Crossing the Lines

Crossing the Lines

by M. Q. Barber


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ISBN-13: 9781616507923
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 12/30/2014
Series: Neighborly Affection Series , #2
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 7.82(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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Crossing the Lines 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
lisnaupet More than 1 year ago
A wonderful continuation to Playing the Game. You can read it as a stand-alone but I wouldn't recommend it. You would miss a lot of the relationship building from book 1 and that is essential to where the characters are in book 2.
Anonymous 9 months ago
I am a complete fan! So sinfully mesmerising. I need more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series has titillated me! I can't usually say this about BDSM two men in a relationship then add a woman but l find this one just HOT The author has done a terrific job building the personalities making sure it is not all just about control and sex for this triad, but about building relationships and trust. I don't usually get off reading about men having sex but maybe it was because it is done with tenderness it just turned me on with Alice wanting to watch....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this series. Its hot its funny and its got lots of love in it. Im glad i found these book. Well done, as henry would say.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who would not want to be alice. So good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am looking for this in my life.
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ReaderWriterEditor More than 1 year ago
This is the second or third time I've read this series. I find it a fascinating and engaging look at a relationship between three people. The basis of Alice's contract with Henry and Jay appears to be dominance and submission, but Barber shows us more than that. In the trio, each person has needs, and each plays part in meeting the needs of the others. Under Henry's tutelage, Alice and Jay grow in confidence and Alice especially , begins to learn she is someone who can love & be loved. Henry can come across as stuffy (think British professor or psychiatrist, but redeems himself with his wisdom, artistry, and boring good intentions. Jay you have to experience for yourself. Way better than Cot of the RDsm erotica on the market. I really like these character S: wish I could give them all hugs! Looking forward to the story of Jay's meeting with Henry before Alice comes on the scene, . and then to M.Q. Barber's next series!
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farmgirlatlarge More than 1 year ago
Recommended highly for anyone interested in a realistic peek under the covers of a complex relationship between 3 people Henry, Jay, and Alice (m/m/f). The writing style supports the characters, and is a joy to read. The emotions, heat and connection between them all is real. As are the challenges and annoyances of real life. No spoilers, but sometimes almost too real, as I cussed out the characters for responding to their fears with phrases like "Would you just TELL him what you feel?" and "Put your pride on the back burner!!" (not that *I've* ever done that IRL, *walks away whistling*) Certainly for mature audiences only, there are graphic sexual depictions. However, the story line of the characters has at least half the space, if not more. The first book in the series is a beautiful set up, worth reading in it's own right, but this book may be read as a stand alone.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The relationship continues. Plot and characters are amazing!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Steamy, sexy, delightful!!! MORE HENRY, ALICE AND JAY PLEASE!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series just keeps getting better. I can not wait for the third book. If you love a well writen story with lots of love and some extra special kind of loving then this book is for you.
CrystalMarie218 More than 1 year ago
I wasn’t aware when I started this book, that there is a book one in this series. I would recommend that you do read it first so you can go into this part of the story with full knowledge of these characters, BUT, this can be read alone just as well. The author gives us enough background to keep you focused and engaged with this part of Alice, Jay and Henry’s story. I love the connection that the three have made. It was clear this started out as a contract to include Alice in the relationship Henry and Jay had once in a while, but it had become more for all three. Henry is a Dom, caring, in control, very in tuned to Jay and Alice’s needs, but he is guarded with his emotions. He freely shows Jay the love that Jay requires but there is something about Alice that keeps him from allowing her the same affection he gives Jay. Jay reminded me of a sweet little excited puppy, but as we read this book we see why he is so dependent on Henry and his affection and confirmation that he is a good boy. In this book we see what led Jay to need Henry’s protection, why Henry is so patient with Jay and now Alice gets to see that the way to Henry’s heart is to take care of Jay. Alice wants to be part of their relationship, but she isn’t sure if there is room for her. Her love and respect for Henry and Jay prevented her from just asking to be included, nor can she just open up and express her deep need to be loved and cared for by both men. After making a judgment call to do things her way, she is stripped of that connection and is forced to admit to herself if that need for them is more important than her need to be guarded and independent. While the scenes were hot and sensual, there was never a time that love and respect the primary emotion driving them all. I loved this book, it was written with such respect, dignity and love that the characters were difficult not to just fall in love with. The writing style was very developed and smooth and led for an enjoyable reading experience. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, I was so invested in this story and the characters, I found it difficult to put the kindle down for real life. I look forward to more from this author. Reviewed by Tbird for Crystal’s Many Reviewers *Copy provided for honest review*
