Author: Abbi Glines
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Series: Sea Breeze (Book#6)
Publication Date: December 17, 2013
Format: Paperback, 352 Pages
ISBN-10: 1481406736 (Simon Pulse)
ISBN-13: 978-1481406734 (Simon Pulse)
Reviewed by: Bridget
An unexpected affair leads to mind-blowing harmony in this Sea Breeze novel from New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines.
Jason is sick of living in his rock star brother’s shadow. So when he ships off to Sea Breeze, Alabama, he’s looking for a much deserved escape and a chance to blow off some envious steam. Falling for the local bad girl was definitely not the plan. But as the new duo enjoys some naughty fun in the Alabama sun, Jason learns that even though Jax is the musician in the family, he’s not the only brother who can rock someone’s world.
Quick & Dirty: Sexy new adult story that is full of humor, drama, and passion. This is my favorite Abbi Glines book I have read so far, and I would highly recommend it to anyone that is looking for a hot fun read!
Opening Sentence: I should’ve known better.
Jess knows how to have fun and growing up in a small town you come up with lots of interesting ways to entertain yourselves. She has dated the wrong guy for most of her life, and one night she finally gets fed up with him cheating on her again. So she decides that she is going to take a baseball bat to his precious truck. She had an escape plan but things go south fast and she finds herself running from her crazy ex. Then all the sudden her knight in shining armor shows up in a Porsche to save her. Jess knows that girls like her never end up with the rich boys that live on the island and that falling for one just gets you a broken heart. At first Jess is just looking for a good time when she meets Jason. But he treats her like a women is meant to be treated, which is uncharted territory for Jess, and gets her in serious trouble of ending up very broken hearted.
Jason is vacationing in Sea Breeze Alabama to get away from his hectic life and controlling parents. His parents have his entire life planned out for him and up until this point in time he has let them, but he is getting tired of always being told what to do. He also has a super famous rockstar older brother and living in his shadow all these years has started to get old. So this was a much needed vacation where all Jason planned to do was relax and try to figure out his life, then he meets Jess. She is one of the prettiest girls he has ever met and her feisty attitude is hard to resist. There is no way a girl like her would fit in his Ivy League life, but Jason can’t help but be intrigued by this fun, beautiful girl. He knows that things can’t be serious between them, but there’s no harm in having a little fun.
Jess was just pure fun and being inside her head was interesting. She is a gorgeous girl that has let guys walk all over her for most of her life. Growing up she didn’t have a dad and her mom is a stripper. Because of how she was raised, she has never really had very much self confidence, especially when it came to people with money. She is not a refined girl and she has a reputation for having fun that she has rightfully earned. I liked that she was a wild girl that knew how to have fun, it made her an entertaining character. But there was more to Jess then meets the eye, she is also a very loyal, loving, and genuine person. She never tries to be someone she’s not and I liked that she is honest with herself and everyone around her. I made an instant connection with Jess and loved her through out the entire book.
Jason is an amazing guy that was very easy to fall for. He is kind, caring, and respectful which are all great qualities to have. He has lived most of his life in the shadow of his older brother and honestly he has taken advantage of it many times. But there comes a point in your life when you want something more and Jason has reached that point. When he first meets Jess he is instantly attracted to her, but she’s not really the type of girl he normally dates. They had this amazing chemistry and lots of hot sexual tension brewing between them right from the start. Their relationship was very hot and cold, but I loved watching them fall for each other. It was sweet and felt very realistic to me. Jason was a sexy male character that was easy to swoon over.
Misbehaving was funny, sexy, and emotional. This is by far my favorite Glines book I have read. I have read one other book in her Sea Breeze series, but after reading this one it makes me want to go and read all the stories I missed. From the very start I was drawn in by the likeable characters and fun plotline. As it progressed I started to really emotionally connect with story and I ended up loving every minute. Glines has a very smooth writing style and her stories just flow perfectly. Not only are they filled with humor that helps to lighten the tone, Glines also knows how to deliver some sexy moments that will leave you blushing! I loved all the secondary characters featured in the story and like I said before it made me want to go and read the previous books in the series so I could get to know all of them better. Each book in the series can easily stand on its own, but I think you would be more connected if you started at the beginning. Overall, I would highly recommend this story if you are a new adult contemporary fan that likes a funny read full of drama and sexy times.
When my feet hit the ground on the other side, I turned to see Jess standing by the pool, dipping her toes into the water, wearing a pair of hot-pink panties that did little for coverage and a matching bra. She lifted her eyes and shot me a teasing grin. “Come and get me,” she taunted before diving into the water.
Knowing those pink strips of satin that did so little to cover up her centerfold body were nice and wet was all the incentive I needed to strip. Glancing up at the house in front of us, I really hoped she was right and this place was actually a rental that was currently empty.
I dropped my jeans and shirt over the closest lounge chair before turning back to see Jess watching me. The tip of her tongue peeked out as she licked the water off her bottom lip.
Hell. This might be worth the possible trouble we could get into. I saw her shiver and decided it was probably best that I dove on in. I needed some cold water at the moment. When my head broke the surface, Jess was treading water and grinning. “I have to admit, I didn’t think you were gonna do it. I was afraid I might be swimming alone,” she said, then moved closer to me.
“I almost didn’t,” I told her honestly.
She tilted her head and a long lock of hair fell over her shoulder. “What changed your mind?”
I glanced down at the water. The pool lights illuminated her body. I could be a gentleman and lie, but I decided Jess wasn’t the kind of girl who wanted the proper response. She wanted the truth. “Those panties,” I replied.
Sea Breeze Series:
4. Just for Now
7. Bad for You
9. Until the End (October 14, 2014)
FTC Advisory: Simon & Schuster provided me with a copy of Misbehaving. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.