Ahh… you’re in for such a treat on 2 September!!!! I have loved every single storyline in the Rosemary Beach series, but Grant and Harlow have absolutely stolen my heart. The follow up to Take a Chance, One More Chance is the conclusion to this couple’s beautiful love story and it is the most heart-wrenching book that Abbi Glines has ever written. Over seven days, together with some awesome Blogs, we are revealing a never-seen-before excerpt and, today, it’s my turn!!!! But I also have a little giveaway for you—a signed set of both books in the Grant and Harlow storyline!!! And don’t forget to pre-order One More chance because you will want to start reading this gem as soon as possible!!! ♥
She was it. His one. His only. Then he made the mistake of letting her go.
After fighting his way into Harlow Manning’s heart—and revealing a side of himself no one had ever seen before—Grant Carter destroyed his own heart by giving in to his greatest fears and doubts. Months later, he’s stuck in a miserable routine. Work relentlessly. Beg his best friend Rush for news about Harlow. Avoid all other friends. Leave nightly voicemails for Harlow, pleading with her to come back to Rosemary Beach. Fall asleep alone. Repeat.
Miles away, on her brother’s Texas ranch, Harlow can’t bring herself to listen to Grant’s voicemails. Though she wants to be with him, and knows he regrets letting her go, she doesn’t know if she can trust him. When he discovered the truth behind her sheltered upbringing, it shattered their relationship, but the secret she carries now has far greater consequences. Can she risk giving Grant one more chance, or will the gamble ultimately destroy her?
I wished Mase understood. I hated seeing the fear flash in his eyes every time he glanced down at my stomach. He was terrified because he loved me. I didn’t want to scare him, but he had to trust me. I could do this. From sheer willpower alone, I could have this baby and live. As if Mase could hear my thoughts, he jumped down off the horse and leveled his gaze on me. Always the concern. I watched as he led the horse back into the barn. We had been out here all morning, and now it was lunchtime.
Mase’s stepfather had given him some land at the back of their property, and Mase had built a small log cabin on it.
Luckily for me, his thirteen-hundred-square-foot home had two bedrooms. No one knew about this place, since it was tucked out of sight, so when the media showed up at Mase’s mother’s front door, she just told them neither of us was there, and if they didn’t get off the property, she would call the police. Now that the media knew me as Kiro’s daughter, it was harder to hide.
Since then, it had been silent. We didn’t go into town, and I had been able to hide out in Mase’s log cabin. Other than the visit to the ob-gyn, which Mase’s mother took me to, I had been staying in seclusion. Dad had called a few times. I hadn’t told him about the pregnancy, but I had just found out myself last week.
Mase wanted to tell Kiro. He was sure Dad could force me to have an abortion. I knew it was pointless. I knew in my heart what I was going to do. No one was going to change that. And if my willpower to live wasn’t enough, my baby would be loved. The one person standing by me in all of this had assured me that she would raise this child and love it as if it were her own. Maryann Colt was the mother every kid deserved. When I was little and would visit Mase, his mother would make us cookies and take us on picnics. She would tuck us in at night, and after she would kiss Mase’s cheek and tell him she loved him, she would do the same to me. As if I belonged there.
And Maryann knew what it felt like to be a mother. She understood the need in me to protect this baby. She had held my hand when they confirmed that I was indeed pregnant. Her tears hadn’t been of sorrow but of joy. She had been happy for me because I was happy. That evening was the first time I had ever heard Mase fight with his mother. Maryann had stood by me while I explained that I wasn’t having an abortion. Mase had been furious. He’d ended up begging me to reconsider.
I knew that Grant would be worse. Telling myself that he had forgotten me or that he didn’t care was pointless. I knew better. He still called me every day and left a message. He wanted forgiveness and was possibly ready to take that chance of loving someone with my condition. But now the risk was so much greater. In the end, I didn’t think he would have enough strength to stick it out. I couldn’t forget the words he’d said to me the last time I’d seen him. Our chance was over.
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To read the rest of this excerpt, check these Blogs on the following days:
25 August - abbiglines.com
26 August - The Autumn Review
27 August - Natasha is a Book Junkie
28 August - abbiglines.com
29 August - Smut Book Club
30 August – The Rock Stars of Romance
31 August – abbiglines.com
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Rosemary Beach – Reading Order and Purchase Links
Fallen Too Far: My review | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA
Rush Too Far: My review | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA
Never Too Far: My review | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA
Twisted Perfection: My review | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA
Forever Too Far: My review | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA
Simple Perfection: My review | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA
Take A Chance: My review | Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA
One More Chance: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA (2 Sep 2014)
You Were Mine: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA (2 Dec 2014)
When I’m Gone: Amazon US | Amazon CA (7 Apr 2015)
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Abbi Glines is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted booklover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama. She can often be found hiding in her office pretending to write while actually watching episodes of Buffy on Netflix. If she’s not in a Vampire Slayer mood she can be found watching Friday Night Lights. But please do not tell her husband. He has no idea she isn’t always hard at work.
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