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UP IN FLAMES

A Rosemary Beach Novel

ABBI GLINES

 #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines returns to Rosemary Beach one last time in this highly-anticipated finale and much beloved series.

 Spoiled. Selfish. Rich girl. Villan. Slut.

As the Prada-clad bad girl of Rosemary Beach, Nan Dillon has been called every vile name under the hot summer sun. Some of her reputation is deserved—she’s never had to worry about anything but maintaining her perfect figure and splitting Daddy’s private jet with her brother, Rush.
But Nan is far from happy. Rush has another kid on the way and doesn’t have time to catch up with his sister. Grant, the last guy she truly cared about, chose to be with her half-sister, Harlow, instead of her. And Harlow, who has never gotten over the way Nan treated her when she first moved to town, remains distant.
So when Major asks her out, she jumps at the chance to date the gorgeous charmer. Though she doesn’t know much about the sweet-talking Texan, and though it’s clear he doesn’t want to be exclusive, dating him beats hanging out with vapid socialites or watching Netflix alone at home.
For a while, Nan deals with Major’s playboy ways, but after he burns her one too many times, she takes off for an impromptu wild weekend in Vegas. There, she meets Gannon, a darkly seductive and oh-so-dangerous businessman who knows exactly how to handle her.
With Major asking for a second chance and Gannon haunting her dreams, Nan has to decide who to give her heart to. But what she doesn’t realize is that these players are involved in a much bigger game—and they’re already two moves ahead of her.

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I have really enjoyed the Rosemary Beach series by Abbi Glines and am very sad that it has come to an end. I was very excited to have received an ARC of this book. I have been a #NanHater from the very first book and I was curious to see if Abbi could get me to change my mind about her.

Nan has always been the villain in this series and I was really hoping that she would redeem herself. If you have read the series, you know that she has never really felt loved and I was hoping she would finally find her HEA. Nan and Major were a mess from the very beginning and I never really felt a connection between them. He didn’t treat her very well and all she wanted was to feel loved and appreciated. When Gannon entered the story I was really hoping that there would be a deep connection between them but aside from a few dates most of their interaction took place in the bedroom. The best part of this story was seeing Blair and Nan getting along better and watching Nan interact with her nephew Nate. I was happy that Nan finally did end up finding her place in this world. Abbi didn’t turn me into a #NanLover but I am happy that she finally found love and happiness.

I really enjoyed this book even though I didn’t connect with the male main characters. I did love the twists and turns this story took. I was happy with the way Nan’s life turned out and loved seeing the way she interacted with Nate. Even though she comes across as an evil witch most of the time it was nice to see that she really does have a big heart. I can’t wait to see what Abbi is working on next!!

**3.5 Stars**

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ABOUT ABBI GLINES:

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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UP IN FLAMES by Abbi Glines

Atria Books | 256 pages | ISBN: 9781501115394, $15.00 | June 28, 2016 | eBook ISBN: 9781501115400, $7.99

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THE BEST GOODBYE

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the next sizzling novel in the Rosemary Beach series, featuring well-known playboy and Blaire’s half brother, Captain.

“The look on Rose’s face had screamed that she was hiding something. Hell, she’d practically run away from me. There was something to that. I knew there was . . “

After ten years in the employ of a mysterious crime boss, River “Captain” Kipling is ready to leave his sordid past—and his cover occupation as an upscale restaurateur—behind him. The only thing standing in the way of his “retirement” is his commitment to launch a new restaurant in the resort town of Rosemary Beach. With his sister, Blaire, nearby, Captain can delay his dream of running a humble bar on the waterfront, but the unwanted attentions of his head server, Elle, have him itching to get out.

Until he notices Rose Henderson, the new server at the restaurant. All he knows about the pretty redhead with the cute glasses is that she’s a hardworking single mom from Oklahoma. But there’s something overly familiar about her laugh…something strange about the way she looks at Captain…

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I absolutely love the Rosemary Beach series by Abbi Glines. The Best Goodbye is the 13th book in the series and focuses on Blaire’s half brother Captain. We have read about him in a few other books but never really got many details about him. He is a very quiet and mysterious character and I was excited to finally read his story.

