When I’m Gone by Abbi Glines

When I'm Gone

Title: When I’m Gone (Rosemary Beach #11)

Author: Abbi Glines

Publication Date: April 7, 2015




From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the next new adult novel in the Rosemary Beach series, in which we meet Mase, a Texas heartthrob first introduced in Take a Chance who comes to Rosemary Beach to stir things up.

I had an urge to fix all her problems. Which was stupid. She was doing fine without me. But something about those big eyes…

Mase Colt-Manning has always preferred his humble life as a Texas rancher to his birthright as the son of a legendary rock star. In fact, he rarely visits his father’s rarefied world in Rosemary Beach, especially if it means bunking at his vile half-sister Nan’s house—until one visit leads to a chance encounter with a young, gorgeous house maid who awakens him with her off-key but spirited imitation of a country music star…

Reese Ellis finally has her freedom. After escaping a lifetime of abuse from her parents and classmates for an undiagnosed learning disorder, she seizes the opportunity to be a house maid to some of the richest families in Rosemary Beach. But her job is in jeopardy when she causes an accident at the home of her most important client, Nan Dillon. When a hot, half-naked stranger with a cowboy’s swagger comes to her rescue, she’s intrigued—then afraid once he shows his own interest. Reese has never met a trustworthy man in her life. Will Mase be any different?


Julie’s 5 Soul Soothing Stars Review

You know those every-once-in-a-while books that come along and make you remember why you love to read? They make you remember how written words on a page can make goose bumps break out on your skin, they can make your heart rate accelerate, and make tears roll down your face before you’ve even had time to register them. That was what this book was for me. It was so good, and just what I needed, when I picked it up and read it straight through.

Reece hasn’t had things easy. Forced to face the world alone before she should have had to, she’s made the best of the hand she’s been dealt. She faces her work cleaning houses with a smile on her face and a song in her heart. Unfortunately, the day she meets Mace, the song made its way from her heart and past her lips, which wasn’t even the least embarrassing thing that happened before he dropped her off at home that day.

Mace is in town for a week and then is heading back to his life in Texas. The last thing he needs or wants is a distraction with long legs and a freckle under her butt that makes him crazy. He tries to stay away but the woman is everywhere. The more he gets to know her the harder it is to walk away. Then he asks her to write an address down for him and he knew he wouldn’t be able to walk away.

With Mace helping Reece, the two stay in touch over the phone and physical distance does little to remind either of them to keep their emotional distance. When they see each other again, it is clear that they have more hurdles to get over and bigger problems to face. Will outside forces make it impossible for the two of them to find happiness together? Will they both be able to make sacrifices to hold on to what they have?

As I said before, this book gave me all the best feelings a book can give. I stayed up way past my bedtime to read every last word and then I just had to sit with it for awhile and digest it all. I’m a fan of the Rosemary Beach crew, but this book was a standout for me. If you like Abbi Glines, the Rosemary Beach books, or just great romance reads, you won’t be disappointed. I highly recommend this book!



About the Author


Abbi Glines is the New York TimesUSA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Field Party, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted book lover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama. She maintains a Twitter addiction at @AbbiGlines and can also be found at Facebook.com/AbbiGlinesAuthor and AbbiGlines.com.



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