Title: Just For Now
Series: Sea Breeze #4
Author: Abbi Glines
Genre: New Adult Romance
Heat Level: 3 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch Kay
The day Preston Drake figured out that wealthy women paid well for a set of tight abs and a pretty face his life turned around.
The run down rat-infested trailer he had shared with his alcoholic mother and three younger siblings was now only a place he visited to pay the bills and stock the pantry with food.
He no longer worried about his family starving or living without electricity. The money he made entertaining rich older women more than covered his family’s needs and his own. He had it all figured out. Except…
There was this girl.
She was as innocent as he was tainted.
Amanda Hardy wished her knees didn’t get weak when Preston walked into a room. She hated the fact her heart raced when he flashed his smile in her direction. He had a different girl in his bed every night. He was the kind of boy a smart girl ran from. So, why was she coming up with ways to get close to him? Even when it was obvious he wanted to keep her at a distance.
Maybe her heart knew something the world didn’t. Maybe Preston Drake was more than just a pretty face.
This is my first five star book of the year! It may not sound like much to you but it’s great for me!
Preston is a mess. Truly a mess. He’s drunk a lot of the time and screwing most anything all the time. He has the weight of the world on his shoulders. He was raised as poor white trash. His mother had no emotional attachment to him. Her next fix was always more important. She is a total bitch. He now as an adult plays baseball and goes to college. He needs these two things to help him secure a future so that he can continue to care for his younger siblings that his mother has custody of. To help pay for all these things, he has sex with older, wealthy women for money. It’s a well kept secret.
Amanda is Preston’s BFF’s little sister and she’s wanted Preston for a long time. She knows he’s a manwhore. She’s seen him around town with a different girl every night. She doesn’t care. She wants him. So, one night she goes for it. It’s never worked before but she won’t be deterred. She doesn’t realize how drunk Preston is but he’s toasted. He takes her up on her offer in a storage room. After it’s over he just walks away, leaving her heartbroken.
Preston has had some feelings for Amanda for a while now but refuses to act on them for many reasons. The main two are that she’s Marcus’ sister and she’s innocent. He wouldn’t dare think about tainting her. Now if he could just get her out of his head and get his mind back on what he needs to do to survive. Amanda tries to move on despite Preston’s treatment of her.
This hit every mark for me. I loved the characters, the humor, the hot sex and the story. Preston and Amanda were absolutely perfect for each other. A lot goes on in this story and the emotions are high. This series is fantastic and I can’t wait to read more.