Published: December 16th 2012 by Abbi Glines
My rating: 3.5/5 Stars
Genre: New Adult
*this book does contain mature, adult content
"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."
Reasons why I enjoyed this book:
-NOT CREEPY. Seriously guys, I had seen so many reviews on this book and it's sequel, Never Too Far, and was really intrigued. My biggest fear was that it would be some gross book about these two siblings falling in love that was just too much to handle. But it wasn't. The characters ,Blaire who is 19 and Rush who is 24, are adults who have gone their entire lives without knowing each other. When Blaire's mother dies, she has to sell everything, including their house. Because it was just Blaire and her mother, she calls her dad who leads her to believe she will stay with him. When she shows up at his house, Rush is the only one home. Because she has nowhere else to go, she stays there and thats when the relationship starts.
-This book is hot. This book is not all about sex, but its in there. And the tension leading up to their relationship is equally swoon-worthy. Here are a few samples of the steamy action in this book:
"I covered my mouth and took a step back. Rush was having sex. Outside, On his porch. I couldn't turn away from it." And then the next time Blair sees Rush, he tells her... "'Keep your distance from me, Blaire. You don't want to get too close. Last night.' He Swallowed loudly. 'Last night is haunting me. Knowing you were watching. It drives me crazy. So, stay away.'"
"I pushed his chest with my finger and glared at him daring him to say one more word about my dress. Rush opened his eyes tightly and shook his head. 'Fuck!' he growled. Then his eyes flew open and his hands were suddenly in my hair and his mouth was on mine."
It gets even more intense and detailed, but I didn't really want to write an entire sex scene on my blog. Frist, that's just a little to awkward for me. Second, I know some of you are probably younger readers and I don't want to make you guys too uncomfortable. Finally, and most importantly, I did not want to ruin any of the sexy-times for you guys who plan to read this book :)
-You see the transformation of sexy, bad boy Rush to sweet, caring Rush. I won't tell you too much about what happens later in the book but if you have ever read a book about a bad boy, you know there has to be some transformation. I really enjoyed getting to see how he changed for her and see how he tried to fix his mistakes, and believe me, he makes a lot of mistakes.
-Nan. I cannot stand Nan, but she is a good villan. Someone we love to hate. Her drama gets you invested in this book. If you weren't already enjoying it, you will because you really want to know what is up with Nan and her big secret. (If you are thinking, "What the hell kind of name is Nan?" you are not alone, I was too. It's short for Nanette which makes it a little better).
Things I did not enjoy about this book:
-I loved the story, but I feel like it needed more. I'm not entirely sure what it needed more of, but it needed something else. It was so short, and at the end of the book I was left thinking, "That is it?? That's the book??" I felt like I had been given a book that was missing half of its pages.
You remember this diagram from elementary school?? Yeah, it's not used in this book! Right where that orange line is, is where this book ended for me. I imagine someone playing some kind of cruel joke on me where they ripped the book in half right in the middle of the climax and then gave it to me. This really killed me. I liked this book, but because of this I couldn't love it as much as I want to. Which makes me sad :(
Overall: I really enjoyed the story, and I am thinking this series as a whole will be a favorite for me, but this book as an individual was just ehhh. I really enjoyed so many things about this but because the end was such an abrupt stop, I have a hard time giving this book anything higher than 3.5 stars.
Have you read Fallen Too Far? What did you think about it??