Cage York has to choose between a love of the game and a love of the girl in this sultry Sea Breeze novel from New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines.
After waiting for his big break, bad boy Cage York is finally called up to prove his worth in the college baseball arena. But when Cage’s girlfriend, Eva, mourns the sudden loss of her father, it’s not Cage’s comforting arms she runs to, but those of her former fiancé’s twin brother, Jeremy.
Torn between his baseball dream and the girl of his dreams, Cage must prove he’s worthy of Eva’s love, or risk losing her to Jeremy forever.
I always wonder what happens to a couple when a book ends. They got their happy ending, but I'm guessing it can not be all rosy. While we do always get to see glimpses of the couples from the previous books, it seems they are all blissfully happy. So I am glad we got the chance to read more about Cage and Eva, seeing what comes after.
It all starts very wonderful. Cage just received word he has gotten a scholarship, but this means moving to Tennessee. They are in this together, so Cage won't go if Eva is not coming with him. Eva is all up for it, but it seems their world comes crashing down when they receive the news that her father is dying.
He is the last family Eva has, so needs to be there for her father and spend as much time as she can with him. Cage is ready to drop his future to support Eva, but she's not having it. Reluctantly Cage goes to Tennessee while Eva stays at her old home. The long distance thing soon turns into missed phone calls, weird text messages and overall mistrust.
Cage is pretty much miserable without Eva by his side. He really has changed thanks to her and has grown so much. But when things go sour, Eva doesn't trust him. This really took me by surprise. Cage has proven time after time to her, how much he loves her, how much he has changed and the impact she has on him. That woman is everything to him and she pretty much throws it in his face. The fact that she didn't even want to hear him out, made me hate her for a little while.
Now I do understand where she was coming from, up until a certain point. Her father is dying, she's pretty much dealing with that on her own, so her emotions are kind of all over the place. Though I do not think that is a valid excuse. I really expected more from Eva, knowing she has lost so much already, she now made the deliberate choice to lose Cage.
We all know Cage doesn't deal well with rejection and the words Eva used just broke my heart. It takes some time and a bit of nudging by Low to come to his senses. He knows there will never be someone else for him, so he needs to fight for Eva. He brings out all the charm and determination to get her back, proving he's not going anywhere.
This book just made me love Cage even more. That boy can drive any girl wild and Eva is so lucky to have him. I had more problems with Eva in this one, because I didn't quite agree with some of the choices she made. They frustrated me and had gotten me quite mad at times. Some parts were really heartbreaking and it's just always so easy to connect with these characters. You laugh with them, you cry with them, you really get invested in them. That is what I love so much about these stories, they are not just characters in a book, they're almost like friends and you just want to see them happy.
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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.
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