Review: Until Friday Night (The Field Party, #1) by Abbi Glines

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Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Romance, Women’s Fiction, Chick Lit

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback, Hardcover, Audible

Available At: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo, etc.

Release Date: August 25, 2015

~Synopsis~

To everyone who knows him, West Ashby has always been that guy: the cocky, popular, way-too-handsome-for-his-own-good football god who led Lawton High to the state championships. But while West may be Big Man on Campus on the outside, on the inside he’s battling the grief that comes with watching his father slowly die of cancer.

Two years ago, Maggie Carleton’s life fell apart when her father murdered her mother. And after she told the police what happened, she stopped speaking and hasn’t spoken since. Even the move to Lawton, Alabama, couldn’t draw Maggie back out. So she stayed quiet, keeping her sorrow and her fractured heart hidden away.

As West’s pain becomes too much to handle, he knows he needs to talk to someone about his father—so in the dark shadows of a post-game party, he opens up to the one girl who he knows won’t tell anyone else.

West expected that talking about his dad would bring some relief, or at least a flood of emotions he couldn’t control. But he never expected the quiet new girl to reply, to reveal a pain even deeper than his own—or for them to form a connection so strong that he couldn’t ever let her go…

~Review~

“Until Friday Night” was phenomenal and completely exceeded my expectations! I immediately fell in love with the storyline and characters, and I enjoyed reading every minute of West and Maggie’s incredibly heartbreaking and utterly sweet romantic story. West and Maggie were amazing and very likable main characters, and I honestly couldn’t help but fall in love with them from the very beginning. They had wonderful personalities and I loved their chemistry together. The pace of this book was excellent and I loved how their friendship and relationship progressed. They both had difficult situations to deal with in their lives – both past and present – and I was so happy that they had each other to get through those hard times together. I loved, loved, loved that the book was told from both West and Maggie’s POV. It added extra depth to the story and made it easier to understand and connect with each character. I was also pleasantly surprised that the conflict between West and Maggie was thankfully not overly dramatic or long. It was just right. The secondary characters were wonderful as well, and I will definitely be interested in reading each and every one of their stories in the novels to come. As many of you already know, I am an enormous fan of Abbi Glines and her creative talent and writing style. It is simple and to the point, and she weaves it in a way that makes it utterly addicting and hard to put down. I honestly don’t know how I will ever thank her enough for the happiness and pleasure her books have given me over the years, but thank you, Abbi! :) I am totally and completely in love with The Field Party series, and I cannot wait to read the next installment!

Rating:

FIVE “Field Party” Stars!

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~About the Author~

Abbi Glines

Abbi Glines - Author

Abbi Glines is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. She has a new YA series coming out in the fall of 2015 titled The Field Party. She never cooks unless baking during the Christmas holiday counts. She believes in ghosts and has a habit of asking people if their house is haunted before she goes in it. She drinks afternoon tea because she wants to be British but alas she was born in Alabama. When asked how many books she has written she has to stop and count on her fingers. When she’s not locked away writing, she is reading, shopping (major shoe and purse addiction), sneaking off to the movies alone, and listening to the drama in her teenagers lives while making mental notes on the good stuff to use later. Don’t judge.

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