Saturday, August 16, 2014

Bad for You (Sea Breeze #7) by Abbi Glines

Bad for You (Sea Breeze #7)
by Abbi Glines
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Release Date: April 1st 2014
Rate: Loved it (5 stars)


Innocence was never meant for the addictive… 

Addiction was something Krit Corbin accepted as part of his nature a long time ago. He decided to embrace it and flip his finger at the rules. Women had always been the number one thing on his list of addictions. He couldn’t get enough. Being the lead singer in a rock band had only made access to his favorite addiction that much easier.

Being alone was the only thing Blythe Denton understood. The small town minister’s family that raised her hadn’t accepted her as their own. The minister’s wife had always made sure Blythe understood just how unworthy she was of love. When Blythe is sent away to college and given a chance to finally be free of living as an unwanted burden, she looks forward to having peace in her life. Being alone isn’t something that bothers her. She escapes reality in the stories she writes.

However, the ridiculously sexy tattooed guy who keeps throwing parties in the apartment above hers is driving her crazy. For starters, he doesn’t treat her like she would expect a guy with a different woman always hanging on his arm to treat someone as uninteresting as her. She looks nothing like the gorgeous women she sees parading in and out of his apartment, but for some strange reason he keeps showing up at her door.

During a party at his apartment, Krit’s new neighbor comes to the door with her long brown hair pulled up in a messy knot and a pair of glasses perched on her cute little nose. She wants him to turn down the music, but he convinces her to stay.

Krit Corbin may have just found his biggest addiction yet. And Blythe Denton realizes too late that she’s finally been claimed.

I always have a hard time reviewing Abbi Glines books because her stories awaken too much emotions in me to even come out with one coherent word, but I couldn't resist this time. I have a thing for rock stars, and Krit Corbin definitely stole my heart in this Sea Breeze story.

The whole Sea Breeze stories are YA/NA stories, easy to read and fall in love with, but Bad For You didn't have innocent and pure Blythe and bad boy and rocker Krit, trying to stay away and not fall in love.
One thing that made the Sea Breeze stories so addictive are the men in them. Bad boys, with a pure heart, sexy, protective, that go all caveman when they find "The One", loving, caring, that know what they are doing... I could keep going all day. Let's just say that Sea Breeze man are definitely swoon worthy and Krit is one of them. 

For the very first moment we meet Krit. He thought he was in love, but the girl was not completely his. His pain and his bad boy lifestyle is all he has left so he drowns his sorrows in alcohol, parties and girls. And he has it easy since he's the perfect definition of a rock star in Sea Breeze. 
Blythe, on the other hand, is a naive, sweet and innocent girl who has been verbally abused her hold life. With no parents to defend her, until the woman who took care of her died and was her moment to escape her supposedly home town. Landing in Sea Breeze, next to Krit Corbin as a neighbor.
Their relationship starts as friends, but the attraction between them is palpable from the very start. However, Blythe has been so abused by the woman who took care of her, so to speak, that she believes that she's ugly and that no one would ever love her. And let's not think about the Adonis that she has as a neighbor. 

What catches the reader's attention, aside from the sparkly and romantic story, is the opportunity to read both Blythe and Krit's point of views. To see how they each interpret the situations and what's going on in their heads at the same time, is what brings us closer to the relationship between the two main characters and makes us wonder how these two would end. 

I like that all the Sea Breeze stories are stories about a romance. Usually two people from different "worlds". Even if they do not want to, they are attracted to each other, they try to stay away, but the pull, the attraction is too much. They try it, they are happy, the fall deep. Something bad happens and you are held until the very end to know if they can overcome this little bump in the road to their mutual happiness. You might think that this might sound repetitive and boring, but that's where you would be wrong. Because each story has its own magic and its own romance. The characters heal and grow into something more. And Abbi Glines has the ability to not repeat anything and to captivate each time the reader with this group of friends. Most important, she never forgets each of her character's story and makes them appear in every new story.

Blythe and Krit's story is one made out a friendship that turns into something more. When someone as sweet as Blythe defends Krit until her last breathe and Krit finds himself tearing apart the walls he has built in his heart. I loved how their story slowly progressed into something more that became undeniable. 

So yes, you need to meet the whole Sea Breeze gang if you haven't yet, let us these swoony men make you fall in love with them. And as for Krit and Blythe, their story is one and only and you should grab the book and witness what I'm saying. Definitely a must read!

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Since publishing her first novel Breathe in May of 2011, Abbi has also released The New York Times bestselling Seabreeze Series which includes Breathe, Because of Low, While It Lasts, Just For Now and Sometimes It Last, The Existence Trilogy that includes the USA Today Bestseller Ceaseless. New York Times and USA TODAY bestsellers The Vincent Boys and The Vincent Brothers. Last but not least her most popular series to date, Rosemary Beach which includes The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers Fallen Too Far, Never Too Far, Forever Too Far, Twisted Perfection and Simple Perfection. Her newest book scheduled to be released on December 17th, 2013 is Misbehaving (Seabreeze).

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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