You Were Mine: A Rosemary Beach Novel

You Were Mine: A Rosemary Beach Novel

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by Abbi Glines
     
 

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Gossip is the ultimate currency in Rosemary Beach, but Bethy and Tripp have managed to keep one big secret to themselves.

Eight years ago, Tripp Newark was dating a rich girl he didn’t like and was on his way to Yale—and a future he didn’t want. The only way he could escape his predictable life would be to give up the money and power that came

Overview

Gossip is the ultimate currency in Rosemary Beach, but Bethy and Tripp have managed to keep one big secret to themselves.

Eight years ago, Tripp Newark was dating a rich girl he didn’t like and was on his way to Yale—and a future he didn’t want. The only way he could escape his predictable life would be to give up the money and power that came with his family’s name. And that’s exactly what he planned to do. At the end of the summer, he was going to ride off on his Harley and never look back.

That was before he met Beth Lowry.

It was only supposed to be a summer fling. She was a sixteen-year-old trailer-park girl who served drinks to his friends at Kerrington Country Club. They didn’t run in the same social circles. No one even knew they were friends, let alone lovers. Yet, for one summer, Bethy became his entire world.

But he couldn’t give up on his plan. He needed to leave Rosemary Beach, but he vowed he would come back for her.

Problem was, by the time he came back—years later than promised—it was too late. His cousin, Jace, had already claimed the woman he loved…

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
07/01/2014
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Glines returns with another Rosemary Beach novel, featuring posh Tripp Newark and his secret past with not-so-posh Bethy Lowry, who works at the Kerrington Country Club. The setup: he's traveling the world instead of buying into his parents' country-club dreams, and she's remorseful after her boyfriend drowns while trying to save her when she'd dunked herself after yet another bender. Big tour, big advertising, big book club push.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476776071
Publisher:
Atria Books
Publication date:
12/02/2014
Series:
Rosemary Beach Series , #9
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
181,629
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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You Were Mine

  • Prologue

    Tripp

    Everyone has that defining moment in life. That one choice you have to make. I had my moment, and it has haunted me ever since. In those defining moments, you either pave a road to happiness or you regret every step from then on. For me, I don’t know which road would have been the best, because between my two choices, neither of them included her.

    I was young and so fucking scared. Scared of being forced by my parents to be someone I didn’t want to be. Scared of making the wrong choice. Scared of leaving her. But mostly, I was scared of losing her.

    She was my regret. Leaving her changed me. The moment I climbed onto my bike and drove out of Rosemary Beach, Florida, I left true joy behind. I’d only had that summer with her, three months that altered me forever. But what I would never be able to forgive myself for was that they had changed her just as much. She was beyond broken now. I couldn’t reach her.

    Seeing her in pain broke my soul. Losing my cousin Jace had caused deep pain in both of us, something I never wanted to relive. He would forever be in my heart. I’d never forget his laugh and the easy way he loved and lived his life. He didn’t live in the world of fear I inhabited. He chose his path, and he walked it. He was the better man. And I had been able to stand back and let him have her. She deserved the better man.

    Now he was gone, and both of our worlds were thrown off-balance. Because I couldn’t stand back anymore. No one was protecting her. No one was holding her, but she wouldn’t fucking let me near her. She wasn’t going to let me fix the past. I’d severed any hope of that when I’d driven away and left her with no other choice but to be with Jace.

    If only I could embrace the emptiness and accept it. But I couldn’t. Not when I saw her lost, beautiful face. She needed me as much as I needed her. Our story wasn’t over. It would never be over. If I had to stay here and watch over her, even though she wouldn’t let me get near her, I would. For the rest of my motherfucking life. I’d stay right here. Making sure my Bethy was OK.

  • Meet the Author

    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. She maintains a Twitter addiction at @AbbiGlines and can also be found at Facebook.com/AbbiGlinesAuthor and AbbiGlines.com.

