THE LINE BETWEEN

THE LINE BETWEEN                                  TAMSYN BESTER
Posted:  July 9, 2015

The Line Between (The Line Between, #1)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*
 

MY REVIEW:
     When becoming parents we never realize at the time how much things we tell our children, say around our children, or act around our children will affect them later in their lives.  That is exactly the case with Dane Winters where his father drilled into him and his twin sister the hatred for the Monroe family.  The other founding family in the town of Brighton.  The thing is the family feud had gone as far back as three great grandfathers ago and no one could really pin point what started it, their kinda thinking land disputes and oil are the cause.
     Dane on the other hand hated his school make Kennedy Monroe just on principle for his father’s sake.  Picking on her every chance he got.  He made her life a living hell.  He was an all-out bully.  Until one day in grade school he figured out how pretty she really was.  Then he picked on her out of sheer hate of knowing he would never ever be able to be with her as a boyfriend.  So he picked on her more because she was that girl, his girl, the one that would always be out of reach.  Starting in Jr. High and High School though any time a guy began to like her or hangout with her he would sabotage it going has far out one time as to say she had an STD so the guy may want to rethink seeing her.
     Then one tragic night it was her graduation night the only person she loved and who loved her left.  You see Kennedy’s mother died at childbirth so her father never forgave her for that.  Never would he talk, look, or be around her.  She didn’t exist to him.  Her older brother Charlie was the only one that loved her and cared for her.  Even walked her through her first period and sat through all the tears Dane put her through.
     On that same night Dane suffered the same loss as she did but the hate increased for Dane at the same time he missed having the push pulling banter of hate he and Kennedy shared.  She was gone packed up and left to live with her grandparents on her mom’s side, in Georgia right after that night. After a year and a half he was still feeling the hurt, sorrow, and anger from the tragic accident.
     Kennedy was ready to push through it still didn’t want to talk about it but hey.  And she really did not want to run into Dane anytime soon.  In fact if she never saw him again it would be too soon.  As it was she was barely prepared to see him from afar.  She knew she might run into Dane every once in a while but this…he was right next door to her dorm room really?  And he was already starting crap.  He better watch out she’s not the same Kennedy that left and he used as a punching bag.  She would give as good as she got.  So bring it Dane…
     I loved this book.  What emotions this author was able to bring out of me for these characters. Each character had a way of stealing the scene and owning it when it was their time to speak, but what was even better the description when they didn’t speak and the author took you through their emotions.  Nicely done.  Honest, truthful, and gut-wrenching heartache.
I give this 5++++ Stars.  Provided by netgalley.com.

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