Tuesday, August 21, 2012

While It Lasts by Abbi Glines

While It Lasts by Abbi Glines
Release Date: July 31, 2012

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 baling 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.  - Goodreads.com

This story went from zero to hot in like two pages.  I'm a big Abbi Glines fan, but I've never read one of her young adult stories, which is definitely how I would classify this story...as there are definitely elements that are inappropriate for younger teens.  But if you're a big fan of new adult stories, you'll definitely be a fan of this one.

I loved the characters in this book... Eva is suffering after the death of her fiance... a boy she's known and loved since a very young age, and feels somewhat like her love life is over after his death.  Cage is a player who has never really had a relationship and isn't really interested in one.  Put these two together and you have some of the best sexual tension I've seen in a book in a while, and it's exactly what I love to read!  Cage was hot, hot, hot!  Wow.  What a bad boy.  The kind of guy every woman wants to have a fling with at least once... but there's oh, so much more to him than that, and someone just has to find it.

But don't think this book is just a cute little summer read with some great sexual tension.  The story is so much more than that.  Being together changes these two characters, and it was really amazing to watch them both evolve together emotionally.

Abbi Glines does characters, relationship development and sexual tension really well.  But she also is amazing with a good story that has depth and change.  I love Abbi's books and can't wait to find more!

If you liked this book, check out her paranormal stories!


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