My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Cross the line by Julie Johnson – 4.5 Stars!!!
“He’s a candle throwing faint light… and Nate’s the sun – eclipsing everything else, pulling me into his orbit” …. Gah! Swoon ….
This is a forbidden love kind of book. Phoebe has been in love with her big brother’s best friend since she was five years old. After years of making horrible attempts and failing at seducing him she is ready to let him go and move on with her life. But of course Nate is like a ghost in her past that won’t go away. Nate came back into her life like a hero that is protecting her whether she needs it or not.
“I want you safe. I don’t really give a shit if that makes you unhappy.”
Phoebe is a little bit hard-headed with a “I don’t need you” and “I’m totally over you” kind of attitude “Well, if we’re finished here I need to go schedule a prefrontal lobotomy to scrub this encounter from my memories…” LOL you will find that some of the banters are pretty funny. Phoebe does not need Nate brooding over her and telling her what to do. She can’t help but get herself in trouble though. I enjoyed a little action and drama – kept me intrigued until the end.
The story started out slow but about 20% into the book Nate made an appearance at full force. Nate knows one thing – Phoebe is off the table. Nate is all alpha male. He is dark and strong after years working in the special forces. He only wants to protect her – so he kept telling himself J But can Nate resist Phoebe knowing she is forbidden or will they cross the line?
“Maybe I’d rather live in the wreckage with you for while than fake a fairy tale with someone else forever.”
Cross the line is a standalone, contemporary romance. It has a little bit of action, a little bit of comedy, and a little bit of love. The several missed attempts at “going all the way” between Nate and Phoebe is pretty funny but frustrating and probably will drive you freaking insane 🙂 – so have fun with that :)) LOL
I love Julie Johnson’s writing style – funny and witty. This is a lighthearted read. A sweet, feel good kind of book that I guarantee will make you laugh and swoon.
“…you and I mated for life about a million years ago, little bird. Without you, there’s no music. No love. No life.”