Friday, March 8, 2013


Welcome to Day TWO of Glines!
Today is the review of Never Too Far book 2 in the Too Far series!

 Rush withheld a secret that had destroyed her world.

Her entire life had all been a lie.

Blaire couldn’t stop loving him but she knew she could never forgive him.

Now, she was back home and learning to live again. Moving on with life… until something happened to send her world spinning once again.

What do you do when the one person you can never trust again is the one that you need to trust so desperately?

You lie, hide, avoid, and pray that your sins never find you out.

I mean, seriously, Fallen Too Far went between blazing, scorch your panties hot to make you want to bawl your eyes out, then totally flipped and had me wanting to strangle Blair and Rush, then had me back to wanting to bawl my eyes out all the while keeping a little happy, glowing, warm fuzzy bubble happily situated in my chest.
Throughout the second part of Blair and Rush's story, I seriously didn't know if they'd make it past all of the obstacles that were in their way (Yes, I was praying like a mad woman that they would, but I still had my doubts). What was the most frustrating part was that the biggest obstacles are the ones that they themselves created.
Self-worth and self-doubt issues are a flipping pain in the a**!
The only issue I had with the story was that it was too short for me.
Not saying that it was very short to read (because it took a decent amount of time to read it), but rather I was so ensnared with Blair and Rush's story that I didn't want it to end.
So even while the ending made me dance like a mad woman while having happy tears cascade down my face, at the same time I found myself with the urge to grab Abbi and demand under the pain of being poked by a wooden spoon that she keep writing!
(You know I love you Abbi ;)
Anyways, so while I'm all 'happy happy joy joy' over it all, I'm still left with some lingering questions.
LIKE! 1) When will Woods (who is incredibly hot and I would want or myself {sorry Jeremy!}) find someone that will be his to love?
2) OMG is Grant totally crushing on Nan??? WILL we see something develop between them????
3) WILL Blair ever actually develop a relationship between herself and Nan?????
I'm staggered with curiosity. So while this part of the story has left me somewhat mollified on the aspect of the lives of the characters, it has left me with even more burning questions that I'm rather ancy about.
Now, I've read some of the reviews posted about Never Too Far and I wanted to address some of the issues.
One of the main trend that I've seen with lower rated reviews is that they say that Never Too Far lacks an emotional depth and that the story line isn't well thought out.
While I can see where they may think that, I still have to disagree.
When it comes to how Rush treats Blair and how he reacts to other male presence's around her isn't because he has a 'he-man, she-woman' mentality. Rather, if you would of connected what was revealed about his childhood and his persona that was revealed in the first book to his actions in the second, then his actions in Never Too Far make perfect sense.
He's so paranoid about losing her again even after he overcame his fears enough to love her that of course he's going to lash out!
Sure, Abbi could of spent a lot of time re-writing little reminders of the previous story into the story line of Never Too Far, but I think that would of taken away from the story and caused unneeded pauses that would cause readers to lose track of the current continuation of the story.
Which, by the way, I find very annoying when author's choose to do that, especially when they take to long and do it poorly.
Now, since some people think that the story wasn't very well thought out, let me simply put that this was a continuation of the first book. Thus having Abbi spending time writing a completely NEW story would of been absolutely ridiculous and confusing.  It's not a new story, its a continuation. Got it? Thus the story line is still thought out.
I can understand how some readers would be disappointed when they don't look too deeply into the story, instead of just glancing across its surface. Every action and reaction of the characters is easily explained, and it follow suit that both Rush and Blair would spend a lot of the time in the book having rather awesome sex. Lets face it, they ended up just finding out their passion for each other in the first book then were brutally ripped apart by their own pain. So it easily comes to reason that their time spend apart would, in fact, create a higher stimulus to passion.
And lets not all forget that sex, in itself, it the most basic human need and functioning as providing the basis of emotional acceptance and reassurance through touch.
And now that I've shown you that I actually DO know how to delve deeply into the psyche of the characters and the writers instead of just always being a goofy goober (yay spongebob!), lets move on to the fun part.
When you're reading a series, do you prefer it when they recap the past books in the current one? Or do you find that annoying?
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