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The Brave Line

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  3,749 ratings  ·  550 reviews
She is a five foot seven long list of things he can’t have.

He is a determined cop, desperate to keep his heart sealed behind his badge.

Michelle is a survivor. With a fresh perspective on life, she trades her tragic past in California for the coastal waters of Charleston. Fueled by a new career as a dispatcher, she’s determined not to let her scars weigh her down. She apolo
Paperback, 288 pages
Published March 19th 2017 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, 2017
5 Stars!!

I’ve read and enjoyed several books by this author and I truly loved her ‘Balls in Play’ series, but, in my honest opinion, 'Brave Line' is Kate’s best work to date. This author’s newest release is gripping and held me captive from the beginning until the end. Filled with sweetness, sexiness and emotion, 'Brave Line' is engaging and real. If you, like me, are a fan of this author, or you are looking for an entertaining story filled with pretty much everything, you have to try this aweso

Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5+ stars!!!

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I’ve read (and loved) every book Kate Stewart has written. Some of her books have mega angst, some are super sexy, others are laugh out loud funny, but my favorite books by her are the ones that get me right in the feels. The Brave Line is a read that will touch your heart and soul. It’s a stunning, gut-wrenching, emotional, and phenomenal read. Definitely one of Kate’s best books and a favorite of mine this year.

This book is a complete stand-alone, but we do meet Rowdy and Miche
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: march-2017
My heart is pounding.

My palms are sweaty.

My skin is tingling.

My soul is singing.

Everything inside me is on fire.

I am ridiculously happy. Floating high on a mighty blissful cloud of EPIC bookworm feels! I'm struggling to find words. I'm struggling to fully describe how perfect this story is. I don't know how to really make sense of all my feelings in a way where people will understand. I've read all of Kate Stewart’s books and this book is without doubt her best yet. The Brave Line is OUTSTANDIN
DNF @ 40%

I can't say one bad thing about this book. And yet… I couldn’t connect, not with the characters and not with the story.
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE STARS*****

Kate has done it again!!!

This is one seriously FABULOUS story!

Just be warned, the steam is OUT OF THIS WORLD HOT!
Panties will be singed from the flames coming out of the pages of this book!

Review to come......

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Stacey is Sassy

The Brave take the line.

Straight up, I know that I could not marry an officer…and I mean any officer. Sure, there are plenty that I could fall in lust with because some of those Coppers, Firies, Medics and Service Men are FINE!! But, I know I’m not strong enough to watch them walk out the door and face danger every day. Yes, you could easily say that an accountant faces danger by hopping in his car, yet he doesn’t go looking for danger. And again, yes, I know they don’t go LOOKING for danger, b
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
5+ 'Fearless' Stars!
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
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My dear Kate Stewart, you are a fucking genius! I knew this story would be amazing but it was so much more than anything I could have expected. This is not the typical love story, guys. The Brave Line is an angsty, funny, heartfelt and oh-so-sexy masterpiece.

This novel is a standalone but it can be considered part of the Balls in Play world because we met our main (and secondary) characters in that series. This
Nilufer Ozmekik
May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Four bravest, emotions all over the place, big applause stars!

Another edgy, smartly written, nail biter, heart stabbing, cry out loud, amazing book with well rounded, tough, tormented characters, carrying heavy emotional baggages!
I nominate Kate Stewart as one of all time gifted, favorite writers!
Of course she is winner. I’m about to binge read her novels.
Katy Loves Romance ❤️
5++++ Real ROWWDDYYY Stars

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This is my first Kate Stewart book, and I'll tell you this it won't be my last. Gah her writing, and then Rowdy's dirty talking mouth he is an Alpha in the most delicious way.

There are already so many fab reviews out there already so I'm just going to share a couple of my thoughts while reading this.

