From School Library Journal
Gr 10 Up—Eva Brooks and Cage York are living together in Sea Breeze, Alabama, when Cage finds out he's been awarded a baseball scholarship. The catch? The scholarship is to Hill State in Tennessee. A future in baseball is Cage's dream come true, but shortly before the two leave Sea Breeze, Eva finds out her father is sick and may not have long to live. Together they decide it's best for Cage to go ahead to Tennessee. The two struggle to maintain their long distance relationship, but when Cage's roommate puts him in some awkward situations and sends Eva deceptive texts and videos, their love is soon on the rocks. She turns to her handsome neighbor for comfort, but Cage hopes to win her back. Fans of the series and of the author's previous books won't be disappointed with this melodramatic and standalone novel entry. Give to teens looking to graduate from Simone Elkeles's "Perfect Chemistry" novels (Walker).—Jesten Ray, Seattle Public Library, WA
This story is everything I expect a sequel to be, but then again I expected nothing less from a book by Abbi Glines. In While It Lasts,
readers fell in love with bad boy Cage York who was sent to work for one long, hot summer on a farm because of a DUI. Here he met Eva Brooks and their love story magically unfolded. This book picks up where the first left off, but this time around Cage has been accepted into his dream school and that means suffering through a long distance relationship with Eva. We will watch them fight and struggle to keep their fairytale romance intact. They face brand new obstacles in this book, and another boy is thrown into the mix for Eva. As always, Abbi Glines delivers a wonderful, addicting new book with absolutely amazing character to boot!
Rollercoaster ride in hyper drive. This is the best description that I can come up with for this book. I was experiencing so many emotions as Eva and Cage break up and reunite and fight for one another. It was all so passionate and just the kind of story that made me fall in love with Abbi’s writing in the first place. I would even venture as far to say that I enjoyed this book more than the first. Eva and Cage were really put to the test here and I thought this was a pretty accurate representation of a long distance relationship and the kind of emotions that you experience while in the middle of one. Beautifully written!
All of Abbi’s book are written and paced so well. I always fly through them in about a day’s time. I got through this story even faster because once all the drama hit the fan there was no way I could ever put it down. I really enjoyed some of the added information that Glines put into the story that allowed us to catch up with characters from some of her past novels and see where their lives had taken them. I will remain a true, devoted Glines fan for as long as she is writing these awesome books! (Charming Chelsey's )