Monday, December 15, 2014

Sometimes It Lasts - Abbi Glines Book review

Source:  Simon & Schuster for an honest review
Format: Paperback
Rating - **** stars

Cage York has to choose between a love of the game and a love of the girl in this sultry Sea Breeze novel from New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines.

Cage York finally has everything he ever wanted.

And Eva is at the very top of that list;the perfect girl with a temper as hot as her fabulously flawless body. But for Cage, a baseball scholarship has always been a close second. So when Cage finally gets his chance, he and Eva must endure a long distance relationship and all the dangerous temptations that come with it. Temptations that former bad boy Cage York may not be able to escape.

Then after receiving some illicit photos that show Cage has been behaving bald, very badly, Eva finds solace in the comforting arms of her insanely attractive neighbor Jeremy, who vows that he will take care of Eva in ways Cage never could. It's an offer that may be too good for Eva to turn down.



 Cage York and Eva Brooks  story continues, and concludes in Sometimes It Lasts, the fifth installment in Abbi Glines Sea Breeze series.

Having read Cage and Eva's previous stories I can now see why Abbi wrote another, this instalment ties up all loose ends and there story is now told and finished.  This couple have been through the ringer so to speak - they have overcome pain and many obstacles and in this story we see lots of emotion along the way.  Temptation at its best , and also more spunks to deal with ( lol )

In Sometimes it Lasts - we see the insecurities that pull at the relationship . We see the characters face turmoil and betrayal but in the end we are given a resolution.  Somethings aren't always as they seem !

Quote -

“Make no mistake. There will always be an us. You can pretend like what we had never happened. You can ignore your feelings. Hell, baby, you can even marry Jeremy f*cking Beasley. But there will always be an us. No one and nothing can change that.”

The characters are shown with flaws , imperfect .. but also human.  We see them fight the insecurities, but also see them grow and allow themselves to work on the situations that arise.  

The characters are certainly enjoyable and easy to like. Even with the  over dramatics at times lol
I also enjoyed that we see characters from previous books in this story. Abbi weaves a solid plot, filled with turmoil and heartache but gives the reader the HEA they yearn for.

This is the conclusion to Cage and Eva's story. But as always as a reader I eagerly look forward to more of this series and to see more characters get there story told.

Crisp dialogue, great storyline. Abbi writes her stories with such vivid emotions one can only be swept along within the pages.

Abbi write unforgettable quotes I love them !!

“You’re mine, Eva Brooks. Always. You told me that yourself and, sweetheart, I’m holding you to it.”

Rush to Far - Abbi Glines book review

By: Abbi Glines

Published By: Simon & Schuster

Released: Available Now

Details : Paperback from publisher for honest review, 242 Pages
4 smoking Rush'n stars


Fallen Too Far was Blaire's story. Now it's time for Rush to share his side.

Everyone in Rosemary Beach thinks they know how Rush Finlay and Blaire Wynn fell in love. But Rush is back to tell his side of the story...

Rush has earned every bit of his bad-boy reputation. The three-story beach house, luxury car, and line of girls begging for time between his sheets are the envy of every guy in Rosemary Beach, and Rush handles it all with the laid-back cool of a rock star’s son. All he needs are his best friend, Grant, and his sister, Nan.

Until Blaire Wynn drives into town in her beat-up pickup truck with a pistol under her seat. The Alabama farm girl instantly captures Rush’s attention once he discovers that the angelic beauty is his new stepsister, but he vows to keep his distance. Even if she needs his help. Even if he craves her.

Because Rush knows why Blaire is all alone in the world, forced to ask for help from the father who abandoned her three years ago. And he knows if he gets too close it will destroy Nan, who has a secret connection to Blaire.

He has every reason in the world to stay away from her. Find out why he doesn’t.


Having read Fallen to Far we all know Blaire's story and how it goes, how they met and all the mischief that they got into.

Everyone  I am sure Loves Rush Finlay . He is protective of the small group of friends in his circle he does have and most of us who have read the series are in swoon mode over him !!

Do Tell me if I am wrong lol

In this installment we meet Blaire - we  all know how the story goes there. She is innocent  - and  in this story we see inside Rush's head. His Pov , his turmoil , and also his inner fight to do the right thing and his feelings for Blaire.

I don’t know what this is that is going on between us, but from the moment I laid eyes on you, I knew you were going to change my world.”

We see Rush's side within this story , his  emotions and thoughts and even though , he is  portrayed the  bad boy we see a softer side to him in this story. Not to tell you the norty side I dam loveeeed !!

Bad boy turned devoted lover - boyfriend  ... Swoon !!!

Torn between his love and feelings and the  responsibility for his sister  he is unsure what to do about his new found feelings for Blaire . We see Rush struggle to make the right choices. ( I enjoyed reading from a males POV - its quiet refreshing and enlightening )

In this story Rush comes to life , other characters we see in a different light , there were  so many layers being peeled back within these pages .. Abbi did a wonderful job of portraying her characters with such depth and definition you couldn't help but love them, feel sorry for them and swoon along with them.

The story was well written , fluent , engrossing and dam smoking hot in places. Abbi certainly knows how to lead you along - give you crumbs and pull at your heart strings.

A great instalment in the series. !!