Title: While It Lasts
Series: Sea Breeze #3
Author: Abbi Glines
Genre: New Adult Romance
Heat Level: 3 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch Kay
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 every 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.
I’m falling in love with this series!
This story is about Cage York, who is a consummate playboy. We first get to hear about his sexual exploits in the previous book. He may have been in the first book, I don’t know because I haven’t read that one. He’s a party animal. Drinking, whoring, baseball and his BFF are what makes up his life. After a night of partying his drives home drunk and ends up working the summer at his coach’s brother’s farm. He has no choice or he’ll lose his scholarship. Baseball is way out of his horrific life.
Eva is the farmer’s daughter. Eighteen months prior, she lost her fiancée when his was killed in the Armed Forces. She’s in a world of hurt. She’s solitary except for a select few people. She hates Cage on sight. He’s the absolute opposite of her deceased fiancée. Cage can’t figure out what he did that makes this girl hate him so much. He just wants to get the summer over with and get back to baseball. As the summer progresses, each of them realize their attraction to the other and sparks fly.
Cage was so easy for me to love. Sure, he’s broken and a hot mess but he’s also endearing and a bit chivalrous. Eva is snarky and sometimes bitchy but you totally get. She trying to deal with the fact that her heart didn’t die with her fiancée. Her fiancée seemed like a decent, great guy. He was pretty much perfect and she goes and falls for a complete bad boy.
I loved the story and the prologue was gut wrenching. The letter she read from her fiancée made me cry buckets. The scene at his gravesite at the end did the same. Abbi Glines is fast becoming one of my very favorite authors and for good reason. She knows her shit. Her stories are enthralling and emotion packed. This is an older book and as usual I was late to the party. Now I have to catch up on her backlist.