Lifelong best friends Derrick and Jeremy met Hanna at a bar ten years ago. Both wanted her—one married her. Now the other man has been invited to join in for one hot weekend.
Everything would’ve been fine if they’d had their fun that weekend, then gone back to normal. But they didn’t. And when past demons resurface, things will never be the same—for any of them.
Author’s Note: Crossing the Line is a dark contemporary romance that contains explicit sex and mature situations that may not be comfortable for all readers.
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About the Author
I’m a small town girl with some big city experience, and happiest living somewhere in between.
As a child, I tried endlessly to convince my parents that I needed a pet ostrich to ride to the beach. By age ten, I’d drawn up plans and a budget to build a bathroom in my bedroom closet. (It was a tiny closet!) While these campaigns, and numerous others, never came to fruition, my parents always encouraged my creativity and imagination. I studied fashion design in college and worked in that industry much of my life. I switched gears to follow the writing muse, and my first novel released in 2011.
These days, I live a charmed existence. I have two amazing kids, an incredible (and smokin’ hot) husband and the best friends in the world. When I’m not writing the sexy stories that swirl around in my head, you can find me lifting weights at the gym or cuddled up with a book, surrounded by a pack of pets.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Crossing the Line by Karla Doyle LOVE, LOVE, LOVE I just love Karla's writing! This was a great story. I knew a little about the book before hand because I checked it out on Karla's WIP page on her website. I was excited to read the whole story and it did not disappoint. I did think that it would go another way but in the end I am glad it didn't. These were some wonderful characters who pulled off a fabulous story line. I can't wait to see what Karla has in store for us next.
I enjoy reading erotic ménage stories so I was excited to hear that author Karla Doyle was writing one! I've read several of Ms. Doyle's books and she has become an immediate go-to author for me. When I was given a review copy of Crossing the Line, Karla warned me upfront that this book was different than her other ones in that it's more of a darker and edgy contemporary romance. Hence, I went into Crossing the Line with this in mind. To be honest, I have mix feelings about this book. It was different than her other books, yes, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The steam factor and sexiness were still present and I actually liked the darker elements, such as the angst, that Karla brought into Crossing the Line. Perhaps the biggest issue of mine with this book was that I couldn't connect well with the characters Hannah, Derrick and Jeremy. The characters' interactions felt a bit forced in my opinion and I just didn't feel the connection between them. In addition, the pacing of the story was a bit slow for my liking and for that it lost me at some parts. In fact, it actually took me a while to get into the story. I've read my fair share of ménage stories, but for some reason I just wasn't feeling the ménage in Crossing the Line. Something was off about it although I can't really put my finger on what it is; Yet, I believe it's due to what I mentioned earlier about not feeling the connection between the main characters and so that just killed it for me. I did, however, enjoy the emotional aspects of this book. It did take me on quite an emotional ride especially when Derrick's demons came out to play. There were also moments in the book where it had me questioning and worrying if there was going to be infidelity involved...since that's something I do not tolerate in my books. Yet, rest assured that there is no cheating! I know that Karla would never go in that direction with her romance novels, but I seriously had no clue what direction this book was heading so kudos to Karla for keeping me on the edge of my seat guessing. As for the ending, it was rather nice. I personally would have preferred Derrick to grovel a bit more and really work for Hannah's forgiveness especially after his unlikeable behavior and doubts about her loyalty to him. Yet, that's just my two cents. Overall, Crossing the Line wasn't bad. It was well-edited and well formatted and I enjoyed the writing as usual. It just wasn't a story I connected well with along with its characters. Yet, I know that Karla Doyle has a great talent for writing engaging romance stories so this won't be my last book of hers. I'll be looking forward to many more stories from Karla Doyle in the future. *I received a review copy from the author in exchange for my honest opinion.