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Crossing the Touchline by Jay Hogan

readingvoyage's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

5.0

roryta86reads's review against another edition

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3.0

This was way too angsty for my taste. I couldn’t believe how awful the dad was!

pretty_odd08's review against another edition

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4.0

Just say eyeliner!

Really liked the story but the constant "guyliner" for a little much. Once or twice sure, but almost exclusively is a bit obnoxious. Beyond that though, this author is good at getting you right in the feels.

cammaleahh's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.5

mirocchi's review

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emotional slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.75

a_manning11's review against another edition

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4.0

Long and stressful, but excellent.

papercranestitches's review against another edition

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2.0

*** 2.5 Stars ***

What happened to Cam? I feel like the author completely forgot how to write for his character from Book 1 to Book 2 in the series.

And as other reviews have said, a lot of the characters' conversations and internal dialogue felt really repetitive in this one.

bfdbookblog's review against another edition

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Reviewing but not rating as I don't know that a rating would be fair.

I liked book one and I really liked Cam in book one, so I was excited to read this book. Unfortunately, I didn’t like this book as much as I did book one. I guess I was expecting this book to be more like book one and it just wasn’t.

I am not a rugby fan (although I am a sports fan in general)…I know nothing about it or the All Blacks. This book is heavy on the rugby and the importance of the All Blacks and that was completely lost on me which made the book drag at times.

**This may be a bit spoilery, so continue at your own risk.** Reuben’s family was more than I could handle. Neither Reuben or his brother needed their father or his poison. They mistakenly thought they needed to continue to accept his verbal and physical abuse which they didn’t. Reuben should have taken his nephew away from his brother long before he did due to endangerment or negligence. The ultimate solution he decided upon was inevitable and he really didn’t need to wait to take that action…the delay was needless.

Cam was such a strong character in book one, his wishy-washy behavior was surprising and made him appear weak. I respected how much Reuben fought for his nephew, but the rest just made him seem cowardly.

In my review of book one, I mentioned wanting a character named Mark to get a book. I don’t remember him, but I guess if he gets a book and it’s not all about rugby I’d be interested. There is a hint about a possible future story for another rugby guy and if that book is like this one with a lot about the game, I’d be out.

evelyn2015's review against another edition

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3.0

3⭐️ Cute but too long and wordy. Closeted rugby player, Reuben meets and is instantly charmed by the fem, out and proud ER nurse Cam. I loved both their characters but the writing was super repetitive and long-winded. There was none of the exciting plot that I came to expect from book 1 in this series.

tikipoupower's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0