Series: Pushing the Limits #1.5
Published by Harlequin Teen on 1 April 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Source: Kindle Purchase
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Lincoln and Lila met during a funeral. There and then, they decided to write to each other, and grew very close through letters over the span of two years. When Lincoln screws up their plans, Lila is disappointed and angry - thinking everything they shared was a lie.
Crossing the Line is a short story about Lila – Echo’s best friend form Pushing the Limits and Lincoln, whose brother, Josh was killed at the same time as Echo’s brother Aeries in Afghanistan. Lila and Lincoln met during Aeries’ funeral two years ago, and they have been writing letters back and forth since then. Getting closer to each other, and sharing secrets they have told nobody else.
They have big plans for the future, but Lila is so angry with Lincoln because of a lie – and now, she thinks that everything he ever told her in his letter might be a lie. Lincoln knows he’s screwed up, and he wants to fix it. In order to repair his relationship with Lila, he drives for over ten hours and shows up unannounced at her house. Where she is all alone, scared, and just had a run-in with her ex.
The plot is a lot simpler in Crossing the Line than in the other books in the series, which is understandable because the story is very short as well. However, Katie McGarry still hooks the reader from the first line, and both Lila and Lincoln are very endearing characters. Knowing a little of their backgrounds is good, and seeing them interact with each other after writing to each other for a long time is excellent.
If you’re a fan of Pushing the Limits series, you should hurry and get Crossing the Line to keep you company until Crash Into You comes out, it is very cheap on kindle right now!
I’m staring and I need to stop, but seeing her inhibits brain function Girls don’t know it, but standing in the presence of beauty impairs guys. At least, it impairs me. Screw it. It’s Lila. Lila impairs me.
I undo the lock with an audible click. Thoughts of every urban legend and horror movie I’ve ever heard or seen flood my brain. My hand hesitates over the doorknob and adrenaline pumps into my blood. Oh my God, I’m such a wuss.
This is one of my favorite moments: the seconds before the kiss. It’s like dangling on a ledge with gravity pulling me forward and the wind daring me to let go and fly.