Review: On the Line by Liz Lincoln

April 13, 2018 Adult, Book Review 5 ★★★½

I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
On the LineOn the Line by Liz Lincoln
Published by Loveswept on April 17th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance
Format: ARC
Source: Netgalley
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Is this man: A) a super-hot NFL player, B) the guy you’re sexting, or C) your new boss?

If you’re Carrie Herron, the answer is all of the above. First Carrie starts exchanging steamy text messages with the sexy single dad she meets in line at the grocery store. Then she lands a job—and a bedroom—as the live-in nanny for the daughter of the Milwaukee Dragons’ newest star. But when Carrie shows up for work and realizes that they’re actually the same guy, she has no choice but to try to keep things professional. After all, Seth Chamberlain is her boss now. Her chiseled, charismatic, oh-so-tempting boss. . . .

After getting traded from Houston to Milwaukee, Seth’s having a tough time keeping his head in the game, let alone setting up his daughter in a brand-new city. So if the only nanny his daughter will tolerate while he’s on the road is the gorgeous, cosplay-loving redhead he’s had his eye on, well, so be it. Surely he can resist Carrie until football season is over. But with her knowing glances and kissable lips driving him wild, Seth must decide whether he’s ready to put everything on the line.

I’m sort of a sucker for romances with nannies and hot single dads. Maybe part of it is because I worked in childcare for many, many years so it makes it easier to connect to a character with a job I’m quite familiar with. But who doesn’t love a man who is great with kids too? On the Line was a must read for me for those very reasons. Plus he’s a football star? Bonus!

Carrie is struggling to find a teaching job position and just when she thinks it can’t get any worse, she’s suddenly without a place to live either. On the plus side, she’s been sexting the cute guy she met at the super market. When her brother mentions an old friend, a football player named Seth, needing a live-in nanny, Carrie decides to go for it but it’s about to get a whole lot of complicated when the dad doing the hiring turns out to be the guy she’s been sexting!

So Carrie is this huge science nerd and comics superfan and basically a fun character you can’t help but like. Seth’s daughter, Maddie, just so happens to also be hugely into comics. There were all sorts of fun touches thrown in about comics and a comic-con and I adored those little moments throughout the book. Seth is pretty sweet and all about his daughter and his dedication to the life he was trying to build for them. Seth and Carrie try to deny the connection they felt before she becomes the nanny, neither wanting to complicate the situation. There was a lot of great sexual tension between these two that built and built and I was a big fan of the push and pull, slow burn it sort of took.

On the downside, it just felt like it was missing something. The story heavily focuses on these characters of Seth and Carrie and the role his daughter plays within that relationship but I felt like the story sort of perused over other issues and didn’t explore some of the outside influences quite as much as I wanted. The possibility of issues were set up and just fell flat and overlooked, especially with Carrie’s brother. I wish he was more prominent in the story.

All in all, a good romance read. I would love to continue the series and see what’s to come for the football players of the Milwaukee Dragons.


About Liz Lincoln

Liz has been concocting stories as long as she can remember, and from the beginning they involved two people falling in love.

When she’s not writing, she spends her time rooting for the UW Badgers and the Green Bay Packers (or yearning for the return of football season), cross-stitching and embroidering sassy sayings or nerdy characters (Wonder Woman is her favorite), and drinking too much Diet Coke.

She lives in Milwaukee, WI, with her husband, two kids, two cats, and a turtle.

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5 Responses to “Review: On the Line by Liz Lincoln”

  1. Danielle Hammelef

    I like reading romances where the tension of trying to resist becoming involved for a higher purpose/end result (American Panda is actually turning out to have this aspect as I’m more than half way through this adorable and hilarious book). I do love science/nerdy female POV characters too (again, maybe why I’m loving American Panda).

  2. Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra

    A man who is great with kids definitely appeals to me too. This sounds like a pretty good read overall, although I could see myself being bothered by those same missing elements that you mentioned. Great review!

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