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I’ve never believed in love at first sight, which is probably why I write mysteries, and not romances, for a living. Besides, I’m too focused on expanding Elementary, a mystery dinner party business I own with my brother Noah. I don’t have time for romance. When the handsome and successful Ian Crane books our services, I can barely keep my wits about me. He’s setting fireI’ve never believed in love at first sight, which is probably why I write mysteries, and not romances, for a living. Besides, I’m too focused on expanding Elementary, a mystery dinner party business I own with my brother Noah. I don’t have time for romance. When the handsome and successful Ian Crane books our services, I can barely keep my wits about me. He’s setting fire to all my rules, and I can’t resist his flames. I don’t recognize the woman I’m becoming, but I don’t want to go back to who I was. There’s a part of me that can’t help wondering, what if he’s too good to be true? Because if he is, my heart will be nothing more than ashes. Heat rating: Toasty warm, with plenty of flames...

Title : Crossing the Line
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ISBN : 25708226
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 214 Pages
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Crossing the Line Reviews

  • Emily
    2019-04-04 09:47

    Ella meets Ian while working on a mystery party for him. She is not one to mix business with pleasure and finds herself giving into the attraction she feels for Ian. Ella is a bit gun shy about what is next with Ian but he has a way of enticing her into giving him a chance. What develops is an exciting story about finding love and giving it a chance.I liked this one, I thought the concept of Ella's business was fascinating. Has a few moments where you are wondering what is going through Ella's mind but overall I thought Ian was a perfect match for Ella. He was a bit of a mystery which I found fascinating.

  • Shelly Wygant
    2019-03-26 15:01

    Meet Ella and Ian as they navigate through a relationship. Ella meets Ian when he becomes a client for mystery party dinner business, Elementary. This was a brilliant business to read about in this book. It made the story. Both Ella and Ian have had a bad relationship in the past. This makes Ella shy about finding love but not Ian. Ian is sweet and doesn't push Ella. Ella feels an intense attraction to Ian and does things that she has not done in the past, and she struggles with this. It was great to see Ella grow out of her shell. The other refreshing point to this story is that Ian and Ella did not have a fairytale romance. There were problems and they had to communicate and work through the problems. All of the characters in this book were well developed and added to the story. Do Ian and Ella get their HEA? If you like a romantic, funny, and slightly steamy book then I suggest this one. I did not read the first book and it did not affect me reading this one. This Book Was Given To Me By The Author In Exchange For An Honest Review. Review has been done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official.

  • Amanda
    2019-03-27 10:05

    Once again, a great read from the lovely Ms. Bishop. I received an ARC of this novel for an honest review. I can tell you this; I started it in the early morning hours pre-sunrise after my youngest woke up briefly. I only planned on reading a chapter or two until I drifted off to sleep. Unfortunately (or in this case, luckily) I wasn't able to put it down. Thoroughly developed characters, a generous amount of steamy scenes combined with intelligent dialogue made this another winner. It's always a pleasure to enjoy a well written piece of work, but having the driving need to devour the story in one 2 hour sitting, then turning back and immediately reading again are definitely bonus points in my mind. A refreshing and smart novel, I look forward to the next installment in this fun series.

  • Kathryn Synoracki
    2019-03-31 11:54

    I was given an arc copy of this book by the author! I just love Ally's books! This is the second book in the Without A Trace Series and can be read as a stand alone! But I highly recommend you start with the first book "Inside The Lines", because you don't want to miss it! The is the story of Ella and Ian. She is a hard working, self employed, young woman, who has had her share of pain. Ian is a millionaire by family money and a lawyer, who has also been hurt. Can they find their forever love and overcome their past pain? Don't miss this series!

  • Christina
    2019-04-01 17:48

    I loved this book. More so than the first--and I loved that one! The characters are well drawn. Likeable. Delicious angst. Sultry, steamy love scenes. Yes, it's part of a series but this book really can stand on it's own. Author Aly Bishop is on top of her game with this heart-pounding romance. A must read this summer.

  • Karla Haller
    2019-04-06 10:58

    I am really enjoying reading all about how the characters have come together after reading the first book "Inside the Lines." I am really looking forward to reading more! There is just enough sexiness too that keeps my attention.

  • Tracey Pedersen
    2019-03-24 13:49

    Great book. Interesting characters and realistic dialogue. Definitely worth a read if you've got a few hours to spare.

