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Cocky farmer Eli Cross plays twice as hard as he works. When his latest stunt drums up a heap of negative PR for the family farm, he grudgingly agrees to play host to an ambitious New York City photographer. Her feature on Cross Creek could be just the ticket to show the country what the Cross brothers do best…which is more problem than solution for Eli.Scarlett Edwards-StCocky farmer Eli Cross plays twice as hard as he works. When his latest stunt drums up a heap of negative PR for the family farm, he grudgingly agrees to play host to an ambitious New York City photographer. Her feature on Cross Creek could be just the ticket to show the country what the Cross brothers do best…which is more problem than solution for Eli.Scarlett Edwards-Stewart has photographed everything from end zones to war zones. She’s confident she can ace this one little story to help her best friend’s failing magazine. At least, she would be if her super-sexy host wasn’t so tight lipped. But the more Scarlett works with Eli, the more she discovers that he’s not who he seems. Can his secret bring them closer together? Or will it be the very thing that tears them apart?...

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  • Carol [Goodreads Addict]
    2019-06-02 13:22

    Crossing the Line is book two in the Cross Creek series by Kimberly Kincaid. I loved the first book in this series so have been so looking forward to Eli’s story. Eli is the youngest of the three Cross brothers and I can’t wait to tell you about him.In the first book of this series, Crossing Hearts, we met the middle brother, Hunter Cross. But we also got to know Owen who is the oldest, and Eli who is the youngest. We also saw that there is some deep tension between Owen and Eli. The Cross family lives and breathes Cross Creek Farm. Except for Eli. He has never felt the same passion for farming his brothers and father feel. He doesn’t feel like he belongs. His brothers have specific responsibilities on the farm. Eli just floats, picks up what the others don’t. Owen is constantly on him about not doing enough, about not pulling his weight. Cross Creek is going through some rough times financially so they all need to double down to make ends meet. When Eli runs into his long time enemy from a rival farm in the town feed store, words are exchanged and the other guy throws down a wager. One that Eli should have known better to accept. But all his buttons were pushed and he accepted the wager. Now they have one month to win this competition. If they lose, it could make an already bad situation at Cross Creek a lot worse. A very lot worse.Scarlett Edwards-Stewart lived most of her early childhood in foster homes. After she was adopted, she still moved around a lot with her adoptive two dads. So Scarlett has never known a set place as home. Now as an adult, she is a travel photographer. She spends most of her life on the road. Scarlett’s only real friend’s magazine, FoodE, is in trouble. If Scarlett doesn’t help her, she might lose the magazine. She’s got some time off right now so she agrees to spend one month at Cross Creek, taking pictures and videos for the magazine to publish. She needs to document life on the farm. Scarlett is no country girl but for her friend, she can do this. Especially once she meets the man who is to be her main escort during her time there.“This. This was her sanctuary. It didn’t matter where she was, but with a camera in her hands and something new to aim it at, Scarlett was exactly where she belonged.”Eli and Scarlett are off to a rough start. Eli wants no part of this fiasco. But once he really realizes that this process could really help boost revenue on the farm, maybe help to win the bet he made, he’s all in. The more time these two spend together, the closer they get, the more they respect one another. As Eli and Scarlett’s relationship gets stronger, Eli begins to drop his facade and secrets come out, things he has never told anyone, hopes and dreams he has never shared. This was such a wonderful story. It’s the story of a man who had big dreams but felt that that is all they could ever be, dreams. Until one little tiny slip of a woman bulldozes into his life and turns it upside down. Most of all, though, she teaches him to believe in himself. He’s beginning to think that together, they can do anything. That together, just maybe those dreams might have a chance at coming true.I look forward to the next book in this series which will be Owen’s story. I can’t wait to go back and visit Cross Creek Farm again. "My home - my heart, my everything - it's all you. I belong with you."

  • Kimberly Kincaid
    2019-06-14 07:14

    Reader-friends! I am thrilled to bring you the second book in the Cross Creek series, which features the youngest Cross brother, Eli. Eli and his brothers are running their family farm in the foothills of the Shenandoah with their father. But Eli's devil-may-care attitude isn't all that it seems, and oh, how he goes from the frying pan to the fire in CROSSING THE LINE. If you're a fan of rugged heroes, smart, sassy heroines, and small town charm mixed with big-time sizzle, then CROSSING THE LINE is right up your alley. So get comfy in your favorite chair and get ready to go. Your next book boyfriend is waiting!

