Friday, December 28, 2012
Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines
Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines
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.
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
If you've read one contemporary Glines' book you've likely read this one as well. The biggest positive I think is how brave she is in ending it where she did... a rather dramatic end that leaves the reader desperate to find out more! That aside, you can tell Gline's has upped her game in the sexy times... If New Adult is about the mature content, Glines serves it up in this one. But good golly, things got steamy! Not bad and all, unless you consider there's very little going on in the story department of this one.
So the story, the story, the story... was there one? I suppose you could say so: First there's down on her luck girl looking for some help, She finds it it in the most unlikely of places: daddy (not so) dearest who'd run out on her and her steps up to the plate and is game on helping her out. Or is he? Where that man is supposed to be, we find an even bigger asshole in his place. But is he really an ass? Or must we first dig deep... to we find something more?
My biggest complaint and most obvious one is how obvious things got here. Most everything you think is going to happen, does happen, because it's predictably melodramatic and over the top.... but at least it's a quick read and a steamy one. that about the only positivesI can squeeze out right now because things got predictable. How predictable, one may wonder: He is a rich asshole and acts the part. She’s poor distant relation and acts the part too. It got so frustrating seeing one cliché after another in this one pop up.
She’s got nothing and not one to turn to and finds herself relying on her otherwise absent father who’d run out on them. Add the fact that mother is just recently passed and that it's the girl who’s been holding things together for them. All the while daddy dearest is daddy dearest to some other rich spoiled brat of a girl… and IT'S ALL SUCH A SAD SOB STORY for her that I wasn’t buying it. And then she's to deal with aforesaid Ass, who treats her so badly, letting her stay in the servants quarters, even. Yes! There are servant quarters in this one! To make matters even more over the top: he is the son of rock star so and so with something or other Demon as the band's name! It’s all so over the top! And contradictory because rich boy is also the protective big brother type! I couldn't connect one side of him with the other!
Now one must ask... as I've asked myself this time and again: what is it about Glines' books that keep me reading when counting the five, I've only really liked one? It's a mystery says I!
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