Across the Line

Across the Line Book two of In the ZoneCalder 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 Th

  • Title: Across the Line
  • Author: Kate Willoughby
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  • Page: 327
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Book two of In the ZoneCalder 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 prBook two of In the ZoneCalder 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.99,000 words

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    1. I couldn't connect to itI won't rate the book, can't decide if it was my fault for not liking it or the book's fault. Still, I didn't feel anything! Not even annoyance, lol. I didn't connect to the characters or to the plot, I didn't laugh or cry or smile or frown. Maybe I'm in a weird place and this read wasn't for me for now. Maybe I'll give it a try again at one point Ok, why am I lying?! Nope, I won't get back to this book, but hey, maybe you'll like it more!

    2. Hey there, it's me, Kate, the author. I'd like to thank everyone who takes the time to review or rate the book. As a writer always looking to perfect my craft, I appreciate the comments very much. If you would like to be in the loop on my latest releases, please subscribe to my newsletter. katewilloughbyauthor/pIn addition to release announcements, I also include exclusive content, like the alternate epilogue for On the Surface, not available to anyone but you subscribers. Oh, and I won't share [...]

    3. Hotness Rating 3 out of 5This second book of the In the Zone series by Kate Willoughby had me tied in knots. Across the Line was one of those books that grabs ahold of you and sucks you in from the beginning. The characters were so developed and the story had so much depth that you couldn't help but feel the emotions that these characters were feeling. Calder Griffin was tough, sexy, sweet, thoughtful and as stubborn as all get out. As a hockey player overcoming an injury he was focused and work [...]

    4. This book is two things.First, it is a romance between two characters who don't know how to be in a relationship with each other and who we never really see learn to do so. Second, it is the story of the first player to come out as an active player in the NHL. I don't think it does either of those things particularly well, but if forced to choose, I'd say it does the second slightly better than the first. Emphasis on the word slightly.I don't think the romance works because of the characters inv [...]

    5. My Review:I adored the first book that I read in this series. It was my first time reading this author and she made a great first impression. So much so that I basically attacked her in an elevator at RWA in San Antonio last month because I remembered her name. With this second book in the series, this author just made my "auto-buy author" list!! OMG, I loved this book. HockeyCookingUpstate New York. This book was made of all things good! The heroine, Becca, owns a restaurant on the Commons of I [...]

    6. Calder is flying back home to see his family for the holidays when he happens to run into a girl he may have bullied a bit in school. He's grown up and matured since then and he feels sorry for his actions then, but he also sees this new beautiful woman she has become and he can't stay away until he gets a bite.With just a tad less focus on hockey as the first book, ACROSS THE LINE has a lot of small town charm. A boyishly sweet hero with a loving family, and a woman who is used to living life o [...]

    7. I've wanted to try Kate Willoughby for a while. Her On the Surface book keeps showing up on my recommended list from due to my hockey obsession. For some reason I never clicked buy. After I received an ARC copy of Across the Line, I immediately purchased book one. I'm now kicking myself for not having read it sooner. I loved the characters in On the Surface and was happy that this hockey book actually included a lot of hockey. Tara Brown, take some notes honey, this is how you write about hocke [...]

    8. You know what I love? Books! You know what I love even more?! Diversity in booksPraise the heavens cause there is diversity in a book about sports (trust they're hard to find!). Black, Asian, Hispanic - it doesn't matter cause let me tell you they are sorely underrepresented in sport books (not just in Hollywood). In Across the Lines, Becca and Calder meet and suffer the affects of a long distance relationship. Throw in hockey and a busy restaurant and you got a recipe for trouble. I love this u [...]

    9. I had a good time with the first book in this series so I was ready to dive right into this one. This one offered a sizzling romance about a couple that have to learn the importance of being a team and never losing sight of the true goal.This is a sequel and there are some crossover characters and story lines, but I think it would work just fine out of order or as a standalone though it would of course be better to read them in order.The story opens with Calder Griffin setting out to go back hom [...]

