Monday, December 3, 2012

{A Kelly M Review} Just For now by Abbi Glines

Title: Just For Now
Series: Sea Breeze #4
Author: Abbi Glines
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Publisher: Simon & Shuster


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.

Warning: For Mature Readers Only: Contains Sexual Situations, Language and Underage Drinking

Abbi Glines has done it again. By that I mean writing another book that keeps you so compelled that you basically forget to breathe while reading it. Ms Glines is absolutely one of my all time favourite authors of all time. She is one of the best story creators that I know of. The other day I told Kayleigh of K_Books that it doesn’t matter which genre it is that this woman writes, you read it without a doubt. You drop everything immediately and get comfy and read until the last page. I get sucked into every single one of her stories and even when I have finished it, I am still in the world in which the story takes place. I am still right there with every character experiencing everything they are going through. If you love stories that make your emotions go all topsy-turby and smooshes your insides then any Abbi Glines book is for you.

Just For Now is the fourth book in the Sea Breeze series and it did not disappoint. Even though my favourite story so far was Cage and Eva’s in While It Lasts, Just For Now helped me to create a special bond with Preston. So far in every book he has been described as a player because of his extreme hotness and the fact that he has a different girl basically every night and doesn’t care how he breaks their hearts because honestly he is Preston Drake so why should he? That is SO not the case. We find out a very dark secret that he has been hiding so that he is able to care for his three very young siblings since his mother is a good for nothing drunk and can’t even look after herself let alone her children. So he basically became a male prostitute in order to care for them and it is a secret that not even his best friend Marcus Hardy knows.

He has been in love with Marcus’s little sister, Amanda, for a very long time but knows he will never be good enough for her so he does everything possible to make her hate him, little does he know that she has the same feelings for him and has been trying to get him to notice her forever. In the beginning they sleep together but Preston is drunk and thinks it was all a dream so naturally Amanda thinks that it meant nothing to him and tries her best to move on. The entire story is about two people afraid to trust each other for fear of being hurt again and also about finding love in the unlikeliest of people.

This story made me smile, go awwwwwwww and cry my heart out in separate occasions. I felt like such an emotional mess and just had to sit back a few times and process everything that I have just read. I honestly love this book so much and I am very satisfied about the ending for Preston and Amanda as well as for Preston’s siblings.

It is a definite must read for everyone and also for those who have lost hope that they do not deserve love because of things in their past. 


  1. I have to read this series! I heard such good things and I really like her Existence series.

    1. You really should Heather. It's quite amazing!!



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