Thursday, June 5, 2014

Book Review: Rush Too Far by Abbi Glinnes

(Rosemary Beach #1.1)
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
Publisher: Atria Books
Genre: New Adult
Source: Purchased via Amazon

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.


The Too Far Series is one of the first Abbi Glinnes books that I read and I was hooked. I adore Rush and Blaire and I was ecstatic that Abbi decided to re-write Fallen Too Far in Rush's POV. This was the beginning of their story and there is so much drama and heart ache and Rush is just as involved as Blaire.

Rush comes off a bit as an asshole in Fallen Too Far, but being inside his head, I definitely had a different perspective of him. His mom is a real piece of work and he has always felt like Nan was his responsibility. He's done things he's not proud of to protect her and he's especially disappointed with himself after he meets Blaire and gets to know her. 

I liked how protective Rush is and how fiercely he loves. Rush is a no nonsense kind of guy but when it comes to his family and the people he loves, he will do anything for them. What I liked most about getting his POV was seeing the struggle that he went through to contain his feelings for Blaire and try to do right by her. He harbored some very huge secrets that would destroy her and that was the last thing he wanted to do. 

Overall, I really enjoyed reading from Rush's POV. Sometimes a re-telling can fall short but I really felt like Rush Too Far lived up to my expectations and I felt like it was a great addition to the series. The second and third book have Rush's POV in them so this was a little added bonus. 


About the Author:
Since publishing her first novel Breathe in May of 2011, Abbi has also released The New York Times bestselling Seabreeze Series which includes Breathe, Because of Low, While It Lasts, Just For Now and Sometimes It Last, The Existence Trilogy that includes the USA Today Bestseller Ceaseless. New York Times and USA TODAY bestsellers The Vincent Boys and The Vincent Brothers. Last but not least her most popular series to date, Rosemary Beach which includes The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers Fallen Too Far, Never Too Far, Forever Too Far, Twisted Perfection and Simple Perfection. Her newest book scheduled to be released on December 17th, 2013 is Misbehaving (Seabreeze).

When Abbi isn’t locked away in her office typing away she is hauling her kids to and from their many social activities. You could say her second job is the Glines Kids personal chauffeur. It’s a rather illustrious job.


  1. One of these days I will finally get around to starting this series. I cannot wait to meet Rush. Great review!

  2. Jessica MangicaroJune 9, 2014 at 7:42 PM

    I am with Teresa. In fact- I want you to hold me to this series this summer. Meaning, before August 1- I need to have it read.

  3. Ooo I'm glad this is worth reading! I adore this series and need to get back to it!


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