Pushing the Line
by Kimberly Kincaid
Book 4 of The Line series
Thrill-seeking firefighter Aaron Fisher has never walked away from a challenge or a friend. So when a fellow firefighter is hurt on a call and can’t complete a side job for his contracting company, Aaron’s quick to jump in. He’s done plenty of fix ‘er ups for his buddy in the past, and despite his silver spoon upbringing and his no-holds-barred attitude, swinging a hammer suits Aaron just fine. That is, until he discovers the client is the same impetuous woman he forcibly dragged from the flames of Brentsville’s local candy shop.
The more time Harper and Aaron spend at Luscious, the hotter their attraction burns, daring them both to shed their tough outer layers to reveal the tender desires beneath. But when a buyer makes Harper the offer of a lifetime, she must choose between roots and wings. Can two people who live in the moment learn to see past the moment, or will Aaron and Harper always live their lives pushing the line?
I hadn't reviewed any of the previous books in The Line series, as they were also short, novella-length stories with light and breezy, cute romance, with a touch of sexy... and it was enough to satisfy a couple hours of my day. Not much to think about, but readily enjoyable.
The Line series was where I had been introduced to Kimberly Kincaid for the first time, finding that I immensely loved her writing style. I remember calling it enjoyable and witty-good, or something to that effect when I reviewed a book from a different series of hers.
Simply put, Kimberly Kincaid is a fun author to read.
Pushing the Line is a great addition to the four book series (which was originally a trilogy, by the way, so don't know if more books are in the make). It feels like a wrap up for the series, however, since all the couples from the previous three books were brought back in a very Couple Curtain-ish manner, despite the fact that their presence DOES kind of fit.
Like the previous books, Pushing the Line was fun and flirty, enjoyable and cutesy-sweet, with a nice dose of steamy hot. If it's one thing I would have loved for this short book, it would be a more fleshed out, better developed story line. There was so much potential to the events and the conflict in this book, but a lot of the action took place in time skips.
I would have loved to see Harper start to realize her love for making candies with her grandmother's recipes, and maybe a scene or two of her slowly softening to the idea of remaining in Brentsville. I would have liked to see her get along with everyone in town and find that she loved being in Brentsville. Instead, Harper and Aaron make their first batch of pecan clusters, and then suddenly we're a week later--feelings have grown deeper, and Harper has made batch after batch of her grandmother's candies for all her new friends.
And then the ending was rather abrupt, truth be told.
And that's really the only thing I would have wanted about Pushing the Line: More. Because Harper and Aaron are interesting characters, fun to be around.
And I like firefighters and would have loved to see more of that aspect of Aaron's life...
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Page Count: 122
Cash Award: $4.00
Updated Bank Balance: $119