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Because of Lila (Sea Breeze Meets Rosemary Beach #2)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  2,639 Ratings  ·  329 Reviews
Prim, proper, classic good girl, and her least favorite label - icy.

Lila Kate Carter has heard them all. The last one, being the newest. She is not icy. She just doesn’t care for Cruz Kerrington and his spoiled, selfish, careless ways. That doesn’t make her icy, that makes him a jerk!

Tired of being labeled and doing what is expected of her, Lila Kate leaves Rosemary Beach
Paperback, 241 pages
Published July 11th 2017 by Abbi Glines
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Fre06 Begum
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Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I don't even know what to say about this mess. Characters that I fell in love with in the previous series are being destroyed by their children and their shitty decisions.
Jennifer Kyle
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

"Why couldn't it have been you? Why did my heart have to love him?"


May 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotico, new-adult
3.5 Because of Cruz STARS

"Fucked up Cruz Kerrington didn’t deserve Lila Kate.


-¿Este libro fue mejor que Like a memory? NO, La verdad es que es igual de mediocre, y se nota que Abbi ya solo escribe por escribir, y no por que tenga ganas.

-¿Me gusto? Tampoco

-¿Por qué carajo le puse 3 estrellas? Durante el 90% de este libro pensé que le iba a poner una estrella, luego algo paso y cambio toda la historia radicalmente, fue tal este cambio que inclusive le di un pequeño aplauso a Abbi Glines.


Holly Noelle
Here is the thing - I enjoy her writing. I do. I like the style of it - it's easy, romantic dribble.

But the plots.

Oi. The plots.


Warning - this review contains spoilers and I don't care so reader beware.

Because of Lila is basically the same BS that went on in Because of Low: an insecure girl meets a guy trying to get over the girl he's really in love with. The only difference is she threw in a love triangle this time. So this chick is gorgeous, naive, and innocent, and has two dudes fighting ov
Jul 09, 2017 rated it did not like it
what the hell
Beatrice Masaluñga
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: new-adult
Comparing this to the first book, I like this more and I partly buy the drama. At some point it went downhill for the following reasons:

- I don't get Lila Kate. She's a sheltered woman who craves for an adventure. For someone traveling alone, I'm bothered she trusts easily and her kind of adventure is reckless. Plus, she's indecisive and too insecure. Her mama didn't raise her to be like that.
- Cruz Kerrington. Woods & Della, I love you guys but your son is a fucking douchebag. 🙄🔪
- The dram
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I luv Lila so much.

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The story is about Lila Kate Carter. I luvd her parents book it's one of my favourites from the Rosemary Beach series. So I knew I was goin to luv Lila Kate. Lila was goin through a point in her life where she didn't know what to do with herself. She was soft gentle didn't do anything wild she was just like her mum. That wasn't a bad thing she was the perfect girl. But after having a run in with one of close friends Cruz Kerrington told exactly what he thought of her she coul
Jul 11, 2017 rated it did not like it
First of all, I didn't give expectation when I was about to read this book, but couldn't help but be upset anyway.

I want to slap Lila Kate so bad just so I could knock some sense into her!! she is such a martyr for this Cruz guy. seriously, can this girl's standard in a man get any low! this girl is pathetic!

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Nikki ღ Navareus
Why don't I learn? I keep giving this author a chance, but I've hated almost every book of hers that I've ever read. Tried this sample and it seemed so promising. Like a sucker I downloaded and dove right in. Sex with a hot guy that's amazing, but sadly he's too drunk to remember anything about it (he's in love with someone else already anyhow) and the girl is crushed. Perfect!!!

....But then there's the whole switch and bait.

Why do I keep doing this to myself?????

YEP. That about sums it up.
Shari Kay
Jul 11, 2017 marked it as skip-it
This author and I do not have the same definition of 'romance' and here is another fine example why.

Lariza Diaz
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, must-read
Me after reading the blurb one month ago:
Because of Low 2.0 WHY ELI WHYYY? why not one of Dewayne's sons or Preston's or someone better? Why ruin Lila Kate's story by making her the second price when she should be first, she's such a special person she deserves a better story a better partner. I was so excited when I find out that she was the next on getting her story but now I don't feel like I'm even going to read the story and that made me sad because I like her she's my favorite baby from al
Jul 10, 2017 rated it liked it
3 Disappointed Stars!

When you grow up with series as romantic yet real like Sea Breeze and Rosemary Beach, you definitely have high expectations. But what happens when their kids ruin it all?

WARNING:This review is not professional, is not logical but is in fact a grievance of a dedicated fan.

When Rush met Blaire, Grant fell for Harlow, Cope loved Nan, Cage promised Eva forever, Marcus supported Willow and Amanda showed Preston how to love, I too let myself be readily whisked away into that wo
Jul 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.25 Love Triangle Stars!

