While It lasts
By Abbi GlinesExpected publication: July 31st 2012
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Maybe driving home after a few (or more) shots of tequila had been a bad idea, but hell, he did it all the time. The cops had to have been freaking bored to have pulled him over. He wasn’t even swerving! That’s Cage York’s story and he’s sticking to it.
Unfortunately, his baseball coach isn’t buying it. Cage has a free ride to the local junior college for baseball -- or he did, until he’d gotten a DUI. Now, Cage has to decide: does he drop out and give up his dream of getting noticed by a college in the SEC, and possibly making it into the Major Leagues -- or does he give in to his coach’s demands and spend his summer bailing hay?
Eva Brooks planned out her life step by step when she was eight years old. Not once over the years had she lost sight of her goals. Josh Beasley, her next door neighbor, had been the center of those goals. He’d been her first boyfriend at seven, her first kiss at ten, her first date at fifteen, and her first tragedy at eighteen. The moment she’d received the phone call from Josh’s mother saying he’d been killed along with four other soldiers just north of Baghdad, Eva’s carefully planned life imploded in the worst way possible.
Cage isn’t real happy with his closet-sized bedroom in the back of a foul smelling barn, or his daily interactions with cows, but he knows that if he doesn’t make his coach happy then he can kiss his scholarship goodbye. Only a sick and twisted man would decide his punishment was to be working on a farm all summer. No hot babes in bikinis waiting to meet a Southern boy to make her vacation complete. Just him and the damned cows.
Oh -- and an uptight, snarky brunette with the biggest blue eyes he’s every seen. But she doesn’t count, because as hard as he’s tried to charm her out of her panties - he’s pretty sure she’d rather see him hung from the rafters than let him get a taste of her pretty little lips.
Other than it being a super-hot and sexy read, there is an actual story. Eva is broken, and Cage is still trying to get on the right track. Everything to him is parties, babes, sex, drinking, and repeat. The only thing he’s ever taken serious is his baseball. He gets a real eye opener when he almost loses that to a DUI. But what looks like a negative thing to him, ends up being a HUGE positive move for him.
Eva, has been dealing with the loss of her fiancé. She is a broken character trying to move ahead, but not very successful at it. Meeting Cage changes her life.
The opening to While It Lasts really touched me, and only because I felt just like Eva when I lost my mother. I won’t lie… I got a bit emotional at the opening scene. I loved the way things played out in this book and I am happy that Cage finally got his happy ending. When I found out Abbi Glines was writing Cage’s story, I knew there was no way it can be written for young adults readers. He was just… Cage. If you’ve been keeping up with the series then I am sure you know what I am talking about.
I did have a slight issue though with how fast Eva began to fall for Cage. To me it was just happening a little too quickly, but at the same time I couldn’t help but enjoy every minute of it. It was really nice seeing these two come together like two pieces of a puzzle. They were exactly what each other needed. Eva helped Cage get on the right track and slow things down in his life, and Cage helped Eva move on and see that life goes on.
While It Lasts is a quick read that definitely leave you satisfied. You will love the characters, and you will laugh at almost every page. Or at least smile really big. I promise you! I highly recommend this book; especially if you are looking for something simple and quick, but very entertaining. This is the book for you!
4 out of 5 stars!