Friday, April 20, 2012

Video Book Review: Because Of Low

Marcus Hardy had hoped to enjoy a year away at college while he put the summer he’d rather forget behind him. But instead, he’s jerked right back to the coastal town of Sea Breeze, Alabama due to a family crisis. His dear ol' dad found himself a girlfriend only a few years older than Marcus. So now his sister needs help dealing with their mother who is mentally falling apart. The only bright spot to returning is the fascinating red head who sleeps over several times a week. The problem is she's sleeping in bed with his new roommate, Cage Watson.

Willow “Low” Foster needs a place to live. Running to Cage’s apartment every time her sister kicks her out isn’t exactly a long term solution. Juggling her courses at the local community college and a part time job doesn’t produce excess income. But Cage has a new roommate and suddenly sleeping over at her best friend’s apartment isn’t such a bad thing. Not when she gets to see those sexy green eyes of Marcus Hardy’s twinkle when he smiles at her like he wants her there.
Even though Cage seems a little territorial where Low is concerned, Marcus finds time to spend with Low without upsetting his roommate. Cage may use his small college baseball star persona to sleep with every hot female in his path but he’s still under the disillusion that when he’s through sowing his wild oats, he’s going to marry Low. Marcus intends to change that assumption for both Cage and Low. Until his carefully laid plans come crashing down with a revelation he never expected. He’ll have to choose between Low or his family. Because once the truth comes out.... there’s no other choice.

When I first saw this cover I was immediately drawn to the key that she is holding in her hand. I knew at that moment that this girl had a past to open and a guard around her heart. I wanted to know her story! The suitcase is awesome because it let me know that she is still trying to find her place in the world, which meant I was going on a journey while reading this book!
I found this book to be such a comforting read. The characters were so simple, yet so inspiring. Marcus Hardy was a catch! He had such an honest character that I immediately fell in love with him and knew that I wanted Low to end up with him in the end. He was fighting a lot of demons of his own and he overcame them by using Low as an outlet. He never let anything come between Low and himself. He was determined from day one to get that girl!!

Willow “Low” Foster has an interesting past and a lot of secrets she would rather that certain people like Marcus never learned about. She lives out of the suitcase that she carries and basically lives day by day because she has no place to call her own. I was so impressed with how she developed as a character and especially how she opened up and began to trust Marcus more and more. Low had to learn to love who she was as a person and accept that the things of her past would not define her. I was happy with how she overcame her past by the end of the book.

The love triangle was something that was beautifully articulated by Abbi Glines between, Marcus, Low, and Cage York. I believe that a lot of girls have that “big brother” like Cage was to Low and feelings were there, I honestly believe, but Low knew that the relationship between her and Cage had to remain a friendship. Even though she loved and cared for him deeply I think it was more of a mutual friendship because of the understanding of lifestyle that they both shared than anything else.

I loved the journey that I took with all of these characters and I honestly have nothing to complain about as far as the book goes. I loved it and am highly recommending it to all you readers!! It was an easy, lighthearted read that was well worth my time! And remember, like I said in my video it is on sale RIGHT NOW for only $.99 on Goodreads as well as Barnes and Noble and Abbi Glines’ website! Check it out guys; you won’t regret it :)

1 comment:

  1. I have this book on my kindle, but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet! It's like the second in a series or a companion novel, right? I don't know. Anyways, thanks for the great review. I'll definitely be reading this sooner rather then later! (: