Review: Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines03:58
Title: Fallen Too Far (Too Far 1)
Author: Abbi Glines - official site
Publication date: 14 Dec 2012
Genre: Romance, New Adult
My rating: 4 Stars
Only 5 day before the release on 26 February of the second book in the series, Never Too Far, here is my review of Fallen Too Far.
This is the story of 19 year-old Blaire Wynn who has spent the last three years taking care of her dying mother and her fateful encounter of Rush Finlay, the son of her father's new wife. After the death of her mother Blaire is left with no choice but to move in with her father's new family, or so she thinks. As it turns out things are much more complicated than she can imagine. A passionate affair between Blaire and Rush leads to painful secrets being revealed, hearts and promises being broken.
The story of Blaire and Rush will be complete in the second book.
As a whole it is an emotional read with a bit of a cliffhanger ending. The main characters, Blaire and Rush, are well built and easy to like. The supporting characters are also well developed and add a nice background to the story.
The romance is really strong, the chemistry between Blaire and Rush is amazing, even though the feelings between them develop a bit too fast to be realistic. Abbi Glines makes the physical aspect of their relationship almost palpable - their kisses and the bedroom scenes are presented with great intensity.
The story has a few twists and turns, long-hidden secrets are revealed causing real drama and heartbreak. Even though the relationship between Blaire and Rush is the main focus of the book, Abbi Glines explores also the complexity of family relations and friendship, loyalty, trust, betrayal and ultimately, forgiveness and hope.
My biggest concern is the ending. It comes abruptly, as if the author is in a hurry just to finish things. I feel that if the story was developed in greater details it would have been so much richer and its impact on the readers more powerful.
Still, the unresolved relationship between Blaire and Rush leaves a lot to look forward to in the next book. I am keeping my fingers crossed for their Happily Ever After. They both deserve it for sure :)