Author: Abbi Glines.
Series: Yes, #3.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster.
Published Date: 7/31/12.
"Set in the steamy coastal Alabama town of Sea Breeze, an interconnected group of older teens hook up, break up . . . and much, much more. Cage York has a free ride to college for baseball - or he did, until he got in trouble for drink-driving. Now he has to give in to his coach's demands and spend his summer baling hay. No hot babes in bikinis waiting to meet a Southern boy to make her vacation complete. Just him and the damned cows. Oh and an uptight, snarky brunette with the biggest blue eyes he's ever seen.
Eva Brooks planned out her life step by step when she was eight years old. Not once over the years had she lost sight of her goals. Josh Beasley, her next door neighbour, had been the centre of those goals. He'd been her first boyfriend at seven, her first kiss at ten, her first date at fifteen and her first tragedy at eighteen. The moment she'd received the phone call from Josh's mother saying he'd been killed along with four other soldiers just north of Baghdad, Eva's carefully planned life imploded in the worst way possible. Now she has to deal with the arrogant Cage York and his irritating smile.
But as the summer bailing hay rolls by, Cage and Eva learn that what they want (and need) may be something they never saw coming."
While It Lasts was a long awaited read for me! I couldn't get enough of the first two books, Breathe and Because of Low; I was dying to get started on the third one!
If you don't know much about this series, the main thing you should know, is that its about nothing but romance and the struggle that comes along with it. Each book follows a different couple, but over all, many of the characters are featured again later in the series, because all of them are actually good friends.
While It Lasts follows the story of Cage York and Eva Brooks, all the way from their rough beginning, to their (somewhat) happy ending.
Cage is the biggest man-whore on planet earth. He looks good, he knows it, and he doesn't mind taking advantage of it. There was only one girl he ever truly opened up to and showed his sensitive side to, and that was Willow. Willow was his childhood friend, and he would do absolutely anything to protect her.
But in Because of Low, we witnessed Willow move on from Cage, to Marcus.
Cage isn't angry, but he is still trying to get over the fact that he will never be with Willow; other than as friends. He has never been in a real commitment, and the only person he ever imagined himself doing it with, has her eye and heart set on someone else.
Eva, at only eighteen, has fallen in love with childhood best friend, became engaged to him, witnessed him join the military, and struggled with his death. At eighteen Eva has gone through and felt more pain that many other teenagers have.
Cage is on a full ride to university, through baseball, but decides to take on a farming job to earn some extra cash. On his first day there he is introduced to a girl who is willing to do A LOT just to get his attention, and another that is much more snarky and standoff-ish. He admits the girl that's smiling up at him, has a nice body, but the girl not even giving him a second glance has the "biggest blue eyes" his ever seen.
Working on the farm, didn't only mean working on fields, but also working on the one girl that didn't give him her attention, and the one girl that Cage couldn't seem to get out of his head.
Before I begin, I just want to you warn you that this book does have some sexual content in it, and that it is for mature readers.
I couldn't get enough of the first two installments, and there was nothing different about this third one. I absolutely LOVED it! The characters, the struggle, and the way Eva wasn't willing to give in right away, knowing just how good of a guy she deserves, after being with Josh for so long.
Cage and Eva were perfect for one another. It may not have seemed that way at the beginning of the story, when Cage walked on the farm, thinking he was all that and a pack of crackers, but in the end they were exactly what the other person needed.
Eva was used to being in love with the perfect guy; she was most of her life. She was used to her plan, to being with the same guy and knowing exactly what her future will bring to her. Cage was never sure about his future, and had no intentions of settling down. But when the two collided each changed a little, and balanced the other out.
Overall, While It Lasts has to be my favorite book in the series so far. And I think I can say that Cage and Eva are my favorite couple (so far, I do still have a few books to go). I liked that Abbi Glines also included the aspect of Josh, and that she also reintroduces old characters. Besides watching the new couple form and grow, I think it's really cool that we also get to see how the older couples have changed and matured as well.
If you're looking for the perfect summer romance, that you can listen to while jogging, or relaxing on the beach the Sea Breeze series is JUST for you!