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.
Welcome back to the hotness that is Rush Finlay….he is back and telling us his side of the story!! This is more that just Rush’s POV, Abbi Glines has done a wonderful job making us go through the same range of motions that we did in Fallen Too Far, except this time…you’re heart will break even more. Didn’t think it was possible? Well guess what….my chest hurts just thinking about it so yeah…buckle up bitches LOL
We all know Blaire’s side of the story. We’ve heard their dialogue, felt her emotions, hated probably almost every character at one point or another (just as much as we have loved them all too). I want to walk you through a little bit of what goes on in Rush’s head…focus on his words, his feelings, feel what HE was going through.
Rush isn’t just the bad boy with an attitude that we thought he was. He is an emotional wreck, just trying to do what is right.
But she isn’t just a girl. She is an angel. My angel. A beautiful, strong, fierce, loyal angel who entered my life in a pickup truck, carrying a gun.
Blaire’s natural beauty was startling. I would have to remind myself that she was nothing but trouble. That and keep my fucking distance.
But she made me forget everything. One bat of her eyelashes, and I was lost.
“You haven’t seen my room yet.” I had said yet. I was going to cave in. I didn’t take girls to my room. It was mine. But I wanted to see her there. With my things.
His hand was on her back now. Not mine. Jealousy was painful, and I’d never experienced it before. But damn, when it takes hold of you, then you feel it. You fucking know what it is.
I wasn’t going to pretend we were friends anymore. We weren’t friends. We had never been friends. It was more than that. With Blaire, it was always more.
One of my favorite things about this book were Rush’s interactions with Nan when Blaire was not around. I always felt like he still put Nan first no matter what, well I was wrong. Here is a glimpse of what you expect to hear from him….just WOW!!
Protecting Nan was no longer my number one priority. Blaire was taking that spot. She had moved right into my life and changed it all.
“She was abandoned by her father for you. So if anyone should hate someone, she should hate you.”
Going through the hurt and the struggle again from Rush’s side was very difficult. The love that he felt for her was even more intense than I thought it was. He wanted to be someone new, different. Someone who can love and be loved.
For the first time in my life, I wanted to let someone in. I didn’t want to keep Blaire out. She needed to love me. For me to survive this, she would have to love me.
And let me tell you….his POV when they get schmexy is just fucking HOT!!!
“That’s it. You’re getting so fucking wet. God, I want to taste it.” I knew she liked me to tell her what I was thinking. I loved being able to talk dirty to her and not scare her.
And we are left broken hearted all over again….Like I said, my heart still hurts!
“I will fix this. I swear I will make it right. I love you enough to get us through this. I just need you to love me enough. Please, Blaire. Love me enough,” I pleaded.
Have your tissues and some xanax ready because this is a bumpy ride!
Too Far Series
And now…….a special treat!!!!
YUP…We are revisiting one of our FAVORITE BOOK BOYFRIENDS EVER!!!!!!
Ladies….we bring you more of the one, the only…
I remember reading Fallen Too Far for the first time. My first impression of Rush; Rosemary Beach Snob, with his cars, and his house, and his woman and his parties. RUDE to Blaire that’s for sure (I mean really Rush, the room under the stairs???) AND…His dad is the drummer of the famous rockband Slacker Demon for crying out loud. But he had something about him.
I was quick to change my opinion of Rush. After he got to know his blonde beauty Blaire; he protected her, loved her, lusted her and wanted to protect her. And even though I can’t stand his sister Nan, I respected how much he had her back and stuck by her. But more than anything it was his love for Blaire that drew me in. When I remember the things he would say to Blaire, the way he loved her, spoke to her, kissed her, fucked her…OMG I can’t even take it…The first time they had sex…He was so good to Blaire…treated her like a woman should be treated, he was gentle and easy…
And so the story goes. We all know how HOT Rush is in bed. But it’s not just his bedroom skills that makes him the best bookfriend ever. It’s his loyalty to Blaire that turns me on even more. I mean, really, he wrote her a freaking wedding song. And this was one of the most romantic gesture’s ever. The minute I finished reading that song in Forever Too Far, I went right on iTunes, downloaded it, and listened. And cried my fucking eyes out….Sing it with me…..
So I’m standing here, oh girl you know
After all that we been through we couldn’t let it go
and as long as I’m alive, in your eyes I’ll stare
holding you so close I’ll solemnly swear
that I have fallen too far
that I have fallen too far, too far for you
As if Rush couldn’t get any better, he did the next best thing; him and Blaire created “Nathan Rush Finlay”. Perfection.
In Rush Too Far you get his POV now. And honestly, it’s just what I needed to seal the deal. My heart broke MORE reading Rush Too Far then with Fallen. You really get to see and feel Rush’s internal struggle he had trying to keep poor Blaire at arm’s length. He just couldn’t keep his distance from this angel that walked into his home and turns his house and his life upside down. You really understand his NEED and WANT to have her…Not just for a FUCK like the other girls…But to PROTECT….To LOVE…To KEEP..
Poor Rush…He really does struggle with his bitch of a sister Nan. And truthfully, for a HOT minute, or a HOT second, I actually felt bad for her. I did!! Not gonna lie. She’s a product of a spoiled rotten, SLUT mother. And the truth is, “The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”.
Nan never had a chance. Well she did with Rush by her side. But money talks. Rush tried his best, and in the end…well we all know how Fallen ended…Now imagine from Rush’s POV!! Fucking Breaks your damn heart!!
THIS IS WHY RUSH IS THE BEST BOOK BOYFRIEND EVER!!! LOYALITY. LOVE.
I will FOREVER have a RUSH CRUSH!!! Holla!!
About Abbi Glines
When Abbi isn’t locked away in her office typing away she is hauling her kids to and from their many social activities. You could say her second job is the Glines Kids personal chauffeur. It’s a rather illustrious job.