    10. Rhayne‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews3.5 STARSReview copy provided for an honest reviewAcross the Line is a fast- paced book about a fast-paced game and a couple who has to learn to juggle the pace and manage a growing relationship.This is the second book in the series and I loved the look back we got about the players and characters we met in the first book. I really enjoy the dynamic of the hockey team and what these guys mean to each other on and off the ice. Calder and Be [...]

    11. Two people that have a hectic and have fallen in love but when things get tough will they be able to survive or will that be the end of them.This is the second installment of In the Zone and I really need to read the first in this series. This is also my first read by this author and I loved it. I was able to get to know the characters and see their relationship flourish. I love it when I get to read a story where they go out on dates and get to know each other and then fall in love. The only th [...]

    12. Please note this review may contain spoilers.On a flight to visit his parents during the off-season, injured Barracudas left winger Calder Griffin counts his lucky stars when the woman seated next to him turns out to be a total hottie.Heading home after attending a Restaurateurs Convention in San Diego, Rebecca Chen quickly warms up to Calder after a very frosty start. They find it very easy to talk and flirt with each other and after arriving in Ithaca, he asks her out. Knowing that he lives an [...]

    13. To read this review and others like it check out my site at homelovebooks I have to admit that this book made me hungry, I want to eat at the restaurant in this book, seriously I want there to be a Cups down the street from me, I would eat there all the time. If you read this book and don’t get the least bit hungry then I think there might be something wrong with you. I think I might have mentioned this before, but I have never really thought of myself as a hockey fan, I’m a girl with a base [...]

    14. This is the second book in the In the Zone series. Like the first book, there is a lot of reference to and descriptions of hockey in it, which is nice for the fans.The story follows Calder Griffin and Becca Chen. Calder is one of the enforcer type players that stay in the background on the ice, supporting the runs of the headliners to the goal. He is constantly trying not to be compared to his older brother Hart and found lacking. The story line covers the brothers reunion and changes in their r [...]

    15. 4.5 stars.Why I read it: This is one from my own TBR.What worked for me (and what didn’t): I enjoyed On the Surface, the first book in the In the Zone series very much so I really have no excuse for taking so long to buy and read this one. Especially because it turns out, I pretty much lapped this one up with a spoon.Calder Griffin is the younger of two hockey playing brothers. At 25, he’s got plenty of hockey left in him and he’s itching to get back onto the ice after a knee injury sideli [...]

    16. Just some quick thoughts:I really enjoyed the beginnng of the book and the whole hockey setting but I had a hard time liking the heroine. I loved what she did with her restaurant and that she wanted to pull it off alone but sometimes she came across as so cold-hearted and unfeeling. That being said I thought the food aspect was well done. I was hungry throughout the book. (view spoiler)[The hero's brother who is also a hockey player has his coming-out in this book. While I loved that there wasn' [...]

    17. Good love story of two people who knew each other yrs ago when they were much younger. Calder used to tease Becca when they were kids now on a plane going home they meet up. Calder is taken with her and does everything in his power to get her to date him. Their relationship starts long distance but a sad turn of events brings Becca to Calder's side of the country to start anew. Her independence puts a strain on their relationship and the unending hrs she puts in to get her new business up and ru [...]

    18. I read "On The Surface" (book 1), finished it and immediately dove right into book 2. Loved this one too. Loved Calder and Becca. Loved that they actually knew each other ages ago and met up again. Loved that Becca is a smart, strong, very independent woman. Once again, Ms. Willoughy wrote a terrific romance with real characters who are real people and got all the hockey parts right. I'm hoping there's a book 3 in the near future.

    19. 4.5* A really enjoyable read, loved the main characters and the additional storyline. Am looking forward to reading more of this series and hope Alex 'Sully' Sullivan story is next. If you are a fan of Toni Aleo's Assassins series, or Jaci Burton's play by play series you are sure to enjoy this!

    20. Calder and Becca were a couple that probably should not have worked but Kate Willoughby made it happen. A hockey player and a restauranteur? I love a strong leading lady, and Calder was no slouch as a hero. Again, a great cast of secondary characters and superb writing.

