Tuesday, 12 March 2013
Review: Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines
Released: December 14th, 2012
She is only nineteen. She is his new stepfather’s daughter. She is still naïve and innocent due to spending the last three years taking care of her sick mother. But for twenty-four year old Rush Finlay, she is the only thing that has ever been off limits. His famous father’s guilt money, his mother’s desperation to win his love, and his charm are the three reasons he has never been told no. Blaire Wynn left her small farmhouse in Alabama, after her mother passed away, to move in with her father and his new wife in their sprawling beach house along the Florida gulf coast. She isn’t prepared for the lifestyle change and she knows she’ll never fit into this world. Then there is her sexy stepbrother who her father leaves her with for the summer while he runs off to Paris with his wife. Rush is as spoiled as he is gorgeous. He is also getting under her skin. She knows he is anything but good for her and that he’ll never be faithful to anyone. He is jaded and has secrets Blaire knows she may never uncover but even knowing all of that… Blaire just may have fallen too far.
I've now read four Abbi Glines books and I must say I find them very hit or miss. I loved The Vincent Boys and The Vincent Brothers, but didn't get on very well with Breathe and now Fallen Too Far. I like her writing (forgetting about grammar mistakes etc) and a few of her characters, but some of her books fall flat in the plot department. Fallen Too Far especially.
I don't even really know what the story of this one was actually about, other than Blaire moving into her dad's house and falling for her older stepbrother Rush who, you guessed it, has piercings, tattoos and a well-kept secret or two! Oh, and he's also from a rocker family. Of course. Rush is so shallow, seriously, I feel like I know nothing about him except that he likes sex and he likes rooms with a nice view. *sigh*
Some of the cheesy dialogue really bothered me this time, though not as much as the overly explicit sex scenes. I didn't find them hot or romantic at all, and they're not subtle like they are in other books like Easy. I know this is an adult book but still. Yuck. I skipped over the sex scenes in the end. So if you're not of an adult age, I'd definitely recommend giving this one a miss - in no way is it for teenage eyes!
I did like Blaire for the majority of the book, though her immediate infatuation with Rush, not to mention her stupidity at having unprotected sex, got on my nerves quickly. I don't think that's a good message to give out, to adult or teen readers, and it certainly didn't add to the scene or characters in any way. Unless there's an unexpected plot twist on the cards in book 2.
I'd like to try more of Glines' teen/new adult books, but I don't think I'll be reading the sequel to this one. There wasn't enough depth and substance for me, and there's only so many times I can read about two step-siblings getting down and dirty in his giant bedroom. Fallen Too Far so wasn't my kind of book, but for 75p I won't complain too much. It's ok as a quick read but The Vincent Boys is *so* much better!