Review: Up in Flames (Rosemary Beach, #14) by Abbi Glines


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Genre: New Adult Romance

Author: Abbi Glines

Series: Rosemary Beach #14

Available Formats: eBook, Paperback, Audiobook

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

Release Date: June 28, 2016


#1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines returns to Rosemary Beach one last time in this highly-anticipated finale.

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.


I have been such a huge fan of the amazing and addicting Rosemary Beach series and all of the characters over the years, and even though I haven’t cared for Nan in the previous books, I was curious to read her story nonetheless. Unfortunately, Up in Flames was incredibly disappointing. I actually ended up liking and understanding Nan better in this book, but I really disliked the storyline. It left much to be desired and felt like something big was missing throughout. I hate writing this negative review because I normally Iove Abbi Gline’s books, but Up in Flames just didn’t do it for me. I did enjoy seeing a few characters from previous books make a brief reappearance, but other than that it was a bit of a let down. The ending was all right, but the entire novel definitely wasn’t what I had hoped it would be. I am so sorry to have hurt anyone’s feelings, namely the author’s, with this review, but I’m just being honest about what I read and how I felt. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and mine is only one of many out there. Even though I disliked the final novel in the Rosemary Beach series, I will still always love reading the others over and over again!


THREE “Disappointing” Stars!

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~About the Author~

Abbi Glines

Abbi Glines

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 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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