Review ~ Crossing the Line by Sherri Hayes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I really enjoyed this romance, murder mystery. Although this story is part of a series, they all seem like they could stand alone as each one is about one of the Daniels brothers. While making appearances in the other books, I learned in this one (the only one I’ve read so far) that they’re all pretty swoony.
Megan, ex-party girl, and Paul, widow, are thrown together by necessity, but it’s Megan that starts to change first. While she’s living with Paul and his daughter as Chloe’s nanny. She is so good with that little girl and the kid is a sweetie. Paul, a detective, is serious and in mourning of his late wife. Megan wants more from him and sets out to get it.
While we watch Megan seduce poor Paul, because I do end up feeling bad for him, there’s a murder mystery intertwined. And it’s good.
I do recommend this book for those that love romances, murder mysteries, and cute little girls, and hard to crack men. But besides all that the story really was written well and the characters were well fleshed out and likable. I was quickly caught up and read it in just a few hours.
Detective Paul Daniels has spent four and a half years mourning the loss of his wife. He’s been doing his best to raise their daughter, Chloe, with the help of his in-laws. When they inform him right before Thanksgiving that they’re going to be moving over two hours away, Paul finds himself without anyone to watch Chloe—especially when he’s called out to a crime scene in the middle of the night. Little does he know that meeting his baby brother’s girlfriend and her sister, Megan, will change everything.
Megan Carson has taken a few wrong turns in her life, but she’s doing her best to get back on track. When she meets Chloe, the little girl swiftly worms her way into Megan’s heart. The opportunity to help Paul out and watch his daughter appears to be a blessing in disguise. She quickly volunteers to be Chloe’s live-in nanny.
Everything is working well until the three of them head back to Ohio for Chris and Elizabeth’s wedding. Paul has a little too much to drink during the reception, and he and Megan end up sharing a heated kiss. When he wakes up the next day, he has a pounding headache but remembers nothing.
Megan, however, isn’t willing to forget. Over the past few months since she’s been playing nanny, her feelings for Paul have changed. He is everything she never knew she wanted, and now that she knows there might be something there, she’s going after what she wants—Paul.