The last thing Blaire Wynn wants is to move in with her father's new family in Rosemary Beach, Florida. She has no choice. Blaire's mother has passed away after a long illness, leaving behind a mountain of medical debts and no way for Blaire to keep their small Alabama farmhouse.
Driving into the wealthy resort town in a pickup truck with a pistol under her seat, Blaire knows she'll never fit in. She's even more disappointed to discover that her father has left for Paris, leaving her with her new stepbrother, Rush Finlay. The cynical, condescending, and unapologetic son of an infamous rock star, Rush is as spoiled as he is gorgeous - and he immediately gets under Blaire's skin.
But as the summer goes by, Blaire begins to see a side of Rush she never expected, and the chemistry between them becomes impossible to ignore. Unknown to her, Rush has a secret that could destroy Blaire's entire world. Will she find out what he's hiding before she falls too far?
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What I'm trying to say is that, although this book is really good. It's more fluffy, rather than hot. It's awkward rather than emotional. The cover portrays a far more heated read, but that's not how it turned out to be. The jump from point A to point B is done behind your back... you don't even see it coming.
Blaire annoyed me! She was way to negative and she always thought the worst and never ever just felt something positive. In fact, if I was a more sensitive person, I'd possibly be so depressed right now... because that's the effect she has on you. She drains you with her negativity. Really! Throughout this entire book, she never laughed and gave you any positive emotions. Everything she went through was sort of like she was on constant auto-pilot.
Rush is ok. I don't really feel as if I bonded much with him throughout the book. I guess it's because everything is written from Blaire's POV, and since Blaire a little bland, we don't actually get to know Rush. This character is another instance of where what he does and what he says don't really add up and you get thrown in a difference direction very suddenly, never knowing what he's thinking. It may be because Blaire is so blind and therefore you don't get any warning signs from her side.
I also didn't think that the 'secret' was such a train smash. At least not enough to justify the way everyone in the book was freaking out about it. Until I actually found out what it was... I was having seriously dark thoughts, thinking the worst possible truth and when I finally got to it... I was seriously deflated.
Overall the book felt rushed. It steamrolled and chugged along until the end... another book that just stops abruptly. I really hope it's not a new writing style, because that would absolutely make me steer clear in the future.
In fact, it's the second book this week that ended without much left for the reader to think about. Of course I want to know what happens in the second part, but again... it's going to be released in March and by then, I'd probably have forgotten about it.
There isn't much to point out that saves the book, other than the fact that it's got a great plot and when it's heated, it's pretty well heated. The rest was a little confusing... but a great book all-round. The plot is enough to make you continue reading it and unfortunately, the moment you get gripped into it, you get to the end and it's a serious let-down.
“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.”I would have liked to have walked away with more of a bond towards at least one of the characters in this book. I don't have one at all. Fallen Too Far offers you enough to keep reading and it does make you smile. But as a whole... it's disappointing... at least it was to me.
Rating: 4 Stars