Wednesday, September 30, 2015

On the Line by Kathryn Ascher


Janelle Wagoner kept a lot of secrets for her husband, but the one she tried hardest to protect was her own. She never suspected he knew or that he would choose to reveal it in such a dramatic way. Now that he’s gone, leaving behind her and two children, Janelle is left to pick up the pieces and try to put her life back together before it’s too late. Nathan Harris has only ever loved one woman, despite the fact that she was married to someone else. After learning that she has been hiding something from him, he’s faced with a tough decision: With everything at stake, will he walk away from her for good, or will he lay it all on the line to win her back?

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Mary Jo☆☆☆
This is the second book in the Rocky Creek Series and I feel that it could be read as a standalone.

What worked/what didn't: For me, most of this book didn't work. There was no genuine spark between Nathan and Janelle and the conflict that was should have brought them together only separated them further.


Ruthie☆☆☆
Having read the first in this series and loved it, I was delighted to get the chance to read Kelsey's sister, Janelle's story.

It was a much more challenging read, as it dealt with some very difficult issues, and also their mother is a major feature – and she is an awful woman. Truly awful. I can't think of many book characters I dislike more ... possibly Orks! The story itself is quite long, and somewhat convoluted, but the ending is all that we have come to expect from Ms. Ascher. I can imagine that a lot of people will have a problem with some of the plotlines, and the actions of Janelle, but given her mother, almost anything would seem believable. Slowly, as things unravel and are re-knitted in a more positive way, there is light in the story. But it is neither an easy, nor a very uplifting story for the most part.


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Born and raised in Virginia, Kathryn Ascher tried her hand at poetry and fiction in high school, but put it all aside when she went to college. After graduating from Virginia Tech with her degree in communications, she married her college sweetheart and went to work for a local radio station. After her first child was born, she became a stay-at-home mom and began spending her free time crafting and reading.

It wasn’t until after the birth of her third child and a blind book exchange that Kathryn decided to give writing another try. When she picked up her first romance novel, she immediately knew that was the genre for her. She was drawn to the strong lead characters and the quirky secondary characters, the settings, the humor, and most importantly the feelings of falling in love for the first time. She hopes that her readers enjoy these aspects in her writings as well.

The inspiration for Kathryn’s first novel, What It Takes, came during a trip to the grocery store. In the checkout line, she amused herself with a tabloid article about a movie sequel she was looking forward to seeing. She read an interview with one of the actors who, when asked if he was dating his co-star, replied that he thought fans confused the characters with the actors and saw what they wanted to see. Kathryn began to wonder what would happen if the actors themselves got confused about their relationships and feelings—and a book was born.

Kathryn resides with her husband and three children in Land O' Lakes, Florida.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of On the Line (Rocky Creek #2) by Kathryn Ascher to read and review.

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