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Best I've Ever Had

(Sea Breeze Meets Rosemary Beach #3)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  2,047 ratings  ·  228 reviews
Summer had returned. The nightlife lit up the coastal town of Sea Breeze, Alabama with scantily clad sun-kissed bodies, live music, the smell of fresh cooked seafood.
Taking it all in, he wondered if coming back had been the best thing. He wasn’t the same man who had driven out of town a year ago on the motorcycle he’d bought after his best friend’s wedding. From the messy
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Published April 14th 2019 by Abbi Glines Publishing
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Jennifer Kyle
3.5 Stars

This wasn't bad yet it wasn't great either. The story fell somewhere slightly in the good area. I liked a few quotes and the characters. The book did end quickly, areas left unexplored, and I felt like scenes and opportunity for scenes were missed, still it was a decent read.

Barbra Mae
Apr 17, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: meh, wtf, cringe
Goddammit. I don't know why Abbi Glines keeps on writing more of this horrible Sea Breeze/Rosemary Beach crossovers and I don't know why I keep on reading them lol
Beatrice Masaluñga
#Smutathon - Finish a book in a day

They say third time is a charm and I'm desperate for this series will improve. The two previous books were unsatisfactory and since this is Eli Hardy's story. My expectation is above average.

Eli has been in love with his childhood best friend, Bliss York and she's the reason he ran out of town with a broken heart. He isn't the nice guy we used to know and upon his return, he has a bad boy image. Tattooed, rebellious and brooding. I feel bad for him because he
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It’s the same plots over and over again. Female and male instantaneously fall in love and the development on how they fall in love is so fast it doesn’t give you time to process. There’s always a twist but it’s the same thing on every other book. Honestly I get less and less excited to read her books. I fell in love with rosemary and sea breeze series so this is killing that I didn’t this book and the last couple books she’s written. ...more
Stephanie Marsh
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
Got an email that it was available but cant find it anywhere. What the heck, Abbi?
Heather❀Book and a Blanket❀
3.5 Stars

A sexy and emotional new adult book with great summer vibes that I enjoyed.

I am a huge fan of the Rosemary Beach series and I enjoyed diving back into this world. I never read the Sea Breeze series so at first all the new to me characters overwhelmed me. However, I figured out who the importatnt characters were easily enough.

I love my tortured heroes! Eli left Sea Breeze a year ago and returns a very different person. His pain and scars are palpable. His happy and friendly demeanor is
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Best I've Ever Had by Abbi Glines was a sweet, sexy and heartbreakingly emotional romance that captivated my heart. When I heard that Eli Hardy was FINALLY getting his happily ever after I was beyond excited because he definitely deserves one, I just was not expecting Ophelia Finlay to be his one true love! Their journey to HEA took readers on a rollercoaster ride of emotions and I think my heart broke for him even more than it had in the previous
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
*WARNING* contains explicit adult sexual situations
Eli Hardy has always been the good guy. Eli thought he found the girl for him twice, but they fell for someone else. When Eli Hardy of Seabreeze was told to leave and live a little, get into trouble, experience life, that's just what he did. His family never thought he'd be gone a whole year, and they never thought he would come back totally different.
Ophelia Finley remembers talking to Eli at her brother's wedding and being intrigued, but he
Melissa Estrada
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Devoured it! Loved Eli and Ophelia. The author did a fantastic job holding onto what turned Eli into the man that came back home - it made me want to continue reading to find out. Ophelia was a bit different than what I remembered her being in Nate and Bliss’ book but maybe I just need to do a reread. Can’t wait to see who comes along for Phoenix!
Maddie (libraryonthemoon)
Clearly, I haven't read this one but I want to give this spin-off series a chance. I haven't heard the best things about the first two books in the series and I bloody hate love triangles, especially when things get physical. It's gross to me and doesn't feel like real love and romance anymore so that's why I've crossed "Because Of Lila" off my list. I've heard some pretty bad things about how the plot plays out and how the characters behave so it's a no from me on it. I will give however, give ...more
David Maher
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
In the prologue of Best I've Ever Had, Cruz Kerrington tells Eli Hardy "You need to go and live." Advice Eli takes to heart as he rides out of Sea Breeze without any specific intention to ever return.

A year later, only because his Gran has cancer, Eli heeds the call to return home, but just one year has changed him so much that even his family and lifelong friends don't really understand who he's become. Some see the tatts that adorn his body. Some see the pain hidden behind his eyes, but none
Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: April 16, 2019
Genre: New Adult Romance
Actual Rating: 3.5 - 4 stars

Abbi Glines is famous for her new adult romances. After devouring her Rosemary Beach series I knew I would be a long time fan of her work. Lately though, the characters start to feel similar to the old ones. Perhaps it's the authors writing style? Or that these characters are in fact related to old favorites? Either way, it makes it seem like we are reading the same stories as her previous novels. That being
Jade O'Brien
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book, just like with all of the other books in this series, it is fun, light-hearted but knows when to be serious, if you want to know all of my thoughts my full review is on my blog

But I really did enjoy it, its quintessentially Abbi doing what she does best, and I can't wait for more.
Apr 16, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This has been the issue i had with the last couple of books by Abbi. They end on I love you and there the book ends. I mean it is like she just gave up, the problems her couples have are not resolved. I almost never give 1 star reviews but this is well deserved.
Apr 30, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Good Man Stars

Well, I was really liking this story! Really enjoyed the h’s personality, and thought she was perfect for Eli, who’d been rebuffed more than once in his past! He was the sweetest guy, and I especially rooted for him in the last book! I really needed him to get an epic HEA, and I thought this book was headed in that direction. They did get together in the end, but it just ended SO abruptly! No epilogue or anything, more of an HFN ending...I feel kinda gypped...
Escape into a Booksite
May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
*4 Stars*

ARC kindly received in exchange for an honest review.

