Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Review: The Best Goodbye, by Abbi Glines

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the next sizzling novel in the Rosemary Beach series, featuring well-known playboy and Blaire’s half brother, Captain.

The look on Rose’s face had screamed that she was hiding something. Hell, she’d practically run away from me. There was something to that. I knew there was...

After ten years in the employ of a mysterious crime boss, River “Captain” Kipling is ready to leave his sordid past—and his cover occupation as an upscale restaurateur—behind him. The only thing standing in the way of his “retirement” is his commitment to launch a new restaurant in the resort town of Rosemary Beach. With his sister, Blaire, nearby, Captain can delay his dream of running a humble bar on the waterfront, but the unwanted attentions of his head server, Elle, have him itching to get out.

Until he notices Rose Henderson, the new server at the restaurant. All he knows about the pretty redhead with the cute glasses is that she’s a hardworking single mom from Oklahoma. But there’s something overly familiar about her laugh...something strange about the way she looks at Captain...

4 out of 5 stars

Finally we get a book devoted totally to Blair's very mysterious yet intriguing brother River, better known as "Captain."  I have to admit I was pretty excited to see where this story would go.  The past couple of books River is just one of those secondary characters who left us readers begging for a chance to get to know him better.  What's his real story or even better what's his real job?  

As the story begins we find River in the process of setting up a new restaurant, and sleeping with the head waitress--definitely a recipe for disaster if you ask me!  We also meet a new character Rose, who you cannot help but love immediately.  Her reason for being in Rosemary has everything to do with River, but she's not sure she will ever reveal her true intentions to "Captain."   

Needless to say a familiar laugh and River's past is back haunting him.  The only question will be what will happen when the truth finally comes out.  Will these two find their way back to one another or will they go their separate ways?  

If I am going to be perfectly honest in this review I will have to admit that I didn't love this installment as much as I have the previous books in this series.  For several days I have been racking my brain trying to figure out why.  Don't get me wrong, the writing is great and the plot is interesting but in the end I think my biggest problem was everything felt a little forced, perhaps even a little rushed.  Most of the loose ends with River and Rose were tied up rather quickly and to be honest I would have loved to of seen an epilogue or spent more time in exploring the dynamic between River and Rose once all the lies were uncovered.  

I will have to say a HUGE silver lining for me is the news that The Best Goodbye will not be the last book in this series!  Guess who is finally going to get a chance at a HEA.....wait for it...Nan! I cannot wait to see what Abbi Glines has in store for this character.

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