by Abbi Glines
Series: Rosemary Beach #13
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: June 28th 2016 by Atria Books
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines returns to Rosemary Beach one last time in this highly-anticipated finale and much beloved series.
Spoiled. Selfish. Rich girl. Villan. Slut.
As the Prada-clad bad girl of Rosemary Beach, Nan Dillon has been called every vile name under the hot summer sun. Some of her reputation is deserved—she’s never had to worry about anything but maintaining her perfect figure and splitting Daddy’s private jet with her brother, Rush.
But Nan is far from happy. Rush has another kid on the way and doesn’t have time to catch up with his sister. Grant, the last guy she truly cared about, chose to be with her half-sister, Harlow, instead of her. And Harlow, who has never gotten over the way Nan treated her when she first moved to town, remains distant.
So when Major asks her out, she jumps at the chance to date the gorgeous charmer. Though she doesn’t know much about the sweet-talking Texan, and though it’s clear he doesn’t want to be exclusive, dating him beats hanging out with vapid socialites or watching Netflix alone at home.
For a while, Nan deals with Major’s playboy ways, but after he burns her one too many times, she takes off for an impromptu wild weekend in Vegas. There, she meets Gannon, a darkly seductive and oh-so-dangerous businessman who knows exactly how to handle her.
With Major asking for a second chance and Gannon haunting her dreams, Nan has to decide who to give her heart to. But what she doesn’t realize is that these players are involved in a much bigger game—and they’re already two moves ahead of her.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
No idea what I just read… I’m dumb-founded. First of all, there’s no romance here at all! This is just a Dom/Sub relationship and Nan falls for him but it’s so hard to believe. There is no connection at all. I expected the fierce, sassy, and bitchy Nan, but all I got was a weak Nan. I understand the author wanting the reader to like her now, but this isn’t how it’s done.
This book lacked so much depth! I mean, this is Nan’s book. We are supposed to learn about her, right? Um… Yeah, that doesn’t happen. If you were hoping to understand her and sympathize, you won’t. The few “explanations” given were already mentioned in the series.
The male characters had me so frustrated. They were so awful! Major has a back-and-forth, push-and-pull thing going on and doesn’t appreciate Nan. He “dates” her but sleeps around with anything that has a vagina and Nan knows this but she still stays with him.
Nan decides to head off to Vegas to get away from Major. Finally, I think some sense went into her brain… Yeah, no. There she meets Gannon, who is… Mysterious, to say the least. The reader doesn’t really know Gannon, and Nan doesn’t know Gannon at all. But yes, she sleeps with him. This was just bad. Their relationship wasn’t romantic—it was physical, only sex, but Nan was “loving” Gannon. I couldn’t buy any of it. I will mention one thing that left me completely stupid. After Nan returns from Vegas, Nan starts having these “dreams” about Gannon and her having sex for a few nights. Newsflash: they weren’t dreams because they were actually happening. How can you not know someone is having rough sex with you and calling you his “evil bitch”? Ugh, completely disgusted here. Oh and yes, he was entering her home without her knowing.
So many other things that happened frustrated me to no end. I even put the book down and tried to understand the situation, but came up empty. View Spoiler »Like the fact that after having said “dreams”, Nan returns to Vegas to find Gannon because she wants to have his baby… She doesn’t know him but she wants to have his babies! Yes, she ends up pregnant with his baby. Like, come on! « Hide Spoiler I feel like the author could have written an incredible story on Nan to make the reader finally love her or understand her, but it went to waste.
Overall, I’m beyond disappointed and disgusted with this novel. I left like it degraded Nan so much.
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