Review: Just For Now by Abbi Glines
Just For Now by Abbi Glines
October 30, 2012
Simon & Schuster
The day Preston Drake figured out that wealthy women paid well for a set of tight abs and a pretty face his life turned around.
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.
JUST FOR NOW is my first Abbi Glines book and it most certainly won’t be my last! How have I not stumbled upon her books sooner? She knows just how to get into tortured teens heads and tell a love story that will stick with readers for a long time. If you are an older teen who likes the romance in their books a bit spicier, you are definitely going to want to read JUST FOR NOW.
Amanda drew me in from the beginning. She can’t help but fall for her older brother’s extremely complex and broken friend, and she’s in for the long haul, no matter how many times he hurts her. Preston is so fine that I really don’t blame Amanda. There were so many moments where I just wanted to jump in the book and give this girl a hug and words of encouragement, but being the incredible girl who Amanda is, she can handle her own. Amanda has an inner strength that is enviable and she is just what Preston needs to wake up and realize that he’s worth more than he thinks.
While I have my fair share of book boyfriends, Preston sure gives every single one of them a run for their money. I think what really made a difference is that Abbi lets him tell his story alongside Amanda’s. Preston is incredibly complex and tortured that it’s so hard not to fall for him. Especially with his bad boys ways AND the fact that he has a sweet, caring side to go along with it. If only such a guy like Preston existed in the real world…
Words cannot describe just how phenomenal JUST FOR NOW is. The characters are extremely well-developed and the plot is so intense that it’s hard to stop flipping pages. The moment this comes out in paperback, I’m totally buying it. In fact, I think I’m going to go buy every single one of Glines’ books now. I’m positive they won’t disappoint.