Rosemary Beach is a series that I have loved from the minute I began reading it, which was late into the series itself, each new addition has been pre-ordered and devoured the minute it arrives on my kindle, however with You Were Mine I hesitant. While I like Bethy as a secondary character I wasn't sure how much I would love her as a primary character, as someone who would share their story, and with Tripp basically being an unknown in this equation the book didn't exactly jump out at me saying 'read me now'. A recent break in my review pile allowed me to tackle You Were Mine, and finally get to learn more about Bethy and Tripp.
"But you love her."This is love, this is loving someone since you were 18 years old and not acting on it, this is 6 years of unrequited love out in the open. This is what made my heart melt for Tripp and really see him as a person, as someone who I could fall in love with and need to know how it all ends for him.
"More than my next breath," I replied.
[Woods to Tripp]
Tripp and Betty's relationship is complicated from the beginning. He is too old for her (legally) so while he can't act on his feelings he is there as a friend. Bethy also has feelings for him, but doesn't initially act on them. But the constant companionship of the other person brings their feelings to the surface, and what started out as a simple friendship quickly turns into something more, and to keep Bethy safe Tripp leaves, with no reason or explanation.
You Were Mine is another amazing installment in the Rosemary Beach series, and while I began reading wary about what I would think, I finished with thoughts running through my head over how much I loved You Were Mine, and how much my perception of Beth and Tripp had changed over the course of the book. I really do wish I had read this book the minute it was published, however my procrastinating means I don't have as long a wait for the next book.
Another great addition to this series from Abbi, and I can't wait to jump straight into the next book.