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Because of Low

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It’s steamy in the Gulf town of Sea Breeze. Physical attraction is the only way to beat the heat in this start to a series from best-selling, previously self-published author Abbi Glines.

Playboy Cage owns the apartment, and he hosts a revolving door of people, in and out, at all times. Most of them are long-legged hot girls who are never there more than a night or two. When Cage’s new roommate, Marcus, enters the picture, he’s just looking to nurse a broken heart. But there’s one particular semi-frequent regular who catches his eye.

Willow - 'Low' - is the one Cage wants to marry. But the two of them are night and day, and Marcus can’t see how Low puts up with all of Cage’s womanizing. What she really needs is a real man....like good-looking and sensible Marcus. But that’s going to get real complicated and real messy - real fast.

©2013 Abbi Glines (P)2013 Simon and Schuster

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    cmsande 06-02-14
    cmsande 06-02-14 Member Since 2014
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    "2.5 Disappointing Insta Love Stars"

    Because of Low (Sea Breeze #2) by Abbi Glines Reviewed by Cmsande

    Overall Rating: 2.5 Disappointing Insta Love Stars Narrator Rating: 4 Stars

    Heat Level: 1.5 very low heat stars. Recommend for 13+. There is some sex scenes in the book but very few. Little to no tension, flirting or sexy build-up.

    Type of Book Genre: #Romance #New Adult #Contemporary Romance

    POV: Dual POV done by the two main characters (H) Marcus Hardy and (h) Willow “Low” Fosters

    I will start by saying that I enjoy reading books by Abbi Glines and some of my favorites are the Rosemary Beach series and the Existence Trilogy. However I did not like this book. I was excited to finally get time to read this book because I liked Markus in the first Sea Breeze book Breathe. The Idea for the story was great but the execution was lame. The conflicts were either childish, trite or just over the top. I hate to say this because I know authors work very hard and I appreciate all they give but this book felt thrown together on the fly.

    Willows character comes off as childish, selfish and just plain dumb at times. She does absolutely nothing but complain and does nothing to fix her situations! And can I just say hoping that her sister will become a better mom if she doesn't have to work is the dumbest statement I've heard in a while! Low’s using Cage and leading him on was just sad (yes I know she told him repeatedly through the entire book that she wouldn't marry him but actions speak louder than words, so don't crawl in his bed every other night!) I really liked Markus in Breathe but he comes across as an asshole in this book. I absolutely loathe his reaction in the end! Very few redeeming qualities between our main characters, I feel cheated! The interactions between Marcus and Willow seem awkward and felt unnatural. Most of the time there inner monologue where boring, meaningless drivel! There was no real attraction between them or no sexual tension, just embarrassingly cringe worthy sex scenes! The ending was choppy with no real resolutions to the problems. One minute everyone’s mad and the next everything’s fine! Urmm what just happened?

    I know my review is in the minority but I’m at a loss as to why. What am I not seeing or am I reading the wrong book? I don't have the answers so all I can tell you is if you liked the first one and plan to continue the series then you might as well waste a day of your life and read this book. If you don't have a day or two to waste then skip it. I only hope the rest of the series isn't this terrible.

    Narrator: The Narrator's did a great job, it’s not their fault I didn't like the story!

    Book Tags: #Romance #NewAdult #Series #2012 #AbbiGlines #ContemporaryRomance #GoodReads #GoodReadsReviews #SeaBreezeSeries

    Original Book Blurb From GoodReads: Kindle Edition 294 pages, Published February 7th 2012

    In my debut novel, Breathe, Sadie may have fallen in love with the teen rock star, Jax Stone, but readers fell head over heels for Marcus Hardy. This is his story…

    Marcus Hardy had hoped to enjoy a year away at college while he put the summer he’d rather forget behind him. But instead, he’s jerked right back to the coastal town of Sea Breeze, Alabama due to a family crisis. His dear ol' dad found himself a girlfriend only a few years older than Marcus. So now his sister needs help dealing with their mother who is mentally falling apart. The only bright spot to returning is the fascinating red head who sleeps over several times a week. The problem is she's sleeping in bed with his new roommate, Cage York.

    Willow “Low” Foster needs a place to live. Running to Cage’s apartment every time her sister kicks her out isn’t exactly a long term solution. Juggling her courses at the local community college and a part time job doesn’t produce excess income. But Cage has a new roommate and suddenly sleeping over at her best friend’s apartment isn’t such a bad thing. Not when she gets to see those sexy green eyes of Marcus Hardy’s twinkle when he smiles at her like he wants her there.
    Even though Cage seems a little territorial where Low is concerned, Marcus finds time to spend with Low without upsetting his roommate. Cage may use his small college baseball star persona to sleep with every hot female in his path but he’s still under the disillusion that when he’s through sowing his wild oats, he’s going to marry Low. Marcus intends to change that assumption for both Cage and Low. Until his carefully laid plans come crashing down with a revelation he never expected. He’ll have to choose between Low or his family. Because once the truth comes out.... there’s no other choice.

