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When You're Back

(Rosemary Beach #11)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  15,452 ratings  ·  1,008 reviews
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the next new adult novel in her beloved Rosemary Beach series, which continues the story of Mase and Reese from When I’m Gone.

The future is bright for Reese Ellis. She has Mase Colt-Manning, the man of her dreams, and a family she didn’t know existed until her long-lost father arrived on her doorstep in Rosemary B
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Published June 30th 2015 by Atria Books
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Nov 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars!

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I have seen mixed reviews on When You’re Back, but it’s book 12 in the Rosemary Beach series and I’ve read the other 11 so I figured why stop now? I’m no quitter and I wanted to see for myself if the book was enjoyable or a dud. For me, it was a good one. I’m not sure if I liked it quite as much as the first, but it was still a fun read with several twists (one I really liked).

When You’re Back takes place in Mase’s ranch in Texas, not Rosemary Beach. Mase has to get back to his work an
Jennifer Kyle
May 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars

”Reese is everything I never knew I needed but I can’t live without.”


This installment wasn’t bad however it wasn’t unforgettable like some books by this author either. Still, it was actually a pretty entertaining read. I loved getting caught up in Reese and Mase and liked these two much more in this book than the prior. I also found a few characters pretty interesting while some were so not needed. For instance, I’m not sure for the need of Mase’s obsessed bitchy cousin, Aida at all.
4 Sweet Stars.

This second installment starts almost after the end of the first with Reese getting back to the ranch after spending some time with her father and finally beginning her life with Mason. Everything seems perfect until Mason’s cousin (that it’s not really his cousin) comes to spend some time on the ranch and it’s pretty clear that her feelings for Mason are far from fraternal.


I don’t know if it’s just me, but in my eyes Abbi Glines always write the same books over and over again.
Natasha is a Book Junkie
Mind-blowing. Twists an turns at every corner. Review to be posted closer to release date...
Rachel Reads Ravenously
3.5 stars

Abbi Glines is a huge guilty pleasure read for me. I'll read anything she writes but it's because she gives me my angst fix. It's like she's my angst dealer and some of it's good quality and others not as good.

While I enjoyed reading this one, it felt like a stepping stone to build upon other books. Captain stole a lot of the show, but I felt the purpose of that was to set up his book. I also got sick of the storyline with Mase's cousin who now can be ranked as the most annoying char
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What can I say but I am a big Abbi Glines fanatic!! And in her newest installment to the Rosemary Beach Series, I couldn't wait to get my hands on When You're Back and be reunited with the sexy and sweet cowboy, Mase Colt Manning.


As always, you can always count Ms. Glines in delivering those hot sexy sweet Southern Boys to sweep you off your feet. And this time, she has her fans swooning once again for the sexy protective cowboy, Mase. Whe
Jun 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When You’re Back is the conclusion of Mase and Reese’s story, and honestly it just makes me so sad that we are nearing the end of the Rosemary Beach Series.

The story begins with Reese in Chicago visiting her father and Mase back in Texas working on his family’s ranch. I was so intrigued to see where this story would go since I didn’t expect a sequel for Mase and Reese. After reading it I can definitely see why it was needed. In the sequel, Reese finds her place in Texas and gains so much confid
monica ♪
Apr 10, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: NO ONE
1 Star
At first I rated this book 2.5 stars. But sorry not sorry, I changed my mind. Now I think about it, I don't think this book deserves that high rating.

Review contains minor spoiler

I used to love Abbi Glines books so much but I don’t think I like her writing style anymore now.
This is the lowest rating I ever gave to Abbi’s book.

The reasons why I don’t like this book or Abbi Glines’ writing style:

1. After reading 12 books in this series I finally realized that each book in this series prac
Dec 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You all know I love Mase and Reese's story but I was a little let down by the previous book about them, When I'm Gone. Well with this one Abbi Glines redeemed herself and gave us finally a great story :D


The story continues almost where the previous one left us. We find out that Reese got to meet her father and extended family and spend a few weeks with them. Now she is of to surprise Mase at his farm but she finds him hanging out with another woman...