  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    2019-06-20 10:35

    I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in Kimberly Kincaid’s Crossing Hearts series, but the second book, Crossing The Line took me by surprise in a good way. There was animosity, there were secrets, there was a lot on the line, and there were two people seemingly so mismatched but had more in common than either one ever expected. Multi dimensional characters, exciting opportunities, revelations no one expected, and falling in love when you least expect it made Crossing The Line a superb romance.Eli Cross is the baby of the Cross family and the one his family sees as the slacker, the screw-up. Eli sees himself as the “extra” around their family farm; doing the jobs no one else wants especially him because while farm life might be in his blood, it isn’t in his heart. Eli has a passion for words and he’s been keeping big secrets from his family and hiding it all behind is happy, go lucky façade. When Scarlett Edwards-Steward, a famed photojournalist, comes to his family’s farm to chronicle farm life for her best friend’s failing online magazine, the tension between these two is fierce.Ms. Kincaid crafted an exceptional story with many layers. The relationship between the four men who make up the Cross family is at times strained, but there is never any doubt that these four men love one another fiercely and will always have each other’s back. The farm has been in the family for generations and it means something to these men who have worked it all their lives. Eli’s reluctance to share with his family his secrets is selfless because he knows how much the farm and the land mean to them, and despite the fact he sometimes feels like the odd man out he does love them and the town he grew up in. I loved how Scarlett came in, a world traveler who never really had any roots anywhere, and not only fell in love with the farm, but had all of these men wrapped around her finger even Eli after some pretty harsh moments. She gave them hope, she gave them a different perspective on life, and in return they taught her about home, hearth, and family. It really was a beautiful thing to watch happen.I loved everything about this book even the difficult times because that’s what life is like; you have to weather the storm to see the light. Light hearted yet heart breaking, fun but tempered with serious moments, sensual and sexy, Crossing The Line is a perfect romance.Review copy provided for a voluntary review.

  • Elizabeth
    2019-06-05 12:29

    Everyone thinks Eli is a screw up and lazy. That's exactly how we saw him in Cross Creek #1 with Hunter's story. Ms Kincaid led us astray. Fine, he had a grin that could charm the pants off any living female, and looked good in jeans and cowboy boots. But she never hinted at his secret love that made me sigh heavily when it came out. Bring on Scarlett, the hotshot photographer from New York who's going to make the farm a household name (or at least the farm to table ideal), and the heat is not just the temperature before the sun sets. Eli is charged with "babysitting" her while trying to make sure all the chores are done and his secret stays safe. I laughed like crazy, and sighed heavily over Walt Whitman quotes. Wait til you meet Clarabelle! And the twist. And the bet. And...and...just go get the dang book and read it! Why, you ask? Because Kimberly Kincaid knows how to write a feel good-steamy-funny-heartfelt-you cannot stop reading book. I have yet to be disappointed by anything she has written.

  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    2019-06-10 05:21

    Book Review For: 'Crossing the Line' by Kimberly Kincaid 'Crossing the Line' by Kimberly Kincaid is book Two in the "Cross Creek" series. This is the story of Scarlett Edwards-Stewart and Eli Cross. I have not yet the previous books, so for me this was a standalone book.Eli is the youngest of the brothers in the Cross Family. Eli seems to get a bad deal at every turn when working with his family. Yes, Eli doesn't make sound choices but when he makes these choices he has his heart in them. Like when he chooses to secretly help his dad with some of his work and then gets in trouble because now one knows he did it and they think he just be slacking somewhere. Eli even goes so far as to make a heated bet with a long standing rial to him when that person talks bad about the Family Farm. But there is more to Eli than he lets on...which Scarlett starts to see. Scarlett has an unusual childhood being in the foster care than taking in by two daddies. Scarlett is now making a name for herself as a photographer and been working really hard. When her best friend confides in her that she needs help Scarlett quickly takes up the roll to help her by taking on the story of the Cross Family. Scarlett will work on taking pictures and getting some in site on the family for her friends magazine. When Eli is put in charge of her and helping her get what she needs for the story, he is at first upset. But they start to get to know each other and find that there first impressions of each other are not who they really are. Sweet Romance Story!"My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."

