Blog Tour: One More Chance by Abbi Glines

Synopsis:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines continues the unforgettable story of Grant Carter, the irrestible playboy who first captured readers’ hearts in Fallen Too Far.
The second installment in a never before published New Adult duet by #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines, ONE MORE CHANCE  is the follow up to the smash hit TAKE A CHANCE, and concludes the story of Grant Carter, a fan favorite character, and Harlow.
She was it. His one. His only. Then he made the mistake of letting her go.
After fighting his way into Harlow Manning’s heart—and revealing a side of himself no one had ever seen before—Grant Carter destroyed his own heart by giving in to his greatest fears and doubts. Months later, he’s stuck in a miserable routine. Work relentlessly. Beg his best friend Rush for news about Harlow. Avoid all other friends. Leave nightly voicemails for Harlow, pleading with her to come back to Rosemary Beach. Fall asleep alone. Repeat.
Miles away, on her brother’s Texas ranch, Harlow can’t bring herself to listen to Grant’s voicemails. Though she wants to be with him, and knows he regrets letting her go, she doesn’t know if she can trust him. When he discovered the truth behind her sheltered upbringing, it shattered their relationship, but the secret she carries now has far greater consequences. Can she risk giving Grant one more chance, or will the gamble ultimately destroy her?

With her signature passionate characters and sizzling connections, Abbi Glines debuts another steamy, page-turning novel that will leave readers desperate for more.

“Only Abbi Glines can pull off a heart-wrenching love story like this.”
Tammara Webber, New York Times bestselling author
ONE MORE CHANCE by Abbi Glines
Paperback | On Sale: 09/02/14| ISBN: 9781476756578
| $15.00 | 256 pages | eBook: 9781476756592

My Review:

I have to say that I loved Grant from the moment that he tried to help Blaire and she pulled a gun on him in Fallen Too Far. He and Rush run neck and neck for my favorite male in this Rosemary Beach series. So to say I was excited when I read Take A Chance might have been an understatement. At the end of the book I was left feeling hollow. I hurt so badly for him and for Harlow. Now in One More Chance we get the continuation of their story…

This book blew me away. Abbi gave us a synopsis that left us dying to know what the complication was going to be. We were left wondering what it was after reading it, and most of the time you have to get through 40-60% of the book to finally get the secrets. Well Abbi wasted NO time at all and give us the plight of Harlow immediately! Thank you for not making us wait… However that little bit of information left us with a world of emotions to get through in the rest of the book… Brilliantly played Abbi!

This is not an easy read by any standard. I cried, and then cried some more. Abbi did a fantastic job with this delicate situation. She stayed true to her characters convictions throughout the book. Harlow was one determined woman in this book, and I have to admire her strength. Even in her weakest moments of this book she was still being the strong one. Grant on the other hand, well, he was a hot mess. It was a refreshing reversal of roles for a change. His emotions were up and down and all over the place and rightfully so. We see a whole new side to his character in this book. You could feel his love and desperation to change the situation and the possible outcomes. But no matter what, he was going to support Harlow. Even if he didn’t agree with her, and that takes real courage. My feelings for him grew ten fold in this book. I adore him so much and I’m getting teary just remember the pain and anguish he endured through this story.

The kicker in this book was Nan… Now I have always HATED her… I know HATE is a strong word, but come on already. Her unnecessary hatred of Blaire gets to you after a while. But in this book she does something so out of her character that when it happened I literally broke into a sob… If you could see me while I’m writing this I have tears again. Seriously! This moment in the book just tore me in two. I feel like Nan finally recognized that she could do something good for a change and possibly repair part of the damage she’s done even within her own family. I haven’t become a Nan Lover by any means but I feel that everyone deserves a chance to be redeemed and I hope that in the next few books maybe she will carry on this path that she began.

As always Abbi writes a beautiful story, chocked full of emotions, shocking moments and fantastic characters that make us want to live in their world. If I could live in Rosemary Beach this is the group of people that I’d want to surround myself with. No matter what happens or what their differences are, they are always there for each other when push comes to shove (even Nan). If you haven’t read this series yet pick it up today and start, you won’t be disappointed! 5 stars seems to few for this gem, but I’m happy to give it the highest of recommendations!

 ABBI GLINES is the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted booklover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama. She maintains a Twitter addiction at @AbbiGlines and can also be found on Facebook and at AbbiGlines.com.