Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Review ~ WHILE IT LASTS (SEA BREEZE #3) by Abbi Glines

Maybe driving home after a few (or more) shots of tequila had been a bad idea, but hell, he did it all the time. The cops had to have been freaking bored to have pulled him over. He wasn’t even swerving! That’s Cage York’s story and he’s sticking to it.

Unfortunately, his baseball coach isn’t buying it. Cage has a free ride to the local junior college for baseball -- or he did, until he’d gotten a DUI. Now, Cage has to decide: does he drop out and give up his dream of getting noticed by a college in the SEC, and possibly making it into the Major Leagues -- or does he give in to his coach’s demands and spend his summer bailing hay?

Eva Brooks planned out her life step by step when she was eight years old. Not once over the years had she lost sight of her goals. Josh Beasley, her next door neighbor, had been the center of those goals. He’d been her first boyfriend at seven, her first kiss at ten, her first date at fifteen, and her first tragedy at eighteen. The moment she’d received the phone call from Josh’s mother saying he’d been killed along with four other soldiers just north of Baghdad, Eva’s carefully planned life imploded in the worst way possible.

Cage isn’t real happy with his closet-sized bedroom in the back of a foul smelling barn, or his daily interactions with cows, but he knows that if he doesn’t make his coach happy then he can kiss his scholarship goodbye. Only a sick and twisted man would decide his punishment was to be working on a farm all summer. No hot babes in bikinis waiting to meet a Southern boy to make her vacation complete. Just him and the damned cows.

Oh -- and an uptight, snarky brunette with the biggest blue eyes he’s every seen. But she doesn’t count, because as hard as he’s tried to charm her out of her panties - he’s pretty sure she’d rather see him hung from the rafters than let him get a taste of her pretty little lips.

While It Lasts...I don't even know what to say! I've been dying patiently waiting for this book since the moment I met Cage York in Because of Low. Even though the story didn't center around Cage, I couldn't help but want more. I mean, he was gorgeous, loved Low so much, but he was also a man-whore. [Sorry Cage, you know it's true.]  In his moments with Low, though, a vulnerable side to Cage emerged, and I knew that given a chance, he would shine. Give us a reason to love him, other than the "to-die-for" sexiness. And he did. Cage is a boy who never got the love a child deserves, was never told that he was worthy of love. The only healthy relationship he's ever had was with Low. My heart broke for this beautiful boy who never knew that yes, he deserves love.

Eva Brooks is a girl undone. After the death of her life-long love Josh, Eva has closed herself off from the world. She refuses to move on, believing a life without Josh is impossible, and a betrayal. So when Cage York comes to work on her father's ranch, she is prepared to spend the summer ignoring him. But a man like Cage is impossible to ignore, especially when he spends his days half naked, working in the heat, sweaty... Still, Eva is determined not to let Cage get to her. And I really adored her. Eva can come across as prickly, but she's guarded. With the sort of loss she endured, you can hardly blame her. But she also has a latent passionate side, a side Cage can bring forward with a sexy line and smile.

I know that I've portrayed While It Last as a story full of emotion and depth, and it surely is. But it is also a FUN and SEXY story. Nobody can throw out a sexy innuendo like Cage York. That boy makes me melt. He's so sexy, so self-assured and so darn sweet when he wants to be that it's a good things he's fictional or I would be all over that, which would most likely displease my husband. And this BY FAR is THE STEAMIEST book Abbi Glines has delivered yet. Cage York may be in tamed, but he's still Cage. Cage is soooo not PG. And it was a brave decision for Glines to remain true to Cage. If she'd held back with the steam, it wouldn't have been the Cage we fell in love with. Just prepare yourself, ladies. Ice packs at the ready.

