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Crossing the Line

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  96 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Lifelong best friends Derrick and Jeremy met Hanna at a bar ten years ago. Both wanted her-one married her. Now the other man has been invited to join in for one hot weekend.

Everything would've been fine if they'd had their fun that weekend, then gone back to normal. But they didn't. And when past demons resurface, things will never be the same-for any of them.

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Published November 16th 2013 by Karla Doyle (first published November 15th 2013)
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Oct 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing

November 2013 has been a very “out of the box” month for me in that I have visited book genres that you would not normally find on my TBR. Crossing The Line by Karla Doyle is definitely outside of my normal book requirements in that it is a story about ménage. I am not a prude on any level, but I have to say this subject matter has never really appealed to me; in all honesty it is not a genre that I would actively look for under normal circumstances.

However, I am
Crossing the Line is a story of undying lone and passion that is so hot, someone is bound to get burned.

This book is a cautionary tale of what can go terribly wrong when an innocent night of fun turns out horribly wrong. This my friends is why a menage can be so dangerous. When its hot, it is SO HOT, but when it goes wrong, it can be disastrous.

Hanna and Derrick are married and madly in love. Derrick is a bad boy mechanic and Hanna is a teacher.

They met one night a long time ago and they have of
Oct 29, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed, menage

“I was thinking about our pact from way back—that we’d never let a woman come between us. We broke that deal today, D, literally.”

“Yeah, I guess we did.” Derrick leaned forward, one arm on the table and one beneath. A couple seconds later, Hanna’s breath hitched. “And we’re gonna break it again. Many, many times.”

I'm a huge Karla Doyle fan. She does equal parts sexy and smart and not alot of writers can pull that off. When I found out Crossing the Line would be a menage story, I envisioned all
Oct 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: karla-doyle
So for some reason, m/f/m menage totally flips my switch. I’ve read a fair amount of it and it seems to fall into a couple of categories, two of which I will talk about. The first one is the good time menage, the kind where the 3 involved have no intention of having a relationship, they are just doing it because it feels good. Sometimes it’s written with no regard as to whether or not the actual act is physically possible. I don’t mind these(the good time menage) at all. (Elle Kennedy has done t ...more
Cara Bristol
Nov 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Derrick loves his wife Hanna with a depth and desperation that knows no bounds. Unable to give her the child that she so desperately wants, he gives his sexually adventurous wife everything else that she craves. For her birthday he decides to grant her fantasy – a threesome that includes his best friend Jeremy to whom she is attracted. They agree set ground rules and do it just once before going back to being just friends. But while everything appears to go smoothly on the surface, the ménage we ...more
Apr 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found this one in my old TBR file. One clicked it back in 2014 and I wish I hadn't just let it sit there for so long. This is an erotic and somewhat dark romance. Hana, Derrick and Jeremy met 10 years ago at a bar. Derrick and Jeremy were both attracted to Hanna, as she was to them. A flip of the coin between Derrick and Jeremy leaves Derrick the winner to pursue her. They fall in love and it's a true, deep love. Derrick will give the world to Hanna because she's his whole world. They have a v ...more
Oct 22, 2013 rated it liked it
I enjoy reading erotic ménage stories so I was excited to hear that author Karla Doyle was writing one! I've read several of Ms. Doyle's books and she has become an immediate go-to author for me. When I was given a review copy of Crossing the Line, Karla warned me upfront that this book was different than her other ones in that it's more of a darker and edgy contemporary romance. Hence, I went into Crossing the Line with this in mind.

To be honest, I have mix feelings about this book. It was dif
I was warned about this book. First by the author on Twitter when I bought the book and she warned me this one was different from her other books, darker...then by some of the GR reviews I skimmed when looking up info on the book. And finally by the warning at the beginning of the book:
“Crossing the Line is a dark contemporary romance that contains explicit sex and mature situations that may not be comfortable for all readers.”

Now let it be known that warnings like these don't scare me off at al
Autumn Lake
Feb 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Karla Doyle has quickly become one of my favorite authors. I must have been holed up under a NaNo rock when this came out in November, but as soon as I saw Crossing the Line, I snapped it up and devoured it in a day.

