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Abbi Glines Rereads // Breathe, Until Friday Night, & Kiro’s Emily

Hello Friends! I haven’t done a book rereview in quite some time on the blog. I read a few Abbi Glines’ books and thought to put them all in one post. While I haven’t been a fan of Glines’ newest books, her old books will always hold a weight of nostalgia for me. Post Divder Spring

23159745 Kiro’s Emily
Series: Rosemary Beach
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The year is 1992, and no one on the rock music scene is hotter than Kiro Manning, the lead singer of Slacker Demon. With a multi-platinum record, total ownership of the Billboard charts, sold-out concerts, and sinful amounts of money, Kiro can have anything—and anyone—he wants.

 

So when a dark-haired, conservative beauty rebuffs him at a concert after-party, his first thought is, “Who the hell does she think she is?” His second thought: “How do I make her mine?” Kiro has always loved a good challenge, but not every girl wants to get involved with a rock god. Especially this girl.

He let her go that night, but he never forgot her. And when they met again, he vowed not to give up again so easily.

As the world worshipped Kiro, he came to worship the girl, who became everything he never knew he needed. The only girl he would ever love. His Emily.

Feelings Change

This is the book that got me hooked on Abbi Glines! I read this back in 2015 and I devoured it. It’s the book that got me swept away in Rosemary Beach. I was scared to reread it because of how much time had passed. Well, I still enjoyed it! Is it perfect? Not at all. However, I was easily swept back into the relationship between Kiro and Emily as soon as I started reading. I feel like I’m going to be starting the Rosemary Beach series over again pretty soon!

4 Star RatingPost Divder Spring

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Series: Until Friday Night
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To everyone who knows him, West Ashby has always been that guy: the cocky, popular, way-too-handsome-for-his-own-good football god who led Lawton High to the state championships. But while West may be Big Man on Campus on the outside, on the inside he’s battling the grief that comes with watching his father slowly die of cancer.

 

Two years ago, Maggie Carleton’s life fell apart when her father murdered her mother. And after she told the police what happened, she stopped speaking and hasn’t spoken since. Even the move to Lawton, Alabama, couldn’t draw Maggie back out. So she stayed quiet, keeping her sorrow and her fractured heart hidden away.

As West’s pain becomes too much to handle, he knows he needs to talk to someone about his father—so in the dark shadows of a post-game party, he opens up to the one girl who he knows won’t tell anyone else.

West expected that talking about his dad would bring some relief, or at least a flood of emotions he couldn’t control. But he never expected the quiet new girl to reply, to reveal a pain even deeper than his own—or for them to form a connection so strong that he couldn’t ever let her go… 

Feelings Change

I read this back in 2016 and ended up giving it 5 stars. While my rating has changed, I still have to admit that I couldn’t put the book down. There was something page turning about reading about West and Maggie’s relationship. This was still one of the more serious books from Glines that I’ve read. I could have lived without all of the slut shaming and a few of the things West did, but I still enjoyed it after all.

4 Star RatingPost Divder Spring18906497 Breathe
Series: Sea Breeze
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Sadie White’s summer job is at the beach, but she won’t be working as a lifeguard. Since her mom is pregnant and refuses to work, Sadie will be taking over as a domestic servant for a wealthy family on a nearby island.

 

When the family arrives at their summer getaway, Sadie is surprised to learn that the owner of the house is Jax Stone, one of the hottest teen rockers in the world. If Sadie were normal—if she hadn’t spent her life raising her mother and taking care of the house—maybe she’d be excited about working for a rock star. But she’s not.

Even though Sadie isn’t impressed by Jax’s fame, he is drawn to her. Everything about Sadie fascinates Jax, but he fights his attraction: Relationships never work in his world, and as badly as he wants Sadie, he believes she deserves more. Yet as the summer stretches on, Jax’s passion leaves him breathless—and Sadie feels like the only source of oxygen.

Can their love overcome the disparity in their lifestyles? One breath at a time, they’re going to find out…

Feelings Change

6 years ago I gave this five stars. Oh how my tastes have changed! Glines as an author is like nostalgia to me. Reading her older books always gives me a warm feeling and I’m glad to say that at least that didn’t change.

Breathe didn’t hold up plot-wise to me. Typical Cinderella type story with characters that were okay, but not memorable. Sadie was doing everything she could to make ends meet because her mother was not winning any awards for that one. She was easy to like and root for. Jax was back and forth a lot so it made it hard to say I liked him the entire time.

Jax was so back and forth and he did make some very stupid decisions regarding his and Sadie’s relationship. He was so sure about sharing his feelings about her, but wouldn’t tell her simple things that would make a girl jump to conclusions.

The moments between them were sweet and I can understand the attraction between them.

All in all, it was a good reread for nostalgia but it didn’t hold up to my initial 5 star rating I gave it a few years ago. I’m still debating on if I’m going to reread and finish books of the series that I never got to. I want to say yes I am since this series surrounds the summer and summer only has a few more weeks left. 3 Star Rating


So here are some recent rereviews! Have you read these?
Do you also feel different when you reread a book? let me know! 

6 thoughts on “Abbi Glines Rereads // Breathe, Until Friday Night, & Kiro’s Emily

  1. UM… WE BOTH WERE HOOKED ON THAT SERIES BY KIRO’S EMILY!!! That’s the first book I ever read by Glines! I didn’t read the whole series, but I read most of it. I’m glad Until Friday Night held up for the first part. I really enjoyed that one, too. I’m sad that Breathe didn’t hold up. I liked most of those books. I think I listened to almost all of them.

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  2. I do re-read books written by my favourite authors, however, as the years (uhem decades) go by and I change there’s always the danger that books I hold so dear in my memories fail to grab me as they did when I first read them. I hope more re-reads hold up for you than disappoint, Kayla. x

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