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 baling 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.
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5 Stars – Reviewed by Gitte and Jenny
This is the 3rd book in the series and this one is Cage’s story who we met in Because of Low. I would personally recommend reading this series in order to get the full awareness of the relationships of the characters however it is not necessary.
I have to say that While it Lasts is my favorite book so far in the Sea Breeze series! My heart belonged to Marcus but wow Cage is something else! I started having a bit of a crush on him in the previous book, the ultimate bad boy. But now, I have to say I am completely in love with this guy!! I remember writing in my review of Because of Low that I was desperate for Cage to have his own story told and I WAS NOT disappointed!
First of all Abbi had me crying like a baby in the prologue. What a way to start a book, leaving the reader all emotional and then in comes the lush Cage and takes over with his arrogant charm and yumminess!!!
Cage was such a player so much so I actually didn’t want to like him but secretly did. Starting this book I was so surprised when rather than wanting to see him redeem himself, he proved that he was not his reputation, he was so much more. His actions being totally understandable in the grand scheme of his life. Cage is such an alpha male yet he has this vulnerable side and his actions and what he says just completely melts you into a puddle on the floor. I could hear his accent in my head when he spoke, and yes I have a real thing for that Southern drawl!!! He is as honest as they come, REAL and he knows who he is and doesn’t apologize for it. Cage is pretty special!!
Eva is adorable and she made such an impression on me. She was feisty, kind , confident and very lovable. She was pretty faultless though slightly naïve at times which are to be expected when someone has suffered from the loss of a loved one at such a young age! My heart really did break for her at the beginning of the story. She has this huge wall around her heart due to the traumatic loss she suffered, not letting anyone in and guarding her heart which she gave away and she is yet to acknowledge is hers still.
I loved the connection between Eva and Cage. It was so strong, passionate and intense. Due to Eva’s circumstances it never came to a head from either of them immediately, which I thought was great. It meant that the relationship that was built did so at a pace that was real and believable and was cemented on a common ground where all the cards have been laid on the table. The fact that Cage let Eva in and trusting her with his true self was pretty special because it had a domino effect on Eva letting go of her past, realising her heart was still hers to give and she could be happy again.
So yeah to say I loved this book is an understatement! I also think there is plenty more story in Cage & Eva…