semckitrick More than 1 year ago
This book is gut-wrenching. It made me tear up numerous times and smile even more. If not for my blurry eyesight (or how my eyesight becomes after I’ve been reading a few hours), or the fact I needed sleep (and food and other things), I would have read this book in one sitting--I loved it THAT much! I’m so glad there will be another installment. I just wish I didn’t have to wait until JUNE! Aarrgh!!
JoanneWadsworth More than 1 year ago
Henry is a Dom, Jay a submissive, and Alice is the girl-next-door who just can’t get enough of either of them. A contract is in play, but when these three get together, sparks fly and emotions become entangled. I loved how believable the characters were. Henry is heavy-handed but gentle and giving, a lovable combination. Jay is sweetly enthusiastic and bubbly. And Alice guides us through her journey, one of learning to deal with her own insecurities while embracing her sexual side and trying to find the right balance. There is no one who could understand her needs like Henry, while Jay is the perfect accompaniment to it all. I was completely engaged from the beginning to the end, and with a third book still to come, I can’t wait to see where these three go from here. If you enjoy reading erotic romance with a cast of three, then this is the story for you.
DelphinaReadsTooMuch More than 1 year ago
There is something about this series that has me hooked.  I can not quite place what it is.  Sometimes I think it is the depth of the characters and the fact that they feel real.  Sometimes I think it is because Jay, Henry, and Alice are in some ways so different from one another, but deep down they each have their own insecurities and vulnerabilities making them also very much alike.  Sometime I think it is because it is hotter than hot.  Whatever the reason, this series remains my favorite triad series.  It takes a lot for a book to stay with me after months of reading other books, but that is exactly what this series does.  I *may* be a bit stalkerish on the authors FB page waiting for updates on the next release.   In Crossing The Line, Alice realizes she wants more.  In fact, she wants it all, but struggles with taking the risk to let Jay and Henry know her true feelings.  Her insecurities leave them in a holding pattern.  Little does she know that the others are feeling similarly.  With the risk of being spoilery, I want to say that free spirit and sometimes silly Jay is my hero.  He sees more and understands more about the group dynamic than even Henry, who is supposed to be "in charge".  I love that.  It really shows how the power balance in a BDSM relationship is not really all about the master. If you have not read book one, this book is going to feel like it is missing something.  The author did a beautiful job building both the characters and the relationship in Playing The Game that this book will probably fall flat for you if you have not read it.  If you are a fan of this series you are going to want to read this one.  Probably twice it is that good.    Oh and once you finish this one, she has a free short, "Three-Way Tie" on Goodreads you will want to snag.  It does contain spoilers to this book, so do not read it first :) .
Felicity_Nichols_Reviews More than 1 year ago
I was asked by Lyrical Press if I'd like to review this book as an ARC reader. I hadn't read the first book so this was stand alone story for me reading it. Having no previous knowledge of Alice, Jay, and Henry's relationship I thought M.Q. Barber did a beautiful job with this story. Alice has Friday dinners with the men at their apartment but she seeks more. Barber does a wonderful job showing the emotional conflict she faces within herself. She struggles to accept just Fridays but begins to wonder what it would be like to have everyday with them. Jay was one of my favorite characters, it's not often that a writer can capture the insecurities of a man. You can clearly see that Henry is Jay's savior and I love that Barber explains how they found each other. In parts of this story, my heart reaches out towards Jay as we learn of his Pre- Henry days and how Henry saved him. Henry has a firm hand and clearly is the Head of the relationship. He makes sure that everyone follows the rules. At first, I wasn't his biggest fan but as I watched him through the story I came to love and adore him. He is firm but has a soft spot for Alice and Jay. To me, Henry has this need for control. I think without the lifestyle he would be a lost soul. Crossing The Lines is a beautifully written story about control, the emotional battle raging within, and the need for healing. M.Q. Barber captured the emotional aspect perfectly plus sprinkled in some kinky sex as well. I look forward to going back and reading the first book. My only complaint is that I'd like to delve more into Henry's past, maybe in the next book?