Grant Carter did everything in his power to convince Harlow Manning that he was a good guy. More than a smooth-talker and someone she could trust. He had to overcome his reputation as a playboy, and his history with Harlow's half-sister, Nan, a woman with a reputation of her own.
Harlow had taken the chance, falling hard and fast for the guy who thrilled her with his all-consuming desire. After a lifetime of avoiding bad boys like Grant, she had opened herself to the possibilities of love...
But a life-changing secret has torn them apart, and now Grant and Harlow must decide if they have enough fight to make it work - or if the pain of betrayal has permanently destroyed their future.
***Do not read this review if you haven't read the previous books in the Rosemary Beach series, it may contain spoilers***
This is the second book of Grant and Harlow's in their Chance series. Their journey hasn't been an easy one. They've had people fighting against them from the beginning. But through determination and love they tried to make it work. But when Harlow finally shares her secret with Grant, he is hurt, he doesn't know how to react. Harlow is afraid, with no other chance but to leave him, she needs to escape her reality.
Harlow grew up so sheltered. She never had a normal family and never had friends. Even though she was raised by her Grandmother she was her father, Kiro Manning, one of the worlds most famous rock stars cherished her; doing his best to protect his prized possession. Her half siblings never meaning anything to her father; she is the golden child. Her bond with her half brother, Mase is beautiful but her half sister Nan is the complete opposite of Harlow. Nan will hurt anyone in her path, destroying any chance of having a relationship with anyone, especially anyone related to their father. The dynamic of Nan and Harlows relationship is twisted, Nan once dating Grant.
With Grant torturing himself daily over his reaction to one of Harlow’s secrets, his best friend Rush confides in him in another secret that will blow apart his and Harlow’s worlds. Finally after tracking down where Harlow had been in hiding, he is being back in the arms of the woman he loves. Grant and Harlow have a tough life ahead of them. Living life in the public eye has never been an issue for Harlow, but as the paparazzi learn more amount the infamous Kiro Manning’s daugher, they will do anything to get the story they are after.
When Kiro learns of the secret that Willow and Grant have been keeping will their love and relationship be strong enough to get through the one situation that could tear them apart forever? Or Will Grant be strong enough to protect Harlow from the one man who has always been there for her?
This books takes us down a path so heartbreaking and so sweet. The emotions that Abbi pulls out of her readers is indescribable. Tears and laughs were plentiful. Another fantastic 5 star read from Abbi! I never want this series to end. I can't wait to see where the rest of the series takes us.
*Review by Kayla
Since publishing her first novel Breathe in May of 2011, Abbi has also released The New York Times bestselling Seabreeze Series which includes Breathe, Because of Low, While It Lasts, Just For Now and Sometimes It Last, The Existence Trilogy that includes the USA Today Bestseller Ceaseless. New York Times and USA TODAY bestsellers The Vincent Boys and The Vincent Brothers. Last but not least her most popular series to date, Rosemary Beach which includes The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers Fallen Too Far, Never Too Far, Forever Too Far, Twisted Perfection and Simple Perfection. Her newest book scheduled to be released on December 17th, 2013 is Misbehaving (Seabreeze).
When Abbi isn’t locked away in her office typing away she is hauling her kids to and from their many social activities. You could say her second job is the Glines Kids personal chauffeur. It’s a rather illustrious job
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