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Monday, December 31, 2012

Review: Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines

Fallen Too Far (Fallen Too Far, #1)Rating: 3.5
Pages: 207, Kindle
Publisher: Abbi Glines
Series: 1st in on going series, 2nd is Never Too Far release date is March 12, 2013
File Under: Romance, Contemporary, Adult, New Adult, Chick Lit
Summary from Goodreads:
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.


When I got this for my Kindle I was looking for something cheap, entertaining, and quick to read. I saw this review from Reading, Eating, and Dreaming and decided to get it. And I am so glad I did!

It starts with Blaire going to live with her father (who abandoned her 5 years earlier) after her mother died from cancer. When she gets to the house there's a party going on and her father is not there. It turns out that Rush, her new step-brother, owns the house and her father went away to Paris with his wife.

From here Rush totally Harry Potters this poor girl. She has to sleep in the "room" under the stairs and he's a major asshat to her. But Rush starts being less assholey and he and Blaire learn more about each other. They have some cute moments, share kisses, and have some sexy times. But shit hits the fan. Unfortunately there's a big secret to why Rush ignored her and why he tried to stay away from her. Plus his sister Nan, totally hates. I mean straight up she despises her. When the big secret is revealed I was a bit floored. I thought the secret was that Nan and Blaire had the same mother and that their mother didn't want Nan.

This is actually a pretty good book. But I do have a few problems with it. For one they fell in love super quickly. For two Rush is still kind of an ass. Finally there wasn't a lot of emotional depth. I felt almost nothing for her mother's death, or her sister's, or the fact that her dad left her. Their was no memories of these and Blaire doesn't really express how she feels about them in a concrete way other than "Oh sometimes I hate my father." or "I miss my mom and sister." I needed more here. I needed something I could grab onto to help me  feel what she feels.

Plus there's the ending! I have to wait until March to see what happens between them. I can't wait that long.


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