Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Review: Crossing The Line by Andria Large and MD Saperstein

Parker Hamilton - movie star! That's what the world knows about me. Oscar winner, prominent bloodline, playboy. But there is so much more to me. My friends are my real family, and they are what matters most. But I’d be lying if I said that I’m not concerned about my reputation. Everyone who lives in the spotlight is. 

Listen, I can play any role - drama, comedy, romance. You name it. I can act my ass off, and I have the proof on a shelf in my office. But when my agent calls me into his office to offer me the role of a lifetime, I am hesitant. Not only would I have to act opposite Chance Steele, the most egotistical schmuck I know, but we would also have to pretend to be intimate. Really intimate. As in gay lovers. 

Now, don’t get me wrong; I am as open-minded as they come. People can love whom they want, screw whom they want, even marry whom they want. But when you ask me to make out with a dude, pretend to roll around in a bed with him, well, that’s where I draw the line. Maybe. 

Sometimes lines are blurry. And sometimes lines are just meant to be crossed. 

Crossing the Line is book 3 of the Taboo Love series and picks up where Unmasking Charlotte left off. As withHey There, Delilah and Unmasking Charlotte, it is a standalone - so don’t worry if you haven’t read them yet - with a HEA. That means no cliffhanger! Oh, and expect to see some of your favorite characters. 

4.5 Star Review by Jen Skewes

Crossing the Line is the 3rd book in the Taboo Love series.  I loved the first two books but I think this one is my favorite one of the series.  And maybe it has to do with the fact that I just love Parker.  I loved him in Unmasking Charlotte and could not wait for his story.  Andria Large and MD Saperstein did not disappoint with this very hot and sexy m/m story.

Parker  grew up in a wealthy family and was expected to follow the road that his father paved for him. He went to law school but Parker wasn’t always the one to follow his father’s rules.   He had no interest in becoming a lawyer and instead became an actor, a very successful one.  The next role that is being offered to him is that of a gay man opposite another actor who he has known for quite some time but has never liked.  You have to be an excellent actor, to not only convince the audience that you like your co star but to also make them believe that you are attracted to him as well.  It’s not a role that Parker wants to take in the beginning but he knows that this can do wonders for his career.  He just has to figure out how to play the part of a gay man, and how to do it with Chance Steele.

Chance has his own demons from his past that he has had to live with.  He grew up in foster homes and never knew what it felt like to be loved.  The families that took him in never really cared and in the last home he was in he was taken advantage of in ways that no one should have to experience.   Chance has no issues with playing the role of a gay man.  While he considers himself to be straight he is more open to the role.  He will do what it takes to make sure that him and Parker feel comfortable with each other and that they both nail the parts that they have been given. 

Chance continues to try to get Parker to open up to the idea of kissing him off set, preparing for the role.  While Parker is hesitant and not really sure if he can do it he finds himself slowly opening up to the idea and letting it happen.  As they find themselves spending more time together off set rehearsing and just hanging out, something happens that neither one of them expected.  Parker starts to feel an attraction to Chance, he finds himself enjoying the physical encounters between the two of them.  While he is not sure what to make of it he knows that he wants more.  He wants to continue with the sex-capades that have been happening between them.  As long as it stays between them and no one else.  Not a problem at all.  Except something happens that Parker cannot explain.  Yep he starts to have feelings and it becomes more than just sexual with Chance.  So what happens now?  Will he admit his feelings?  And if so will he ever be able to come out to the world?  Or will the media do it for him?

There is so much to consider when you have been straight for all of your life and then all of a sudden this man who you never even liked comes crashing into your life.  What will happen to Parker and Chance?  Will they risk everything for love?

I have to say that I fell in love with Parker even more in this book.  I always love a good m/m story and Parker and Chance were definitely hot and steamy together.   But for me personally there also needs to be a good love story in between.  It needs to be more than sex for me.  And Crossing the Line was definitely more than that.  Don’t get me wrong I love two sexy males more than the next person but there is something about watching two men fall in love that just gets me every time.    Especially when neither one of them saw it coming.   

Parker didn’t grow up with the nicest of family members.  Truthfully they were just mean and nasty people who didn't support Parker's life choices.   But he had his friends Cal, Nick, Charlie and Delilah.   They were his family.  Chance on the other hand grew up with no one but he quickly worked his way into Parker’s circle of friends.  I loved Parker and Chance together.  I enjoyed the love/hate relationship in the beginning, the playful and flirty banter between the two of them.   I loved everything about them This is one of those stories that just makes you feel happy.  Parker and Chance together was sweet and sexy.  Andria Large and MD Saperstein did a wonderful job with this story.  It still had the humor that we loved in the first two, it was hot and steamy and a great love story all in one.  A must read!!  You will fall in love with Chance and Parker.  

Advanced copy received in exchange for an honest review.  

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