BLOG TOUR STOP! PUSHING THE LINE BY KIMBERLY KINCAID (@TastyBookTours)
Free-spirited artist Harper McGee is happy to go wherever the wind takes her…until her flight pattern sends her back to Brentsville, New York for her beloved grandmother funeral. Harper’s grief turns to shock, however, when she discovers her grandmother has named her sole proprietor of her candy shop, Luscious. But she has no intention of being anchored to one place, and anyway, she doesn’t know the first thing about running a kitchen or a business. Selling Luscious is the only viable option— until the shop catches fire due to old wiring. Fixing the damage requires major work, and if Harper wants to put it on the market, she needs major help.
Thrill-seeking firefighter Aaron Fisher has never walked away from a challenge or a friend. So when a fellow firefighter is hurt on a call and can’t complete a side job for his contracting company, Aaron’s quick to jump in. He’s done plenty of fix ‘er ups for his buddy in the past, and despite his silver spoon upbringing and his no-holds-barred attitude, swinging a hammer suits Aaron just fine. That is, until he discovers the client is the same impetuous woman he forcibly dragged from the flames of Brentsville’s local candy shop.
The more time Harper and Aaron spend at Luscious, the hotter their attraction burns, daring them both to shed their tough outer layers to reveal the tender desires beneath. But when a buyer makes Harper the offer of a lifetime, she must choose between roots and wings. Can two people who live in the moment learn to see past the moment, or will Aaron and Harper always live their lives pushing the line?
I’m a fan of this fabulous foodie and look forward to her novellas. As expected, she’s delivered yet another delightful love story, and completed this brilliant series skillfully!
Although the world around them is literally on fire when they meet, Aaron and Harper still butt heads! I couldn’t help but love them, though. There’s nothing like the tension and desire that builds between two headstrong, turned on hard-heads!
While they’re both a little on the wild side, each has a tender side that’s very endearing. I love the way these two push each other’s boundaries, as it adds some heat to the sweet. Of course, with the sweet, comes the sour. Harper’s afraid to call anyplace home, but Aaron’s a “home is where the heart is” kind of guy. I felt for both of them as insecurities and old habits threatened a beautiful combination.
It was so easy to get lost in this story; I read it in no time. The flow was fast paced and the characters were easy to relate with. The love scenes are steamy and exhilarating. I’ve grown to love the setting, the supporting characters, and I applaud the casual but adamant approach on safe sex. I learned from my first Kincaid novel to keep a snack handy, but I don’t think it was as good as the food in the book! I always end up grabbing something sweet!
As for the series, I hate to see these characters go, but I enjoyed their stories. Kincaid’s writing is intelligent, yet laid back, which is inviting and puts you at ease immediately. She definitely knows her food, and how to make this reader swoon over her men! If you haven’t visited her website, you’re missing out on some great recipes and books. I can’t wait to start her new series, as I trust it will be amazing!
Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. When she's not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as "The Pleather Bomber", she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a 2011 RWA Golden Heart® finalist who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. She has written two digital novellas, Love On The Line and Drawing The Line, about hot cops and sexy chefs, with a third novella, Outside The Lines, due this summer. She is also thrilled to have collaborated on a Christmas anthology with Donna Kauffman and Kate Angell, titled The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap, to kick off her Pine Mountain foodie series with Kensington this October. Kimberly’s first full-length novel, Turn Up the Heat, will follow in February 2014. She resides in northern Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.
Visit her any time at www.kimberlykincaid.com or come check her out on Facebook (www.facebook.com/kimberly.kincaid1) and Twitter (@kimberlykincaid).