The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Release Blitz & Review for Abbi Glines "When You're Back (Rosemary Beach # 12)."
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the next new adult novel in her beloved Rosemary Beach series, which continues the story of Mase and Reese from When I’m Gone.
The future is bright for Reese Ellis. She has Mase Colt-Manning, the man of her dreams, and a family she didn’t know existed until her long-lost father arrived on her doorstep in Rosemary Beach. After growing up with a cruel mother and abusive stepfather, Reese is eager to get to know the caring and charming man who wants to be a part of her life. Everything is finally falling into place.
While Reese is visiting her new family in Chicago, Mase spends time with his “cousin,” Aida, who has worshipped him since childhood. Though they’re unrelated by blood, Mase and Aida have been raised to think of each other as family. But when Reese returns, she can tell something isn’t quite right with Aida, who clearly resents Reese and excels at manipulative little games. And though Mase is unsuspecting, Reese knows Aida doesn’t love him like a cousin should...
The first book in Mase and Reese's story didn't end how I'd expected it to in terms of the big cliffy's we are so used to getting with the Rosemary beach crew. In fact I'd go so far as to say I thought their story was complete since it appeared they'd got their HEA but how wrong was I. Very early on in "When you're back," I saw small cracks begin to appear in this couple's relationship. Mace wanted nothing more than to wrap Reese up in cotton wool and protect her from the big bad world but Reese had grown up, grown stronger and grown wiser and was ready to face the world head on. She was desperate for some form of independence and wanted to stand on her own two feet and i honestly couldn't fault her for that. She was facing her demons and was determined to make a success of her life.
"Don’t let you weakness define you, Reese. Ever. Your strengths should define you.”
On top of that, there were external forces hell bent on ensuring a blissful life for Reese and Mace was to a possibility. Aida (Mace's cousin) drive me crackers. She was the bitch from hell and gave Nan a real run for her money. This woman would stop at nothing to ensure the couple's relationship was a failure and her wining, moaning and belittling of Reese mad me want to slap her. and then there was the elusive River (Captain) Kipling... who was this man and why was he hell bent on meddling in the couple's affairs. I couldn't work out his motives and was desperate to know if he was friend or foe. what I did know was that he was definitely stirring the pot, ensuring that insecurities and jealousy reared their heads on both sides which made me wonder if this couple's relationship would stand the test of time.
"I wasn't sure which was worse, loving and losing or
not ever knowing that kind of love at all.
Reese's character remained as adorable as ever and even though she had insecurities, she was now able to face them head on. And Mace was every girl's dream. He remained all alpha and protective of his woman but even he had insecurities which made him all the more relatable.
"When you're Back" gave me sweet times, funny times, macho alpha male times and even heart breaking times but I loved all of it. There was enough drama to sink my teeth into and a story line that had me hooked. The only down side was that I was desperate for more from the epilogue. It wasn't as sweet as I had wanted it to be and it kinda ended with a cliffy but it didn't but it did because of the final revelation to Mace. What would he do with that bit of info?
She was kind. She was honest. More important, she was mine. I’d found her.
I’d found the one. The one who would change my world.
As always, I loved catching up with the Rosemary Beach posse even though (for the most part) this book was set in Dallas and we even got to see more of Kiro and Emily too. Another job well done Abbi. I cannot wait for the final three books in this series... Captain, Nan and Dean are all getting their stories told... woo hoo!!!!
I rated "When you're Back" ❤️❤️❤️❤️