I gave Fallen Too Far a 3 out of 5 stars. But this book was way too good than book 1. I'm glad I read it and I'm glad i got to see how it ends between...moreI gave Fallen Too Far a 3 out of 5 stars. But this book was way too good than book 1. I'm glad I read it and I'm glad i got to see how it ends between Blaire and Rush.
When I learned that While It Lasts is already available for download a day early, I immediately grabbed a copy! I waited so long for this book and I won't pass an opportunity to read it as soon as it hit the market. I didn't know how good it will be but as high as my expectation was, it absolutely lived up to that. While It Lasts is one of those books that you can't seem to get enough of. It was as good as Abbi Glines other novels, which reminds me why I love her writing. And even though Because of Low is still my most favorite of all her novels, While It Lasts definitely comes next.
Eva Brooks couldn't let go of her dead fiance. She still wears that ring that Josh gave her before he was killed in Baghdad. She never thought that Cage's arrival at their farmhouse will be her way to heal and to love again. But she's confused whether she's ready to give up everything--including Josh--and let herself fall for Cage. He was an absolute opposite of Josh. Josh who was always good, a guy that you can easily and proudly introduce to your parents and family. Cage was different, but she knows that there is something about him than his hot body and pretty face. There is so much more about Cage.
Cage was free and wild. He was like a beautiful bird you could never own. - Eva
Cage York, the bad and the naughty guy who bang almost every available girl that runs into him, now finds his perfect girl--Eva Brooks. It wasn't love at first sight for Eva, but it was definitely something for Cage. And though as he admits that panties is in his priority list when it comes to girls, Cage couldn't deny the fact that he's starting to break for this girl, and maybe...finally…he's falling in love.
I don't think that words will be enough to convey my feelings about this book. Reading Cage's story and seeing his thoughts made me love him even more. He'd been through a difficult childhood and his life has never been easy. When I finally see the real Cage, I couldn't help but feel sorry for him. It was heartbreaking to see how he really feels. He thinks that he doesn't deserve to be loved, he doesn't even think he has a soul. He's broken and he tries to deal with things in his own terms…until he met Eva Brooks, who happens to be someone he couldn't possibly have.
There are lines in the book that nearly broke my heart. Because as much as these two amazing and witty people made me smile (often) and grin (wider), they made my heart melt and break most of the times. I think that these two will always fit each other perfectly no matter how you put them together. I also loved how the story made me love Low even more, made me want more Marcus (please Abbi), and made me excited for whatever Abbi has in store for us. I find myself looking back to one of my most deeply-loved memories with this series while given a glimpse of something more to come in the future. I don't think I could ever get enough of Sea Breeze.
I dropped my head to my hands. Why had I let myself care? I wasn't the keeping kind. I'd learned at a young age that women didn't keep me. When a guy's momma don't want him, why… should anyone else?
I'd learned at an early age that self-preservation was the only way to survive with your soul intact. Or maybe I'd lost my soul already. I doubted God let someone like me to keep any gift from him. It was likely I'd been born without one. - Cage
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I'd only known how it felt to love someone who loved me just as fiercely... I'd never wanted someone who didn't want me. The longing didn't go away with rejection. - Eva
One boy who thinks bad about himself and who doesn't think he can actually love and care deeply for a girl, and a girl who doesn't expect to be healed by a boy and be given a second chance in love…in life. These two amazing characters will make your knees wobble with anticipation. You'll love them, you'll feel for them, you might even break your heart for them.
If you loved the Cage York in Because of Low, you'll absolutely love him even more in this book! The humor and the funny moments in this book compensates the emotional aspect of the story, thus making this a very satisfying and delicious read. It's perfect for summer, it's perfect for any weather!
This book, just as the rest of the Sea Breeze series is highly engrossing and very entertaining. I read it in one day! I totally loved it. I recommend While It Lasts. I recommend Sea Breeze Series. I recommend Abbi Glines!(less)
"I don't think I'm making myself very clear Low," he'd lowered his...moreRead my full review at Books4Juliet
Let me begin with these lines from Marcus Hardy:
"I don't think I'm making myself very clear Low," he'd lowered his voice and the effect made goose bumps break out over my body. "I was only interested in one person at that bar last night. I only came to see one person," he tucked a strand of hair behind my ear and softly caressed my earlobe before tracing the line of my jaw. " I was there for you."
If you've met and liked Marcus Hardy in Breathe, you'll surely fall head over heels with him in this book. Besides, it's his story. I felt sorry for him in Breathe because as we all know, he loved Sadie but Sadie loves Jax. Marcus--the sweet, thoughtful, nice and handsome guy who protected and loved Sadie White in Breathe, is back. And he deserved an equally amazing girl like Sadie...
So here comes Low.
"She's been left her whole life. She's a good girl. Larissa adores her. Where her sister lacks in many honorable traits Willow seems to have them in abundance."
Meet Willow "Low" Foster. Who wouldn't love a girl like Low? She's everything a guy could ask for. She's gorgeous, strong, good-hearted and loving. People hurt her but she's so forgiving. She was being left all her life but she remains strong. Her sister kicked her out of the house except for the nights that Tawny needs her to babysit her one-year old daughter whom Low loves dearly. She always run to her best friend every time she needs a place to stay, and Cage always welcomed her with wide arms. He was her safe haven. He's the only person who stays with her when everybody left her. And that was until Willow meet Marcus.
