Blog Tour and Giveaway: When I'm Gone by Abbi Glines

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?

I don't know where to start or what to say... This story starts out... I can't even say... But daaaaang!  Abbi just ripped out my heart and stomped on it!  With that prologue, I knew I was in for a very bumpy ride!

This is NOT your typical Rosemary Beach story... Not even close!  This isn't in any way unicorns and rainbows... or even rich young adults running around involved in drama.  This is some serious shizz... And by gosh, my heart was crying and sobbing through many parts of this book!

Hold up... I can't forget about Nan... Yes, we get another appearance from Nan.  Before you start boo-ing, this story truly wouldn't have been complete without her.  So there is a smidgen of Nan drama, but it is without saying that a Nan appearance is an entertainment for all to loathe.

What do I tell you about the characters?  We have had plenty of Mase in the past.  We already know that he is a true Southern boy.  We get so much of that in this story and so much more.  We get to see into his mind in this one.  He is one of those characters you can't help but to fall in love with.  His heart is so big... Which leaves him so vulnerable for some serious heart-break!

Reese... Well, she is simple but extremely complicated.  Her life has left her with zero self-esteem.  She doesn't see her potential and self-worth.  It is up to those in Rosemary to show her she is someone special.... And that ending... WTF... Really?  I was not expecting that cliffy! 

Thank you Abbi for another wonderful book!

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Abbi Glines is the New York Times, USA 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.