Author: Abbi Glines
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: August 27th 2013 (October 30th 2012)
Series: Sea Breeze #4
Where I Got It: Chapters
Synopsis: Preston is one bad boy. And Amanda has harbored a crush on him for forever. When she finally makes her move on him, it does not end well. But still, she can’t resist him. Especially now that he seems to be pursuing her, too.No one wants wants them to be be together. Not Amanda’s brother Marcus, who is on the verge of his marriage to Low, and definitely not any of Preston’s buddies. They know way too much about Preston’s dark side. Yet the dangerous attraction is there…and neither Preston nor Amanda are going to deny it.For Preston, his part in Breathe is as Marcus Hardy’s best friend. He shows up and is comic relief mostly.In Because of Low, he is on Cage York’s baseball team as well as a fixture in Marcus’s life.In While It Lasts, he only makes a few brief appearances. One of those is with Amanda and the hint as to what is coming next is very strong. I've known Preston wasn’t exactly what he appeared to be since his first appearance in Breathe. I knew he had secrets but I wasn’t sure if I’d ever delve into his life. After Because of Low I knew just who was going to make him want to change and exactly how severe his issues were. I had no doubt that after I told bad boy Cage York’s story that I’d have to tell readers about Preston next. He is quite possibly the deepest character to date for me. Weird, I know, considering he has always been portrayed as the playboy. Looks can be deceiving and for Preston Drake that is exactly the case.
Since publishing her first novel Breathe in May of 2011, Abbi has also released The New York Times bestselling Seabreeze Series which includes Breathe, Because of Low, While It Lasts, Just For Now and Sometimes It Last, The Existence Trilogy that includes the USA Today Bestseller Ceaseless. New York Times and USA TODAY bestsellers The Vincent Boys and The Vincent Brothers. Last but not least her most popular series to date, Rosemary Beach which includes The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers Fallen Too Far, Never Too Far, Forever Too Far, Twisted Perfection and Simple Perfection. Her newest book scheduled to be released on December 17th, 2013 is Misbehaving (Seabreeze).
When Abbi isn’t locked away in her office typing away she is hauling her kids to and from their many social activities. You could say her second job is the Glines Kids personal chauffeur. It’s a rather illustrious job.
I read this book on October 2nd 2013.
Preston and Amanda compliment each other the way a couple should.
Preston and Amanda's story is a story I've been looking forward to. I've had a crush on Preston since the first book and was happy to find out there was s story for him and Amanda.Their love story was kind of complicated to describe. Some say it isn't but if I tried to describe it it would take up the entire review. So, to save you the time: it is a good book.If you are reading the Sea Breeze series and enjoying them, then read this one. I loved Preston because I have a thing for bad boys (like Cage).It was filled with just the right amount of romance and drama. I recommend this book to mature ya readers, romance/chick-lit readers and Abbi Glines lovers.
For Ages: 16 and up
Grades: 11 and up