Because of Low
By Abbi Glines
Expected publication: February 14th 2012
Marcus Hardy had hoped to enjoy a year away at college while he put the summer he’d rather forget behind him. But instead, he’s jerked right back to the coastal town of Sea Breeze, Alabama due to a family crisis. His dear ol' dad found himself a girlfriend only a few years older than Marcus. So now his sister needs help dealing with their mother who is mentally falling apart. The only bright spot to returning is the fascinating red head who sleeps over several times a week. The problem is she's sleeping in bed with his new roommate, Cage Watson.
Willow “Low” Foster needs a place to live. Running to Cage’s apartment every time her sister kicks her out isn’t exactly a long term solution. Juggling her courses at the local community college and a part time job doesn’t produce excess income. But Cage has a new roommate and suddenly sleeping over at her best friend’s apartment isn’t such a bad thing. Not when she gets to see those sexy green eyes of Marcus Hardy’s twinkle when he smiles at her like he wants her there.
Even though Cage seems a little territorial where Low is concerned, Marcus finds time to spend with Low without upsetting his roommate. Cage may use his small college baseball star persona to sleep with every hot female in his path but he’s still under the disillusion that when he’s through sowing his wild oats, he’s going to marry Low. Marcus intends to change that assumption for both Cage and Low. Until his carefully laid plans come crashing down with a revelation he never expected. He’ll have to choose between Low or his family. Because once the truth comes out.... there’s no other choice.
Because of Low is a book that I believe lots of readers can easily relate too. Abbi Glines touches some real life situations that can happen and/or are happening today.
You have your two main characters who are both dealing with a lot at such a young age. Marcus is back in town because his mother and little sister need him. His father has done them wrong. I felt so bad for Marcus. He was a teenage boy having to be the strong one for his mother and sister. So much on his plate and he still tried to have a normal life. Then you have Willow “Low”, who has it a lot worse than Marcus. She basically lives with her sister who only allows her to sleep at home when she needs something from her. Willow is basically homeless and lives from place to place. It was really sad to see a family member treat another the way Willow’s sister did to her.
There hasn’t been one book that I’ve read by Abbi Glines that I have not truly enjoyed. Every book I’ve read by her has kept me up all hours of the night. The same goes with Because of Low. I just couldn’t put it down. And even though I already predicted how things would go, I was at the edge of seat waiting for it to all happen and to watch Marcus and Low’s world fall to pieces. There were some parts that I felt were so sad because in the real world things like what Low and Marcus experience happen, a lot.
The story does end on a positive note, and Marcus and Low grow from it all. I really liked this book and I would definitely recommend it to readers. Although, I feel it’s for teens sixteen and older. If you haven’t read any of Abbi Glines books before, I think you should definitely pick one up. They are awesome!
5 out of 5 stars!
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