This was another good story from Abbi. I liked both Eli and Ophelia. At times though it was hard for me to remember who was who, and where all the family connections came in, because there are so many characters in both the Rosemary Beach and Sea Breeze worlds.

The ending seemed a little bit abrupt without enough resolution and discussion between the characters, but all in all this was another great book from Abbi and I do look
I don't know why I picked this up given the first 2 in this series were a bust for me. Anyway this angst filled hero seemed a little too emo and when it's endless its boring. The noble idiot moment at the end of the book lost it a star
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Best I've Ever Had by Abbi Glines
(Sea Breeze Meets Rosemary Beach #3)
Release Date:April 16, 2019
Rating:4 Stars

I would like to thank The Next Step PR and the author for providing me with an advanced reading copy for an honest review.

Best I've Ever Had is a beautiful, memorable book that will touch you and make you believe in a healing kind of love and soul mates!

Apr 19, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Boring. I haven't read a book of Abbi Glines that was this boring. Eli was a sad sack and didn't deserve the girl at least when he had a huge sadness. He finally accepts his sadness for what it is....and put had set O aside while he dealt with it. Two pages to go and O puts herself out there O takes him back. Boring. Least favorite story of Abbi ever!!
Ciara Ryan
Apr 18, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Oh Abbi, why do I keep doing this to myself? I loved the Sea Breaze and Rosemary Beach series but this crossover is not working for me at all. All of the books so far have been rushed and not thought out IMO. There is no substance here to these characters and I honestly found Eli's angst a bit overly dramatic. Ophelia has these 'walls' that make absolutely no sense when you look at her background...she seems like an ordinary girl, rich, but ordinary. And I don't buy for a second that all these ...more
G. K. Malathi
The Sea Breeze and Rosemary Beach series carried so much of style and standard. The stories brought so much of soundness and life with badass characters and headstrong women. The characters and plots were well maintained, kept the reader on toes.
However this series is a disaster.
It's like clumping alot of repetitive plots and giving it all a thread bare stitch for the heck of finishing it.
Eli is a goddamned wimp.
The story line is too dilute and predictable
I really feel Abbi Glines books
Kelly (the book hussy)
3.25 Stars

Whoa! This ended abruptly. No epilogue. They confess their love for one another and then BAM! Over.

This was better than the first 2 books in this spin-off series. I still think there should be a cheat sheet in the beginning of each book that includes the parentage of each character. It’s seriously confusing.

I loved Eli in the previous books. He was the “good guy”. We get a peek of the good Eli, then the story fast forwards a year later and we get “bad” Eli.
I liked Ophelia. I liked
Sam Simpson
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m not even sure where to start. Well... I’ll start with Ophelia. I liked her there wasn’t anything that would’ve made me dislike her, she was your average heroine that grew up with a happy life with happy parents and hadn’t done anything spectacular that made you think she was an absolute rockin chick- she was ok. Eli... Eli on the other hand- when I’d read about his character in the last 2 books I was definately not excited by him. He did not grab me at all and when Lila Kate and bliss chose ...more
I just love Abbi Gaines’ books. I always get lost when I’m reading them.
Kali McQuillen
Apr 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-read, 2019-arc
Eli left on the night of his best friends wedding to live life. He wanted more than what he had and he got it but he got more than he bargained for. The man that came back looked different, acted different and you could see the pain in his eyes.

Ophelia had noticed him before and now that he had the bad boy vibe going on she wanted an even closer look. Than she looked in his eyes and knew that he's seen a lot in his time away. Will she be able to get him to open up to her?

Can these two somehow
Well that ain’t what I hoped for
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am so excited for this book! Eli deserves his happily ever after!!!
Idk guys, has Abbi Glines lost her touch? I used to adore her books! I loved the sea breeze and rosemary beach series. I loved those characters and their stories. The stories were not rushed and the characters were more raw and real. The past couple years when Glines releases a book I get so excited to read it.... but end up being disappointed. The stories seem rushed, there is no focus on the emotional connection, only focus on the physical connection and that takes away from the story. ...more
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Best I’ve Ever Had is the next book in the Rosemary Beach/Sea Breeze crossover. I am a huge Abbi Glines fan! Her books are my go-to when I want a pick me up. I was so excited when Abbi announced the Sea Breeze/Rosemary Beach crossover! A whole new generation of characters to get to know and love!

The men in my family were ridiculously protective of their women.

Rosemary Beach gave us Rush & Blaire Finlay. Oh how we love their story!!!! Well now their baby girl, Ophelia, falls for Sea Breeze’s
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Abbi Glines is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, Field Party and Existence 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 ...more

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