on April 7, 2015
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Genres: New Adult, Romance
Series: Rosemary Beach Series #11
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the next new adult novel in the Rosemary Beach series, in which we meet Mase, a Texas heartthrob first introduced in Take a Chance who comes to Rosemary Beach to stir things up.
I had an urge to fix all her problems. Which was stupid. She was doing fine without me. But something about those big eyes…
Mase Colt-Manning has always preferred his humble life as a Texas rancher to his birthright as the son of a legendary rock star. In fact, he rarely visits his father’s rarefied world in Rosemary Beach, especially if it means bunking at his vile half-sister Nan’s house—until one visit leads to a chance encounter with a young, gorgeous house maid who awakens him with her off-key but spirited imitation of a country music star…
Reese Ellis finally has her freedom. After escaping a lifetime of abuse from her parents and classmates for an undiagnosed learning disorder, she seizes the opportunity to be a house maid to some of the richest families in Rosemary Beach. But her job is in jeopardy when she causes an accident at the home of her most important client, Nan Dillon. When a hot, half-naked stranger with a cowboy’s swagger comes to her rescue, she’s intrigued—then afraid once he shows his own interest. Reese has never met a trustworthy man in her life. Will Mase be any different?
“I knew you’d be sweet. But damn, baby, you taste like my own little heaven”
When I’m Gone is the first book of Abbi Glines I have read in a while. I was a HUGE fan of hers and then my taste in reading changed. I will we all evolve as readers. I was offered a chance to review this new one in her Rosemary Beach series and jumped all over it. I felt like it was time to get back into reading her books again. I missed her southern charm.
The prologue in this was INTENSE! I messaged my other blogger and was like whoa…Abbi just shocked me. Reese has the worst kind of past. My heart ached for her and the cards she was dealt.
Mase is a down to earth guy who comes from a rock star family. He wants nothing to do with that. He is simple and has a ranch in Texas that makes him perfectly happy. Until a trip to Rosemary Beach and he meets Reese, a girl he cant help notice is a tortured soul. Something draws him into her and he wants to be the man to take care of her, and get through the massive wall she has built.
There is a issue Reese has, and I thought the book would’ve been better if that wasn’t added, on top of her past. It just felt like to much.
This story does have an open ending and there will be more to Reese and Mase’s story. If you are a fan of Abbi and her southern charm, then I say read this!