Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line

by Sherri Hayes
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Crossing the Line by Sherri Hayes

Detective Paul Daniels has spent four and a half years mourning the loss of his wife. He's been doing his best to raise their daughter, Chloe, with the help of his in-laws. When they inform him right before Thanksgiving that they're going to be moving over two hours away, Paul finds himself without anyone to watch Chloe-especially when he's called out to a crime scene in the middle of the night. Little does he know that meeting his baby brother's girlfriend and her sister, Megan, will change everything.

Megan Carson has taken a few wrong turns in her life, but she's doing her best to get back on track. When she meets Chloe, the little girl swiftly worms her way into Megan's heart. The opportunity to help Paul out and watch his daughter appears to be a blessing in disguise. She quickly volunteers to be Chloe's live-in nanny.

Everything is working well until the three of them head back to Ohio for Chris and Elizabeth's wedding. Paul has a little too much to drink during the reception, and he and Megan end up sharing a heated kiss. When he wakes up the next day, he has a pounding headache but remembers nothing.

Megan, however, isn't willing to forget. Over the past few months since she's been playing nanny, her feelings for Paul have changed. He is everything she never knew she wanted, and now that she knows there might be something there, she's going after what she wants-Paul.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612132686
Publisher: The Writer's Coffee Shop
Publication date: 09/04/2014
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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Crossing the Line 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
Good but there wasn’t much on originality. Although I did like Crossing the Line, it was very predictable. It was the typical story of two people that just didn’t seem compatible but were still meant to be together. I was entertained by the story and could at least appreciate the forward flow of the book. Crossing the Line is the third and final book in the Daniels Brothers series and I did feel like something was missing regarding the backstory of the main characters in the book. However, I did not read the other books so I don’t know how much more information I may have gained from the other books. Detective Paul Daniels lost his wife almost 5 years ago because of a drunk driver. His daughter Chloe was only 2 months old at the time. Paul blames himself for his wife’s death because of the circumstances that made her go out that night. Fast forward to today and Paul ends up hiring the sister of his baby brother’s girlfriend to be the nanny for Chloe. Her name is Megan and she is 13 years younger than the 36-year-old detective. Megan becomes very close to Chloe over the course of several months and Paul trusts her deeply. Megan has feelings for Paul but he just doesn’t look at her or any other woman that way. He just can’t stop wallowing in guilt and doesn’t think he deserves to be with anyone. That all changes at his brother’s wedding when he gets drunk in his room and Megan comes to check on him. Paul quickly comes on to Megan before he passes out. In a short time, Megan advises Paul of his previous actions and lets him know that she has had feelings for him for a long time. Paul tries to deny his feelings and continuously advises her that they are not a good match and that he is still in love with his wife. Megan is persistent and they eventually start a romance that changes Paul. However, Paul is also investigating a serial killer and that eventually has an impact on their relationship. Again, Crossing the Line was a good book but there wasn’t much on originality. **Received a copy of the book courtesy of The Writer’s Coffee Shop for an honest and unbiased opinion.**
rvingmillers More than 1 year ago
Another great read in the Daniels Brothers series!
MonicaFMF More than 1 year ago
When Megan moves in to be Chloe's nanny, Paul never thought his life would be effected. And who would suspect his homicide job to have an effect on their lives? An upbeat, pleasantly descriptive narrative leads readers and characters through daily and overarching turmoils allowing glimpses into multiple viewpoints with fairly seamless shifts. Characters are authentic, hopeful, and caring. Overall, a cheery read.
Lauren2LC More than 1 year ago
After reading the Finding Anna Series I devoured anything from this lovely author, and I found another gem with this series. These Daniel Men come from a good family, are loyal to a fault, they are sexy and successful and are trouble magnets. Paul Daniels is the oldest brother of the family and tries to hold it together so his family can't see his true pain after the tragic loss of the love of his life. With his stressful job he needed help to take care of his daughter so luckly his brothers new wife's sister also needed a fresh start so she jumped at the chance to help Paul out. Megan has a knack for falling for losers and doesn't expect anything from Paul except to take care of his lovely daughter Chloe. However, the more time Paul and Megan spend time together the more Megan develops feelings for Paul. But with Paul his love for his wife is almost impenetrable until one drunken night and a passionate kiss changes everything. As Megan fights for what she wants Paul has do deal with his past to overcome all his fears and move forward and be happy with Megan even with the 13 year age gap. As Paul finally gives in, trouble finds his way into their lives and potentially destroys everything but thankfully Megan has strong willed and she convinces that stubborn Paul that it is ok to love again and be loved. As with this whole series, it is full of sweet, suspense, angst, passion, drama and love. I love the fact that there is always a sideline drama going on with these couples instead of the only drama being lack of miscommunication and insecurities between the couples which makes it more fulfilling read for me.