This book is as raw and real as it gets, being on the police force is far away as glamorous as you can be. What I loved about this book is seeing into Rowdys day, seei
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
5 Sergeant Sexy Stars


Review @ Vanilla & Spice Books

“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just have to find the ones worth suffering for."
Bob Marley


It is one of those bad summers that seems to bring out the dirt. Charleston Police have their hands full to keep the city's crime under control. It is a thankless job and cop Randall Owen Day, or how his friends call him, Rowdy, has the night shift. What keeps him going on a daily basis are his best friend,
Dee Montoya
5 Phenomenal Stars*****

I read The Brave Line from cover to cover in two days; two days that felt like pure literary heaven in my hands. I cried, I laughed, I got aroused and everything else in between.

Reading a Kate Stewart book is like having a visit with your best friend; you know you are guaranteed to have a great time, you'll laugh hard, and perhaps cry too, but in he end, you know you'll leave with your heart full of wonderful.

This book was everything!

Michelle was such a memorable heroin
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 01-signed
This book is a very special book for me. Not only is it by an author that I absolutely LOVE and ADORE, but I’m in it ;) I remember when I read the first draft that I found it so odd that Kate got me, I mean shit, we are talking two people who live on different coasts, who interact on Facebook, and she still got me. Loud, mostly unapologetic and pretty much dropping f-bombs like crazy. It’s an awesome word. Everyone should say it more. To Kate, Thank you. Thank you for your friendship and thank y ...more
 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4.25 Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Kate Stewart delivered an emotional story and showed us what it’s like to be a police officer. She showed us the beauty of knowing that when you put on a uniform, you’re risking your life to not only help others, but to make a huge difference. She showed us what it’s like to love a partner that puts himself in the line of fire EVERYDAY and what it means to have a brotherhood.

For all the beauty in the world, this author also gave us a glimpse into another side that c
Olga therebelreader
The chemistry between Michelle and Rowdy is smoking hot! The two main characters have to decide if what they share is more than just sex. If they can look past their differences and give being together a shot. The author writes a good tale with adorable characters and melt-your-panties sexy scenes.

I highly recommend this book.
Get on it, you won't be disappointed.

In short:
Hero 5/5 | Heroine 5/5 | Plot (Point, Originality) 5/5 | Writing Style 5/5 | Steam 5/5 | Romance 5/5 | Angst-Suspense 3/5 |
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
5 Fearless Stars!

-You can begin again anywhere you want to in life but you can't recreate your past or the way it shaped you.

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Michelle Long is a beautiful woman who moved to Charleston from California after one tragic night changed her entire life. She is strong, confident, brave and a survivor who will never stop fighting for the kind of life she wants to live. She left the fairytale life behind & has built a life she is proud of. She now works as a 911 operator for the City of Charleston.

Holy shit! Kate Stewart delivers again and again. No matter what she throws at me I always connect with her main characters and her stories hit me right where it hurts and matters the most. My heart and soul. This time it's more deep and profound. The story and its topics are more relevant than ever when you look at society today. The Brave Line is real and authentic. Stewart captured perfectly what and how life of a cop works and how it not only affects him/her and their families. It's describe ...more
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Kelli C
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Jesus Made You an Asshole Stars!

It is no secret that I am a complete fan of Kate Stewart. Her writing draws me in, every book has been a good read, thus meaning that I have spent a lot of time gushing over her work and trying to review each one to the best of my ability. That being said, I'm not sure I can possibly do justice to her current work. The Brave Line is one of those books that comes along and although fiction, just knocks you back with palpable reality through its beautifully constr
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
This is one of those it was me, not the book.
I couldn't get into this at all. A lot of the time I felt lost, like I skipped a page or something....
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I just didn't feel it, at all. At about 70% I started getting excited but that was about all. I like to get lost in my books, I didn't with this one :-((

I did like Michelle & Rowdy. I absolutely admire their positions, their backgrounds, and their jobs. I did enjoy seeing how far they both come at the end and how they help each other get beyond
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
5 "Incredibly Brave" Stars
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This was a fantastic story. It was full of heart and soul and one that truly touched me as I read. My first from the author and it was definitely a winner. The characters were sexy, sassy, and saucy. There was so much to this story besides the great banter between Randall "Rowdy" Day and Michelle Jones. A police officer and a dispatcher. Both highly attracted to one another but waited awhile before the attraction got the best of them.

