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.
While it Lasts by Abbi Glines, is another great addition to the Sea Breeze Series. It fulfilled my quota for a quick, easy read with lots of sexual tension, lust, love and sex!
This instalment is about Cage York which flows on nicely after the previous book which is Because of Low. Cage gets done for DUI and could lose his baseball scholarship. But his coach makes a deal with him that if he works at his brother’s farm for the summer and doesn’t get into any mischief, he will overlook the DUI. It’s at the farm he meets the breathtaking beauty Eva, who is not only the very first girl to make his chest constrict but is also the first girl who seems to outright dislike him at first sight. Cage loves the challenge that presents itself and the more Eva ignores and tries push him away, the more Cage is determined to get her to notice him, the real him. Once he breaks through Eva’s walls, he not only faces the challenge of her father standing in their way but Cages biggest challenge is getting Eva to let go of her past.
I love the boys that Abbi Glines creates which are sexy bad boy characters who always have that vulnerable side as well and Cage is no exception. He is the man whore of the group is a complete commitment phobe who has never fallen in love with a girl or let a girl get close fearing that once he lets them close they will abandon him. Cage’s character development in this book sees him overcome his feelings as well as overcoming his fear of letting someone into his heart.
I didn’t really like the character of Eva. I usually like the sweet country type of girls but I was disappointed that I couldn’t connect with her character. While I understand that she was meant to be cold I felt she was bit two dimensional and lacking depth. Even as the plot went on I never really warmed to her but I liked the way she ultimately stood up to her father and put herself out there for Cage to win his heart back
Overall, I enjoyed this story and the chemistry between the characters – it was an enjoyable read, light easy and very pleasant!