Tuesday, September 18, 2012

While It Lasts by Abbi Glines

Release Date: July 31, 2012
Publisher: Abbi Glines
Series: Sea Breeze #3
Characters: Cage York, Eva Brooks, Jeremy Beasly
Age Group: Mature Teens
Pages: 304
Format: Kindle
Source: Bookstore
Buy the Book: Amazon

Synopsis: Maybe driving home after a few (or more) shots of tequila had been a bad idea, but hell, he did it all the time. The cops had to have been freaking bored to have pulled him over. He wasn’t even swerving! That’s Cage York’s story and he’s sticking to it.

Unfortunately, his baseball coach isn’t buying it. Cage has a free ride to the local junior college for baseball -- or he did, until he’d gotten a DUI. Now, Cage has to decide: does he drop out and give up his dream of getting noticed by a college in the SEC, and possibly making it into the Major Leagues -- or does he give in to his coach’s demands and spend his summer baling hay?

Eva Brooks planned out her life step by step when she was eight years old. Not once over the years had she lost sight of her goals. Josh Beasley, her next door neighbor, had been the center of those goals. He’d been her first boyfriend at seven, her first kiss at ten, her first date at fifteen, and her first tragedy at eighteen. The moment she’d received the phone call from Josh’s mother saying he’d been killed along with four other soldiers just north of Baghdad, Eva’s carefully planned life imploded in the worst way possible.

Cage isn’t real happy with his closet-sized bedroom in the back of a foul smelling barn, or his daily interactions with cows, but he knows that if he doesn’t make his coach happy then he can kiss his scholarship goodbye. Only a sick and twisted man would decide his punishment was to be working on a farm all summer. No hot babes in bikinis waiting to meet a Southern boy to make her vacation complete. Just him and the damned cows.

Oh -- and an uptight, snarky brunette with the biggest blue eyes he’s every seen. But she doesn’t count, because as hard as he’s tried to charm her out of her panties - he’s pretty sure she’d rather see him hung from the rafters than let him get a taste of her pretty little lips.

My Review: I love Abbi's The Vincent Boys and I haven't read The Vincent Brothers as yet, but I am dying to. I did not, however, love the Sea Breeze series for some reason. I'm not saying they were bad, I just didn't find them as appealing as I would have liked. But, I did read both of them and when I saw this third one and read the synopsis I just had to read it! It was my type of story. There is nothing better than seeing a bad boy go weak at the knees over a girl. In Because of Low we got to know Cage a bit and I admit I was completely intrigued by him because of how protective he was of Low and how he absolutely crazy he was, but still dedicated to baseball. In this novel we see Cage actually wanting just one girl and she totally doesn't want him! The thing is he doesn't know that she's struggling with a severe broken heart and OMG was that so sad. I loved how she slowly opened to Cage; and I loved how Cage incessantly teased her! It was a great story and I definitely liked it! ... for some reason I felt that something was missing though. Don't ask me what, because I can't quite put my finger on it, but I feel like there should have been a something more. It was still really good though :)

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