Outside the Lines and Apple Turnovers – A Perfect Pairing

by Pepper on November 9, 2013

PPP-Outside the LinesChoosing a Perfect Pairing for Kimberly Kincaid’s sassy little story, Outside the Lines, was not easy to do. Here’s the official blurb:

As an Ivy League ER doctor who eats double shifts for breakfast (and lunch…and dinner), Blake Fisher has little appetite for anything other than work. Being on the staff at Brenstville Hospital means taking care of people, a need Blake understands all too well from losing his brother to cystic fibrosis eight years ago. When he’s asked to coordinate a carnival fundraiser for the cause, he jumps at the chance to help others with the disease…until it lands him side by side with the one woman he never thought he’d see again: his ex-fiancée. Streetwise and rough around the edges, Jules Shaw is no stranger to earning a living through hard work. But when her job as the restaurant manager of Mac’s Diner puts her shoulder to really broad shoulder with Blake Fisher, she nearly balks. She’d rather dodge and deflect than admit the real reason she broke things off, but the catering contract for the carnival means big business for Mac’s, and feeding people is Jules’s lifeblood. 

As Blake and Jules join reluctant forces, they quickly rediscover the spark between them. But the possibility of a future together hinges on coming clean about the past, with potentially devastating consequences. Can Blake and Jules overcome their drastically different backgrounds and learn to love again, or will they always be outside the lines?

So, like all of Kim’s “Lines” stories, this one centered around food and cooking, and the spunky heroine, Jules, was known for baking several yummy favorites.  Both her decadent stuffed French toast and her frosted cinnamon buns had starring roles in the story. But in the end, I decided to recommend that you enjoy this “second chance at love” story with an apple turnover (or two). The main reason? You are not gonna want to put your Kindle or Nook down to use a fork, and cinnamon buns are kind of a two-handed mess as well, you know? So yeah, keep a juicy, sweet, crisp turnover in your free hand and nibble freely as you read this novella. The delicate crust even kinda reminded me of Kim’s unique and highly readable writing voice.

Jules and wealthy hunk Blake used to be engaged. For reasons unknown to him, Jules broke it off. When they meet up years later, all the chemistry is still simmering right beneath the surface. He’s a doctor now and she’s running a successful restaurant. The book brings the two back together in a fun, flirty story you’ll really love. Highly recommend!

Have I whetted your appetite? Great! Here’s the buy link for Outside the Lines. 

~ Pepper
“Let’s read something spicy!”

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Amy Lamont November 11, 2013 at 5:01 pm

Don’t know what to get first–the book or the apple turnover! Both sound yummy!

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Pepper November 12, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Hi Amy. Thanks for your comment. Apple turnovers are hard to beat, but I do think you’d like Kim’s “line” series of books. Her writing style is very unique. Thanks again for stopping by.
~Pepper
“Let’s read something spicy!”

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