Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Teaser Tuesday # 157 ~ When I'm Gone (Rosemary Beach #11) by Abbi Glines

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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When I'm Gone
(Rosemary Beach #11)
Abbi Glines

First - The Blurb:

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?

Second - The Tease:

“I need her to come to me. If we have a chance at a future, I need her to come to me. I’ve always taken what I wanted and conquered my trials, but nothing and no one has ever meant what she does. I can’t conquer her. I love her. I never want to make her do anything. Even love me. She has to love me all on her own.”

"Every step I've taken in life has led me to you. And because I'm here now, I don't regret one thing. For every bad thing that happened, I've been rewarded something even more beautiful than all of the bad in return. You made it worth it. You're my gift in life. I lived through the bad and survived. My reward was that God gave me you."

Abbi certainly knows how to write a great love story. Having read all the books in this series, Mase is not new to me, but up until now, he had no one special in his life. Like with all the other guys in this series, I was glad he got to tell his story.

Sweet Reese... raised by an uncaring mother and an abusive stepfather, she had a terrible childhood, one that no one would envy. However, on meeting Mase, she discovers that good guys do exist and life can be filled with happiness.

If you're into Abbi's books, then this one is a must.

My Rating: 5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?
If you liked my Tease, please leave a comment below.


  1. Oooh great teasers! Hope you enjoy the rest!

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  2. Wowza, Marilyn! Great teases and I'm so happy you're still loving this series. :) I've been making a list of series I have to continue/catch up on...you just reminded me I need to add this one. Hope you're having a great week so far!

  3. Awww... I love those quotes! I need to catch up on this series!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

  4. Oh my goodness I love these! So perfect!!