Review: When You’re Back: A Rosemary Beach Novel by Abbi Glines


Title:  When You’re Back:  A Rosemary Beach Novel

Series:  Rosemary Beach Series Book 12


Author: Abbi Glines

Publisher: Atria Books

Publication Date: June 30, 2015

Format: Ebook, Paperback

Genre:  Contemporary Fiction

Pages:  272 pages


Rating:  4/5 pages


Synopsis:  From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the next new adult novel in her beloved Rosemary Beach series, which continues the story of Mase and Reese from When I’m Gone.

She was where my home would always be. It was time I took the next step and proved to her I was all in. Forever.

A chance meeting in Rosemary Beach has turned into a fairy-tale romance as Reese prepares to move in with Mase on his family ranch in Texas. With the loving support of the Colts, and her recent discovery that she has family of her own, Reese can finally move on from the dark horrors of her past and into a bright future.

But Aida isn’t going to let that happen. The beautiful blonde has been raised to think of Mase as her cousin, but it’s clear to Reese that Aida doesn’t love Mase like a cousin should.

And then there’s Captain, the inescapable stranger who has connections in Dallas and Rosemary Beach—and who conveniently shows up wherever Reese happens to be. Hot, mysterious, and plain-speaking, Captain isn’t afraid to tell Reese what he thinks about Mase—and how he feels about her.

As the competition for Mase and Reese’s hearts heats up, Reese’s past begins to unravel, illuminating shocking truths that will forever change the lives of the happy couple—and set the final stories of Rosemary Beach in motion.



Review:   I need to start out by telling you that I have mad love for Abbi Glines and all her books.  The Rosemary Beach series is by far my favorite.  The characters are engaging and funny and lovable.  Unfortunately, this was not one of my favorites in the series.  I like Mace and Reese.  I really do.  However, I didn’t feel the love in the second book.  Let me clarify…I felt the love, but I didn’t love what I felt.  I was actually rooting for Reese and Captain at one point.

The book does have a little of everything that makes a good contemporary romance – relationships, angst, heartbreak and even a little mystery.  Except I had a hard time getting over how dependent Reese is on Mace.  I suppose that’s due to my feminist side, so not everyone will feel that way.

On a final note, I think Captain deserves his own book, Abbi…  J

This is the 2nd in a mini-series but does have a HEA.

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