This book is told in dual POV with some chapters going back to the past between the two main characters. Rose is currently working for Captain at his restaraunt in Rosemary Beach. There is a reason she is there but I won’t spoil it for you by going into any details. Captain is drawn to Rose and he doesn’t understand why. She stirs up memories from his past and it makes him uncomfortable at first but then he sees something in her that changes everything about his life. What is Rose hiding from Captain? What is she doing in Rosemary Beach?

“You can’t tell your heart to stop loving someone. I’d been trying that for years, simply to ease the ache of losing him.”

I really enjoyed all the angst and drama that this book had. The secondary characters added lots of depth to the storyline. It was nice to catch up with a few of the characters from previous books in the series. I feel like the ending was a little rushed and which was a little disappointing for me because I would have loved a look further into the future of Rose and Captain. I hope we will see more of these two in future books.

**4 Stars**

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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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THE BEST GOODBYE by Abbi Glines

Atria Books | 256 pages | ISBN 9781501115318, $16.00 | December 1, 2015 | eBook ISBN: 9781501115387, $7.99

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Blog Tour/Review/Giveaway-When You’re Back by Abbi Glines

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WHEN YOU’RE BACK (on sale June 30, 2015)

A Rosemary Beach Novel

 

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.

 

“She was where my home would always be. It was time I took the next step and proved to her I was all in. Forever.”

 

A chance meeting in Rosemary Beach has turned into a fairy-tale romance as Reese prepares to move in with Mase on his family ranch in Texas. With the loving support of the Colts, and her recent discovery that she has family of her own, Reese can finally move on from the dark horrors of her past and into a bright future.

 

But Aida isn’t going to let that happen. The beautiful blonde has been raised to think of Mase as her cousin, but it’s clear to Reese that Aida doesn’t love Mase like a cousin should.

 

And then there’s Captain, the inescapable stranger who has connections in Dallas and Rosemary Beach—and who conveniently shows up wherever Reese happens to be. Hot, mysterious, and plain-speaking, Captain isn’t afraid to tell Reese what he thinks about Mase—and how he feels about her.

 

As the competition for Mase and Reese’s hearts heats up, Reese’s past begins to unravel, illuminating shocking truths that will forever change the lives of the happy couple—and set the final stories of Rosemary Beach in motion.

 

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I really enjoyed When You’re Back by Abbi Glines which is the 12th book in her Rosemary Beach series. This is the follow up to When I’m Gone and wraps up the story of Reese and Mase.

 

Reese finally has everything going good for in her life. She has a family she never knew exsisted, a loving boyfriend and is learning to deal better with her dyslexia. After spending time with her new family she is so excited to be moving to Texas to finally be with Mase again. When she gets there she finds him spending time with a beautiful woman that he says is his cousin Aida. Reese is suspicious of Aida but she trusts that Mase loves her and would never hurt her. Reese tries very hard to get Aida to like her as she would love to have a friend in Texas but she quickly learns that Aida is jealous of the time Mase spends with Reese. Reese loves being with Mase in Texas but she quickly gets bored being home alone all the time so she decides she wants to get her G.E.D. and find a job. She isn’t sure how Mase will react to this news but she is determined to make something of herself.

 

“Was it possible to love someone as much as I loved Mase? Was it even healthy?”

 

Mase is very happy to have Reese living in Texas with him. While Reese was away his cousin Aida came to visit and she is very demanding of his attention. All Mase wants to do is spend time with Reese but he can’t get Aida to leave them alone. One night the three of them attend a BBQ where they meet River Kipling who happens to work for one of Mase’s clients. Mase doesn’t like they way River looks at Reese and he really isn’t happy when Reese is offered a job by the Stout’s which means she will be seeing River more often. It bothers him but he loves Reese and will do anything to make her happy.

