Thursday, July 7, 2016

Book Review: Up In Flames by Abbi Glines

Up In Flames by Abbi Glines
Spoiled. Selfish. Rich girl. Villain. 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.

My Review: 
After sexy playboy, Major Colt blows Rosemary Beach's most infamous resident, Nan, off for another girl one too many times Nan takes off for a wild weekend in Vegas.

There she meets Cope "Gannon" Roth, who she is immediately drawn to. Their connection is immediate and sparks fly leading to mind-blowing sex. At the same time, Major keeps texting Nan trying to win her back. 

When Gannon turns out to be too good to be true, Nan returns to Rosemary Beach with a bruised heart. She allows Major to try to win her back but Gannon is never far from her mind, especially with the vivid "dreams" of amazing sex she has about Gannon night after night. 

But is any of it real? Do either Major or Gannon actually care about Nan? Or is she just a pawn in a dangerous game? Will Nan ever get the love she's been craving for so long or will that dream go Up In Flames?

I can't believe it but Abbi Glines actually did it. She got me to like Nan. I never thought it would happen but I give her huge credit for that.  I really didn't care for Major, he was mostly a jerk and a pig and that's what made you feel sympathy for Nan. Cope, on the other hand, whew - Cope was so freaking awesome! The only thing I didn't like about him was the slapping. I mean it's cool if you're into rough sex, no worries, but when he slapped Nan across the face that was crossing a huge line for me. That's not okay and it's wrong for the author to make it sound like it was a hot kinky game. The other thing I didn't like was every time the word "ok" was used it was in all caps. It tended to look like the abbreviation for Oklahoma. Overall I loved this book and I'm glad I gave Nan a chance! Great way to end the Rosemary Beach series! 
My Rating: 5 0f 5 Stars

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