Crossing The Line
(Daniels Brothers #3)
Genre: Romance/Contemporary and Crime
ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-268-6
Detective Paul Daniels has spent four and a half years mourning the loss of his wife. He’s been doing his best to raise their daughter, Chloe, with the help of his in-laws. When they inform him right before Thanksgiving that they’re going to be moving over two hours away, Paul finds himself without anyone to watch Chloe—especially when he’s called out to a crime scene in the middle of the night. Little does he know that meeting his baby brother’s girlfriend and her sister, Megan, will change everything.
girl swiftly worms her way into Megan’s heart. The opportunity to help Paul out and watch his daughter appears to be a blessing in disguise. She quickly volunteers to be Chloe’s live-in nanny.
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~~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~~
Sherri spent most of her childhood detesting English class. It was one of her least favorite subjects because she never seemed to fit into the standard mold. She wasn’t good at spelling, or following grammar rules, and outlines made her head spin. For that reason, Sherri never imagined becoming an author. At the age of thirty, all of that changed. After getting frustrated with the direction a television show was taking two of its characters, Sherri decided to try her hand at writing an alternate ending, and give the characters their happily ever after. By the time the story finished, it was one of the top ten read stories on the site, and her readers were encouraging her to write more. Seven years later, Sherri is the author of seven full-length novels, and one short story. Writing has become a creative outlet for Sherri that allows her to explore a wide range of emotions, while having fun taking her characters through all the twists and turns she can create. She is most well known for her Finding Anna Series about a young woman rescued from being a sex slave by a wealthy Dominant. Sherri’s eighth novel, Crossing The Line, is scheduled to release September 4, 2014.
HERE’S OUR REVIEW!
Crossing the Line
By: Sherri Hayes
Published date: September 4, 2014
How hot is it: Hot
Hero: Paul, a detective and widower.
Heroine: Megan, nanny.
I have to congratulate the author on another published book! It’s not easy to do these days! The basic story here is that Paul’s wife died in a car accident four years before and he blames himself for the fight that drove her out of the house in the first place. He has a small daughter, Chloe, for whom his sister-in-law, Megan, acts as a nanny. That current situation is just fine until Paul gets drunk at his brother’s wedding and he and Megan do some hard-core making out that the doesn’t actually remember. Throughout the novel, Paul is also trying to find a serial killer who is killing young twenty-something girls who attend the same college as Megan. I feel like I probably don’t need to elaborate on this plot point.
Anyway, it’s a sweet story, and Paul and Megan are engaging as a couple. However, what I liked most about the book was that Megan was the sexual aggressor. This turnabout is so rare in romance novels. We so often see girls just waiting around for guys to come to them, but Megan just kind of takes the bull by the horns and comes on to Paul. It felt modern and fun. That isn’t to say, though, that Paul could have manned up a bit more. I did feel like he did an awful lot of hemming and hawing when I just wanted him to grow a pair.
As a rule, I generally am not a fan of children in books, but Chloe was cute and wasn’t a huge detriment, and she was absent for most of the book. I did feel that overall the book focused a lot on narration and not as much on dialogue, so I would have liked to see more of a balance. I found myself dragging through blocks of text sometimes because they contained either repeated or extraneous information, but the supporting characters were also fun, and I hope to read the other books in the series. That said, hats off to Ms. Hayes. Best of luck to you, and thanks so much for visiting our site!