Sunday, 22 February 2015

Review: Until the End by Abbi Glines

Title: Until the End

Author: Abbi Glines
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pages: 288
Release Date: October 28th 2014
Series: Sea Breeze #9
Where I Got It: Amazon

The backstory that fans have been clamoring for—how Rock and Trisha fell in love—is the final installment in the Sea Breeze series from New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines. And don’t miss the sizzling Epilogue, where Abbi wraps up all the Sea Breeze couples’ stories!

Trisha Corbin always knew how to hide a bruise. With her momma’s boyfriends unable to keep their hands off of her, she had no choice. And as long as it meant the guys wouldn’t go near her little brother, Krit, it was worth it. But her days of dreaming that Prince Charming would ever come rescue her are far, far in the past.

Rock Taylor always had a plan. Through football, he would rise above the life he was born into. A full ride to play for a major college team was within his reach—assuming he didn’t let anything get in his way. But scoring a date with the hottest girl in Sea Breeze was proving harder than expected. Trisha Corbin was every man’s walking fantasy, and she wouldn’t even glance his way. 

When Rock finally does get Trisha in his truck, it isn’t for a date. It’s because he picks her up on the side of the road, beaten and bruised and walking to the local hospital. Before Rock knows it, football is no longer his life. Trisha Corbin is. And he’ll do anything to save her. And keep her.

In addition to Rock and Trisha’s love story, this special novel contains the wrap-up stories of all your favorite Sea Breeze couples: Sadie and Jax, Marcus and Low, Cage and Eva, Preston and Amanda, Jess and Jason, Krit and Blythe, and Dewayne and Sienna.

Abbi Glines is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. She has a new YA series coming out in the fall of 2015 titled The Field Party Series . She never cooks unless baking during the Christmas holiday counts. She believes in ghosts and has a habit of asking people if their house is haunted before she goes in it. She drinks afternoon tea because she wants to be British but alas she was born in Alabama. When asked how many books she has written she has to stop and count on her fingers. When she’s not locked away writing, she is reading, shopping (major shoe and purse addiction), sneaking off to the movies alone, and listening to the drama in her teenagers lives while making mental notes on the good stuff to use later. Don’t judge.



It's over??? No! I can't believe this series has met its end! It just makes me so sad; all before there was a book for Green!

Until the End was amazing. This review will be lengthly because I will have to break it up into sections. For those of you that don't know or aren't aware, Until the End was a story of Trisha and Rock, the couple everyone has been waiting for; after that came short stories of all of the couples from the Sea Breeze series.

Rock & Trisha
I loved Rock. He was so sweet and I thought it was really fun to be able to read their story from nowadays when they are married and have children, to when they were in high school and Trisha was much more guarded and stubborn. In high school, Rock was a football player (aren't they all?) and Trisha was shy and guarded. Trisha was abused by her mother's boyfriends and her brother Krit (loved seeing him in high school) was so caring but couldn't take care of her. When Rock tried to help out, she tried to push him away, as did Krit, but soon Krit accepted him (before Trisha did). Can I just say that that is what helped make the story. Thank you Abbi Glines! I always get annoyed sometimes when authors make the little brother hate the guy until one day the girl convinces him of otherwise.
I loved Rock and Trisha together. It was so sweet seeing how Rock cared for Trisha and her wounds. I thought he was so sweet. Literally, he bought them an apartment! I could already feel myself becoming a puddle on the floor.
Their story was enjoyable and, even if you've never felt the need to read Rock and Trisha's story, it isn't one you'll want to miss, especially if you love the Sea Breeze series.

Jax & Sadie
I've never been a huge fan of Jax and Sadie, even from the beginning. I found Sadie was to naive in Breathe, but in this short story I actually didn't mind her as much. However, I felt that this short story was grasping at nonexistent straws. I mean, seriously, she kissed a band member? And somehow this photo got to Jax months later? No. It just wasn't believable.
I did enjoy getting to re-open the world of Sea Breeze and see all the characters again as well.

Marcus & Low
Awwww.... so cute! I actually did like Marcus and Low before in their novel. This was so cute when Low's cousin stays with Marcus and Willow, and seeing Marcus's mom again... and what happened with Marcus's parents... gah! So good. Their short story was sweet and interesting because it had a lot of do with Marcus's parents and it really showed how the characters grew up.

Preston & Amanda
I was actually disappointed with their short story because it was so short. I felt that, it too like Jax and Sadie's story, was grasping at straws. It almost felt like Abbi Glines ran out of ideas for Preston and Amanda which was sad for me because I loved them so much. Their story was still good though, as you got to see some of their wedding.

Jason & Jess
Jason and Jess had what I believe was the longest story of the bunch, which I was ok with because, even though I was a little disappointed with the novel Misbehaving itself, I actually really enjoyed their (not so) short story. Their story felt the most real of the bunch and I was happy with that. Jess dealt with real insecurities that women really feel. Jason was nice and sweet as always with his few really amazing moments that he saved just for Jess.

Krit & Blythe
Krit! I love Krit so much and it was so exciting to see his name flash on my kindle when I turned the electronic page. I loved this story as well, especially since Blythe is a self-employed author. I loved that little extra bit because it was something I thought was a good idea on Abbi's part. Abbi Glines started off self-employed author as well. Anyway, Krit and Blythe have always been my favourite couple, and I loved that you also got to see Green! Green has been one of my favourite guys that I've wanted to have a story for so long and he sort of got that. He had a girl, Trinity, who was Matty's cousin. That was a little fun extra piece to the story.

Dewayne & Sienna
I loved the fact that Sienna was pregnant. It was so cute to see Dewayne get even more possessive (who knew) and Sienna's son, Micha, get sort of excited himself. I still think their story has been a little strange from the beginning because of who Sienna was with in the beginning, but nonetheless, I still loved Dewayne and Sienna's short story. It was one of my favourite's because of it's simplicity.

Cage & Eva
After reading so many reviews about this amazing ending of the Sea Breeze series, I was so excited yet angry to be at the end. First, I loved Cage and Eva's story. But, my mind is still thinking about that amazing ending. For those of you who haven't read it, just leave right now and finish the series because there is still hope for me to not have a break down!

All in all: I. Loved. It.


  1. I know!!! Preston and Amanda are the best couple and their story was way too short!

    1. Yeah but I also liked the other character too :)