Wednesday, 30 January 2013
While It Lasts by Abbi Glines
Published: 6th October 2012
Cage brings his playboy prowess to the countryside as the Sea Breeze hookups continue, from self-published phenomenon Abbi Glines. Low broke Cage’s heart by getting with Marcus in Because of Low. Cage went into a tailspin that ended in a DUI. In order to salvage his baseball scholarship—the one thing he truly valued besides Low—Cage must take a summer job. At a farm. Away from Sea Breeze. With lots of cows, but no hot girls. Maybe that’s what Cage needs to get back on track.
But wait—there’s that hostile daughter of the farm boss. She’s pretty and occasionally sweet, and there seems to be a lot of sadness and mystery behind her anger. Cage is dying to strip her down—physically and mentally—in the back of the barn. But is he prepared for what will happen afterward?
This is my first Abbi Glines book, even though this is the third in this series, and I loved it! Eva has lost her fiancée in the war a year and a half ago and is having trouble moving on with her life. Enter Cage, a bad boy who got caught, a player who doesn't know any better and a gorgeous guy who definitely knows it! Both Eva and Cage were incredible characters, but Cage really impressed me in how he had layers; too often the bad boy image is never lost but Cage developed in himself and in his respect for women. Eva was equally fantastic, just in how touching her story was and even though she was broken, she refused to let it affect her family and her friendship with Cage.
Initially was not sure about the whole romance of the story, after all, her fiancée has died! But Glines grew the relationship slowly, giving both Eva and the reader to warm up to the idea of a new man in her life. The way Cage and Eva grew closer was sweet and touching but at the same time, funny and sexy. It was a really good build up of relationship, because after the lose of Josh, Eva isn't ready to open her heart to anyone new and Cage is the most unlikely of candidates anyway!
I loved this love story, with all its anger and hurt and funny one-liners, Cage and Eva growing into proper adults and Glines dealing with a rather sensitive issue of moving on after death. Very well done, especially adding in some rather well-written sex scenes!
This counted towards my genre variety and ebook challenges.