True she is his cousin but they are not blood
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
This is the second and last book of Mase and Reese's story and it pretty much picks up where the first one left off. Reese spent some time with someone who showed up unexpectedly and then she's back at Mase's house trying to settle in.

When she shows up unexpectedly, she gets an earful from a newcomer and someone that is close to Mase. Wanting to think the best, Reese tries to treat Mase's cousin, Aida, with respect. Too bad Aida doesn't earn it and that leads to a whole bunch of uncomfortable s
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Okay here's the thing. I LOVE this series to death even though it's not a literary masterpiece or anything. I love these books because I love all of the characters so much and the same goes for this book, except this book lacked other things for me. Usually throughout these books, there is a main plot-line going on regarding the two main characters of the story, and I felt like the actual plot of this book didn't happen until 70% of the way through the book. The rest was just sex. So that was di ...more
The hero of the hour goes 2 MASE COLT MANNING ;)

Mase is just the best guy ever after helpin Reese through a lot an still helpin her in ways 2 make her the confident woman she could b they r so close 2 each other an they r now livin 2gether an Reese is luvin it they r livin on the ranch an after visiting her dad Reese wants 2 surprise Mase but when she gets there she finds that Mase isn't alone but she isn't goin 2 jump 2 conclusions after what happened last time so when Mase finally c her he
Tough Critic Book Reviews
★★★ 3.5 stars ★★★

Dear Abbi,

There are heroes and then there are heroes. Mase-Colt Manning is the hero. Just his name elicits feelings of strength and protection. Not to mention, it’s damn sexy, and that’s just his name. He owns it, and lives up to every single syllable. This is why I fell so hard for him in When I’m Gone. You created that. You did that.

When You’re Back gives us more of that. So, thank you.

As much as I do love Mase, I went into this book not really certain I wanted another one.
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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2.5 stars!***

Well. This one let me down. To me this was a worst Abbi Glines book I've read. It was like she just wanted to write another book about Reese and Mase so she put a cliffhanger in the previous book and then wrote this one.

Reese turned from shy, innocent, broken, sexually abused girl into a vixen who suddennly has no intimacy fears and loves sex. It was like the switch in her mind has just tuned up. When it's down she's scared, fearful and unsure of herself and man's inntentions and t
Dec 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"I wasn't sure which was worse, loving and losing or not ever knowing that kind of love at all."

Drama! This is actually what the majority of the book is about.

I L-O-V-E Abbi Glines so much. I’ve actually read all of her books and I especially love the Sea Breeze and the Rosemary Beach series.
When you’re back is the twelfth book in the Rosemary beach series and the sequel to When I’m gone, the continuity to Mase and Reese’s story.

This book picks up where the previous left off. Reese has found h
Was there really a point to this book besides setting up a storyline for Captain's book? This is one of my least favorite Abbi books thus far. The relationship became too needy and clingy and there was unnecessary drama with Aida, who may be even worse than Nan in my opinion. The best thing about this book was the scenes which included Major. Just no to this book. That's two Abbi books in a row I've been disappointed with and I really want to finish off Rosemary and Sea Breeze. But one more stor ...more
Brianna ☯
3.70 stars

This review copy was provided to me directly through the publisher for NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

So for this review I'm going to use spoilers. I hope that is okay, so if you are a person reading this review and haven't read the book DO NOT READ THIS REVIEW.


Okay, I'm conflicted. On one hand I really loved reading about Mase and Reese again, but the other part of me feels this book wasn't necessary. Reese and Mase ended perfectl
Feb 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: NA/Romance fans
I received an ARC copy of this book from the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

Can perfection be explained in words? Probably not, but I'll try my best to explain!

I don't know if I'm going to be able to explain how much I enjoyed this book. It was well thought out, definitely one of my all-time favourites from Abbi. To start off, I love cowboys. I've always had an undeniable thing for cowboys, no doubt, and when Abbi Glines's new book series had a cowboy, I just had to read it.

