Book description via Amazon:
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.
I absolutely loved this plot! And I loved the main character, Blaire. But who wouldn’t love a strong, gun-toting, cellphoneless, nineteen-year-old girl from Alabama?! She’s been through a lot and deserves much much more than what she’s got at this point in her life. Under very unfortunate circumstances, she looks to her father, whom she hasn’t seen or spoken to in years, for a place to stay while she looks for a job and saves up for her own place. But when she gets there, she encounters the ever so HOT Rush, her ‘stepbrother’ so to speak. At first he wants nothing to do with her, but after he realizes that they may share a mutual disdain towards her father, they try to be civilized. But it doesn’t last long when they can no longer fight the attraction they have for each other.
I wanted to like Rush. I wanted to fall for him with Blaire but something was lacking between them… It took me a while to believe in their relationship and chemistry, it just felt so rushed. I didn’t believe in their strong attraction to each other because they never really got to know each other. I never really got to know Rush so I had a hard time connecting with him. And dialogue that should have been significant in getting to know each other was just put out there so quickly. However, I was eventually able to look past the disconnection, and once I invested myself into this couple, I was able to connect with the story.
Abbi Glines is such an amazing author that even though I didn’t feel a strong connection with Rush and Blaire, the storyline was written well enough to pull me in. When it comes to sexy scenes and angst, Abbi Glines knows exactly what she is doing! I was surprised at how much my heart ached when a plot twist was revealed and prepare yourself for a cliffhanger as well. I am 100% sure the next installment will not disappoint. March 2013 cannot come soon enough! Definitely going to pre-order that sucker.