  • Hannah Court
    2019-04-17 09:39

    I write a full review on my blog, the link is in my profile.Overall i loved the book.

  • Wendi Wilson
    2019-03-27 11:55

    Loved this book! It was a real page-turner that kept me hooked to the very end. I loved all the characters and I'm pretty sure Ian is now my boyfriend. Back off, ladies! Great job!

  • Deborah
    2019-03-27 15:39

    I was given this book by Netgalley and this is my voluntary review.I enjoyed this book. Just as you get settled in the pleasant love story a rather large spanner is thrown in the works with the theft of a comic book which is precious to Ian and sets Casey wondering if their relationship of a week is set to last as her brother has been charged with theft previously. Is there an HEA in store?I read this book in almost one sitting as I was so desperate to find out about this couple i had already begun to care about.I shall be following this author and reading more in this series as well as other stories by her.

  • Mandy Saial
    2019-04-12 16:41

    Ella and her brother run a dinner theater company and when she meets her new Client Ian , sparks fly instantly , but so doesn't the drool from her mouth. It's a little awkward at times , but some scenes are Majorly sexy between these two .The storyline altogether was good ,very funny ,full of mystery , intrigue and romance galore , but at times within these pages it seemed certain pieces didn't quite fit , but could be overlooked .

  • JustOneMoreChapter
    2019-03-30 11:42

    A solid 3... While I like a bit of smut there is such a thing as too much and too soon...This is a typical, instalove short but, I liked the story (which was delivered between all of the sex scenes), it was written well and the characters were likeable... I may continue with the next one at some point...

  • Lauren - SERIESous Books
    2019-04-14 10:49

    Want to know if the whole series is worth reading? Read my overall review of the whole series at! Spoiler Free!I read this one before I readInside the Lines and I'm glad I did. This book is great at introducing all the important characters for the next few books while setting the tone for the rest of the story.I was really hesitant to start Crossing the Line simply because the synopsis hints at a very fast, pretty much love-at-first-sight type of situation--basically my least favourite romantic trope ever. However, once I started reading, it didn't really feel like that to me (much to my relief). Sure, the romance happens fast but I definitely saw the connection these two had. It made sense to me that they would be drawn together and so it didn't really bother me that they were falling fast. It also helped that Ella recognized the situation and acted accordingly. Overall, I really found their story to be very addicting to read and that really surprised me given my preconceived expectations going into it. Check out more spoiler-free book and series reviews on my blog as well as read book series recaps!Full Review:

  • P Leslie
    2019-03-24 16:52

    I got this book from net gallery for an honest review.Wow I absolutely loved this book. Ella and Noah (her brother) run a business called Elementary which is a dinner theatre company. A new client has approached them and Ella is conducting the meet and greet at their clients house. Ella goes to her new clients house but isn't prepared for the sexy guy that greets her, Ian. Her reaction towards Ian, made me laugh, I was surprised she didn't start drooling. There's an instant connection and attraction between them and Ella finds herself doing something that is totally not her: Ian may have kissed her first but she goes back for seconds. Noah and Ella are very close and I enjoyed their sibling bantering which was funny. I loved how Ella gets all risky and surprises Ian at his office in sexy yet compromising lingerie. She acts totally out of character and being around Ian definitely boosts her confidence enough to execute her seduction plan. Ian is sexy and yummy, and at some point during a scorching sex scene I swear I started drooling. One of my favourite parts is when Ian asks Ella whilst touching her what she wanted him to do, the fact that he wanted her to literally say the words 'lick me' made her so embarrassed and frustrated it made me laugh. Alley Bishop is definitely being added to my favourite author list because I absolutely loved her writing, I was hooked from beginning to end.

  • Jackie
    2019-04-06 12:42

    Ella is always the responsible one. Her brother is the one that goes out and parties and has one-night stands. Ella is focused on building her business. That is until she meets Ian. With one look at Ian she couldn’t focus. Soon she is doing and saying things that she never thought she’d do. She and Ian heat up quicker than she thought possible. The one main thing is that he is a client and doesn’t want to tell anyone what they are doing until after his party. Unfortunately, Ella’s naivete and Ian’s past comes head to head. Can they get passed this hurdle or will this destroy their chances at a happily ever after?I really liked this prequel. I was a bit surprised that for the second book in this series it was a prequel. None the less it was still a great addition to this series. Ella and Ian’s story was so sweet and you really fall in love with these two. It’s definitely different from Lux’s story, but it isn’t any less sexy or steamy. This just has the added sweetness that Lux’s story didn’t necessarily have. I truly can’t wait for the next in this series. Ally Bishop has really become one of my fave erotic authors. Her stories draw you in and won’t let go till the final page.

