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Just for Now (Sea Breeze 4) Paperback – 25 Apr 2013

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (25 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1471117529
  • ISBN-13: 978-1471117527
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.1 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (213 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 439,568 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Abbi Glines is the international bestselling author of series like SeaBreeze, Rosemary Beach and The Vincent Boys, all of which have had titles on the NYT bestseller list. A devoted booklover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama. She maintains a Twitter addiction at @abbiglines and can also be found at AbbiGlines.com.


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By Laura TOP 500 REVIEWER on 9 Nov. 2012
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I didn't read the first book in this series but I liked 'Because of Low' and 'While it Lasts'. However, this book is the weakest in my opinion.
Amanda (Marcus' sister) has been in love with Preston since she was 16. She's now 18 and the book starts as she makes a play for Preston one night when he is drunk. They have sex in an outside storage unit and she gives him her virginity (although she had told him she wasn't innocent). It's over very quickly and then he walks out and leaves her alone.
The book then starts 3 months later. Preston has been trying to avoid Amanda because he feels he's not good enough for her. When he does see her, he is quite mean to her and hurts her. Poor Amanda is what can only be described as a drip!! When Preston finally gives in to Amanda again it turns out he had forgotten about having sex with her! When he finds out he took her virginity, he feels bad. He also remembers that Amanda had an orgasm that night. Now considering all he did was kiss her breast, I find this a bit laughable!!
They embark on a sort of relationship but its a bit difficult because her brother Marcus or any of his and Preston's friends can't find out. Preston also has siblings he has to take care of because his Trailer Park Mother is a waste of space. Now here is the part I found hard to take about this story. To make enough money to have his own apartment, go to school and look after his mother and siblings, Preston needs to make a lot of money. To do this, he sells his body, yep, he's a Gigolo!!
Whilst seeing and having sex with Amanda, he still carries on servicing the older women who pay him for sex. He does feel guilty but he carries on because he needs the money.
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In a nutshell, Sadie White is a teenager struggling to deal with a childish, heavily pregnant mother. She ends up having to go to her mother's work place to take over her job, as her irresponsible mother can't be bothered to do it herself. The home she goes to just happens to be the summer abode of the "hottest, most famous teen idol in the world'. They meet, and it's love at first sight. Various dilemmas ensue.

This book was ok. Not brilliant, just ok. I say that for a variety of reasons, but primaily because I found alot of the language/conversation between Sadie and Jax, the superstar teen idol, to be unrealistic and stilted, with a lack of realistic flow (as well as content. They say an awful lot of hugely melodramtic things about each other. It's just a little bit jarring, and unbeliievable). There wasn't very many contractions in their speech with each other, making them seem like formal adults (lack of 'I'm", "wouldn't", would've" etc. Mostly it's - "I am", I would not", "that is not so", and so on. Which I feel adds to to the lack of realistic conversational flow. Who speaks like that?)

The other aspect which made the book just ok for me was the relationshop between the two main characters, which I don't think anyone could relate to because the things they say to each other and how they act towards one another is just a bit too over the top and filled with melodrama that has no real basis in real life relationships (even though of course Jax is a super famous idol. What I mean is that no one really speak like that to each other, only little kids). There is a lot of mention (from the "great, beautiful, amazing" Sadie herself as well) of how mature and grown up Sadie is. How beautiful she is, how desirable she is etc.
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I finally read Breathe a few months ago (after having the entire series on my Kindle for God knows how long). I’m disappointed. I was expecting so much, not just from what I’d heard of the Sea Breeze series but also from what I’ve read of other Abbi books.

The characters didn’t talk like people their age would in reality. Everything sounded so formal. Then again I read a previous version (the one with the original cover) of the book & a newer/updated version is now available so it's most likely been fixed.

The story itself was lacking that certain Abby Glines factor that I’ve come to know from ‘Fallen Too Far and her newer books but I really liked the characters (although Miss Mary could've done with saying "Girl" a little less... sometimes she said it 3 or 4 times on one page).

The emotions I expected to feel reading an Abbi Glines book just weren't there for me. I felt strangely detached from the storyline and I felt that it was a teeny bit melodramatic (in the way that characters thought about and reacted to situations they were faced with)

The ending redeemed the storyline so much that it was easy to forget all the other problems I had had with Breathe along the way.
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* Some minor spoilers throughout this review *

I was really looking forward to this book. Preston had been the character that interested me the most in this series and I'd liked Amanda since book 1.

Amanda is Marcus' little sister. She is in love with Marcus' best friend Preston.

Preston has a new woman every night in his personal life (total man-whore) and then you find out what his job is and you realise "man-whore" is actually a literal description. You meet his mother who is complete scum and your heart breaks for his 3 much younger siblings... Preston is not perfect by a long shot but your heart simply breaks for him, the choices he makes and the reasons he does what he does...

However, It doesn't excuse the fact he can sleep with someone and completely forget about it!!!

Oh, sorry, think it was a dream... Okay, he's devastated when he realises it wasn't a dream but it still doesn't make up for it.

Amanda is young and naive.

She wants Preston and she gets him just not the way she wants him... In all fairness I don't think anyone in her right mind would be happy with losing their virginity on a wooden box in a shed and then having the guy get off you and leave without a word... What I don't understand is how that experience didn't turn her completely off him! So what he's beautiful? He isn't even nice to her! Does she have no self-respect?

As the story goes on Preston changes and the relationship grows and you can accept it...

Amanda's reaction to Preston's "job" is understandable. Her taking him back once everything unfolds and his job changes to a normal one is also understandable... But the ending left me with no way to envision a happy future for them and that made me sad.
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