  • Irene
    2019-05-30 12:43

    4.5 starsCrossing the Line by Kimberly Kincaid was a beautifully written and heartwarming read.I really enjoyed the storyline, the plot held my interest all throughout the book and found myself reading it in one sitting. Eli and Scarlett were likable and relatable characters, I enjoyed watching their relationship unfold, they warmed my heart and I loved how well they suited each other. These two totally belonged together.Crossing the Line is the second book from the Cross Creek series, each book can be read as a standalone and I highly recommend them.*Get your copy here*Amazon:*Thank you to the publisher for the advance copy in exchange for my honest thoughts*

  • Dísir
    2019-06-12 07:29

    Eli Cross’s modus operandi is to operate with a firmly-affixed front of cocky deflecting, grinning-and-bearing, and simply be labelled as the good-for-nothing brother who’s also the least hardworking one on the farm that is in sore need of a good financial haul. But his love has never been for agriculture like the rest of his brothers and being stuck in that position means to just stay as much under the radar and keep his love for journalism under wraps until it, well, all blows up in his face. And as we all know it, it does, upon the arrival of a famous photographer who’s out in the middle of nowhere as a favour for a friend. I just wasn't too convinced at the reason he had to keep his love for writing a secret because it simply doesn't seem like something to be ashamed about. That he didn't assert his own love for it while working on the farm was quite incomprehensible to me. What was surprising though, was that the cocky, hell-if-I-care exterior was nowhere in sight when Scarlett shows up and tags along. He’s distanced but polite at first, without the charm that I thought he’d be laying on thick to deflect Scarlett’s curiosity about his personal life. Initially, I had a hard time figuring out how Eli/Scarlett would work out in ‘Crossing the Line’ but it eventually became clear that they were displaced in their own, similar ways—and acted out in an opposite manner—and in so doing, rather poignantly find their common ground.I wasn’t entirely sure what purpose the last bit of drama that came in at the end served though (apart from inserting the customary-ending conflict between Eli and Scarlett) and that kind of threw me off the narrative a bit. The ending as a result, came rather abruptly and we don't really know how Eli/Scarlett work their arrangement out past their love declarations so that felt a little unfinished.That part aside, Kimberly Kincaid’s writing is always lovely to read. It's flowing and easy, and ‘Crossing the Line’ is no different. Thee three Cross brothers are well on their way to get their HEAs and because the grumpy ones do tend to excite me more, I’m already expecting Owen’s story to be a hoot.*ARC by Netgalley(voluntarily reading and grateful, as always)

  • Staci
    2019-06-16 08:19

    Eli Cross is known as the laid back Cross brother. He's more likely to be found playing than working. His latest stunt of shooting his mouth off has led to a ton of negative PR for the farm. For this reason, he's chosen to play host to a New York City photographer. Scarlett Edwards-Stewart is a world famous photographer who's doing a favor to help her best friend save her failing magazine. Her biggest problem is getting Eli to open up. Once they start using their chemistry to their advantage, her stories on their farm really take off. Prepare yourself for some real up and downs that will keep you on your toes for a good portion of the book. I cannot wait to see how the next book continues this story.

  • Cali Jewel
    2019-06-15 13:16

    Sweetly sexy, action packed and emotionally thrilling small town romance with some real laugh out loud moments. Loved revisiting Cross Creek will all the wonderful charters that live there. Eli Cross is seen as takes nothing serious and a lazy farmer. However he is really sweet, charming and all so sexy intelligent. Farming may be in his blood, but it is not his real passion. Scarlett Edwards-Stewart is sexy, sassy and an ambitious New York City photographer looking to get the scoop for a feature on Cross Creek for her friends magazine. These two are explosive and a real treat to read about. Highly entertaining relaxing sunny day read. Looking forward to my next visit to Cross Creek.

  • Eileen
    2019-06-10 08:24

    I LOVED Crossing The Line by Kimberly Kincaid, the second book in her new series Cross Creek and struggled to put it down. This is Eli and Scarlet’s story as they try to help turn earnings around on Cross Farm. Scarlett is a world renown photographer, doing a favor for a friend who needs help saving her emagazine. She agrees to photograph and create videos of everyday life on the Cross Farm. Her friend will create recipes to accompany the photos as part of the month long coverage. Eli is assigned the task of show the farm to Scarlett and what starts as anger turns into friendship and appreciation of each other.What or who exactly were crossing the line. Is it crossing the line to go from guide to friend to lover? Maybe it’s between family expectations and dreams? Or could it be between work and dreams? No, it might be between self-expectations and wants.I really enjoyed reading this book as had Ms. Kincaid drew me in and did not let me go until I read the last page. Ms. Kincaid kept this reader mesmerized with wanting to see how things would work out between Eli and Scarlett. I highly recommend this book to other readers and I for one look forward to the next book in this seriesI voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.

