WHEN I’M GONE by Abbi Glines
Atria Books | Paperback | On-Sale: 04/07/15 | 272 pages
Paperback ISBN: 9781476776095, $15.00 | eBook ISBN: 9781476776101, $7.99 | Audio ISBN: 9781442376670, $17.99
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the next new adult novel in the Rosemary Beach series, in which we meet Mase, a Texas heartthrob first introduced in Take a Chance who comes to Rosemary Beach to stir things up.
I had an urge to fix all her problems. Which was stupid. She was doing fine without me. But something about those big eyes…
Mase Colt-Manning has always preferred his humble life as a Texas rancher to his birthright as the son of a legendary rock star. In fact, he rarely visits his father’s rarefied world in Rosemary Beach, especially if it means bunking at his vile half-sister Nan’s house—until one visit leads to a chance encounter with a young, gorgeous house maid who awakens him with her off-key but spirited imitation of a country music star…
Reese Ellis finally has her freedom. After escaping a lifetime of abuse from her parents and classmates for an undiagnosed learning disorder, she seizes the opportunity to be a house maid to some of the richest families in Rosemary Beach. But her job is in jeopardy when she causes an accident at the home of her most important client, Nan Dillon. When a hot, half-naked stranger with a cowboy’s swagger comes to her rescue, she’s intrigued—then afraid once he shows his own interest. Reese has never met a trustworthy man in her life. Will Mase be any different?
I absolutely love Abbi Gline’s Rosemary Beach Series! When I’m Gone is the story of Mase and Reese and Abbi did amazing job with this one. Mase is a sexy cowboy and also the brother to Nan and Harlow. Reese is a housekeeper for the rich people of Rosemary Beach who is trying to escape from her horrible past. I fell in love with Mase in One More Chance and was so excited when I found out that he was getting two books of his own.
Mase is staying in Rosemary at his sister Nan’s house while she is out of town. He never expected to find a beautiful woman cleaning Nan’s house while he was there. He is intrigued by Reese the minute he lays eyes on her when she wakes him up with her horrible singing and the noise of the vacuum cleaner. Mase is the type of guy that wants to help fix everyone’s problems so when he senses that Reese needs help he decides he will do whatever it takes to help her. The more time they spend together the deeper Mase’s feelings get for Reese. He has never been interested in a relationship with a woman as his job is very grueling. Will Reese be the girl to change his mind and make him see that relationships can be a wonderful thing?
“I’m going to wash it all away. I swear to God, I am, Reese. One day, all you will see or remember is me and what we feel like together. I swear.”
Reese has been through so much in her short life and was so happy when she could finally escape from her abusive stepfather. She moves to Rosemary Beach to start a new life and make some new friends. Reese was a very complex character that needed love and tender care. She had lots of secrets that she kept hidden but she never let them get her down. She never expected a guy like Mase to be so supportive and interested in helping her get past her demons. Will Reese be able to let Mase in and continue a relationship with him or will she run away again because she is afraid to let anyone get close to her because of her past?
“I wondered what that must feel like. To have someone speak to you that way and mean it. To know he wasn’t going to hurt you.”
I loved the connection between Mase and Reese. This book always had me on the edge of my seat and I found myself not being able to turn the pages fast enough. It was wonderful to be able to catch up with the rest of the characters in this series. This book does end in a cliffhanger and I am counting down the days for the release of When I’m Back so I can read the conclusion to Mase and Reese’s story.
Abbi Glines is the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Field Party, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted book lover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama. She maintains a Twitter addiction at @AbbiGlines and can also be found at Facebook.com/AbbiGlinesAuthor and AbbiGlines.com.
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