There are so many things I loved about this book. I don't know how to say it all, but I think the author perfectly nailed it. The pacing of the story is perfect and there was no boring moment for me. I ate every word, I swooned big-time and I tensed a lot! I loved every part of this book and I really enjoyed how this book made me feel. It was very entertaining and there is nothing that I didn't like at all. The author successfully blended the right amount of everything I loved from a contemporary book--strong characters, beautiful setting, titillating romance, and exciting plot. It's like the author wrote this book for me. I truly enjoyed it.
If you like contemporaries with great love stories, gorgeous and swoon worthy boy, strong female lead, and supported by sometimes-crazy, most-of-the-times-funny, and all-time-dependable friends, then I bet you'll enjoy this book too. This story is full of family drama that will make you feel sad and hopeful at the same time. It has lots of romantic moments that will make you swoon to the bones. I know because I experienced it myself. Because of Low, I read in the toilet. Because of Low, I read in the car until I was dizzy enough to stop. Because of Low, I didn't finished the book I was supposed to read. Because of Low, I stayed awake until past two in the morning. And Because of Low, Abbi Glines became one of my favorite author.
I know that readers aren't all the same, but if you are like me who isn't a big fan of adult books, but is looking for a bit edgy kind of YA Contemporaries, then this might be a perfect book for you. If you read and enjoyed other books by Abbi Glines, I'm sure you'll love this too, maybe even more. When I finished this book, I grabbed Breathe immediately, that's how much I enjoyed Abbi Glines writing and her story, I just cant get enough of it. It's a great read and I totally loved it!(less)
What if you meet the famous and most loved rock star of the generation and he happens to fall in love with you? That w...moreRead Full Review at Books4Juliet
What if you meet the famous and most loved rock star of the generation and he happens to fall in love with you? That was what happened to Sadie White when she was forced to work at Stone's summer house as a kitchen helper in place of her very pregnant mother. But then, not everything goes smoothly. With her mother about to bring out another child, and Jax being popular and target of all intrigues, Sadie's life would never be the same again.
I've read Sea Breeze #2: Because of Low before Breathe, and it was nice to see Marcus Hardy again in this book. Now I know the whole story before he fell in love with Willow in book 2. I saw the resemblance between Sadie and Low, and just like what Marcus said, both girls are special and rare. Sadie White is a smart, gorgeous girl that is mature enough for her age. She has a lot of things on her shoulders and it was amazing how she keep up with everything in her life. She's tough and responsible and kind-hearted. She's different from any other girls and that's why Jax fell in love with her instantly. And I liked Jax. Not only because he's gorgeous but he also has a good heart.
The story is simple but absorbing. Once you start, it will be hard to put down. There were couple of cheesy moments, but nothing that is too much for a romantic reader. I am confident to say that is purely YA novel, and unlike the second book, this one is totally wholesome. But whatever steamy moments this book was lacking, book two will deliver it big time!
Over all, this was a great read, fast paced and not dragging. Abbi Glines is a talented writer and she doesn't disappoint. You'll just can't get enough of her stories. I definitely look forward to more of her books. I recommend Breathe, I recommend Abbi Glines. You surely don't want to miss one such talented author.(less)
I didn't expect to love this book so much. It was free during the time I downloaded it to my Kindle and the moment I started reading it, I was hooked and couldn't put it down. It was exhilaratingly fun and enjoyable! I want more of Ashton and the Vincent boys!
Cousins Sawyer and Beau Vincent were Ashon Gray's childhood best friends. They grew up and protected each other ever since they were five. And even from that time, Beau has always cared and loved Ashton until she became Sawyer's girlfriend. Since then, Beau and Ashton relationship grew apart despite the fact that they were practically the best of friends. For three years of Ashton's relationship with Sawyer, she tried to be good, to be descent, to be worthy of Sawyer's love and affection. She did her best to be the perfect girl for Sawyer--the good and the perfect (well, almost) of the two Vincent boys. Beau on the other hand, has always been the bad boy, the dangerous one. He was once her partner in crime, and he is the one who knows the real Ashton, the boy who love the girl she's trying to conceal. After spending time with Beau, Ash suddenly realized that she must have chosen the wrong Vincent boy after all...
There are lots of things I loved about this book. First of all, the characters. Ash is very real to me. She's an average girl whom you usually meet at school or in your neighborhood. She's not perfect, she's flawed, she has shortcomings, she has mistakes in life like the rest of us. The good thing about her is that she tried to fix things even though it would cost her her own happiness. She didn't deny her mistakes, she accepted the consequences and lived through it. That made me loved her despite of her weaknesses.
Sawyer and Beau are the best cousins ever! They loved each other like true brothers and I admired them for so many reasons. I don't want to spill anything about these two boys cos I don't want to spoil your future reading. You'll just have to find out for yourself. The two Vincent boys will make your heart go ponder and your stomach flutter, especially Beau Vincent. You wouldn't want to miss this guy. Your heart will ache for him, care for him, and you'll love him!
The setting and the plot are good and there was never a single moment that I got bored. I really appreciate the narrating style because it let me see both Ash and Beau's thoughts. I always liked the alternating POV style of writing. Overall, it was an entertaining read for me, and I enjoyed every single moment I had with this book. I just loved everything about it. The oh-so-sweet and oh-so-yummy Beau oh-so-sexy love story will keep your eyes on the book and your nose sticking on it too! The drama and the tension are so good, I didn't want to stop reading.
Those who enjoy YA contemporary with a sexy romance that might be suitable only for mature Young Adult readers, then go for this book. I enjoyed it so much and I want more!(less)