Friday, April 15, 2016

Review: Because of Low by Abbi Glines

Series: Sea Breeze Book #1
Format: Paperback
Rating: 3 Stars
How I Got It: Purchased
Genre: New Adult
Publisher: Atria

Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads
layboy Cage owns the apartment, and he hosts a revolving door of people, in and out, at all times. Most of them are long-legged hot girls who are never there more than a night or two. When Cage’s new roommate, Marcus, enters the picture, he’s just looking to nurse a broken heart. But there’s one particular semi-frequent regular who catches his eye.

Willow—“Low”—is the one Cage wants to marry. But the two of them are night and day, and Marcus can’t see how Low puts up with all of Cage’s womanizing. What she really needs is a real good-looking and sensible Marcus. But that’s going to get real complicated and real messy—real fast.


I want to start this by saying I'm very meh about Abbi Glines books. I read them because they are easy to read entertaining in the way a soap opera can be. Sometimes I think there is unfulfilled potential. This was better than the first book, Breathe.

Generally, I lied both Marcus and Low. Marcus is a pretty typical Abbi Glines hero. He's very possessive and dramatic but isn't quite as bad as say Rush. Low was sympathetic and kind. Sometimes she felt a little innocent especially since she would talk about how hard her life was.

The romace was fast but pretty believable. It helped that the physical aspects of the relationship progressed slower than I'm used to. There was some snap judgements by both of them that could have been resolved by being a grown up and using your words. I've come to expect this kind of storytelling.

My big complaint with this and most of Abbi Glines books is the way women are portrayed. Now this is very common so it isn't just her. She often falls into the whore or virgin types. Women can be and are far more complex than that. And, to me, the fact that women slut shame other women is the worst. Low thinks she's so great and constantly tears her sister down which really bothers me. This would've been a four star read for me if this language and behavior wasn't so plentiful.

I will continue to read Abbi Glines books, because for some reason she interests me. So far I do still like the Rosemary Beach books better but hopefully this series will continue to get better.

Thanks for reading!

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