February 11, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Because of Low by Abbi Glines

Because of Low
By Abbi Glines
Kindle Edition
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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Leave a comment below for a chance to win an ebook of Because of Low, and be sure to include a way for us to contact you. The giveaway is international. Giveaway ends Feb 21st (Last day of tour).
Abbi's Grand Prize Giveaway
~Signed copy of Breathe by Abbi Glines
~Signed copy of The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines
~Signed copy of Existence by Abbi Glines
~ebook copy of Because of Low

***ONE person will win all three copies of Glines’s other books that will all be released in print  this month, signed by the author along with an ebook copy of Because of Low. To enter for the grand prize be sure to leave a comment at a minimum of five of the blog tour stops.*** 

Here is a link to check out the other stops on the tour:

You can find out more about Abbi at http://www.abbiglines.com
Twitter: @abbiglines


  1. Great review!! And I feel the same as well, there hasn't been an Abbi Glines book I haven't enjoyed either!!
    Because of Low looks amazing!

  2. I am loving reading all the reviews and excerpts on this blog tour. I have not read any of her book yet. (hangs head in shame) I bought The Vincent Boys last year though, and I plan on reading it really soon. This book sounds incredible. I need to buy Breathe so I know who Marcus is.

    1. Oh Amy, you are missing out on some really great books. Abbi really captures what it's like to be a teen in her books. I love her books!

  3. I haven't read this author before, but this book sounds really good in your review.


  4. I haven’t read any of Abbi Glines books yet. They all seem great books. I loved your review. The story of Because of Low is very interesting. If understand well I have to read Breathe before that.

  5. okay...you just convinced me...I need it now!

  6. Abbi has a way with love - LOVED the book and your review.


  7. Great review!! :) I can't wait to read this book!!!

  8. Can't Wait! I love all her books and this one is going to be just as great!

  9. Awesomesauce review,just enough info,no spoilers.I have read Breathe n I absolutely loved it!Now,I wanna see how Marcus is fairin'.Thanks for the tourn the chance to win,love meetin' new bloggers!aka Twilightgrandma

  10. Great Review! Can wait to read this book!

  11. Oh, love this. I need to read her books.

  12. Sounds like a great read, I will definitely check it out! Thanks for the giveaway!

    kpg813 at gmail dot com

  13. Thank you so much for the chance to win! I read The Vincent Boys and i loved it!

  14. Thanks for the giveaway! I have heard so many rave reviews of all of these books and I haven't read any yet! But they are all on my TBR list!
    delivery.RN at gmail dot com

  15. I am a HUGE fan of Abbi Glines! I just finished The Vincent Boys and let me tell you, Beau Vincent has been placed on my much coveted Book Boyfriend List!

    The first book I read was Breathe and fell in love with Abbi's writing style immediately. You get sucked in and so invested in the characters really quickly. In Breathe Sadie is such a strong character who is used to taking care of others. And as much as I adored Jax Stone, I ask you how you couldn't fall head over heels for Marcus as well? I simply CAN NOT wait to read Because of Low. This is a great give away and would love the opportunity to win. :-)

    Adrena Lambert

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  17. Oooh, I haven't read any of Abbi's books yet, but I've heard great things. :) Thanks for the chance to win Because of Low. :D

    This one sounds great...and poor Willow. :(
    Thanks again. :)

  18. I really want to read Beacuse of Low. I will need to catch up by reading Breathe though. I've read The Vincent Boys and I LOVED that, no doubt that I'll enjoy the rest of Abbi's works aswell.


  19. This was a great review! I am really looking forward to diving into all of Abbi's books!

    Patricia Riley
    PatriciaERiley (at) gmail

  20. Great interview!!! I love Abbi Glines! I just read The Vincent Boys! Loved it! I didn't want to put it down. I have her other books on my wish list. Thanks for the chance.

    sariahwalters at gmail dot com

  21. This sounds like a really great read. Thanks for such an insightful review. I haven't read any books by this author and I'm looking forward to picking up this book.

  22. This sounds like a really great read. Thanks for such an insightful review. I haven't read any books by this author and I'm looking forward to picking up this book.

  23. Great review! Haven't read any books by this author but now I am definitely going to!


  24. Beau Vincent=*Swoon*
    So tell me, does Marcus Hardy=*Swoon*?

  25. Fantastic giveaway! I've heard great things about Because of Low!


  26. i have read some ya ya book and the books got good reviews on them and the author like me to read them they are great book

    desi the blonde at msn dot com

  27. Sounds like a great read. It is in my TBR pile now!


  28. great review. I cannot wait to read it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  29. Just reading about Marcus and Low throughout the blog tour, and reading their excerpts and playlists really shows what great characters they are.

    I love your review, and I agree that when characters have complicated histories it makes their reality so much more interesting.

    I can see why Because of Low got top points:)

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

  30. I tweeted:

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com


  31. I just love reading about Marcus and Willow! I fell in love with Marcus in Breathe and hated Sadie for being in love with Jax but i started liking him later on in the book. I'm just so happy that Marcus gets a "HAPPILY EVER AFTER!"

  32. *Le sigh...* I have a few of ebooks but my TBR list is sooo long. Maybe this'll get me to read one soon!

  33. Great interview D! I really need to get on reading Abbi's books :( I have The Vincent Boys just need to read it LOL


  34. Great review! I'm halfway through her Breathe book and so far so GOOD! I'm just so excited for this one. Thx for this giveaway! =D


  35. I haven't read Breathe yet, but I've heard a lot about it, and I can't wait to get my hands on both of the books. Thank you so much for the giveaway :)
    Email: mayabe23@gmail.com
    Twitter: @mayabe23

  36. I LOVED Breathe and I know this one will be just as good especially since I hear that Jax will make an appearance! :)