16 June 2016

Book Review: Across the Line (In the Zone, #2) by Kate Willoughby

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Format: Kindle
Publishers: Carina Press
Published: 11th August 2014
Pages: 287
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Sport Romance
Main Characters: Calder, Becca
Date Read: 11th May - 14th May 2016

Rating Given:
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Book two of In the Zone
Calder Griffin needs to get back in shape. Sidelined last season by a knee injury, he's determined to return to the San Diego Barracudas and play the best hockey of his career. This might even be the year he gets out of his talented older brother's shadow.
For months, Becca Chen has poured her energy into Cups, the restaurant she owns, desperate to prove to her parents that she can succeed in the career of her choice, not theirs. But after she spends a five-hour plane ride flirting with charming, magic-on-the-ice Calder, she tells herself she needs a fling.
Becca and Calder can't keep their hands off each other, but they know the relationship can't last. They live on opposite coasts, and they're both too devoted to their careers. All they have to do is prevent their feelings from crossing the line from lust to love…
See how Calder's teammate Tim found love in On the Surface.

 I received a review copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I'm not a fan of this cover as even though the setting is perfect for this book I just don't see that guy as Calder. Yes that body is hot and definitely a Calder looking body but it's the models face that puts me of this being Calder as he seems far too old for Calder.

When I first started this book I really enjoyed it but there was a few dips in the story but the rest was a lot better than the first book as I felt a bit more invested in the story. The romance between Calder and Becca felt a bit one sided at times as it felt like Calder would do anything for Becca but Becca came across as a bit stand-offish with him. The chemistry did improve the more I got into the story to the point I thought they where cute together. I liked that this book wasn't all revolved around the romance but also family relationships which I thought was a great addition however, the relationship between Calder and his brother was a little too tedious for my liking. I kind of liked the ending as things felt wrapped up but I do think it all happened far too quickly.

There was moments when I loved and hated all of the characters in this book especially the two main characters. It took me a while to warm up to Becca as she was hard to get a read on and was very closed off which I understood why she was the way she was up to a point. I liked that she was a strong and independent woman but I think she took it too far to the point where I felt like she was taking it all out on Calder. For the most part I liked Calder but there was moments when he really annoyed me especially how he and his brother was.

Overall, I enjoyed this book but it didn't blow me away, I am still looking forward to continuing on with this series and hopefully it will get a little bit better.