Monday, 15 December 2014

Review: Abbi Glines "You were Mine (Rosemary Beach # 9)."

Review: Abbi Glines "You were Mine (Rosemary Beach # 9)."

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From #1 "New York Times "bestselling author Abbi Glines comes a brand-new Rosemary Beach novel about Tripp Newark and his hidden romantic past with Bethy Lowry. 

In the eyes of the wealthy playboys who frequent Kerrington Country Club in Rosemary Beach, Tripp Newark is a hero. Under pressure from his parents to become a lawyer and lead a conservative, upper-class life, Tripp disappeared from town five years ago to travel the world, forfeiting the opportunity to inherit millions. Yet few know what he was really running from... 

Bethy Lowry was unraveling long before her boyfriend drowned in a riptide trying to save her after she'd had one too many drinks--again. A trailer park kid working as a cart girl among the wealthy patrons of Kerrington Country Club, Bethy has always been impressionable. But five years ago, before she earned her reputation as a hard-drinking, easy girl, she had spent a single summer with Tripp Newark that changed her life forever... 

Review: Surj Harvey 

Another tragically flawed love story from the wonderful Abbi Glines that I absolutely loved. Tripp and Bethy's story started to unravel way back in "Simple Perfection" when fate played a cruel hand and changed the lives of the Rosemary Beach residents forever. Nothing would ever be the same again and as further revelations came to light over the course of Grant and Harlow's story, I knew I had to get my hands on this book the minute it was released and holy moly, it did not disappoint. 

Our story wasn't over. It would never be over. 

"You were mine" was read with a heavy heart which I kind of knew it would be simply because of the nature of this love story. It wasn't simple. It never had been and it definitely wasn't straight forward. Add into the mix, poor decisions, bad judgement calls and impossible situations and it would take more than just cupid to get this couple back on track. Chapters told from the past and from alternate POV showed how much had been lost and my heart truly hurt for Tripp and Bethy. There was so much pain, guilt and blame on both sides and there were moments I wondered if they would ever come to terms with all that had happened and move on with their lives. 

Bethy's character completely floored me. She was a far cry from the fun loving girl I'd met at the start of this series (yes 9 books ago) and instead she was a shell of her former self. I truly felt for her and all that she had been through and honestly wished that life would just throw her a life line... something to ease that burden she was carrying. In my eyes and the eyes of her friends, Bethy had stopped living and was merely existing, getting by day by day as best she could. I didn't want that for her and so thank god for Tripp. 

Tripp had intrigued me from the moment I was introduced to him at the start of this series and as he popped in and out of the Rosemary Beach from time to time, that intrigue only grew. There was just something about him and I was dying to know what his deal was. Well, I finally got his book and it's safe to say, Tripp's story was a sad one. A victim of family status and wealth, a choice he made at a very young age would haunt him for the rest of his life. 

Everyone has that defining moment in life. That one choice you have to make.
I had my moment, and it has haunted me ever since.

Well, it didn't take Tripp long to imbed himself in my heart. Oh yes, I fell in love with this man and all that he was very quickly and I can assure you, you will too. His protective nature had me going weak at the knees and his jealous streak... what can I say... I love it when the boys from the beach get all jealous and possessive of their women. It's almost caveman like and in reality, I'd probably go berserk if my husband behaved that way, but in an Abbi Glines book, it just works and works really well. Tripp would do anything and everything in his power to help Bethy live again, even if that was to the detriment of a potential friendship/ relationship with her. She came first in everything he did now and his devotion to this girl was unwavering and just beautiful. 

"Six, twenty-eight, two thousand and eight, 
it was the night I gave my heart to that woman over there. "

As much as Bethy tried to fight it, I loved this second chance at love this couple were given. It was exciting and scary at the same time but I was flying the flag for them, rooting for them to just... well I don't know... glance at each other.. touch... hug... kiss... get it on.... whatever it was and whenever it happened I knew I'd get butterflies and I was right. Abbi Glines gives us romance like no other and she gives us nookie scenes that are enough to make you blush. Yup, hot alpha men that love to control in bedroom and are capable of giving mind blowing orgasms only make her books all the more appealing. 

Abbi Glines, you truly kill me with your angsty love stories but I'm a glutton for punishment and I keep coming back for more. The more I read from the characters of Rosemary Beach, the more I feel a part of their family and that's what I love about this series. With each book, I get to revisit characters I've grown to know and love and I cannot wait to see more from Tripp and Bethy. Next in store is Kiro and Emily's story and after that... we get..... MACE!!!! WOO HOO!!! (Yup that deserves shouty caps!!!). 

"Things worth having don't come easy. You have to fight for it until you're tired of fighting,
and then you take a breather and fight some more. Don't give up. You'll regret it."

I rated "You were Mine" ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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