When I’m Gone


By: Abbi Glines

This is the eleventh book in the Rosemary Series and it only keeps getting better. I believe a standing ovation is in order for anybody that has a series going so strong after eleven books. Each character is as important as the last and the presence of all previous characters keeps the storyline relevant, interesting and highlights the significance all these people have on one another and in each other’s lives. And for all us Rosemary Beach feigns it keeps goodbyes to a minimum. So for this, Abbi Glines we thank you.

The eleventh book focuses on Mason Colt-Manning and Reese Ellis. Mason isn’t a Rosemary Beach regular but we know enough to love him. He is the only son of legendary rock star Kiro Manning. He loves, cherishes and protects the women in his life and like all Rosemary Beach Men he is sex on legs. Reese is new in town, starting fresh, trying to forget about the life she lead before she stepped foot in Rosemary Beach.

Mase isn’t interested in anything serious. He has his ever expanding business in Texas and Reese believes she has too much baggage and is too damaged to ever be in a positive functioning relationship. But somehow Mase’s short stint visiting his sister Harlow seems to be filled sharing small but significantly life changing moments with Reese. Revealing more secrets then she wanted to, Mase has made the biggest impression on Reese. Lucky for her, Mase feels the same way.

“Why” She asked

“Why What?”

“Why do you want to help me?”

I didn’t even pause. “Because you’re worth helping.”

Starting out as friends Mase and Reese embark on a journey that watches Reese flourish and attempt to leave the past behind her. With the help of Mase, Reese feels like she has more opportunities available to her than ever before. Slowly each of them realises they have feelings for the other but both of them are too afraid to mention it. Until

“Mase, is everything ok?”

“No. Can I come in?

“What’s wrong?”

“I don’t want you going out with Thad.”

“How did you know?”

“He told Grant. I was giving you time. You seemed skittish. I didn’t want to push you.

But if you’re going on a date with someone, it’s gonna be me, Reese.”

Their relationship is complex, Reese has a past that haunts her at every turn and Mase’s protective personality cannot help but to want to fix everything.  They are falling for each other hard and fast but so many uncertainties and insecurities impact their relationship.

Unfortunately the love bubble bursts and the damage seems irreparable. Heartbroken they continue to live in misery and pain. Will they be able to find each other again? Work through the pain? What will their happily ever after look like?

“I need her to come to me. If we have a chance at a future, I need her to come to me. Ive always taken what I wanted and conquered my trials, but nothing and no one has ever meant what she does. I can’t conquer her Momma. I love her. I never want to make her do anything. Even love me. She has to love me all on her own.”


Anxiously anticipating the sequel When You’re Back