 

“Loving her is worth…it’s worth it all. Living in fear of love isn’t living.”

 

I loved the connection between Mase and Reese. The secondary characters added lots of depth to the storyline. I loved the twists and turns that the story took. It’s always nice catching up with the other characters from this series. I will admit I was very disappointed with how aburptly the story ended. I was really hoping to get more to their HEA that they worked so hard for. I can’t wait to read the book in this series!!

4 Stars

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Abbi Glines is the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, 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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WHEN YOU’RE BACK By Abbi Glines

Atria Books | 256 pages | ISBN 9781476776118 | June 30, 2015 | $15.00

 

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WHEN I’M GONE by Abbi Glines

Atria Books | Paperback | On-Sale: 04/07/15 | 272 pages

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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?

 

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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.

5 Stars

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Abbi Glines is the New York TimesUSA 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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Release Week Event-When I’m Gone by Abbi Glines

 
We’re celebrating the release of WHEN I’M GONE by New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Abbi Glines! 
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Publisher: Atria Books (April 7, 2015)

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?

 

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Abbi Glines is a #1 New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. She has a new YA series coming out in the fall of 2015 titled The Field Party Series . She never cooks unless baking during the Christmas holiday counts. She believes in ghosts and has a habit of asking people if their house is haunted before she goes in it. She drinks afternoon tea because she wants to be British but alas she was born in Alabama. When asked how many books she has written she has to stop and count on her fingers. When she’s not locked away writing, she is reading, shopping (major shoe and purse addiction), sneaking off to the movies alone, and listening to the drama in her teenagers lives while making mental notes on the good stuff to use later. Don’t judge.

You can connect with Abbi online in several different ways. She uses social media to procrastinate.

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ATRIA INDIES ANNOUNCEMENT – The Abbi Glines, Colleen Hoover & Jamie McGuire OFFICIAL FAN BOOK

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Today we’ve got an announcement about a fun and personal scrapbook created for fans of #1 New York Times bestselling new adult authors Abbi Glines, Colleen Hoover, and Jamie McGuire. To allow readers even more access and insight into three of their favorites in the Atria Indies family, we’ve put together exclusive photos and videos from the authors and a behind-the-scenes peek at their 2014 Atria Indies Fall in Love tour. This book contains exclusive childhood and family photos provided by the authors, as well as a private peek into their lives and careers, past and present, that they haven’t fully discussed in interviews. This book can be read on all eReader devices but the iBooks Author edition is interactive and offers the optimal reading experience.

To learn more about the inspiration behind the book, here’s a letter from our authors to you, their beloved readers. We hope you enjoy this brand new scrapbook and all the excitement within!


Dear Readers,

It’s hard to believe how much our lives have changed since we first began our publishing careers. Some of you may have discovered us with our new adult novels, Fallen Too Far, Slammed, and Beautiful Disaster, but our journeys started long before then. For Abbi, it began with her lifelong love of romance novels, an unforgettable Christmas present from her husband, and the inspiration she drew from the Gulf Coast. For Colleen, it began with her childhood imagination, an Avett Brothers lyric, and a desire to write the kinds of books she wanted to read. For Jamie, it began with a three-ring binder that became the first of twenty-one journals, a bestselling young adult series, and the support of her former high school librarian.

For those who have read and loved our novels, we offer you a glimpse into our lives and careers— both then and now—with photos and videos and a behind-the-scenes look at our 2014 Fall in Love tour. And you’ll also get a sneak peek at what’s coming up from us next.

Thank you so much for your support. We wouldn’t be here without you.

Abbi Glines, Colleen Hoover, and Jamie McGuire

 

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Abbi Glines is the New York TimesUSA 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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Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Not, and Confess. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com.

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Jamie McGuire is the New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Oblivion, A Beautiful Wedding, Red Hill, Walking Disaster, and Beautiful Disaster. She and her husband Jeff live with their children just outside Enid, Oklahoma with three dogs, six horses, and a cat named Rooster.

