Monday, December 17, 2012

Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines Double Reviews

Fallen Too Far (Fallen Too Far, #1)

To want what you’re not supposed to have…

She is only nineteen.

She is his new stepfather’s daughter. 

She is still naïve and innocent due to spending the last three years taking care of her sick mother. 

But for twenty-four year old Rush Finlay, she is the only thing that has ever been off limits. His famous father’s guilt money, his mother’s desperation to win his love, and his charm are the three reasons he has never been told no.

Blaire Wynn left her small farmhouse in Alabama, after her mother passed away, to move in with her father and his new wife in their sprawling beach house along the Florida gulf coast. She isn’t prepared for the lifestyle change and she knows she’ll never fit into this world. Then there is her sexy stepbrother who her father leaves her with for the summer while he runs off to Paris with his wife. Rush is as spoiled as he is gorgeous. He is also getting under her skin. She knows he is anything but good for her and that he’ll never be faithful to anyone. He is jaded and has secrets Blaire knows she may never uncover but even knowing all of that…

Blaire just may have fallen too far

Jen's Review  4 of 5 stars false 

I was not expecting a cliffhanger. I would have waited a little while to read it. I really wasn't impressed with the ending though :(

Great story! I really loved this one - I thought it was going to be Grant's story though.

Blaire had it rough. life was pretty good as she knew it, up until her sister died when she was 16, and her father left. Then her mom got sick and she had no choice but to take care of her. She had to grow up so fast, missing out on everything that the other kids were experiencing in life. everything a teenage SHOULD experience in life.

After her mother died, she had to sell the house to pay for the hospital bills, She had $20 and an old beat up truck with some clothes to her name.
She broke down and called her father for help. He told her to come stay with him while she got back on her feet.

So the story begins as Blaire pulls up to the house she's supposed to stay at. Instead of finding a nice quiet home that her father and new family shared, she found a really big house filled with cars!
That's where she meets Grant. As Grant walks her into the house to meet Rush, her new Step-brother, Blaire can't help but feel nervous.

Once she got one look at Rush, her whole world crumbled again. She could see in his eyes he didn't want to help her. Her father and his mother were gone and she had no place to stay.

She was surprised though when Rush offered her the tiny bedroom under the stairs no bigger than a broom closet.
She liked it. It was out of the way and she knew she wouldn't get caught up in Rush's lifestyle. The rich and spoiled.

Her first day out and she lands a really good job at the Country Club. Making really good money plus tips.
She also meets some of the members.

I have to say I'm a little disappointed that more didn't evolve with her and Woods. I really liked him. Yes he was her boss, but he seemed like he really liked her.

The story wasn't what I thought it would be, I was expecting something like Just for Now. The great story with the chase of the good girl and bad boy, followed by some good times and a HEA

Guess I"ll be re-reading this one in march so I can pick up where it left off when the next one comes out :)

Juls rated it  2 of 5 stars false

Thats right. You are seeing it correctly. Only 2 stars for me. I didnt hate it, I just thought it was okay.
If you hover over the stars you'll see that when you do this it says it was okay and thats how I felt about this book.

You take a girl who has gone to so much in life, the death of her twin sister to taking care of her dying mother, and put her in a room with a boy that says “I cant have you” or “you’re too good” and you turn her into what resembles a well put together chick.

I thought Blaire was smart. She was no slacker. She did what she needed to do to survive. Getting a job the first day out, good for her! But then she goes back to where she has a bed and one look at Rush and she’s just a puddle at his feet.

Rush is no prize. He’s been harboring a huge secret but allowing things to get out of hand knowing the heartbreak Blaire would endure made him seem pathetic.

I really wanted Blaire to open her eyes and see the great people she could have gotten to know. Woods was a great character. Yes he was her boss but he looked out for her. But did she give him a chance, NO! What about Grant, he was a bit of a partier but he still wanted to make sure Blaire was okay.

One saving grace was the end. Blaire finally manned up, in which we are left with a bit of a cliff hanger. I think as the series moves forward things will get better.
I’m not giving up on one of my fav authors. This may just have been one of her hiccups.

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