Saturday, January 12, 2013

Review- While It Lasts by Abbi Glines

Goodreads Summary:

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.



Sea Breeze Series:


REVIEW:

While It Lasts, the third book in Abbi Glines' Sea Breeze series, is the story of Cage York and Eva. I was deeply interested in Cage when he was first introduced in Sea Breeze #2, Because Of Low and I had a slight crush on him. On the one hand, I so would have loved to see him and his best friend and the only family he ever had, Low, get together. On the other hand, if that would have actually happened, Low and Cage wouldn't have each gotten their separate, beautiful and extremely wonderful stories. 
Cage York is a player and a complete bad boy (no wonder it's so easy to like him). A baseball player, he gets caught for drunk driving and in order for him to keep his baseball scholarship intact, he is sent to a farmhouse by his coach to help the owner there. This farmhouse belongs to Mr. Wilson and his really pretty daughter with the bluest eyes Cage has ever seen. A relationship between the two seems impossible with Eva's instant dislike for Cage and her sorrowful past which really harbours pity and admiration for the girl. 
It was adorable to see Cage go from being a player to a man, from having sex with tons of girls to trying to make love to one. Cage is just adorable. The guy is the right amount of everything- good looks, charming, experienced, friendly, sporty, possessive. 
While It Lasts can easily be read as a stand-along, but it is essential to know how strong the bond between Cage and Low is. He protects her like an older brother and cares about her happiness. He comes for a troubled family alright, but Cage really is, deep down, a very sweet and loving guy. 
Eva, on the other hand, is a sweet and simple country girl who has her future all planned out when tragedy strikes. Her world is shattered. With help from family and friends, but majorly from a very helpful and caring Cage, she finds herself trying to live again. The twin Beasley brothers, Josh (Eva's fiance) and Jeremy were both adorable and very gentlemanly which was even more adorable. 
Eva and Cage make a lovely couple. The attraction between the two is impossible to go unnoticed. The banter, understanding, misunderstanding and everything in between the two was admirable, funny and really sexy. The whole countryside set-up made their relationship very cosy, intimate and warm.
While It Lasts is a very cute read. There is music involved (Eva plays the guitar) which makes it even more adorable. The other characters also make an appearance in this one and when Eva explains each of them from her POV, it's just a refreshing reminder of how all the Sea Breeze series characters are intertwined in a super sweet way. 
Abbi Glines has a way of making cocky and cheesy look and sound so cuddly and lovely! Her books are light-hearted, easy to read and completely entertaining. I love how her books end on an 'happy for now' rather than a full fledged 'happily-ever-after' note, it makes the story more believable. While It Lasts was no different. I would have easily read the book in one sitting, but I wanted to keep Cage and Eva's very pretty story about moving on, caring and finding love with me for longer. I love messed up stuff and I love when love is picked above anything else, and so I loved reading their story while it lasted! 

RATING:

X 4.5

SONG! 

I found myself humming Taylor Swift's Crazier while reading While It Lasts
The song perfectly fits the scenario and story-line of the book and Eva and Cage! 



Sarika

8 comments:

  1. Oohh! I love Abbi Glines books. Looks like I'll have to read this one.

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    1. Oh yes, you should read this one along with the others in the Sea Breeze series! Thanks for stopping by, Cindy! :)

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  2. I love this series! I loved Cage and I can't wait till the next book comes out :) Great review!

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    1. I love Cage as well! The next book in the series is already out, it's called Just For Now. I hope you get to read it soon! Thanks for stopping by, Annmarie! :)

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  3. This sounds amazing! I didn't really like the latest book in the series (I think it was the fourth?) but I guess that's my fault since I read it out of order. The premise of this one definitely sounds like something I would enjoy so I'm adding it to my TBR. Great review, Sarika! :)

    Lyra @ Defiantly Deviant

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    1. Yes, the latest book in the series was book #4, Just For Now. I liked it, but not as much as the others, yes! While It Lasts is a lovely read and I hope you get to read the series (in order) soon! ;) Thanks for stopping by, Lyra! :D

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  4. Cage's book was more real and touching for me. I loved it!

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    1. Me too, Aman, me too. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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