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Crossing the Line

(Cross Creek #2)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  868 ratings  ·  175 reviews
Cocky farmer Eli Cross plays twice as hard as he works. When his latest stunt drums up a heap of negative PR for the family farm, he grudgingly agrees to play host to an ambitious New York City photographer. Her feature on Cross Creek could be just the ticket to show the country what the Cross brothers do best…which is more problem than solution for Eli.

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Kindle Edition, 318 pages
Published August 8th 2017 by Montlake Romance
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Crossing the Line is book two in the Cross Creek series by Kimberly Kincaid. I loved the first book in this series so have been so looking forward to Eli’s story. Eli is the youngest of the three Cross brothers and I can’t wait to tell you about him.

In the first book of this series, Crossing Hearts, we met the middle brother, Hunter Cross. But we also got to know Owen who is the oldest, and Eli who is the youngest. We also saw that there is some deep tension between Owen and Eli. The Cross famil
Kimberly Kincaid
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Reader-friends! I am thrilled to bring you the second book in the Cross Creek series, which features the youngest Cross brother, Eli. Eli and his brothers are running their family farm in the foothills of the Shenandoah with their father. But Eli's devil-may-care attitude isn't all that it seems, and oh, how he goes from the frying pan to the fire in CROSSING THE LINE.

If you're a fan of rugged heroes, smart, sassy heroines, and small town charm mixed with big-time sizzle, then CROSSING THE LINE
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in Kimberly Kincaid’s Crossing Hearts series, but the second book, Crossing The Line took me by surprise in a good way. There was animosity, there were secrets, there was a lot on the line, and there were two people seemingly so mismatched but had more in common than either one ever expected. Multi dimensional characters, exciting opportunities, revelations no one expected, and falling in love when you least expect it made Crossing The Line a superb romance.

Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Everyone thinks Eli is a screw up and lazy. That's exactly how we saw him in Cross Creek #1 with Hunter's story. Ms Kincaid led us astray. Fine, he had a grin that could charm the pants off any living female, and looked good in jeans and cowboy boots. But she never hinted at his secret love that made me sigh heavily when it came out. Bring on Scarlett, the hotshot photographer from New York who's going to make the farm a household name (or at least the farm to table ideal), and the heat is not j ...more
4.5 stars

Crossing the Line by Kimberly Kincaid was a beautifully written and heartwarming read.

I really enjoyed the storyline, the plot held my interest all throughout the book and found myself reading it in one sitting.
Eli and Scarlett were likable and relatable characters, I enjoyed watching their relationship unfold, they warmed my heart and I loved how well they suited each other. These two totally belonged together.


Crossing the Line is the second book from the Cross Creek series, each book
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Book Review For: 'Crossing the Line' by Kimberly Kincaid 'Crossing the Line' by Kimberly Kincaid is book Two in the "Cross Creek" series. This is the story of Scarlett Edwards-Stewart and Eli Cross. I have not yet the previous books, so for me this was a standalone book.Eli is the youngest of the brothers in the Cross Family. Eli seems to get a bad deal at every turn when working with his family. Yes, Eli doesn't make sound choices but when he makes these choices he has his heart in them. Like w ...more
Eli Cross’s modus operandi is to operate with a firmly-affixed front of cocky deflecting, grinning-and-bearing, and simply be labelled as the good-for-nothing brother who’s also the least hardworking one on the farm that is in sore need of a good financial haul.

But his love has never been for agriculture like the rest of his brothers and being stuck in that position means to just stay as much under the radar and keep his love for journalism under wraps until it, well, all blows up in his face.
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Eli Cross is known as the laid back Cross brother. He's more likely to be found playing than working. His latest stunt of shooting his mouth off has led to a ton of negative PR for the farm. For this reason, he's chosen to play host to a New York City photographer. Scarlett Edwards-Stewart is a world famous photographer who's doing a favor to help her best friend save her failing magazine. Her biggest problem is getting Eli to open up. Once they start using their chemistry to their advantage, he ...more
Cali Jewel
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sweetly sexy, action packed and emotionally thrilling small town romance with some real laugh out loud moments. Loved revisiting Cross Creek will all the wonderful charters that live there.

