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Publisher's Summary

Psychopath. Borderline. Crazy. Seventeen-year-old Maryanne Mayweather wears each term like a badge of pride. Expelled from her 12th boarding school, she lands on the doorstep of her flighty aunt Elaine and Elaine’s husband James, one more screw-up away from being made a ward of the state. 

Once a successful author, the last thing James Thorne wants is to care for his wife's bratty teenage niece, especially with his marriage falling apart. When Maryanne crafts an elaborate plan to defame and destroy him, they both discover that words are more powerful than either of them could imagine. And as their relationship goes down a path neither envisioned, the consequences are swift and far-reaching. 

Some lines weren’t meant to be crossed.

©2019 Lana Sky (P)2019 Lana Sky

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Force yourself to ignore the narrator and hear the words

The fake sarcasm of the narrator is highly annoying becauSe it continues through nearly every single sentence of the book. The up and down sing song of her attempt of sarcasm gets very old and I doubt this was what the author intended. Yes the main character is a brat with some growing up to do- but the tone gets annoying quick and sometimes the narrator even uses that fake tone with other characters.
If you can ignore the narrator and hear the words the author wrote, it is a much better book. It definitely gets better as the character grows and becomes more realistic.

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An Age Gap Dark Romance That Works

The narrator does a perfectly snarky job of sounding exactly how I imagined Maryanne to sound. She captures the main character so well, I found myself delighted.

I'm not usually into age gap romances of any kind. Yet, unexpectedly, Crossed Lines is one of my favorite Lana Sky books filled with the dark romance vibe that I love from her so much --only with a twist.

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Dark and misunderstood

Trying to get attention wherever she can, she’s thrown after one boarding school after another the attention she craved isn’t one anyone would expect to calm her as much as it did. This story is dark and twisted but they get their HEA in the end. I’ll be honest though, I had a hard time listening to it most of the time. The sarcasm is needed in some places, but it’s portrayed most of the time even when it’s not called for an it throws off the story.

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The like and dislike of my opinion

I'll start with my likes the story was good the idea of these character having a connection from the beginning of their meeting despite the situation they where in.

for the beginning it was the breakdown of the labels the heroine was given and after everything it made sense for her to love an older intellectual man, the dislikes where the slow progression for me their passion should have been more brought to the surface and finally the performance while I can agree she sounded like what I would imagine the heroine would sound like I feel adding a male narrator would have made this better as for me.

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Emotional, and dramatic

This is the story of Maryanne, 17years old, and tossed around from one family to another, and getting kicked out of school, Maryanne is down to her last choice, to stay with Aunt Elaine, and her husband James, Uncle Thorny. Hell bent on getting the attention of Uncle Thorny, Maryanne acts out, and cause's trouble. This was a complex web, of raw emotion, secrets, and lies, and drama. This book was intense, and twisted, and well written.

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Ok

This book was ok. I volunteered to read it for an honest review and I did enjoy it. It’s not a genre I would usually read but it was enjoyable.

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Raw, emotional and beautiful

Lana did an amazing job with this book. Raw, emotional, beautiful, intense read. I was drawn to Maryanne and James. You need this book. Guaranteed page turner.

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A forbidden read!

As their relationship goes down a path neither envisioned, the consequences are swift and far-reaching...
Some lines weren’t meant to be crossed...

Oh. My. Word! What a read! I NEED another book like ASAP! Or, like an extended epilogue because wowza...this author can hook you and sink you with her words, story and characters.

Man, you definitely need this book in your life!

Phenomenal narration!

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Crossed Lines

This story keeps you guessing right the way through from the beginning right up until the end

The Narration was alright

"I was given this free audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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Seriously, this is sooo good!!! Stick with it!

At first I was hesitant because of the snarky sound tone of the narrator BUT the main character IS a teenager who is not emotionally intelligent enough to express herself any other way. So it’s to be expected.

That said the story was great! Different than anything I’ve heard and I’m so glad I stuck with it. Once I got a couple hours in, I couldn’t stop and then OH man...I had to wear the DO NOT DISTURB sign around my neck for the rest.
Great job 😍

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  • Jules
  • 04-25-21

Brilliant

I wasn't sure what to expect, this is the first of lana's for me.

my god, I was hanging onto every word, the narrator was brilliant, really made me feel every emotion. im not sure what it is with audio but I think if I'd have read this it would have taken me a while to get into it but listening takes your imagination in a completely different direction.
I absolutely loved it!

definitely recommend 👌

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  • Nicola J Hardy
  • 11-17-19

taboo

I love taboo/forbidden reads and this was one of the best I've listened to , I was not expecting it to end the way it did and it had me hooked the whole time, you think you know how these books end up but I had no idea it would end like that , Maryanne is a bit of a brat or at least she acts that way and she does it well it took me a while to truly understand her character but it made sense eventually in why she acted the way she did , the narrator was perfect for the parts she played and really brought the story to life
an absolute must listen