    21. Aww. .de me cry!!! great story btn Calder and Becca. a story about relenting control, acceptance and love

    22. This book was beyond offensive. Legit every Asian stereotype you've ever imagined was on full display. Sexual fetishization of an Asian female? Check. Asian female with small breasts (there were like three or four scenes where the size of her breasts were discussed)? Check. Tiger mom Asian mother who was mentally and emotionally abusive to her children? Check. Meek and soft spoken Asian male who did nothing while his wife terrorized his children? Check. Parents disown daughter for dropping out o [...]

    23. Review posted: Happily Ever After - ReadsBlog rating: BWhat stood out most about Across the Line was the romance; it’s a very sweet romance and I liked that it felt like Calder and Becca dealt with real-life issues. There’s nothing overly dramatic or forced about what they go through. But they do have some things to work out and it came across as real as (I assume) dating an NHL player can be!We follow Calder and Becca through their first meeting on a plane when they realize that they actual [...]

    24. Review Posted: Book BitchThese books are so cute and adorable. I was really excited to pick this one up and get going, as I liked the first one so much. This one was good - though I was not entirely pleased by the pace of the book. And I really wanted Calder's brother story to be bigger. That was probably the most exciting part for me. I wish he had had his own book really. That relationship was totally awesome.But other than that, the story was kind of slow moving. And I had a realization that [...]

    25. 4 1/2 stars - a great second book in the "In The Zone" seriesCalder's hockey season did not end the way he would have liked and now he is faced with an off season filled with rehab. On a trip home to see his parents he has a chance meeting with a girl from his past; one that may now be his future.Calder's character was wrapped around my heart within the first few pages of the book; he acknowledges he is an emotional eater and one who is partial to sweets. A man after my own heart! Then on top of [...]

    26. A few months ago I red and reviewed On The Surface - Book one in Kate Willoughby's new hockey trilogy about the San Diego Barracuda's and I found that story fresh and real, I was hooked. So when I saw book two, Across the Line, on Netgalley? I quickly requested and anxiously waited! I was sure this book would be just as good, and I was definitely right! Becca and Calder meet on the plane, but soon realize they'd known each other in grade school. From there, their relationship is real in it's pro [...]

    27. Rebecca Chan (Becca) and Calder Griffin reconnect while on a flight from San Diego to New York. She is a successful restaurant owner in New York and he plays hockey in the NHL for the San Diego Barracudas. Their chemistry is instantaneous but he lives in San Diego and she in New York. Their intention to keep the relationship light fails and they soon find themselves with deeper feelings. But how can a relationship work when their lives are on different coasts?Across the Line is a great, easy rea [...]

    28. I love romance and I love hockey so of course when you put them together.heaven. This was the second book in this series and follows Calder and Becca. From their first meeting til the end this was a really good book. I don't think there was as much romance as there was in the first book, but it was still sweet at times and hot as hell other times. They spent a lot of time apart, even starting off in a long distance relationship then once they were in the same city they still seemed to spend most [...]

    29. I loved how Calder couldn't get enough of Becca, "as she pushed the key into the lock, he came up close behind her and whispered, "I'd like for us to meld again." Personally I think the boy doesn't get enough compliments so he's always looking for them, "he shrugged. "but I'm goo in the bedroom, right?" He gave her a sideways glance that had her rolling her eyes as she put her shoes back on. "Well? You came twice, didn't you?" Calder he's always a hungry boy for two things sex, and food, "of cou [...]

    30. 3 stars for Calder, 1 star for Becca = 2 stars. I wanted to like this book so much but found myself bored by the slow pace and irritated by the heroine. Kudos for blending a storyline with a Chinese chef and a hockey star but after that novelty wore off, I realized that I didn't really like Becca despite Calder's adorable courting. I grew bored with her whining and was really only interested in what happened to Hart, Calder's older hockey star brother, and what this meant for Hart and Calder's r [...]

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