Mase Co
Beatrice ~ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic

I feel there wasn't much things happened. It's like I keep waiting for some conflict to happen but nah. I still love the characters. Mase and Reese are such a great couple but I'm a bit underwhelmed of how it turns out though it's a HEA. Also there are some points in this book that doesn't have any closure.

Still, Mase is a sexy cowboy to drool on. bwahaha!
Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: June 30, 2015
Genre: New Adult Romance

I liked this one, truly. But WTF is up with that ending?!?! I feel like Abbi Glines forgot to add the rest of it in there. It just abruptly stops. How frustrating! Especially considering how much these books cost when I first purchased them. If it hadn't been for the first book in these characters relationship and the way things happened between Mase and Reese then I would have given this a one star. I just can't stand when a book feels unfi
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The first book in Mase and Reese's story didn't end how I'd expected it to in terms of the big cliffy's we are so used to getting with the Rosemary beach crew. In fact I'd go so far as to say I thought their story was complete since it appeared they'd got their HEA but how wrong was I. Very early on in "When you're back," I saw small cracks begin to
Chris- Bookaddict
Dec 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars

This is a continual of Mase and Reese’s story and should be read after When I’m Gone.

I have loved following this series and reading about these characters from the start. I was excited to get a hold of this one, but I wondered where it was going to go when everything seemed to wrap up so well for Mase and Reese in When You’re Gone aside from the surprise visitor at the end.

As we progress in When You’re Back Reese is back from her trip loves her new family and is ready to start her rela
I'm just going to sit here and pretend that Abbi didn't write this because it was a huge hot mess. I honestly didn't think it'd be so terrible but Abbi Glines really did not need to write this book. When I'm Gone ended nicely enough to be a standalone.

I had so many problems with this entire novel. First off, Reese is a woman who was sexually abused as a child and hates intimacy. She's has sex one (in When I'm Gone) and then all of a sudden she has no fears and loves sex. Abbi Glines is normally
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I loved it - can't wait to read Captain's story now.
I was a bit confused as to why the character of Aida had to be in here... we had the same thing in the first book with Cordelia...why a new one?? But I loved the story....and all the scenes with Kiro made me cry again :((( poor guy.


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Pam Nelson
5 Awe Stars

Mase Colt-Manning & Reese Ellis

I am a huge dang suck! Yes I said it. How is it I teared up over half this book!
I mean it’s been known to happen sure but I have already read this book before!! Sigh say la vee.

I loved getting to see Reese become someone kick-butt and awesome, who doesn’t let her past define her future. Also, Maryann is ACE’S in my book she is just the right kind of Momma Reese needs to be around...

Cousins & Cap…River... If I didn’t know what happens in the nex
Tanya (Girl Plus Books)
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Mase and Reese's story, which started in When I'm Gone, continues here and it's one filled with jealousy, secrets, and terrors from the past.

Both Mase and Reese envision a future together but outside forces seem intent on planting seeds of doubt and mistrust. After a brief separation to visit family, Reese joins Mase at the ranch and it's there she meets Aida. Aida and Mase were raised as cousins, although there is no blood relation, and it quickly becomes apparent to Reese that Aida has set
Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
3.5 stars!

Abbi Glines’ books are a guilty pleasure for me. I love the Southern charm, the sexy boys, and the beautiful, sweet girls. When You’re Back is the second book in Reese and Mase’s story and other characters from my other favorite books all make appearances here.

I loved River “Captain” Kipling! This guy is SEXY and broody. He is a bit mysterious and I am really looking forward to reading more about him!

“I can change your world, too, sweetheart. But I’ll wait my turn.”

We also have Mase’
Maree Repa
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I so loved this amazing book. I have loved the entire series to. So moving, beautiful and so ever romantic. Reese is a amazing strong heart girl. She has dealt with so many terrors in her life, with family, life and even love. But from the day that Mase met her he has always been for her.

This book continues with their life and love in Texas. Showing all their ups and downs. Such a wonderful story for them both. I loved it so much!!
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