The unforgettable story of Grant and Harlow from Take a Chance continues in this brand-new novel in the Rosemary Beach series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines.
She was it. His one. His only. Then he made the mistake of letting her go.
After fighting his way into Harlow Manning’s heart—and revealing a side of himself no one had ever seen before—Grant Carter destroyed his own heart by giving in to his greatest fears and doubts. Months later, he’s stuck in a miserable routine. Work relentlessly. Beg his best friend Rush for news about Harlow. Avoid all other friends. Leave nightly voicemails for Harlow, pleading with her to come back to Rosemary Beach. Fall asleep alone. Repeat.
Miles away, on her brother’s Texas ranch, Harlow can’t bring herself to listen to Grant’s voicemails. Though she wants to be with him, and knows he regrets letting her go, she doesn’t know if she can trust him. When he discovered the truth behind her sheltered upbringing, it shattered their relationship, but the secret she carries now has far greater consequences. Can she risk giving Grant one more chance, or will the gamble ultimately destroy her?
It is no secret that the Rosemary Beach series is one of my favorites, and Grant Carter is at the top of that list. Take a Chance blew me away. And of course the end just ripped my heart open. So now we get a chance to see if Harlow actually gives Grant one more chance.
But actually getting there wasn’t so easy. I’ll tell you this…Harlow and Grant’s story really tore at my heart strings. The way Grant left Harlow in Take a Chance surprised the shit out of me. I didn’t expect him to react that way to her secret that she was keeping from him. Although I understood, I think it was very harsh and self centered of Grant to treat Harlow that way. I loved Grant for so long, and was very very disappointed in his character and how he handled Harlow.
Now Harlow is holed up at Mace’s ranch in Texas. Mace is one character I love. He adores his sister with his whole heart and will do anything to make sure Grant doesn’t hurt her again.
Harlow makes you feel just so sad and empty; as I read that’s how I felt. Just sad and empty. Grant does hound her for a long time, calling, leaving voicemails, to which Harlow completely ignores. How can you completely ignore a man like Grant, who’s willing to throw himself at your feet? Clearly he’s trying here. I respect the man for being so relentless. But glad she made him sweat it out.
But once Grant finally gets her attention, and Harlow realizes that he’s the most amazing man on the face of the earth, (because he is) she is not letting him go, and visa versa. But now that Harlow’s secret is out, there is a new focus now. One that can and will change everything and everyone’s lives. Forever.
I had a hunch that the last installement would follow this path, and I was right! HOLLA!! Doesn’t matter because it’s exactly how their story should have played out.
The risks that Harlow takes in this story blow me away. All in the name of love. Such an emotional read. Harlow is my new favorite heroine. She’s so brave and that’s why Grant loves her, and doesn’t want to lose her…all in the same breathe.
“I can’t lose you. It would destroy me. You might as well take me with you. I won’t be able to live if you don’t.” – Grant.
Ladies, this is why I love Grant so much. He pours so much love and emotion into this book, its hard not to fall for him. And his love making spares no expense. He’s still an animal…and drives Harlow out of her mind in love and lust for him.
“Tastes so damn good. I missed this.”
He placed both of his hands on my thighs and pushed them open further.
“Could eat this all fucking day and never get tired of it.”
And that there is what I like to call “The Grant Carter Experience”
Abbi Glines delivers the hot, steamy, insanely intense panty dropping sex ever!!! She NEVER disappoints!
One thing this book definitely has is the angst. So many moments with Grant and Harlow, Grant and Kiro and Rush. So much turmoil. So much tension. I have never seen this side of Kiro before. And I loved it!!!
This story has twists and turns. My heart broke for Harlow and Grant, then they slowly put it back together, and then it broke a little more again. Harlow and her letters. And that’s when the tears flowed. Oh god did they flow.
You will have to read the story to understand what half of this means. It’s so worth it. Just know that Abbi Glines delivers with One More Chance. And I am more than happy with how this story turned out in the end.
“You terrify me. Nothing in this world has ever shone as brightly as you do or made me want to be a better person like you do.” – Grant
Abbi’s FALL IN LOVE TOUR with Jamie McGuire & Colleen Hoover also started September 2nd. More information about tour stops at www.fallinlovetour2014.com.
About Abbi Glines
ABBI GLINES is the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted booklover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama. She maintains a Twitter addiction at @AbbiGlines and can also be found on Facebook and at AbbiGlines.com.
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