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The villain of Rosemary Beach finally gets her own happy ending in the long-awaited final novel of the number-one New York Times best-selling new adult romance series by Abbi Glines.
The blockbuster number-one New York Times best-selling Rosemary Beach series ends with a bang when the troubled character audiences love to hate gets her very own happily ever after in this eagerly anticipated and overwhelmingly requested story.
Known for causing problems for everyone in Rosemary Beach, Nan has been growing up lately, and she's finally taking center stage - and finding love with the man she least expected.
What would have made Up in Flames better?
I am SO horribly disappointed in this much anticipated series finale. The characters are shallow. The dialogue is repetitive and whiny. The story is confusing, unbelievable, and ridiculous. The entire plot is one big hole. In much of the book, Nan herself isn't sure if she is dreaming. The entire 'crime family' story line, which began in When I'm Gone, seems both contrived and unnecessary, and there is no resolution for plots and characters from previous books. This book does NOT live up to the precedent set in the rest of the series, and as a series finale, it is completely unsatisfactory.
Would you ever listen to anything by Abbi Glines again?
Yes. I own 25 of her books, and I have loved all but this one.
Would you be willing to try another one of Sophie Eastlake and Jeremy York ’s performances?
Yes. I didn't love Sophie Eastlake's 'male' voice, and I didn't love Jeremy York's differentiation in the male voices, but these factors did not make the listening experience any worse. The book was just bad overall, so I would be willing to try both narrators again.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Up in Flames?
Too much needs edited/added in this book, so I can't adequately answer this question.
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Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?
No. I am a die hard Abbl Glines fan and still find it hard to believe she wrote it.
What was most disappointing about Abbi Glines’s story?
The story didn't really have a solid plot. It is messy and disjointed. Truly disappointing.
What does Sophie Eastlake and Jeremy York bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
They are both awesome narrators. They did a fine job with what they had to work with.
Do you think Up in Flames needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
No. Rosemary Beach is done.
Any additional comments?
This book just makes me sad. I always look forward to Abbi Gline's latest releases and it was a struggle to finish this one.
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I'm so disappointed in the final installment of rosemary beach books. Nan never uttered the words "I'm sorry". Not once. How is that redemption from all the horrible things she said and did in 12 previous books. We were TOLD to understand that she had a bad upbringing. That nobody could handle honest Nan. Well, honesty and what she did were two different things.
Also, Major was an idiot. He was not admirable. At all.
There was nothing except instant lust, between nan and her hearts desire. No friendship, no honesty (on his part). And well, she admitted to not knowing him. So how are we to believe that they were meant to be.
I so glad I'm done with this series.
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Abbi Glines.... I'm disappointed in you. I was waiting for months and there wasn't much to be hyped about.
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Leave it to Abbi Glines to make me love a character I've spent volumes hating. 😊
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Nanette Manning & ?
I wouldn’t say I am converted to a Nan lover, but I don’t hate her now. I understand where she is coming from a lot more than I ever thought I would.
Her character growth is probably the biggest to go through of all the series. It’s one I actually enjoyed reading about. I knew I would read this book no matter what.
There are a lot of twists and turns in this book but here is a quote from Nan I must share.
“I wasn’t a Blaire or a Harlow. I didn’t inspire men to want to change for me.” – Nan
Nan has been hurt by men to many times for her to trust them easily. She is on guard all the time. She can usually spot the fakes and the liar’s. So when she does fall she falls hard.
And it’s not surprising that when things don’t work out she doesn’t fall to pieces like one would think she picks herself up again and moves on.
But remember things are not always as they appear to be..
Over all a great addition to the series..
*All my Reviews are 100% honest and my own.*
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I don't know if it's because I was anticipating this book that I had high expectations but who the hell gives a blow job and not know that it's not a dream. I didn't like the slapping in the face either..feels like an abuse but I was willing to let that go.
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this has been a wonderful series and I hate to see it end. I am so glad that Nan finally grew up and got the life she so desperately wanted. Abbie Glines is a terrific writer and she will bring you into the store and make you apart of the family. I wish the series didn't have to end but to go out on top is the best. The Narration was done fantistic and I highly recommend reading from the very first book Fallen Too Far. Enjoy your ride with Rush Blair Nan and everyone in Rosemary Beach.
I read reviews and still listen to this book. Just like all the other books in the Rosemary Beach series I love it .love the story line too
Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us
One of my favorite's. Love that they cover everyone important. Can't wait for the next book in this series.
Nan was the character you loved to hate but even she deserved a HEA. We knew her childhood was one lacking in love and other than her brother she was everyone's second choice. I loved her imperfect/ perfect love story with an equally imperfect/perfect Cope. Another Rosemary beach novel that will stay with me for days. Simply fabulous Abbi 5stars.
Well. I've been waiting for what seems like forever for this final instalment of the Rosemary Beach series and what a finale! Loved Nan's story so much. Nan has a heart, at last. Major is a totally self absorbed a%#hole, and Cope is a God. I had no idea where this story was going to take me, and never in a million years would I have guessed. I loved the softer side of Nan and I loved now she still kept her inner bitch. Fantastic story with so many little twists and turns that I did not see coming. Beautifully written in multi POV. I also loved the little insights we got into the lives of the rest of the the Rosemary Beach clan.
Of all the books in this series this last one's story line had me caught up the most....Until the ending and all I can say about that was it really took away from this fabulous story, it was almost like the author was out of inspiration. It's still a sweet read and I would recommend it to anyone who has love Abbi Glines previous work