Tuesday 30 June 2015

{Review} When You're Back (Rosemary Beach #12) by Abbi Glines

25558629Posted by Donna
Release Date: June 30th, 2015
Finished Date: June 28th, 2015
Publishers: Simon & Schuster
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: For Review
Format: ARC 
Pages: 304
Buy: Amazon UK Amazon US / The Book Depo

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the next new adult novel in her beloved Rosemary Beach series, which continues the story of Mase and Reese from When I’m Gone.

The future is bright for Reese Ellis. She has Mase Colt-Manning, the man of her dreams, and a family she didn’t know existed until her long-lost father arrived on her doorstep in Rosemary Beach. After growing up with a cruel mother and abusive stepfather, Reese is eager to get to know the caring and charming man who wants to be a part of her life. Everything is finally falling into place.

While Reese is visiting her new family in Chicago, Mase spends time with his “cousin,” Aida, who has worshipped him since childhood. Though they’re unrelated by blood, Mase and Aida have been raised to think of each other as family. But when Reese returns, she can tell something isn’t quite right with Aida, who clearly resents Reese and excels at manipulative little games. And though Mase is unsuspecting, Reese knows Aida doesn’t love him like a cousin should...

The Review:
When You're Back is the sequel to When You're Gone where we see Mace and Reese's story come to a close. 

Reese and Mace are working on building their future together but when Reese's long lost father comes into the picture and Reese spends some time with her family in Chicago, they're apart once again. But it's nothing they haven't done before and soon enough, Reese arrives at Mace's ranch to live there. She can't wait to start building a life with him but Mace's so called cousin Aida seems to enjoy causing trouble for them.

Mace is so happy that Reese is finally with him. He'll do anything to make her happy, even if that means helping her find a job. But what Mace doesn't expect is for his cousin to start causing problems for them and for one of Mace's work associates to start showing Reese attention. And even more, his real father Kiro Manning is causing trouble back in Rosemary Beach. All Mace wants it to start his life with Reese but it doesn't look like they'll catch a break any time soon....

When You're Back is an enjoyable read. I like both Reese and Mace and they're stories were entertaining enough to keep me interested. They're were a few twists that were a little predictable but still somewhat enjoyable. I really enjoyed getting to know Mace's family more and I'm definitely looking for to having Major's story in my hands - I'm predicting Major & Nan together but that would be highly entertaining! And of course it was great to be able to see some of my favourite characters from Rosemary Beach once again. 

But I do have one slight issue. Abbi Gines fast became one of my favourite author and even now after however many books she's wrote she's still a favourite, however, after the last couple of books I've read of her's I'm starting to find a pattern with the stories and they've all started to mesh together because the characters, especially the male leads, recently all seem to have the same voice. It's hard to differ between them which is sad because I love them all. I like the alpha male personality however, they've all just become so predictable it's hard to be surprised by anything they do and it's got to the point where I feel like I'm reading the same story over and over again. This makes me sad. It really does because while I was reading When You're Back, it was hard to see Mace as Mace. Rush, Grant, Woods and Tripp all seemed to be there with me and again, it was hard to differ between them all. But I'm not ready to give up on Abbi Glines as a writer. I'm extremely excited to read Until Friday Night but I think I need to take a little break from reading the Rosemary Beach series and once the rest of the series is released, I'll definitely come back to it at that point. 

Thank you to Simon & Schuster UK for giving me the opportunity to review this book in exchange for an honest review. 

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