I read this a few months ago. And I need to say for the most part, I am not a contemporary YA reader. Nothing against the genre, I'm more of the supernatural genre. But in October I read my friend Komal's awesome novel Impossible - SIGH - and was like I could read more like this. Komal suggested Abbi Glines and the first book I picked up was Fallen Too Far.
To want what you’re not supposed to have…
She is only nineteen.
She is his new stepfather’s daughter.
She is still naïve and innocent due to spending the last three years taking care of her sick mother.
But for twenty-four year old Rush Finlay, she is the only thing that has ever been off limits. His famous father’s guilt money, his mother’s desperation to win his love, and his charm are the three reasons he has never been told no.
Blaire Wynn left her small farmhouse in Alabama, after her mother passed away, to move in with her father and his new wife in their sprawling beach house along the Florida gulf coast. She isn’t prepared for the lifestyle change and she knows she’ll never fit into this world. Then there is her sexy stepbrother who her father leaves her with for the summer while he runs off to Paris with his wife. Rush is as spoiled as he is gorgeous. He is also getting under her skin. She knows he is anything but good for her and that he’ll never be faithful to anyone. He is jaded and has secrets Blaire knows she may never uncover but even knowing all of that…
Blaire just may have fallen too far.
I'll have another of Rush. I mean I can't wait for the sequel, which is coming out soon, by the way.
Blaire has had a crappy high school career, dealing with her dad leaving, sister dying, and mom suffering from cancer and dying. But when Blaire goes to sunny Florida to see her dad for the first time in a long time, she's not all that surprised to discover he's not there and that his step son, Rush, is there. He's not pumped about her being there but he does give her a place to stay.
Rush is rude, but is nice to Blaire at off moments. He defends his sister's poor behavior. And though, he doesn't want to admit it, he is very attracted to Blaire.
Blaire and Rush do try and stay away from each other and try to deny the growing attractions, which typically ends with Rush being a jerk to Blaire. But then the ending happens. I just felt bad for Blaire, like really, how much more can this girl take? And her dad is crap.
As for the sexual content of this book. Steamy and pretty explicit. Hello, Rush.