Hey Guys! I know that it’s been a few days since my last post, but I hope that ya’ll enjoyed your Labor day. Well any way today’s post will be a book review over Up In Flames by Abbi Glines. Enjoy!
Up In Flames by Abbi Glines
Series: Rosemary Beach
Published by Atria Books
Publication Date: June 28th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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Book Synopsis: The original can be found here.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines returns to Rosemary Beach one last time in this highly-anticipated finale.
Spoiled. Selfish. Rich girl. Villain. 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.
(The above is the synopsis that can be found on Goodreads)
The one thing that I can say about this is that Abbi Glines doesn’t disappoint. This book has been sitting on my kindle bookshelf since I got it. I’ve been putting off reading it because a) I didn’t want the series to end (she’s got a novella coming out for this series next, but this is the last full novel for it) and b) I wasn’t sure that I wanted to read about the character.
Nan Dillon is the character that everyone loves to hate. She is probably one of the meanest characters that is in this series, but she’s this way for a reason. She’s got enough baggage that comes with her that would fill the baggage claim at an airport. She’s so used to getting her own way that when she doesn’t she isn’t a very pleasant person to be around.
There are times when I wanted to yell and scream at her in several of the other books, but I refrained… barely. Mainly because yelling at my kindle makes me look kinda crazy. This book is one that kept me on the edge of my seat, because I wasn’t sure what was going to happen next. Now I’m not talking about a thriller type edge of your seat. But a Not-entirely-sure what the character will do next type.
Let’s just say that by the end of the book I understood Nan’s character better, and was about half in love with Gannon and pissed off at Major.
Ok, so the logistics of this are:
- Good for you if you want a great read, but you need to read the rest of the series before because if not you won’t understand some of the things going on.
- This is not a book I would recommend for anyone under the age of 17… there are too many R rated scenes for that. Not exactly on the 50 shades scale but extremely close.
Overall, a definitely a book I would recommend. I would recommend the entire series to anyone wanting some great reads.
Until Next Time!