reputation as a hard-drinking, easy girl, she had spent a single summer with Tripp Newark that changed her life forever...
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Release Date: December 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance
I have been wanting to read Bethy and Tripps story for a while now and finally had the chance to sit down and enjoy it. Overall, I liked their story. It's quite a bit more emotional than the other ones in the series as Bethy is dealing with an overwhelming amount of grief for Jace's death, but it was good to finally get some closure in terms of how she dealt with the grief personally. Abbi did a nice job at showing us her pain and telling us WHY Bethy was so withdrawn from life and everything that could possible make her happy. All this put together made it seem natural and realistic. Unfortunately though, everything happened so quickly at the end that it felt a bit off. I mean, the book is only about 250 page and 1/3 of the book is flashbacks, so... I don't know, it just felt a little rushed to me. Other than this I would recommend the book as it almost feels essential to the series. Bethy has been a major secondary character throughout most of the series and we as readers who have gotten to know her can understand why her story is needed. I am glad I got the chance to finally figure out the story of the girl with a broken heart!
If you're a fan of new adult romances, this is a must have series. This book, You Were Mine, can technically standalone, although I wouldn't recommend it. As I mentioned before, Bethy has been a major character throughout the series and if you don't know her backstory this book probably wouldn't make sense to you. Tripp, the hero of this story, has also been a part of the previous novels too.
- Finally getting to know Bethy on a personal level.
- The authors way of making the story feel natural and realistic in terms of what Bethy is going through in her life and why she is so withdrawn.
- Seeing Tripp pine for the woman he has loved for years (his love for her is swoon worthy)
- Seeing all of my favorite characters from the previous books in the series and catching up with them.
- The flashbacks which detail how Bethy and Tripp first met.
- Everything happened really quickly in such a short amount of time that the story felt rushed.
- I didn't feel as connected as I would have liked with the characters especially considering the emotional qualities of their stories.
- The sexual aspects of the book that came out of nowhere (view spoiler).