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?
Oh my gosh, Mase Manning is so swoony!
Reese has gone through a lot in life, and all of them are horrible. She has always been told that she was stupid and useless, and she actually believed it. How could she not when she can’t even read and write properly, and she didn’t graduate high school.
Her stepfather is fucking gross and evil, and her mother is the same. She finally leaves that toxic environment because of an unfortunate event.
Fast forward to the present; Mase is awakened by someone who is singing. He finds Reese and that’s when their love story begins.
Mase was so understanding, sweet, and protective. Oh, I forgot to mention hot. He was so patient with Reese, and he genuinely wanted to help her with everything. I loved how he didn’t even try to deny what he felt for Reese. He was waiting for her, but he made his intentions clear when he needed to.
As usual, Nan was an evil bitch. I have no idea how she’s going to redeem herself in her book. I HATE HER. She might have reasons for being the way she is, but they’re not enough to justify the things she’s said and done to other people.
Moving on, When I’m Gone is an emotional and heartwarming read that I thoroughly enjoyed. And yes, I would love to marry Mase.