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 to the coastal town of Sea Breeze, Alabama due to a family crisis. His dear ol’ dad found himself a girlfriend only a few years older than Marcus. So now his sister needs help dealing with their mother who is mentally falling apart. The only bright spot to returning is the fascinating red head who sleeps over several times a week. The problem is she’s sleeping in bed with his new roommate, Cage York.
Willow “Low” Foster needs a place to live. Running to Cage’s apartment every time her sister kicks her out isn’t exactly a long term solution. Juggling her courses at the local community college and a part time job doesn’t produce excess income. But Cage has a new roommate and suddenly sleeping over at her best friend’s apartment isn’t such a bad thing. Not when she gets to see those sexy green eyes of Marcus Hardy’s twinkle when he smiles at her like he wants her there.
Even though Cage seems a little territorial where Low is concerned, Marcus finds time to spend with Low without upsetting his roommate. Cage may use his small college baseball star persona to sleep with every hot female in his path but he’s still under the disillusion that when he’s through sowing his wild oats, he’s going to marry Low. Marcus intends to change that assumption for both Cage and Low. Until his carefully laid plans come crashing down with a revelation he never expected. He’ll have to choose between Low or his family. Because once the truth comes out…. there’s no other choice
This was great!
I enjoyed breathe but this was a more real life story, I was rooting for Marcus to find someone special after his heart was broken by Sadie ad we only met his little sister a few times and by throwing his father cheating into the mix I didn’t see that coming. I really loved Low she just turns up totally cock sure of herself about Cage who is Marcus’s roommate not expecting to fall hard for someone. Low had a real tough life but Cage was always there for her. Low’s sister needed a big slap she was dreadful, she treated Low as an unpaid babysitter, knowing how low felt about her niece Larissa.
Low and Marcus starts to get to know each other much to the annoyace of Cage and with a couple of hitches and they start to fall heavily for each other. Marcus is the glue that keeps his broke family together dropping everything when his sister calls. Eventually we find out the truth about Larissa, unfortunately Marcus flies off the handle, and does what everyone else does to Low, and leaves her. Although the pair of them are truly heartbroken.
Little Larissa, Low’s niece turns out to be Marcus sister, and bridges begin to get built. It was refreshing to see the leading lady take responsibility and even though Marcus fights for her, she eventually realises they both made huge mistakes. It was absolutely lovely to catch up with Sadie and Jax, nice to see how the other characters were an integral part of the story