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Testing the Limits (Uniformly Hot! #50)

3.57 of 5 stars 3.57  ·  rating details  ·  79 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Wanting him was wrong, but it felt so right…

Social worker Quinn Keller sees the best in people…and the worst. When she rescues a prominent businessman's battered wife, Quinn is targeted by the woman's violent husband. Her only option is to place her safety in the hands of Ranger Jace Hyland—tattooed, scarred, incredibly hot…and the brother of Quinn's deceased fiancé. An e
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 20th 2014 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2014)
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SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
Complimentary copy received via Netgalley in exchange for honest review.


I really enjoyed this book.

I really liked both main characters and I thought it was very honest and real how their feelings towards each other were written. The guilt, the longing etc.

Pacing was really good for me. According to Goodreads it is 224 pages, but I started reading, got dragged into it so much, looked up and was 80% through the book and had forgotten to put the Roast in for Easter Sunday!! (so we are having
Angie **loves angst**
I read this cute little book in one sitting. When Quinn's life is threatened by the husband of one of her clients, her almost brother-in-law Jace steps in to protect her. These two have tried for the past two years to ignore the heat that simmers between them. Jace does not pursue Quinn because he feels responsible for his brother's death. Quinn hides her attraction to Jace because she believes he is not interested in her. When they are forced to share the same quarters they can no longer ignore ...more
For some reason I always connect with this author's books and find a depth in them which is usually lacking in the Blaze line. Both the hero/heroine lost someone they loved and have been ignoring their burgeoning feelings for each other. I loved their journey to finding love and happiness.
Trish R.
An ok read..

So, this story has been told again and again. The hero should stay away from his brother’s girlfriend, even though the brother has been dead for 2 years. And the brother feels guilty because the brother died. Really? He actually had suicidal thoughts because his brother died? Something he had nothing to do with. He gave up his Ranger career to give his brother a kidney then took up MMA fighting? He gave up his suicidal thoughts because he didn’t want his parents to lose two sons. Wow
Monica Cardoza
This woman has not only lost her parents but also her fiancé. She is a person that wants to help other people with whatever crisis they may be going through. The one woman she is protecting may come with consequences but no matter what she will protect her however she can.

I immediately knew that Quinn Keller and Jace Hyland were attracted to each other. Only that he felt guilty for the way that he felt for her. She was together with brother and there was no way that he was going to get close to
RJ Hewson
Testing the Limits by Kira Sinclair
Kira Sinclair

Book Summary
Published by - Harlequin
Release Date - 20th May 2014
Pages - 224
My Rating - 2 Stars


I don't know what happened!!! Compared to Kira Sinclair's previous books this flopped something good! The story jumped around as the backstory was attempting to be told which left the reader constantly flipping backwards and forwards to work out what the hell was going on. The angst fell massively short. There was a build up but then nothing came of it in my opinion. The repetitiven
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The story between Jace and Quinn was an easy read. I at time found my self giggling and at other times rolling my eyes at the banter between them. They fought so hard to respect the memory of Michael I felt they struggled to the very end. I do however felt that the characters were hard to get behind. I LOVED the storyline and the way the story played out. I did however find that the characters co
Books, Coffee & Passion
Books, Coffee & Passion

This was the first book I read written by Kira Sinclair and I have to say I loved it, so it probably won’t be the last.

First of all, let me just say that, in general, I’m not a fan of the angle of lust or deep feelings for the dead boyfriend/fiancée/husband’s brother. I usually don’t read this books because I always feel it’s very difficult for an author to pull this off. But Kira Sinclair totally did it! So, I’m happy I let my curiosity get the best of me and I can sa
The story seemed to be jumping around a little as the author was trying to fill in the backstory. Like they were trying to build the angst but it just wasn't happening for me. They're both like no no no then all of a sudden BAM... The part that left me hanging the most was the dinner at his parents, when his dad said something to him in the garage about approving of their relationship then you expect the story to take you back into the house when she's talking to his mom and that never happens.. ...more
Sonya Heaney
Originally posted HERE .

