Title: The Brave Line
Author: Kate Stewart
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 17
She is a five foot seven long list of things he can’t have.
He is a determined cop, desperate to keep his heart sealed behind his badge.
Michelle is a survivor. With a fresh perspective on life, she trades her tragic past in California for the coastal waters of Charleston. Fueled by a new career as a dispatcher, she’s determined not to let her scars weigh her down. She apologizes for nothing, especially her insatiable need for a certain police officer.
Rowdy is a newly minted sergeant dedicated to his job, but the life of a Charleston police officer has never been more dangerous. With his need to take order of a city spiraling out of control, the last thing he wants is an entanglement with a mouthy dispatcher. But, there’s just one problem. He can’t get enough of her.
As the heat rises between the unlikely pair, so does the tension.
Three months of summer was all it took to shake their foundations, rattle their walls, and bring them crashing down.
It was lust.
It was love.
It was real.
And it would have been perfect . . . if it wasn’t already over.
Note to reader:
This book has several elements and explores topics that some may consider triggers. For mature audiences only. Explicit sex, violence and language.
My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
What A Book!!! A gritting story about life of emergency services and their lives…
Kate Stewart become a favorite with her first book. But I think this one is her best one. Michelle is a survivor. She went through a traumatic incident and left her past behind to find her new life as a dispatcher in Charleston. She loves life and men and makes no apologies for it. But she has eyes one one cop for a long time.
Rowdy is the newly appointed sergeant. He is dedicated to his job and serious, grumpy yet oh so sexy.
What starts as a one time encounter soon becomes a pseudo relationship between them. Michelle has no qualms about pursuing Rowdy but he had warned her that he doesn’t do love. They both are broken souls connected. They burn hot when they are together yet there is so much unspoken between them.
This book was just so many feels. It was hard, in-your-face reality-check and made me cry at so many instances. I loved Michelle and Rowdy and their story.
I cannot recommend this book enough. Loved it!!
*~*~*ARC generously provided by the author in exchange of an honest review*~*~*
A native of Dallas, Kate Stewart now resides in beautiful Charleston, S.C. She lives with her husband of 10 years, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie.
Kate moved to Charleston three weeks after her first visit, dropping her career of 8 years, and declaring the city her creative muse. Since the move in 2010, Kate has written and published several novels including Room 212, Never Me, Loving the White Liar, The Reluctant Romantics Series (The Fall, The Heart, The Mind) and The Balls in Play series (Anything but Minor and Major Love.)
Kate writes messy, sexy, angst filled romance books with ‘hard to get’ happy endings because it’s what she loves as a reader. She has a scary addiction to chocolate milk and a deep love for rap music specifically the genius known as Marshall Mathers.
In addition to her addiction to romance, Kate also lets her alter ego take over on occasion and writes erotic suspense under the pen Angelica Chase.
Check out Kate’s works as Angelica