Review….Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines

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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.


My Review:

Ok, so I’ve been sitting here for over ten minutes trying to figure out how to start this review….not because I don’t know what to say, but because I have to make sure by the time I’m finished writing it that you will be buying this book.  Hell, you don’t even have to read my whole review! But you do have to get this book. Yes, I loved it that much.

We meet Blaire as she is closing a chapter in her life and ready to start over in Florida.  Her mother has just died, she had to sell the only home she’s ever known, and has left her old life behind in Alabama.  She’s now going to have to deal with the father that left her and her mother years ago, unfortunately he’s the only family she has left.  So imagine her surprise when she pulls up to the home he shares with his new family to find he isn’t even there. He’s in France with his wife…for a month. Typical. There is someone home, however…her stepbrother, Rush, and to say he is less than thrilled to see her would be understatement of the year.  Problem is, Blaire has $20 to her name and nowhere else to go.

As it is, Rush cannot stand his mother’s new husband.  Now, standing in his home, is his stepsister, Blaire.  The last thing he needs, and has patience for, is taking care of this issue.  He shouldn’t care that she has nowhere to go.  He shouldn’t care that she has no money and that her father is all she has left.  He really shouldn’t….but there’s something about Blaire that appeals to him the minute he sees her.  He won’t turn her away, but he won’t make her stay a pleasant one either.

Neither one of them is prepared for where they are headed….

What a book.  What an emotional roller coaster this story was.  I loved every damn minute.  I devoured it in a little over a day. Rush is a pompous ass of a rich guy.  He’s also sexy as hell with an erotic allure he owns and uses with such skill it makes me weak in the knees just thinking about it.  Blaire is such a sweet and innocent character and is so opposite of Rush in every way. But as innocent as Blaire is in some facets, in others she’s very much experienced. She has endured unimaginable heartache and has dealt with many very real, very grown-up problems.  There were parts of this book that had my chest physically hurting.  Rush is a total jerk to Blaire in the beginning and treats her like she’s nothing.  You know that feeling when you had a fight with your parents, or even your spouse, and you kind of walked around the house hiding, trying to avoid the angry person?  I felt that way when I was reading Blaire’s experiences in Rush’s house.  She hid away and tried to avoid Rush at all costs.  She made the best of a bad situation by just trying to stay out of sight. Eventually though, her presence alone starts to warm Rush to the idea of having her in his home and his life.  And because of his gradual change of heart, and the way he eventually acts toward Blaire, he is now one of my top 5 book men.  The push and pull between Blaire and Rush is f#cking amazing.  Together they are delicious.  There is a scene on a set of stairs that ranks up with the sink scene from J.R. Ward’s Lover Eternal…yep, it’s that good.

I only want to briefly touch on the ending, and warn you now….it’s heartbreaking.  BUT, since there is another book coming out in February, Never Too Far, I can’t be angry that my heart has been ripped out and stomped on.  Sometimes you gotta go through Hell to appreciate Heaven.

So, if you’ve made it this far, and have read all of my blabbering, thank you….now go buy this book and start reading!

Thank you, Ms. Glines, for that amazingly awesome book (and for giving us Rush Findlay to dream about and drool over!)

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And for more yumminess….click here to for a special excerpt from Fallen Too Far told in Rush’s POV from Abbi’s website!

Make sure to visit her site for more info on upcoming releases and more fun stuff!



  1. Fantastic review and yes, to everyone, go buy this book!

  2. Jan Symes says:

    I’m going to do just as you say, buy this book and start reading! Thanks for the review!!!

  3. Great review, Jilly! I liked the last part where you said you felt like “my heart has been ripped out and stomped on!” This book reminds me of a Nicholas Sparks novel, but without the disease. Same sort of progression, though. The lovers usually are cold toward one another, yet something always triggers a change of heart, as you’ve notice also with this novel. It’s that change of heart that works with novels such as these. And if the writer captures the reader’s attention without them realizing time has past…then you know, as a reader, you got a real winner. Burning through a book in a day sounds like a winner to me!

    • Jack, I always smile when I get a notification that you’ve commented because I truly enjoy reading anything you write! You have such an eloquent way of putting thought into words, I truly admire that!!! Thanks for brightening my day, my friend! Xo

  4. Teri Buskey says:

    I read your review because of another friend’s comment about how she read this book on your suggestion, Jillian, and she loved it. One look at the cover and I tucked it into the NA genre folder, one step up from YA, and not my type of book. By the time I finished your review I was ready to start reading it though.

    • Thank you, Teri! It means so much to read comments like this! You made my day and I hope you like the book if you decide to read it 🙂 XO

  5. Again you did not disappoint with your “READ THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW” text to me. 🙂 I devoured it in a day also & loved it!! Rush has defiantly made it to book boyfriend status as far as I’m concerned! COCOCO!

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