Crossing the Touchline (Auckland Med., #1) (Lili’s Review)

Title: Crossing the Touchline (Auckland Med., #2)
Author: Jay Hogan
Publisher: Dreamspinner
Release Date: April 23rd 2019
Genre(s): Sports Romance
Page Count: 302 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5


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.

I’m going to keep this short.

I love the premise. I’m a sucker for a good OFY sports romance, and it was a sports romance, but it wasn’t good for me.


Drama. It was exhausting. I am not a fan of too much drama in books, and I just felt like it hindered the pace of the story. I almost DNFed this book. And while I love a steamy read- it was too much sex.

While underneath all the drama there was a story of hope that covers many important topics- it wasn’t for me.

I’m sure I’ll likely be the minority.

3 Stars

Auckland Med Series

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I'm a romance junkie, who loves when books make her cry from heartbreak and happiness. A few of my favorite tropes: -Friends to lovers -Hurt/comfort/healing -Age gap NetGalley Member since 2015 2016 NetGalley Challenge 80% Professional Reader 2015 Challenge Participant