FALLEN TOO FAST!
Title: Fallen Too Far (Book #1 Too Far Series)
Author: Abbi Glines
Genre: New Adult – Contemporary Romance
To want what you’re not supposed to have….
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 just fallen too far.
This was a case of fallen too fast, instead of fallen too far to me!
I was really excited to read this book and I had high expectations of it being an Abbi Glines book. While I enjoyed this book, a key element was missing for me. It had the potential to be a fantastic five star book, instead of an enjoyable three and a half star book,since this book did have a great plot, great conflict and characters with great potential.
Fallen to Far is about a girl named Blaire who recently lost her mother to cancer. With no other family support she reluctantly asks her absentee father for a place to stay just until she gets herself back on her feet but when she arrives at her new home destination her father is not even there to greet her, he is too busy holidaying with his new wife in Paris. The one person who is there is the owner of the house, her step-brother Rush, who is not only surprised to see her but also shows great hostility, aggression and anger towards Blaire for reasons she doesn’t understand. With great reluctance, Rush lets Blaire stay on the condition that she can only stay for one month and stays in the closet at the back of the pantry, but as time goes on the attraction between the two become come to hard to ignore and they fall in love. But it seems Rush is hiding something from Blaire and she knows it’s something that involves her but what Blaire doesn’t realize is when the truth is revealed her life will never be the same again!
In my opinion the missing element of this book was the chemistry build up and relationship growth between Rush and Blaire – this relationship happened way too fast! One minute Blaire is living in the pantry closet under the stairs and they are barley speaking to each other, and the next minute they are declaring their attraction to each other, having hot, steamy sex and falling in love?? There was no real chase, not enough flirting, no substantial emotional build up or chemistry, all this growth was greatly missed in the story and that’s what I look forward to reading in my books.
The character of Rush was also slightly disappointing for me, he had the makeup to be a really strong character with great layers and depth but I found him lacking integrity and soul. I didn’t believe him when he spoke to Blaire about his feelings towards her, I felt his overall presence lacked bite BUT what I felt was missing in Rush was made up for with the character of Blaire, this sweet, sweet girl had me so emotionally involved – I felt for her, for what this girl had to endure in her life, I believed her when she spoke, I believed in her. What a fantastic character, so completely selfless, hard working, not materialistic, genuine, down to earth, humble, not to mention beautiful person, she made this book come to life.
The plot was very well written and the conflict in this story completely shocked me. Blaire’s father is a complete JERK FACE; he has all the opposite qualities of Blaire. I was so proud of the way Blaire put him and everyone else in their place, stood up for what she believed in, was true in her heart and wasn’t going to let anyone walk all over the truth.
So even though there were a couple of negatives, the positives still kept me interested and I am looking forward to reading the sequel, Never Too Far, to see what is in store for Blaire. I hope she gets her well deserved happy ending.
Check out my review on Never Too Far, Book #2, of the Too Series by Abbi Glines