  • Alison
    2019-06-16 12:42

    Three and a half stars.Apologies, last night I posted the review of this book against another ARC I was reading!Eli Cross is the youngest of the three Cross boys. In the first book we see that he is considered to be a bit of a slacker by his two older brothers, even though he does other things around the farm that they don't know about. He also has a secret life, he loves words: reading and writing, and would rather listen to a recording of a Shakespeare play than listen to country music in his car. But Eli knows his life belongs on Cross Creek farm with his family and his dreams of being a writer are just that. His frustrations with his life and the pressure from his brothers, Owen in particular, lead Eli into entering a bet with the farm's closest rival, and Eli's personal bete noir. Scarlett Edwards-Stewart is a free-spirited photographer. Having been abandoned to the welfare system as a baby, then adopted by two gay men, she travels the globe, calling no place her home, although she has an apartment in New York. When her best friend Mallory calls in a panic to say her online food blog "FoodE" is about to fold, Scarlett agrees to do an in-depth photo feature to save the blog. The only opportunity is for a small family farm in Idaho which farms both produce and livestock and embracing the whole farm to table movement and ecologically conscious farming.When Scarlett arrives at the farm, all city girl clothes, VW Beetle car, tattoos and coloured hair, Eli is designated her guide and BFF as punishment for getting the farm embroiled in a bet when times are hard. But despite their initial antagonism, its true that opposites attract. But can Eli keep his secret life from Scarlett?I felt that the first book in this series felt a bit disjointed, like three ideas for a book jammed together without segue. This book doesn’t suffer from the same issue. This second book is firmly centred on Scarlett and Eli’s growing romance and uncovering each other’s secrets. I thought the novel held together much better and I enjoyed the slower, more detailed development of the romance set against the backdrop of Scarlett’s photography, Mallory’s blog, the day-to-day life of the farm, and the occasional farmer’s market.I thought there was a little confusion about the portrayal of Scarlett at the start: she is an internationally renowned photographer who has travelled all over the world and yet she is portrayed as thinking that either four-inch stilettoes or flip-flops would be suitable footwear for trudging around a farm all day! But that was a small niggle. My biggest disappointment was Eli, I still don’t really understand why he felt the need to do what he did in secrecy(view spoiler)[, get a degree without telling his family (hide spoiler)]. I fail to understand what his issues were or why he behaved the way he did with Scarlett, he just felt quite immature to me.But that was my only issue, otherwise I loved this sumptuous, sprawling story of farmer meets photographer against a backdrop of apple-picking and chicken feeding.Fingers crossed that the next book is Owen’s, although the surprises of the last chapter make that less certain than before.I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

  • Maree Repa
    2019-05-25 09:38

    Screwed Up Five Amazing StarsI was so completely thrilled to receive the second book from the wonderful series, The Cross Creek. I'm just so excited to read this most exciting new romance!!Eli Cross now had a lot of problems. He was the youngest of his family. He definitely was now facing a lot of troubles as well. He was so ready to give up his farm completely. Owen, his older brother was completely pissed at him by now. He couldn't work anything out by himself. He had to boss him to do anything. These three brothers had to take complete control of their farm. Someone had to do the work now.But Eli just didn't care anyway. He never worked hard at any time in his life. Never helped his two brothers out, even when they asked. Owen had simply decided that his brother, Eli, was a idiot. Even their second brother, Hunter said that, Eli has never done any work. Everyone had to help out the only thing that Owen ever asked was if he wanted to get home for tea with his girlfriend , Emerson.Eli was never going to be a good farmer, not like his brothers. He wanted to escape so he could listen to his Shakespearean plays! Eli loved the classic authors of old. He just loved it. As he then drove through town to meet up with all his close friends. He now was completely relaxed, yet when he is starts shooting his big mouth off about his families farm. Eli shouldn't keep his mouth shut!I just thoroughly adored this most wonderful book. Such a beautiful romantic tale. So beautiful and such a sweet and sexy tale as well. I completely loved this book!!* I recommend this book to everyone!!

