by Abbi Glines
on April 7, 2015
Published by Atria Books, Simon and Schuster Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, Romance
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the next new adult novel in the Rosemary Beach series, in which we meet Mase, a Texas heartthrob first introduced in Take a Chance who comes to Rosemary Beach to stir things up.
I had an urge to fix all her problems. Which was stupid. She was doing fine without me. But something about those big eyes…
Mase Colt-Manning has always preferred his humble life as a Texas rancher to his birthright as the son of a legendary rock star. In fact, he rarely visits his father’s rarefied world in Rosemary Beach, especially if it means bunking at his vile half-sister Nan’s house—until one visit leads to a chance encounter with a young, gorgeous house maid who awakens him with her off-key but spirited imitation of a country music star…
Reese Ellis finally has her freedom. After escaping a lifetime of abuse from her parents and classmates for an undiagnosed learning disorder, she seizes the opportunity to be a house maid to some of the richest families in Rosemary Beach. But her job is in jeopardy when she causes an accident at the home of her most important client, Nan Dillon. When a hot, half-naked stranger with a cowboy’s swagger comes to her rescue, she’s intrigued—then afraid once he shows his own interest. Reese has never met a trustworthy man in her life. Will Mase be any different?
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Forget Rush, Grant, and Tripp; I am all about that Mase! I swear I’m packing up, leaving Jersey, and heading west to find me a sexy-as-all-hell cowboy. THIS is my favorite Rosemary Beach novel to date. Mase was just everything-protective, thoughtful, kindhearted, sexy, and an overall perfect southern gentleman *cue major swooning*. Reese was strong and, in my opinion, fearless. More than my feelings for each of them, I loved the relationship between them. This was a great friends first romance; seeing Mase and Reese’s relationship develop over time left me feeling genuinely happy for them. Even now, thinking back to what I read, I feel the ear to ear smile starting. Yes, there were sexy moments, but there was also friendship, intimacy and love between these two. I swear they have a connection that could rival Rush and Blaire! Yea, it’s THAT strong. I’m rambling, and I know it, but there are points in the story that I don’t want to talk about because I think you should discover them for yourself. For me, my love for Mase and Reese grew the more I read about them, and the more I saw them connect and grow together; I want the same experience for you. I wasn’t ready to let them go at the end so suffice it to say I’m thrilled knowing there’s more of them to come in June with When You’re Back.
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