Life as a police office isn't e
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
2.5 Stars

Okay, it was me. This book wasn't for me. I didn't like it; I didn't enjoy it. I didn't like its writing. I couldn't connect with the characters. Actually I couldn't understand them. I really struggled to finish it. But I say again: IT WAS ME so if you like this auther's writing you should read this one too.
Mar 24, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Jeanne by: Emma
Well, I wasn't expecting that. I've read my fair share of cop books....who doesn't love a man in uniform? (I'm not picky about it, police, FBI, military, firemen. They are all good.) This book was different from any other romance book I've read though, because it was actually believable and realistic. I grew up around cops, and have close family members who are police officers or work for the police department in the small city I grew up in. Without getting too personal about it, I've seen up cl ...more
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
4 ★'s

"Then why are you here?"

"Because you're calm water and I'm thirsty as hell."

Cop books are not my thing...add in dispatchers and I'm hitting the floor running. But...but this is a Kate Stewart book we're talking about and I just couldn't not read it.

That doesn't mean things were all rainbows and sunshine...oh no, Kate Stewart gets right to the down and dirty and throws in a heck of a lot of hot and steamy to go with it.

Pheww...there was A LOT of steam that's for sure. Rowdy (Cop) and
Bindi Boo
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 stars


Loved this so much. Rowdy, a cop and the hero in this book is fearful of commitment and Michelle, the despatcher and the heroine has a sad tragic past (We meet both Rowdy and Michelle in April and Andy's book) Michelle has been crushing on Rowdy for the longest time and only needs one night with him to relieve her longest dry spell. She understand he is not one for commitment but as always, the heart decides what it wants. Something that was meant to be a quick fix turns
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it

4.5 Sargent Sexy Stars!

‘It was the man. The man I’d had feelings for almost two years before he’d touched me. The man who made me weak with one look. The man who could control my body with just a breathy whisper. A good man with a good heart who was brave and spent his days protecting others while the world made it hard as hell. He was beautiful and flawed…..’

The Brave Line delivered so many elements we love in a story! Sexy dirty talking protective and possessive alpha hero, sassy heroine w
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
52 highlights. That's how many I had with this book. So many quotes that just made my heart race. It was utterly INCREDIBLE. I'm working on a review. But DEFINITELY add this to your read list. Just wow! ...more
**The Brave Line generously provided in exchange for an honest review.**

5 "It's called Rowdy Red..." Stars

I adored the stand alone, contemporary romance story in The Brave Line. A book with an important message and a beautiful purpose that makes you laugh as much as it makes you feel deeply resides within the pages of Kate Stewart's latest release. Throughout the book I felt everything. The angst, the heart warming moments, the passion, the turmoil, and the fun - this book was just so much fun w
Jacqueline's Reads
Mar 16, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
3.5 Mr. Cop Stars

I love Kate Stewart. I love her books and I like her as a person. There are a few things you should know about my reading preferences. I’m a picky reader, there are some books that I just gravitate towards and there are some that I don’t really have interest, but I do like to give them a go. I’m not a fan of cop books. What?! I know. Maybe because I don’t have any experience or I don’t really care for a man in uniform. I married an accountant, so you can see where I’m coming fro
Hands down one of the best books that I have ever read and not just this year. Anybody who doesn't have a deep visceral reaction to the content of this book has to be an emotionless idiot (please don't hate me for that remark).
This is my first book by Kate Stewart and I couldn't put it down. It somehow reached deep inside of me and had me emotionally spellbound. It felt so real and I loved how current and relevant the story was as well as how strongly I felt for Michelle and Rowdy.
PLEASE read t
Jen Zingaro
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
Alllll the feeeeeeels. This book was amazing. It's angsty.... but not so much that you are tortured. You get enough to satisfy you here and there. Michelle and Rowdy are the best non-couple. A police sergeant and a 911 dispatcher. You get to watch the dangerous world that they live in and the emotions that go along with it. They both have things in their past that have shaped where they are today. I felt like I could feel all of their happiness and pain while I was reading and there were some te ...more
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