Hanna and Derrick have a solid marriage. After eight years, they still can't keep their hands off each other. They have struggled in the past with some serious issues, but come through more committed than ever to each other. I really enjoyed how well-developed both characters were i
Oct 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Crossing the Line by Karla Doyle
I just love Karla's writing!
This was a great story. I knew a little about the book before hand because I checked it out on Karla's WIP page on her website. I was excited to read the whole story and it did not disappoint. I did think that it would go another way but in the end I am glad it didn't. These were some wonderful characters who pulled off a fabulous story line. I can't wait to see what Karla has in store for us next.
Kim Person
Nov 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Hot 5 star read!!! Yes there was angst but we also got resolution in the end!!! Enjoyed this one! A quick read for me!
Feb 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic read!
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Derrick and Hanna had been married for eight years, this two were always so happy and it looked like they were always in their honeymoon. They are very open minded when it comes to their sexual relationship. As a couple they love to do things other couples would think twice before doing it.

Hanna's birthday is approaching and Derrick wants to give her an unforgettable birthday celebration. Since three years ago he broke her heart he has been trying to make it up to her ever since. He knows what
Heather Lin
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a fantastic, smoking hot, angst-ridden read, and I loved every second of it. In fact, I don't think I've finished a book this quickly in a while. Of course, there's the menage appeal, but there was so much more than that to the story. Karla knew how to take this story to the very edge--sexually and emotionally--without (pardon the pun, but I HAD TO) crossing the line. There were moments where I was thinking "Oh, this could get a little too aggressive..." but then she reassured me that a ...more
If I could give 3.5 stars that's what this one would be. Mostly because I'm not a hug fan of novellas. This one was good though. The character development was better than most novellas I've read. This novella was well written, the story line was intriguing and the steam was off the charts. I was definitely grabbed by the hole "this could end badly" an "what the hell are these people thinking" thoughts!! Being that I am a true lover of human nature, I'm totally drawn in when story's are about how ...more
Michele Adams
Apr 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
This book is totally different from anything that I have read. Crazy sex, testing boundaries, emotions and friendships.

Derrick may not be able to give Hannah the on thing she always wanted but he could give her the second thing she wants or he think she wants and he intends on giving it to her for her birthday. But after she receives her gift, Derrick is reminded of his past and is pulled into darkness that casts a shadow on his relationship, friendship and if he doesn't open his eyes to the tr
Eva Millien
Jan 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: trr
This is an emotional erotic read with intriguing elements and possibilities. I found this story to be an emotionally charged and entertaining read that gives the reader a fascinating man who wants to give his wife everything, but he has past issues that must be resolved to achieve true happiness.

See my full review at:
Jenifer Burris
Nov 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
November 18th
Dec 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So Sweet

Such a touching story about love and forgiveness. Derrick and Hanna's love for each other was palpable through Karla Doyle's amazing writing.
Vee Paige
Oct 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
*3.5* read this a while back. I think I wanted a different ending. Oh well.
Oct 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another winner from Karla Doyle. I can't wait until the next one! ...more
Oct 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Hannah, Derrick and Jeremy
nice story line, not sex every page
good lil quick read
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
I read it in one shot.
It was passionate, steamy, dreamy, addicting.. all other related words.
One million percent recommend.
Mar 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
I thought this would have been different.
I thought they would've all been together in the end.
I felt like poor Jeremy didn't get anything out of it.
Should have made it into a triad relationship.
Feb 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Technically a decent book, just not the kind of story I appreciate. I would not have purchased this if I had know what to expect. I was hoping for an unconventional romance, but instead got a cautionary tale about how easily it is to wreck a marriage by trying to spice things up with a one time threesome with a close friend. This may very well be a fairly realistic portrayal of what happens when people don't want to really think through the implications of what they are doing, but it was also no ...more
Elisabeth Cole
Jan 27, 2015 rated it it was ok
Not really sure why I checked this book out, my guess is because of the yummy cover! The story itself fell flat and the characters were irritating. Seriously, what normal couple is all over each other as much as these two were after 10 years together? Or act so lovey-dovey all the time? It was pretty sickening and got old really fast!!! The "steamy" scenes were lack-luster at best. I definitely wouldn't recommend this book to anyone I know. ...more
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Karla grew up in a small town on the north shore of Lake Erie. She trained and worked in the fashion industry for over two decades, before embracing the writing muse. When she's not writing romance, Karla loves spending time with her family, friends, and pets, reading romance novels, and playing online Scrabble. ...more

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