Title: Sometimes It Lasts
Author: Abbi Glines
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Series: Sea Breeze (Book #5)
Publication Date: August 27, 2013
Format: Paperback, 288 Pages
ISBN-10: 1481406701 (Simon Pulse)
ISBN-13: 978-1481406703 (Simon Pulse)
Reviewed by: Bridget
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.
After waiting for his big break, bad boy Cage York is finally called up to prove his worth in the college baseball arena. But when Cage’s girlfriend, Eva, mourns the sudden loss of her father, it’s not Cage’s comforting arms she runs to, but those of her former fiancé’s twin brother, Jeremy.
Torn between his baseball dream and the girl of his dreams, Cage must prove he’s worthy of Eva’s love, or risk losing her to Jeremy forever.
Quick & Dirty: Fun and steamy new adult read that was very entertaining. It was a little over dramatic at times but overall it was a good read.
Opening Sentence: I stood in front of the church, looking out at the solemn faces of family and friends.
Cage York has been waiting for his big break his whole life and he finally got it. He has been offered a full ride scholarship to play baseball at a pretty decent college. This is his big chance to prove that he is someone that he is good enough for the woman he loves. Now he just has to make sure that she will go with him when he leaves.
Eva never thought she would find love again after her fiancée was killed in an accident, but then she met Cage. She is madly in love with him and would follow him anywhere, so when he asks her to leave with him she instantly says yes. Right before they leave she finds out that her father has terminal cancer. She doesn’t want Cage to give up his dream so she makes him leave and promises to come once her father passes away. With distance and fate working against them will their love be able to survive, or is love just not enough?
The story was told from both Cage and Eva’s POV, which I totally loved because you got to see inside both of their heads. First, you met Eva, a sweet farm girl that has had to deal with a lot of loss in her life. Her mother died when she was young and her childhood love also passed away. Now she has to deal with losing her father as well. I really felt sorry for Eva and found that she was an easy character to like and very relatable. She is very tenderhearted, but she also has a feisty side that makes her interesting.
Cage is very drool worthy. With washboard abs, dark hair, and piercing blue eyes, what’s not to love? He also is confident and knows what he wants. He used to be a big time player, but once he met Eva he had eyes only for her. The way he feels about her never wavers and even though they have some hard times, he never gives up on her. I admired his determination and loved his stubbornness. I thought he was a very swoon worthy male and I loved him.
Sometimes It Lasts was different then your typical NA contemporary because this couple was already in love when you meet them. They have been together a while, so the base of the story is them trying to make their relationship last. I liked that it was something unique from your average romance, but at the same time, I felt a little disconnect from the couple. I didn’t get to witness them falling in love and all the giddiness that comes with that. That’s not to say I didn’t feel that their love was realistic and something to root for, I just wish I could have had that deep connection with them before I was thrown into all their drama. In a way these two points counteract each other, so in the end it was a non-issue with my overall rating of the book. The story was a little over dramatic at times, but in a story like this you have to have drama to make it interesting. I love Glines’ writing style, she has a way of making books feel effortless and enjoyable. There isn’t anything life changing in this story but it was entertaining and a good distraction from life. Glines’ does sexy times very well and this book is full of steam. This was a fun read and I would highly recommend it to anyone that is looking for a quick escape.
When she started sliding her body down mine until she was squatting with her mouth level with my zipper, I decided we wouldn’t make it until the next song. Reaching down, I jerked her up, and she threw her head back and cackled with laughter. My naughty little girl wanted to play. Fine. We’d play.
I slipped a leg between hers, pressing between those tiny bottoms she was wearing, then grabbed her tight little ass, pulling it up against me before rocking my hips to the music. The fire in her eyes was instant. Eva placed her hands flat against my chest and closed her eyes. When her mouth went lax and it slowly opened, I knew I’d had enough. I grabbed her hand and pulled her off the dance floor and straight for the door.
When we stepped into the warm evening breeze, my pulse kicked up higher. I was taking her in the mustang. I wouldn’t be able to wait.
“Where are we going?” Eva asked breathlessly.
“My car,” I replied, pulling her back to the dark parking lot.
Sea Breeze Series:
4. Just for Now
7. Bad for You (April 1, 2014)
FTC Advisory: Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster provided me with a copy of Sometimes It Lasts. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.
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