Adult Romance published December 2, 2014
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Synopsis from Goodreads:
From #1 "New York Times "bestselling author Abbi Glines comes a brand-new Rosemary Beach novel about Tripp Newark and his hidden romantic past with Bethy Lowry.
In the eyes of the wealthy playboys who frequent Kerrington Country Club in Rosemary Beach, Tripp Newark is a hero. Under pressure from his parents to become a lawyer and lead a conservative, upper-class life, Tripp disappeared from town five years ago to travel the world, forfeiting the opportunity to inherit millions. Yet few know what he was really running from...
Bethy Lowry was unraveling long before her boyfriend drowned in a riptide trying to save her after she'd had one too many drinks--again. A trailer park kid working as a cart girl among the wealthy patrons of Kerrington Country Club, Bethy has always been impressionable. But five years ago, before she earned her reputation as a hard-drinking, easy girl, she had spent a single summer with Tripp Newark that changed her life forever...
So, I just can't quit this series! They are quick reads and I just can't help myself. Plus, this one is about Tripp and I have liked him from the beginning, even though I never did go back and read Woods and Della's last book. Now that I have gotten this far, I don't really feel the need to read that one. I mean in all fairness I know that Jace died and this book does have some details about that so I felt like what questions I did have were answered.
So, I am not going to talk about the plot too much. Basically this book is a deeper look into how Bethy and Tripp met originally and what happened between them that summer 8 years ago. We all know that Tripp left to get away from the expectations that were placed upon him by his parents. In this book we find out how Bethy played into that. Bethy came from a completely different background than Tripp and the other men of Rosemary Beach, but she's not so different than the other women. She and Blaire are so close because they have so much in common. She's just finally learning to live again and it's thanks in part to Tripp even if she doesn't realize it at the time. When they all go away for Della and Woods' wedding things take a turn in their relationship even though she's not sure she's ready for it. She still has a lot of hurt and misunderstanding about what happened between them so long ago. There are things that neither of them know that once revealed will go along way to ease the pain they have both felt for so long.
I did enjoy this book, probably more than the last couple in the series. I don't know if their story is done quite yet, you just never know with this series! I do like how we get to see into the lives of the other couples in each book. It's nice to see the direction all their lives are going in. I know this won't be the last we see of Tripp and Bethy though. I think it's about time for Mace to get a book, in fact that may be the next one and I'm looking forward to that one!
This is an adult series so there are a lot of steamy and very descriptive love scenes in this book just like in all the others in this series. I do always feel the need to add this disclaimer though!
*Disclaimer: I was provided with a copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for my honest review.*
You Were Mine by Abbi Glines
Paperback: Atria Books | ISBN 9781476776071 | December 2, 2014 | $15.00
eBook: Atria Books | ISBN 9781476776088| December 2, 2014 | $7.99
Read an excerpt at Simon & Schuster’s YOU WERE MINE page
About The Author
Abbi Glines is the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted booklover, 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.
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