Two Blue Lines

Two Blue Lines

by SC Montgomery


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781502864734
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/16/2014
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

SC Montgomery is a self-proclaimed nerd and readaholic. She has dabbled in telling stories since she was very young by letting her imagination play out with her Barbie dolls and her bestie many a weekend. She also writes Contemporary adult romance under the pen name Shauna Allen, and it was in one of those novels that the YA bug bit when she wrote in a teenager loosely based on her own son. Her first story, Lines in the Sand, was penned as a gift for her mother, but was published with her blessing, and it's just taken off from there.
SC is married with three teenagers of her own, who give her plenty of inspiration and advice, and are a constant source of laughter and new terminology. Besides writing, she loves reading, movies, singing and dancing reality shows and going to the beach.
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Two Blue Lines 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
WifyPooJS More than 1 year ago
Sweet story by a great author. The subject about teen pregnancy is always a hard subject and those who have had to deal with it. But the way this story is written is heart felt and a great read. LOVE LOVE LOVED it Way to go SC Montgomery
Crickerz More than 1 year ago
This story was well written, it was easy to connect with Reed and Melissa and to feel sympathy for what they are going through. Reed is so sweet and loyal but no push over. Melissa strong but has that vulnerable side that makes you want to reach out and hug her and tell her everything will be alright. A true coming of age YA story that a lot of young adults and older adults could benefit from reading. One of those life is not all smiles, laughs and good times. This story has some hard lessons about life in it and I feel tackles a couple of tough subjects in a thoughtful and realistic way. I will be reading the other books in this series.
THHernandez More than 1 year ago
4-1/2 Stars. Two Blue Lines picks up four years after Lines in the Sand. Reed is with Melissa, the only girl he’s ever loved, and the girl he was crushing on in Lines in the Sand. Melissa is pregnant and everything in Reed’s life is about to change. Adopted herself and never feeling like she’s a full member of her family, giving the baby up is not an option. But Reed isn’t prepared to be a father. He’s too young and has big plans for his future. He refuses to allow one mistake in the back seat of his car to ruin everything. But he loves Melissa and will do anything for her. At least Melissa hopes so. Especially when she tells him her darkest secret. I love that S.C. Montgomery never let her characters off the hook, absolved them from the consequences of their actions. They struggle in realistic fashion with the changes in their lives, fighting, loving, living, terrified and joyously from moment to moment. The relationship between Reed and Melissa is angsty and authentic. Their love is intense, as it is with most teenagers, but the enduring quality of it sets them apart and drives the story. Plot The story moves at a solid pace, taking many twists and turns, breaking my heart and putting it back together again. The main plot and various subplots are woven together and kept me guessing. Just when I was sure I had it figured out, S.C. Montgomery threw me completely and left me with my mouth hanging open along with the characters in her story. World Building In a contemporary romance, it’s less about world building than establishing the setting, and that’s precisely what the author does. I can envision that south Texas beach perfectly, feel the salty breezes, the heaviness of the air from the humidity. But it’s also about creating the events leading up to the story that make the events believable. What might be acceptable in a large city would be completely inappropriate in a small town in the south. The time and place chosen as the backdrop for Reed and Melissa’s heart wrenching story is perfect. Characters The story unfolds from Reed’s point of view and he comes across completely authentic. Never did I question that the writer was anything other than a teenaged boy. His fears, doubts, even his tendency toward self-centeredness were completely believable. We get glimpses of Melissa through her diary and I will probably get grief for this, but I didn’t much care for Melissa. I understood her motivations and she acted according to character, I just didn’t like her character. She came across as snively, controlling, insecure, and deceitful. Yes, I know she had her reasons, but I just didn’t like her. But Reed does and that’s all that really matters because it’s really his story. And even though I didn’t like Melissa, she was just as rich and developed a character as Reed. The supporting cast, from Reed’s best friend Jonah, to both sets of parents and siblings round out the story nicely giving it depth. Bottom Line I loved this book. Two Blue Lines is a wonderful coming of age story that takes a genuine look at teen pregnancy and the struggles, tough emotions, and forgiveness that comes with it. Disclaimer I was provided a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
UndercoverBookReviews More than 1 year ago
~~~RECEIVED FOR HONEST REVIEW~~~ An emotional roller coaster ride or pain and hurt. A reality read of what we face with some teenagers. The secrets are real, the pain is real and the hurt is extreme. When something happens with Reed and Melissa, will it be enough to keep Reed around? Will their love stand the test of all? You will want to read this to see what the big secret is!
Judi_Elizabeth More than 1 year ago
