Book Review: Crossing the Line (The Firing Line #3) by Kierney Scott
Series: The Firing Line (3/3)
Author: Kierney Scott
Genre: Romance / Crime
Publication Date: 2 June 2015
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Beth is still reeling from a hit ordered by ‘El Escorpion’, the notorious cartel leader she has relentlessly pursued for the last six years in her role as DEA agent. Reunited with her lover and undercover agent Torres, who is now her husband, and raising their adopted daughter Alejandra, she should be happier. But her role in the tragedy eats away at her, as does her final fling with her old partner Patterson, which she has hidden from Torres…
So when truths are exposed, Beth and Torres’ fierce passion turns into an embittered battle. Beth’s only desire now is to track down El Escorpion once and for all. But will her search for justice cost her everything?
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Crossing the Line is the final book in The Firing Line series. Kierney Scott has written an outstanding series of books here and this book didn’t just round up the loose ends but took me on a completely new roller coaster ride.
This was the first time I can remember in which I was brought to tears during the first few pages. Beth’s character has been left dealing with the trauma, grief and guilt following her Sister’s brutal murder at the end of the last book.
This emotional mindset sets the tone for the entire book where we see Beth who is usually so strong, secure, and organised; become desperate, erratic, emotional, and dangerous. We see her take risks not only with her own life but with others.
Her desperation to bring El Escorpion to justice appears to be at the sacrifice of everything, anything, and anybody.
I felt as though my breath was held for so much of this book, wanting to see Beth and Torres get the life they deserved but realising it may not happen.
Kierney Scott has pulled off a killer series here, not only is the romance gripping, heartbreaking, and heartwarming all at the same time. The story is intense, and difficult.
Crossing the Line finishes the story of Beth and Torres in dramatic fashion, it can be read as a standalone, but I highly recommend getting the whole series and bedding yourself in for a nice long reading session!
Thank you so much to Kierney Scott for the ARC of this book in return for this honest review.
About Kierney Scott:
Originally from California, Kierney Scott moved to Scotland to enrol in the Ph D programme in Educational Research at the University of Edinburgh.
Four days after she arrived, she met her husband, who persuaded her it would be more fun to get married than write a thesis. After the birth of her daughter she decided it was time to go back to school, but soon discovered all she wanted to write was romance novels. She admitted her literary proclivities to her husband, who promptly bought her a laptop and told her to start writing her book.
When she is not writing, you will probably find her at a spinning class or baking (read eating) cupcakes. Her butter cream icing is legendary, if only in her mind. If you want her recipe, or just want to chat, you can contact her at KierneyScott@gmail.com or follow her on twitter @Kierney_S
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