As an ivy-league ER doctor who eats double shifts for breakfast (and lunch…and dinner), Blake Fisher has little appetite for anything other than work. Being on the staff at Brenstville Hospital means taking care of people, a need Blake understands all too well from losing his brother to cystic fibrosis eight years ago. When he’s asked to coordinate a carnival fundraiser for the cause, he jumps at the chance to help others with the disease…until it lands him side by side with the one woman he never thought he’d see again: his ex-fiancée.
Streetwise and rough around the edges, Jules Shaw is no stranger to earning a living through hard work. But when her job as the restaurant manager of Mac’s Diner puts her shoulder to really broad shoulder with Blake Fisher, she nearly balks. She’d rather dodge and deflect than admit the real reason she broke things off, but the catering contract for the carnival means big business for Mac’s, and feeding people is Jules’s lifeblood.
As Blake and Jules join reluctant forces, they quickly rediscover the spark between them. But the possibility of a future together hinges on coming clean about the past, with potentially devastating consequences. Can Blake and Jules overcome their drastically different backgrounds and learn to love again, or will they always be outside the lines?
Blake and Jules make a great pair! Ms. Kincaid drew me into the characters and did a great job of revealing their backstory, making me feel emotionally involved in a really short period of time. If I had to go to the Emergency Room, I wouldn’t mind a doctor like Blake Fisher checking me out.. I also wouldn’t mind Jules cooking me breakfast…
I signed up to participate in the Outside the Lines blog tour, not realizing that this novella was a part of a series. I read this novella (it really stands along- so I am guessing this series can be read in any order) and I liked it enough that I went to the authors page to see what else she had written. This read gets FOUR stars from SYMFB and have added the other books in this series to my TBR list and will definitely check them out.
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Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. When she’s not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as “The Pleather Bomber”, she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is the 2011 RWA Golden Heart ® finalist who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. She has written two digital novellas, Love On the Line, and Drawing the Line about hot cops and sexy chefs, with Outside the Lines as her third novella in this series. She is also thrilled to have collaborated on a Christmas anthology with Donna Kauffman and Kate Angell, titled The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap, to kick off her Pine Mountain foodie series with Kensington this October. Kimberly’s first full length novel, Turn up the Heat, will follow in February 2014. She resides in Northern Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.