by Abbi Glines
on December 1, 2015
Published by Atria Books, Simon and Schuster Genres: Contemporary Romance
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the next sizzling novel in the Rosemary Beach series, featuring well-known playboy and Blaire’s half brother, Captain.
The look on Rose’s face had screamed that she was hiding something. Hell, she’d practically run away from me. There was something to that. I knew there was...
After ten years in the employ of a mysterious crime boss, River “Captain” Kipling is ready to leave his sordid past—and his cover occupation as an upscale restaurateur—behind him. The only thing standing in the way of his “retirement” is his commitment to launch a new restaurant in the resort town of Rosemary Beach. With his sister, Blaire, nearby, Captain can delay his dream of running a humble bar on the waterfront, but the unwanted attentions of his head server, Elle, have him itching to get out.
Until he notices Rose Henderson, the new server at the restaurant. All he knows about the pretty redhead with the cute glasses is that she’s a hardworking single mom from Oklahoma. But there’s something overly familiar about her laugh...something strange about the way she looks at Captain...
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Oh Captain, my new love! Since meeting Cap, I’ve been itching to get my hands on him to find out about his past. I’m terribly nosey and I needed to know his secrets! He’s always been so secretive and closed off when it comes to his past, so FINALLY getting the goods on him made me squeal with delight!
The story is told in a dual POV (which I LOVE) with flashbacks to the past for him and Rose. The early present day chapters hooked me because I loved seeing how Rose, this petite, tiny waitress that works for him was able to shake up this otherwise unshakable former hit-man. Her laugh and smile had buried memories from his past resurfacing and he didn’t like it. At all. Does she know something we don’t? Was Rose hiding something? Learning the answers to my questions and getting to see a softer side to Captain along the way made me incredibly happy.
I did feel the ending was a little bit rushed, (I wouldn’t have minded if their story was split into two books) but overall I really liked Captain and Rose’s story. I especially liked that there was minimal sexy time and the focus was on Captain and Rose connecting and building a relationship. The Best Goodbye was emotional and engaging and it reminded me why I love this series so much.