Friday, 19 July 2013

Book Review (247): While It Lasts (Sea Breeze #3) - Abbi Glines

While It Lasts (Sea Breeze #3)

Publication: 25th April 2013
Publisher: Simon And Schuster Australia
Pages: 267
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Appropriate: New Adult
Set in the steamy coastal Alabama town of Sea Breeze, an interconnected group of older teens hook up, break up ...and much, much more. Cage York has a free ride to college for baseball - or he did, until he got in trouble for drink-driving. Now he has to give in to his coach's demands and spend his summer baling hay. 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 ever seen. 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 neighbour, had been the centre 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. Now she has to deal with the arrogant Cage York and his irritating smile. But as the summer bailing hay rolls by, Cage and Eva learn that what they want (and need) may be something they never saw coming.
My Thoughts.
While It Lasts is the third book in the Sea Breeze series written by the wonderful Abbi Glines, continuing on from the first two book, this time around the focus is on Cage and country girl Eva.
Cage has been sent to a farm to prove himself worthy to stay on his baseball team after being arrested for DUI, after being given the option to work at the farm or lose his place on the team, needing the scholarship he's hoping to receive, he chooses the former. 
It's there that he meets the farmer's daughter Eva, who eighteen months after the death of her fiancee' is still in mourning, and certainly has no interest in getting involved with anyone, least of all Cage, whom she's not very friendly too at first, but Cage's interest is piqued not used to females not throwing themselves at his feet, he's not known as a man-whore for nothing, having a different female in his bed every night.
It's not long before Cage works his way into her heart and she finds herself falling for him, whilst trying to get rid of the guilt of feeling that she's betraying her dead fiancee's memory, and being told that Cage isn't and never will be good enough for her, but will she listen to her heart and decide for herself or let everyone else make her decision for her?
I loved this couple, I was intrigued by Cage's character in the second book 'Because Of Low' and was excited to pick up his book, I was not disappointed, I felt Abbi picked the perfect match in Eva, I look forward to continuing their story in the upcoming 'Sometimes It Lasts'.
I find myself falling more in love with the series the further I go along, everyone needs to read these books.
I give this 4/5 Stars.

“I'm worried that this is too soon. What if you get tired of having me around all the time? What if I eat your Wheaties or leave my makeup out in the bathroom or what if I snore?" 
"I don't eat Wheaties, I hope you leave all your girlie shit laying all over the place so I can see it when you're not there and know you're coming back. And you don't snore. You do this soft purring thing that is so fucking cute I just want to lay awake and listen to you.” 
“All I had to do was make this guy happy. I’d take care of his cows and do manual labor
for two and a half months then my coach wouldn’t kick my ass off the baseball team. The DUI, he’d had to bail me out of jail for, would be forgotten
and my baseball scholarship would remain intact. I only had three problems with this plan:
1. No girls.
2. I hated manual labor
3. No girls.” 
“Even if I had stayed she wouldn't have ever wanted me. She didn't want me for anything more than a summer fling. I was a way of moving on for her.” 
“I'd worried that letting her get too close would break me. Unfortunately, I'd worried about that a little too late. Because I was broken. The Cage I was before Eva no longer existed. As much as I didn't want to admit it, I'd fallen in love with her. I'd allowed someone in and she hadn't want me. I hadn't been good enough. I never was.” 
About Abbi.

Abbi Glines was born in Birmingham, Alabama. She grew up in the small town of Sumiton, Alabama where she left the summer she turned eighteen. She didn’t get far… she chased her high school sweetheart down to the coast and she’s been there ever since.
Abbi now lives in the quaint southern town of Fairhope, Alabama with her three children and husband Keith (the high school sweetheart she chased after). Her life is never dull and Keith always makes sure there is another “experience” for them to explore.
Books published by Abbi include The Vincent Boys and the USA TODAY bestseller The Vincent Brothers, Breathe, Because of Low, the USA TODAY bestsellers While It Lasts and Just For Now, The Existence Trilogy that includes the USA Today Bestseller Ceaseless, and The New York Times bestseller and Wall Street Journal bestseller Fallen Too Far. Currently she is working on Never Too Far, the sequel to Fallen too Far.
When Abbi isn’t locked away in her office typing away she is hauling her kids to and from their many social activities. You could say her second job is the Glines Kids personal chauffeur. It’s a rather illustrious job.

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