Sunday, July 14, 2013

Summer Reading Sunday - {Breathe & Because of Low}

Hey y'all! It's time for my first ever Summer Reading Sunday! I haven't really kept up with this day as part of my Super Summer Schedule but I have finished two books (one of which I started AND finished last night - up until 4:00 AM!) so I wanted to tell you about them :)
So, in the summer, I read those novels that aren't "school related" - rather, it's pleasure reading. n Goodreads, I put in some books I read and it suggested some that I might like. BOY, were the suggestions right on with these two books.

Both books I read were written by author Abbi Glines. Abbie Glines is originally from Alabama, which is where the series I'm currently reading is set in - Sea Breeze, Alabama (along the gulf coast). She actually now lives across the bay from where I live, which is pretty awesome!

Anyways, she's got a few series of books but I'm reading the "Sea Breeze Series."

From looking at the covers, you can tell they're some fancy schmancy love stories - and they are. BUT I feel like they're so much more.

Cue the stories I have read already as part of this series.

WARNING: These books have a few "scenes" in them that are, I believe, inappropriate for anyone younger than 18.. it almost reminds me of 50 Shades of Gray. You've been warned before you go and check out these books. JUST SAYIN'!

GENRE: YA Contemporary Romance
"Breathe" introduces us to the city of Sea Breeze, Alabama, where Sadie must take the place of her mother, as she's pregnant and can no longer be a servant for a wealthy family on the private island nearby.

Sadie arrives at the house and realizes that it's Jax Stone's house... cue the music! Jax Stone is one of the biggest teen rockers in the world and is a total heartthrob. But, to Sadie, Jax is just Jax... nothing special. Yet.

Sadie isn't attracted to him and keeps her cool while Jax is completely smitten with her. But, because Jax is a world famous rockstar, he tries to fight the ensuing relationship with Sadie, as relationships never work out in his world. But, as summer continues, Jax finds it harder and harder to stay away from Sadie.

Sadie is his source of oxygen and he cannot go without her any longer... BUT can their love outweigh the obstacles they must face?

Cue the tagline:
One breathe at a time, they're going to find out...

My thoughts:
LOVED the book. It was a quick read, the plot unfolds rapidly, including lots of twists and turns which tug at your heartstrings and makes you go, "NOOOO!" or "YESSSS!" I would recommend this book for upper YA and above simply because of the "scenes" that happen in the book. BUT I would totally read the story again in a heart beat.

GENRE: YA Contemporary Romance
"Because of Low" is centered around three main characters, Cage, Willow (or Low), and Marcus (yup... the same Marcus from the first story. I'm not going to tell you the story about him... gotta read the first book!).

Cage is a playboy that lives in an apartment all by himself. He's continuously going out with girls, hosting a new one every night. But, when Marcus moves in, the story takes a dramatic turn. He's just there to mend his broken heart (again, read the first story!). But, one woman Cage knows catches his eyes.

Cue Willow. Willow is the one who Cage says he's going to married, but the two couldn't be more opposite. Marcus believes that she's nuts to put up with all of Cage's antics and decides what she really needs is a real man... cue Marcus.

But that's going to get real complicated and real messy - real fast.

My thoughts:
Again, I LOVED the book. All of Abbi Glines' books seem to be quick reads with plots that unfold quickly and interestingly. Another book that includes lots of twists and turns which tug at your heartstrings and makes you go, "NOOOO!" or "YESSSS!" I would, again, recommend this book for upper YA and above simply because of the "scenes" that happen in the book. BUT I would totally read the story again in a heart beat.

I cannot WAIT to finish "While It Lasts," which I started last night. So far, so good!

It deals with Cage as the main character and a new character named Eva. Sooo ready to read it :)

What books have YOU read recently? Do you have any suggestions for me?! I'm always looking for new books and new series of books to read.

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See y'all tomorrow for Monday Made It - cannot wait to see what everyone makes!


  1. Those sound great! I read "Gone Girl" by Gillian Flynn at the beginning of the summer and loved it! I read it in just a few days! It's a mystery type book and it totally blew my mind! I would definitely recommend it. Most of my reading this summer is to prepare for my first year of teaching! Right now I'm reading "Whole Brain Teaching for Challenging Kids" by Chris Biffle. It's definitely something I'm going to try next year.

    I love love LOVE your blog and I'm your newest follower! I also follow you on Instagram! I just started a blog of my own: It's a Core Thing. I'd love for you to check it out whenever you get a chance! Thanks so much!


    1. Hi McEachern!

      I actually read Gone Girl a while ago and I absolutely LOVED it. I couldn't put it down!! Did you know they're making it into a movie? That's going to be a fun one to watch.

      I'm going to start reading my PD books here after I finish this series of books... I've heard nothing but praise for the Whole Brain Teaching books! So, thank you for the recommendation :)


  2. never heard of that author I will have to check her out! I always love getting more books for my must read list :)

    Right now I'm reading a few books: Beaten, Seared and Sauced about a aspiring wanna be chef going through the culinary institute of america.

    I also have Towering by Alex Flinn and The Registry by Shannon Stoker in my library ebook shelf read chapter 1 from both books and liked them can't wait to start them soon!

    1. The above books (and the series, really) is a bit.. how do you say... raunchy?? There's lots of "adult scenes" in the few books after... although I don't remember them in the first book. Maybe she got a little "braver" LOL

      Thank you for your recommendations :) y'all don't know how much they help! Gets me introduced to a variety of authors/genres :)



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