Review: Up in Flames by Abbi Glines

Posted June 28, 2016 by Holly in Blog Tour, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Up in Flames by Abbi Glines

Review: Up in Flames by Abbi GlinesUp in Flames Series: Rosemary Beach #13
by Abbi Glines
on June 28th, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines returns to Rosemary Beach one last time in this highly-anticipated finale and much beloved series.

Spoiled. Selfish. Rich girl. Villan. Slut.

As the Prada-clad bad girl of Rosemary Beach, Nan Dillon has been called every vile name under the hot summer sun. Some of her reputation is deserved—she’s never had to worry about anything but maintaining her perfect figure and splitting Daddy’s private jet with her brother, Rush.

But Nan is far from happy. Rush has another kid on the way and doesn’t have time to catch up with his sister. Grant, the last guy she truly cared about, chose to be with her half-sister, Harlow, instead of her. And Harlow, who has never gotten over the way Nan treated her when she first moved to town, remains distant.

So when Major asks her out, she jumps at the chance to date the gorgeous charmer. Though she doesn’t know much about the sweet-talking Texan, and though it’s clear he doesn’t want to be exclusive, dating him beats hanging out with vapid socialites or watching Netflix alone at home.

For a while, Nan deals with Major’s playboy ways, but after he burns her one too many times, she takes off for an impromptu wild weekend in Vegas. There, she meets Gannon, a darkly seductive and oh-so-dangerous businessman who knows exactly how to handle her.

With Major asking for a second chance and Gannon haunting her dreams, Nan has to decide who to give her heart to. But what she doesn’t realize is that these players are involved in a much bigger game—and they’re already two moves ahead of her.

I received this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I’ve always HATED Nan. HATED! I remember asking Abbi at Book Bash 2014 if she could just kill her off. She smiled and said, “But think of how Rush would feel; he loves her.” I told her Blaire would take care of him lol. I begged her to off Nan … but alas, she didn’t. Read on to see if I still want Nan to die <3

My_Review

At seven percent, I was thinking, “Screw me sideways, I’m feeling bad for Nan. MAKE IT STOP!” I started chanting, “I will not like her, I will not like her!” However, I couldn’t stop reading and read straight through finishing in three hours. And you know what? I FREAKING FELT SORRY FOR NAN! I kept telling myself, “This is Nan; you’re not supposed to feel bad for her, you hate her! All this heartache is her payback!” I felt bad for her with the way Major treated her. She had genuine and real feelings for him and he treated her like a cheap plaything. I shed a tear or two for her! Do you hear me? Tears! I have hated and loathed this character for 12 books, been a proud #NanHater, and yet I found myself happy for her when she finally realized she deserved more than the scraps of attention Major showed her. Seeing her and Gannon together made me so happy and excited for her. LIKE I ACTUALLY FOUND MYSELF CHEERING FOR HER TO GET HER HEA. Cheering for her! Literally crossing my fingers and saying, “Dear Jesus, please let her get her happy ending, she’s been through enough already. She just wants to be loved.”
Abbi made me feel Nan’s sadness. I felt her loneliness. Being in her head helped me understand why she behaved the way she did in this series. I still don’t condone her previous hateful actions, but I get her now. I get it. And dammit I kind of don’t hate her anymore. I don’t love her, but I don’t want to burn her at the stake, either. She owned her behavior and realized, that maybe, it’s not too late to make amends.
Well played, Abbi. Well played. You made the impossible, possible. And that’s worth five stars any day.

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About Abbi Glines

Abbi Glines is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Field Party, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted book lover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama. She maintains a Twitter addiction at @AbbiGlines and can also be found at Facebook.com/AbbiGlinesAuthor and AbbiGlines.com.

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