Review: Rush Too Far (#1.1, Rosemary Beach) by Abbi Glines - Vilma Iris | Lifestyle Blogger

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Review: Rush Too Far (#1.1, Rosemary Beach) by Abbi Glines

My Thoughts

Wildly addictive, deliciously sexy and entirely consuming!
Rush Too Far packed all the angst, steaminess and drama that
had me utterly obsessed all over again. Absolutely loved it!



rush too farFallen 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.

My Review

I love Rush. I devoured each book in the Too Far series and their story has probably been my favorite in the Rosemary Beach saga.  I’ll be honest, however. When I first learned of Rush Too Far (Fallen Too Far in Rush’s POV), I wasn’t sure it would live up to my very high expectations. Frankly, POV books rarely do. Well let me tell you guys that it absolutely and undeniably exceeded every expectation I had. From page 1 I was absolutely sucked in. Getting into Rush’s head was exciting. Satisfying. Intriguing. I loved how his thoughts dueled from the very beginning. I loved experiencing how much Blaire unsettled him. And I loved how he fell in love so completely with her. How he obsessed about her. How he worried about her. How much he needed her. Rush’s story centers around his intensifying feelings for Blaire. He tries to stay away, knowing there’s a long list of reasons why he should. Luckily for us, he fails miserably!

“This isn’t your typical love story. It’s really too completely fucked up to be charming. But when you’re the bastard son of the legendary drummer from one of the most beloved rock bands in the world, you expect serious fuck-ups. It’s what we’re know for. Add the selfish, spoiled, self-centered mother who raised me into the mix, and the outcome isn’t pretty.”

Ahhh Rush. How did this arrogant bad boy make his way into our hearts? I think I fell for him even earlier in this version of the story. We begin on the fateful night of the party, but this time, we gain more insight into where his head is at. We better understand why he put up with Nan’s antics, how his feelings were shaped by what had happened to her and how his hate for Abe Wynn and his family exacerbated over the years. So when Blaire Wynn walks in, his reaction to blow her off was instinctual. We also see, however, how much heart he has when he felt bad for Blaire, chastising himself for being so awful. There’s an innocence about her that calls to him and as we know, he relents and decides to help her, albeit temporarily.

“Blaire was not someone I could never get close to. Soon I would be her enemy, and she’d hate me as much as I had hated her over the years. The only difference would be that she had a reason to hate me. I would deserve her hate.”

Blaire is beautiful and he wants her. No denying that. But the more he gets to know her, the more he realizes there’s more to the story. She’s nothing like he expected and almost immediately he begins to fall for her. I loved seeing how much she affected him… how tortured he felt inside.

“I expected someone so different, considering I’ve met your father. But you’re nothing like him. You’re everything a guy like me should stay away from. Because I’m not right for you.”

Seeing Blaire’s reactions to him was also eye-opening. She continued to surprise him… lifting each preconceived layer, one by one, showing him there was more to her and also, showing him that there was more to him as well. The push and pull between them is an absolute page turner, each moment brimming with angst and desire and passion that begged to be unleashed. And the moment they both relent to their explosive chemistry is as deliciously sexy and steamy as was the first time I read it. But as we know, time was ticking as we inched closer to secrets being revealed that would change everything and shatter it all.

“Blaire was going to be mine after this. I would fight hell for her if I had to.”

This absolutely did not feel like a re-telling of the book. Rush’s raging thoughts infused a freshness and dimension into the story that gave me everything I didn’t know I needed. Fans of the series will fall in love all over again with Rush and Blaire’s story, leaving you heartbroken and wanting to re-read the other books by the last word read. I continue to be impressed by Abbi’s ability to make each of her books so insanely addictive that I literally cannot devour the pages fast enough. This sexy, stirring romance will continue to be on my favorites list, especially since after reading this novel, my Rush Crush has surged to unprecedented new heights. Rush Too Far is Rosemary Beach must read!

“I will always love you. No one will ever compare. You own me, Blaire. My heart and soul are yours.”


fallen too far cover forever too far cover rush too farNever too far cover

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  1. Diana Doan said:

    Great review! I can’t wait to read Rush’s side!!!


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