Showing posts with label Abbi Glines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Abbi Glines. Show all posts

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Until Friday Night By Abbi Glines

To everyone who knows him, West Ashby has always been that guy: the cocky, popular, too-handsome-for-his-own-good football god. But on the inside he's grief-stricken - his father is dying and he hasn't told anyone because he can't face the truth.
Now, as his pain grows unbearable, West finally decides he needs to talk to someone about his dad. So in the dark shadows of a party, he tells the one girl who doesn't speak everything he can't tell anyone else. West expected to feel relief, a flood of emotions - but what he didn't expect was for Maggie Carleton to reply. For her to reveal a pain even deeper than his own. And, for them to form a connection so strong that he couldn't ever let her go.

West Ashby is the guy everyone in his school wants to be, or wants to date. He's the king of assholes to some, but it's all just a front. Some of it anyway. 

When Maggie comes to live with her aunt, and uncle, she's still recovering from a traumatic past, one that has left her mute, unable to communicate with others around her.

So when she is forced to go to a field party with her cousin who is the same age as her, she ends up hiding in the shadows, not wanting to get it anyones way. She already felt like she was imposing on her cousins life, so she wanted to stay out of sight. 

After a run in that first night at a field party, Maggie can't keep her mind away from West and what was her first kiss. 
But when she meets him at school she's confused to who is the real West. The one at school in front of everyone is a jerk, a womanizer, but the one he is when there is just them two is the nice, charming, broken West. He's the one she can't stop thinking about. 

The story is beautifully written and such a change from Abbi's other work that it was refreshing to read. 

Definitely one I'll be recommending. I don't usually pay £4.99 for an ebook, but I knew reading the blurb this book was going to be special and it was. It's one I'll be reading again in the future that's for sure. 


Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Forever too far (Rosemary Beech #3) By Abbi Glines

Rush promised Blaire forever... but promises can be broken. Torn between his family and Blaire, he has to find a way to save one without losing the other. In the end one has to be more important, but letting go isn't easy.
Blaire believed in her fairy tale... but no one can live in a fantasy. Her love for Rush kept her believing that they could find a way to be together. But Blaire has to make the right choice - for herself and her baby - even if that choice breaks her heart.
Will Blaire and Rush find the forever that they both want or has it all just gone too far?

This is a great end, to a great romance. I loved Blaire and Rush's story, and I'm gutted this is their last novel. 

In this book Nan is back, and already tearing her family a new one. She has found out who her biological dad is, and when she turns up to face him, she finds he has another daughter. Who I love. She's quiet, sweet and lovely, and can't wait to read more about her. 

Anyway, Nan causes more rifts between Rush and Blaire, demanding attention. It causes more stress to Blaire, especially carrying, and getting to know her father all over again, finding out things she never understood back then when he left. 

The story is the conclusion to Blaire and Rush, how they both find their happy ending. 
I liked how Abbi brought in other characters and little sneak peak of their books. 
Defo a series I'd recommend, time and time again. 


Never too far (Rosemary Beech #2) By Abbi Glines

Rush withheld a secret that had destroyed Blaire's world. She knows she can never forgive him, but she can't forget him either… Now, Blaire's back home in Alabama and is trying to move on with her life … until something happens to send her world spinning once again.
What do you do when the one person you can never trust again is the one that you need to trust so desperately? You lie, hide, avoid, and pray that your sins never find you out.

Still heartbroken, and mourning the loss of Rush and the betrayal, Blaire is back in her home town with a secret of her own. 

Once again she struggles to come to terms with the direction her life is leading, and when news is upturned, and Blaire is back in Rosemary Beech, she tries her hardest to trust Rush, but when he continues to put his sisters needs first, she doesn't know what to do. Especially with the secret she is carrying. 

I was glad Blaire has Woods and her friends looking out for her in this book. With everything that happened in Fallen too far, she really needed them, especially now she's determined to still do everything by herself, not relying on anyone to help her. The only person who I found wasn't really there for Blaire was Grant and that shocked me. Then too find out his relationship to Nan after everything she had done to Blaire and Rush's relationship shocked me even more. I didn't see him going for her type.

