Series: New York Leopards,
Also in this series: Rush Me, Running Back
Published by Carina Press on 14 April 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Dating & Sex, Emotions & Feelings, Love & Romance, New Adult, Sports & Athletics
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Also by this author: Rush Me, Running Back
Place(s) Traveled To: Los Angles, California // Burlingame, California // New York, New York // Lake George, New York
First Line(s): I splashed cold water on my face before bracing myself on the sink’s edge
Imaginary Lines by Allison Parr is the third book in her New York Leopards series and follows Abe who we first met in Rush Me and saw briefly at the start of Running Back. I’ve always been a fan of the friends to lovers story line and Imaginary Lines had that and yet it didn’t. Tamar and Abe were childhood friends and though she had feelings for him, Abe never reciprocated. Partly because he was young and partly because it was what his family and hers would have loved to happen. Then one day, Tamar confesses her feelings to Abe and because he’s young he makes a hash of it and as a result the two part ways and don’t speak for years. Its an even that haunts and effects them both in different ways.
Years later, Tamar and Abe’s paths cross again when she moves to New York to being a new job as a sports reporter and Abe just happens to be on one of the biggest sports team in the city. Sparks fly and the rest is romance story history. As with most romance novels there are no real surprises to be found in Imaginary Lines but its more about the journey and this is a journey that I enjoyed taking. I liked Tamar and Abe and more than that I liked the secondary characters that Tamar surrounded herself with. There were times I rolled my eyes and sighed a bit but overall this was an enjoyable story.
My main issues with Imaginary Lines comes from the ending as it just seemed too quick, too rushed and the proposal horribly unromantic. I just wanted more from these two characters who had gone through so much and come so far that it was a bit of a let down. But of the three books in the New York Leopards series Imaginary Lines is my favorite so far. I just felt that Tamar and Abe had so much chemistry and they were genuine characters. There was nothing forced about them and I was glad that they had found their HEA. Imaginary Lines isn’t a perfect book but its a fun way to spend a few hours. I like the world that Allison Parr has created and I look forward to seeing what she might write next.
Imaginary Lines Synopsis:
Tamar Rosenfeld has been in love with New York Leopards linebacker Abraham Krasner since they were twelve years old. She’d always considered it destiny that they’d end up together…until Abe was drafted and she professed her feelings in a moment of blind excitement. The sting of his rejection was like nothing she’d ever felt before, and it’s nothing she’ll ever forget.
Older and wiser, Tamar has landed a dream job as a reporter for one of New York’s premier athletic websites. Determined to stop being the safe, boring girl she’s felt like for most of her life, Tamar makes a list of all the things she wants to do and see in her new city, and Getting Over Abraham is priority number one.
But destiny has finally chosen to interfere. Just as Tamar’s decided to move on, Abe’s realized she’s the only woman for him. When he confides the truth, Tamar has to decide if she can put her crush behind her, or take a chance on the very man who’s been holding her back all these years.
Allison Parr Bio:
Allison Parr is the author of Rush Me, Running Back, and Imaginary Lines. She grew up in small town New England, where she developed an incurable case of wanderlust. After graduating with degrees in archaeology and creative writing, she spent the next several years living in San Francisco, Paris, Boston, and New York. When she’s not traveling or writing, she’s making a mean chocolate cake or bad historical jokes. She’s also amassing enough books to rival the library in Beauty and the Beast.
To learn more about Allison’s books and travels, visit her at www.allisonparr.com
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