ARC Review – On the Line by Liz Lincoln

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Title: On the Line
Author: Liz Lincoln
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Genre: Romance
Where I got it: ARC from Netgalley

Goodreads Summary

Is this man: A) a super-hot NFL player, B) the guy you’re sexting, or C) your new boss?

If you’re Carrie Herron, the answer is all of the above. First Carrie starts exchanging steamy text messages with the sexy single dad she meets in line at the grocery store. Then she lands a job—and a bedroom—as the live-in nanny for the daughter of the Milwaukee Dragons’ newest star. But when Carrie shows up for work and realizes that they’re actually the same guy, she has no choice but to try to keep things professional. After all, Seth Chamberlain is her boss now. Her chiseled, charismatic, oh-so-tempting boss. . . .

After getting traded from Houston to Milwaukee, Seth’s having a tough time keeping his head in the game, let alone setting up his daughter in a brand-new city. So if the only nanny his daughter will tolerate while he’s on the road is the gorgeous, cosplay-loving redhead he’s had his eye on, well, so be it. Surely he can resist Carrie until football season is over. But with her knowing glances and kissable lips driving him wild, Seth must decide whether he’s ready to put everything on the line.


I received an ARC of this book for an honest review.

I’m always a sucker for a single dad romance. Add to that the single dad is a football player and I’m sold.  This book had both.

Seth Chamberlain is a football player with a 12-year old daughter. He’s recently been traded to Milwaukee from Houston, where his family lives. His daughter is non to happy about the move – but his life is made easier when he hires Carrie Heron to be his nanny.

Turns out he’s met Carrie – at the grocery store, when Seth was buying the wrong feminine hygiene products for his daughter. Carrie had forgotten her wallet and Seth paid for her groceries, and as a thank you, she helped him get the right products. They exchanged numbers and starting texting each other.

Once Carrie starts working for Seth, they decide they have to put their feelings aside for the sake of his daughter, Maddie. Carrie and Maddie are both big into comic books, which play a big role in this book.

This book is told in the third person, and it was often hard to tell who was talking/thinking. I very much prefer books told in the first person, so that was a strike. Carrie and Seth’s relationship moved very slowly. Very. There was a lot of drama with Maddie, but that felt realistic. I have a twelve year old boy and there is a lot drama.

The last ten percent kind of sucked, and didn’t paint Seth in a great light. And there WAS NO EPILOGUE! I hate that so much!

Overall, this book was ok. Just ok.

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