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    You Were Mine: A Rosemary Beach Novel 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 73 reviews.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    First off, I Love Abbi Glines! Everything I have read from her has been wonderful. I was excited for this book because both Bethy and Tripp intrigued me and the bits and pieces from the other books made me want to read their story. This book was one of the best books I've read in a while. It touched me in so many ways and created a lot of tears, but it was absolutely beautiful. I have nothing negative to say except I wish it was longer and that Tripp and Bethy would get another book.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I do have to say.... Very good book!!! Never want to read a book twice but I think I may go back and re-read just to better understand the dynamic between them. Very real and heartfelt!!!
    jackieg04 More than 1 year ago
    Abbi Glines is sensational! I love Tripp he has a place in my heart:)
    Anonymous 7 months ago
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I loved this book!! Another beautiful love story in the amazing Rosemary Beach series!!!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    JoannaDursi More than 1 year ago
    (4.5 stars) I cannot get enough of this series & knew going in this had the potential to be an emotional story. It was but not overly so. Going in we have a hint that Bethy & Tripp have a history. I liked that only some chapters were flashbacks & that we can get the gist of what happened. I was also tremendously grateful that Jace's memory was not tarnished during the telling of this story. The last few books I've read with a characters death, their relationships are put down or made to be less than believed. I was a bit let down by the ending. Probably because I just wanted more of them. It felt a bit more rushed but because of their history, it wasn't unbelievable. This was a beautiful story & if any two characters deserve another book it's these two
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
    I look forward to my visits to Rosemary Beach because I know that I am always in for a real reading treat, and as always this one did not disappoint! Ms. Glines has done it again!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Lost love and trying to find your way back to that love! Such an awesome read!!!! Cant wait for more!!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Most emotional of the series. Loved it, wanted more of their story
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Abbie Glines does awesome work. I love the Rosemary Beach Series. So, sad that just about everyone has find love, because that means no more!!!!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I really enjoy this series!
    Sammyjk More than 1 year ago
    5 Stars From Sammy's Book Obsession MY THOUGHTS~  I got this book from a giveaway that I won.  Have you ever read a series that made you feel like you were coming home every time you picked up the next book? That's the Rosemary Beach Series for me! Very few authors have the ability to make me feel that, but Abbi Glines is definitely one of the few! I'm totally in love with the characters in all the Rosemary Beach and Too Far books! Tripp though? OMG he's amazing!! Bethy worked her way into my heart throughout the series too. Love that girl -hang ups and all! Author Abbi Glines has an amazing talent for making characters relatable to anyone in one way or another. They're all so well developed and seriously feel like people we know and love, or even maybe love to hate.... Read this series people!! Just 1-Click them all right now! It's unbelievably AWESOME! It's heart warming, heart breaking, sexy, emotional, fun, and just GREAT!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Another good addition to the series really enjoyed Tripp and Bethy's story
    MaryJoMI More than 1 year ago
    Finally, the mystery behind Bethy and Tripp's relationship is revealed. We've had hints of this romance throughout the series so I was excited to finally have their story told. Their story starts 8 years ago and one summer where love happened for both of them but then Tripp leaves and Bethy goes into a tailspin. She ended up pregnant and not able to find Tripp she ends up getting rid of the baby which does a lot of damage to her psyche. Then Bethy meets Jace, Tripp's cousin, and he brings her out of the darkness until he drowns saving her. Now Bethy is back in the darkness as guilt consumes her for Jace's death. Tripp becomes Bethy's shadow, he wants to make sure she is ok but she won't talk to him until one night she finally confronts him about following her to/from work which starts the road to healing. At Woods and Della's wedding we get to revisit with all the characters from the entire series which Tripp and Bethy find that the sparks are still there. Will Bethy be able to move past her guilt and acknowledge her feelings for Tripp? Does Tripp have the courage to fight for Bethy? Heart wrenching, passionate, surprising
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    I love this series. This book is probably my second favorite out of all of them with Fallen Too Far being the first. I was never that big of a fan of Bethy's character at first, but after learning more about her past and why she acts the way she does sometimes I grew to love her. And I love her history with Trip. This story was great but too short, I wish I could have another book for them!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Wonderful story for Bethy and Tripp!
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    This book held my interest. I thought it was good
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Let me just say that I have loved every book in this series. This one was every bit as amazing as the ones that came before it. The characters do not disappoint and the story reads beautifully. Tripp is extremely hot and Bethy's story finally has its chance to shine. Her actions and reactions in prior stories make sense upon some reveals of her past. All in all this is a truly great book. Im not sure how Abbi Glines does it...upon starting one of her books, especially this series, you ponder how it could possibly be as good as the ones that came prior to it... Everytime she delivers a stellar read. I really love this series because each book builds on the next, but can stand alone as well. However, by reading them in order you get such a profound feel for each character. Love Rosemarry Beach and all who reside within it! Love this book!
    Crystaltat More than 1 year ago
    I loved Bethey & Tripp's story.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    Wow! Such a great story! Loved it.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago