Monday, July 30, 2012

While it Lasts by Abbi Glines ~ Review

Available tomorrow  (but check because it might be live today)

Source:  Received eBook from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

While it Lasts (Sea Breeze #3)

Caution:  While the first two books in the Sea Breeze series were YA, this one is very much Adult for language and sexual content.

My Summary:

Cage doesn't do relationships, he doesn't even do seconds.  No, his life is baseball, his best friend Low and the party life.  Low is the only family he's ever had and he'd do anything for her.  But when his partying ways catch up with him, Cage ends up on Eva's daddy's farm for the summer.  And while Cage is certainly attracted to Eva, the feeling doesn't seem mutual.  In fact, she seems to hate him on sight.  There is something sad about Eva, though, and Cage's protective nature that he's reserved only for Low makes an appearance. Is it possible that Cage has found a girl he could love?  Maybe, but will she give him a chance to prove he can be more than the man whore of his past.

My Thoughts:

5 stars -  A sexy story of healing and love

I met Cage in Because of Low and I loved him.  He's this sexy guy that sleeps around A LOT but his heart was so in the right place for his best friend Low.  It was clear there was more to Cage than his man whoring ways.

I wasn't sure how Abbi was gonna tame this dude cause he just wasn't satisfied with one girl.  I just needed to trust this fabulous author because she crafted the perfect girl to do the job.  Eva isn't gonna drool openly and fall at Cage's feet, oh no.  She did her drooling privately.  Heehee.  No, this girl was broken and was really struggling to get past some hard things in her life.  She has great support but she's given up some huge parts of her life.  It takes someone totally different for Eva to start to see good things again.  I loved that about this story.  Sometimes, stepping outside your comfort zone is exactly what you need to survive the hard times in your life.  And Cage has this incredible protective nature that we saw in BoL but really that was the key to him figuring out some things of his own.   Of course I loved these characters.  Abbi makes some of the best characters, always real!  I so wouldn't be surprised to meet these two because they come alive on the pages.

There is so much twisting and turning in this one that my emotions were rocking through the roller coaster ride that was reading it.  My heart went out to Eva and I cried for her.  Then I wanted to slap her for pushing Cage away.  Oh course, I wanted to slap Cage a couple of times too but really, he's not used to this relationship stuff.  It was just so much fun to read.  I made the mistake of starting this book at 9PM and ended up staying up to finish it.  I tried to put it down and sleep but that was so not happening.

If you loved Because of Low then you NEED this book as soon as possible.  It can stand alone, but I think you'll love Cage more if you see him with Low first.  If you love the sexy romance, then this one should for sure be on your TBR list.

This one is available tomorrow, so make sure to pick it up!  


  1. Eeep! I'm so excited to finally read Cage's story! I've been nervous about it too, but your awesome review put me at ease a little.:)) Anyway, I know I'm going to love it.

    Thanks for a great review and recommendation!<3

  2. Okay so I totally freaking suck because I still haven't read Breathe or Because of Low. I don't know why since I have them and totally love Abbi's writing. I really want to try to take like November or something for me books and not do any review books that month. I have so many books I want to read and haven't had time to get to. Awesome review chick!

  3. Yay! I loved While It Lasts. Abbi does such a great job of bringing her characters to life. I was beyond happy w/the story. And whoa, this book is HOT!!!

    Great review, Val!

  4. I can't wait!!! Tomorrow is so far away!

  5. I loved this book! Cage is so fantastic. Glad you loved it as much as I did!!!! Nice review!

  6. i loved this book too! I couldn't put it down. I didnt know that I could love Cage so much. He is super hot!!

    Great review, Abbi is so awesome

  7. I finally bought a book by this author the other day. It isn't in this series, but I'm excited to start reading her work soon. I love that you're so passionate about her characters and about her writing, plus, Cage does sound like a layered character that I'll probably fall for! :)

  8. Very excited that this book is about to be released. Love me some Cage!

  9. Done and downloaded... I have high expectations for Cage. His heart is really at the right place... so is everything else ;-)