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Maybe driving home after a few (or more) shots of tequila had been a bad idea, but hell, he did it all the time. The cops had to have been freaking bored to have pulled him over. He wasn’t even swerving! That’s Cage York’s story and he’s sticking to it.
Unfortunately, his baseball coach isn’t buying it. Cage has a free ride to the local junior college for baseball — or he did, until he’d gotten a DUI. Now, Cage has to decide: does he drop out and give up his dream of getting noticed by a college in the SEC, and possibly making it into the Major Leagues — or does he give in to his coach’s demands and spend his summer baling hay?
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 neighbor, had been the center 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.
Cage isn’t real happy with his closet-sized bedroom in the back of a foul smelling barn, or his daily interactions with cows, but he knows that if he doesn’t make his coach happy then he can kiss his scholarship goodbye. Only a sick and twisted man would decide his punishment was to be working on a farm all summer. 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 every seen. But she doesn’t count, because as hard as he’s tried to charm her out of her panties – he’s pretty sure she’d rather see him hung from the rafters than let him get a taste of her pretty little lips.
Warning: This is not a young adult book. It is impossible to get into Cage York’s head and keep it clean enough for YA. Language, sex, and alcohol were used in the making of this book… wait that sounds wrong doesn’t it?
I loved this book! Abbi Glines does not mess around! From the very beginning, I was pulled into the story; I had to put the book down for a second just reading the prologue because there was so much emotion, I couldn’t handle it.
I loved Cage and Eva! I loved them individually but especially together. I actually hated Cage in Because of Low but after getting to know him in this story, I fell in love! I enjoyed reading about them slowly coming together and growing into something more. They both had their own individual issues to resolve but they unexpectedly got through them together.
What stands out to me about this story was that it had just enough drama. Not too much where it stressed me out, but not too little where it made the story boring. There was just enough drama in the backstory so that the character progression was obvious. The interactions between Cage and Eva were fun and exciting and didn’t wear me out from dreading the worst. And the love scenes… WHEW! Hot and intense and never over the top. Will definitely be reading this again in a month or two.