Two Blue Lines tell the story of Reed and Melissa, two teenagers who are faced with the challenge of a pregnancy in high school. What I loved the most about this book was how realistic it was. I loved Melissa and Reed's reactions to the news, their parents' reactions, and friends' reactions. I haven't read a lot of teen pregnancy books that brought that level of honesty to the table like Two Blue Lines did. The characters in this book are great. I really liked Melissa and all of the turmoil she was going through. I felt that both she and Reed were well-developed at the start and only got better as the book went on. I loved Reed and thought he was a great guy, especially when it came to Melissa and everything she was dealing with. I loved that the book was written in dual POV so we got to see both sides of the story and characters. It was really easy to connect with them and I thought the scene and voice changes flowed very smoothly. The book deals with a lot of heavy and emotional issues. I felt that S.C. Montgomery did it all very well. Two Blue Lines is a fantastically written coming of age story that will stick with you long after you finish it.
MissBethBC More than 1 year ago
Intense was the first word that came to mind about this official first in the Crossing the Line Series by S C Montgomery.    I can not believe the feelings that coursed through me and caused meto hold my breath as I read Two Blue Lines.   The two main characters, Reed Young and his girlfriend, Melissa Summers were so believable, so realistic and so vulnerable throughout the read.   The most character growth was seen in Reed as he struggled with the thought of becoming a parent at the age of sixteen and eventually reached the point that he yielded to real love.  I do believe the maternal instinct of a female, allows the mom to be to accept the concept of parenthood sooner than the baby's daddy.    There were many young adult issues brought out in the book and some language, so the book is designed for older teens to read and enjoy and would possibly be helpful to those teens facing the same situations and  decisions.   My favorite part was where Reed admitted all his fears to his dad on the beach and his father credited him for standing up and taking responsibility.   It was at this point the reader witnessed Reed Young maturing and accepting his daddy role, right before our eyes. I found this read to be sensitive and endearing and highly recommend it to older teens, teachers and parents alike.
mn_mom05 More than 1 year ago
Reed and Melissa's story is a true reflection of what is happening in society today. Their struggle of dealing with a teen pregnancy brought me to tears but it also gave me hope. To read this book and understand what it's like to be in their shoes in humbling, if not inspiring. I've always said that if my girls would end up being a teen and pregnant, it wouldn't be the worst thing in the world as long as they are healthy and safe, what should it matter but I would feel all those things as Reed & Melissa's parents felt but my love would never falter for my child, just like them. It's also amazing how time and time again, history has a way of repeating it's self, with Reed and his father. I loved that Reed stepped up and became a man, even with everything that had happened between Melissa and himself. Being a teen is scary, finding yourself in a situation that's totally screwed up at 16 is tough, but they survived. In the end love always wins. My favorite line in the book is, "And now, you're going to see just how much your children -all of them- are gifts, and it's like they leave fingerprints on your soul." Isn't that the truth. S.C. Montgomery has a great start to a new YA Series.
Peachey04 More than 1 year ago
The series continues as life changes for teenagers Reed and Melissa. She has a secret that could destroy them! Reed struggles to come to terms with adult responsibilities. Well written storyline and great character detail. Looking forward to more from this author, Received copy for review.
KimberlyDawn55 More than 1 year ago
Reed and Melissa are teenagers in love. When Melissa finds out she is pregnant, she tells Reed. But she doesn't tell him the secret she is carrying with her every day. Reed and Melissa have many trials in their life and learn how to love and forgive. I really enjoyed reading their story. The emotional turmoil they feel is portrayed in such a way that the reader can really feel it. A great story by S.C. Montgomery!
Pittielove79 More than 1 year ago
I was given this book in return for an honest review. (it took a while for me to be able to read and review it because I couldn't get it to open properly for me, so for that I apologize!) This book was a great book! It was an easy read and relate able for those who had a child at a young age. Aside from the secret that Mel was holding in, I could relate with her in that way. I was 17 when I first got pregnant and understood how scared she was. She had some issues she needed to work through dealing with the pregnancy and she was lucky to have Reed there right by her side! Again, I was fortunate in that department and could relate with her needing his support. I could feel her emotions throughout the story. Even where our situations differ, I could empathize. You did a wonderful job with this story and THANK YOU for allowing me to read it. I can't wait to read more about these characters!
Koalabear3 More than 1 year ago
Second Book in the Series! Another awesome book that shows what it is like to be 16 and pregnant. Too young to be parents and so many choices to make and pressure from your parents. This is another great story for the young and old. So many different emotions and such a heartwarming story. I look forward to the next book in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago