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Across the Line

Book 2, In the Zone - A multicultural hot hockey romance

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Book two of In the Zone

Calder Griffin needs to get back in shape. Sidelined last season by a knee injury, he's determined to return to the San Diego Barracudas and play the best hockey of his career. This might even be the year he gets out of his talented older brother's shadow.

For months, Becca Chen has poured her energy into Cups, the restaurant she owns, desperate to prove to her parents that she can succeed in the career of her choice, not theirs. But after she spends a five-hour plane ride flirting with charming, magic-on-the-ice Calder, she tells herself she needs a fling.

Becca and Calder can't keep their hands off each other, but they know the relationship can't last. They live on opposite coasts, and they're both too devoted to their careers. All they have to do is prevent their feelings from crossing the line from lust to love…

See how Calder's teammate Tim found love in On the Surface.

99,000 words

From Publishers Weekly

Jun 23, 2014 – Willoughby's second In the Zone contemporary sports romance (after On the Surface) is a real charmer. Pro hockey player Calder Griffin is aboard a nonstop flight from San Diego to New York when he encounters Rebecca "Becca" Chen, owner of Cups, a popular cafe in his hometown of Ithaca, N.Y. He dubbed her "Braceface Becca" in elementary school, but as adults the two are immediately drawn to one another. Despite the distance, the two start a passionate relationship and after tragedy strikes in Ithaca, Becca moves to San Diego. But will that move draw Calder closer, or push him away? Meanwhile, when Calder's estranged brother, Hart, joins Calder's hockey team, he drops a bombshell that will change the brothers' relationship forever. Willoughby skillfully seeds the story with compelling secondary characters as she leads Calder and Becca toward a happy ending.

Customer Reviews


I really loved this book compared to the first. I found myself laughing a lot at the witty come backs between everyone. There was a lot of compassion in it. Just goes to show that blood doesn't make you family. & some times you have to release control & let people help you. Keep up the work. I am hesitant to buy the book still about Alex because he responded in both book one & two on marriage but I am going to give him a chance & read his story.

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Across the Line
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  • $4.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Published: Aug 11, 2014
  • Publisher: Carina Press
  • Seller: Harlequin Digital Sales Corporation
  • Print Length: 250 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 2, In the Zone
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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