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Title: Kiro’s Emily (Rosemary Beach)
Author: Abbi Glines
Publisher: Atria Books (December 15, 2014)
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The year is 1992, and no one on the rock music scene is hotter than Kiro Manning, the lead singer of Slacker Demon. With a multi-platinum record, total ownership of the Billboard charts, sold-out concerts, and sinful amounts of money, Kiro can have anything—and anyone—he wants.

So when a dark-haired, conservative beauty rebuffs him at a concert after-party, his first thought is, “Who the hell does she think she is?” His second thought: “How do I make her mine?” Kiro has always loved a good challenge, but not every girl wants to get involved with a rock god. Especially this girl.

He let her go that night, but he never forgot her. And when they met again, he vowed not to give up again so easily.

As the world worshipped Kiro, he came to worship the girl, who became everything he never knew he needed. The only girl he would ever love. His Emily.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes a heart-wrenching e-novella in the Rosemary Beach series about the star-crossed romance between Kiro and Emily, first introduced in Take a Chance. This is Abbi’s holiday gift to the devoted fans of the series.

 

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I knocked on the door, trying hard not to be pissed that this piece of shit apartment complex with no fucking security was Emmy’s home. This wasn’t where I’d been picturing her. And I pictured her a fucking lot.
Waiting with my hands tucked in the pockets of my jeans, I was trying to remain calm. But fuck it all, I had been waiting to see her face for months. Every time I heard her voice my entire body went on high alert. I couldn’t rein in its attraction to Emmy.
I heard a chain sliding out of the lock as the door swung open, revealing her in a pair of tiny little shorts and a camisole. Her hair was tangled and her gorgeous eyes were wide.
“Kiro,” she said, unable to hide the grin that lit up her face. It was midnight. I had changed my flight from London to come here instead of Los Angeles. I didn’t fucking miss my house. I only missed one thing while on tour, and it was this face. Fuck me.
“I wake you up, angel?” I asked, stepping into her apartment with my hands still firmly stuck in the pockets of my jeans. I didn’t trust them around Emily. They wanted to touch her.
It was then I realized she had just crawled out of bed. Her hands went to her hair as she ran her fingers through the strands, trying to tame them. But I liked it just the way it was.
“I… you’re here. At my apartment.” She sounded flustered. Then her nose scrunched up and she frowned. “Oh wait. I’m asleep. This is a dream.” Her face fell.
Fuck it! I took my hands out of my pockets and wrapped her in my arms. She inhaled deeply as I held her to my chest. “I’m real and you’re very awake,” I told her, unable to keep the thickness out of my throat. She got to me. She was fucking with my head. Seriously fucking with it.
“You feel real.” Her arms came around my waist.
I closed my eyes and soaked her in. Pressing a kiss to the top of her head, I stood there with her in my arms as long as she would let me. Hell, I would’ve stood there all damn night if she wanted me to.
“I thought you’d be ready to go home. Aren’t you homesick?” she asked, tilting her head back to look up at me.
“I was only missing one thing, angel. And it wasn’t in fucking L.A.” I winked as I cupped her face and felt her soft skin under my thumbs as I brushed her cheekbones.
She frowned a moment. “Do you mean me?”
I hauled her against me and lifted her inches off the floor as I took the few strides to the sofa and sank down with her in my lap. She didn’t pull away, and God, that felt good. “So fucking sweet,” I murmured as I stared down into her face. I hadn’t made this shit up. She was better than I remembered. Fuck, she was so much better. That voice had gotten me through the tour.

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New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of TWISTED PERFECTION, FALLEN TOO FAR, NEVER TOO FAR, JUST FOR NOW, WHILE IT LASTS, BECAUSE OF LOW, BREATHE, THE VINCENT BOYS, THE VINCENT BROTHERS, THE EXISTENCE TRILOGY.
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ONE MORE CHANCE by Abbi Glines

New Adult Contemporary Romance

The unforgettable story of Grant and Harlow from Take a Chance continues in this brand-new novel in the Rosemary Beach series from number-one New York Times best-selling author Abbi Glines.

