In Because of Low by Abbi Glines, Marcus Hardy has returned to Sea Breeze after an unexpected family crisis develops. He becomes roommates with Cage York, a notorious player, who also happens to be BFFs with the beautiful homeless Willow Foster. Marcus is smitten from the moment he meets Low. Despite objections from Cage, Marcus and Low begin dating. But a horrible secret could tear them apart.
I am so glad I stuck with this series!! The first book was just meh and I hesitated to read more. Several people encouraged me to stick with it and read the next one. This book is vastly different than the first book and so much better.
Glines takes the classic rich boy meets poor girl that predominates romance these days and gives it a real life spin. The family problems that both characters experience could happen in anyone’s life. Low’s lack of a permanent home is also all too real. The way the characters handle the problems though is what makes the book so good. Both characters react in very realistic ways.
I really enjoyed the character of Low. She was very protective of her adorable niece. Her relationship with Cage, who swears he’s going to marry her one day while sleeping with anything in a skirt, was interesting to say the least. Her can do attitude despite her living situation was also refreshing because she very well (and had every right) could have thrown herself a pity party.
Overall, this was an extremely enjoyable book for me. The realistic touches that Glines adds to the romance made it even better. If you have read the first book in the series and thought it wasn’t for you, do yourself a favor and read this one. You’ll be glad you did!
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About the Book:
Author: Abbi Glines
Release Date : October 6, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Category: New Adult
Source: Borrowed from Library
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.