Once again, Abbi Glines has proven why she is one of my favorite authors. Her stories deliver such an emotional impact. I'm always laughing, melting, crying and I always end her books laughing while crying. Her characters never have easy road to their happily ever after, but she gets them there all the same. I'm always happy to be able to go along for the ride.
Favorite Quote:

"His acceptance of my stupidity made something in me melt. Had I ever known anyone like him before? He made mistakes and 'fessed up to them. He didn't make excuses for the things he did wrong. He just dealt with it and moved on. I wanted to be that strong. I wanted that kind of determination to just live." (eARC, 39%)

" 'You have no idea how special you are. You see the bad. You've always just seen the bad. But I see the good. There is so much that is good and wonderful about you. You let Eva see that. You've never let anyone else see it before, except me. But you let her. I know, that she can't help but love what she saw.' " (eARC, 92%)

Abbi GlinesAbbi Glines can be found hanging out with rockstars, taking out her yacht on weekends for a party cruise, sky diving, or surfing in Maui. Okay maybe she needs to keep her imagination focused on her writing only. In the real world, Abbi can be found hauling kids (several who seem to show up that don’t belong to her) to all their social events, hiding under the covers with her MacBook in hopes her husband won’t catch her watching Buffy on Netflix again, and sneaking off to Barnes and Noble to spend hours lost in the yummy goodness of books. If you want to find her then check Twitter first because she has a severe addiction to tweeting @abbiglines. Facebook is also somewhere she visits a little too often. She blogs regularly but rarely about anything life changing. She also really enjoys talking about herself in third person.

Connect with Abbi at:
her website | Twitter | GoodReads | Facebook

Source: Received from author in exchange for an honest review.

I will gift one lucky ready an ebook of While It Lasts.

The details:
  • Must be 18+ years of age to enter.
  • Must be able to accept an ebook via Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
  • Giveaway ends Sunday, August 5, at 11:59 pm.
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  1. I havent read this series yet but I have read Abbis other books and I really want to read them all! Plus, this cover is hot!

  2. YES it is!!!! Great review!!!

    Loved this book.


  3. I haven't read any of the books yet but now I definitely will! They sound amazing!

  4. I haven't read any of this series yet, though I do own the first two books, but I'm going to go out on a limb and venture that I'm going to love Cage best. :P Geez, I need to read these soon!

  5. SO total fail! I have the first 2 books and haven't read them yet, but I am taking a month at the end of the year to read "me" books. I only have a few things scheduled for Nov. so that's probably my month. There are so many books I have been dying to read that I need to get to. I think I am going to love Cage, but no choosing favorites until I have read the first 2 books. ;)

  6. Awesome review. I was up till 2:00 a.m. reading last night, and can't wait to finish tonight. I'm so in love with Cage in this book. Can't wait to see how it ends.

  7. Sounds like a great story! Eva's story thread really intrigues me. And what's not to love about a hot guy? :) Great review!

  8. I have to be honest i have not read any of these book so i don't know anything about the story or the amazing HOT guys, However i do now that i am going over to amazon to check them out haha, and when i do i will let you know. Thanks for a grand giveaway joannie sparks

  9. AH I bought this one the other night and need to start it :( now I really want to start it! Great review - I love Abbi Glines!

  10. Love this and love Cage! Nice review babycakes! Love when we get to read together.

  11. I have not read any of the series yet, but cage sounds wonderful. Thx for giveaway.

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  13. I love this series! Marcus is my favorite.. I wasn't a huge fan of Cage in Because f Low but I loved his devotion.

    A wonderful review! I'm all the more eager to read it now.

  14. The STEAMIEST novel by Abbi Glines so far????? Dear Lord... While It Lasts downloaded and I'm getting ready to spend the night with Cage ;-)

  15. I haven't read them yet so I'm not sure who will be my favorite. But I gotta say if I saw someone looking like that out my back window because that is what it looks like a couple acres back I would be in heaven and I wouldn't be able to hold my daughter back!

  16. I haven't read anything by this author yet but with how much you have raved about her books I actually bought the first book in the Vincent Boys series. :)

    Thanks for always recommending great books and for sticking around Pages of Forbidden Love even though I've been MIA lately!

  17. I haven't read this book but I want to read^^

  18. I'm almost done with this. I love it. My heart bleeds for Eva. Cage, Oh Cage. I loved him, but he will never rank in my favorites because he's just not my type. A little too rough around the edges. I loved his sensitive side, but his man whoring ways will always cloud my opinion of him. lol


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