As an ivy-league ER doctor who eats double shifts for breakfast (and lunch…and dinner), Blake Fisher has little appetite for anything other than work. Being on the staff at Brenstville Hospital means taking care of people, a need Blake understands all too well from losing his brother to cystic fibrosis eight years ago. When he’s asked to coordinate a carnival fundraiser for the cause, he jumps at the chance to help others with the disease…until it lands him side by side with the one woman he never thought he’d see again: his ex-fiancée.
Streetwise and rough around the edges, Jules Shaw is no stranger to earning a living through hard work. But when her job as the restaurant manager of Mac’s Diner puts her shoulder to really broad shoulder with Blake Fisher, she nearly balks. She’d rather dodge and deflect than admit the real reason she broke things off, but the catering contract for the carnival means big business for Mac’s, and feeding people is Jules’s lifeblood.
As Blake and Jules join reluctant forces, they quickly rediscover the spark between them. But the possibility of a future together hinges on coming clean about the past, with potentially devastating consequences. Can Blake and Jules overcome their drastically different backgrounds and learn to love again, or will they always be outside the lines?
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Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. When she's not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as "The Pleather Bomber", she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a 2011 RWA Golden Heart® finalist who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. She has written two digital novellas, Love On The Line and Drawing The Line, about hot cops and sexy chefs, with a third novella, Outside The Lines, due this summer. She is also thrilled to have collaborated on a Christmas anthology with Donna Kauffman and Kate Angell, titled The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap, to kick off her Pine Mountain foodie series with Kensington this October. Kimberly’s first full-length novel, Turn Up the Heat, will follow in February 2014. She resides in northern Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.
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This is the third book in this series but the only one that I've read thus far. :-( It worked well as a stand alone. I had absolutely no problem understanding any of this book.
I was emotionly invested in the characters from the beginning.
I really felt compassion for Jules. It couldn't have been easy to feel so badly about herself that she left the love of her life. She wanted to make it easier for Blake to move on and find someone "better".
Blake can't believe his eyes when he sees Jules in his ER. It has been eight long years since she left him with only a note to end their relationship.He's tried his best to move on but it's always been her.
The two of them end up working on a carnival together. The more time they spend together, the more the old feelings refuse to be forgotten.
Jules has come along way but she has a hard time overcoming those old feelings of inadequacy. It doesn't help that Blake's mother still doesn't feel that she's good enough for her son.
Outside The Lines was a sweet and sassy second chance at love story. I even cried during a few of the scenes. You won't want to miss it. :-)
I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I really liked this book and now I have another series in which I have to go back and read previous books.
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