Up in Flames by Abbi Glines: Review

Posted June 20, 2016 in review Tags: ,

Up in Flames by Abbi Glines: ReviewUp in Flames by Abbi Glines
Pages: 256

Series: Rosemary Beach #13
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also in this series: Fallen Too Far, Never Too Far, Forever Too Far, Take a Chance, One More Chance
Also by this author: Fallen Too Far, Never Too Far, Forever Too Far, Take a Chance, One More Chance, As She Fades


The villain of Rosemary Beach finally gets her own happy ending in the long-awaited final novel of the #1 New York Times bestselling new adult romance series by Abbi Glines.
The blockbuster #1 New York Times bestselling Rosemary Beach series ends with a bang when the troubled character readers love to hate gets her very own happily ever after in this eagerly anticipated and overwhelmingly requested story. Known for causing problems for everyone in Rosemary Beach, Nan has been growing up lately, and she’s finally taking center stage—and finding love with the man she least expected.

Up In Flames
Abbi Glines

what i think

Its Nan’s turn now bitches!!! Now, if you have been following my reviews on the rest of the series, you know that I don’t HATE Nan. She is spoiled, selfish, and cruel, but I don’t hate her. I think the men in her life allow her behavior. Its like I say about my students-if they are allowed to do something, they will, no matter what that something is. So, if you are never told no, why would you stop yourself from being spoiled and self centered? I am not saying her behavior is okay; I am saying I understand WHY she is the way she is.

Up In Flames gives us Nan’s story. Nan is still Nan-but now you get some info from her POV. For the people who are big Nan haters, I don’t think this book will make you LOVE her. I don’t know that I would even go so far as to say I love her. She just isn’t lovable when you have read all the other books. But, I think many people will at least not hate her. And there is a bit of a love triangle, so I don’t want to say much more because you NEED to read it. You get the crazy, over the top drama you expect from Glines and there are some crazy twists and turns! There is even a funeral…I won’t tell you whose funeral though! Even if you hate Nan, you should read the book. Get a glimpse in her head if for no other reason than to see if she is as terrible as you think she is!

Anger, self-loathing, and feelings of inadequacy can make a person hateful. Bitter. A monster.

This is the quintessential Nan description. And I have always understood this about her.

It was me and my messed-up need to be wanted that had created this heartbreak I now had to overcome.

Nan understands why she is the way she is. She doesn’t try to make excuses for it. She knows that she is desperate for people, anyone really, but men especially, to love her.

Villains were created, not born.

This quote is EXACTLY what I have been saying about Nan for 13 books. Its like sexism. Children aren’t born sexist-they are taught to be sexist.


  • POV: 1st (several people)
  • Tears: No
  • Trope: love triangle
  • Triggers: none
  • Series/Standalone: Series
  • Cliffhanger: No
  • HEA: View Spoiler »

if you liked

Taking Chances by Molly McAdams (but I HATED this book), Thoughtless by SC Stephens, Tear by Rachel Van Dyken…then you will probably like Up in Flames!

where to get it

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Abbi Glines is the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Field Party, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted book lover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama.

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About Abbi Glines

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

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5 responses to “Up in Flames by Abbi Glines: Review

  1. It’s very interesting how this book is basically the mean girl’s story. I wish Abbi Glines’ books would work for me though! 🙁
    Also this has a bit of a triangle, so I don’t think it will work for me. I’m glad you had fun with it though! 🙂
    Great review!

    • This book has all kinds of things I normally hate but for some reason I cannot stop reading these books! They are like crack! I’m hooked. Maybe its all the Teen Mom I have been watching…

    • I was never a Nan hater. I mean, she is a horrible person, but I kind of understood why. And more often than not, I blamed the people around her for allowing that type of behavior, ya know? So, I went into this book hoping to see growth and maturity from Nan and enjoyed it a great deal!

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