“Now it’s time for you to fly, Little Bird.”
I have said it on more than one occasion my love for cowboys is infinite….. yes infinite! So, when I was given the opportunity to read The Line I literally jumped at the chance and couldn’t wait to dive right in. This is my first book by Amie Knight and I absolutely loved it to the point where I am already looking forward to reading future books by this amazingly talented author. If you are looking for a heart-achingly beautiful read, that will give you all the feels imaginable, then definitely check this out.
Everly finds herself homeless and living in a train station after having fled abusive foster homes. She does whatever she needs to in order to survive the streets. That is, until she meets someone who ultimately saves her life, Momma Lou. Everly lives with Momma Lou within a shelter for three years helping her care for foster kids, and there she finds peace and happiness. With just one look and one smile Momma Lou has the power to make Everly feel like the most loved girl in the world.
Momma Lou in all her beauty has plans for Everly, however those plans include moving away from her safe haven for a summer to work at Preston’s Peach Orchard. She wants Everly to do this in order to save money, so that she may go to school and make something of her life. Everly is enthusiastic but nervous about taking this giant leap of faith, but Momma Lou informs her if she doesn’t like it she can always come back.
Fate steps in when Everly arrives at the peach orchard and comes face to face with a ghost from her past. Someone she met fleetingly on a train four years ago, someone who had also tried to save her. Someone, who recognised her instantly and would never forget that pale, blue eyed frail girl who was so willing to offer herself to him.
“He saw me. All of me. The sunken cheeks. The cold, weary, dead look in my eyes. My dirty hair. My old clothes. And I didn’t like it.”
Cole, AKA hot, brooding cowboy, has not had the easiest of times the last six months. He has become quite angry, bitter and untrusting, but in true southern cowboy style, he never loses his charm or his manners. He was so sweet with an absolute heart of gold. I just could not get enough of him!
The chemistry between Everly and Cole was jam packed; it sizzled right off the pages and it kept me enthralled from their very first meeting. It was the insta-sort-of-love where a brief encounter stayed with both of them for four years. I knew they were destined to be together; to not only love each other, but also to heal each other.
“Her head rose. Her eyes clashed with mine. I flinched in surprise, our gazes meeting like a head-on collision, and it was a wreck of epic proportions…
They all traveled across her face quickly, like the train we’d met on four years ago.”
For me this story is the epitome of why I love to read romance stories. The Line was an epic love story of second chances, hope, strength and rising above all the obstacles life throws your way. It was at times gut wrenching and emotional, but above all else beautiful. The writing was absolutely poetic and I know that the beauty within these pages will stay with me forever. I can’t recommend this story enough and do it the justice it deserves, simply go and read for yourself and you’ll see what I mean. I will definitely be reading the next book this author produces and I wait with anticipation.
About the Author:
Amie Knight has been a reader for as long as she could remember and a romance lover since she could get her hands on her momma’s books. A dedicated wife and mother with a love of music and makeup, she won’t ever be seen leaving the house without her eyebrows and eyelashes done just right. When she isn’t reading and writing, you can catch her jamming out in the car with her two kids to ’90s R&B, country, and showtunes. Amie draws inspiration from her childhood in Columbia, South Carolina, and can’t imagine living anywhere other than the South.