Series: Sea Breeze #3
Published by Self-Published on July 31st 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Source: Borrowed, Library
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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 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.
I read this book years ago…four years to be exact. At the time, I jumped right into the series without reading the first two books. This is why I didn’t appreciate the story as much as I should have. Sure it could be read as a standalone, but reading the stories in succession made it even better. Each book pulls the previous stories together perfectly.
“While It Lasts” is about Cage York whom we’ve met in the previous book Because Of Low. The man was definitely a player with a capital P. The thought of him ever settling down was so farfetched to me (especially now that Low was no longer on the market). I knew that if he did find the one she would have to be truly special. And Eva Brooks fit the bill down to a T.
Sparks flew when they first met. It was the thought that they each were unobtainable however that spurred them on. What was great about these two was they each had so much baggage but as they spent time together they shared each other’s burden which forced them both to mature and move on.
The Sea Breeze Series is such an amazing coming of age series. Not only does it feature some amazing young couple but it also brings back the memories of finding love that very first time. This and Kirby Heyborne’s southern drawl are among the many reasons why I will coming back for more.