Book Review: Up in Flames (Rosemary Beach #13) by Abbi Glines
Up in Flames Rosemary Beach #13 By: Abbi Glines Release Date: June 28, 2016 Publisher: Atria Books Add to Goodreads Source: eARC from publisher in exchange for a honest review GR's Summary:
The villain of Rosemary Beach finally gets her own happy ending in the long-awaited final novel of the #1 New York Times bestselling new adult romance series by Abbi Glines. The blockbuster #1 New York Times bestselling Rosemary Beach series ends with a bang when the troubled character readers love to hate gets her very own happily ever after in this eagerly anticipated and overwhelmingly requested story. Known for causing problems for everyone in Rosemary Beach, Nan has been growing up lately, and she’s finally taking center stage—and finding love with the man she least expected.
I can't believe we finally got Nan's book! I have been following the Rosemary Beach Series from the very beginning, and could not stand the nasty, bitter, and manipulative Nan from the start! However, she has been such a significant character in this series all along, and I've wanted to get inside of her head. Let's just say her book was a page turner, and anything but vanilla, which is nothing less than I'd expect from a story about Nan.
In, Up in Flames, Nan is in over her head, but she doesn't know it! She got involved with a dangerous and powerful criminal, and now there are people that want information out of her, and they are willing to do whatever it takes to get to the bottom of her connection to that criminal.
Enter Major, (Mase's Cousin.) He has been tasked with getting close to Nan, and collecting intel. His boss' right hand man, his co-conspirator, and the mastermind behind the tracking and surveillance is Cope Roth. Major is sleeping with Nan, and she is taken with his charm. However, she doesn't like the fact that he sleeps around, and doesn't make her his number one priority.
Consequently, Nan decides to leave Rosemary Beach and go to Las Vegas on a mini vacation, where she meets the sexy, masculine, dangerous, and very serious, Gannon. Nan shares an unbelievable connection with him, and likes his take charge, alpha male demeanor. Now, Major is pulling out all of the stops and trying to win Nan back. He realizes that he cares for her, and she was much more than an assignment to him. Who will Nan end up with?
Up in Flames was filled with lies, manipulation, conspiracy, danger, suspense, and seduction. We get another page turner from Ms. Glines, and fans of the Rosemary Beach Series will be very pleased! I enjoyed getting in to Nan's head. As I read her story, I started to like her. She was a very lonely, and heart-broken person, who had known nothing but rejection since she was a young girl. Rush, her brother, was her hero, and the only person that had ever showed her love and acceptance.
Nan grew on me, the further I got in to her story. She realized that she was not easy to like or even love, and was working on becoming a better person. We got to see sweet glances of Nan and her softer side, whenever she spent time with the nephew that she loved with all of her heart, Nate. I enjoyed the sensual and erotic relationship between Nan and Gannon. However, it was a bit dark and twisted, which gave me mixed feelings. It worked for Nan, so that's all that really matters.
It was great being reunited with a few characters of the Rosemary Beach Series. I especially enjoyed getting more Rush, Blaire, and little Nate. I saw how forgiving Blaire was to Nan, despite everything that she had done to her, and it made me love Blaire even more! She tried to make Nan feel welcomed, and like a part of the family. I have so much respect for Blaire's sweet and loving character. I cannot believe this is the final book in the Rosemary Beach Series! I am going to miss all of the characters so much, but am looking forward to seeing what the future holds for Ms. Glines writing.
I give, Up in Flames, by Abbi Glines, 4.5 Secrets, Lies, and Manipulations, Dark Eroticism, Redemption & Healing, Falling In Love Filled Stars!!!
Abbi Glines is the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Field Party, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted book lover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama. She maintains a Twitter addiction at @AbbiGlines and can also be found at Facebook.com/AbbiGlinesAuthor and AbbiGlines.com.