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The Brave Line

4.18  ·  Rating Details ·  1,130 Ratings  ·  271 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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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 Christy 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 Michelle
Val ⚓️ ShamelessBitchySkanky ⚓️ Steamy Reads
Mar 19, 2017 Val ⚓️ ShamelessBitchySkanky ⚓️ Steamy Reads marked it as on-hold
Recommended to Val ⚓️ ShamelessBitchySkanky ⚓️ Steamy Reads by: Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
My GR buddy Allison recommended this to me and snagged me an ARC. #truefriendship

My husband is a cop.

I usually avoid cop books, but was told this was awesome. Let's find out.

Thanks to Kate Stewart for gifting me a copy.

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Feb 21, 2017 Sophie 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
Anna's Ramblings ツ

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 itself.

I’m sorry. I will give it another shot sometime soon. Maybe.

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
Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Garrett~Dean~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Gianluca & Archer
*****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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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 sto
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, seeing
Astrid - ☆Vanilla & Spice Books☆
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, his d
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
 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 comes w
Feb 19, 2017 MELISSA rated it it was amazing
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.
5 "Brave" Stars

A bit of angst. An emotional wringer. A laugh out loud heroine. A sexy, but off limits hero. Sexy times that left me a'tingle. And a realistic tie in that had my heart in my throat. The Brave Line is what romance is supposed to be. Kate Stewart took characters that you think you know (from the Balls in Play series) and blew my expectations out of the water. Michelle and Rowdy are so much more than I could have hoped for and Ms. Stewart created another book that I fell absolutely i
Nov 21, 2016 Michelle rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 07, 2017 Corina rated it really liked it
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Wow – I need to sort my thoughts!!
This book was so much more than I expected.

It’s eleven at night, and there is no way I could go to bed without putting my thoughts to paper.

The Brave Line was gritty, emotionally wrecking, and so raw that I felt like a wide open wound at times.

The story gripped me from the very first page and didn’t let me go.

And OMG the feelings, they gutted me.

Not only did Rowdy and Michelle make me feel raw with emotions, but also the underlining issue of what police officers
Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
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
Mar 31, 2017 Jenny rated it liked it
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
Malene_D *BadAndDirtyBooks*
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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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 easy
Mar 27, 2017 Nazanin 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 Jeanne 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
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Mar 18, 2017 Kate Stewart rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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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 apo
Bindi Boo
Mar 22, 2017 Bindi Boo 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
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 Mi
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Mar 20, 2017 Jenny - TotallybookedBlog 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 who
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!
**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
AC Book Blog (Anne Christine)
The Brave Line by Kate Stewart ~ 5 heartfelt Stars!!!!

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

I want to say right off the bat that The Brave Line is a masterpiece. Although, I love all of Kate’s stories I have be honest - this is her BEST WORK YET!!!

Michelle is a survivor, barely escaping death. She left her rich life in California and settles for a career as a Charleston’s police dispatcher. She lives in a small apartment, ba
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Kate Stewart lives in Charleston, S.C. with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. A native of Dallas, Kate moved to Charleston three weeks after her first visit, dropping her career of 8 years, and declaring it her creative muse. Kate pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it's what she loves as a reader. A lover of al ...more
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