#It’sLive!!! ~~ As She Fades by Abbi Glines
As She Fades
by Abbi Glines
From the #1 New York Times- and USA Today-bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach and The Vincent Boys series, Abbi Glines delivers another smoldering, compulsively readable YA romance with As She Fades.
On the night of her high school graduation, Vale McKinley and her boyfriend Crawford are in a terrible car accident that leaves Crawford in a coma. They were supposed to spend the summer planning for college, for a bright future full of possibility. Together. Instead, Vale spends long days in the hospital, hoping Crawford will awaken.
Slate Allen, a college friend of Vale’s brother, has been visiting his dying uncle at the same hospital. When he and Vale meet, she can’t deny the flutter of an illicit attraction. She tries to ignore her feelings, but she’s not immune to Slate’s charm. Slowly, they form a cautious friendship.
Then, Crawford wakes up . . . with no memory of Vale or their relationship. Heartbroken, Vale opts to leave for college and move on with her life. Except now, she’s in Slate’s territory, and their story is about to take a very strange turn.
Glines’ millions of fans will adore As She Fades, a novel as romantic as it is full of twists and unexpected turns.
Stephanie’s 4.5 Blush Review
This is a story of lifelong friends. Vale & Crawford grew up together. They easily transformed from young friends into boyfriend & girlfriend and soon to be college sweethearts. Except one fateful night……
On the night of her high school graduation, Vale McKinley and her boyfriend Crawford are in a terrible car accident that leaves Crawford in a coma.
Vale waits faithfully at Crawford’s bedside. She reads to him and encourages him to wake up. While waiting to visit Crawford she meets her brother’s fraternity brother, Slate Allen. Slate is gorgeous, and a player. Slate is at the hospital visiting his dying uncle. He sometimes takes turns reading to Crawford. Reluctantly Vale forms a friendship with Slate which turns into a growing attraction…….
“You know what. I like us. We work. I just can’t be more than what we are.”
“What are we, Slate?”
“Friends. Really damn good friends.”
As the summer passes Vale must make a decision. She does not want to leave Crawford and the life they planned. They were going to go off to the same college. That was their dream. Their plan. But after spending almost all of the summer at Crawford’s bedside, the time has come. She heads off to college at the urging of family and friends. After all, Crawford would want her to go forward and live her life. She begins to realize that plans change, life changes……
Abbi Glines weaves a beautiful tale of love and loss with an amazing twist that I never saw coming. I am so glad I did not read the spoilers! It was a truly wonderful story to read. And that twist….. As I said above, I never saw that coming!
What a wonderful surprise. I really enjoyed this story. I felt that it was different from her other stories. Please – go in “blind” and enjoy the ride!
About the Author
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 British but alas she was born in Alabama. When asked how many books she has written she has to stop and count on her fingers. When she’s not locked away writing, she is reading, shopping (major shoe and purse addiction), sneaking off to the movies alone, and listening to the drama in her teenagers lives while making mental notes on the good stuff to use later. Don’t judge.
You can connect with Abbi online in several different ways. She uses social media to procrastinate.