Goodreads’ Book Description:
From #1 “New York Times “bestselling author Abbi Glines comes a brand-new Rosemary Beach novel about Tripp Newark and his hidden romantic past with Bethy Lowry.
In the eyes of the wealthy playboys who frequent Kerrington Country Club in Rosemary Beach, Tripp Newark is a hero. Under pressure from his parents to become a lawyer and lead a conservative, upper-class life, Tripp disappeared from town five years ago to travel the world, forfeiting the opportunity to inherit millions. Yet few know what he was really running from…
Bethy Lowry was unraveling long before her boyfriend drowned in a riptide trying to save her after she’d had one too many drinks–again. A trailer park kid working as a cart girl among the wealthy patrons of Kerrington Country Club, Bethy has always been impressionable. But five years ago, before she earned her reputation as a hard-drinking, easy girl, she had spent a single summer with Tripp Newark that changed her life forever…
YOU WERE MINE is a story of second-chance love, heartbreak, inspiring friendships and electric passion. Abbi Glines, the detail that you put into your stories is forever astonishing. How you manage to create such in-depth characters–not even just the main characters—never fails to leave me dazed and in awe.
Bethy’s character was hard for me to relate to. I get why she acted a certain way towards Tripp, but I felt that a lot could have been avoided if she would have just sat down for a second and talked it out. That being said, she did go through a really tough situation and I could see how much anguish she felt being near Tripp again. She wanted what was best for herself and she needed to protect her mind and soul at all costs. I felt so much for her; her life was a series of unfortunate events, until she met Tripp, but even that wasn’t all hearts and flowers.
Tripp was amazing. Seriously, I was amazed by his character development and his insane loyalty towards Bethy. He knew what he wanted when he was 18; he knew that he couldn’t possibly have everything at that age without being torn by his parents’ requests and his owns needs. When he comes back to Rosemary Beach, his intensity for Bethy is admirable. His need for her to be happy, even if that means living a life without him, never falters.
Together, these two share more than just history. Their chemistry is palpable and their love is anything but fictional. Find out exactly what goes on when a past love comes back to offer a potential future.
You Were Mine by Abbi Glines
Paperback: Atria Books | ISBN 9781476776071 | December 2, 2014 | $15.00
eBook: Atria Books | ISBN 9781476776088| December 2, 2014 | $7.99
Abbi Glines is the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted booklover, 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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