Across the Line by Kate Willoughby

Across the Line by Kate WilloughbyAcross the Line by Kate Willoughby
Series: In the Zone #2
Published by Carina on August 1st 2014
Pages: 240
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Calder Griffin needs to get back in shape. Sidelined last season by a knee injury, he's determined to return to the San Diego Barracudas and play the best hockey of his career. This might even be the year he gets out of his talented older brother's shadow.
For months, Becca Chen has poured her energy into Cups, the restaurant she owns, desperate to prove to her parents that she can succeed in the career of her choice, not theirs. But after she spends a five-hour plane ride flirting with charming, magic-on-the-ice Calder, she tells herself she needs a fling.
Becca and Calder can't keep their hands off each other, but they know the relationship can't last. They live on opposite coasts, and they're both too devoted to their careers. All they have to do is prevent their feelings from crossing the line from lust to love…

Becca Chen and Calder Griffin meet on a plane and it isn’t long before they begin a fling that turns into something that encompasses more than bedroom activities. Both come from very different backgrounds and a lot of the story is spent reconciling these differences, even as Becca and Calder resolve their own familial issues.

Sometimes I think I don’t really to know how to approach Sports romances and I’m as unsteady as they come as a player on ice when I started Across the Line. The first book On the Surface felt like a chronicle of ‘a year in the life of a hockey player who also found love’ with little blips and bumps to make things interesting and as someone who is more accustomed to the suspense and thrillers, the ‘traditional’ elements of exposition-tension-climax-resolution didn’t seem to really apply here. Across the Line felt sort of the same, with ups and downs and the number of earthy (and scorching) sex scenes just boggles my mind. I took a couple of days to finish this, because I couldn’t really fathom where the story was going and without the pull of a looming (and inevitable) climax (pun really quite intended here), I didn’t feel the need to stay up to 4am to finish it.