The Best Goodbye
Synopsis:From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the next sizzling novel in the Rosemary Beach series, featuring well-known playboy and Blaire’s half brother, Captain.
“The look on Rose’s face had screamed that she was hiding something. Hell, she’d practically run away from me. There was something to that. I knew there was . . . “
After ten years in the employ of a mysterious crime boss, River “Captain” Kipling is ready to leave his sordid past—and his cover occupation as an upscale restaurateur—behind him. The only thing standing in the way of his “retirement” is his commitment to launch a new restaurant in the resort town of Rosemary Beach. With his sister, Blaire, nearby, Captain can delay his dream of running a humble bar on the waterfront, but the unwanted attentions of his head server, Elle, have him itching to get out.
Until he notices Rose Henderson, the new server at the restaurant. All he knows about the pretty redhead with the cute glasses is that she’s a hardworking single mom from Oklahoma. But there’s something overly familiar about her laugh…something strange about the way she looks at Captain…
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That was before he met Beth Lowry.
It was only supposed to be a summer fling. She was a sixteen-year-old trailer-park girl who served drinks to his friends at Kerrington Country Club. They didn’t run in the same social circles. No one even knew they were friends, let alone lovers. Yet, for one summer, Bethy became his entire world.
But he couldn’t give up on his plan. He needed to leave Rosemary Beach, but he vowed he would come back for her.
Problem was, by the time he came back—years later than promised—it was too late. His cousin, Jace, had already claimed the woman he loved. . . .
If you are an Abbi Glines fan you know that this book was a much anticipated read after hearing that Bethy and Tripp had a past. We never really had the details about their relationship in the past until now…
Bethy and Tripp’s story will knock you to your knees with sadness and heartbreak… The many years of guilt and sadness over what Bethy had done years ago ate at her, it affected her relationship with the man she was in love with, the man who changed her from being a bit of a slut into a woman she could be proud of…. That all fell apart the night she feels she caused that love to end… It was all Tripps fault.
His return to Rosemary Beach threw Bethy into a tailspin of emotion and past regrets. She started to question everything and she hated herself and him for it. Her push and pull struggle to deal with the events of the past and having them collide with the the present was not something Bethy ever thought she’d have to deal with. At times I felt like this book could never possibly have a happy ending. But Abbi never fails to bring about the happiness in the end. Once the secrets are revealed Bethy has a new outlook on the past and the future, and she’s brought back to life again.This turning point will have you cheering for Bethy to find happiness again.
This book has all the elements you need in a good read. If you love Abbi Glines books you will love Bethy and Tripp’s story just be prepared with tissues cause reliving the past will cause some tears… I love how Abbi always intertwines my favorite characters from the past books. You will see Rush, Woods, Della, Blaire, Grant, Harlow and all your favorites from this series pop up as they all continue to grow together through each book, the friendships they have built, that will never end… I’ll be sad to see this series come to a close when it’s time…. I give this one 4 stars. To me the ending was a bit rushed but overall another fantastic addition to the Rosemary Beach series! This continues to be my favorite series by Abbi Glines!
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