When You're Back
Book 12, The Rosemary Beach Series - A Rosemary Beach Novel
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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.
Love this story so much!!
When You're Back
I absolutely love reading Abbi's books. Every single one of them are amazing and fun to read. When You're Back continues with Reese and Mase's story. Reese decides to go to Texas to spend time with Mase but her stay is thwarted by Mase's 'cousin' Adia, who clearly has feelings for Mase since they aren't related by blood. On top of that Reese has to deal with Captain, Blaires brother, and his attempts to make her doubt her relationship with Mase. The one thing I love most about Reese and Mase is their ability to come back to each other. If they fight, they can't stay away from each long becasue of how much they love each other. I really enjoyed reading about them though I feel like some things were left unsaid. Hopefully they'll be cleared up in Captains book which i'm excited for as well.
Abbi Glines delivers a sexy and genuinely heartfelt ending to Reese and Mase’s story.
Since I read the last page of When I’m Gone, I was waiting for this book to show up on my iPad. After investing in the lovable Reese and swoon-worthy Mase, I needed to know what happens to these two. Don’t worry, I will not spoil anything for those who have not read the previous book, but lets just say that Abbi left us all hanging by a thread at the end. I will forgive her though, because she gave us all When You’re Back.
As this book opens, we pick up a little while after the knock on the door that changed so much for Reese. Both Mase and Reese are together and in Texas, though they both travel a bit as they visit their families across the country. Their relationship is strong and the two obviously love each other. However, Reese no matter how much she knows that Mase loves her, always seems to doubt what they have. It is almost as if she is waiting for the other shoe to drop. When Aida and Captain come into the lovebirds’ lives, things start to get a bit complicated.
Aida wants Mase and has no problems showing attitude to Reese. Though Mase is not having it, there is a family bond between the two that is hard to break. As for Captain, he shows up and immediately is drawn to Reese. Mase doesn’t trust or like him, but Reese starts to see a different side (and the reader will as well). Both of these outside players start to put seeds of doubt into the young couple’s mind. Will Reese and Mase make it over the hurdle? Will Reese’s past truly stay in the past for her to see a future with Mase? These are all the questions I had while reading this story and I don’t doubt you will too.
In this installment of the Rosemary Beach series, Abbi Glines explores more personal and deeper relationships with the featured characters as well as some of the other players from previous books. The emotion in this book, in my opinion, is much more front and center. By exploring this, the author really gives a more well rounded story to the series as well as the book. I truly believe that Abbi brought the series to a new level which shows that she cannot only bring a story that is sexy as hell, but also one that develops characters to their full potential.
So what are you waiting for? Don’t you want to read Mase and Reese’s story? Start with When I’m Gone and don’t stop until you hit the last page of When You’re Back.
Audio Book Note: Narrators Grace Grant and Jason Carpenter made the characters come alive as I was listening to this story. Truth be told, I have had the galley of the book for a while and I read it way back when I first got it. So, for me, listening to this audio version was a refreshing way to revisit the characters that I have come to love in this book and from When I’m Gone. While listening to Reese and Mase’s story, I was brought back to the world that Abbi Glines has so carefully created for her readers. It was enjoyable to hear Mase and Reese say the words that I read months before. In true Simon & Schuster fashion, they chose narrators that propelled the story forward and that made the switch between characters seem so effortless. If you have the opportunity to listen to this audio book or any in the series, I strongly suggest that you do. It will breathe new life into your favorite characters.