May 6, 2013
NEW ADULT MONDAY: Never Too Far (Too Far #2)
After finishing Fallen Too Far (Too Far #1), and after having fallen completely in love with Rush, I turned the wireless on on my Kindle, found Never Too Far, and pulled the trigger. I've only done this a few times in the two years I've owned my Kindle, so that right there should say a lot about how anxious I was to read Never Too Far.
And, it certainly didn't disappoint. Blaire has left Rush after he lied to her about who he and his sister were, and gone back home to her BFF Cain. Except, everything is different now. Home isn't really home and Caleb isn't as comfortable as he once was. It seems a post-Rush world isn't as easy to go back to. So that fact, plus unfinished business, propels Blaire back to the beach, and no matter how hard she tries, she just can't stay away from the man she loves.
If it's even possible, I loved Rush so much more in Never Too Far. And, by the same token, Blaire frustrated me so much more as well. I found myself sighing and cooing whenever Rush exhibited his take-charge attitude, and growling and rolling my eyes whenever Blaire overthought things and made stupid decisions.
Hey - it's all good, though. Any book that elicits verbal and physical reactions like that from me is a good one. Even though Blaire and Rush definitely stole the show, the supporting characters really made Never Too Far a well-rounded book. Jace, Woods, Grant, Nan, Cain and Bethy gave Blaire and Rush so much more depth and likeability. They also helped to break up the heavy storyline.
Ms. Abbi Glines is a new favorite author of mine. Every time she manages to create the hottest and sweetest book boyfriends on the planet, with compelling storylines that make me swoon and get all hot and bothered. Never Too Far was no different. I could not put this book down. It was hot in all the VERY best of ways, and I couldn't wait to find out how Blaire's and Rush's story ended.
Can I voice a few of my frustrations here? Can anyone tell me why every male in Rosemary thought it necessary to fawn over Blaire? Seriously - Rush, Woods, Grant, Jace, Cain - they all treated her like she was made of porcelain, for cripes sake. It was just a smidge nauseating.
But, the end - oh em gee. The end is so, so sweet. It made all the frustration and anxiety I experienced so worth it.