This story pulled me in a few different directions. I really liked Eli, and was rooting for him to be the game changer for, Lila Kate! I didn't like Cruz, and his aloof, playboy attitude. Without giving too much away, there was a big NASTY reason for Cruz being the way he was, for the most part! That reason, I could have clawed her eyes out...sight unseen! I would have liked to have seen way more justice to have played out, in that respect! I know that's pretty cryptic
Ana M. Camila
May 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
2/5 Eli Hardy Deserves Better STARS


Me tomare mi tiempo para escribir todo lo que deseo sobre esta historia. Es la 1 am y me siento inconforme, me siento timada y me encuentra rabiosa. Principalmente no venia con ninguna expectativa para esta historia pero en el fondo estaba esa pequeña esperanza de que este libro fuera mejor que el primero pero sinceramente para mi no lo fue, fue igual; flojo, corto y una falta de respeto para ser parte de una nueva saga (una unión de sagas e
2.5 stars
What the actual eff did I just read?!

I think this appropriately encapsulates my feelings of this book from beginning to end...

Damn... one thing I'll say is that this book was not as predictable as I thought it would be when I first dove in. Messy romance story ugh.

Lila Kate comes from a privileged background and after finally coming to terms that her long-time crush, Cruz, will never be part of the fairytale romance she dreamed of having, alike her parents, she decides to leave Rosem
Jul 11, 2017 rated it did not like it
Sigh :( I don't know what to think...first of all super misleading synopsis...the story felt rushed and I didn't connect with any of the characters. In all honesty, please Abbi stop writing about these kids. It's ruining my opinion of my most favourite characters from Sea Breeze and Rosemary Beach. If these are the kids they have raised, they have turned into really mediocre parents :/. I'd rather not know more about any of them. Done. Will treasure the other books forever though. Xxx
Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
If this hadn't JUST been published, I could have sworn I'd read this Abbi Glines book before. She REALLY needs to mix it up a bit. And by mix it up, I don't mean throw in a bunch of plot points that don't go anywhere...

Oh and uh the understanding of how birth control works in this thing is, um, lacking...
Jul 14, 2017 rated it did not like it
To say i’m disappointed, is an understatement. I am so so upset. Hate the hero, Lila Kate is annoying and i just can’t with this book. Ugh... i didn’t even finish the first book, i should’ve known that’s the first warning. I feel so bad for giving this book 1 star (believe me, no one is more sad about this than me) but that’s really how bad this book is. I love Abbi Glines, i really do, and Rosemary Beach is one of my favorite series, but this one is a pure mess. i probably won’t bother to read ...more
Jul 16, 2017 rated it did not like it
I've had time to dwell on my feelings since skim-finishing this book and I'm not too sure why these books are even being written. I felt like I had already read this book, mainly because I find Abbi's books in both the Seabreeze and Rosemary Beach worlds the exact same. Same type of characters, same story lines, etc.

I also think Abbi needs to educate herself on how birth control works because honey.

Oh, Honeeey!
Momo  Raen
Jul 12, 2017 rated it did not like it
Before I start, I really do love Abbi Glines and her works. She's an amazing author. I've read all of them so many times that I've lost count, and I was super excited when picking this up, but unfortunately, this has been one of my least favourites.

On my first viewing, I was excited because I was looking forward to Lila-Kate and Eli's love story, because that's what the blurb had led me to believe. It also made me sympathise for Eli too, and I thought it'd be sweet if he met the right girl duri
Jul 10, 2017 rated it liked it
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Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I hate it that I have to rate so low a book of one of my favorite authors but I think this series just doesn't work for me. I don't want to give any spoilers so I will be short: One of the worst love-triangle romances I've ever read and the drama in this story went from bad to worse. The only good thing about this book was Abbi Glines' writing, which I enjoyed very much.
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm obsessed with Abbie's books! She knows how to play with my emotions 🙊❤
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have been looking forward to this book....and I was confused because I thought this was Lila and Eli's book. But it turns out he was the other guy and Cruz was the main love interest.

Lila Kate starts this book off with an adventure to discover who she wants to be and the beginning finds Eli. But quickly Cruz realizes that he isn't coping well with Lila being gone and he runs after her.

For the most part, Cruz is a little pyscho crazy about Lila not wanting him or finding out about his past.
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: series, new-adult
OMG, Abbi!


Lila Kate and Cruz' story was really frustrating but it was ok. The drama and all was too much though.

BTW, Woods was one scary SOB. Lol. Still hot especially when he gets soft with Della. Grant Carter was still goofy and soft-hearted when it comes to her girls, Harlow and Lila. Loved these men.

But fuckin' hell. ELI HARDY DID NOT DESERVE THAT. :(
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
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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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