Blurred Lines, by K.D. Williamson
Publisher: Ylva Publishing
Release Date: February 3, 2016
Genre: Lesbian, Contemporary, F/F, Medical
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Kelli MacCabe is a no-nonsense detective with a tough exterior. Only a select few know her as a loyal, loving friend. To a fault, she is committed to her family, friends and her job.
As a surgeon, Nora Whitmore is used to being in control. The hospital is her life. There is little else. Respected by her colleagues but ridiculed by the residents, Nora takes what she needs and keeps everyone else at arm’s length, creating unexpected enemies.
Tragedy brings them together in a clash of personalities. As the chaos around them continues, they find the lines between them blurring. A friendship forms, understanding grows, and attraction soon follows. Together, they may conquer their own misgivings, but will the outside forces keep them apart?
Blurred Lines is a book about two strong women going head to head (and heart to heart), and Nora and Kelli’s interactions kept me turning pages! Kelli is weakened physically, but just as strong-willed and spirited, a cop through and through. Nora is a bit stuck-up, set in her routine, and a big fan of keeping everything in its proper place. But watching Kelli get under her skin was delightful.
Kelli is my kind of lady! Foul-mouthed, take-no-crap, and full of emotion, she seems like the opposite of polite, proper, and emotionally-repressed Nora. But they do balance each other out!
The novel did take a while to warm up for me. While I enjoyed the characters a lot, Kelli being restricted to her hospital bed for so long made me feel like the plot was a bit stagnant. I also thought the dialogue was stilted at times.
But once they finally get together… well, I really enjoyed their relationship!
“Yeah, we’re kinda seeing each other.”
“Kinda?” Travis looked confused.
“It’s…complicated. She’s scared.”
“No, it’s not that.” Kelli shut him down.
His gaze continued, but she could see when realization hit him. “Oh, she’s one of those commitment-phobic people. Wait, you are too. Do you know what you’re doing?”
Kelli smiled. “No clue.”
An enjoyable romance about two women from very different backgrounds, as they learn to balance one another out!