Because of Lila - Abbi Glines

Because of Lila

By Abbi Glines

  • Release Date: 2017-07-09
  • Genre: Contemporary
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 171 Ratings)
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  • Description

    Prim, proper, classic good girl, and her least favorite label - icy. 
    Lila Kate Carter has heard them all. The last one, being the newest. She is not icy. She just doesn’t care for Cruz Kerrington and his spoiled, selfish, careless ways. That doesn’t make her icy, that makes him a jerk!
    Tired of being labeled and doing what is expected of her, Lila Kate leaves Rosemary Beach, Florida ready for an adventure. Wanting to recreate herself, find a new path, and become something more. 
    Eli Hardy is tired of women who always act the same, do the same thing and expect the same thing. He's ready to swear off women until he can get the rest of his life together. 

    Two weeks into his no-women-rule he meets Lila. She’s so damn sweet and polite. Like she walked right out of an etiquette book. But he’d already been drunk before she walked in so there was a good chance she might not be as stunning and perfect as he thinks. He’s just too drunk to worry about that.

    The next morning, he swears he can still smell her on his skin. He just can’t remember why or what happened after that third dance.
    Their worlds are about to collide, and so are the secrets and lies.


    • Great Beach Quick Read

      By CB and TT
      Cute and romantic story. Hot but not too steamy.
    • Great book

      By Ashley67789
      Loved the twist. It kept me on my toes.
    • Beautiful

      By Daboss1222
      I expected nothing less then beautifully awesome love story and I wasn't disappointed. 2 different souls but the same at heart beautiful
    • Not her best

      By LovesLoveStories
      Rushed. Secondary characters not developed at all. The "villain" comes out of nowhere with some hurried and very predictable dramatic nonsense. She is a better writer than what we're shown here.
    • Not bad

      By EK8010
      I enjoyed the story however, it seemed thrown together, perhaps because I haven't read the Rosemary beach or Sea breeze series's that the characters seemed a bit awkward.
    • #becauseoflila

      By Ryryanne93
      Lila reminded me so much of her mother Harlow who I really enjoyed. I loved how the 2 love interests played out. Lila was so honest with her feelings when they came out sober or not it was awesome! You don't need to read their parents story but it does make the book more enjoyable. Because of Lila was a great read that had a few wow/shocker moments in it and the in between just had me smiling😍😍😍
    • Itteddvcvxxd

      By syy h
    • What a wonderful novel - no spoilers

      By LatersBaby7
      Abbi never lets us down. I am so happy with the cross over novels with Rosemary Beach and Sea Breeze. They were probably my favorite series and so glad they are marrying up. I will not give any spoilers but so glad the characters from this novel where given their own stories.
    • I Love a HEA

      By Rachntony
      Glad Lila Kate got her long overdue HEA. Hope to be reading a well deserved HEA for you know who real soon. Great job Abbi, you keep me coming back for more!
    • What the...shocked!!!

      By SarahDill04
      ****Spoilers**** This book shocked me! I had no clue she was going to end up with Cruz. I had made up my mind before I read it Eli was meant for her because he was such a good guy but wow did Abbi deliver again. I loved the friendship vibes between Eli and Lila Kate but the chemistry between her and Cruz was intense! I kept waiting for the good guy to win and Lila Kate say screw you to Eli, to go against her heart but I'm so glad she didn't. Cruz gave me some Preston vibes towards the end talking about how black he was inside and how his secrets would destroy Lila Kate. I was so afraid he was sleeping with women for money too! I also loved all our originals in his one and they were interacting with the kids. At the end where it mentions Ophelia was going to visit Nate her with family made me have hope for Eli again. Maybe there will be a book there? Eli deserves his happy ending but I like how it's different for him than it was for his dad. Plus, I think Ophelia will be a good match for him. She seems high maintenance, fun, and just what he needs. Great job Abbi, you went above and beyond this time!