December 14, 2012
Series: Book one in the Too Far series
Abbi Glines’s name is probably one of the most talked about these days in the blogosphere. She’s got tons of popular books out, and I decided it was finally time to try out one of them. I’m extremely happy to say that Fallen Too Far was a good choice. It was short, sweet, and all sorts of sexy. I’ll definitely be picking up more of Abbi’s work.
For me, this book was more centered around Blaire and finding herself in the world, rather than the romance. Yes, the romance played a huge part, but the whole first half was dealing with her family issues, and what she decided to do now that she was out of high school. I enjoyed the plot and it was really interesting. It never left me bored at any moment in the story. However, I do have to say that it seemed like Blaire’s life was a little unrealistically drastic and overdramatic. But I kind of just went along with it and it didn’t bother me much at all.
The romance, like all New Adult novels, was extremely addicting to read about. It’s one of those, “I’m not good enough for you, stay away from me” kind of romances, and, while it may be annoying to some people, I’m a total sucker for those types of romances. It’s really predictable but I still enjoy it for some reason (Twilight, anyone?). For the longest time, I did not understand Rush’s attraction towards Blaire. Sure, she was pretty and blonde but was that it? I was all, “Dang, Rush, you’re shallow”. And he kind of was for the first 3/4 of the novel, until he fessed up to Blaire and went all sentimental. Then I understood. Blaire was a totally adorable character! She’s completely innocent, and while a little impulsive, she’s very respectful and knows who she is.
Overall, Fallen Too Far was a quick, fun read that I couldn’t put down. It’s got that southern vibe that made it really sweet and Glines was able to set the scene really well with the trucks and cowboy boots. There were definitely some grammatical errors that got on my nerves at times, but it never really weakened my enjoyment for this book. Definitely check it out if you’re a New Adult fan!
RATING: 4 / 5