Until Friday Night - Abbi Glines

Until Friday Night

By Abbi Glines

  • Release Date: 2015-08-25
  • Genre: Coming of Age
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 404 Ratings)


A #1 New York Times bestseller and the first novel in a brand-new series—from 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…


  • Abbi

    By savadge10145
    This was a great last book of the series to rap it up I loved the ending and I couldn’t stop turning the page. This is my favorite romance series and I loved ever page.
  • Great read!

    By Patsy82
    Great book, didn’t want to put it down!!! This book has likable characters and the story seemed to flow good, I really liked how the author told both sides to the story by flipping between the characters, Can’t wait to read the other two books in this series.
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  • Unfortunately, this was a miss for me

    By Bookbruin
    I've read a few other Abbi Gline's books and enjoyed those, but this one was unfortunately a miss for me. Until Friday Night followed her usual MO, but I just could not bring myself to care about the two main characters, Maggie and West. Maggie could have been a pretty great character, but her relationship with West became her only focus and it was all a bit too much. I liked that she called him out later about using her as an emotional crutch/being dependent on her, but I felt like her character just got completely lost in all of the West madness. Speaking of West, his cave man behavior and attitude was just plain terrible. His relationship with Maggie is completely obsessive and he treats her like a possession. All of the posturing and marking his territory was over the top. Maggie couldn't even talk to another guy without West losing his mind and the whole freak out about Maggie wearing Brady's jersey vs. his jersey was just awful. He's her cousin!! Where to begin about the secondary characters? All of the boys in this book have had their way with any girl they've wanted because they're football gods in this small town and none show any remorse for treating girls that way. The girls are also terrible though, and every single one is portrayed as a slut or a threat to Maggie/West. I knew this would be the case since it's like this in most of the author's books, but I was still surprised at how much it was shoved in the reader's face. I really would have liked to see Maggie have at least one friend that was a girl, instead of having her world revolve around West. I tried to find something redeeming in each of the characters, but in the end still came up short. I wanted a swoony (and I'll admit steamy) romance, but what I got was an after school special about obsessive and controlling relationships. I'm still giving the book 2 stars (maybe that's too much??) because I was interested enough to finish it and maybe check out the next book in the series, but I definitely liked her Sea Breeze and Rosemary Beach series better.
  • Friday Night Lights wannabe

    By silvertron
    This book shamelessly tries to remind us of Friday Night Lights, with the title, font of said title and the image used on the cover. But, this is nothing like the tv show or movie (or book). This is rife with cliches and bad writing.
  • Coping with pain and the loss of a parent while in high school

    By Annmric8
    The story was about a multitude of characters but the main characters were West and Maggie. The story dealt with pain and how these characters coped with it. West coped and dealt with his pain by being cruel to others and using sex as a means of distraction. Maggie chose silence to cope with her pain. Maggie moved in with her aunt and uncle her senior year of high school. They lived in a small town where football was the main Friday night event. Maggie's cousin Brady was a football player. All his teammates were his friends whom he spent all his time with. Brady made it clear from the beginning that his cousin Maggie was off-limits to his friends. I struggled with Maggie's character in the beginning for her choice to remain silent. The way she was portrayed by the other characters was shallow. Maggie's character did not give me the darkness and gloom of a character so distraught from her painful memories. Her muteness was a questionable concern given the circumstances. The story was told in dual POV's. The message was heartfelt yet I just struggled with some of the delivery. Brady was a questionable character in the beginning with his behavior and actions towards Maggie. Then the high school students had me angry for their inability to understand Maggie. The girls that West used were vipers. This portrayal saddened me because these girls were used by West and discarded. The story read different from Abbi's other stories. Maybe because they were in high school and the storyline revolved around mundane school activities. This age group was challenging to connect with for me. I'm not a fan of characters having sex in high school. For the very reason West used sex: to cope with pain, to distract from memories, and to use it to hurt others. I did like Abbi's approach at teaching high school kids how to survive the loss of family members at such a young age. Until Friday Nights reminded me of my high school years: watching football games, dating and going to parties. This was not a sports genre story even though West and Brady played football. For the most part, the story revolved around the pain associated with loss and how young characters dealt with the pain.
  • IM CRYING😭😭😭

    By StephXNguyen
    THIS WAS SUCH AN AMAZING BOOK!!!! But there were scenes when I hated West, but I LUV Maggie and West being together. Who's gonna be my West???????? THERES NOTHING THAT CAN GO WRONG WITH THIS BOOK!!!
  • Such a disappointment

    By Laneesway
    I have read several of the authors books and was very disappointed in this story line. The end was lacking in any kind of closure for the characters and the readers. Not even a cliff ending just The End... Sloppy finish.
  • Good

    By EK8010
    Good story but overpriced.

    By brandonjsmith
    this is hands down my favorite book. EVER. the raw emotions throughout the book, the way everything is plotted, the character development. everything about this book makes it completely worth the read. I've read it 4 times and will continue to reread it until the next is released!!