Review ~ Because of Low by Abbi Glines
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.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was a very cute story about two best friends, Cage and Willow. They came from broken homes and the wrong side of the tracks but always had each other. Then along comes a new roommate to live in Cage’s apartment and put a kink in everyone’s lives. Marcus, a rich boy, had a his own set of family issues thanks to his father.
The plot twist was quite easy to figure out but waiting for it to play out was entertaining. Willow was a little annoying at times, but that was her and she was written well. Marcus was swoon worthy and a genuinely nice guy. A bit of an idiot sometimes, but incredible nonetheless. Cage, a commitment phobe, was just a kink in Marcus’s plans sometimes. 🙂 You’ll see what I mean.
I loved the ending and was so glad I read this story. I’d recommend this to anyone that likes stories with lots of real life drama and a wonderful ending.