Moving in with Bethy was a safe haven for Blaire, she needed that space to call her own. I think it made her feel more independent. It also gave Rush a chance to help her move in, too provide for her, but she turns him down immediately. But still, hormones and her feelings for Rush are still there simmering, so when she's alone, locked in a bathroom with him, things get out of hand and once again, she sleeps with Rush.

Rush steps up and takes control once Blaire secret is revealed, and when another huge bomb is thrown at Rush's family, once again Blaire is torn in the middle, but it's Rush been torn apart by them, not finding a balance to handle them both. 

I can't wait to read the next in the series.


Fallen Too Far (Rosemary Beech #1) By A,bbi Glines

When Blaire Wynn's mother passed away, Blaire's life changed in an instant. Having cared for her sick mother for the last three years, suddenly Blaire has to leave the small farmhouse in Alabama they shared, to move in with her father and his new wife in their sprawling beach house along the Florida gulf coast. But what she isn't prepared for is the lifestyle change that comes with the move, and she knows she'll never fit into the new world of luxury and extravagance that suddenly surrounds her. 
Even worse, her father has run off to Paris for the summer with his wife, leaving her stranded with Rush, her new stepbrother, who's irritating, arrogant and… seriously sexy. Rush is as spoiled as he is gorgeous; his famous father's guilt money, his mother's desperation to win his love, and his charm are the three reasons he has never been told no. Blaire knows he is anything but good for her, but somehow she can't fight the attraction she's feeling, especially when she starts to think the attraction might be mutual… Rush is jaded and has secrets Blaire knows she may never uncover but even knowing all of that Blaire just may have fallen too far.

Another top read by Abbi Glines. 

Blaire and Rush's story can be read as a stand alone, the rest of the Rosemary Beech series doesn't need to be read to read these. 

When Blaire's mother dies, Blaire has no choice but to sell everything up and go move to where her dad lives. A dad she hasn't seen in years since he ran out on her mother when their sister died. 

Not having anyone else let she turns up to the address her dad gave her, only to be met with a drive filled with cars and a huge party going on inside. 

It also isn't her fathers house, but her father's wifes son, Rush. 

Rush is hot, covered in tatoos and sexy as sin. 

When she finds out her dad isn't even there to greet her, she's at a loss of what to do. She barely has any money and when she decides to get back in her beaten down trunk, she finds herself run out of gas. 

That's when Grant kicks Rush's ass into gear to go and help her. Rush ends up offering her a room, but not just a room, but a cupboard under the stairs. Not really caring, Blaire takes it gratefully and without protests. 

From there on out, the two keep stepping on each others toes. From the first kiss, to their first experience, was off the charts hot.
Once the two finally sort themselves out, it's all ripped away, and once I again, i felt deeply for Blaire. 

Nan, Rush's sister, but different dad's is a B.I.T.C.H. I hated her from the get go, and wish Blaire stood up for herself where she was concerned. I understood where Rush was coming from, protecting her, but at first, I thought there was something going on between them. Shocker I know. Thank God, there wasn't. 

It wasn't hidden throughout the book that Rush and everyone else was keeping something hidden from Blaire, but when it all comes to blow, It really surprised me like a blow to the gut. I just wanted to wrap my arms around her, and it gutted me to read them all watch and do nothing. 


Twisted Perfection (Rosemary Beech #7) By Abbi Glines

My future was about to be completely thrown off track because Della Sloane was under my skin, and I had to have her. I couldn't ignore it anymore. . . . I'd gotten close enough to her to see deeper. 
Della Sloane is not your average girl. Yearning to break free of her dark and sheltered past, Della plans a solo road trip to experience real life on her own terms. But the trip is nearly cut short in the little beach town of Rosemary when she realizes she can't even pump her own gas-until Woods Kerrington shows up, more than willing to help out a pretty girl in need. 
Woods's family wants him to settle down with a wealthy woman in pearls, but he can't resist this carefree girl in cutoffs passing through town. A one-night stand should have been enough, but months later, Woods can't get the irresistible Della out of his head. 
When a twist of fate brings Della back to Woods, all signs point to trouble if they don't keep their distance. Neither is truly free, and a relationship could destroy both of them. With their hearts on the line, Della thinks the safest bet is to walk away. But Woods isn't about to let that happen…

Love Woods. 
He isn't anything like I thought he would be from previous books. 
When he meets Della, she's running from a dark past, looking to move forward and be free. So when sparks fly, Woods invites her out to dinner, before spending an explosive night together. 

