Yes, it is that time of the week. The day we dread and wish would never come- Mondays. *Wipes tear* But have no fear, Memory Lane Monday is here! Every Monday, here at TheYABookworm, I'll do a special post called Memory Lane Monday. What's that you ask? Memory Lane Monday is a once-a-week post where I (or any other bloggers that wish to participate) choose one book that I've previously read to be featured on that day. From the book chosen, I will pick two of my favourite quotes and write a little blurb containing my quick thoughts on the book. The books that I choose will not be books I've reviewed- since I've read so many books, I want to share with you my opinions on ones that I won't get the chance to fully review (because seriously, rereading dozens of books would take a year...or two)! Be sure to participate by leaving your "Memory Lane Monday" in the comments, or a link to your blog post with the hash-tag #YAMemoryLaneMonday on twitter :D
This Week's Memory Lane Monday....
Just for Now By: Abbi Glines
The run down rat-infested trailer he had shared with his alcoholic mother and three younger siblings was now only a place he visited to pay the bills and stock the pantry with food.
He no longer worried about his family starving or living without electricity. The money he made entertaining rich older women more than covered his family’s needs and his own. He had it all figured out. Except…
There was this girl.
She was as innocent as he was tainted.
Amanda Hardy wished her knees didn’t get weak when Preston walked into a room. She hated the fact her heart raced when he flashed his smile in her direction. He had a different girl in his bed every night. He was the kind of boy a smart girl ran from. So, why was she coming up with ways to get close to him? Even when it was obvious he wanted to keep her at a distance.
Maybe her heart knew something the world didn’t. Maybe Preston Drake was more than just a pretty face.
Top Two Favourite Quotes...
#1 "I'm going to go get a shower and go to bed, if that's okay. Where do you want me to sleep?"
Where I wanted her to sleep and where she was going to sleep were two very different things.
#2 “Hearts don’t realize they’ve been lied to. They still love anyway.”
Last night while I was going through all of the review I have done, I came to the shocking realization that I never wrote a review for Just for Now by Abbi Glines *face palm* ! I am a huge fan of both Abbi Glines and the Sea Breeze series, so as much as I hoped I could write a full review on the awesomeness that is Just for Now, I know I won't be able to get to it soon. As a result, I thought featuring it as this week's Memory Lane Monday would not only make me feel better, but it would also be a great read for anyone needing an extra "pick-me-up" this Monday!
I don't know how Abbi Glines does it, but somehow she manages to make every single one her books steamier and sexier than the last! I thought While it Lasts was hot, but Just for Now reaches A.C. raising levels (and that's saying something because where I am, snow has started to fall- making turning on my AC seem like a sign of pure madness)!
The chemistry between Preston and Amanda is incredible- you just can't help falling in love with them as a couple! What I love most about Abbi Glines' books is that there is always a balance between the swoon-filled interactions and the deep, real, more serious emotions/issues that all of her characters have. Both Preston and Amanda individually and as a couple experience this same "balance"- It makes for a very emotional-bipolar book (one minute your fanning yourself, the next your close to tears)!
Even though I could seriously go on and on about this book, I'll leave it off here because this is a Memory Lane Monday after all ! If you haven't read Just for Now (or any of the Sea Breeze books) yet, then I highly recommend you go purchase them now because trust me, Abbi Glines makes choosing between Jax, Marcus, Cage and Preston a pretty much impossible task! Have you read Just for Now? What did you think about Mr.Hottie (aka. Preston)?! :P Be sure to let me know in the comments below! Keep Reading!
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