  • CL
    2019-06-11 05:37

    ARC received from: NetgalleyRating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟½Trope: Big city / small town romanceChemistry: ❤❤❤One-Sentence Summary: Big City girl meets Small Town boyReview: I loved the first book in Kimberly Kincaid's latest series focused on the lives of three farming brothers and it gave us enough of an introduction to Eli that I thought I knew what I was getting in this book: a hot, cocky gung-ho young farmer who is won over by a famous photographer from a big city.I was right, in part, but Eli is so much more. He has a secret he has been hiding from his brothers, he is smart, he is torn up about how he can't remember his mother, he feels the odd one out in the family and he is generally still trying to find his place in the world. Usually it's the Heroine in romances that get the most character development and I love that the focus was on the guy and his issues for a change.There’s a family twist right at the end of the book that I didn’t see coming and will no doubt be explored further in Owen’s story but for now, am I the only hoping for a Greyson/Marley 4th book in the series? Surely I’m not the only one who can see the potential for this ship. The fact they haven’t met yet is a minor stumbling block for sure but there’s the whole third book to setup and then explore the potential for an interesting dynamic between the unwanted orphan and the Cross family’s biggest rival???Originally posted @ Love's A State Of Mind

  • Book Lover
    2019-05-26 05:31

    This is the second book in the series but can be read as a standalone. Eli Cross is the youngest of the three Cross brothers. He has never had the passion for running the farm that his dad and two brothers have. He uses charm, deflecting and cockiness to cover up his lackluster feelings. His passion is for writing. I struggled with his need to keep this from his family, thinking they would think less of him, give him a hard time about it, whatever. Despite their personality and outlook differences, they are a tight knit family. Scarlett Edwards-Stewart, a well known photographer, shows up to do an emagazine spread as a favor for her best friend. The Cross Farm needs a financial boost, as does her friend’s emagazine. Scarlett has a severe case of wanderlust, never staying in one place for more than a week or two so this one month shoot will test her limits. Eli’s family forces him to play host to Scarlett since he has “the most free time on his hands” and tells him to use his charm to make sure she stays happy and gets what she wants for the shoot. For all the tough exterior he presents to his family, Eli lets Scarlett in surprisingly quickly. The unexpected twist at the end adds a little drama for the next book. The book ends rather abruptly. I wanted to see how Eli and Scarlett worked out all the details. Looking forward to Owen’s story.I voluntarily reviewed an ARC provided by NetGalley and the publisher

  • Jennifer
    2019-06-06 12:17

    Whether it's farmers or firemen, Kimberly Kincaid books are always fantastic and this story is one of my favorites!! Eli and Scarlett are hot! They have sizzling chemistry (with one of the best first kiss scenes I've ever read), funny banter, and a strong emotional connection. I also loved the relationship between the three Cross brothers and their dad. I can't wait to read Owen's story next!!

  • Vikki Vaught
    2019-06-01 09:30

    My MusingsThis is a great addition to the Cross Creek series. While I still like the first book better, I did enjoy Eli and Scarlett 's love story. I can't wait to see how the surprise at the end plays out in the next one in this series. Happy ☺reading 📚!

  • Yvonne
    2019-06-10 08:23

    Once again, this talented author, gives us a story that is not only entertaining but also filled with a multitude of layers.We return to Cross Creek and the Cross family. A family made up of 3 brothers and a Dad, all who work the family owned farm. Last time it was Hunter’s story, and this time , it’s Eli’s, the youngest of the brothers . Though the world sees him as a happy go lucky, unfazed person, in reality he feels deeply and is keeping many secrets from his family.In comes Scarlett, a well known photographer that to help her dearest friend with her failing website, takes it upon herself, to photograph the farm and all it’s complexities. hoping this move will create enough traffic for the site. Little does she know, that she is also not only helping the farm, but she is helping Eli and herself.This is a story that will make you laugh and cry. It’s a story about family loyalty and love for that family. It’s a story about being true to oneself. It’s a story about rediscovery, hope and love. And a reminder that life might be messy, but it is so worthwhile. Thanks once again, Ms Kincaid, for a wonderful story and one that I will remember for a long time.I was gifted this copy by Netgalley and the publisher. The opinions expressed are solely my own.

  • Rachel
    2019-06-09 10:34

    Are you ready for another trip to the Cross Creek Farm? Of course you are and boy are you in for a treat with youngest Cross brother Eli’s book.Kimberly Kincaid has delivered a story with heart, feeling, passion, heat and soul in Crossing the Line.I loved this story so damn much. I think it’s going to be my favourite of the series, big call yes but when a book is this good and pulls so emotionally at your heart strings you know it’s going to be hard to beat.I may have fallen a tiny bit in love with Eli in the first book Crossing Hearts and now…, who knew there was so many layers to Eli and that every single one I would fall for.The tough country boy is a complicated man underneath and it takes a special woman to unearth the truth and peel back the layers to get to the REAL Eli and Scarlett is the woman to undo him once and for all.I adored Scarlett. With her go, go, go attitude to her real passion for her career, there was something special about her that I loved seeing Eli notice, fight and give in to.Watching these two circle each other while fighting the bone deep attraction was so much fun it should be illegal. Then seeing Scarlett bring out the other side of Eli, priceless.Add in the other Cross brothers Owen and Hunter who take great joy in riding Eli’s ass over Scarlett, Emerson, Tobias (man I love the old guy) and one hell of a surprise that left me gasping in shock (hey it’s better than the tears that kept leaking because of all the feels) and you have a wonderfully fantastic addition to not only my Cross Creek library but my keeper/re-read shelf.I can hear the farm calling and I think I need to do a re-read of both Cross Creek books ASAP. Just to keep myself entertained till we get Owen’s book which I need yesterday. I can’t wait to see how the threads started in this book play out.I received a copy of this book via Netgalley for review.