Della ends up in Rosemary beech, and like all newcomers, she ends up working at the country club Woods has now taken over from his grandfather, or father or whatever. 

The two still share that heated chemistry, and the two together are either going to be good, or is going to be bad. Though, I think both are good for each other. I liked the way he looked after her, put her needs and anxieties first even though he had a ton of stuff on his shoulders. 

The story progress's and is darker than any of Abbi's other work, but it brought out Della's situation perfectly. I felt so sorry for her.

I found it hard to put the book down, and when it ends with a cliffhanger, I nearly died. 


Ceaseless (Existence #3) By Abbi Glines

Can he make her fall in love with him… again? 

When Pagan Moore proved worthy of Death’s devotion, he was given the gift of getting to keep her. 

But Dank was never promised that Pagan would keep him. 

When a soul is created, so is its mate. In every lifetime those souls find each other. They complete the other’s destiny. It’s time for Pagan’s soul to choose if she truly wants an eternity at Death’s side or if she wants the mate created just for her. 

Dank didn’t think he had to worry about her choice. He knew where her heart belonged. Until he realized that every kiss, every touch, every moment of their time together would be washed from her memories. He would have to win her heart all over again and prove to her soul that he was where she belonged. 

If only her soul’s mate wasn’t right there standing in his way.

Finally Pagan, and Dank are together! Everything should go right, right? No. WRONG!

"For every soul, they have another true soul attached." 

Pagan wasn't supposed to see death, she wasn't supposed to be alive, or fall in love with him. The two were never meant to meet. 

So when Dank is told Pagan has to choose between him and her soul mate, he doesn't think he has to worry. He know's he doesn't have to worry, he knows how she feels, how they feel about each other.....
Only he wasn't expecting her to be washed of all her memories......
I couldn't believe it, but it was nice to see the two form a bond without souls in coming in between. It let us see them for who they were, and I was happy Pagan got a taste of normal. Well, normal for her.
I mean, Pagan had saw souls her entire life, so meeting Dank fascinated her, knowing she never knew the reasons as to why she could see them.
So when she doesn't remember ever seeing a soul, that bond she first had with Dank is gone. What first connected them together vanished, the two never had that in common anymore.
Starting fresh she is torn between her soul mate and Dank. 
I was devastated when I thought they would never get to be together again, but then true love always finds themselves again. So I was glad when Gee pushed Pagan to remember.
But the ending had me shocked as hell. It gripped me, and was so intense.
Great read. 
This trilogy is so good that i still believe it is good enough to be made a movie. It has everything a best selling movie needs. 

5* to the well deserved trilogy. 

Predestined (Existence #2) By Abbi Glines

You would think after helping save her boyfriend from an eternity in Hell that things would go back to normal. Well, as normal as life can be when you can see souls and your boyfriend is Death. But for Pagan Moore, things are just getting weirder. 

The high school quarterback and reigning heartthrob, Leif Montgomery, is missing. While the town is in a frenzy of worry, Pagan is a nervous wreck for other reasons. Apparently good ‘ol Leif isn’t your average teenage boy. He isn’t even human. According to Death, Leif doesn’t have a soul. The quarterback may have skipped town but he’s still showing up in Pagan’s dreams... uninvited. 

Dank has known from the beginning Leif wasn’t human. But he hadn’t worried about a simple soulless creature. Now, he realizes he made a grave mistake. Pagan’s soul has been marked since birth as a restitution, to a spirit so dark not even Death walks near it. Dank knows saving Pagan’s soul won’t be easy but Pagan is his. And he’s already proven he’ll defy Heaven to keep her. If Hell wants a piece of him too, then bring it on.

So It turns out Lief is not who he say he is. That little cliff hanger had me buying this book straight away. 
In fact, we find out he isn't even human. 
The towns quarterback he has been reported missing, and no one has heard from him since Pagan left him in the corridor at school. 
I couldn't believe it, my suspicions where right about him all along. I was just glad he left Pagan alone as I am totally rooting for her and Dank. 

