Tuesday, 25 June 2013

A Review for Just for Now (Sea Breeze #4) by Abbi Glines

Just for Now (Sea Breeze, #4)Posted by Donna
Release Date: April 25th, 2013
Finished Date: June 17th, 2013
Publishers: Simon & Schuster UK
Source: For Review 
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
The day Preston Drake figured out that wealthy women paid well for a set of tight abs and a pretty face his life turned around.

The run down rat-infested trailer he had shared with his alcoholic mother and three younger siblings was now only a place he visited to pay the bills and stock the pantry with food. 

He no longer worried about his family starving or living without electricity. The money he made entertaining rich older women more than covered his family’s needs and his own. He had it all figured out. Except…

There was this girl. She was as innocent as he was tainted. Amanda Hardy wished her knees didn’t get weak when Preston walked into a room. She hated the fact her heart raced when he flashed his smile in her direction. He had a different girl in his bed every night. He was the kind of boy a smart girl ran from. So, why was she coming up with ways to get close to him? Even when it was obvious he wanted to keep her at a distance.

Maybe her heart knew something the world didn’t. Maybe Preston Drake was more than just a pretty face.

The Review:  “I love you. I love you so damn much it consumes me. I don't deserve you, but I'm gonna become the man who does deserve you. I promise you. I'll make you proud of me.” 

Where the hell did Preston Drake come from? Seriously! This guy, in my opinion, doesn't play that much of a role in the first three Sea Breeze books, so admittedly I wasn't really bothered about reading his story. But I'm so glad I did because Preston Drake is definitely (so far) is my favourite Sea Breeze guy! 

Preston and Amanda's story is such an emotional one. Just when I thought the previous boys from Sea Breeze had a hard life, well, wait until you meet Preston Drake. He's spent his life looking after his family. His mother is a useless drunk who doesn't look after her kids, leaving Preston to feel obligated to do so. He doesn't want his younger brothers and sister being bought up like he did, so he tries to give them everything they need. The problem is with school and baseball, it doesn't leave a lot of time for work, so the only job he can get is being a gigolo. When Amanda comes into his life, he knows it's never going to work - he can't be faithful to her and most importantly, she's his best friends little sister and Marcus would never approve. As you can see, Preston and Amanda have many problems but can they make it work? 

This is why I loved Just for Now so much more than the others and that's because of how much this couple had to overcome. It wasn't just about who was right and wrong for one another, there was real and very emotional problems attached. I adore stories like this because I always get so wrapped up in them that they feel very real. Preston and Amanda's relationship is a very captivating one, it's full of heart-ache but the love is there too. 

I also I loved how much involvement Marcus and Low had in this story too - it was good to see them in their relationship. And I really love Rock! It would be good to get a story from him - I know he already has his happy ever after but maybe a prequel to his story. 

Like I said before, Just for Now is easily my favourite so far and I'm hoping Abbi decides to write a sequel for Preston & Amanda, like she's doing with Cage. 

1 comment:

♥Rachel♥ said...

I'm behind with this series, Donna! I read Cage's story and then stopped. I really need to get to this one! It sounds amazing, but I do love Abbi Glines. Wonderful review. :)