From #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Abbi Glines comes a brand-new Rosemary Beach novel about Tripp Newark and his hidden romantic past with Bethy Lowry.
In the eyes of the wealthy playboys who frequent Kerrington Country Club in Rosemary Beach, Tripp Newark is a hero. Under pressure from his parents to become a lawyer and lead a conservative, upper-class life, Tripp disappeared from town five years ago to travel the world, forfeiting the opportunity to inherit millions. Yet few know what he was really running from...
Bethy Lowry was unraveling long before her boyfriend drowned in a riptide trying to save her after she'd had one too many drinks--again. A trailer park kid working as a cart girl among the wealthy patrons of Kerrington Country Club, Bethy has always been impressionable. But five years ago, before she earned her reputation as a hard-drinking, easy girl, she had spent a single summer with Tripp Newark that changed her life forever…
You were mine is book 9 in the Rosemary Beach series. Abbi Glines had me gripping my book, not wanting to put it down and at the same time scared to turn the pages. This book held so much sadness and regret that it could have gone any way. The mystery that surrounded their story from the very beginning had me begging for this book and it was definitely worth waiting for.
“The night grew darker, and the silence wrapped around us like a cocoon. A place where the past seemed distant and the future was unknown.”
Tripp Newark has a past, one that he has been carrying around for 5 years. 5 long excruciating years. Growing up in a family that was pushing him to be something he wasn't, Tripp made a decision to leave Rosemary beach, in doing that he left behind Bethy, the one girl he loved, who made his life something he wanted it to be. But leaving took so much away from them both. Returning years later, Tripp is welcomed home by his cousin Jace, and now girlfriend Bethy, but when Jace suddenly dies trying to save Bethy’s life, both Tripp and Bethy are left with broken hearts and so much anger.
Tripp feels like he owes it to Bethy to look over her, he feels responsible for what she’s gone through. After all had he not left her behind in Rosemary Beach, she wouldn't be going through any of the heartbreak and devastation she is.
“I had nothing to blame Tripp for. The wall I’d built to keep out all the memories that came with him finally crumbled and left me completely raw.”
Carrying on life after Tripp left her was never easy, but when Bethy and Jace start dating she feels like she can move on. she can leave behind everything that Tripp put her through. Unfortunately when Tripp returns years later, old feelings resurface, anger, hurt and resentment. Deciding that being friends is easier than blaming Tripp for for her downfalls Bethy finds herself remembering the past, and what it was like with Tripp, before Jace. But the guilt she carries around from both Tripp and Jace is too much. She has her walls up and put in place. Slowly learning to be friends and trust each other will open more wounds than either of them imagined.
“When I needed to be saved from the darkness that losing you had put me though, he’s the one who saved me. He’s made me laugh again. He’s made me feel again. And I wanted to live again. If I live my life, that doesn't mean I'll forget you. That won’t happen. What we had will never leave me. You will never leave me.”
You were mine had a rawness to it that was so alluring. Tripp and Bethy’s past was surrounded by mystery and resentment that we could never have imagined. But somehow their delicate and broken pieces fit together. Another stunning book from one of my all time favorite series. Bring on book 10 in the series Mase and Reese’s book, When I’m gone.
*Review by Kayla
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Amazon UK link:http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00IVWYJ60
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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 best sellers 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