I heart Abbi Glines. By far one of my best and most anticipated reads of the year! I was so happy with this ending. Sea Breeze is close to my heart soI heart Abbi Glines. By far one of my best and most anticipated reads of the year! I was so happy with this ending. Sea Breeze is close to my heart so this was fantastic, I'm sad to see it go, but at least it went with a bang! ...more
Okay this review is hard for me, I devoured this book! But I have to say it's because I LOVED Jess. Abbi Glines needs more 'bad girl' books. The reasoOkay this review is hard for me, I devoured this book! But I have to say it's because I LOVED Jess. Abbi Glines needs more 'bad girl' books. The reason this is hard for me is because I liked Jason in all previous books but in this book...he fell short. I liked him in the first chapter and thought WOW this has real promise... Then I really didn't care for him at all until the last couple chapters. And he redeemed himself. I expected more from you Jason!!! Jason gets a 2.5 in my eyes but Jess gets a 5 so I am giving a high review. I ADORED Jess, I always wanted to know more about her in the other books and this felt right. Her character was well developed and exceeded my expectations! Kudos to you Miss Glines but honestly I feel Jess deserved a better man... the heart wants what it wants though and I respect her decision to be with Jason and as I said, he did redeem himself in the end... ...more
Sometimes it lasts... The sequel to Cage & Eva's story. To be honest I liked this one even more than While It Lasts. I absolutely loved the bond tSometimes it lasts... The sequel to Cage & Eva's story. To be honest I liked this one even more than While It Lasts. I absolutely loved the bond that Cage grew with Eva. It was a really beautiful story to read and I connected to them on a deeper level in this book. It was also great reading about the rest of the Sea Breeze crew, I just really wish there was a story for Jeremy, I've grown quite fond of the man he is as well....
If you love Sea Breeze and you thought Cage and Eva's story was over, think again, you will love Sometimes It Lasts. Now I'm eager to start Misbehaving! :) I'm in an Abbi Glines zone right now!...more
I've really enjoyed my journey into Sea Breeze so far! My favorite was Breathe followed by Because of Low. I did enjoy While It Lasts wanting to see iI've really enjoyed my journey into Sea Breeze so far! My favorite was Breathe followed by Because of Low. I did enjoy While It Lasts wanting to see into Cage York's mind. Unfortunately we didn't really see any of the "bad boy" he was in the previous book! However, I really enjoyed reading his transformation story into a man who can love one woman. Eva was a good heroine and her story was different which I enjoyed. Yee-haw!
This book is MUCH steamier than the first two! I am old enough to appreciate that!
I received this ARC from NetGalley only 48 hours ago and I am already finished. I really love YA paranormal but have grown tired of the same vampire/wI received this ARC from NetGalley only 48 hours ago and I am already finished. I really love YA paranormal but have grown tired of the same vampire/werewolf themes and was excited to read a witch story since I haven't read any since Hex Hall!
Indigo Blackwood is the young heroine and I thought her character was really fun, realistic, she was not mature for her age, you could tell she was a teenager by the way she acted in several situations which made it believable. Indigo is a cheerleader, dating the football quarterback, and avoiding her annoying next door neighbor so she doesn't wreck her social status at the beginning of the book. Her character really grows by the end and I loved that, she didn't start off as a hardcore badass out to save the world. I really felt for Indigo! There's a little romance, some snarky attitudes, high school drama, BFF bonding, tough situations, good times, bad times, action, evil sorcerers, witches and a warlock in leather... the book had a lot going on and the only thing I really felt was missing was more information, more explanations, more history, etc. However, the epilogue intrigued me and I will tune in for the next book!
By the end of the book, I was doing a happy dance, it was a great new series that I could really see teenagers and adults alike enjoying!
I'm a huge fan of HEA or feel good books! Just to throw that out there before my review... I don't like crying ugly tears when reading a book becauseI'm a huge fan of HEA or feel good books! Just to throw that out there before my review... I don't like crying ugly tears when reading a book because I want to go to my happy place!
