Review: Crossing the Line by Katie McGarry

Series: Pushing the Limits #1.1

crossing the line -katie mcgarryKatie McGarry captivated readers with her “riveting, emotional”* Young Adult debut, Pushing the Limits. In this gripping novella, she tells the story of Lila and Lincoln, who discover that sometimes it’s worth crossing the line for love…

Lila McCormick, Echo’s best friend from Pushing the Limits, first met Lincoln Turner when tragedy struck both their lives. But she never expected their surprise encounter would lead to two years of exchanging letters—or that she’d fall for the boy she’s only seen once. Their relationship is a secret, but Lila feels closer to Lincoln than anyone else. Until she finds out that he lied to her about the one thing she depended on him for the most.

Hurting Lila is the last thing Lincoln wanted. For two years, her letters have been the only thing getting him through the day. Admitting his feelings would cross a line he’s never dared breach before. But Lincoln will do whatever it takes to fix his mistakes, earn Lila’s forgiveness—and finally win a chance to be with the girl he loves.

4 Drink Me Potions

Crossing the Line was a beautiful novella. I liked Lila even as a secondary character in Pushing the Limits. She has a heart of gold. I loved how she and her best friend, Echo, were a package deal. That’s the kind of friendship that should exist.

In Crossing the Line, we get to see a short story of Lila and her secret guy she’s been writing to in letters. First of all, that’s just so sweet. I love a story where our protagonists fall for each other through letter writing. It has this old-time traditional feeling to it that means so much more than just sending a quick email. Anyway, Lincoln was a guy she met for only a moment, but their connection clearly impacted each other greatly. There were many cute moments that did happen in this book so it’s still satisfying. Plus, Lincoln greatly outmatches that idiot Stephen she was dating previously.

My only regret with this book was that it was only a novella. I seriously thought that their story could’ve gone through a little more, but it was still amazing for what was there. I also wished their moment together from when they first met could’ve been written out too. Ah well, I understand a novella can’t quite be that long. Either way, this is a must-read for any fans of Lila from Pushing the Limits.

Overall Recommendation:
Fans of Pushing the Limits will not be disappointed with Lila’s own short story. Lovers of cute moments and of course, hot guys like Lincoln, would most definitely drool over Crossing the Line. Katie McGarry never disappoints in this novella and her character building. A definite MUST-READ for the series!

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