I was so glad when they started to show Leif's evil side, it made me feel better for rooting for Dank, and even though Dank is officially DEATH, and has no soul, he sort of kind of does when it comes to Pagan. He loves her, and in their own special way they own it. 
When Dank comes back into Pagan's life, I was so happy. I was glad when Abbi showed us his possessive, and controlling side, really showing who Dank really is as a person and not just as Death.
I really love the new characters too in this book, Gee, I couldn't get enough of, she made me laugh so much. Specially when she called Paygan, Peggy-Anne. Totally fell in love with her. Never laughed so much in my life when it came to that girl.

 I sobbed my Heart out when a certain someone dies. I really hadn't seen it coming. 
 What really had me at this book was Abbi's look on life, after DEATH.

I have never read something so heart warming in all my life. I never really believed in God, but I believe in a life after death. I mean there has to be right? Our souls should live on, be recycled as Abbi puts it. We move on and our souls are attached to other souls. 
It could explain why we get da javu's, even though we never lived that moment before.

The whole book is about souls, Not people as a person, but as souls. So when *cough cough* dies, and Dank explains the gift of life and death, I was sobbing my heart out. 
When one soul dies, it lives in another. Souls attach themselves to those they love, and find away to bring themselves back to them. So when *cough cough* dies, Dank hinted he would be back in the form of someone else, but his soul would still be attached to his one true love, and the two will be reunited.
In the novel Dank explains there are two souls who are destined to be together, they are soul mates, true loves, and that *cough cough* would return in a unique form. 
So when I got to the end of the book, and I saw for myself that *cough cough* had in fact, returned, I squealed and cried like a girl. A love that strong shouldn't end. i was such a gushy mess.

It was so awe inspiring, I always believed in life after death and wondered what happened to who we are inside, not who we are on the inside. 
Abbi Glines explained it beautifully and amazingly written.


Existence (Existence #1) By Abbi Glines

"I was supposed to die but I didn't." 

Throughout her life, Pagan Moore has seen souls. They don't speak to her but they know she sees them. It's a part of her life she keeps hidden from everyone else. She's different... 

And he knows it. 

Pagan begins seeing him everywhere. In her classroom and her bedroom. The soul is stalking her and she can't make him go away. Everything is different with him. Beginning with the fact he speaks to her. Just when she thinks he's gone, her world completely changes. 

He is Death and he's about to break all the rules.

I absolutely Love this book. 
I don't think words can describe how much iIwas addicted to this book from the very start and even read it within a few hours of downloading it. 
Having read most of Abbi;s novels, this one is by far the best one out of them all. It was also the last one i read out of all her books, even though this was always lingering on my recommendation list.  
I know, I'm ashamed to admit that every time I saw the book pop up on my recommendations, the blurb never really appealed to me. I'm so disappointed in myself, and never again will I judge a book by it's blurb.

I mean come on, death? How was I supposed to know it would be as romantic as it was.

But as always Abbi surprises me with the most spectacular book that I have ever read. It wasn't hard putting this as my number one read. And as many books I have right up there, this one will forever stay with me.
The Love story between the two characters is unique and forbidden. After all the twist and turns though it ends with the cliff hanger. 
I was unsure at first where Leif fitted in too the book as i was always suspicious of him, which of course i was right too after the cliff hanger i was left with, which leads us too ......Predestined, make sure you check out my review.  

The Vincent Brothers (The Vincent boys #2) By Abbi Glines

Sawyer Vincent is still heartbroken over his breakup with Ashton Gray - made worse because he lost her to his brother - but Lana McDaniel thinks she might just have a cure. Lana's lived in her cousin Ashton's shadow all her life, but now she's taking the lead and is determined to make Sawyer her man. But can she be sure that Sawyer's not just using her to get back at Ashton? And what if Sawyer sees through her new sexy version of herself and discovers the shy, geeky girl she used to be?

Lana is a shy girl, and is really jealous when it comes too Ashton.

As a child Beau would pick on Lana, and be incredibly mean. So she never understood why Ashton always hung out with him. The couple shared a bond that Lana never had or understood, but in a way, always wanted, just not with Beau. 

Lana is in love with Sawyer, and has been since they were kids, but he never noticed anyone passed Ashton, so i think that is another reason Lana was always Jealous of Ashton. She had something she wanted. 

