Tuesday, December 9, 2014

You Were Mine (Rosemary Beach #9) by Abbi Glines: Blog Tour Review


From #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Abbi Glines comes a brand-new Rosemary Beach novel about Tripp Newark and his hidden romantic past with Bethy Lowry.

In the eyes of the wealthy playboys who frequent Kerrington Country Club in Rosemary Beach, Tripp Newark is a hero. Under pressure from his parents to become a lawyer and lead a conservative, upper-class life, Tripp disappeared from town five years ago to travel the world, forfeiting the opportunity to inherit millions. Yet few know what he was really running from...

Bethy Lowry was unraveling long before her boyfriend drowned in a riptide trying to save her after she'd had one too many drinks--again. A trailer park kid working as a cart girl among the wealthy patrons of Kerrington Country Club, Bethy has always been impressionable. But five years ago, before she earned her reputation as a hard-drinking, easy girl, she had spent a single summer with Tripp Newark that changed her life forever...

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About the Author:

Since publishing her first novel Breathe in May of 2011, Abbi has also released The New York Times bestselling Seabreeze Series which includes Breathe, Because of Low, While It Lasts, Just For Now and Sometimes It Lasts, The Existence Trilogy that includes the USA Today Bestseller Ceaseless. New York Times and USA TODAY bestsellers The Vincent Boys and The Vincent Brothers. Last but not least her most popular series to date, Rosemary Beach which includes The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers Fallen Too Far, Never Too Far, Forever Too Far, Twisted Perfection and Simple Perfection. Her newest book scheduled to be released on December 17th, 2013 is Misbehaving (Seabreeze).

When Abbi isn’t locked away in her office typing away she is hauling her kids to and from their many social activities. You could say her second job is the Glines Kids personal chauffeur. It’s a rather illustrious job.

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Review by Yvette :

Precisely one chapter in to You Were Mine by Abbi Glines, I was certain that this book would destroy me. Perhaps I was being a bit melodramatic but, knowing the heartbreaking and emotionally turbulent path that has led protagonists, Bethy Lowry and Tripp Neward, to this particular point in time, prepared me for a gut-wrenching, impassioned journey and Abbi Glibes did not disappoint. The narrative is set in the present and interspersed with flashbacks from eight years ago when Trip and Bethy first met. These two characters share a tragic past, with so much emotional baggage between them, it seems impossible that they could ever fix what has been broken.

Readers are presented with two very different sides to the couple: the desolate, world-weary adults of today and the hopeful and starry-eyed youths of the past. The “Bethy and Trip” of eight years ago shows how it could be between them once again – the spark of mutual attraction, the undeniable connection, and the sizzling heat that ratchets up every sensual encounter from a spark to a raging inferno. There is anger and resentment simmering between them but there is also longing and desire, which is a heady combination that creates a thick and potent sexual tension between the couple. It was enlightening to be able to compare Bethy and Tripp’s past and present selves because, even though they have changed from the individuals that they were, there is still an invisible thread that connects them and stirs up long-held feelings.

Despite everything that happened between Bethy and Tripp, all the hurt and confusion and unresolved issues, I couldn’t help but cling to the hope that Bethy and Tripp could discard the pall of the past that’s been hanging over them since they first parted ways. The narrative follows Bethy and Tripp as they finally confront their demons and attempt to forgive past mistakes so that each could find a way to move past their pain and have a second chance at love with each other. You Were Mine is an intense journey full of highs and lows that will have your heart panging one moment before your stomach erupts with butterflies in the next, never ceasing its grip on your emotions until the very last page.

Rating: 5 Stars

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