  • Bec - Book Magic: Under a spell with every page
    2019-05-25 13:18

    When she learns her best friend's magazine is struggling, Scarlett Edwards-Stewart decides to help her friend out by going to Cross Creek and doing a feature on the Cross Brothers and their farm. Yet, the more time she spends with Eli Cross, the more she finds herself falling for a man who is so much more than he seems. Will Scarlett help him to finally follow his dreams, or will family drama keep him in Cross Creek?What an incredible read Ms. Kincaid has penned in this second book of her Cross Creek series where the main characters entertained me from start to finish due to their back stories and their growing relationship; the dialogue was a wonderful combination of intense moments and teasing banter that had me cheering for this couple's happy ever after; and the ending had me spilling happy tears, because no one is more deserving of happy ever after than this couple. The way this story started had me sympathizing with the hero, as he's always in the wrong in the eyes of his brother Owen. However, it was from the moment the hero and heroine come face-to-face for the first time that had made this story a real page turner for me. Will Eli warm up to the heroine and give her a chance?Both the main characters were enthralling, well-developed and I loved their back stories. Eli has always felt like the odd one out when it comes to his family. He has dreams that don't involve working the family land for the rest of his life. Will he take a chance and pursue what will make him happy? Will the heroine's encouragement and the opportunity he's given finally get him to open up to his family about all he's achieved? While the heroine, she's achieved so much, despite the fact that she had it tough growing up in foster care. Moreover, I liked how independent the heroine was and how she stood up for herself when it came to the way Eli was treating her when they first met. Yet, what I liked most of all about the heroine is how much of a challenge she provided the hero and how she managed to get him to open up to her, so she could get the story she was looking for instead of him continuing to resist her.Overall, Ms. Kincaid has penned a wonderful and hot read in this book where the chemistry between this pair was off-the-charts. The way this story ended had me loving the hero more than I already did, as Eli comes to terms with his father's secret and realizes just how much he loves Scarlett. How could he possibly give up the opportunity they've been offered? I would recommend Crossing the Line by Kimberly Kincaid, if you enjoy small town romances or books by authors Marina Adair, Catherine Bybee, Samantha Chase and Erin Nicholas.

  • Samantha
    2019-05-29 08:34

    This is an interesting take on a small town romance. Eli Cross has always longed for something more than the farm. He just doesn’t want to disappoint his family so he lingers around barely giving his all to the farm. Eli gets into a tug of war with a neighboring farm about who is the best. The proof that Cross Farms is the best, he is assigned the task of showing Scarlett Edwards, photographer and journalist around when she arrives. He hopes she gets the full idea of what farm living is really like. Scarlett has always been the drifter and Eli is longing to run away. Scarlett’s arrival stirs up a lot of emotions for Eli. He has a decision to make when he is finally faced with the truth. The bet is easily forgotten as they forge a connection based on Eli’s secret desire to write. I didn’t fully connect with the characters. I didn’t understand Eli’s struggle. He wants to become a writer. He has this secret life but he feels as though he can’t leave his family. However, he comes across as cold and a cocky jerk. They don’t take him serious so that defeats the purpose of not wanting to disappoint them. I also didn’t understand why he hid that he enjoyed writing. It didn’t add up.Scarlett didn’t feel like an authentic world renowned photographer. She didn’t act the part when she first arrived and then she fell in love with the simple life a bit too fast for me to buy her lifestyle. I did warm up to her as she helped Eli tap into his potential and discover his true calling. There is some minor conflict at the end which should have been avoided. The two resolve it quickly and all is well. I’m not pleased with the unnecessary plot move at the end.Of course I’m happy to see what happened to Hunter and Emerson. There is still a cozy charm to the small town that lures me in. I want to continue on to the next book in the series. Owen has always been interesting to me.*ARC provided to me in exchange for honest review*

