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Because of Low

(Sea Breeze #2)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  54,835 ratings  ·  2,355 reviews
In my debut novel, Breathe, Sadie may have fallen in love with the teen rock star, Jax Stone, but readers fell head over heels for Marcus Hardy. This is his story…

Marcus Hardy had hoped to enjoy a year away at college while he put the summer he’d rather forget behind him. But instead, he’s jerked right back to the coastal town of Sea Breeze, Alabama due to a family crisis.
Kindle Edition, 294 pages
Published February 7th 2012
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I think I'm getting addicted reading Abbi Glines's contemporaries (view spoiler). This is my fourth book of her and I am really loving the author more and more. Lovely characters, swoony moments, steamy scenes, heartwarming story - Because of Low has it all and just like in The Vincent Boys, I was spent the entire time giddy and swooning or drooling.

Anyway, this is a spin off of Glines's first novel Breathe and this time Marcus is the cent
Sheryl C. Nash
OK, i HAVE to write this review before i lose ALL coherent thought... First up, Marcus...can someone say hit me? Because i seriously fell for this guy from the FIRST page. No, i did NOT read Breathe, but i'm sure if i had, i would have DIED waiting for this book to come out! Marcus is cool, he's sweet, he's sexy... HOT DAMN! And Willow...what can i say, when i first met her, i didn't really like her. Why? Because of her relationship with Cage, but as i read further, i understood where she was co ...more
Nenia ✨ I yeet my books back and forth ✨ Campbell

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This cover makes me laugh. I'm not sure whether it's because the title looks like something printed out on a label maker, or because of the discount Emma Stone in the arms of a dude pouting harder than a teenager taking a MySpace pic in 2005, but it's all gold. Sadly, what lies between the covers is not, though.

Abbi Glines was pretty popular about four years ago, when new adult fiction was first making waves. A lot of my friends really
• Lisa •
Jan 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Sweet, sweet, love Abbi Glines has done it again.

What is not to love about Marcus and Willow? The protective, gorgeous gentleman and sweet, broken red head. This spin off, of book one Tells us the story of Marcus Hardy and if you didn't fall a little bit then, in this book you most certainly will.



This is a well written, shortish tale about falling in love, mix in the right amount of angst, drama, shock twists and outright swoony scenes and that wraps up the book nicely.

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Dec 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Wow!!!!!!! I loved Because of Low! What a great spin off to Breathe. I’m so happy that (view spoiler) The scenes between Low and Marcus were so hot and steamy! Totally swoon worthy. I think I might have a girly crush on Abbi Glines and all of her great books. :) ...more
DNF 40%

Why do I even try?

“He isn’t like us Low. You know that right.”

I knew what Cage was saying. Marcus was out of my league. He didn’t want me thinking there could ever be anything between me and his roommate. I was low class. Marcus was a rich kid.

So, we have the Cinderella complex here. Rich boy, Poor girl, they meet and puff...

Marcus is the perfect hero guy who wants to save the world. He comes from a rich family but he is really humble. He likes to earn his things and not live with hi
Stacia (the 2010 club)
3.5 stars. I'm going to call this review - REDEMPTION.

I feel like I finally got what this author was trying to write. I had a like/dislike feeling for her book Existence, and I borderline hated the first book in this series, Breathe, so I entered into my read of the second book a bit hesitantly. The only reason I even decided to pick up this book was because of my interest in Marcus, who had been a side character in the first installment and was now being pushed into the role of leading man. In
Feb 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Because of Low was hot, steamy, and all kinds of fun! Abbi Glines delivers! This is a spin-off story to Breathe that centers around Marcus this time. In the previous story, Marcus didn't get the girl (Sadie) so I was glad he got his own story.

Marcus has had to move back to Sea Breeze, Alabama, because of family problems, and attend college closer to home. He moves in with a friend of a friend, Cage, who is the perfect definition of a male-whore. Cage is out with a different girl every week, hec
Samantha Young
Mar 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Re-reading this series. Marcus is still my fav!
Oct 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books
Marcus's and Low's story!!