I figured I might as well give this one a go, even though there were a few things I wasn’t too sure about. It turns out Testing the Limits is a really well-written book. If I’ve read anything by this author before I don’t remember, but I think I’ve been missing out on one of the better Harlequin writers.

The things I wasn’t so sure about were characters traits that are popping up in so many new books they’ve become clichés. The guy with the tattoos who is an MMA fighter,
Jonel Boyko (Pure Jonel)
Sinclair takes a look at the rougher side of life, even if it is covered with a smooth veneer. She develops her story in a straightforward and approachable manner yet keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout. As a reader, you become fully invested in the story. The suspense, the heat, the honesty, they all combine to create a uniquely powerful tale that you won’t be able to put down. Her descriptions and narrative lay the captivating story out before you in a very visual yet intrinsically a ...more
3.5 Stars

Updated 7/9/15

Two people struggling with the guilt of betraying the memory of Michael, Jace’s deceased brother and Quinn’s fiancé, while admitting their feelings for each other.

The story was mostly centered on Jace and Quinn exploring their feelings for each other and dealing with the guilt of those feelings. I would have liked to have seen more of the suspense part of the story. There are only a few scenes where Quinn is threatened and we don’t get to see the depth of the madness or t
Amanda P
Reviewed for: Where the Night Kind Roam

It was ok, I was reading this one for the scarred, tattooed hero, he sounded delish… and he was, all protective and sexy… Yum! He’s probably why I’m giving this book a decent rating.. the rest of the story was just ok. I liked Quinn’s passion for her job but it kind of got in the way of the romance a bit for me. Quinn and Jace have known each other for years; in fact, Jace is the brother of her passed fiancé. Jace has always had a thing for Quinn but his br
Surprisingly good story for a Blaze book. Widow is a social worker threatened by the husband of a client. Brother-in-law, who's has been in love with her forever but is afraid to tell her as he blames himself for brothers death. He volunteers to protect her, but denies his feelings, which of course finally come out. Good depiction of grief. Also good depiction of a scared, abused wife.
Darci Goodman
This review pertains to Testing the Limits, by Kara Sinclair. Thanks to Harlequin and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review! I really enjoyed this book! It was a quick sexy read with strong characters and a fresh story. It did seem to jump around a bit, but all in all it was a great story which I highly recommend to romance readers!
“Uh, mister, you dropped your towel."

An enjoyable read with some funny and sweet moments. The characters were well-written and the emotions and interactions felt realistic.

While the book, for me, didn't quite have that WOW factor, it was still a nice way to spend a couple of hours.
Michelle. B
I wish I could write like Kira Sinclair. I just love the way she has with words. Her books make me feel as though I'm reading a love story full of magic and passion. I feel everything her characters feel. By the end of the book, I loved Quinn and Jace as much as the author did.
Joy Strother
This book is good but it's slow in spots.
I liked this one. Full review to come.
Awesome book
Too much angst at times - I have been in a similar job to her and her nonchalance about a possible violent threat does not fly with me. Also when the bad guy is confronting her in her house and the hero has just left, why would she just not scream for help???? I could not get into the characters - abandonned book about half way...
Harlequin Books
"In this installment of the Uniformly Hot! series, Sinclair has penned a Lifetime movie-style tale with everything from a fiancé lost to tragic illness, a hot military hunk and an abused woman and the dangerous husband trying to find her. With a dense plot and ample tension on all fronts, this book lives up to the imprint’s moniker (RT Book Reviews)". 4 1/2 stars

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Apr 03, 2014 Sheryl marked it as to-read
4 Stars Testing the Limits is an adult contemporary/military romance by Kira Sinclair, and part of the Harlequin Blaze Uniformly Hot! series. The Few. The Proud. The Sexy as Hell!
Hannah  Ruth
Loved it! So glad I bought the book!
I loved Jace's Charcatered too!
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Kira Sinclair is an award-winning author who writes powerful, passionate and sinfully seductive romances. Double winner of the National Readers’ Choice Award, her first foray into writing fiction was for a high school English assignment. Nothing could dampen her enthusiasm…not even being forced to read the love story aloud to the class. Although it definitely made her blush. Writing about striking ...more
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