Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Review: Never Too Far (Too Far Trilogy, #2) by Abbi Glines

Title: Never Too Far
Series: Too Far Trilogy, #2
Author: Abbi Glines
Genre: New Adult
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 
He had held a secret that destroyed her world.

Everything she had known was no longer true.

Blaire couldn’t stop loving him but she knew she could never forgive him. Now, she was back home and learning to live again. Moving on with life… until something happened to send her world spinning once again.

What do you do when the one person you can never trust again is the one that you need to trust so desperately?

You lie, hide, avoid, and pray that your sins never find you out.

My Review:

Being back in the world Abbi created was nice. Though I was hoping Never Too Far was going to be a bit better than the first book, it really didn’t meet my expectations that much. I’m going to be straight. I’m kind of disappointed in this series. I have read other works by Abbi and loved them! I felt that she tried to rush this series a bit too much, and I could feel that.  
"You're my family."
Now, I definitely saw some growth in the characters, and I came to like them a little bit more. Blaire is still the bad ass chick I enjoyed in the first book, and it was nice being in her head again. She definitely is able to stand on her own two feet, despite what is going on around her.  And with everything that happens to her, I saw her get a bit stronger. However, at times, I did want to shake her.

In my review of the first book, I didn’t really show much love for Rush. Yes, he has the physique I love in fictional characters, but I couldn’t really fall for his character. However, I did start to enjoy him more. I guess that is because I got to read in his POV in this book. That allowed me to understand his actions in this book, and his actions in the first book.

Rush’s and Blaire’s relationship definitely starts to heat up, and I did enjoy that. But I felt that their relationship moved too fast for my liking, as I mentioned in my first review. But I do feel their relationship was somewhat more stable than in the first book. But again, they really get tested in many ways, relationship wise, and emotional wise, too. What ticked me off the most was the decisions that Rush made. That really made me want to shake his character, and slap some sense into him.  

There was also some side character that drove me crazy! Some that I really wish I could just bitch slap the hell out of them! 
“I don't just love her, she owns me. Completely. I'd do anything for her” 
Never Too Far definitely turns the series around when certain events unfold. And I was really proud of some of the decisions Blaire made. Though I could shake both Rush and Blaire, I have started to care for them more than I did in the first book. I still think that the relationship between Blaire and Rush is beautiful. But, hey, I’m a sucker for romance! 

Though this one felt a bit better than the first book, I still cannot fall in love with the series. No matter how much I wish I could.  It is still a good, emotional, and angst filled read though. 


  1. I have been meaning to read this forever and people seem to really love it, but now you have me a bit worried. Since we usually agree (on everything) I'll probably feel the same way you did. I still want to try this series, but I probably wont rush to them now. Thanks for the honest review Magen!

    1. You should definitely read it! You might end up really liking it! I did enjoy it, just couldn't fall in love with it :) *muggle huggles*

  2. Bummer this one didn't really do it for you girl! Which books would you say to check out first? I have yet to read an Abbi book, but I do have a few on my Nook! Same for Teresa, I probably will wait to read these since we all have pretty similar taste.

    1. I really loved her Existence Trilogy!! It's paranormal romance! So you might can give that one a try :)

      I do wish I loved this series, but it still a good read.

  3. That's too bad that you're disappointed with this series.

    Hope your next read will be better!

    Thanks for your honest review!


  4. I haven't read this series as yet, but i am keen to check it out. I'm glad you liked Rush a bit more in this one. Great review!


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