Across The Line (In The Zone # 2)

By Kate Willoughby


Calder Griffin needs to get back in shape. Sidelined last season by a knee injury, he’s determined to return to the San Diego Barracudas and play the best hockey of his career. This might even be the year he gets out of his talented older brother’s shadow.

For months, Becca Chen has poured her energy into Cups, the restaurant she owns, desperate to prove to her parents that she can succeed in the career of her choice, not theirs. But after she spends a five-hour plane ride flirting with charming, magic-on-the-ice Calder, she tells herself she needs a fling.

Becca and Calder can’t keep their hands off each other, but they know the relationship can’t last. They live on opposite coasts, and they’re both too devoted to their careers. All they have to do is prevent their feelings from crossing the line from lust to love…


On a flight to visit his parents during the off-season, injured Barracudas left winger Calder Griffin counts his lucky stars when the woman seated next to him turns out to be a total hottie.

Heading home after attending a Restaurateurs Convention in San Diego, Rebecca Chen quickly warms up to Calder after a very frosty start.  They find it very easy to talk and flirt with each other and after arriving in Ithaca, he asks her out.  Knowing that he lives and works on the west coast while she’s on the east coast, Calder and Becca agree to just a fling while he’s in town.  But both fall for each other quickly and despite living on opposite sides of the country, they decide to give a long distance relationship a try.

When tragedy strikes Becca’s restaurant, Calder uses the opportunity to ask Becca to move to San Diego to be with him and re-open her restaurant there.  After finally agreeing, it doesn’t take long for the relationship to crack.  From schedule conflicts between Calder’s games and Becca planning her new restaurant, Calder is quickly tiring of Becca never having time for him or their relationship.  The situation is made worse because Becca is a very strong and independent woman, used to doing everything on her own and not letting people in.  She’s not used to being part of a team.  Throw in an argument about money, and you’ve got a relationship that just might not make it.

ACROSS THE LINE is book 2 of Kate’s In The Zone series.  We get a glimpse of how Tim and Erin are progressing, and there’s snippets on some of the other players in the team as well.  I love the friendship and banter between the players and the pranks they play on one another.  We also find out why there’s so much tension between Calder and his older brother, Hart, which was first brought up in book 1.

I can’t wait for Alex’s story, he seems like such a fun and dirty character and I hope he stays that way.  And will Savannah and Oliver find their way together again???

“My specialty is body-to-body massage.  And before you ask, body-to-body massage is where I don’t just use my hands like ordinary inferior masseuses.  I utilise my entire body.  Stop laughing.  I’m serious.”

Across The Line (In The Zone # 2)

My Rating:  4 Hearts

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