Up In FLAMES by Abbi Glines
We have something a little different today. Every book deserves a chance right? Well as you all know Up in Flames is Nan’s story from Abbi Glines’s Rosemary Beach series, book 13 to be exact. Now im not a Nan lover and personally feel she should have been left the villian, but as i said every book deserves a chance. So today i bring you a guest review by Sarah Burns, an avid reader and a big Abbi Glines fan.
The villain of Rosemary Beach finally gets her own happy ending in the long-awaited final novel of the #1 New York Times bestselling new adult romance series by Abbi Glines.
The blockbuster #1 New York Times bestselling Rosemary Beach series ends with a bang when the troubled character readers love to hate gets her very own happily ever after in this eagerly anticipated and overwhelmingly requested story. Known for causing problems for everyone in Rosemary Beach, Nan has been growing up lately, and she’s finally taking center stage—and finding love with the man she least expected.
So I was very apprehensive to read Up in Flames by Abbi Glines as I had not enjoyed her last book in the Rosemary Beach series and I knew this one was supposed to be the final book in the series. So I had high hopes for it, wanting it to be a great wrap up of the series, but also cautious expectations.
The story revolves around Nan who has been a formidable character througout the series and Major who we had met during the final couple of books in the series. The story leads you through Nans journey to discover who she is, what she wants and what shes willing to accept.
It is not a typical love story nor does it go the way you expect. It has a very strong mystery element to it as well as a shock near the end.
Now as for the story fitting into the Rosemary Beach series, I dont think it does. The story has a very different feel from the start of the series and the themes are completely different. I also dont think Nan was written true to character from previous books. And as a wrap up to the series, it barely touched on any of the other characters.
But if you can get over the connection to the series and read it with the idea of it being a standalone, its a really good story, about self discovery, growing up and learning how to love.
I really enjoyed this book after I decided to seperate it in my mind. So if u can seperate it, or are reading it as a standalone, I think you will love it. If you are a die hard Rosemary Beach fan I think you may struggle with the placing it into that world.