bit of a wild card and ended up being pretty awesome. Would love to see much, much more of these two in the future.
I really wasn't sure what to expect with Fallen Too Far. I think I was expecting something a little different, but what that was, I absolutely can't say because I don't even know! What I got was something I did enjoy. The ending was described to me as a huge cliffhanger, but I honestly felt like it was more of a "to be continued', because to me, it was more of a stopping point than a huge event that just leaves you hanging. I'm extremely curious to find out what happens in book two, Never Too Far.
"You don't have to love me. Just don't leave me."
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