Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Just for Now by Abbi Glines: Review and Giveaway

I am so excited about Abbi Glines new book Just for Now, which is scheduled to release on October 30, 2012.  I can't wait for everyone to read it.  It is everything you would expect and more.  As a matter of fact, I am so excited for you to read it that I am giving away two e-books, which will be available on release day, so be sure to enter to win that below.    

Title: Just for Now (Sea Breeze, #4)
Age Group/Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Expected Release: October 30, 2012
Publisher:  Simon Pulse
Cover Design: Mooney Designs

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.

My Thoughts:  Each time I read one of Abbi Glines books, I am completely blown away by how amazing it is.  I think to myself there is no way it can get any better, and then she does it again.  It is mind boggling the talent this lady has.  I am a huge fan of Abbi's, and the Sea Breeze Series is one my favorite of all her series.  I fell in love with Sadie and Jax in Breathe, came to adore Low and Marcus in Because of Low, Cage and Eva's story was fantastic and left me all hot and bothered every time I thought about it.  I thought, there's no way it can get better, but people, Preston's and Amanda's story has taken me to a place I didn't think a book could transport you to.  Preston Drake has got to be the hottest guy ever birthed from the creative mind of Abbi Glines.  He just oozes with sexiness.  It seeps through the pages and right into your heart, and other places.  That being said, his story is also heartbreaking, and the depth of emotion I felt for what he had gone through left my chest aching and a lump in my throat.  

Amanda Hardy is a doll.  She is absolutely perfect for Preston.  I loved her character, and really admired her because I don't think I could have handled some of the things she did.  What she went through would probably crush a lot of people, but she handled it with a grace and patience that amazed me.  She is Marcus' little sister and the little sister to all the guys he hangs with.  Needless to say she has been "off limits," but she also has a long line of "big brothers," ready to beat the crap out of anyone they think is messing with her.    

One thing I really love about this series is that you can read each of the books as a stand alone easily, but trust me when I say you will want to read the entire series.  I really love the way that each of the books focusing mainly on a certain couple, yet we get to see the characters from the other installments in the series make appearances in each of the books, and it brings you such a level of connectedness and satisfaction in seeing what is going on with these people you have come to know and love. 

Now lets talk about the sex.  This book probably has the most intense and descriptive scenes so far, yes even more than Cage York's book, and if you know Cage York, he is sex on a stick so that is saying a lot.  This book is hot, and it will leave you will you flushed with your mouth gaped open, wanting to read it again.  So keep that in mind when you read it.  It is a New Adult book and has scenes that are inappropriate for younger readers, but for the older readers, it's like candy canes at Christmas.  

Just for Now is everything all of us Abbi Glines fans could have hoped for and so much more.  Preston and Amanda's story will take your heart on an emotional roller coaster ride up to the highest point imaginable and then plummet you forward leaving your head in a cloud, your stomach in your throat, and your heart screaming for more.  Trust me when I say, you have to have this book.  Abbi Glines knows romance and she knows hot to write a hot sexy scene, and most importantly, she can write a story that will transport the reader into the pages of the book, giving you a ride you never imagined.  

Please, please Abbi.  We need more.  

A few favorite quotes:

Then the door opened and Amanda finally walked in.  Mother f***ing hell.  She was wearing a red dress and cowboy boots.  I was going to end up in a fight.

I eased off his lap and stood in front of him while I reached back and unzipped my sundress and let it fall to the floor.  "Sweet Jesus," Preston whispered......I bent down to take off my boots when Preston leaned forward and grabbed my arm.  "Leave the boots on." 

Book trailer created by: Hellion Works

Abbi Glines can be found hanging out with rockstars, taking out her yacht on weekends for a party cruise, sky diving, or surfing in Maui. Okay maybe she needs to keep her imagination focused on her writing only. In the real world, Abbi can be found hauling kids (several who seem to show up that don’t belong to her) to all their social events, hiding under the covers with her MacBook in hopes her husband won’t catch her watching Buffy on Netflix again, and sneaking off to Barnes and Noble to spend hours lost in the yummy goodness of books. If you want to find her then check Twitter first because she has a severe addiction to tweeting @abbiglines.   Facebook is also somewhere she visits a little too often. She blogs regularly but rarely about anything life changing. She also really enjoys talking about herself in third person.

Abbi Glines| Facebook| Twitter

This picture and quote is from Abbi's Facebook Page.

Don't you just love it.  
I'll be good, I promise.  I'll be the best damn friend you ever had.
Preston Drake - Just for Now

Read the Prologue here

You can check out another steamy excerpt here.


  1. Really excited about this one. It's me and Preston!

    1. I loved Preston, tore my heart out in this book.

  2. I am DYING to read this one!! I can't wait! Abbi is pretty much a goddess of New Adult

    1. You are absolutely right. Can't wait to hear what you think.

  3. "It is a New Adult book and has scenes that are inappropriate for younger readers, but for the older readers, it's like candy canes at Christmas." <---Exactly!!

    I couldn't agree more w/your review. This is my favorite of Abbi's series and is probably her best book yet.

    Awesome review, Ellen!

  4. Can't wait to read another FlippingFantastic book by the Amazing Abbi Glines!!!! I know this one will be soooo Good!!!

    1. OMG, you will love it. Can't wait for you to read it. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. Holy freaking hell, you had me at sex on a stick! Is this one out yet? I'm so buying it if or when it is out! Excellent review!

    1. It comes on on the 30th of this month, and you are going to love it. I can't wait to hear what you think.

  6. This books is going to be alot more intense than the last 3, I can tell. Abbi can write well...scratch that, she writes like the goddess of tension and intensity =)

    1. Yes she is. I hope you enjoy it Priya. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. i tweeted the wrong link under the tweet thing but heres the right tweet https://twitter.com/alientwilight/status/261169132937023490

  8. Cannot wait to read this one.....Im pretty sure its gonna be more intense and heart wrenching! Cannot wait to get my present from the kindle fairy on Tuesday morning....


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