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    Maria 12-08-16
    Maria 12-08-16
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    "Amazing"

    This book will pull on your heart strings. I loved it. Can't wait to read the next one.

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    jodiod Bay area ca 05-23-16
    jodiod Bay area ca 05-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Fun"

    Very cute. Plenty of angst and drama. True to New Adult fiction. Have always enjoyed the series.

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    BigFish46 08-13-15
    BigFish46 08-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "love red heads"

    great plot and amazing characters. could not stop reading and can't wait for the next one.

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    That's What She Said 08-02-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Wow!"

    I am falling in love with the Seabreeze Series all over again. Marcus and Willow were amazing in this book.... On to the next Seabreeze book.

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    Rebecca Orange Park, FL, United States 01-22-15
    Rebecca Orange Park, FL, United States 01-22-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Drama filled!"

    Marcus and Willow's story is filled with drama! It's awesome! There are some jaw dropping, oh sh*t moments, where you are simply stunned :)
    One of the best in the series.... Add it to your cart!

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    Tracie Lampe Michigan 04-30-14
    Tracie Lampe Michigan 04-30-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Fabulous Story"
    Would you listen to Because of Low again? Why?

    No, I listened to is once no need to again.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Low, I liked her the best because I could relate to her since I too am a women :)


    Have you listened to any of Kirby Heyborne and Shayna Thibodeaux ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes, I liked him in this book much better. I listened to him in "Breathe"


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would look forward to the my commute so i could continue their story.


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    Jac PUEBLO, CO, United States 03-18-14
    Jac PUEBLO, CO, United States 03-18-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Perfect Indulgence!"
    If you could sum up Because of Low in three words, what would they be?

    Indulgent, Fun, Romantic


    Have you listened to any of Kirby Heyborne and Shayna Thibodeaux ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes - they are growing on me!


    Any additional comments?

    Abbi Glines is my newest book obsession! Yesterday I reviewed book one in her Sea Breeze series, Breathe, where met (and fell in love with) Marcus Hardy! (As I mentioned in my review, he was one of the things I loved most about that book – but there was a certain cheese factor that held me back from loving Breathe. Luckily? That wasn’t the case with Because of Low. I LOVED everything about this book. LOVED. (In fact, it’s hard not to gush as I write this review!)

    The second book in the Sea Breeze (named after the small town in Alabama where this series takes place) is about Low (Willow) and Marcus! (And Low’s incredibly hot man-whore best friend, Cage!) gone are the cheesy lines of Breathe (“You are my air”… GAG!!) and in their place we have Marcus who is just over his broken heart from Sadie and onto new family problems. We have Low, who has had a pretty rough life and finds comfort with her best friend, Marcus’ roommate Cage.

    This story is complex, and full of heartbreak (on so many levels!) But I fell even more in love with Marcus Hardy early on. Abbi Glines has a way of grabbing your heart strings and tugging hard. And it does’t hurt that her heroes are smokin’ hot!! The town of Sea Breeze Alabama sounds so fantastic I wish it were real so I could book my next vacation there!

    The narrators have grown on me – it has the same set as Breathe! (I again decided to use my Audible credits for this new guilty pleasure!) It is odd that I was so used to the voices being Jax and Sadie and now they are Low and Marcus – but I got over that quickly. (And the consistency helps!)

    Because of Low is a much stronger story on all levels than Breathe, but we get fun glimpses of Sadie and Jax! (Which I hope she keeps up for the remainder of the series!) I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of YA! (Especially if you like one with a small amount of steam and a lot of sweetness!)

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    Melissa Bee 01-26-14
    Melissa Bee 01-26-14
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    "Predictable, worthy of eye-rolls"

    I just didn't have much patience for a story that was so predictable that by the first chapter or two I had it all figured out (and it did play out exactly how I thought it would). The relationship between Markus and Willow was fun and romantic, but the overall storyline was one big cliché. Are there really people as shallow out there as Willow's sister and Markus' dad? I found them and the story to be unrealistic. The best thing about this book was the dual narration by Kirby Heyborne and Shayna Thibodeaux (who also narrates under the name of Candace Thaxton).

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    Romance Lover Oakley, CA, United States 01-23-14
    Romance Lover Oakley, CA, United States 01-23-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Very YA! Story isn't bad"

    Okay, so this series is VERY YA!! I didn't realize when I got the first 2. This book reminded me very much of high school, I don't really care what side of the tracks everyone grew up on, sometimes it does make a difference, but the "rich kids" have crap too, that got quite old. A lot of the story is very predictable but mostly cute. Just 1 sex scene and not overly hot, so...young college maybe?

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