Monday, April 6, 2015

Release Blitz and Review: When I'm Gone, by Abbi Glines

We're celebrating the release of WHEN I'M GONE by New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Abbi Glines! 

TitleWhen I'm Gone (Rosemary Beach)
Author: Abbi Glines
Publisher: Atria Books (April 7, 2015)

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the next new adult novel in the Rosemary Beach series, in which we meet Mase, a Texas heartthrob first introduced in Take a Chance who comes to Rosemary Beach to stir things up.

I had an urge to fix all her problems. Which was stupid. She was doing fine without me. But something about those big eyes…

Mase Colt-Manning has always preferred his humble life as a Texas rancher to his birthright as the son of a legendary rock star. In fact, he rarely visits his father’s rarefied world in Rosemary Beach, especially if it means bunking at his vile half-sister Nan’s house—until one visit leads to a chance encounter with a young, gorgeous house maid who awakens him with her off-key but spirited imitation of a country music star…

Reese Ellis finally has her freedom. After escaping a lifetime of abuse from her parents and classmates for an undiagnosed learning disorder, she seizes the opportunity to be a house maid to some of the richest families in Rosemary Beach. But her job is in jeopardy when she causes an accident at the home of her most important client, Nan Dillon. When a hot, half-naked stranger with a cowboy’s swagger comes to her rescue, she’s intrigued—then afraid once he shows his own interest. Reese has never met a trustworthy man in her life. Will Mase be any different?

4.5 out of 5 stars

The Rosemary Beach series was my first Abbi Glines experience.  When I read about Rush and Blaire in Fallen Too Far it was hook, line and sinker for me.  I have loved reading further into the lives of this gang and have yet to be disappointed in a new release within the series.  When I'm Gone is Mase's book.  Mase is Harlow and Nan's half-brother who is an honest to goodness Texas Cowboy.  He's the real deal, a guy with a heart of gold, who knows how to treat a woman right and who is fiercely protective of his sister Harlow.  One has to wonder what he will be like when he meets "the one."  Too bad he doesn't have time to look for a woman, running a ranch doesn't leave much room for romantic endeavors.  

Reese, who just so happens to capture Mase's attention, is certainly no damsel in distress.  Yes she has issues, but don't we all.  What I love about this character is her inner strength, her fight or flight attitude, her self motivation to make something of herself despite her shortcomings.  She's never really had what you would call a good experience when it comes to the male species so she doesn't really understand what to make of Mase and his acts of kindness, his protectiveness or even his overall interest in her life.  One thing she does know is when he's around she gets butterflies in her stomach.

Mase and Reese have a sort of innocence to their relationship.  From a simple act of kindness, to friendship and eventual love their story is beautiful, of course this isn't to say there isn't some fantastic perfectly planned drama from Abbi Glines.  When I'm Gone is everything you would expect to find in one of her books.  My only complaint is that their story seemed to be over too soon.  I guess it's a good thing we are getting another installment in a couple of months!  

And as an added bonus (at least in my mind) Nan is back in all her glory and up to her old shenanigans!  I cannot help it, I'm a closet Nan fan.  Good gracious her actions can be downright hateful, simply awful but I cannot help but want to know why, and yes I'm going to say it, I want this girl to get her own book because I absolutely think she deserves her own happily ever after.  Somewhere beyond the persona she works so hard to maintain I believe is a girl who simply keeps looking for love in all the wrong places.  She is a master at keeping people at arms length and has a perfectly constructed wall around around her heart and emotions.  I wonder what kind of man can break it down, I want her to love herself enough to fight for her own happiness.  This poor miserable girl is begging for attention!

Ok enough about Nan!  I am recommending fans of the Rosemary Beach series go ahead and one-click When I am Gone today.  You will not be disappointed.  These books make such great escapes!

About Author Abbi Glines

Abbi Glines is a #1 New York TimesUSA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. She has a new YA series coming out in the fall of 2015 titled The Field Party Series . She never cooks unless baking during the Christmas holiday counts. She believes in ghosts and has a habit of asking people if their house is haunted before she goes in it. She drinks afternoon tea because she wants to be British but alas she was born in Alabama. When asked how many books she has written she has to stop and count on her fingers. When she’s not locked away writing, she is reading, shopping (major shoe and purse addiction), sneaking off to the movies alone, and listening to the drama in her teenagers lives while making mental notes on the good stuff to use later. Don’t judge.

You can connect with Abbi online in several different ways. She uses social media to procrastinate.

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