  • Liz
    2019-03-28 13:58

    Ella Storm has a dramatic name in a not-too-dramatic story. She meets Ian Stone for a business meeting; she plans mystery parties. Yet, when she meets him sparks fly and there's mutual attraction. Things are going well for the first week until a real life mystery occurs.And sadly that's where this turns all dramatic and less mysterious. I figured out the culprit immediately, so there's really not so much mystery here and it's barely the focal point of the book when it could have been so much more. It's just the two of them trying to reconcile their pasts while overcoming the present issues of theft and lack of trust. This was kinda boring and uneven. The author introduces an issue between the brother and Ella and it's swept under the rug. There's a lot of story possibility with the Elementary business... it could have been its own series. But instead it's all skipped over and mainly a vehicle for her to meet Ian... frankly she could have been something completely different and it would have turned out the same.I read this series out of order and it's pretty clear that there's more interesting stories with her friend Lux.

  • Stephanie Lasley
    2019-04-06 11:39

    Enchanting 4.5 StarsElla and her brother Noah Storm are the owners of “Elementary”, a mystery dinner party business. Ella is sent to meet with one of their new clients, attorney Ian Crane. When Ella meets Ian they both feel an instant connection. Neither is looking for a relationship, yet they can’t seem to control their desires. We all know that love at first sight exists, but the question is; does it ever last? Ella and Ian have both been devastated by a previous lover. Will their issues of trust and other insecurities be their demise?“Crossing the Line” is the second book in the Without a Trace series. Author Ally Bishop continues to tantalize readers with each story she pens; looking forward to the next installment.Stephanie Lasley, from The Kindle Book Review The Kindle Book Review received a free copy of this book for an independent, fair, and honest review. We are not associated with the author or Amazon.

  • Heather
    2019-03-31 14:07

    This book will definitely appeal to the audience for which it is written. For this reader, it fill the bill of what I needed: quick, easy, fun, basic reading.The good: if you enjoy romance novels with sexual content, this has it. The characters make sense, the writing is easy to read, and it's fast-paced. I read it in under 24 hours, which means it would make a great beach read or rainy day read.The bad: the beginning 20% is very repetitive with words and phrases (example: don't get me wrong). It was distracting. There are some formatting issues with spacing. A few details don't line up like where the main character is from (is she from the midwest or the south - discrepancy here). While it's not the best book ever written in this genre, it's not horrible. It certainly got better after the first 20%, and the simplistic storyline did keep me hooked until the squishy cheesy end.

  • Jessica
    2019-04-11 13:39

    I devoured Ella and Ian's romance in one sitting - it was awesome!! Crossing the Line is seriously an excellent book. Smart, witty and very alluring. The characters and plot pull you in - seducing you with their lives and their tantalizing affair. A job puts Ella into Ian's life and they share an instant connection. It leaps off the page and you are swept away in that intense, lustful feeling that occurs when you meet someone you're insanely attracted to. But it's a rough ride to happily ever after. It feels like karma or fate put the two together and then does her damnest to test the relationship.This is my first book from Ally Bishop and I really enjoyed her writing style. It was highly entertaining and had a solid storyline. I have not read the other book in the Without a Trace series but Crossing the Line can easily be read as a standalone. One that I would definitely recommend it to you to read.

  • Beverly Diehl
    2019-04-16 15:01

    Ella is a charming, wounded character and I especially liked her close relationship with her brother Noah, and loved their business concept. Ian, the hero, fits the fantasy of the guy every reader would like to bang: sexy, wealthy, good lover... but is he, or was he, a cheater?Disclaimer: I'm acquainted with the author via social media.If you are appalled by a character who doesn't take "enough time" to plunge into sexytimes, and perhaps breaks professional ethics (see title, Crossing the Line), you may not like this. But if you're annoyed by characters where sexual consummation is delayed for no good reason, you'll love it. I also really like the character of Dominatrix Lux, can't wait to read HER story.This is the first of this author's super steamy romances I've read, but it won't be the last.

