Crossing the Line by Nicola Marsh

I received Crossing the Line by Nicola Marsh as one of the 23 books which I had won as a Mega Winner of the Tornado Giveaway organized by The Book Club. Thank you Rubina Ramesh for being the brain behind the Giveaway and Thank you Nicola for the book. I am sorry but I cannot display the cover on my blog.

The Blurb:

Laying it all on the line for love…
Mia Cresswell is tired of being good.
Achieving geek status at college doesn’t equate with fun. So when she heads home to her dad’s tennis academy in Santa Monica on spring break, she’s determined to be bad. And hot Aussie tennis star Kye Sheldon is just the guy to help her do it.
However, Kye’s troubled past continues to dog him and attending the Cresswell Tennis Academy is his last chance at the big time. He can’t afford to screw up…by screwing the boss’s daughter.
But Mia and Kye’s relationship is much more than a vacation fling.
Will it be game, set, match, when the truth is revealed?
Or will Mia and Kye have a real shot at love all?

The story:

Mia Cresswell is the daughter of a former legendary American tennis star, who now owns the prestigious Cresswell Tennis Academy in Santa Monica, US- an academy where tennis grand slam winners are made. She is a studious girl who never dates and wants to step out of her comfort zone, this vacation. On a vacation, she attends a party hosted by her dad with her best friend Dami. She hates her dad’s parties, gets bored of the party and follows Kye Sheldon, an Australian, a new entrant in the academy, to the terrace to escape from it because she thinks he is the kind of guy whose mood matches hers and wants him to play along with a crazy plan. and meets. They end up spending the night together.

When Kye comes to know who Mia is, he tries to keep away knowing Dirk Cresswell’s reputation and also that this is his last chance to be a tennis star, but Mia is persistent. Mia tells him that they could continue to be friends, hang out and have fun. They decide to keep their relationship a secret from the world, even Dani. With his background, Kye has a bad boy image- but he wants to be a tennis start to prove to his father. Kye feels he can talk to her like no one else. He shares his dreams and fears with her.

And Dani is jealous, leading to their breaking up.

My take:

The story is simple and the characters are very real. Mia is a typical young girl wanting to break loose and Kye is a typical boy wanting to prove himself. The book is written in first person from the point of view of both the characters. The name of the chapter is the name of the character from whose viewpoint the story is being narrated. The end of the book is like the cherry on the cake.

Warning: Some scenes have been explicitly described, handle with care.

Book Source: Author via The Tornado Giveaway organised by the BookClub

Edition: Smashwords

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