Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines
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.
New Adult is perfect for summer. Especially this particular book, which is the first installment in the Rosemary Beach series; Rush and Blaire's story.
I did enjoy this book. It was the perfect length (I believe not even quite 300 pages), and a very fast paced, quick read. I read it in just a couple sittings. It did contain several tropes that I don't enjoy seeing in literature, movies, or any sort of media. My least favorite of all of these is what I like to call the, "But I Trusted You!" trope. Where the boy or the girl in the relatiosnhip says that they have something that they need to tell them, but then before they get a chance to tell them, the other person finds out in some backwards way, and says that they will never be able to trust them again, and act completely betrayed. It feels like the author created a lot of drama for the sake of drama, which, some people really enjoy. I just found it a little frustrating.
On to the things that I did enjoy about the book! IT WAS FUN! This book was so much fun. There was a mystery that was weaved into the plotline that created a desire to want to keep reading every chapter. I stayed up until 2am on a work night trying to finish this book! It definitely had me interested in what was going to happen next. It also ended on a cliff hanger, so now I have to read the next few installments. I love it when authors do this.
I will say that if you enjoy realistic romances, with relatable characters, this would definitely not be the book for you. This would also not be the book for you if you dislike unhealthy and slightly twisted relationships in literature. If neither of those things particularly bother you, and you're wanting to just read a fun, light hearted, and sexy book for the summer, this would be the perfect pick!
All in all, I really did find this book entertaining. I gave it a 3.5 stars on GoodReads.