My future was about to be completely thrown off track because Della Sloane was under my skin, and I had to have her. I couldn’t ignore it anymore . . . I’d gotten close enough to her to see deeper.
Della Sloane is not your average girl. Yearning to break free of her dark and sheltered past and the memories of the illness that claimed her mother, Della plans a solo road trip to experience real life on her own terms. But the trip is nearly cut short in the little beach town of Rosemary when she realizes she can’t even pump her own gas—until Woods Kerrington shows up, more than willing to help out a pretty girl in need.
Woods’s family wants him to settle down with a wealthy woman in pearls, but he can’t resist this carefree girl in cutoffs passing through town. A one-night stand should have been enough, but months later, Woods can’t get the irresistible Della out of his head.
When a twist of fate brings Della back to Woods, all signs point to trouble if they don’t keep their distance. Neither is truly free, and a relationship could destroy both of them. With their hearts on the line, Della thinks the safest bet is to walk away. But Woods isn’t about to let that happen...
©2013 Abbi Glines (P)2013 Simon & Schuster
I am a lover of books. I enjoy losing myself in a fabulous romance and great story plot.
I was so excited to read/listen to Woods' love story as he was quite the DREAM POPSICLE in the "Fallen Too Far" series, when he was interested in Blair. I really wanted him to have a great love story of his own and this is the very beginning of that love chapter for Woods and Della. Woods is what I refer to as a "Prince" among men. He's a gentleman, a leader, well-liked and respected by his peers which include the hot-men of Rosemary Beach. As he oversees and manages Kerrington Country Club there's a widening rift pushing him farther away from his father's iron clad will and determination to make life choices for Woods. The heroine, Della is somewhat of a lost soul who is finding herself. She has a troublesome past, but is very sweet and catches Woods' eye right away. Of course, Della is a looker, as she is beautiful, with long brown hair and blue eyes. She also has a body that Woods refers to as a "sex goddess"...lol
So, as their attraction was instant and like no other, the two come together for a one night stand. Yet as Woods follows up on a favor, for his friends Tripp and Jace, to provide a nice, young lady with a job, little did he know that some of the best gifts in life come through unexpected moments. Della really is a gift to Woods. The chemistry between these two really sizzles and you get the dirty talk with great sex scenes that you come to expect in this series. In this book, Woods has an engagement to a "would-be-trophy-wife" to get out of (Angelina...what a witch!), he needs to find his own way in life out of his father's grasp, and he has a love affair to explore with Della with an HEA on the horizon. Della's situation is a lot more complicated as she has a traumatic upbringing to heal from. She also works to fit into Woods' life in a way that is genuine and real.
This is a very sweet love story, and it was an even better treat to get back into Rosemary to see what the other friends were up to, such as Jace, Bethy, Jimmy, Grant, and we finally get to meet the much revered Tripp. It was also fabulous to see how Rush and Blair were doing. I loved how Blair and Bethy had formed this wonderful friendship that they extended to Della; and if anyone was in need of good friends, it was sweet Della.
Narrators: OMG!!! Sebastian York was just perfection for Woods' voice. His voice is so swoon worthy!!! Elizabeth Louise was also very good and made Della come to life.
The end is abrupt, and pretty life-changing for Woods, but you just come to expect that abruptness in the books in this series. Just know that when you download the first book, you might as well download the one that follows because they bleed into each other....now on to SIMPLE PERFECTION!!
Will do anything for books!
I so enjoyed reading (hearing) this book, I didn't realize it happened before the last of Blaire & Rush's book so it was a bit out of order for me, but it was great!!! This shows us how Della and Woods meet and the beginning of their relationship, it ends right at a serious point and so of course you have to keep going. Great story. We see some events with Rush and Blaire which is great, love this one.
While looking for something new I decided to take a chance on this book & I'm so glad I did. From the very first line you know you're not listening to just another boy meets girls and have some trouble in-between. Abbi Glines has some great story ideas that keep you listening. And even if you're not crazy about the story, narrator Sebastian York will keep you listening. He has to have one for the sexiest voices I have yet to hear. He certainly makes it worth while.
It's all about romance in my library! I have a wonderful husband, children and my grandchildren they are my rock.
Yes, I love the beginning how they met.
How love conquers all!
They brought the characters to live - they both did an amazing job. You won't be disappointed.
Not really - but it keep you on edge. Made you feel you can't stop listening to the story.
i listen to a lot of books, so i would really would listen to this more than once, even more than twice.
woods he was strong and would not give up her,
i am not sure, they move threw the book pretty well
at the end shocker, i wish i would have known that it would be a cliff hanger i would have waited till part 2 to come out to read the story.
This author (Abbi Glines) is one amazing writer. This story is about Woods and the power that his father has over him, and Woods deciding if he wants to do as he's told as a loving son or the decision not to become a puppet just to get what he thinks he wants.
When it comes to books, I don't think fiction always as to be fiction, especially in the grip of a gifted writer.
This was a classically awesome romance. I couldn't stop listening, and when it was over I wanted more. Della's tale breaks your heart. Though Woods without a doubt is beautiful, you are left with the feeling that the deep over the top emotional investment combined with the possessive desire to care for Della is definitely going to cause problems down the road. Della just comes across as a stronger character than Woods wants her to be. The only negative.. At least for me, I had a hard time falling for the "puppet demands" get you the VP office story line. None the less, it was a very good listen. I want more Sebastian York. He makes you hear SEXY!!
Wow! Amazing! Heart-wrenching!
The storyline was awesome and the characters had a lot of depth to them. I was enamored immediately.
No, I have not but I have definitely fallen in love with Sebastian York!! I want more from him!
I got very emotional throughout the book because of Della's background.
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