I finally decided to hop on the Sea Breeze train as I love Abbi Glines and have read several of her other books. What I really enjoyed was the storyline. I loved the plot and story, there was more to it than easy affection and instant love. There was depth to the story. I definitely figured out the twist early and was so excited to see how it would play out. I really liked Marcus in Breathe and was happy he got his own story in Because of Low, I wasn't sure if anyone could compare to my love for Sadie White but Low was a really great contender for Marcus's heart. She was real, she had issues, and I love how Abbi Glines writes her characters in a way that enhances their flaws and show us that they are not perfect.
This was a quick, light, easy read and I really enjoyed it. I also loved little Larissa! I've already started While it Lasts and am eager to read about Mr. Cage York!...more
UGH.... This is how I wanted to feel reading this book:
This is how I felt reading this book:
I did enjoy some of this book, which makes it hard to ratUGH.... This is how I wanted to feel reading this book:
This is how I felt reading this book:
I did enjoy some of this book, which makes it hard to rate, so I'm going with a straight 3. I knew this was YA. I enjoy YA. I loved the idea of the plot, Ruby was interesting most of the time when she wasn't busy making ridiculous decisions. The plot twists were really well thought out. If you enjoy an action packed story about a 17 year old hardcore heroine and can get over the crazy unrealistic storyline, then this book will be a quick and fun read. However, I had some problems as well:
So I struggle with how to rate this book, it held my attention for the first 50% for sure but then the other the top descriptive,and odd wording was just too much at points, there were so many commas in sentences, and over explanations as to why Ruby felt how she did... I wrote down some samples while reading...
"So why couldn’t I decide if I was relieved or disappointed? Excited or terrified? Appreciative or angry? Despite my growing catalogue of concerns, Liam was relentless about the dance. Even after I explained my aversion to underage binge drinking, awkward group dates, and cheesy picture stances, he still insisted that we go. All day at school, he went out of his way to make me smile, laugh, and forget. My answer went from a firm no, to a definite maybe, and then after his speech about being normal and going on our first real date, my answer turned into a hesitant yes."
Some shorter ones without the entire paragraph include: "Her eyes were vibrant but soft at the same time." "You had me crazy, and constantly worried." "He was totally hot, yet sensitive." "Tasting him, breathing him, feeling him, wanting him." "As we danced, whispered, and touched." "Valedictorian contender or death penalty candidate? Founder of the Constitution Society or vigilante lawbreaker? Protector and defender or vengeful killer?" "It was a thank you, an apology, and a desperate hope for the best."
All of these were within a few pages of each other and the entire narrative is like this throughout the entire story. The descriptions, adjectives, adverbs, explanations, etc. were just so much, too explanatory, It was over the top for me. I love a good description and some great narrative but these constant, drawn out sentences were ridiculous and too much....more
There was real potential, I thought how cool, a male gigolo and a damaged college student! I must read this!!! BuHere's how I felt reading this book:
There was real potential, I thought how cool, a male gigolo and a damaged college student! I must read this!!! But the college student talked as if she was 12-13 max. Her personality was obnoxious at best. Some of the lines from the book were ridiculous.
Here's the good, I enjoyed the first 80% of the book, after that point I started skimming the pages until I was finished. Mason's little sister Sarah was the saving grace for me, I really enjoyed reading about Reece's interaction with her. Some parts of Mason and Reece's relationship were cute. Some were ridiculous. Mason's mom was awful, Mrs. Garrison was a good villain. I don't know I'm so mixed on this.
I keep going back and forth, and I give this book 2.5 stars, if you have something you are more eager to read, read that first. All in all this is a forgettable book. And if I never hear the word gigolo again I'll be okay as it was said 5000+ times in this novel. I realize I am in the minority here with this review and I wish the story delivered as much as I had hoped it would....more