Sunday, May 29, 2016

REVIEW Stepping Over the Line by Laura Marie Altom

Stepping Over the Line
(Stepbrother #1)
by Laura Marie Altom
If you love the stepbrother romances of Sabrina Paige, Caitlin Daire, and Krista Lakes, you’ll fall hard for Laura Marie Altom’s tale of forbidden love—a red-hot novel in her Shamed series featuring two tortured souls with an unbreakable bond.

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Categories ~ contemporary romance, stepbrother romance
Audience 18+ 

As the chief legal counsel for dot-com billionaire Liam Stone, Garrett Marsden has grown accustomed to being universally loathed. In fact, he welcomes it. Because the bigger the fight, the easier it is to run from his desire for someone he can never have: his stepsister. But when Garrett flies back to Julep, Mississippi, for Savannah’s med school graduation, a steamy encounter makes all his wildest dreams come true—and leads to his undoing. Because that’s when he meets Savannah’s boyfriend.

Five years later, Savannah Boudreaux couldn’t be happier as a small-town Southern doctor and single mom to a young son. There’s only one thing missing. Her stepbrother, Garrett, has just been released from prison, and although he may be a free man, he’s become a bitter shadow of the kind and caring man who once came to her rescue. Now Savannah will cross the line to save Garrett from himself: to prove that he can live his life, love whoever he wants . . . and be a wonderful father to their son.

A gritty love story between a stepbrother and stepsister involving horrible repercussions. Yep this pretty much says it all but it doesn't say enough. 

A heartbreaking story that walks the reader through one night's experience that changed the life of two families and ruined Garret's life. It shows the heartbreak in both families and what strict beliefs do to tear families apart. It is about death, anger, pain, birth, love, being honorable and forgiveness. It is very emotional and a fast paced read involving strongly written characters that show the reader what it's like to show authenticness in relationships.

This book is a dramatic example of what happens when society chooses your existence based on their beliefs and I for one love the ending as it clarifies that we have a choice to be another way.

a copy was gifted via Netgalley

You will want to read these first books in the Shame series.

Read my review on the first book of this series Control and learn how Liam and Ella meet.

Also check out my review on the second book of the series Possess

Also check out my review on the third book of the series The Escort

Laura Marie Altom is the author over 40 books in three different genres. She's been happily married to her college sweetheart (Go Hogs!) for 25 years and believes their boy/girl twins actively plot to drive her crazy!
Now that her kiddos are in college, Laura spends her days contentedly writing and chasing after the family menagerie of pets, ranging from a mutt named Sweet Pea, a mini-long-haired dachshund named Cocoa, a Yorkie named Daisy, and Domino--a black-and-white stealth cat she rarely sees. There are also plenty of ducks and geese who live in the backyard pond but would like to live in the house!

When night falls, Laura steals a few romantic moments for herself and her own hunky cover stud!

Laura loves hearing from readers and may be reached via email at or snail mail at P.O. Box 2074, Tulsa, OK 74101.

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  1. Teri--Your review made me cry!! I'm so happy you enjoyed Garrett's story. xoxo

    1. Laura your book made me cry it was so intense and full of meaning. I am so glad I discovered your writing.