Eli Cross is seen as takes nothing serious and a lazy farmer. However he is really sweet, charming and all so sexy intelligent. Farming may be in his blood, but it is not his real passion. Scarlett Edwards-Stewart is sexy, sassy and an ambitious New York City photographer looking to get the scoop for a featur
Anne - Books of My Heart
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, coyer-previous, ku
I got the first book thru Prime Reading and this one from KU because I enjoy this author so much. I really liked this one where people believe in other people, hard work and the great outdoors. I grew up in rural Iowa and in 4-H so this appeals to me. It was also fun to see Hunter and Emerson from the first book. I hope I can get the third book read soon.
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED Crossing The Line by Kimberly Kincaid, the second book in her new series Cross Creek and struggled to put it down. This is Eli and Scarlet’s story as they try to help turn earnings around on Cross Farm. Scarlett is a world renown photographer, doing a favor for a friend who needs help saving her emagazine. She agrees to photograph and create videos of everyday life on the Cross Farm. Her friend will create recipes to accompany the photos as part of the month long coverage. Eli is assigne ...more
Three and a half stars.

Apologies, last night I posted the review of this book against another ARC I was reading!

Eli Cross is the youngest of the three Cross boys. In the first book we see that he is considered to be a bit of a slacker by his two older brothers, even though he does other things around the farm that they don't know about. He also has a secret life, he loves words: reading and writing, and would rather listen to a recording of a Shakespeare play than listen to country music in his
Bookgasms Book Blog
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: missy
Oh, Eli Cross, you had me in Crossing Hearts and didn’t let me go in Crossing the Line.

Eli’s the youngest Cross brother. The one seen as the screw up, the one who doesn’t take anything seriously. Well, at least that what he shows to the world—and it’s all on display when he lets his emotions and pride get the best of him. So now he’s stuck trying to make amends to his family and stuck with the big city photographer who’s working on a Cross Creek feature to show the world what the Cross brothers
Maree Repa
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Screwed Up

Five Amazing Stars

I was so completely thrilled to receive the second book from the wonderful series, The Cross Creek. I'm just so excited to read this most exciting new romance!!

Eli Cross now had a lot of problems. He was the youngest of his family. He definitely was now facing a lot of troubles as well. He was so ready to give up his farm completely. Owen, his older brother was completely pissed at him by now. He couldn't work anything out by himself. He had to boss him to do anythin
Book Lover
Aug 10, 2017 rated it liked it
This is the second book in the series but can be read as a standalone.

Eli Cross is the youngest of the three Cross brothers. He has never had the passion for running the farm that his dad and two brothers have. He uses charm, deflecting and cockiness to cover up his lackluster feelings. His passion is for writing. I struggled with his need to keep this from his family, thinking they would think less of him, give him a hard time about it, whatever. Despite their personality and outlook differenc
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ARC received from: Netgalley

Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟½

Trope: Big city / small town romance

Chemistry: ❤❤❤

One-Sentence Summary: Big City girl meets Small Town boy

Review: I loved the first book in Kimberly Kincaid's latest series focused on the lives of three farming brothers and it gave us enough of an introduction to Eli that I thought I knew what I was getting in this book: a hot, cocky gung-ho young farmer who is won over by a famous photographer from a big city.

I was right, in part, but Eli is so
J Williams
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Whether it's farmers or firemen, Kimberly Kincaid books are always fantastic and this story is one of my favorites!! Eli and Scarlett are hot! They have sizzling chemistry (with one of the best first kiss scenes I've ever read), funny banter, and a strong emotional connection. I also loved the relationship between the three Cross brothers and their dad. I can't wait to read Owen's story next!!
Vikki Vaught
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
My Musings

This is a great addition to the Cross Creek series. While I still like the first book better, I did enjoy Eli and Scarlett 's love story. I can't wait to see how the surprise at the end plays out in the next one in this series. Happy ☺reading 📚!
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Too cheesy for my taste
Yvonne Cruz
Jul 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Once again, this talented author, gives us a story that is not only entertaining but also filled with a multitude of layers.
We return to Cross Creek and the Cross family. A family made up of 3 brothers and a Dad, all who work the family owned farm. Last time it was Hunter’s story, and this time , it’s Eli’s, the youngest of the brothers . Though the world sees him as a happy go lucky, unfazed person, in reality he feels deeply and is keeping many secrets from his family.
In comes Scarlett, a well
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Are you ready for another trip to the Cross Creek Farm? Of course you are and boy are you in for a treat with youngest Cross brother Eli’s book.

