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Over the Line

By: Kelly Irvin

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Release Date: June 11th, 2019

Genres: Christian Fiction, Suspense, Romance

Pages: 352 pages

Where You Can Buy It: Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Lifeway, Christian Book, and anyway else books are sold!

Add On: Goodreads

Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3 out of 5 stars) 


In this high-stakes romantic suspense novel where tensions mount on both sides of the border, bestselling author Kelly Irvin explores what happens when the past explodes against the present and the only person you can turn to is the one who broke your heart.

When a college student dies at Gabriella’s feet after muttering her brother’s name, vicious gun smugglers believe she knows too much. And they’re determined to make sure she suffers the same fate. With no one else to turn to, Gabriella reunites with her former fiancé, homicide detective Eli Cavazos, to investigate the dead man’s murder and her brother’s disappearance.

In a desperate race against time, Gabriella and Eli are determined to clear her brother and find him before the gun smugglers can kill them both. Bit by bit, they tear away the masks worn by men masquerading as law-abiding citizens. No one can be trusted.

Working as a team forces Gabriella and Eli to face the problems that ended their relationship. She realizes she’s the one who needs to learn to forgive, but Eli must also learn to trust her with his secrets.

This ragtag team must fight a powerful ring of criminals protected by the very institutions that should prosecute them in an all-out battle that may cost them their lives.

My Review

This book was full of action and adventure but I just couldn’t really get into it. I don’t know if it was because of the writing style, the fact that I was reading an E-book, or if there was something else. 

I generally enjoyed the story, but I didn’t connect with it at all. I tried and tried again to connect but I just couldn’t for the life of me. 

The action was good, the faith was great. The content, which was all in the past, was okay. There were some things that I personally was okay with reading about but I know that others aren’t as comfortable with reading about it. 

I did however LOVE the storyline of forgiveness woven in this book. I loved seeing the characters have to work through their own personal problems before they could forgive, it added a realistic touch!!

Overall even though I enjoyed reading this book, I just couldn’t connect with the story it characters. I wish I could have liked this book more. 

I still recommend it for suspense lovers! I don’t want my negative review to keep you away from this book!

*FTC Discloser: I received this book from Thomas Nelson through Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinions. All thoughts are my own and I was not required to write a positive review.*

About the Author

Kelly Irvin

The Kansas native is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and ACFW’s San Antonio local chapter Alamo City Christian Fiction Writers. 

A graduate of the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism, Kelly has been writing nonfiction professionally for thirty years. She studied for three semesters at the University of Costa Rica, learning the Spanish language. As a journalist, she worked six years in the border towns of Laredo and El Paso.

She worked in public relations for the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department for 22 years before retiring earlier this year. Kelly has been married to photographer Tim Irvin for twenty-eight years. They have two young adult children and have two grandchildren. In her spare time, she likes to write short stories, read books by her favorite authors, and looks forward to visits with her grandchildren.

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