She was it. His one. His only. Then he made the mistake of letting her go.

After fighting his way into Harlow Manning’s heart – and revealing a side of himself no one had ever seen before – Grant Carter destroyed his own heart by giving in to his greatest fears and doubts. Months later, he’s stuck in a miserable routine. Work relentlessly. Beg his best friend, Rush, for news about Harlow. Avoid all other friends. Leave nightly voicemails for Harlow, pleading with her to come back to Rosemary Beach. Fall asleep alone. Repeat.

Miles away, on her brother’s Texas ranch, Harlow can’t bring herself to listen to Grant’s voicemails. Though she wants to be with him, and knows he regrets letting her go, she doesn’t know if she can trust him. When he discovered the truth behind her sheltered upbringing, it shattered their relationship, but the secret she carries now has far greater consequences. Can she risk giving Grant one more chance, or will the gamble ultimately destroy her?

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HOLD ON TIGHT by Abbi Glines
New Adult Contemporary Romance

Dewayne Falco has been a fixture in Sea Breeze since his appearance in the very first book, Breathe. He always had the one-liners and smart remarks that made you laugh. But there was never any insight into his life. Other than being best friends with Marcus, Preston, and Rock all his life, you knew little else. Until now. In Hold on Tight, Dewayne’s past pain is brought front and center while he realizes not all was lost – and that there may be hope for him yet.

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BLOG TOUR AND REVIEW- You Were Mine by Abbi Glines

 

 

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You Were Mine by Abbi Glines

Paperback: Atria Books | ISBN 9781476776071 | December 2, 2014 | $15.00

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Gossip is the ultimate currency in Rosemary Beach, but Bethy and Tripp have managed to keep one big secret to themselves.

Eight years ago, Tripp Newark was dating a rich girl he didn’t like and was on his way to Yale—and a future he didn’t want. The only way he could escape his predictable life would be to give up the money and power that came with his family’s name. And that’s exactly what he planned to do. At the end of the summer, he was going to ride off on his Harley and never look back.
That was before he met Beth Lowry.
It was only supposed to be a summer fling. She was a sixteen-year-old trailer-park girl who served drinks to his friends at Kerrington Country Club. They didn’t run in the same social circles. No one even knew they were friends, let alone lovers. Yet, for one summer, Bethy became his entire world.
But he couldn’t give up on his plan. He needed to leave Rosemary Beach, but he vowed he would come back for her.
Problem was, by the time he came back—years later than promised—it was too late. His cousin, Jace, had already claimed the woman he loved. . . .

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Abbi Glines

Abbi Glines is the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted booklover, 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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Whitney’s Four Star Review

I was a bit nervous about reading You Were Mine coming after Grant’s (swoon!) stories.  I mean really… how do you top Rush, Woods and Grant?  I think fans of the Rosemary beach series will be pleased to continue with Bethy and Tripp’s story.

The reader has known for a while now there was a back story between these two characters but not the details of their previous relationship.  Luckily, this novel goes back and forth between the past (Bethy at 16, Tripp at 18) and the present.  You really can’t tell their story without learning their past.

Changing POV’s also helps keep the book moving quickly and since Bethy’s chapters are a bit sad (not a bad thing), reading Tripp’s POV adds a lot for the tone of the book.  The reader is sucked back in time as the two fall in love and are then torn apart by life’s circumstances.  Although Tripp has never gotten over Bethy, their road back to love is a tough one with a lot of regret and forgiveness on both ends.

