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Outside the Lines (Without a Trace #3)

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Don’t take up space.

Don’t talk too loud.

Don’t tell anyone.

I’ve always been the problem child. Blue—my name alone should have warned anyone with a half a mind that I’d be trouble. Who’s named for the broken crayon nobody wants?

Professor Rhys Kennison should have seen me coming a mile away, and I should have known better than to fall for someone so far out of my league. But
Kindle Edition, 243 pages
Published November 30th 2015 by Scarlet River Press
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
'Outside the Lines' by Ally Bishop is book three in the "Without a Trace" series. This is the story of Rhys and Blue. I have not read the previous books so I am not really sure if I would have read them that I might have enjoyed this book more. To be honest I didn't really know that this book was in a series until the end...for me it read as a standalone. I did have a very hard time getting into these two characters. I just couldn't make an emotional connection to them. Some books you fall in to ...more
Jul 21, 2016 Sara rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, arc
How to describe this book? Blue is a young woman with a deeply troubled past. Perhaps as a result, she has some serious mental health issues. Rhys is a college professor (though not technically hers) who is brilliant, but maybe lacks a bit of common sense. I liked the characters, and even mostly understood their motivations, but I just didn't buy their romance. Perhaps because Blue reminded me way too much of a friend I have that I don't believe will ever get her shit together, not because she i ...more
Lauren - SERIESous Books
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**I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own and not influenced by my source.**

This book just hit all the right notes for me!

I thought there was a fantastic balance between character growth and the romance. There was plenty of steam to keep me satisfied but there was also the right amount of character stories. I loved watching
Henk-Jan van der Klis
In this fourth book in the Without a Trace series the younger sister Blue is the main character. I didn't read the first three books, but was able to handle it as a standalone title. The narrative in Outside the Lines is in the first person of this family outcast. Boyish legs, barely curved, bad in reading and maths. When she goes for help from her professor Rhys Kennison, she seduces him at the spot. Rhys is attractive and more than willing to further enjoy all kinds of sexual adventures with B ...more
Feb 01, 2016 Jackie rated it really liked it
Blue has always been the outcast in her family. After her last stint in a rehab she is desperately trying to get her life together. Unfortunately, she is struggling with school. When she goes for help she meets a handsome professor, Rhys Kennison. There is an immediate attraction that leads to things a professor and student shouldn’t do. They are unable to keep away from each other. Both are hiding things that the other needs to know. Can Blue find her happy ending or will it go like most of her ...more
Sep 28, 2016 Ayekah rated it liked it
I didn't realize this book was part of a series, but can be read as a stand alone.
This story of Blue, who is a deeply troubled young woman, struggling to maintain in so many ways. She's failing in school, she isn't being treated for her mental illness properly, her family is somewhat scattered, that is understated. Blue is the family's problem child. That's her label. Failing in school, she then begins an affair with a professor who is assigned as her tutor. Their first meeting ends up in a sexu
Jennifer Reed
Dec 01, 2015 Jennifer Reed rated it it was amazing
I was given a copy of this book by the Author for an Honest Review.
Outside the Lines (Without a Trace Book 4) is a book that shows that when bad things happen, we will find ways to cope with it. I loved this book and fell in love with Blue and Rhys. Blue has been in and out of hospitals, because of her destructive behavior. What she does not know that there is something in her past that she has forgotten about that pushed her to try to cope with it. So, the behavior is a by-product of this event
Jul 13, 2016 Kristy rated it really liked it
*ARC via netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

This story follows the lives of Blue and professor Rhys Kennison. It's told from Blues POV and to be honest it's a truely emotional and heart breaking story. It deals with some really heavy issues, lots of family drama, steam, romance and also along the way about finding true forgiveness and also finding yourself in the process. These are two are polar opposites of each other. Rhys is accomplished, driven, 'elite' and Blue suffers with dyslexia
Jennifer Senhaji
Sep 30, 2016 Jennifer Senhaji rated it it was amazing
Eager to hear Blue's story, I devoured this book and all its chocolate and espresso bean flavor. The mind is fascinating; how it copes with stress and trauma. We have no idea what the person sitting next to us on the train everyday has gone through. We assume they're average Joes because they get up, go to work, and appear to function "normally". The sad truth is, I suspect more of us are like Blue, constantly developing ways to deal with ugly truths about ourselves and the world around us. She ...more
Jayne Frost
Dec 04, 2015 Jayne Frost rated it it was amazing
While I’ve been a fan of the entire series, Outside the Lines is by far my favorite read. If I could give it 6 stars, I would. The characters were so well developed, the plotline so rich, the words jumped off the page. The main character, Blue, is damaged. Like all the Trace sisters she had a rough childhood. Blue faced some horrific circumstances and came out the other side, but not unscathed. In the midst of her turmoil, Blue meets Rhys, a college professor who seemingly has it all together. A ...more
Laura  Williams
Jul 29, 2016 Laura Williams rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
Darn you, I cried a few times while reading this. Thank you for creating real people, with real traumatic life experiences, and doing the best they can. No one was instantly fixed and the portrayal of therapy was honest and messy. A true novel that I have proudly added to my Favourites List and shared on FB. I cannot wait for the other sisters' stories. I also hope, and wisely anticipate, that the healing and growth for these women will continue through each subsequent book. Just wow.
Jul 28, 2016 Tammy rated it it was amazing
Blue has always been the problem child, when she is failing some of her college course she meets with Professor Rhys Kennison. The attraction is instant, Rhys helps her learn more about herself can he help her end her destructive ways? I loved the characters as well as their chemistry. This is a fast paced read that hooked me from beginning to end. Lots of steam and emotion. I loved it!
Jan 13, 2016 Audrey rated it it was amazing
Another hot, sexy ready that doesn't insult the reader's intelligence. If you like steamy sex scenes and also want plot and good writing, check this book out.
Jul 23, 2016 Megan rated it it was amazing
Such a good heart wrenching romance. So well written it fully immerses you into all that is Blue. 100% recommend!
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loved this book a great read couldnt put it down recommended
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Without a Trace (4 books)
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