Monday 22 April 2013

While It Lasts by Abbi Glines

Title: While It Lasts
Author: Abbi Glines
Publisher: Simon Audio 
Length: 6:34:42
Narrator: Kirby Heyborne and Shayna Thibodeaux
Format: Audiobook
Disclosure: received from publisher for review

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.

This audiobook is told in two points of view. I really love those. I even love it when they use two different actor's to do the voices. Helps my brain know what is going on. Feels more like a movie. The voices were really perfect. I couldn't imagine anything better. They fit well with the story and I liked that it was a little over 6 hrs. Holy perfect length batman! I listened to it in one day. I need more of these. 

Eva is the farmer's daughter. There's always a daughter isn't there. She has had a lot to deal with the last 18 months and you can really relate to her. Even though I have never been through what she has, I fel for her. I could understand why she did the things she did. I'd probably do the same. I love books where you get to actually see and feel their development. You know the moments that help them change or break down the walls they keep up. There are plenty of them with Eva. 

Cage is the bad boy in trouble and has to work on the farm for the summer. There's always a bad boy isn't there?! Of course. I love how he's bad in not a too bad kind of way. Ya know? He's good at heart he just made some bad judgment calls. He's hot and romantic. He really made this book for me. 

I will say that there is a lot of adult content here. Probably too much. Description that I would have considered Erotica and I'm no prude. I'm fine with it, but I feel like young teenage's are going to pick up this book and well...get an eye full. Just know that it's pretty graphic. 

If you're looking for something simple and hot to get your day going, then this is it. Eva and Cage will set your heart on fire! 


  1. Thanks for the hotness alert, I find a lot of YA reviewers tend not to mention that any more and I think it's appropriate to keep in mind. I certainly caught 'an eyeful' when I picked up a copy of my mother's romance novel because my reading level was so was like, oh, er, whoosh. In hindsight I'd have been better off going onto teen romances than going from the Victorian classics to wowza, adult romance. I hasten to add that adult romance back then is just the vanilla romance novel today, rather than the more graphic adult romances on offer these days, but it was still an high full ;)

  2. Good review. I really want to start this series.


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