Review: Crossing the Line

Jan •  31 •  2014
Review: Crossing the LineCrossing the Line by Katie McGarry
Published by Harlequin Teen on April 1, 2013
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Romance
Source: Bought
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Lila McCormick, Echo's best friend from Pushing the Limits, first met Lincoln Turner when tragedy struck both their lives. But she never expected their surprise encounter would lead to two years of exchanging letters—or that she’d fall for the boy she’s only seen once. Their relationship is a secret, but Lila feels closer to Lincoln than anyone else. Until she finds out that he lied to her about the one thing she depended on him for the most.

Hurting Lila is the last thing Lincoln wanted. For two years, her letters have been the only thing getting him through the day. Admitting his feelings would cross a line he’s never dared breach before. But Lincoln will do whatever it takes to fix his mistakes, earn Lila’s forgiveness—and finally win a chance to be with the girl he loves.

Katie McGarry has a way to connect with her readers on a whole different level. I have fallen in love with all of her books since taking the journey to read Pushing the Limits. I was so excited to finally buy her novella Crossing the Line which tells the short love story of Lincoln and Lila.

The thing I dislike about novellas is that they are so short and by the end you are mentally begging the author to continue. I feel that there are a lot of novellas that can be made into books and this goes along with Crossing the Line. I feel that plot flowed well, having this book push you through the pages and feeling every emotion the characters feel.

Lincoln is the bad boy and like with every bad boy, I am attached. I feel that the bad boys can be the person of your dreams. Lila on the other hand is the girl who has impressive organization skills that remind me a little of me (sometimes). These two characters, you fall in love with. For me it has to be with the letters that they constantly send each other for two years since they met each other. I feel that when someone is actually hand writing something, there is so much more feeling and emotion being put into it, than someone who sends a quick facebook message.

I felt that the romance in this book was perfect. However, some people might feel that it is too short of a book to see if they like where the things are going. And of course that is a downside to a novella being so short.

Overall Katie McGarry has captured my heart once again and she is an author I will always keep my eyes open for. Taking you on a short journey with two people who, I feel, are meant for each other. I ask that you cross the line and see where this novella take you.

I give it 5 bites!




  1. Yep, I need to read this one. I love that series. Too bad it is a novella (I feel the same way!). 🙂

  2. Candace
    Feb 1, 2014

    I’m not always a fan of novella’s. I’ve only read her first book but really need to read the rest.