The first novel in a brand-new series—from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Abbi Glines—about a small Southern town filled with cute boys in pickup trucks, Friday night football games, and crazy parties that stir up some major drama.
To everyone who knows him, West Ashby has always been that guy: the cocky, popular, way-too-handsome-for-his-own-good football god who led Lawton High to the state championships. But while West may be Big Man on Campus on the outside, on the inside he’s battling the grief that comes with watching his father slowly die of cancer.
Two years ago, Maggie Carleton’s life fell apart when her father murdered her mother. And after she told the police what happened, she stopped speaking and hasn’t spoken since. Even the move to Lawton, Alabama, couldn’t draw Maggie back out. So she stayed quiet, keeping her sorrow and her fractured heart hidden away.
As West’s pain becomes too much to handle, he knows he needs to talk to someone about his father—so in the dark shadows of a post-game party, he opens up to the one girl who he knows won’t tell anyone else.
West expected that talking about his dad would bring some relief, or at least a flood of emotions he couldn’t control. But he never expected the quiet new girl to reply, to reveal a pain even deeper than his own—or for them to form a connection so strong that he couldn’t ever let her go…
So What Did I Think Of Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines?
Super Emotional Goodness
From the start I was pulled into Maggie and West’s story with all of the trials and tribulations that they faced I was very curious and excited to see how they would come together and how their journey would turn out. They had such an exciting emotional journey filled with many up and downs. The drama was intense and compelling which completely caught and held my attention from beginning to end.
There was really complex characters that I quickly connected with. They had such intense, hard issues to face and they were flawed and interesting. There was such growth with Maggie and West, I was really satisfied to see them really work through their issues, learning from their mistakes becoming more mature and getting to a better place in their lives.
Slow Burning turn Blazing Romance
Maggie and West’s romance was a slow burning blazing romance with such great growth and connection. They had their issues that they needed to fix but when they got it together it was great. They had such strong connection and chemistry and I really loved that. They got off to a really rocky start, West actions had me rolling my eyes but soon they developed at nice friendship that quickly evolved to such blazing intensity and I clearly saw how much they cared for each other and was really there for each other.
Overall with the strong emotions, intense story, complex characters I had such a great time reading Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines. I’ll admit that I was little iffy on how different the writing would be with her entering the young adult arena but I’m really happy that the strong emotions and intensity of her writing was just as strong and delicious. I’m excited to read more of this series!