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Because of Lila

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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.

Customer Reviews

Another great novel

She always writes phenomenal books! Read it in a few hours and I need the next one! Read every book she's written!

What the...shocked!!!


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!

I Love a HEA

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!

Because of Lila
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  • $2.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Jul 09, 2017
  • Publisher: Abbi Glines
  • Seller: Smashwords
  • Print Length: 253 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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