Book Review: The Line Between

The Line Between by Tamsyn Bester: There’s a fine line between love and hate, so fine that you don’t know you’ve lost balance until it’s too late.
I’m not sure exactly when I lost my balance, all I know is that he was to blame.
Dane Winters.
The boy who’d spent most of his life hating me for reasons I never understood.

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It was no secret that I hated her, but only I knew why.
She was off-limits.
And then our separate worlds collided with one tragedy.
It wasn’t her fault, I knew that, but I wanted her to hurt the way I did, and I needed someone to blame. She was an easy target.
Kennedy Monroe.
The girl I’d picked on all our lives.
And the woman I barely tolerated.
Until the line between love and hate was no longer visible…

*New Adult Contemporary Romance*
*Due to mature content this book is not suitable for readers younger than 18*

TeriLyn's thoughts: **The Line Between generously provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**
The Line Between is a standalone, New Adult novel chronicling the relationship between two people fated to never be able to be together. Dane and Kennedy star in this witty, fun, romantic story written by a new author on the scene. Told from both their points of view, The Line Between flows rhythmically without dwelling or dawdling over inane plot points with internal dialogues where the reader gains great perspective on each of the main characters.

Dane Winters proves to be very much an anti-hero when we first meet him with Kennedy Monroe hailing as a victimized heroine. As the two experience horrific tragedy in very different ways providing each of them a different perspective the reader sees them each in a new light. When their paths cross and as the palpable tension between them enflames the result is a game of cat and mouse where each character plays role of both.

I believed in these characters and was invested in their story their fighting and banter proved very satisfying. I flipped through the pages in order to learn more and see where and how they would finally end their journey. At times, the story became predictable. The ending also felt quite rushed to me, I wished there was more of resolution to the ultimate conflict rather than the quick ending we were given plus bit longer epilogue as the epilogue felt like the resolution itself rather than an added bonus. However, passion does ignite between Dane and Kennedy. The games of banter and constant fighting were fun and refreshing to where the push/pull of their relationship didn’t become tiresome. The secondary characters lent a lot of positivity to the story as the reader could invest just as much in them. The Line Between was a good debut novel from this author if you're in the mood for a fun, angsty New Adult read. I enjoyed reading it.

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