• Crossing the Touchline

  • Auckland Med, Book 2
  • By: Jay Hogan
  • Narrated by: Gary Furlong
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (94 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What if you’ve worked your whole life for a dream, to play rugby for the most successful sports team on the planet, the New Zealand All Blacks?

What if that dream is so close you can smell it?

What if you meet someone?

What if you fall in love?

What if your dream will cost the man who’s stolen your heart?

And what if the dream changes?

Reuben Taylor has a choice to make.

Cameron Wano is that choice.

©2019 Jay Hogan (P)2021 Jay Hogan

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5/5/5

Absolutely fabulous second book in the series... Jay Hogan only gets better with subsequent books and I just can't get enough of Auckland Medical Staff... Cam was sheer perfection and Ruben was perfect for him, after some trials and turbulence but knowing everything that was going on with his dad... brother... nephew you can't blame the guy but cheer for him and his romance with Cam... I absolutely adore this couple and couldn't get enough... can't wait to read the rest of the books. Jay Hogan does wonderful job to make story and characters real... conversations are not over the top and fake... they are very .. very realistic... loved it... Gary Furlong is a new narrator for me but he did absolutely great job and did this story justice... it just brought it to life for me.... so yeah.... 5+ stars for the narration... 5+ for the story.... and 5+++ for the overall :)

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Love it!

Amazing story!!! Had me hooked from beginning to the End!. Although I wanted to smack Reuben a couple times it didn’t ruin my enjoyment of the whole story

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Great story by a talented writer!

I read and listen to a romance novel expecting to be pulled in and held there from beginning to end by the writer. Jay Hogan does exactly that, from when Reuben and Cameron met, through their lives, up to the moment of the outing in the hospital. The story plot weaves around them perfectly, I loved it every step of the way. And listening to this novel is made a treat with Gary Furlong’s talents; he is a man who can really tell a story, with all the voices! Beautiful!
I recommend this book, no, I recommend this whole series. ❤️

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Loved it!!

This was even better than the 1st one! I really was hoping Cam would get his story. He was such a character in the first book. Out and proud and totally fabulous, he is a charge nurse! Reuben a closeted rugby player whose is working his way to the All Blacks has it bad for Cam. But his bigoted Dad is a major road block. Add in a brother with a special needs son who is drowning in responsibility Rueben’s life is chaos. The narration is superb!

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  • C M Silver
  • 04-11-21

Kiss and Make up

Unsatisfactory Book 2 after an OK Book 1. Couldn't get past hour 2 despite the excellent narration.

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  • 07-12-22

Loved the narration

The story is good if somewhat predictable but there is good narration that make it much more enjoyable

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  • BevS
  • 03-17-21

My first completed Gary Furlong narration...🥳🥳🥳

I adored this story when it came out, but was rather worried when I saw that Mr Furlong was behind the mic🎙. He and I normally just do not get along...I find his narrating 'voice' monotonous and boring 😴 to say the least and for me, he doesn't particularly add anything special to the story as I believe a decent narrator should; however, colour me completely blown away 🥰🥰🥰 by his 'performance' for Cam and Reuben. I was amazed by the energy and enthusiasm he gave to the characterisations in the story, he really put 100% and his heart and soul into it and on the strength of this example I also bought First Impressions, the first in the Auckland Med series. That one I wasn't so keen on, but that was down to the story and not his narration. If I could get around my 'dislike' of some of his work, then I would also have bought Hailey Turner's Soulbound series and Dal Maclean's Bitter Legacy series [they were failures unfortunately and returned to Audible].

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  • Laora
  • 03-15-21

Love wins in the end

Reuben and Cameron really are great, I love that this is not a wambam thank you mam love story is. I just adore how they both care about Cody. And heartbreaking to see how Reuben his brother Gary can't deal with the (mental) abuse their father dolls out. They take time to find and accept their relationship. This is a story that is well layed out and. Gary Furlong does great in the narration.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 02-28-21

Loved this audiobook

This was an excellent book with good characterisation and an interesting storyline. I will definitely put it in my favourites and enjoy listening to it again.

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  • Edga
  • 02-15-21

excellent narration of a beautiful romance.

I practically inhaled this book. Could not put it down. The angst and rollercoaster of emotions the story makes you feel. I loved the main characters. All you wanted while reading their story is a HEA. I absolutely loved the first book in this series, First Impressions, and have so looked forward to this one. Let's just say that Ms Hogan didn't disappoint.


  What follows is a totally compelling story about two men who are total opposites, but desperately want to be together. Neither can see a way out of their dilemma, and their attraction seems doomed.


I really enjoyed the story I thought the characters were brilliantly written and I ached for Reuban. His struggles of wanting to be successful in a sport he loves and embracing his sexuality really tore at my heart. It is so sad that there is so much fear and discrimination against people who can’t be their real selves, or are living their lives in order to please someone else.

 I loved the story and adored the secondary characters, all well written. I’m already looking forward to the next book. in the series being available on audible.

Gary Furlong did an excellent job narrating the story. Totally brought Reuban and Cam alive.

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  • Beezie Reads Romance
  • 06-11-22

Excellent!

Gary's narration is a brilliant addition to this story and really brings both Cam and Reuben to life!