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Crossing the Line, A Daniels Brothers Romance Book 3, Sherri Hayes. Review from jeannie zelos book reviews Though this is third in a series I hadn't read the first two. That didn't matter though as Sherri gives enough info for the story to flow easily, though of course if I'd read the others I'd have more insight into the natures of the characters. Paul is a great guy, widowed five years past he has care of his daughter, Chloe, and works hard and long, irregular hours as Detective. Megan is their nanny for the past few months, as hergrandparents moved too far away to look after Chloe as they used to. Megan I found a bit pushy, though of course if she'd taken Paul's initial rebuff there's be no story...still, I'm not keen on that type of character and it affected how I felt about her. She's great with Chloe though, and its easy to see how she loves her. ( The cookies – I've done that with grandkids – what do I do wrong as we end up with lots of mess but few cookies, and they make dozens....or is that literary licence??? ) Once Megan has set her heart on Paul she's not giving up, and that's how the story progresses, with her gently pursuing him, though he is attracted to her and it's other things stopping him. She's some barriers to break through before they can get together and along the way the murderer he's pursuing at work gets closer to home. Once they do get toghether is pretty sensual and steamy – he's along time of no sex to make up for!! Stars: 3 – its a fun novel, part romance, part suspense and was an easy read. It just didn't have that real heartbeat drama I like, didn't really feel any sadness to countertact the highs. ARC supplied via Netgalley
MaraJ73 More than 1 year ago
You just know that Paul, Megan, & Chloe would make a great family but when Paul’s inner heartbreak and his determination not to open his heart to another keeps getting in the way you begin to wonder if it will ever come to completion.  Characters are amazingly well written and the plot tugs at your heart from page one to the final page.  When you throw in a serial murder mystery that has landed on Paul’s desk, you just know it’s going to swirl around until all fronts come together full circle.  I’m not sure if I couldn’t put it down because of the romantic drama or because of the mystery and I know it may be cliche but no less true, either way it had me on the edge of my seat.  I haven’t read books 1 and 2 before this and there may be some family “gaps” because of it but I never felt lost for starting with book 3.  I have definitely added the first 2 to my TBR list as well as Miss Hayes on my authors-to-watch list.
PaperbackBookClub More than 1 year ago
I have to congratulate the author on another published book! It’s not easy to do these days! The basic story here is that Paul’s wife died in a car accident four years before and he blames himself for the fight that drove her out of the house in the first place. He has a small daughter, Chloe, for whom his sister-in-law, Megan, acts as a nanny. That current situation is just fine until Paul gets drunk at his brother’s wedding and he and Megan do some hard-core making out that the doesn’t actually remember. Throughout the novel, Paul is also trying to find a serial killer who is killing young twenty-something girls who attend the same college as Megan. I feel like I probably don’t need to elaborate on this plot point. Anyway, it’s a sweet story, and Paul and Megan are engaging as a couple. However, what I liked most about the book was that Megan was the sexual aggressor. This turnabout is so rare in romance novels. We so often see girls just waiting around for guys to come to them, but Megan just kind of takes the bull by the horns and comes on to Paul. It felt modern and fun. That isn’t to say, though, that Paul could have manned up a bit more. I did feel like he did an awful lot of hemming and hawing when I just wanted him to grow a pair. As a rule, I generally am not a fan of children in books, but Chloe was cute and wasn’t a huge detriment, and she was absent for most of the book. I did feel that overall the book focused a lot on narration and not as much on dialogue, so I would have liked to see more of a balance. I found myself dragging through blocks of text sometimes because they contained either repeated or extraneous information, but the supporting characters were also fun, and I hope to read the other books in the series. That said, hats off to Ms. Hayes. Best of luck to you, and thanks so much for visiting our site!