Sometimes you just need a fast and fun read with amazing characters and some steamy moments. So far every book in Kendall Ryan’s Hot Jocks series has filled these requirements (Playing for Keeps, All the Way & Trying to Score). The next book in this series, Crossing the Line, is out today! Did this one meet my expectations as well? Keep on reading to find out!
A big thanks to Kendall Ryan for providing me with an ARC to read and review.
Meet hard place.
Recovering from a pulled groin muscle isn’t exactly how I planned to spend my much-needed summer vacation.
But I’ll admit, being nursed back to health by my gorgeous friend Bailey, who’s just graduated from medical school, doesn’t exactly sound like a hardship.
We spend a week together at my family’s beach house, a week of swimming and barbecues, a week of entertaining my little cousins and sleeping right across the hall from each other. A week of watching Bailey grow closer with my mom and sisters, and my wacky but lovable grandma. A week of enjoying Bailey tending to me—which is saying something, because it involves a lot of shoving ice packs into my underwear and taping up sore muscles.
She’s funny and kind, and after just being myself for the first time in a long time, my walls come tumbling down. But when Bailey says she’s not looking for a relationship, I’m bound and determined to be more than just the fun hookup who sprained his groin a second time—this time with her.
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You know a story is going to be interesting when two characters are off on a trip together and feel some sort of attraction for each other. Crossing the Line had me smiling and laughing during most of the book. Bailey and Asher were a lot of fun and I read this book in just about one sitting!
Asher wasn’t expecting to be on the sidelines when his team was doing so well. A concussion and pulled groin muscle will do that to you though. Instead of feeling sorry for himself, he decides to go away for a week for his grandmother’s birthday. He needs a medical supervisor though, but that’s when Bailey volunteers. Bailey doesn’t have time for relationships. She’s been busy with medical school and has a little break before starting her residency. So heading to help her friend Asher and earning a free vacation doesn’t sound too complicated!
I loved both of these characters. They’re both down to earth and work hard. And Asher is a family man, definitely a book boyfriend must. Even though neither of them are looking for a relationship, they definitely feel an attraction! They don’t want to act on it, but being so close together for a week doesn’t help. Let’s say things get steamy! That’s complicated being close to his family.
My favorite part of this book, besides the banter between Asher and Bailey, is Asher’s family. They’re such a fun group of people and Lolli (his grandmother) was amazing. Grandmothers like her are a lot of fun. I wouldn’t mind spending the week with all of them.
Even though I flew through this book, something was missing for me though. A lot happens, but not much happens at the same time? I don’t know if it was because there wasn’t a lot of drama or if everything went really fast, but I needed more. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind when there isn’t a lot of angst in a story, but I needed more Bailey and Asher together. All in all, a fun book though and I was happy with how it all played out!
About Kendall Ryan
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than three dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 3 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world.
Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than 70 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.
She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.
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Crossing the Line is another fast and fun read! I really enjoyed Asher and Bailey’s story. I’m looking forward to the next book in this series. Have you read any fun sports romances lately? Let me know in the comments!