 When she does finally get Sawyer to notice her, it's for all the wrong reasons. I feel really sorry for her and what she had to endure from him. She is completely in love with him, and settles for a 'no relationship' - 'just fun' with him. 
I know Sawyer was been honest with her - well not completely - and I can understand why he wouldn't want to put himself back out there, but Lana is different and even he can see that. Plus, for someone who knows what it's like to be messed around on, he shouldn't have done it to Lana knowing her feelings ran deeper than she was letting on. 

At times he was so mean to her. I felt like he never put her first when he should have. Lana and any other girl out there should never settle for anything but the best. It was infuriating to watch because in the description it says that Sawyer uses Lana to make Ashton Jealous and win her back, but I could never see it. Yes i think apart of him wanted to hurt Ashton, but I wish he would have just gotten over it. 

 Although i love Beau, I enjoyed reading Sawyers and Lana story more. I felt more involved and found myself completely lost. The Epilogue was a nice touch too. 

All in all i rated the books 5*, they completely deserved it. Abbi Glines is FANTASTIC writer and these books are just a few of many, of the reasons why.  

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

The Vincent boys (The Vincent boys #1) By Abbi Glines

Beau Vincent is rude, bad, and dangerous to know. So why can't good girl Ashton Gray keep away from him? She already has the perfect boyfriend - her town's local Prince Charming, Sawyer Vincent. But Sawyer is away for the summer, and in the meantime Ashton is bored, and the heat between her and Beau is undeniable - as well as irresistible. Ashton is about to unleash her bad girl - but what will she do when Sawyer comes home? And how will Sawyer react when he returns to find his girlfriend in the arms of his best friend - and cousin?

The Vincent boys is the first book of Abbi Glines I've ever read and I'm telling you now, it won't be the last. 
I fell in love with Beau not far into the book. He was alpha male, hot, sexy and a bad boy. How could anyone resist his charms :) 

When I first come across The Vincent boys it wasn't available on book edition so to say i was annoyed was an understatement. Anyway i waited ages for it too come out an purchase it, and i wasn't even a few chapters in before I knew Beau was my new book boyfriend, One you don't break up with. 

Although I don't agree how Beau and Ashton got together, I still couldn't help but feel like they weren't doing anything wrong. It seemed to me she was always Beau's. 

It is like one of those Fantasies where the hot Bad boy falls for you. Making you feel protected, beautiful and loved, and that is exactly what Beau does to Ashton. He gives her everything she needs in a friendship and a relationship, and to me, that is special. 

Sawyer, Ashton's boyfriend, isn't really in the book at the start, as he is away on holiday with his family, so we don't get to see them as a couple. We only go by what Ashton talks about in her POV.
I really had wished the two would confront Sawyer themselves, but no, instead he finds out himself causing a huge argument between the two cousins, in which causes Beau to leave town, which lead to Ashton been alone too pick up the pieces. It was unfair and selfish. 

When Ashton is at school dealing with all the name calling and bullying, I really thought it was over the top. Seriously, anyone would think that she killed Sawyer, not cheated on him. I can understand Sawyer been angry, but for the whole school to turn their backs on her, and bully her the way they did, really got on my nerves. Too extreme for me and didn't really seem that realistic. This is the part that Beau made me mad about because whilst he was away he left her to deal with that all alone. Even with his personal problems he should have let Ashton in. 

All in all i was in love with this book and was excited to read the next .....

Just for now (Sea Breeze series #4) By Abbi Glines

Set in the steamy coastal Alabama town of Sea Breeze, an interconnected group of older teens hook up, break up . . . and much, much more. 
Preston is one bad boy. And Amanda has harboured a crush on him for forever. When she finally makes her move on him, it does not end well. But still, she can't resist him. Especially now that he seems to be pursuing her, too.No one wants wants them to be together. Not Amanda's brother, Marcus, who is on the verge of his marriage to Low, and definitely not any of Preston's buddies. They know way too much about Preston's dark side. Yet the dangerous attraction is there ... and neither Preston nor Amanda are going to deny it.

God damn, Abbi did it again. This book is another hot read in the Sea Breeze series. 

Amanda, Marcus' little sister seduces Preston one night into taking her virginity when he's drunk. It's all she's ever wanted, all she's daydreamed about, but when it happens, it's not everything she thought it would be. For one thing he finishes, gets up and goes without looking backwards. He doesn't remember it happened the next day, he thinks it was all a dream. 

