Author: Abbi Glines
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Released: 29 August 2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Series: Rosemary Beach #5
Della Sloane yearns to break free of her dark, sheltered past and experience real life on her own terms. However, her discovery trip is nearly cut short, until Woods Kerrington shows up, more than happy to help a pretty girl in need.
Woods’ life is all mapped out. His family want him to run the business and marry the girl they deem suitable. But Woods can’t resist a pretty face, and months later, he still can’t get the irresistible Della out of his head.
When a twist of fate brings them back together, all signs point to trouble if they don’t keep their distance, and with their hearts on the line, Della thinks the safest bet is to walk away. But Woods isn’t about to let that happen…
New main characters, but there’s still the same drama in Rosemary Beach. Head back into the world of Rosemary with Woods Kerrington and Della Sloane.
Finally ready to explore the world and find out who she is, Della Sloane stops off to fill her car with gas – only problem is she’s never done that before. Luckily, the charming Woods Kerrington is there to help out, offering to take her out for dinner. Before the night is over, they’ve had sex about five times, before Della is back on the road the following morning, never to see each other again.
But four months later, her coworker Tripp Newark sends her to Rosemary to stay in his condo and get away from life in Dallas. He also hooks her up with a job at the country club – the Kerrington Club. Although they are drawn back to one another, Woods is destined to propose to please his father. Della wants Woods and Woods wants Della, but with personal demons to face, they could be torn apart before they are ever really together.
I was very apprehensive going into this duology because, as you will all know, I adored Blaire and Rush’s story, so didn’t think I’d be able to get into these new characters. But, Abbi has a way with words and character building that just sucked me into their lives just as much as I did with the Blaire and Rush. Rosemary Beach is filled with so much drama that it’s not hard to fall into their world and caught up in the drama too.
While the story is very similar to Rush and Blaire – Della having personal demons to overcome, and Woods becoming obsessed and possessive of Della trying to help her – the obstacles they had to face in order to be together was still enjoyable to read about. It was also great to not only see more of Rush and Blaire, but to also continue to learn more about the side characters, who will feature in their own books further along in the series.
I can’t get enough of Rosemary Beach and the characters in this series. Abbi Glines just knows how to write new adult characters, romance and drama that has you hooked from page one. Once again, this book had me reading until I finished it at 5am. Seriously, if you haven’t pick up one of these books yet, what are you doing with your life? Get into this series as soon as possible!
Four out of Five Stars
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