  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    2019-06-02 09:14

    'Crossing the Line' by Kimberly Kincaid is book Two in the "Cross Creek" series. This is the story of Scarlett Edwards-Stewart and Eli Cross. I have not yet the previous books, so for me this was a standalone book.Eli is the youngest of the brothers in the Cross Family. Eli seems to get a bad deal at every turn when working with his family. Yes, Eli doesn't make sound choices but when he makes these choices he has his heart in them. Like when he chooses to secretly help his dad with some of his work and then gets in trouble because now one knows he did it and they think he just be slacking somewhere. Eli even goes so far as to make a heated bet with a long standing rial to him when that person talks bad about the Family Farm. But there is more to Eli than he lets on...which Scarlett starts to see. Scarlett has an unusual childhood being in the foster care than taking in by two daddies. Scarlett is now making a name for herself as a photographer and been working really hard. When her best friend confides in her that she needs help Scarlett quickly takes up the roll to help her by taking on the story of the Cross Family. Scarlett will work on taking pictures and getting some in site on the family for her friends magazine. When Eli is put in charge of her and helping her get what she needs for the story, he is at first upset. But they start to get to know each other and find that there first impressions of each other are not who they really are. Sweet Romance Story!"My honest review is for a special copy I voluntarily read."

  • JG
    2019-06-04 08:28

    Crossing the Line is the second book in Kimberly Kincaid's Cross Creek series, about the Cross brothers and their life in Milhaven in the Shenandoah Valley.Eli is the youngest brother and the one who feels the most out of place. He has secrets and prefers to deny himself his own personal dream and to just concentrate in making the family farm a success. So when a great opportunity for a big publicity comes in the form of the big city photographer, he only hesitates for a moment and decides to show her around.Scarlet loves her job as a famous photographer but when her best friend needs help she doesn't hesitate to drop everything and travel to the small town of Millhaven to get the much needed photos and story for her friend. Meeting the Cross family and seeing their place was a breath of fresh air,literally. But the unwelcoming Eli Cross was the one that caught her interest the most. As Scarlet and Eli get to know the farming life better, the more that they can't deny their growing feelings for each other. But Eli needs to trust in himself and his family and decide once and for all that to follow his dream is to let go of something else.Crossing the Line will surprise readers with its self actualization theme intertwined with the romance aspect. There is no denying that Scarlet and Eli's chemistry was sweet, sexy, charming, friendly and definitely combustible. But it is Eli's own awakening and his own acceptance of who he is within the family dynamics that really is the central core. Scarlet realizes as well that sometimes to share a dream is so much better with someone you love.The Crossing Creek series is a charming family saga that is wholesome and not too heavy on the angst. Each book also zeroes in on a health concern that is informative without being overwhelming the reader with a lot of dry facts, instead giving it a human touch. It is definitely a must read series.*ARC provided thru NetGalley*

  • Ruthie Taylor
    2019-06-03 08:29

    ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~This is the second book in the series - and if you read Crossing Hearts you will be very happy to know that it is Eli's turn to get his story and all being well HEA too. When we met the Cross Creek clan last time around, we found Hunter to be a man who worked hard on his family farm, and when injured he was super unhappy. Well, his younger brother Eli is not so wedded to farm life, and has secretly been planning for a different future ... if only he could be honest with his family. The arrival of a sexy photographer from New York, and the need to win a foolish bet work together to force his hand. As the story unfolds, we get an insight into farming life, and into the thinking of a couple who have no memory of maternal love. It was fun to have Scarlett find out how good at being romantic Eli turned out to be - I did wish we had seen something of their future and her taking charge - but maybe that will be mentioned in future installments.A big family secret is revealed towards the end of the book, which will be an interesting feature in the next book - as must surely be the recently widowed Kate. I love it when there are hints of what is to come!

  • Between My BookEndz
    2019-06-07 06:44

    With his aw-shucks grin and his easy-going, nothing-bothers-him demeanor, Eli Cross has carefully cultivated his slacker brother persona at Cross Creek Farm. But when photographer Scarlett Edwards-Stewart arrives at the farm to do a feature for her friend’s struggling online magazine, Eli’s secrets are made. Scarlett is world-renown to her sharp eye behind the lens, but her perceptive eye away from it can clearly see that Eli is not what he seems.Once again, this author makes us laugh, cry and love along with the Cross “boys.” Eli at first blush appears to be just a stereotypical simple man who cannot pull his weight on the farm but can certainly pull in the ladies. But with the strokes of her keyboard, Ms. Kincaid gives us a very complex, multi-layered character that once again proves you can never “judge a book by its cover.” Scarlett, meanwhile, has “complex” scrawled all over her, but wound up being the very “true to herself” character. Add in Owen’s ornery-ness, Hunter and Emerson’s continuing love story, a crazy unwinnable bet (or is it?) to the mix and you find yourself swept into a story you cannot put down. No spoilers here but believe me - once you reach “The End” you will find yourself hungry for more!

