Sunday, January 13, 2013

Review- Just For Now by Abbi Glines


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.

Breathe (Sea Breeze #1)
Because Of Low (Sea Breeze #2)
While It Lasts (Sea Breeze #3)


Just For Now is the fourth book in the Sea Breeze series by Abbi Glines. You can check out our reviews of Breathe, Because Of Low and While It Lasts if you haven't read this series yet which I seriously think you should if you're a fan of New Adult contemporary romance. Or just romance in general.

Just For Now is Preston's story. We'd met him before and seen his several appearances in the previous books. He came off as a total player who had nothing better to do than to look for his next hook-up. Only when the summary for Just For Now came out was it actually hinted that there was more to him beneath all that play boy facade.

Getting to know Preston i.e. the real Preston not what he portrayed to everyone was a real pleasure. You could actually get to see what was going on in his head and how Amanda always managed to get under his skin. His helplessness at falling in love with his best friend's sister and all the attempts he makes trying to push her away were showcased superbly.

Amanda was a nice character too. She's been in love with Preston from as long as she can remember and every time she puts herself out there for him he keeps shutting her down. Tired of getting hurt she tries to move on but neither can help the attraction towards each other and then one thing leads to another. But Preston has his secret and he fears Amanda will leave him after she finds out about his betrayal.

I totally enjoyed Preston and Amanda's story. It has everything I expected in an Abbi Glines book. I loved how we got to see all the other couples from the previous books. Those were some of my favorite scenes and  brought a smile to my face. With lots of angst, drama and emotion Just For Now was a fantastic new adult read which I thoroughly enjoyed.

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  1. I just finished Breathe and was not over the moon about it but Because of Low has gotten such awesome reviews that I'm going to give it a go. Preston caught my eye in Breathe though, I kind of want to see him in the spotlight so this one is on my list too!

  2. I fell in love with this book and when Jax. This is what first brought me to read Abbi Glines books. I just wish her stories would continue a bit futher and let you know what happened long term with the characters. Maybe an epilogue. I just always feel like I'm left hanging.


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