Thursday, 24 July 2014

Review: Misbehaving by Abbi Glines

An unexpected affair leads to mind-blowing harmony in this Sea Breeze novel from New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines.

Jason is sick of living in his rock star brother’s shadow. So when he ships off to Sea Breeze, Alabama, he’s looking for a much deserved escape and a chance to blow off some envious steam. Falling for the local bad girl was definitely not the plan. But as the new duo enjoys some naughty fun in the Alabama sun, Jason learns that even though Jax is the musician in the family, he’s not the only brother who can rock someone’s world.

Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published December 17th 2013 by Simon Pulse 
Genre: New Adult/Romance

Kristine's Thoughts:

I received a copy of this book from Simon Pulse via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! The original release date was December 17, 2013 but it appears that it is being re-released on August 5, 2014.

Misbehaving is book #6 in the Sea Breeze series but can be read as a stand alone. I have not had the time or opportunity to read the books that preceded this book but was still able to follow along. Each book tells the story of different characters and enough information is given to understand to some degree the story behind these other characters. Having said this, I do think that I will go back to read these books and learn more about the other players in the book.

This book revolves around Jason and Jess. Jason comes from a world of privilege and expectations and Jess from a world of hardship and poverty. He doesn't have time for a relationship and she doesn't think that someone like him can be interested in anything long term with a girl like her. It is a classic case of opposites attract and misguided communication between two people who's chemistry is off the charts.

I liked the fact that the story went back in forth between Jess and Jason's point of view. I thought that it helped the story flow as well as giving us a better understanding of both characters. Each chapter was short which I also liked even though it had me procrastinating and getting nothing but the book done. What I liked most though, was that the story came before the sex. Yes, the pages heat up quite a bit and there are lots of sexy moments between the two of them but it does not overtake the story. Too often I find that some books are filled with so many steamy sex scenes and the story is like an afterthought. This is not the case with Misbehaving. There was just the right balance between the two to keep it interesting and spicy at the same time.

This book was exactly what I was in the mood for on a hot summer day at the lake. It kept me entertained, even if it was a little predictable, and I enjoyed every minute of it. I will definitely be going back and checking out the first five books in the series. Now I need to know more about the secondary characters from this book and want to read more about Sea Breeze.

Terri (the other half of Twin Spin) reviewed book #5 Sometimes it Lasts back in May and you can find her review here.

About the Author
Abbi Glines is the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted booklover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama.  

When Abbi isn’t locked away in her office typing away she is hauling her kids to and from their many social activities. You could say her second job is the Glines Kids personal chauffeur. It’s a rather illustrious job.

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