The Line Between by Tamsyn Bester

The Line BetweenTitle: The Line Between
Author: Tamsyn Bester
Publisher: self-published
Published: January 19, 2015
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Synopsis: There’s a fine line between love and hate, so fine that you don’t know you’ve lost balance until it’s too late.
I’m not sure exactly when I lost my balance, all I know is that he was to blame.
Dane Winters.
The boy who’d spent most of his life hating me for reasons I never understood.

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It was no secret that I hated her, but only I knew why.
She was off-limits.
And then our separate worlds collided with one tragedy.
It wasn’t her fault, I knew that, but I wanted her to hurt the way I did, and I needed someone to blame. She was an easy target.
Kennedy Monroe.
The girl I’d picked on all our lives.
And the woman I barely tolerated.
Until the line between love and hate was no longer visible…

 

**I received an advance copy of this,
but that did not influence the review**

3 stars I love New Adult stories, especially ones that have sexual tension disguised as animosity, so when I read this synopsis I knew I wanted to read this. However, while it had a great foundation it never ended up standing out from so many of the other NA books I have on my shelf.

Right3rd Shelf from the start I could feel the horrible hatred that Dane had for Kennedy, and it made me so sad. She disliked him right back, but not to the level he seemed to loathe her. Underneath the attitude Dane actually liked her, but it was like a duty to hate her and be cruel, something that peaked my interest for sure. It turned out that the hatred was based on a family feud generations old.

The chemistry was there, it was electric and hot, but I wanted more depth. Sometimes I wasn’t sure if it was contrived or not, but overall I liked it most of the time, even if it went from hot to cold in seconds. I almost would have liked a slower build up to the sexy times.

As far as secondary characters went, I liked Reid but never felt invested with any of the women.

The story needs a massive edit, and while I know I had an advance copy it still seemed like it hadn’t even had a first pass.

Rec this? If  a lot of your friends love it I’d give it a try, and while it was ok it didn’t stand out for me.

Celeste

Stacking the Shelves {69}

Welcome to Stacking The Shelves – hosted by Tynga over at Tynga’s Reviews!
 
Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, whether it be physical or virtual.  This means you can include books you buy in store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts, and of course e-Books! Below is all the pretty books  our awesome haul from this week…
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♥ NetGalley ARCs:
Becoming RainWhat IfThe End of FeelingWhere Sea Meets SkyEverything Has ChangedCrushed
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♥ Edelweiss ARC:
Emmy & Oliver
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♥ Author/Publisher Submissions:
VerumRuin MeNight Owl
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♥  Books we bought/borrowed:
UnbeautifulLost to You

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We hope everyone had a great week & thanks for stopping by!
BUT WAIT, while you’re here, drop us a line below in the comments and let us know what new books you’re putting on your shelves this week! We’re always on the search for new books.

You should also note that we’ve been on a roll with TOP SHELF reads so far this year. Take a peek back through this past week’s posts to find just a few. Collectively, we lost our minds over the first installment of the new serial by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher, Never Never.
Hooray for awesome reads!

Happy Reading!

 The Litbrarians

Wicked (A Wicked Saga #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

WickedTitleWicked

SeriesA Wicked Saga

AuthorJennifer L. Armentrout

Published:  December 2014

Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans.

Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart.

Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her.

But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.

**Note:  This book was provided to the Book Hookup by the author but that did not in any way influence this review!!

Ana will put Wicked on her top shelf!!!

4.5 stars!  What did I love about this book?  Well, if I had to sum it up I’d say that I only loved three things about it…the beginning,top-shelf-250-x-275 the middle and the end!  Seriously!  There was nothing here that I didn’t adore.  I was enchanted by the characters…and the plot…and the humor…and the mystery…and, of course, the romance!!  I just couldn’t put it down!

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