  • Caro
    2019-05-26 13:31

    A great second installment for this series.This time we get to meet Eli, and a new character, Scarlett. What can I say? LOVED these two! Eli was so freaking charming and lovely; and Scarlett was so freaking cool, lol. I couldn’t wait for them to get together.Here we see Eli’s inner struggle between his duty to his family and farm; and his passion, a passion that wanted to make itself know like whoa. This guy was stressed out! And Scarlett, I loved her spirit and soul, she deserved soo much happiness. :-)I loved Eli and Scarlett’s interactions, and I loved the Cross family even more here. We got to know them much better than the previous book.Seriously, a great addition to this series. I can’t wait to hear Owen’s story. There were glimpses here that make me think it’s gonna be a good one.*Thank you to NetGalley for providing an ARC in exchange of my honest opinion*

  • Mona
    2019-05-30 12:40

    Crossing The Line: #2 in the Cross Creek Series-Heartwarming, moving. It will make you cry and laugh..and a surprise at the end. Eli Cross loved the family farm, but at the same time just didn't feel like he belonged. He had another passion. He couldn't tell his family. But a certain someone gave the courage to do so. Scarlett loved what she did. When she came to Cross Creek it was to help promote it, and help her friends magazine FoodE. It was becoming clear that Eli was going to make it very hard to say the least. She soon fell in love with said farm and everyone there. From beginning to end the story captured two people who had passion one who followed it, and one who didn't. See what happens. Highly suggest reading book one as well: Crossing Hearts

  • Pamela Bauche
    2019-06-12 10:41

    A wonderful small town romance! I love this book! This story takes you to a small town, family farm with a close knit family, hard working hot men and a beautiful love story. As with all families there are some misconceptions andongoing tension between brothers Owen, the oldest and Eli, the youngest along with Hunter, the middle son that always tries to be the calming voice of reason. This book took me to the farm and made me feel and wish that I was there with them. I am loving this series. Author Kimberly Kincaid once again has written a really beautiful story. Her spot on understanding of people and their emotions is always demonstrated to the reader in her books. I highly recommend this book. A really great read!

  • Chessela Helm
    2019-05-28 05:35

    Really enjoyed this story of a dissatisfied farmer and a photographer without roots. Eli finds the strength to be himself, and Scarlett finds the family bonds she's never had. The writing is great, with lots of wittiness, and the characters are appealing. It's pretty easy breezy through 85% of the book, and then suddenly something happens that's a little soap opera-esque - but fortunately there wasn't enough time to make that too melodramatic. The something does mean that there's suddenly conflict that didn't naturally arise out of the story, but it isn't really artificial conflict. It's just completely unpredictable conflict. It didn't ruin my enjoyment of the story, and it opens up some avenues for the next book in the series. I liked the side characters, and now I want to read book 1. I really liked the way the farm becomes a character in itself. Highly recommended!

  • Isha Coleman
    2019-06-18 05:17

    CROSSING THE LINE (CROSS CREEK) BY KIMBERLY KINCAID  Eli gets a bum wrap. While it's true he doesn't always make the best choices, his heart is in the right place. His biggest problem is he leads with his heart. That ends up being a gift and a curse. His questionable choices bring out the worst in his brother, negativity to the family business and even more trouble headed his way. Photographer Scarlett sets out to help a friend and ends up making waves with a bad boy. Crossing the Line highlights the best of Ms. Kincaid. Her heart, humor and saucy talent. Her romances are sweetly packaged and emotionally fulfilling.    

  • Amy
    2019-06-16 06:17

    The youngest of the Cross brothers Eli has dreams that don't involve the family farm. Scarlett is a famous photographer who just wants to help her best friend. When Scarlett gets sent on assignment to Cross Creek, Eli is less than pleased. Since he is her point of contact on the farm a friendship and more blooms between them. I loved how Scarlett didn't fit into a box. A city girl who cuddles chickens. I loved how the Cross family sticks together now matter what!! There is a doozy of a plot twist that I didn't see coming! I loved this book and can't wait to learn more about the serious Owen!! I definitely recommend this book!