Although I did enjoy the book and Abbi’s writing is solid, I was a little bit disappointed that Tripp’s character wasn’t very different from the other guys in the series.  I felt the author really had a chance to make this book a bit different and instead the characters felt much the same as the previous.  Since I loved the other books, that’s not a terrible thing.  I think if you have read the other books in this series and love the characters, you’ll definitely want to keep reading.  All of the other favorites… Rush and Blair, Woods and Della, and Grant and Harlow make an appearance which one of the reasons I love this series as a whole.  Great characters, sexy boys and they’re pretty light reads.  The angst never gets too high but you are left feeling like you read a good book.

While you could technically read this as a stand alone, I recommend starting the series at the beginning with Rush and Blair’s stories as you’ll get a lot more out the books.  Looking forward to seeing what Abbi comes up with next.

 

Release Week Event-You Were Mine by Abbi Glines

 
We’re celebrating the release of YOU WERE MINE  by New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Abbi Glines! 
 
TitleYou Were Mine (Rosemary Beach)
Author: Abbi Glines
Publisher: Atria Books (December 2, 2014)

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…

EXCERPT

Tripp

Present Day…

I sat on my Harley and waited for Bethy to walk out of the clubhouse. Woods had been texting me Bethy’s work schedule every two weeks, and I made sure she made it home from work safely every night. It wasn’t stalking her, exactly. It was just the only way I could remain sane.

Watching over her was all I had. If I got too close, she flipped. The last time I’d tried to talk to her, she’d started screaming. I hadn’t been able to calm her down. I was watching her lose herself slowly. And it was tearing me up.

So I followed her to work everyday, and I followed her home every night. Once she was safely in her apartment, I often sat parked across the road and watched her window until it went dark. She never looked at me, even though I wasn’t hiding the fact I was following her. There was no use in hiding it from her.

The last words she’d actually spoken to me -not screamed at me, because there’d been a lot of that- had been eighteen months ago on the beach when we’d lost Jace. My cousin, my best friend, and the love of Bethy’s life. He’d drowned saving her life when she’d wandered into the ocean drunk and got caught in a riptide. Losing him had taken a part of my soul. He’d been the little brother I never had. He’d been the good Newark heir. He’d been everything I should have been but wasn’t.

And we had loved the same girl. Although he never knew it.

Watching her pull away from life more and more each day was so damn hard. Jace wouldn’t have wanted this. He would have hated it. He loved her more than he loved himself. Seeing her like this would break his heart.

Bethy swung her long dark hair over her shoulder as she stepped out of the clubhouse. The shorts she wore had once been tight and cupped her perfect round bottom. But just like she’d lost the will to live, she’d also lost weight. Too much.

The need to hold her and help her heal was so fucking strong. But she didn’t want me. I hadn’t realized how badly she hated me until I’d returned to Rosemary Beach a little more than two years ago. I’d run like hell eight years ago from a life threatening to suffocate me. My father wanted something for me that I didn’t want, and I hadn’t been able to see my way out.

I had been eighteen years old and scared, because in three short months, one sixteen-year-old girl had become my sole concern in life. Bethy had stolen my heart the summer I met her at Rush’s party. When I’d been ready to throw away the life I’d been planning for the past year in order to be with her, my father had reminded me of just how much control he had over me.

I wouldn’t have been able to keep Bethy if I’d stayed. That wasn’t the life he’d let me have. So I’d run, hoping that when I came back in two years, when she was old enough, I could take her with me. But first, I’d needed to escape.

I watched as Bethy opened the door to her old beat-up Ford Taurus and climbed inside. The stiff way she held herself and the way she kept her focus turned away from me told me she knew I was here. She expected me to be there.

Once she would have broken into the biggest, most beautiful smile in the world and run into my arms. But that was the past. I had broken that. I had broken her, and I hadn’t even known.

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About the Author:
 Abbi Glines

New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of TWISTED PERFECTION, FALLEN TOO FAR, NEVER TOO FAR, JUST FOR NOW, WHILE IT LASTS, BECAUSE OF LOW, BREATHE, THE VINCENT BOYS, THE VINCENT BROTHERS, THE EXISTENCE TRILOGY.