Pushing The Line by Kimberly Kincaid

Today I have a contemporary romance novella: Pushing the Line by Kimberly Kincaid.  You want to be sure to see the other tour stops to see what others thought, and be sure to enter the tour wide giveaway here for your chance to win one of two digital copies of The Line Series books 1 – 3 by Kimberly Kincaid.

Book Review:

Harper is a runner, not literally, but she won’t or can’t sit still.  The only commitment that has stuck with her is to remain uncommitted.  So, we start the story and Harper is almost defiantly immature: her grandmother’s sudden death and being named the beneficiary of both her house and candy shop Luscious, send her into a panic. When a sudden electrical fire threatens to gut the building that houses the candy shop before Harper can arrange to sell off the property and get on the move again, her plans are thrown into turmoil.

Alex is the son of the town’s scions, and a bit of a black sheep.  Never one to turn from a challenge, he turned down a seat on the board of the family’s company to pursue a career as a firefighter who needs the adrenaline boost from skydiving, shooting rapids and rock climbing.

These two characters are made for each other: where Harper is unsettled and unsure, Alex is both completely comfortable in himself and willing to give her the space she needs to make her choices.  Their sparks are undeniable and palpable, and some steamy action does serve to heat up the pages.  Harper is at once vulnerable and so freaking stubborn that she needs a good shake:  Alex’s repeated declaration that he can handle everything she dishes out doesn’t seem to sink in even after she lets go of the wall around her hurt and fear.

Conversations and interactions feel real and bring the reader a sense of the true enjoyment and regard that all of the characters have for one another.  This is a group of people that you want to be around, and know that once they have accepted you into their midst, you are never getting away from them: support, interference and well-intentioned slaps upside the head arrive with equal frequency and ferocity, all delivered with a sense of family and togetherness.

I’ve not read any of the Line books before, but this was a great introduction to Kincaid’s writing and is sure to be a favorite setting for contemporary romance fans.

Pushing The Line by Kimberly Kincaid

Title: Pushing the Line
Author: Kimberly Kincaid
Published by: Curtis Brown Digital
Format:eARC
Source: Author via Tour Company
Pages: 103
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Free-spirited artist Harper McGee is happy to go wherever the wind takes her…until her flight pattern sends her back to Brentsville, New York for her beloved grandmother's funeral. Harper’s grief turns to shock, however, when she discovers her grandmother has named her sole proprietor of her candy shop, Luscious. But she has no intention of being anchored to one place, and anyway, she doesn’t know the first thing about running a kitchen or a business. Selling Luscious is the only viable option— until the shop catches fire due to old wiring. Fixing the damage requires major work, and if Harper wants to put it on the market, she needs major help.

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?

A copy of this title was provided via Author via Tour Company for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

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About Kimberly Kincaid

Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. When she's not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as "The Pleather Bomber", she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a 2011 RWA Golden Heart® finalist who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. She has written two digital novellas, Love On The Line and Drawing The Line, about hot cops and sexy chefs, with a third novella, Outside The Lines, due this summer. She is also thrilled to have collaborated on a Christmas anthology with Donna Kauffman and Kate Angell, titled The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap, to kick off her Pine Mountain foodie series with Kensington this October. Kimberly’s first full-length novel, Turn Up the Heat, will follow in February 2014. She resides in northern Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.