Thursday, July 31, 2014

Book Review: Sometimes It Lasts

Sometimes It Lasts (Sea Breeze, #5)Author: Abbi Glines
Publication Date: June 3, 2014
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Series: Sea Breeze # 5

Cage York has to choose between a love of the game and a love of the girl in this sultry Sea Breeze novel from New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines.

Cage York finally has everything he ever wanted.

And Eva is at the very top of that list; the perfect girl with a temper as hot as her fabulously flawless body. But for Cage, a baseball scholarship has always been a close second. So when Cage finally gets his chance, he and Eva must endure a long distance relationship and all the dangerous temptations that come with it. Temptations that former bad boy Cage York may not be able to escape.

Then after receiving some illicit photos that show Cage has been behaving badly very badly. Eva finds solace in the comforting arms of her insanely attractive neighbor Jeremy, who vows that he will take care of Eva in ways Cage never could. It’s an offer that may be too good for Eva to turn down.

Torn between his baseball dream and the girl of this dreams, Cage must prove he’s worthy of Eva’s love, or risk losing her to Jeremy forever.

“But dreams change. Fate has a way of showing you paths you want more.”

“No excuses; those were just weak.”

“I was desperate but I wanted to hear her tell me I was it for her. That the future was us.”

“Somehow I’d managed to function without feelings.”

This story is everything I expect a sequel to be, but then again I expected nothing less from a book by Abbi Glines. In While It Lasts, readers fell in love with bad boy Cage York who was sent to work for one long, hot summer on a farm because of a DUI. Here he met Eva Brooks and their love story magically unfolded. This book picks up where the first left off, but this time around Cage has been accepted into his dream school and that means suffering through a long distance relationship with Eva. We will watch them fight and struggle to keep their fairytale romance intact. They face brand new obstacles in this book, and another boy is thrown into the mix for Eva. As always, Abbi Glines delivers a wonderful, addicting new book with absolutely amazing character to boot!

Rollercoaster ride in hyper drive. This is the best description that I can come up with for this book. I was experiencing so many emotions as Eva and Cage break up and reunite and fight for one another. It was all so passionate and just the kind of story that made me fall in love with Abbi’s writing in the first place. I would even venture as far to say that I enjoyed this book more than the first. Eva and Cage were really put to the test here and I thought this was a pretty accurate representation of a long distance relationship and the kind of emotions that you experience while in the middle of one. Beautifully written!

All of Abbi’s book are written and paced so well. I always fly through them in about a day’s time. I got through this story even faster because once all the drama hit the fan there was no way I could ever put it down. I really enjoyed some of the added information that Glines put into the story that allowed us to catch up with characters from some of her past novels and see where their lives had taken them. I will remain a true, devoted Glines fan for as long as she is writing these awesome books!

***A free copy of this book was provided to me by the publishers at Simon Pulse in exchange for my honest review***

1 comment:

  1. I have never read anything by Abbi Glines before but I keep hearing fantastic things about her books. Sounds like they're definitely worth checking out.
    Monique @ Mo_Books