After that dreadful night Amanda is determined to put distance between her and Preston, but then she finds herself always been in his presence and for once, it's not her doing the chasing. 
After Preston gets called out to get his sick sister, Amanda and he only grow closer, and she see's a different side to Preston. 
Everyone sees this male whore, who doesn't care about anything but the junk in his trousers, but it's not entirely true, in fact, it's so far from it you don't even realize. Everything he has been doing, every secret he has kept and every person he pushed away was all so he could support his brothers and sisters, who live with their deadbeat mom and still keep a roof over his head and go to school. 
I felt so sorry for him. It was horrible to think of the life he led, but how incredible of him to go to such lengths to care for them.
Its another expiring read, truly showing you the meaning of the lengths you will to for family. 
I was surprised as most people to learn how Preston made his money. When I read the reviews, I was like yeah, whatever, but reading it for myself shocked me. 
It was so devastating when Preston's mom dies, not because she died, but because he finally got what he wanted, custody of his siblings. 
He starts to find it harder than he realized, and knew he had to choose between his siblings and keeping Amanda, the decision killing him from the inside. I was in freaking tears. 
But having the friends he does, they stepped in to support him and in the end it gave his best friends, rock and Trisha, a chance to be a family, knowing they could give them more than what he could. It was heart warming. 
It also brought in Low and Marcus wedding which was brilliant. I was still rooting for Amanda and Preston and was so happy when they got their happy ending :) 

While it lasts (Sea Breeze series #3) By Abbi Glines

Set in the steamy coastal Alabama town of Sea Breeze, an interconnected group of older teens hook up, break up . . . and much, much more. 
Cage York has a free ride to college for baseball - or he did, until he got in trouble for drink-driving. Now he has to give in to his coach's demands and spend his summer baling hay. 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. 
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 neighbour, had been the centre 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. Now she has to deal with the arrogant Cage York and his irritating smile. 
But as the summer bailing hay rolls by, Cage and Eva learn that what they want (and need) may be something they never saw coming.

Wow!! This book was steamy as hell. Bad boy, Cage, finally lets a girl get to him. About damn time. 
I honestly never saw this coming. 
I liked Cage in 'Because of Low', because of the passion he holds towards the people he cares about and loves. He is Loyal, trustworthy and might be one male that gets around, but when he meets Eva that all but changes. The two don't jump right into it, but it gradually builds and it's so romantic. 
The two are the best combination to have as a couple, Cage is Gorgeous, rough around the edges and lost. where Eva is calm, collected, and brave. 
Overcoming her past, Eva has had to stay strong. Her story is inspiring, and I even shed a few tears when it come to her story and everything she has lost. 
You will love it. Both have built up a love/hate relationship, yet there attraction is smoking hot!!


Because of Low (Sea Breeze series #2) By Abbi Glines

Set in the steamy coastal Alabama town of Sea Breeze, an interconnected group of older teens hook up, break up . . . and much, much more. 
Marcus Hardy had hoped to enjoy a year away at college while he put the summer he'd rather forget behind him. But instead, he's jerked right back his home town of Sea Breeze due to a family crisis. The only bright spot to returning is the hot redhead who sleeps over at his place several times a week. There's just one thing though - she's sleeping in bed with his new roommate, Cage York. 
Willow "Low" Foster needs a place to live. Running to her best friend Cage's apartment every time her sister kicks her out isn't exactly a long term solution. But Cage has a new roommate and suddenly sleeping over at his apartment isn't such a bad thing. Not when she gets to see those sexy green eyes of Marcus's twinkle when he smiles at her like he wants her there.
There's one problem though, Cage is under the disillusion that when he's through sowing his wild oats, he's going to marry Low - an assumption Marcus intends to change. But when his carefully laid plans come crashing down with a revelation he never expected, Marcus will have to choose between Low or his family. Because once the truth comes out . . . there's no other choice.

