Review: Just For Now by Abbi Glines

Blurb:

An insatiable attraction heats to the boiling point in this brand-new book set in the shore town of Sea Breeze, from bestselling author Abbi Glines.

Preston is one bad boy. And Amanda has harbored a crush on him for forever. When she finally makes her move on him, it does not end well. But still, she can’t resist him. Especially now that he seems to be pursuing her, too.

 

No one wants wants them to be be together. Not Amanda’s brother Marcus, who is on the verge of his marriage to Low, and definitely not any of Preston’s buddies. They know way too much about Preston’s dark side. Yet the dangerous attraction is there…and neither Preston nor Amanda are going to deny it.

I know, yes, another Abbi Glines read!  I said I was on a kick!  Okay, so this one follows Preston, one of Cage’s and Marcus’ friends.  Marcus’ little sister, Amanda, has had a crush on Preston for a while now but he has always pushed her away.  His excuse is that he is not good enough for her, and reading about his playboy ways, I was inclined to believe him.

A night 3 months before the main part of the book starts is what changed everything for both of them.  But, Preston has a dirty little secret that he knows will push Amanda away.  Again, the secret is easy to figure out early on, but doesn’t take away from the book.

Preston plays hot and cold with Amanda throughout most of the book- wanting her, then pushing her away.  If I was her, I probably would have gone a little crazy!  I don’t know how she put up with it.  The one thing that did bother me with this book is that Amanda seemed to have such low self-esteem to allow someone to treat her the way he did.

However, you do see a side of Preston no other has seen.  His home life.  You see what made him the man he is.  Once Amanda sees that part of him, she falls more in love with him.  But, his dirty little secret may be the tipping point of pushing her away.  You want him to tell her, because you know she’ll find out somehow.  And we all know what happens when someone lies and you find out the truth somewhere else-it never ends well.

While I have to say I love Abbi Glines’ books, I would say this is probably my least favorite.  It was still very good, but just didn’t seem to stand up to her other works.  I give this one 4 of 5, just because it really bothered me the way Amanda put up with so much.  Again, this is a mature book.

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