Who couldn't like Marcus tenderness and kindness to others?

And then, Low, comes for a broken family with big issues… The 2 of them get together.

This book was an emotional rollercoaster, so get ready for it!

Because of Low wrapped up my 2-day all-Abbi Glines reading marathon, and it was a great way to end one fun ride! I started with Breathe, then Vincent Brothers, and Low was my final stop (I'd read Existence awhile back already). With each new book, I found myself sucked right into the story and it was difficult to break myself away. Abbi has this uncanny knack for creating the absolutely perfect fantasy bad-boy in each of her stories (well, Jax isn't really bad in Breathe, but he's a rocker, so.. ...more
Rosalinda *KRASNORADA*
Dec 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Let me introduce you to my Low... (I know, she doesn't have green eyes but she is my Low)

This is the story about Low and Marcus. OMG Marcus!!! I loved him all the time... I was not in the mood for reading anything yesterday and I knew Abbi could get me in the mood again so I thought about reading this book that has been in my kindle forever.

There wasn't too much drama, it was funny at times, I got to know a few hot guys (I am going to read about your stories later) and their romance story was a
Because of Low is the third book by Abbi Glines that I have read. I have to say, she does seem to really have a theme going through all of her books with that whole insta-love, can't live with out you, might die if you leave me thing they all seem to have. Before I can really review Low, I have to go back to the first book in the story, Breathe. Breathe is one of those candy sweet romances, with a wholesome main character named Sadie, who just can't get out of the pile of crap life keeps throwin ...more
Elle's Book Blog
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Release Date: July 2013
Genre: New Adult Romance

I ADORED this book to pieces! Marcus and Low's story has officially become a favorite of mine (and memorable one) for the series. I actually can't believe I have waited so long to read it because it has been sitting on my bookshelf forever! Sigh... Now I remember why I love Abbi's writing though...

For those who are unfamiliar with the series this is is the second book. The hero of the story is Marcus (a fan favorite as it appears) who readers m
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Jan 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
I loved this book!

How refreshing to have characters actually speak to one another and communicate. Yes, I mean you Marcus! I loved Marcus - totally sigh worthy and a guy that wears his heart on his sleeve. I just adored him.

I could not put this wonderful book down. I read it in a day because I had to finish it before returning to work so I could sit in quiet and absorb every word of this story.

I read Breathe and really liked it. This book, I loved.

The secondary characters worked really well and
Duchess Nicole
Marcus was a great character in book one, and he was even better in his own story. He's uncommonly intuitive when it comes to women, and a growly, possessive guy when it counts. Low was, of course, virginally naive and a little overly dramatic but I've come to expect that from Glines. They worked perfectly together. I'm super curious to read Cage's book. ...more
Jul 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Really loved this book! Low, Marcus, Cage... great characters! Had a nice twist in the middle and a good ending, read this one in one night.
Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness (SLOW)
BECAUSE OF LOW is a very short yet incredibly sweet ya chic-lite. that starts with willow and ends ends with her.

this being my first abbi glines book , i found her writing style to be simple and plot predictable.

the story basically revolves around Marcus and willow (or more commonly known as low), two people who fall in love from the opposite sides of the track.

Marcus's family is falling apart and when he falls in love with willow,she helps him stay strong and becomes his rock.but after a
2021 re-read

Star Rating:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Steam Level:2🌶️

I loved Marcus in book 1 and was excited to read his book when I read it in 2015. I still loved this years later and remembered so much of it!

2015 original review

marcus is now my favorite. hes going to be very hard to pass up. wonder if any of the other boys will pass him...
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Feb 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2012
Ok I LOVED "Because of Low" I preferred it to Breathe. It was more of an everyday story, it had everyday dialogue, it was funny and *sigh* it was ALL about Marcus YUM!!!! I lost my heart to Marcus in Breathe, he was gentle, loving and super protective but he just grabbed it tighter in this one, he got all alpha and HOT..what a scrumptious bloke!!!