Kimberly Kincaid has delivered a story with heart, feeling, passion, heat and soul in Crossing the Line.

I loved this story so damn much. I think it’s going to be my favourite of the series, big call yes but when a book is this good and pulls so emotionally at your heart strings you know it’s going to be hard to beat.

I may have fallen a tiny bit in love w

When she learns her best friend's magazine is struggling, Scarlett Edwards-Stewart decides to help her friend out by going to Cross Creek and doing a feature on the Cross Brothers and their farm. Yet, the more time she spends with Eli Cross, the more she finds herself falling for a man who is so much more than he seems. Will Scarlett help him to finally follow his dreams, or will family drama keep him in Cross Creek?

What an incredible read Ms. Kincaid has penned in this second book of her Cross
Sissy's Romance Book Review
'Crossing the Line' by Kimberly Kincaid is book Two in the "Cross Creek" series. This is the story of Scarlett Edwards-Stewart and Eli Cross. I have not yet the previous books, so for me this was a standalone book.
Eli is the youngest of the brothers in the Cross Family. Eli seems to get a bad deal at every turn when working with his family. Yes, Eli doesn't make sound choices but when he makes these choices he has his heart in them. Like when he chooses to secretly help his dad with some of his
Aug 14, 2017 rated it liked it

This is an interesting take on a small town romance. Eli Cross has always longed for something more than the farm. He just doesn’t want to disappoint his family so he lingers around barely giving his all to the farm.

Eli gets into a tug of war with a neighboring farm about who is the best. The proof that Cross Farms is the best, he is assigned the task of showing Scarlett Edwards, photographer and journalist around when she arrives. He hopes she gets the full idea of what farm living is really l
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Crossing the Line is the second book in Kimberly Kincaid's Cross Creek series, about the Cross brothers and their life in Milhaven in the Shenandoah Valley.

Eli is the youngest brother and the one who feels the most out of place. He has secrets and prefers to deny himself his own personal dream and to just concentrate in making the family farm a success. So when a great opportunity for a big publicity comes in the form of the big city photographer, he only hesitates for a moment and decides to sh
Ruthie Taylor
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the second book in the series - and if you read Crossing Hearts you will be very happy to know that it is Eli's turn to get his story and all being well HEA too.

When we met the Cross Creek clan last time around, we found Hunter to be a man who worked hard on his family farm, and when injured he was super unhappy. Well, his younger brother Eli is not so wedded to farm life, and has secretly been planning for a di
Mar 13, 2018 rated it really liked it

So I loved Eli and Scarlett, they are definitely my favorite couple of the series. Scarlett is a natural wanderer, and as a professional photographer it fits right in with her job. She never stays in one place long because no place ever really feels like home. Eli has been keeping a secret as much as he loves the family farm he has never felt that he belonged there. He also got a degree online as a journalist and has been the copywriter for Cross Creek for the last ten years. Scarlett
Between My BookEndz
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-books-read
With his aw-shucks grin and his easy-going, nothing-bothers-him demeanor, Eli Cross has carefully cultivated his slacker brother persona at Cross Creek Farm. But when photographer Scarlett Edwards-Stewart arrives at the farm to do a feature for her friend’s struggling online magazine, Eli’s secrets are made. Scarlett is world-renown to her sharp eye behind the lens, but her perceptive eye away from it can clearly see that Eli is not what he seems.

Once again, this author makes us laugh, cry and l
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
A great second installment for this series.

This time we get to meet Eli, and a new character, Scarlett. What can I say? LOVED these two! Eli was so freaking charming and lovely; and Scarlett was so freaking cool, lol. I couldn’t wait for them to get together.

Here we see Eli’s inner struggle between his duty to his family and farm; and his passion, a passion that wanted to make itself know like whoa. This guy was stressed out! And Scarlett, I loved her spirit and soul, she deserved soo much happi
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Crossing The Line: #2 in the Cross Creek Series-

Heartwarming, moving. It will make you cry and laugh..and a surprise at the end.

Eli Cross loved the family farm, but at the same time just didn't feel like he belonged.
He had another passion. He couldn't tell his family. But a certain someone gave the courage to do so.

Scarlett loved what she did. When she came to Cross Creek it was to help promote it, and help her friends magazine FoodE. It was becoming clear that Eli was going to make it very h
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