Cross The Line By Julie Johnson


Title: Cross The Line (Boston Love)

Author: Julie Johnson

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: November 10, 2015




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.


Mary’s 4 Star Review

Let me just ask this. Can Phoebe be my best girlfriend? I need more of her in my life. I discovered this author by chance, a lucky one. I binge read all her books, and let’s just say I too want her to be my best girlfriend. All her books grabbed me and with the romantic humor, and the twists. The added suspense and mystery pairings had me jumping for joy. Cross The Line follows the same winning formula. Who doesn’t love good friends to lover’s story? Nate sure was a catch with his big alpha military vibe, and his over protectiveness. I really enjoyed reading this one, and did I say twists, be still my heart.

Phoebe has had a huge, and I mean gigantic crush on Nate her older brother’s best friend since forever. She’s done everything possible to get his attention, and hasn’t received any success. She’s about given up on him and has accepted that ship has sailed. Then she starts putting herself out there with the encouragement of her best friend. It isn’t going well, since the one guy, she gets fixed up with turns out to be a real creep. Nate swoops in surprisingly showing interest in her life. He’s finally giving her some attention, unfortunately it’s the unwanted kind. He’s all bossy, and giving her ultimatums. It drives her crazy, yet she loves that he’s slightly interested. She attempts to give her seduction another shot, and it actually works. She realizes there was way more to him ignoring her all these years. He may actually have feelings for her. Sadly, before they can truthfully visit their attraction danger rears it’s ugly head. Phoebe discovers that Nate may be the only one capable of protecting her, but will he be able to do the same for her heart?

Phoebe, and Nate have this heated relationship. They bicker all the time, but they bring out this passion from one another. I could listen to them fight all day, if not for the wit they throw at one another. This, all fueled by their attraction, and years of pent-up frustration. It all weaves together perfectly in the story.

 I adored the mix of banter, love, and mystery. It set an excellent mood in the book. If you are looking for a great story to fall in love with than this one is it.



About The Author


Julie Johnson is a twenty-something Boston native suffering from an extreme case of Peter Pan Syndrome and an obsession with fictional characters. When she’s not writing, Julie can most often be found daydreaming, drinking too much coffee, striving to conquer her Netflix queue, and stalking Goodreads for new books to add to her ever-growing TBR list.

You can find Julie on Facebook or her website Sometimes, when she can figure out how Twitter works, she tweets from @AuthorJulie. 

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