Summary from Goodreads:
Our relationship had been short. Intense and brief. I wondered what it would have felt like to curl up in Rush’s arms anytime I wanted. To know I was safe and that he loved me. We’d never had that chance.
Just when Blaire allowed herself to fall for her stepbrother, Rush, he revealed a life-altering secret so devastating that she couldn’t forgive him. Unable to face him again, Blaire leaves the promise of true love behind in Rosemary Beach and returns to the comforts of her small town in Alabama, wanting nothing more than to put the summer behind her.
But unexpected news complicates Blaire’s plans, and she’s forced to trust the one man she shouldn’t. Trapped between Rush’s fierce desire to win her back and her own sense of self-preservation, Blaire doesn’t know if she’s doing the right thing . . . or if she’s making the biggest mistake of her life.
After being so in love with the first book I just knew I had to grab this one right away and start reading, so that is exactly what I did.
I really liked that this one started with Blaire being back home in Bama so we could see the people there and learn more about Cain. I wanted her to find some peace or understanding there and be around people who loved her. Of course I was sad about what happened in the first book and I wanted Blaire to be able to become stronger eventually, once she had time to get over her heartache that nearly killed me in the first book. I feel like the beginning of the book was pretty good and inline with what I was expecting from this book. However, over time the book started to fall apart. I feel once Blaire went back to Rosemary Beach that she was always falling apart. I loved that Woods was there for her and Bethy and those were some of my favorite parts. I loved seeing everyone trying to protect her and take care of her.
I feel where this book really lost my interest was the back and forth on Blaire’s part. She wanted Rush and then didn’t, then did, then didn’t. You get the picture. She also took every little move of Rush’s and made it into a soap opera. She would be willing to leave him at the drop of a hat even if he didn’t do anything wrong. I understand that she didn’t see some of the things happen the way the reader did because we actually had chapters from Rush’s POV this time (YAY) but she took everything to the extreme. I swear at a certain point I was ready to stop reading this series all together. I was tired of Rush basically sneezing and Blaire would be like OMG I have to pack up and leave now because he sneezed. RIDICULOUS!!!!
Overall, there was too much drama in this book for me. I still like many of the characters and I just hope that in the next book Blaire calms down and returns to the character she was in the first book. *Fingers crossed*