Title: The Brave Line
Author: Kate Stewart
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 17
She is a five foot seven long list of things he can’t have.
He is a determined cop, desperate to keep his heart sealed behind his badge.
Michelle is a survivor. With a fresh perspective on life, she trades her tragic past in California for the coastal waters of Charleston. Fueled by a new career as a dispatcher, she’s determined not to let her scars weigh her down. She apologizes for nothing, especially her insatiable need for a certain police officer.
Rowdy is a newly minted sergeant dedicated to his job, but the life of a Charleston police officer has never been more dangerous. With his need to take order of a city spiraling out of control, the last thing he wants is an entanglement with a mouthy dispatcher. But, there’s just one problem. He can’t get enough of her.
As the heat rises between the unlikely pair, so does the tension.
Three months of summer was all it took to shake their foundations, rattle their walls, and bring them crashing down.
It was lust.
It was love.
It was real.
And it would have been perfect . . . if it wasn't already over.
Note to reader: This book has several elements and explores topics that some may consider triggers. For mature audiences only. Explicit sex, violence and language.
Kate Stewart delivers again and again.
No matter what she throws at me I always connect with her main characters and her stories hit me right where it hurts and matters the most.
My heart and soul.
This time it's more deep and profound.
The story and its topics are more relevant than ever when you look at society today. The Brave Line is real and authentic.
Stewart captured perfectly what and how life of a cop works and how it not only affects him/her and their families.
It's described and depicted perfectly with a rawness and intensity.
The struggles Rowdy and Michelle deal with because of certain trauma in their pasts also makes them more human and relatable.
I love the direction
Stewart takes the characters,
the important topics and the story.
There isn't a dull moment whatsoever.
I was invested in Michelle and Rowdy's journey.
Individually and together.
Rowdy is the cop who doesn't do relationships because of his job
self preservation and also
the protection of others.
He knows what he wants from a woman when he gets her in bed,
but outside of that he cares about the people that matter most to him.
In this case April and soon to be Michelle.
Michelle is a fun, honest, wild and fearless woman with so many hidden sides.
She works at the Charleston Police Call center. With what she has experienced in her past and how far she's come it's nothing but admirable. She's definitely fought for her life to get where she is today.
Rowdy and Michelle's chemistry is hot like lava. Literally explosive! Damn! They were phenomenal together. In and out of bed. I especially enjoyed the scenes where they got to know one another on a more personal and deeper level. Yes, it wasn't easy because Rowdy had his guard up but Michelle did her best. They connected through deeper conversations and slowly
peeled layers off of each other.
The pace of the story flowed effortlessly. The relationship between Rowdy and Michelle was well developed with the perfect amount of depth to both of them. How their relationship evolved was just one of my favorite things about The Brave Line. It wasn't rushed whenever they hit a bump in the road in their relationship.
The story took its time which was needed because of its serious topics and I appreciated that.
It made me love Rowdy and Michelle even more. Their friendship with April is another highlight and made me smile.
Her support of both Rowdy and Michelle proved why they were such a close unit.
I'm a very huge fan of Stewart's work and The Brave Line is phenomenal.
In my opinion her best work yet!
I love the main characters, Rowdy and Michelle. The topics of the book, especially the police force and how they're viewed in society is important.
Stewart handles the topic with such care and respect. She has a strong and loud voice and it comes across beautifully in
The Brave Line.
Her prose is poignant and stronger than ever. Her mixture of romance, realism and suspense is executed flawlessly
and to perfection!!!
I was on the edge of my seat numerous times and my emotions went through the wringer. A powerful story with an important and powerful message.
I bow down to you, Kate Stewart.
You deserve the praise!
A native of Dallas, Kate Stewart now resides in beautiful Charleston, S.C. She lives with her husband of 10 years, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. Kate moved to Charleston three weeks after her first visit, dropping her career of 8 years, and declaring the city her creative muse. Since the move in 2010, Kate has written and published several novels including Room 212, Never Me, Loving the White Liar, The Reluctant Romantics Series (The Fall, The Heart, The Mind) and The Balls in Play series (Anything but Minor and Major Love.)
Kate writes messy, sexy, angst filled romance books with ‘hard to get’ happy endings because it’s what she loves as a reader. She has a scary addiction to chocolate milk and a deep love for rap music specifically the genius known as Marshall Mathers.
In addition to her addiction to romance, Kate also lets her alter ego take over on occasion and writes erotic suspense under the pen Angelica Chase.
Check out Kate’s works as Angelica