Publication date: 15th November 2015
Paperback edition: -
Rating: 4.5 stars
Synopsis: When a tall, dark, and handsome stranger literally runs into Felicity Hills at a coffee shop and spills her iced mocha down the front of her shirt, she doesn’t think the embarrassing encounter will lead to anything more, let alone be the single event that causes her life to spiral out of control.
And now she can’t get him out of her head, and he’s making her question everything just when she thought she got a handle on this thing called life. Because Ben has it all. Good looks. A job as killer as his abs. Great hair and great skills in bed. There is no way someone as irresistible as him can be into someone like Felicity.
I've read a lot of this author's paranormal books, but I've also read her latest contemporary book, Never Say Never, so I was looking forward to reading more contemporary books from her! I signed up to review this book and couldn't wait to read it! It sounded amazing and my kind of book! I squealed when I got my ARC and started reading it straightaway! I loved this book! I wasn't 100% sure what to expect from it after I read the synopsis, but I loved it! The plot was also amazing and it developed at a really good pace too! I really liked that the first few chapters were all about getting to know the main character and that she didn't meet her love interest straightaway and start a relationship with him! It really helped me connect more with the main character! The plot also had some seriously hot scenes in it! I wasn't expecting them to be as hot as they were, but they were pretty steamy! I just loved the plot and I loved the ending! It really was perfect and very beautiful! The characters were also amazing and totally made the plot for me! Felicity 'Lissy' was the main female character, and she was such a carefree and geeky character! I mean, she was very self-conscious as well and she had her downfalls about herself, but her geekiness definitely overshadowed her self-consciousness lol! I loved Lissy! I loved how passionate she was about the things she loved and that she was funny and honest! I loved that she stood up for people and she didn't let people boss her around! I just connected brilliantly with her and she was a fantastic main character! Lissy may actually be one of my favourite main characters! Ben was the love interest of Lissy and he was seriously hot! He was such a gentlemen as well! I also loved that Ben loved Lissy's geekiness and that she brought out his geeky side even more lol! Ben was also very passionate about art and he was super good at it! He had a successful business and he had worked hard to get to where he was! I also loved how Ben was with Lissy! He was always there for her and he had her back and supported her! I could also see that he had deep feelings for her, and that those feelings developed as the plot progressed! This book was only written from Lissy's point of view, which was amazing, but I would have loved it if a few chapters had been written from Ben's point of view! It would have been interesting to see what his intentions with Lissy were near the beginning of the book! I loved that the epilogue was written from Ben's point of view though! I can't wait to read the next book in this series! I loved this book and I can't wait to see what the next book is going to be about! I'm assuming that it's going to be about different characters because the ending to Lissy and Ben's story was perfect lol! I definitely wouldn't mind more Lissy and Ben though lol! The cover for this book suits it perfectly! It has that romantic, light-hearted feel to it, which suits what happens in the book! I love it! Big thank you to Emily and The Hype PR for an ARC of Outside the Lines!
Emily Goodwin is the author of the twice banned dark romance, STAY, as well as over a dozen other titles. Emily writes all types of romance, from love stories set in the zombie apocalypse to contemporary romances taking place on a western horse ranch. Emily lives in Indiana with her husband, children, and many pets, including a German Shepherd named Vader. When she isn't writing, Emily can be found riding her horses, designing and making costumes, and sitting outside with a good book.