Title: Crossing the Line
Author: Katie McGarry
Series: Pushing the Limits (book 1.5)
Publisher: MIRA Ink
Release Date: 1 April 2013
Katie McGarry captivated readers with her “riveting, emotional”* Young Adult debut, Pushing the Limits. In this gripping novella, she tells the story of Lila and Lincoln, who discover that sometimes it’s worth crossing the line for love…
Lila McCormick, Echo's best friend from Pushing the Limits, first met Lincoln Turner when tragedy struck both their lives. But she never expected their surprise encounter would lead to two years of exchanging letters—or that she’d fall for the boy she’s only seen once. Their relationship is a secret, but Lila feels closer to Lincoln than anyone else. Until she finds out that he lied to her about the one thing she depended on him for the most.
Hurting Lila is the last thing Lincoln wanted. For two years, her letters have been the only thing getting him through the day. Admitting his feelings would cross a line he’s never dared breach before. But Lincoln will do whatever it takes to fix his mistakes, earn Lila’s forgiveness—and finally win a chance to be with the girl he loves.
I am a huge fan of Katie McGarry and was so excited to get more from her, I had this on pre-order and squealed when I got the email this morning saying it was available for download.
Lincoln and Lila's story is raw and powerful, two very different people brought together by chance and connecting in a way not often seen these days- A relationship started through letters which then moves onto so much more. I loved the honesty seen in the letters between them and their growing chemistry.
Lila we know of course from PTL but Lincoln is a new character, yet somehow I felt I did know him, McGarry does such a good job setting up his character that in even that short a space he feels like an old friend.
Although very short being a novella it was written just right, it leaves you feeling contented and satisfied with the story yet somehow still wanting more.
McGarry is definitely on my list of favourite authors and I can't wait to see what she will do next. Just perfect!