[eARC Review] Sometimes It Lasts by Abbi Glines

Monday, June 02, 2014

Title: Sometimes It Lasts
Author: Abbi Glines
Series: Seas Breeze #5
Genre: Mature YA Contemporary/ New Adult
Format: Paperback, 288 pages
Release Date: June 3rd 2014
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Source: eARC received from publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review

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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 badly, 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. Its an offer that may be too good for Eva to turn down.

Torn between his baseball dream and the girl of this dreams, Cage must prove hes worthy of Evas love, or risk losing her to Jeremy forever.

Abbi Glines has quickly become one of my favorite New Adult authors over the past year. I discovered Fallen Too Far last year and never looked back. so when I saw that she had a series in YA i knew I had to read it. I will admit that I have not read all of the Sea Breeze books, but to be honest I don't really think I needed to. But I will say that in my opinion the Sea Breeze books should NOT be in the YA section because the topics that these books deal with, in detail are not things that 14 year olds should be.

Sometimes it Lasts follows Cage and Eva as they begin a life together. Cage gets a scholarship to a college for baseball and has to leave Eva behind. It is what happens while he is away that tears them apart. Now I am all for love stories where the love is eternal, but in this instance Cage was just too intense for me, it was like his life was nothing without Eva, and although its adorable and cute, at times it was a bit much for me. I did enjoy the overall romance between Cage and Eva, I loved the sexual tension between the two and I liked that the author was not afraid to go behind closed doors (if you know what I mean).

Characters can make or break a story, and for me, the characters in this book were very two dimensional. I did not really feel anything for them at all. I wanted to care about what was happening to them, but for some reason I felt no connection to them. That hindered my overall enjoyment of the book because I had no ties to the story, I had no investment in the characters.It also did not help that the argument that lead to ultimate conflict was very childish and unnecessary. It is a very big pet peeve of mine when characters could solve their problems by just talking, but they refuse to do so. I hate that.

Overall, this book is a very fast and fun read. I did like the overall story and the love aspect because it was tense and filled with steamy scenes. But ultimately I wanted to feel something more the characters because i really felt nothing for them.

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