Marcus was in the first of the sea breeze series who had also fell in love with Sadie White along with Jax. So when I saw he was in this Novel, I so had to read it. 
Marcus is staying with a friend called Cage, and when a Low comes around looking for him, he presumes she is to be one of Cages many women. 
It turns out that Low and Cage are just best friends, and have been since they were little, although Cage likes too think he will be marrying Low one day. Wishful thinking on his part, I might add.
This book had more going on than the first one in the series and it was great. I got to know Marcus from his POV and i fell in love with him and Low been together. 
I had my suspicions in the book of who Low's sisters baby was, wondering if it was Cage's or even Marcus's. 
When it all comes out who it was, I was screaming at the damn book. I couldn't believe Marcus left her not knowing the full truth about the situation. I never pictured him acting like that. I was too say devastated.
The two shared a bond, but there was always something ready to snap it. If it wasn't one of Marcus's conquests, or Cage mind controlling Low into thinking Marcus wouldn't think she was good enough, Abbi had to go throw in a twist.
It was great. 

Breathe (Sea breeze series #1) By Abbi Glines

Just when you thought Abbi Glines couldn't get any hotter… Get ready to fall in love with the gorgeous Jax in this new edition of BREATHE, the first title in the SeaBreeze series, now including chapters from Jax's point-of-view and extra-steamy never-before-seen scenes!
Set in the steamy coastal Alabama town of Sea Breeze, an interconnected group of older teens hook up, break up . . . and much, much more. 
Sadie White's summer job isn't going to be on the beach life-guarding or working at rental booths like most kids her age. With her single mother's increasing pregnancy and refusal to work, Sadie has to take over her mother's job as a domestic servant for one of the wealthy summer families on a nearby island.
When the family arrives at their summer getaway, Sadie is surprised to learn that the owner of the house is Jax Stone, one of the hottest teen rockers in the world. If Sadie hadn't spent her life raising her mother and taking care of the house she might have been normal enough to be excited about working for a rock star.
Even though Sadie isn't impressed by Jax's fame, he is drawn to her. Everything about Sadie fascinates Jax but he fights his attraction. Relationship's never work in his world and as badly as he wants Sadie, he believes she deserves more. By the end of the summer, Jax discovers he can't breathe without Sadie.
But can their love overcome the disparity in their lifestyles? Or will they have to learn how to without each other breathe again?

Abbi writes about the pains of Sadie's childhood, and the struggles she overcomes. She's the only person acting like an adult in her house and with a new baby on the way, they rely on her income. 
Her mom was immature, kind of selfish, but through it all, Sadie sticks by her and provides for her. 
When the baby is born her mom suffers with postnatal depression, and poor Sadie, not only has to become a mother to her brother, but look after the house, pay the bills AND go to school. It all becomes too much for her. 

In all of this her only escape was Jax. He owns the place where she is working, so she tries hard not to fall for his charm but it doesn't work. 
I thought the couple got together fast and it was great, no nonsense or messing around they straight out loved each other, but the cons of been famous took its toll, and in the end splitting the two apart. 
It broke my heart seeing her suffer the way she did when he left. He should have stuck by her.
This was the second novel i read of Abbi and it got me reading the rest of the sea breeze series, i loved it. 
What i liked most was that as the books continue they keep characters in, too make the more real.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

One more chance By Abbi Glines

Grant Carter did everything in his power to convince Harlow Manning that he was a good guy. More than a smooth-talker and someone she could trust. He had to overcome his reputation as a playboy, and his history with Harlow's half-sister, Nan, a woman with a reputation of her own.
Harlow had taken the chance, falling hard and fast for the guy who thrilled her with his all-consuming desire. After a lifetime of avoiding bad boys like Grant, she had opened herself to the possibilities of love...
But a life-changing secret has torn them apart, and now Grant and Harlow must decide if they have enough fight to make it work - or if the pain of betrayal has permanently destroyed their future.

This is the second in the Grant and Harlow novels. 
I know I'm a little late in reading it, but every time I got to it, something in me didn't want to read it. Do not ask me why. 
Anyway, I waited for it to go down on sale before I purchased it. Then the other day I thought what the hell, let's see if it's any good. 

I am a huge fan of Abbi Glines, her writing is brilliant, but I will say this one isn't one of her best. 
I had been so excited to read this one, but I felt like it dragged. I guess I was hoping for something more. 

Although, I will say it did have me in tears. Abbi really knows how to pull at your heart strings which is what she did with this novel. 

There were a few disagreements I had with the story. Like when Harlow finds out Grant had proposed to Nan previously, and that's why they had broken up, then a few days later he proposes??? Harlow seems like the sort of girl to catch up on that. 

The book is worth the read like all the series of Abbi's. I am looking forward to Tripp and Beth's story as I haven't read theirs yet.