Fallen Too Far was my first Abbi Glines book. I am familiar with her books, and always meant to read them, but just never got there. Plus, I thought she was YAish New Adult. There was nothing YA about this book besides the main character’s age (19). It was H-O-T! I read this in almost one sitting. I had to close my eyes at 2:30am, but finished it at 7:30am, at which time I promptly screamed:
Why??? Cliffhanger Alert!!!! But, honestly, it’s worth the wait, and it’s only another month for the next book, Never Too Far.
Blair is 19 and alone. She has had a rough few years. First, her twin sister dies in a car accident when her dad was driving, then her mom got cancer and her dad took off, never to be heard from again. For the last 3 years, Blair has been taking care of her and spent every last penny paying off her medical bills after she died. Alone and penniless, she contacted her father, who agreed to let her move in with him until she can get back on her feet.
Blair is a simple (but gorgeous) girl from Alabama. When she pulls up at her father’s gorgeous mansion on the ocean in Florida, she finds out he has taken off to Europe with his new wife. This was actually her son’s home. Rush Finlay. Son of a rock star, tattooed and pierced…and RICH. She is treated nice by Rush’s half brother, Grant, but Nanette, his sister, was a nasty bitch. Rush was kind of nasty, but allowed her to stay in the tiny maid’s quarters under the stairs until he was able to get in touch with her father, or for one month, until she could get on her feet.
Blair is sweet and innocent. A virgin, with only one boyfriend in her past, from when she was 16, before she spent all of her time taking care of her mom. She is tough, hard working, does not want to take charity, but has no choice. Rush is a man-whore. A different girl in his bed every night that he throws away like dirt. She shouldn’t be attracted to him, but she just can’t help herself.
Knowing she needed to get out of that house ASAP, Blair gets a job at the local country club, where all of Rush’s friends work. They treat her like such low-life pond scum, my heart was breaking for Blair. She knows she can never be in that world, and doesn’t even want to try.
“I never asked you for anything more than a room. I don’t expect you to want me. I never did. I am aware that you and I are in two different playing fields. Your league is one I will never measure up to. I’m not the right bloodlines. I wear cheap red dresses and I have a fond connection to a pair of silver heels because my mother wore them on her wedding day. I don’t need designer things. And YOU are designer, Rush.”
But the attraction between Blair and Rush couldn’t be denied, no matter how hard he tried to fight it.
“I can’t touch you. I want to so damn bad it hurts like a motherfucker but I can’t. I won’t mess you up.”
“Blaire, I’m not a romantic guy. I don’t kiss and cuddle. It’s all about the sex for me. You deserve someone who kisses and cuddles. Not me. I just fuck, baby.”
“You don’t want to know me. You may think you do but you don’t. I promise.”
But try as they might…they just couldn’t stay away from each other.
“You naked in my bed is even more unbelievably beautiful than I thought it would be… and trust me I’ve thought about it. A lot.”
“I thought you weren’t a cuddler, Rush,” I said as he ran his nose along my neck and inhaled loudly.
“I wasn’t. Only with you Blaire. You’re my exception,” he whispered then tucked my head under his chin and pulled the covers up over us.
But there is a secret. Something everyone in town knows except Blair, and when she finally finds out, it tears her apart.
“His eyes never left mine. I held his gaze. I could see the storm in his eyes. I knew he was confused. I could even see the fear. Then there was the love. I saw it. The fierceness in his eyes. I believed it. I could see it clearly. But it was too late now. The love wasn’t enough. Everyone always said that love was enough. It wasn’t. Not when your soul was shattered.”
- The story grabbed me from the first page, and didn’t let go till I read every last word.
- Though it took a bit to warm up to Rush, boy did I warm up! (fanning myself)
- I loved Grant, Woods, Bethy and Darla, and look forward to reading more about them.
- Amazing, hot but sweet sex scenes.
- Real page numbers (I love that).
- The secret just wasn’t as shattering as I expected. Why was it such a big secret that nobody would tell?
- Some of the sex, while hot, was just a little too unbelievable….she is one orgasmic virgin!
Rating: 4.5 stars, 4.25 Heat
What a wonderfully addictive read. If you liked Beautiful Disaster (see my review), you will love this book (and it’s way steamier). I am counting the days until Never Too Far is released. Fallen Too Far took the typical poor virgin meets rich bad-boy with a secret and turned it on its head. It was different, unique, refreshing and HOT!
“You said everything I needed to hear. I’m hooked now. You have me. What are you going to do with me?”
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Ana's Attic says
That one did!
Was directed here from Abbi Glibes Twitter. Love your blog! You should read Bella Andre’s Sullivan Series (and frankly , everything she has done) is phenomenal!!
Cindy Aslaner says
i have avoided this author’s books also because of the YA genre, even though they always have good reviews. As a mature person, I can’t always relate to YA novels. However, I read this and really enjoyed it.
I enjoyed the book but I hate all these books with the cliffhangers and then you have to wait months for the next chapter. This one wasn’t as bad as some of the books that are short and then you have to buy several more to get the whole story. Why are they doing that???? To make more money????
I do recommend this book.
Ana's Attic says
I’m not loving the whole cliffy trend either. But apparently it’s working!
Elizabeth Di Benedetto says
Great review & I totally agree! Once the secret was out I was like wait – why was that such a big deal?! Oh well, still a good book & can’t wait for the next one (:
Ana's Attic says
This book had me at page one and I couldn’t put it down. I was shocked by the twist and was so emotionally drained at the end. This was my first Abbi book to read an the angst has just torn me apart. I can’t wait for part two because right now I’m still shaking.