Published: February 12th, 2017
Author: Abbi Glines
One special summer.
The one thing Bliss had lost herself in when the fear and sickness were too much, moments never to be damaged by the harsh reality that followed… until now.
Bliss York didn’t live a normal teenage life. She didn’t go to Friday night football games, walk the halls with her friends every day, go to her prom or even walk to receive her diploma. It had all been taken from her the fall that she was fifteen years old and she was given the diagnosis no one ever wants to hear.
She had leukemia.
Seven years after spending a summer with a girl who he knew would always be his first love and the one who got away, Nate Finlay returns to Sea Breeze to help his fiancé open her new boutique clothing store. When the new employee walks in Nate is taken back seven years to the girl he thought he’d love forever. The one who never answered his calls or returned his text. The one who shut him out completely with not even a goodbye and broke his heart.
They’ve each become someone different. No longer the young teens with stars in their eyes. But does that matter when your heart still says that’s the one.
Okay so I’ve always loved Abbi Glines books since I read The Vincent Boys. I’m always waiting with anticipation her next book. Now this one did not disappoint. It was everything I wanted from the connection of the Sea Breeze series and the Rosemary Beach series. I loved getting to know the new characters and knowing how well their parents (from the original series) turned out. Nate and Bliss’s relationship was raw and amazing with so much meaning. I loved reading every page of this book.
I don’t think Abbi has confirmed other books, but I hope she makes this is the start of a new series where we get to find out what happens with everyone from this book, because I’m really intrigued by their group of friends.
She would mean more. Need more. I wasn’t sure I could handle either. She deserved it all.
About the Author
Abbi Glines is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, Field Party and Existence series. She never cooks unless baking during the Christmas holiday counts. She believes in ghosts and has a habit of asking people if their house is haunted before she goes in it. She drinks afternoon tea because she wants to be British but alas she was born in Alabama. When asked how many books she has written she has to stop and count on her fingers. When she’s not locked away writing, she is reading, shopping (major shoe and purse addiction), sneaking off to the movies alone, and listening to the drama in her teenagers lives while making mental notes on the good stuff to use later. Don’t judge.
You can connect with Abbi online in several different ways. She uses social media to procrastinate.
The real world and its horror had touched me briefly. But the pain of heartbreak was new. I preferred not knowing how this felt.