Monday, September 08, 2014

Review- Rush Too Far by Abbi Glines

Goodreads Summary:

Fallen Too Far was Blaire's story. Now it's time for Rush to share his side.

Everyone in Rosemary Beach thinks they know how Rush Finlay and Blaire Wynn fell in love. But Rush is back to tell his side of the story...

Rush has earned every bit of his bad-boy reputation. The three-story beach house, luxury car, and line of girls begging for time between his sheets are the envy of every guy in Rosemary Beach, and Rush handles it all with the laid-back cool of a rock star’s son. All he needs are his best friend, Grant, and his sister, Nan.

Until Blaire Wynn drives into town in her beat-up pickup truck with a pistol under her seat. The Alabama farm girl instantly captures Rush’s attention once he discovers that the angelic beauty is his new stepsister, but he vows to keep his distance. Even if she needs his help. Even if he craves her.

Because Rush knows why Blaire is all alone in the world, forced to ask for help from the father who abandoned her three years ago. And he knows if he gets too close it will destroy Nan, who has a secret connection to Blaire.

He has every reason in the world to stay away from her. Find out why he doesn’t.


New Adult and I have been in an on again/ off again relationship since the past few months. After a series of predictable and mediocre reads, I had decided to take a break from NA. I wasn't even the least bit interested in Rush Too Far, which is Fallen Too Far, from one of my top ranked book boyfriend, Rush's point of view. But then I thought, this is Rush. The guy I can't stop talking about. I mean, come on. I had to read his book and boy, I am so glad I did!

First off, I have to start by saying that Rush Too Far is such an apt and pretty title for Rush Finlay's book. It's just perfect. Although I am not the biggest fan of the guy on the cover (I much rather prefer the picture of the guy on Rush's Twitter account), he could just grow on me and keeping all the stuff I don't approve of aside, I adore his tattoos and Raybans. Also, his hair colour matches my imagination perfectly.

Secondly, the story. The story isn't anything different. It's just Fallen Too Far, the first book in Abbi Glines' Too Far or Rosemary Beach series, from the male protagonist's point of view. The author sure knows her female readers (I don't know about the males, because I don't know any male who has read her books) blush and drool when it comes to Rush and how the Rush Crush wave has washed us all with its adorableness, cuteness, hotness and sexiness. And that's what this book gives us. Rush was his usual adorable, cute, hot and sexy self and honestly, he is way too good to be true. The way he looks at Blaire is just too cute. 

While Rush Too Far gives the reader a look into Rush Finlay's head, it made me (after having recently written a paper on feminism), look at him with a very different perspective. His possessiveness, his caveman instincts, his need to claim Blaire, his desire to have a say in what she does and wears, got a little too much for me. But the thing about New Adult reads that I have figured out is that you have to keep your brains aside because they have many flaws that can be looked at and examined critically. Whatever that may be, Abbi Glines' books are an excellent escape for a few hours.

I really enjoyed this light and sweet read that made me realise how much I had missed Rush. I can't say that my faith in NA has been reinstated, nor can I promise that I'll read all books under the genre from now on. What I can say, instead, is that I will give the books in series that I have previously loved, a chance. Who knows? Like Rush Too Far, they might prove to be a nice little change from the current heavy reads I find myself opting for.



  1. Glad you ended up liking this one, Sarika! I think I may have approached my last few NA reads too critically and you're right, sometimes you just have to put your brain away in order to enjoy the story. I'll have to give NA another chance as well!

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