Saturday, November 15, 2014

Book Boyfriend of the Week: Rush Finlay from Abbi Glines Rosemary Beach Series

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This week my book boyfriend is Rush Finlay from Abbi Glines' Rosemary Beach Series.  He's hot, sexy, dominant, a total badass, he's possessive, and he'll do anything for the girl he loves.

Fallen Too Far
by Abbi Glines
  • Series: The Rosemary Beach Series (Book #1)
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books; Reprint edition (March 4, 2014)

To want what you’re not supposed to have…

She is only nineteen.

She is his new stepfather’s daughter. 

She is still na├»ve 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.

Audiobook Mini Review:   Finally got around to listening to this and being a huge Abbi Glines fan, I totally loved it.  My girl Blaire won be over with her big ass gun the moment she pulled it on Grant.  Rush is one of those guys that just sucks you in, a total bad boy, and despite his moments of jerkdom, he totally won my heart.  Fallen Too Far has all the elements of a great romance that fans of Abbi Glines will love. 

“He wasn't what sent me running. He was what had made me want to stay.” 

“I had fallen too far. I was in love with Rush Finlay.” 

“There are some things you need to know.” He closed his eyes and took a deep breath. “I’m dealing with the fact that you may walk away from me once you know them and never look back. It scares the hell out of me. I don’t know what this is that is going on between us but from the moment I laid eyes on you I knew you were going to change my world. I was terrified. The more I watched you the more you drew me in. I couldn’t get close enough.” 

“He pressed a kiss to my ear. “Do you feel stretched? Can you tell I’ve been inside you?”
I nodded, feeling my knees go a little weak from the tone in his voice.
“Good. I like knowing you can feel where I’ve been.”
Never Too Far
by Abbi Glines
  • Series: The Rosemary Beach Series (Book #2)
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books (March 25, 2014)

The New York Times bestselling novel that continues the passionate story of Rush and Blaire from Fallen Too Far.

Our relationship had been short. Intense and brief. I wondered what it would have felt like to curl up in Rush’s arms anytime I wanted. To know I was safe and that he loved me. We’d never had that chance.

Just when Blaire allowed herself to fall for her stepbrother, Rush, he revealed a life-altering secret so devastating that she couldn’t forgive him. Unable to face him again, Blaire leaves the promise of true love behind in Rosemary Beach and returns to the comforts of her small town in Alabama, wanting nothing more than to put the summer behind her.

But unexpected news complicates Blaire’s plans, and she’s forced to trust the one man she shouldn’t. Trapped between Rush’s fierce desire to win her back and her own sense of self-preservation, Blaire doesn’t know if she’s doing the right thing...or if she’s making the biggest mistake of her life.

Auidobook Mini Review:  Rush and Blaire's story continues in Never Too Far.  After totally screwing up, Rush is determined to get Blaire back, but Blaire has a secret she isn't sure she is willing to share, and she isn't sure she can trust Rush again.  I have to give it to Rush, despite his screw-ups, he loves this girl.  Love where Abbi took the story in this installment.  Fans of the series will continue to root for these two characters that quickly capture your heart, and cheer for them to get their HEA.

“She's amazing. No... she's perfect. Everything about her is fucking perfect," I said aloud. "I don't just love her, she owns me. Completely. I'd do anything for her.” 

“No man has ever loved a woman as much as I love you. Nothing will ever come before you. I don’t know what else I have to do to prove to you that I won’t let you down again. I won’t hurt you. You don’t have to be alone anymore. I need you.” 

“No man has ever loved a woman as much as I love you. Nothing will ever come before you. I don't know what else I have to do to prove to you that I won't let you down again. I won't hurt you. You don't have to be alone anymore. I need you. -Rush” 

Forever Too Far
by Abbi Glines
Series: The Rosemary Beach Series (Book #3)
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books (April 22, 2014)

The #1 New York Times bestselling novel that concludes the story of Rush and Blaire from Fallen Too Far and Never Too Far.

When you find your reason for living, hold onto it. Never let it go. Even if it means burning other bridges along the way.

Things haven’t been easy for Blaire and Rush. The couple has been tested by the revelation of shocking family secrets and a surprising event that forced them to come to terms with their future. Yet there has never been any doubt: their love knows no limits, and they’ll do whatever it takes to stay together.

Now they're ready to settle down in Rosemary Beach and build a family. For Blaire, it's a fantasy come true. But while Rush has promised Blaire forever, his loyalty to his spoiled and manipulative sister, Nan, strains their would-be happiness. Rush is ready to be a family man, but which family will he ultimately choose?

Audiobook Mini Review:  Finally..... Rush finally manages to get it right and when he does, he does it with all the class of a 5-star resort.  Loved where things went in this installment.  Rush and Blaire have one of those loves that is meant to last forever, despite all the odds having been against them.   Loved seeing these to finally get their very own happily ever after and all that took place on their journey to get there.  

“When you find your reason for living, hold onto it. Never let it go. Even if it means burning other bridges along the way.” 

“I’m not ever letting your sexy ass get too far away from me again.”
“How far is too far?” I asked.
“It’s all too far. I want you right here beside me… forever.” 

“I just stood there and looked up at Rush. When I’d first laid eyes on him I’d been awed at his beauty. Never had I thought that the moody playboy could have a heart the size of his underneath all that swagger. “What changed you? You’re so completely different than that guy I met back in June,” I said, smiling at his confused face.

Rush reached out and slipped his hand into my hair and tangled his fingers around the strands. “This sweet, determined, sexy-as-hell blonde walked into my life and gave me a reason to live.”

Rush Too Far
by Abbi Glines
  • Print Length: 257 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 147677594X
  • Publisher: Atria Books (May 6, 2014)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc

Fallen Too Far was Blaire's story. Now it's time for Rush to share his side.

Everyone in Rosemary Beach thinks they know how Rush Finlay and Blaire Wynn fell in love. But Rush is back to tell his side of the story...

Rush has earned every bit of his bad-boy reputation. The three-story beach house, luxury car, and line of girls begging for time between his sheets are the envy of every guy in Rosemary Beach, and Rush handles it all with the laid-back cool of a rock star’s son. All he needs are his best friend, Grant, and his sister, Nan.

Until Blaire Wynn drives into town in her beat-up pickup truck with a pistol under her seat. The Alabama farm girl instantly captures Rush’s attention once he discovers that the angelic beauty is his new stepsister, but he vows to keep his distance. Even if she needs his help. Even if he craves her.

Because Rush knows why Blaire is all alone in the world, forced to ask for help from the father who abandoned her three years ago. And he knows if he gets too close it will destroy Nan, who has a secret connection to Blaire.

He has every reason in the world to stay away from her. Find out why he doesn’t.

“It was like she'd become the sun, and I started revolving around her. She was my center.” 

“My sweet Blaire. She had shown up and stolen a piece of my heart without opening her mouth. Then she’d consumed me. Taken it all. I had let her have it freely.” 

“She didn’t get me at all. She didn’t understand, and holy hell, she thought she wasn’t good enough. Was she kidding me? She was so damn near perfect it hurt.” 

Loving this one - review to come - not quite done with this one yet. 

About the Author:
New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of TWISTED PERFECTION,



  1. Oh yes, this is definitely a great choice!
    Have you read the new one with Tripp? Sooo goood!


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