Crossing the Line (Battered Hearts Book #3)
by: Kele Moon
My rating: 5 out of 5 Sizzling Stars
Wyatt Conner is a hard man. A sixth generation sheriff in his hometown of Garnet. A former MMA fighter. His life is about following the rules and making sure everyone else in Garnet follows them too. Before life hurt him, Wyatt was different. Love had once blinded him to his upbringing and made him defiant against anyone who tried to separate him from the girl he loved. He easily broke laws to ensure her safety.
When she left it destroyed him. Now she's back.
Tabitha knew coming home was a mistake, but family obligation demanded it. She wasn’t expecting to run smack into the love of her life the same day she returned. Despite the danger, Tabitha is powerless against the wild rush of desire that explodes between them the moment she finds herself in Wyatt’s arms again. She needs a second chance too, but she can't risk Wyatt finally discovering the real reason she left.
Even for another taste of true love.
Tabitha knows her haunted past will destroy both of them if Wyatt finds out. What she suffered through was too terrible and it's the one thing that will have him crossing the line for revenge.
I really enjoyed this book so much - it wasn't the story I expected, and I'm so glad it wasn't. This story takes you back to when Clay and Tabitha were kids and tells about their time growing up and how their friendship helped them deal with their family issues at home. It also lets you in on how the relationship starts with Tabitha and Wyatt - and how even at a young age, Wyatt had such a tender heart. You really get to experience growing up with them - including all the good and bad times throughout the years.
It really is a touching - yet heart wrenching story at times about a girl trying to be strong and do the right thing - sacrificing everything she's always wanted for a family who doesn't deserve her love - but through it all she finds her one true love, she just has to learn to put herself first. Love this series - looking forward to the next one!