Inked Avenue Reviews… “Cross The Line” by Julie Johnson

//Cross The Line by Julie Johnson//


Witty, HILAROUS, passionate, real, powerful, sexy, breath taking, and completely amazing  All words I would use to describe Julie Johnson’s latest novel Cross The Line. It kept me up until the wee hours of the morning and left me with a major book hangover. I seriously cannot get over this novel. I’m on fangirl overload. Up until this point Erasing Faith had been my favorite JJ book and I was waiting for the day she wrote a book to knock it out of first place. Well that day has come! Cross The Line is everything you would come to expect from a JJ novel the suspense, the well-rounded heroine that speaks to your soul, and the beautiful writing style that can only be accomplished by Julie Johnson herself, but that only scratches the surface with this one.
It begins with a young Phoebe crying over the dead “wife bird” who fell out of a tree and who better to, in his way, comfort her than her next door neighbor Nathaniel Knox. And this was one of my favorite moments.  Seriously it is HILAROUS! That’s when the passionate longing for him begins, but sadly he is determined to keep the relationship platonic. Now 24 she has been trying since that day to get over him, hate him, pretend he doesn’t exist, but nothing can break her undying love for him. Her heart refuses to beat for anyone but him.
I love how electric and passionate the air between the two are when they share a page. It was so passionate I forgot to breath. Phoebe is by far my favorite character that JJ has written because she is 100% real. She’s a sassy stubborn fashionista dealing with unrequited love that any girl can relate too. And Nathaniel Knox? Holy sexy alpha male, Batman!! He is the strongest most mysterious man Julie has created and I ate him up with every word. He is very much the controlled strong silent type and I loved seeing him break and finally express his love and need for Phoebe!
This book needs to be on your shelves! And I wish there was more stars to give this book because it’s like a 15 out of 5! LOL But seriously Julie congratulations on another AMAZING novel!! Looking forward to the next!


Phoebe West has been head-over-heels in love with her brother’s best friend for as long as she can remember.

Not that he’s bothered to notice.

Despite several mortifying attempts at seduction and a decade’s worth of unrequited pining, nothing Phoebe does seems to make any impact on the man she’s obsessed over since her bra-stuffing days. She knows it’s time to let him go, though just the thought is nearly enough to shatter her…

Nathaniel “Nate” Knox has only ever seen Phoebe as one thing: forbidden.

There’s a darkness in Nate, the kind you can’t avoid after years working in special forces and private security. He’s no good for anyone — especially not someone as sweet as his best friend’s little sister. He knows he can’t have her. Not ever. Even if she makes him feel things he barely recognizes…

Some lines aren’t meant to be crossed.

When an unforeseeable series of events sends Phoebe stumbling headfirst into danger, there’s only one man who can protect her. Though, in his quest to save her life, he may just break her heart…

CROSS THE LINE is a full-length contemporary romance about a woman who can’t seem to walk away… and the man who’ll go to any length to keep her safe. Due to sparks flying, suspenseful moments, steamy scenes, and one sassy heroine, it is recommended to readers ages 17 and up.

//Author Bio//

JULIE JOHNSON is a twenty-something Boston native suffering from an extreme case of Peter Pan Syndrome. When she’s not writing, Julie can most often be found adding stamps to her passport, drinking too much coffee, striving to conquer her Netflix queue, and Instagramming pictures of her dog. (Follow her: @authorjuliejohnson)

She published her debut novel LIKE GRAVITY in August 2013, just before her senior year of college, and she’s never looked back. Since, she has published five more novels, including the bestselling BOSTON LOVE STORY series. Her books have appeared on Kindle and iTunes Bestseller lists around the world, as well as in AdWeek, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today.


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