Title: The Brave Line
Author: Kate Stewart
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 17
She is a five foot seven long list of things he can’t have.
He is a determined cop, desperate to keep his heart sealed behind his badge.
Michelle is a survivor. With a fresh perspective on life, she trades her tragic past in California for the coastal waters of Charleston. Fueled by a new career as a dispatcher, she’s determined not to let her scars weigh her down. She apologizes for nothing, especially her insatiable need for a certain police officer.
Rowdy is a newly minted sergeant dedicated to his job, but the life of a Charleston police officer has never been more dangerous. With his need to take order of a city spiraling out of control, the last thing he wants is an entanglement with a mouthy dispatcher. But, there’s just one problem. Hecan’t get enough of her.
As the heat rises between the unlikely pair, so does the tension.
Three months of summer was all it took to shake their foundations, rattle their walls, and bring them crashing down.
It was lust.
It was love.
It was real.
And it would have been perfect . . . if it wasn’t already over.
Note to reader: This book has several elements and explores topics that some may consider triggers. For mature audiences only. Explicit sex, violence and language.
5+ ‘Fearless’ Stars!
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
My dear Kate Stewart, you are a fucking genius! I knew this story would be amazing but it was so much more than anything I could have expected. This is not the typical love story, guys. The Brave Line is an angsty, funny, heartfelt and oh-so-sexy masterpiece.
This novel is a standalone but it can be considered part of the Balls in Play world because we met our main (and secondary) characters in that series. This story focuses on a hot cop (Rowdy) and a sassy dispatcher (Michelle) who are now responsible to be the protagonists of one of the most emotional stories I have ever read.
“You really shouldn’t play with fire you can’t control.”
“Where’s the fun in that?”
Rowdy and Michelle have just become one of my favorite book couples. Their story grips you from the first moment to the last. It’s extremely sentimental and that made me love The Brave Line even more. Rowdy is such a unique hero. He is a no-relationships man (a man who still is very much affected by his past) but Michelle changes everything for him.
“I don’t fuck and fall in love, no matter how good it feels.”
Michelle is as unique as the hero. A woman with a mysterious and heartbreaking past who fights with all that she has to become the woman she really wants to be. She is so strong and so fresh, which made me adore her as the heroine. And, as you can imagine, these two together? MINDBLOWING. The angst, guys, the angst! And the sex! Holy Mother of God, my Kindle was burning!
“Say it again.” He swiveled his hips and then pushed in further until I was full. “Are you owned, Michelle?”
We were locked bodies and scarred souls completely exposed. And it was okay because I wanted him to have a piece of mine.
Their chemistry is out of this world amazing. These two gave me all the feels with their funny, sexy and heartfelt moments. Kate, you wonderful woman, you made me cry my eyeballs out. And I loved it! And the ending.. just PERFECT.
“I’m not breathing for ghosts anymore. I’m breathing for you.”
Therefore, my rating for The Brave Line is (obviously) my special 6 STARS because this love story definitely is one of my favorites of 2017 and of all time! Kate is a mastermind and I want to thank her for this outstanding novel and characters! If you still haven’t read anything by her, The Brave Line is a great way to start. Let me tell you, you don’t want to miss it!
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A native of Dallas, Kate Stewart now resides in beautiful Charleston, S.C. She lives with her husband of 10 years, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie.
Kate moved to Charleston three weeks after her first visit, dropping her career of 8 years, and declaring the city her creative muse. Since the move in 2010, Kate has written and published several novels including Room 212, Never Me, Loving the White Liar, The Reluctant Romantics Series (The Fall, The Heart, The Mind) and The Balls in Play series (Anything but Minor and Major Love.)
Kate writes messy, sexy, angst filled romance books with ‘hard to get’ happy endings because it’s what she loves as a reader. She has a scary addiction to chocolate milk and a deep love for rap music specifically the genius known as Marshall Mathers.
In addition to her addiction to romance, Kate also lets her alter ego take over on occasion and writes erotic suspense under the pen Angelica Chase. Check out Kate’s works as Angelica.