Thursday, June 23, 2016

#UpInFlames by @AbbiGlines is on preorder now from @atriaindies. Check out my review!

A Rosemary Beach Novel

#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. 

Christy's Review: 

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Villains were created, not born. That was something I’d come to know as a fact.

Everyone who’s read Abbi’s Rosemary Beach series probably has some strong feelings about Nan. She has been portrayed as a villain since the first book. I’m not going to lie, there was a large part of me that didn’t want to read this book. I wasn’t sure IF or HOW Abbi would redeem this woman who’s been so awful to so many characters I’ve loved. But alas, I am not a quitter and I’ve read every Abbi book, including the first 12 in this series so I can’t stop now!

After reading, I can’t say I’m 100% a Nan fan (I am not) BUT I am also not 100% a Nan hater anymore… I’m somewhere in between. Nan isn’t the best person, she has a lot of faults, but she knows she has them and she doesn’t like that about herself. I feel some of the time the, things she does aren't coming from a malicious place. She just can’t seem to help herself.

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Now, to Nan’s actual story. I don’t want to go into detail because there are a lot of twists, turns and unexpected moments and the blurb is so vague I don’t want it spoiled for anyone. I wasn’t always happy with the direction the story took. It was high drama and had some definite over the top moments, but by the end, I was a happy reader. I liked the way Abbi ended it and I was actually happy that Nan got that kind of ending.

If you’re a fan of Abbi’s, and you love the Rosemary Beach series, I recommend you give this one a shot. I know a lot of people will be hesitant to read Nan’s book, and I get it, I really do- but give it a try! You might be pleasantly surprised like I was with Nan’s character and how real she was. Once again, Abbi gave us a book that was compelling and one I didn’t want to put down! Up in Flames is a story that shows that people can change and not every heroine is perfect, but sometimes they just need that right person to get under their layers and bring out the best in them. Overall, this was highly entertaining and I give it 4 stars!
“You are real, Nan. More real than any person I’ve ever met. So when I say I love you, know that I do. I love it all.”

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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 and

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UP IN FLAMES by Abbi Glines
Atria Books | 256 pages | ISBN: 9781501115394, $15.00 | June 28, 2016 | eBook ISBN: 9781501115400, $7.99

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