Saturday Series: Bad for You (Sea Breeze #7) by Abbi Glines

Addiction was something Krit Corbin accepted as part of his nature a long time ago. He decided to embrace it and flip his finger at the rules. Women had always been the number one thing on his list of addictions. He couldn’t get enough. Being the lead singer in a rock band had only made access to his favorite addiction that much easier.

Being alone was the only thing Blythe Denton understood. The small town minister’s family that raised her hadn’t accepted her as their own. The minister’s wife had always made sure Blythe understood just how unworthy she was of love. When Blythe is sent away to college and given a chance to finally be free of living as an unwanted burden, she looks forward to having peace in her life. Being alone isn’t something that bothers her. She escapes reality in the stories she writes.

However, the ridiculously sexy tattooed guy who keeps throwing parties in the apartment above hers is driving her crazy. For starters, he doesn’t treat her like she would expect a guy with a different woman always hanging on his arm to treat someone as uninteresting as her. She looks nothing like the gorgeous women she sees parading in and out of his apartment, but for some strange reason he keeps showing up at her door.

During a party at his apartment, Krit’s new neighbor comes to the door with her long brown hair pulled up in a messy knot and a pair of glasses perched on her cute little nose. She wants him to turn down the music, but he convinces her to stay.

Krit Corbin may have just found his biggest addiction yet. And Blythe Denton realizes too late that she’s finally been claimed.

This is not the last book in the series, but since the next ones aren't published yet, this review will be the last for my Saturday Series of Sea Breeze. The next series I'll be reviewing is the Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare. Honestly I've already started reading them and they are difficult to put down, so addicting!

I think I finally might need to admit that I have a soft spot for (fictional) rockstars/musicians. We saw some pieces of Krit in the previous books, giving me the impression of him being a male slut, but like beyond the usual. I wasn't wrong about that and no matter what his reasons were, it isn't what you would call normal behaviour. We somehow accept it because of his confident attitude and his rockstar life. Still in Misbehaving we could already see that there is more to Krit. When he was with Jesse we got a glimpse of his intensity and obsessive behaviour.

This time it only gets worse. When Blythe moves in downstairs, Krit like everyone else feels that pull towards her. The innocence though, simply radiates off of her, and he knows he should stay away from her. But one look, one talk, it is never enough and he keeps coming back to her. Just as friends though, no way is he going to mess this up. Krit is so afraid to break Blythe or hurt her, that he really does try to keep his distance. Which isn't easy when he got addicted from that first moment he saw her. I also like that Blythe gets to see this whole other side from him that he usually keeps hidden.

Meanwhile Blythe, for the first time in her life she is free and on her own. Growing up in a small town, hated by everyone for simply existing has made her very insecure. She has no idea the effect she has on other people. So when she meets Krit and he wants to hang out, all she is expecting is for them to be friends. She never even had a friend back home, let alone a boyfriend. Spending so much time with this one though, has her secretly hoping for more than friends. She knows he's not a saint, but she also sees that he's not the devil some people try to make out of him. Blythe sees the real Krit, because he lets her.

Krit is amazing, but Blythe is one of the realest characters I've come across in Abbi's books. The combination of vulnerability, innocence and sometimes fierceness is simply brilliant. Blythe often really has no clue and you can not help but feel that need to protect her from the bad world. No wonder Krit is so drawn to her. While he craves the attention, all she wants is to disappear, to go unnoticed. She is pretty much an enigma to him, making him wanting to figure her all out. I think Blythe might even be my favourite heroin of this series. 

As I said, I might have a weak spot for musicians. While I do not agree with Krit and some of his lifestyle choices, I can understand his addictive and obsessive character. On the one hand Blythe is a novelty for him, but one he can not have enough of. Of course he is attracted to her, still he does not immediately give in to that need and actually gets to know her. I don't think he has ever really done that. Now being addicted to someone isn't really the healthiest and definitely results in some erratic behaviour, but I do believe that as long as he has Blythe these things will improve over time or as long as he focuses on her, his other obsessions might become better.

Krit and Blythe are both very different on pretty much all aspects, and I love the way they mostly bring out the best in each other. Blythe can make Krit relax and have him open up. While he helps her be confident and see that she is worthy of everything good. Trish, Krit's sister, needs an honourable mention in this one. That girl is awesome and the best big sister anyone can wish for. 

Like usual the overall plot is not the most original, but what you need to remember about Abbi's books is that they are character driven. That is also what I like so much about her stories. Each and every time she writes characters you can easily relate to and connect with. They are strong, imperfect characters who've had the chance to find that one special person and the road towards that love certainly wasn't easy. 

Bad For You was an amazing read, the perfect balance of sweet, sexy and intense. Like always Abbi's books leave me with that silly smile on my face. No matter if you're a die hard fan or this is the first novel you read, you will fall in love with these characters.

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All Sea Breeze books except While It Lasts and Sometimes It Lasts can be read as standalone novels



The Author

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.

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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  1. I haven't read any Abbi Glines yet, but I definitely think I should give her a try! This review has convinced me that I'm missing out!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  2. Indeed at least give her a try, her books are so much fun. The Rosemary Beach series are more intense, while Sea Breeze is overall lighter :)