Thursday, August 1, 2013

Book Review: Because of Low

Because of Low (Sea Breeze, #2)Author: Abbi Glines
Publication Date: July 2, 2013
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Series: Sea Breeze # 2

It’s steamy in the Gulf town of Sea Breeze. Physical attraction is the only way to beat the heat in this start to a series from bestselling, previously self-published author Abbi Glines. Playboy Cage owns the apartment, and he hosts a revolving door of people, in and out, at all times. Most of them are long-legged hot girls who are never there more than a night or two. When Cage’s new roommate, Marcus, enters the picture, he’s just looking to nurse a broken heart. But there’s one particular semi-frequent regular who catches his eye.

Willow—“Low”—is the one Cage wants to marry. But the two of them are night and day, and Marcus can’t see how Low puts up with all of Cage’s womanizing. What she really needs is a real good-looking and sensible Marcus. But that’s going to get real complicated and real messy—real fast.

“Cage was my ‘boy next door’ growing up. He’s my best friend. I love him dearly and he really is all I have. The only person I can count on. We’ve never actually been in a relationship before because he knows I won’t have sex with him and he needs sex. He’s also wrapped up in the whole idea that a relationship between the two of use before we get married will end badly and he’ll lose me. He has this irrational fear of losing me.”

“Low,” Marcus whispered in my ear. I snuggled closer to the sound and breathed deeply. He smelled so good I wanted to curl up inside his clothes.

His eyes lifted and locked with mine. All the reasons I had to be aggravated with him vanished. Who could stay mad at that face?

But Cage’s sweat, beer, and cigarettes couldn’t compete with clean Marcus Hardy.

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.

***A copy of this book was provided to me by the publisher in exchange for my honest review***

1 comment:

  1. I LOve Abbi Glines and i Love the Sea Breeze Series all the Characters are beautifully flawed and it's a treat to read about them and watch them Find happy endings :)
    Great review!