To want what you’re not supposed to have…
She is only nineteen.
She is his new stepfather’s daughter.
She is still naïve and innocent due to spending the last three years taking care of her sick mother.
But for twenty-four year old Rush Finlay, she is the only thing that has ever been off limits. His famous father’s guilt money, his mother’s desperation to win his love, and his charm are the three reasons he has never been told no.
Blaire Wynn left her small farmhouse in Alabama, after her mother passed away, to move in with her father and his new wife in their sprawling beach house along the Florida gulf coast. She isn’t prepared for the lifestyle change and she knows she’ll never fit into this world. Then there is her sexy stepbrother who her father leaves her with for the summer while he runs off to Paris with his wife. Rush is as spoiled as he is gorgeous. He is also getting under her skin. She knows he is anything but good for her and that he’ll never be faithful to anyone. He is jaded and has secrets Blaire knows she may never uncover but even knowing all of that…
Blaire just may have fallen too far.
I liked Blaire immediately. She’s tough, and considering what she’s already been through losing her twin sister and then her mother, I give her a lot of credit for that. She’s supposed to be going to live with her father, who she isn’t close to. After all, he was driving the car when Blaire’s sister died. And he wasn’t there for Blaire or her mother after that. He left them to deal with everything on their own, which meant Blaire had to bury her mother alone, too.
While Blaire wasn’t expecting things to go well with her father, she never expected Rush, her new step-brother. He’s sexy and she can’t deny she’s attracted to him, but he’s with a different girl every night, and there’s something strange going on with Rush and his sister, Nan. The dynamic between Rush and Blaire was really well done. They can’t seem to stay away from each other, even though they come from two very different worlds. As much as Rush comes off as a huge player, I found myself rooting for him and Blaire. She brings out a different side of him that was refreshing to see.
I have to admit, I thought the big secret with Nan wasn’t all that big in the end, but it didn’t keep me from enjoying the book. And I commend Glines on giving the book the ending that seemed appropriate instead of going for the “happily ever after”. I’ll definitely be checking out the next book in the series.