[eARC Review] Misbehaving by Abbi Glines

Monday, August 04, 2014

Title: Misbehaving
Author: Abbi Glines
Series: Sea Breeze #6
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Release Date: August 5th 2014
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Source: eARC received from publisher via Edelwiess in exchange for an honest review

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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.


I remember when I first discovered The Sea Breeze Novels by Abbi Glines, and the moment I read them i knew they would be my go to book for the summer. They are always fun and flirty with a hint of New Adult content. They are the perfect read for a sunny and warm July day and so when I picked up Misbehaving, Jason's story I knew I was in for a fast and fun read. And I was not disappointed.

Throughout this series I have met so many great characters, but Jason was always my favourite because he was always in the background and you knew he was waiting for his turn to shine, and get out of his brothers shadow, so for him to finally have his own was a plus for me. Jess was a great character to have opposite Jason because she is from a very different world than him. She is from the wrong side of the tracks and has a tendancy to fall for the wrong boys. So everything feels different when she meets Jason, a rich and privileged boy from money. These two characters were great to read because we got to see both of their POVs and their views on the same story. I think I loved Jess a bit more than Jason in this story because we saw more of her. And her story was one that was the most compelling, especially when we get a glimpse into her home life.

The only issue I had with this story was the pace. I found that Abbi jumped time a lot in this book. We just get into the story and then we jump forward 3 months and then when we get connected again to the story it jumped again. I just wanted to read a story from beginning to end, but i found the jumping in time too away from the pace of the book and left me a little disconnected.

As always Abbi Glines has the best conflicts and I loved this one too because it felt so real. These character were obviously into each other and you knew they were both being stubborn but reading it made me angry in a good way. I think i read a bit faster because I wanted to see their HEA and of course they get it. But only after a long and excruciating time period of being apart. I really enjoyed this book. It was fast paced and had all the right amounts of story and sexiness.

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