Blog Tour and Review with a Giveaway: The Best Goodbye by Abbi Glines

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the next sizzling novel in the Rosemary Beach series, featuring well-known playboy and Blaire’s half brother, Captain.

 “The look on Rose’s face had screamed that she was hiding something. Hell, she’d practically run away from me. There was something to that. I knew there was . . . “

 After ten years in the employ of a mysterious crime boss, River “Captain” Kipling is ready to leave his sordid past—and his cover occupation as an upscale restaurateur—behind him. The only thing standing in the way of his “retirement” is his commitment to launch a new restaurant in the resort town of Rosemary Beach. With his sister, Blaire, nearby, Captain can delay his dream of running a humble bar on the waterfront, but the unwanted attentions of his head server, Elle, have him itching to get out.

Until he notices Rose Henderson, the new server at the restaurant. All he knows about the pretty redhead with the cute glasses is that she’s a hardworking single mom from Oklahoma. But there’s something overly familiar about her laugh…something strange about the way she looks at Captain…

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My Review

Gaaah! I had been looking forward to this book. I will be honest, I don't EVER read the snopsis for Abbi's books anymore. I just see them and read them. So I have my own expectations going in without really knowing what to expect. When I saw the title of this one, for some reason I assumed it would finally be Nan's story. Boooo, it wasn't. I have been waiting and waiting. I am sure I will get that story Abbi promised, some day!

Oh boy. This story started out with an extremely intriguing plot. I was drawn in after I realized where the plot was going and the twists I figured were coming. Then I read on, enjoying the book, thinking that Abbi was going give me something she hasn't ever given me.... suspense, lots of suspense. But then it didn't come. The climax wasn't where the book was taking me. I have to wonder if Abbi was afraid to go there. When you read the book, you will understand what I mean.

I expected more of the past to take hold on Rose and Captain. I wanted it. The past being more present in the climax would have made this book a phenomenal book for me. Then again, I like things darker. The book started to push towards darker, then it went back to light and mushy. That disappointed me.

Overall, this is a good book. It's a true Abbi book. Abbi fans and Rosemary Beach fans are going to devour this story. It will keep them wanting more... Speaking of more... Do I suspect that this book is also a setup for me to finally get Nan's story? I sure hope so!

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. 

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