While it Lasts (Sea Breeze 3) Paperback – 25 Apr 2013
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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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Eva Brooks has spent the last eighteen months of her life in limbo, since her fiance Josh Beasley was killed in Iraq. They had been friends since childhood, so it seemd only natural that their relationship blossomed into something more meaningful as they got older. Now Eva is just a shadow of the girl she once was. Josh's brother stays close to Eva, hoping that she will pick up the threads of her life. But she refuses to even take off her engagement ring.
When Cage arrives at her father's farm Eva gives him a hard time. Her friend Becca is all over Cage like a rash, and suddenly Eva starts to feel jealous. Eva knows that Cage is poles apart from the sort of man Josh was. Cage is the archetypal bad boy. Love em and leave em. But she soon starts to see another side to Cage, and the fact that he is drop dead gorgeous might be a bonus.
Loved this story from Abbi Glines, beautifully written well developed characters, and just an all round joy to read. This really is the definintion of a romance book for me. Highly recommend.
Whilst I agree with the author that she couldn't have written a book about Cage without featuring sex and language, I am a bit disappointed she also chose to write scenes featuring unprotected sex. I'm sure YA's will read this book as it is part of a series and they will want to know what happened with Cage so I think it's a bit irresponsible of the author to have the characters have unprotected sex.
That rant aside, I liked Cage in 'Because of Low'. Yes he was a womaniser but you could tell he was also caring because of how he looked out for Low.
I think the author is relying on readers having read the previous novel to understand Cage as she doesn't go into it again much in this book. I would have liked her to explore more about Cage's past. Some parts of the book feel rushed, especially the last few pages. We are told Eva sorted things with her Dad but I would have liked to read how she did that. I would also like to have been told what Eva was going to do once she made her decision to be with Cage. Was she going back to College etc?
I liked the love story and how Cage makes Eva feel again after the loss of her young fiance. The book does contain sex scenes and they are well written (apart from the lack of condom!).
It was good to read about Cage falling in love and knowing heartache after his womanising ways. Eva is a good match for him. I liked her.
Ava Brooks had her life planned out when she was eight years old and as she grew up it never changed. Ava loved her neighbour, Josh Beasley, more than she could ever have thought possible. He had been her first in everything that counted - first kiss, first date, first boyfriend. And then she got the letter Josh had written her in the event that he died whilst serving in Baghdad. Ava's plan and life erupted and when she had the strength to pick up the pieces she discovered she would never be whole again.
Cage stands for everything that Ava hates. Womanising, careless, cocky. He irritates her beyond compare so why can she not stop thinking about his smile?
What was supposed to be the worst summer ever may just be what these two need to turn into something whole.
Cage York...how do I put him into words?Read more ›
Cage is a complicated character. He's had an awful childhood which has left its mark (although we don't really get told much about his childhood). His usual routine is to use and discard women, with the exception of Low - his best friend.
In this book we know he was caught driving under the influence of alcohol... but we don't know the circumstances around it. We don't know the court's decision/penalties. We just know he isn't allowed to drive and is in danger of losing his scholarship at college... What he is studying is anyone's guess. What he wants to do in life is also anyone's guess. This is my main complaint with this series. There is no real fleshing out of the characters.
Eva is a wonderful character. She is so hurt and lost after the death of her fiancé... Eighteen months have passed from his death and she hasn't been able to move on. Her anger towards Cage in the beginning is believable. Her growing attraction to him and the way she opens up to him are well done and her hesitance and confusion are all understandable and relatable. BUT we don't know much about her. Does she go to college? Does she work? What does she want in the future? Marriage? Babies? To be a professional musician? No fleshing out!!
The relationship between Cage and Eva is sweet and sexy and develops in a way which is completely believable... The ending is particularly sweet.
Also, I liked the update on characters from the other books(Marcus and Low, Preston, Rock etc.)
Basically is was a good read. Not great but enjoyable enough to pass a day.
3 out of 5 stars.
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Lovely book loved the whole series too quickly they were that goodPublished 5 months ago by Natalie
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Oh my gosh, I lovedddd this book!! Can't wait to see it being made into a film hopefully in the near future! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Charlotte
Cage York eat your heart out, bring me the bad boy, for sure. Loved it, can't wait to see this on the big screen, can't tell you how many times I have read this book and it never... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Michelle b
when Eva talks to and about josh it makes me cry....I couldn't help but think after reading this book if Josh hadn't died who would she have chosen Josh or Cage? Read morePublished 17 months ago by Amy
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