Over the Line
In this high-stakes romantic suspense novel where tensions mount on both sides of the border, bestselling author Kelly Irvin explores what happens when the past explodes against the present and the only person you can turn to is the one who broke your heart.
When a college student dies at Gabriella’s feet after muttering her brother’s name, vicious gun smugglers believe...more
When an author has success in writing a genre they usually stick to that genre and if they do switch to another genre the writing feels forced and doesn't read smoothly, not the ...more
I love a good mystery and kelly brings in to the table.
She has good plots and love the characters the cover and the title
It will have you interested from rhe beginning tell the end.
The dynamics between the many characters including a couple of reporters was a lot of fun. Overall, a well done suspense novel.
My gratitude to publisher Thomas Nelson for a complimentary copy of the novel. I was not ...more
Kelly Irvin’s second romantic suspense book almost has too much happening at once (in addition to the abundance of characters). But, for the most part, I kept up with the characters and speedy plot. Yet it’s those exact things that seemed to have diminished some development of the main character interactions.
I never did feel like I fully connected with Gabrielle ...more
Another high-stakes suspense from Kelly Irvin, Over the Line starts with a bang, quickly delving into gun smuggling, a brother’s disappearance, and a broken romance.
When a young man dies on her doorstep, Gabriella Benoit becomes caught in quite a bit of danger, somehow connected to her brother, and the only person to whom she can turn for help is her ex-fiance, homicide detective Eli Cavazos. As the pair determines to find the truth—behind what’s currently happening, as well as what broke ...more
Over the Line is Kelly Irvin’s newest book in the romantic suspense genre. I recently discovered Kelly’s writing when I read two of her recent Amish themed books and fell in love with her writing. That’s why I was excited to read her newest book.
Over the Line is an action-packed novel that seems like it could have been taken from today’s headline news. Chef and restaurateur, Gabriella Benoit is locking up her restaurant late at night and is met by a ...more
Author: Kelly Irvin
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
My rating is 3 out of 5 stars.
Eli Cavazos is a detective with a big secret. He and his former fiancée broke up because of this secret. Now, he is on the scene when a college student confronts his ex-fiancée, Gabriella Benoit, as she is leaving her restaurant. The guy says her brother’s name and then dies in her arms, having been gravely injured minutes prior. Gabriella is puzzled as to why this guy would utter ...more
There was a little romance amongst the ...more
I am not certain what I expected when I dove into this book, probably more thriller than anything due to the cover. What comes inside these pages is a romantic suspense Christian thriller with not one but two romances. Two sister’s find love while in the midst of high-stakes drama. Both are second chance love. One is love reunited. One is newfound.
On top of this surprising romance thing happening there is the search for Gabby’s missing brother, Jake, an ATF agent who fell for the ...more
"I've seen enough to know that learning to put one foot in front of the other takes time and prayer and more time."
When Gabrielle Benoit's evening is interrupted by an over-protective ex-fiance and a dying stranger, her life spirals out of control; for the victim barely manages to speak her brother's name before a very handsome homicide detective rushes to her aid. The news only gets worse; Gabby's brother is missing, his undercover contact is dead, and the ensuing spiral of violent ...more
Irvin included a few thought provoking issues in the novel. One was the conflicting opinions about journalists. What is more important, a ...more
I enjoyed it and thank Thomas Nelson for an advanced reader copy. This is my honest opinion.
The opening was great and Ms. Irvin set the mood for suspense and a backstory of broken romance.
I loved that the hero was a Latino and that we got to see some of the action from his pov. Hero and heroine povs always up the romantic factor in my opinion.
However, I would say that this book is more suspense with a thread of romance. Also, it took forever (again, in my opinion) for them to say why they broke up. There was such a hush about it and ...more
A border town, like my native San Diego. But not so much like my native San Diego. (Actually, I'm from North County SD, but who's counting?) I first heard of Laredo from my work in the supply chain field; Laredo is a major import/export location. For one of my customers, all shipments to Mexico went through two cities, and Laredo was one of them. It's a city that has been in my vocabulary and geographical knowledge for several years, but I didn't know much more about it until I ...more
Kelly Irvin brings current issues to life in Eli and Gabby’s gun-trafficking world of corrupt politics and border walls. I had a momentary ‘uh oh’ moment where I feared Over the Line might drop too deeply into politics, but it passed quickly ...more
One of my problems was the sheer number of characters. There were a lot, and I found that confusing at times. But my main problem was the political focus. I don’ ...more
Several months ago, I had the chance to read known Amish fiction author Kelly Irvin's first novel in the romantic suspense genre, Tell Her No Lies. While I had not read any of her previous Amish works at that time, I absolutely loved this particular book. So when I saw she'd released this one- another in that same suspense genre, I could not wait to read it. Over the Line did not disappoint, keeping me captivated from page one.
I wasn’t sure what to think of this book at first. It seemed to be slow. I wasn’t sure I was going to connect with the characters. But the more I read the more I wanted to read and the more invested in the story I became. This is one of those books where I say to give it two or three chapters before you decide it’s not for you.
Gabriella is a baker. She specializes in desserts. I could definitely be her best friend as I love to bake! But unlike her, I also like to eat ...more
When a college student dies at Gabriella’s feet after muttering her brother’s name, vicious gun smugglers believe she knows too much. And they’re determined to make sure she suffers the same fate. With no one else to turn to, Gabriella ...more
Kelly Irvin weaves an incredible tale of forgiveness while tackling the gun smuggling and border patrol epidemic in “Over the Line.”
When a young man with her ATF agent brother’s name on his lips dies right in front of her, Gabriella Benoit must turn to her ...more
On a fun side, a reader might learn some Spanish. There are a few Spanish words in the story and there is a glossary at the front of the book and it was fun to flip back to it why reading.
I am really glad that the author never wrote swear words in the story even ...more
What I liked about the book was the intensity of who was the bad guys and who were the good guys. There is some back history between Gabriella and Eli ...more