So the story begins when Marcus has to return home because his dog of a dad is cheating on his mum with a bit of fluff at work. Marcus is over Sadie no
I <3 Abbi Glines.

She seriously has major skills when it comes to writing attraction. Her words make my palms sweat, my heart race and my knees shake. She has a way with time-warping me back to the dating days with the hubbs. I feel like I am re-living those amazingly sweet, enticingly scrumptious and extremely nerve-racking first kisses and hours-long* make-out sessions.

I always love it when a writer makes you fight for the characters in a book and when they drop bombs on you. Abbi did both in
Jun 13, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
Alexis *Reality Bites*
Spoiler Free Review
3.5 to 4 STARS out of 5
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Series: Book #2 in Sea Breeze Series

'He was shattered. I could see the moment it happened. I knew the feeling. I just experienced it myself.' -Willow in Because of Low

In Breathe book one in the Sea Breeze series readers get introduced to Marcus Hardy. A rich kid working his summer job at the house of teenage rockstar Jax Stone. Things get complicated when Marcus and Jax fall for the same girl only for Marcus to loose out to
Mar 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommended to Anna by: • Lisa •
~ I'm taking a small break from bodice-ripping, whips, chains and billionaires...I'm going on an Abbi Glines book binge and I am super excited!! Lisa says I could use some easy breezy lemon squeezy reads ~ I agreeeeeee BRING IT ! ...more
2.5 Stars

Upon starting this book I made the observation that it was definitely a step up from Breathe. But then I met the crossroads I never seem to avoid when I read Abbi Glines' books. I've come to create a list of upsets that I've noticed never fail make an appearance.

The characters are hardly ever realistic or in any way rational. An example of this is our female lead, Willow, inadvertently ruining friendships all in her quest for love. We all know from the beginning that Cage and Marcus are
Pam Nelson
5 Because of Low Stars

Marcus & Willow

Ahhh Willow this girl has been through enough, and what I loved most about this book was her relationship with Cage.

Now I know that wasn’t the main love interest but for Willow she knew she could always count on Cage.

Marcus was someone I loved from the first book in this series; I loved how he is with his family. How he wants to make it all better and he can’t because well his dad is just a giant arse.

And even though I admired Cage’s relationship with Low
IT'S OFFICIAL i'm in love with Abbi Glines . i LOVE reading her books and OH LALA she's getting little bolder huh?!!! ;P
i had this book on my shelve since FOREVER but i was like meeh i don't wanna read it.. last night i said what the hell and i grabbed it, and seriously WHAT THE HELL , that was awesome i always loved Marcus and low is such a sweet character. and now i really can not wait to read While It Lasts witch is Cage 's story , it is gonna be epic i just know :)
May 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Review coming tomorrow.
Aug 19, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

The second book in the Sea Breeze series brings us the story of Marcus and Willow (Low). I loved Marcus in the first book. As the second-choice love interest he was sweet, caring and a wonderful friend to Sadie, and I was so happy when I discovered that he’d get his HEA in book 2.

Marcus has been away for College but returns to Sea Breeze when his family falls apart – his father has left his mother and is having an affair with a younger woman, leaving his mother completely shattered, and
Autumn Review
Jan 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: blog-tours, review, arc
Marcus Hardy has had to leave college and come home. His dad has left his mom for a much younger woman and Marcus is left to pick up the pieces. The only good thing to come out of this mess is Low. The problem with her is that she's sleeping in his roommate's bed.
Willow Foster has always turned to Cage when she's in a bind. They grew up together and she knows she can always count on him. So, once again, Low turns to Cage when her sister throws her out of the house. There she meets his ne
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Abbi Glines is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, Field Party and Existence series. She never cooks unless baking during the Christmas holiday counts. She believes in ghosts and has a habit of asking people if their house is haunted before she goes in it. She drinks afternoon tea because she wants to be Britis ...more

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