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Series: Rosemary Beach
Published by Atria on 12/2/2014
Genres: Adult, New Adult, Romance
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Also in this series: Fallen Too Far, Rush Too Far
Also by this author: Twisted Perfection, Fallen Too Far
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...
I love Tripp and Bethy’s story. It may be the most heartbreaking of them all.
I’ve always been a big fan of trip. He was such a great friend to Della in previous books, and just has this need to protect those he cares about. He constantly beats himself up over decisions he made in the past, and in leaving Rosemary Beach. Bethy is in a deep depression. She was always so fun and bubbly before her boyfriend drowned. She has been the best friend Blaire could ask for. She punishes herself for a decision she made as a teenager.
I loved going back and forth between now and when Bethy & Tripp first met each other when they were still teenagers. So much of what happened that summer changed everything for them. Tripp refuses to stop keeping an eye on Bethy. Which may seem a little creepy, but it’s not because she knows he’s there, and deep down she may like it. These two characters have been through so much pain between themselves, and what the outside world has thrown at them.
And the end of this book was perfect. Queue the swoony bells!!! I’m a big fan of this series, and I love all of the characters so much.