  • Koko's Secrets Blog
    2019-03-29 13:53

    FULL REVIEW at soon ❤My Thoughts:The Without a Trace series is a pretty solid addition to the New Adult genre. Even thou Ian with his long hair isn't the man I'll be drooling all over, I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed his character. This is one book you won't be able to put down once you start.The story was fast-paced, hilarious, the characters were a good mix, the writing was well done, and above all the romance was seriously steamy!Ella Storm is mystery novelist that run her own business Elementary with his brother Noah, so she isn't the type of girl that believe in prince charming and happy ever afters. Once readers get to the moment when Ian and Ella met, the story turns awesome.

  • Aly
    2019-04-05 16:59

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Crossing the Line went by so quickly I was left wanting more! I found their relationship easy and less confusing then some can be. But there was also the fact that it wasn't really defined for a while. I loved the idea behind this book. As well as the characters. I felt like we got closer to Ella then we did any of the other characters as we were in her head. But seeing her interact with other characters and how those characters handled situations allowed the reader to gain more insight into the characters.Crossing the Line was a great read, unique in some elements. I enjoyed reading it. Find this review and many more at Reading Shy With Aly

  • Jennifer Senhaji
    2019-03-24 11:04

    It’s Elementary, my dear reader, that this is a fantastic book. The heroine Ella is enchanting. I love that she runs a murder mystery dinner theater business with her brother Noah. What an imaginative profession for a heroine to have. Ella, Noah, and Lux, are all characters that are well developed, each with their own unique and lovable personalities. Ian is our hero and a bit of a mystery himself, in the beginning. Both Ella and Ian are dealing with their own issues, but a very lovable pair. I enjoyed the author’s writing. It kept me turning pages, anxious for more. And the teasers—now I have to read the entire series. I love that this is a prequel, so there’s no waiting for the next book. They’re already out. Well done.

  • Jennifer Reed
    2019-04-08 17:05

    I was given a copy of this book by the Author for an honest review.CROSSING THE LINE is a sweet, sexy read. The characters and story line are well-developed. I read this in just under and hour, it had me so entranced that I could not put it down. The story is about Ella Storm and Ian Crane. Ella is part owner of Elementary a a mystery dinner party business. She has been hired by Ian to play at his birthday party. When they both meet sparks fly, but will they be able to give each other their heart without getting it broken. I give CROSSING THE LINE 5/5 STARS. I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK AND SERIES TO EVERYONE.

  • Karinosa
    2019-04-18 11:06

    Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed the story. The plot was good but I have never read an ARC that had double pages or where you turn the page and it seems that you didn't. So it sounds like you are re-reading it. In all actuality you are reading it, but it is a duplicate page. So that took away from the story line because at times it seems as though pages are missing. Ian sounds hot, but I wanted him more assertive! Still an okay read!I received this ARC from the publisher via Net Galley for my honest review.

  • Jennifer Dicenzo
    2019-03-29 16:00

    I absolutely devoured this book. I was hooked from the first few pages and was up really early this morning to finish. I wish I could narrow down why I liked it so much, but it was just everything about it. The writing was great, plot was plausible, sex was hot, and the characters were charming and easily related to. Ella and Ian were just swoon worthy. I promise I sighed every time he said something to her. He was just that good. Do yourself a favor and get this book when it comes out!I was given an ARC of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  • Liz
    2019-04-23 17:54

    This was a fun read for a lazy Sunday afternoon. It was a straight forward love (with lots of loving thrown in) story & I enjoyed the story. The business idea really caught my attention- loved the idea of a traveling dinner theater. Ella & Ian were a fun couple to watch fall in love & I also thought the relationship between & Ella & her brother was interesting.Advanced Reader Copy provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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    2019-04-07 18:05

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  • Monica Guidroz
    2019-03-24 15:56

    *** I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review***This is book two in the Without a Trace series. We first met Ella And Ian in book one, but this book takes us to the beginning of their relationship. I enjoyed this book more than the first, though I cannot figure out why. I guess because I could really relate to Ella throughout the book. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more in the series.

  • Jennifer Brickner
    2019-04-18 16:52

    I loved that the heroine had a mystery theater business called Elementary. I had a hard time understanding why Ella had to hide her affair with Ian from her brother because Ian is a client of Elementary. I adored the love story.