While it Lasts (Summer Breeze #3) - Abbi Glines
Genre - New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance
Released - July 28, 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.
Cage isn’t real happy with his closet-sized bedroom in the back of a foul smelling barn, or his daily interactions with cows, but he knows that if he doesn’t make his coach happy then he can kiss his scholarship goodbye. Only a sick and twisted man would decide his punishment was to be working on a farm all summer. No hot babes in bikinis waiting to meet a Southern boy to make her vacation complete. Just him and the damned cows.
Oh -- and an uptight, snarky brunette with the biggest blue eyes he’s ever seen. But she doesn’t count, because as hard as he’s tried to charm her out of her panties - he’s pretty sure she’d rather see him hung from the rafters than let him get a taste of her pretty little lips.
Here I was, thinking that Abbi Glines couldn't give me another male character who I would swoon over as much as I did for Beau Vincent from The Vincent Boys. Boy, was I wrong. I swooned, I fell in love, I laughed and I even cried. While it Lasts is an amazing, fabulous novel, so I don’t know why you’re still here reading this review…go and buy it now!
For those of you who do want to know a bit more about this novel, I will say two words only: Cage York. Those are the only two words you will need to know going into this novel and the only two words you will remember having finished it.
First, let me just say that While it Lasts is part of a series (Book 3, in fact), but you don’t need to read the previous books to be able to understand this one. I didn’t and I loved it just the same, although I am going back to read the other two now.
Eva Brooks is another great character, courtesy of Abbi Glines. She has lost her fiancé and wants to heal and move on with her life, but she just can’t let go. You really feel for her and you want the best for Eva so, when Cage York enters the scene he might not be the best choice to help her along. He’s arrogant, cocky, a player but he’s pretty darn sexy too and ladies, you are going to fall head over heels for Cage.
The book is about Eva and Cage’s hot and cold relationship (aren’t they the best kind to read about?) and the struggles they face as they change each other into better people. Eva learns to move on from her past and Cage learns that he is capable of being with one woman for the rest of his life.
There are some pretty steamy scenes in this book, so I would recommend it for Adults only. I really enjoyed this book, and now I’m going to go and devour the remainder of Abbi Glines’ books! I recommend this if you enjoy steamy, summer romances and Adult Contemporary Romance novels.