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Don’t take up space.Don’t talk too loud.Don’t tell anyone.I’ve always been the problem child. Blue—my name alone should have warned anyone with a half a mind that I’d be trouble. Who’s named for the broken crayon nobody wants?Professor Rhys Kennison should have seen me coming a mile away, and I should have known better than to fall for someone so far out of my league. ButDon’t take up space.Don’t talk too loud.Don’t tell anyone.I’ve always been the problem child. Blue—my name alone should have warned anyone with a half a mind that I’d be trouble. Who’s named for the broken crayon nobody wants?Professor Rhys Kennison should have seen me coming a mile away, and I should have known better than to fall for someone so far out of my league. But his touch is like fire and his taste…like the finest chocolate. What woman could resist that combination?We’re headed for disaster, though—after all, it’s what I know best. No matter how hard I try, I can’t stop destroying anyone who gets too close. And Rhys doesn’t understand. How could he? When I don’t even understand myself?Trigger warning: this story contains descriptions of sexual abuse that are required for the story.Heat rating: Entry-level BDSM (with consent) and super-steamy sexy times...

Title : Outside the Lines
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ISBN : 28005917
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Number of Pages : 243 Pages
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Outside the Lines Reviews

  • Sissy's Romance Book Review
    2019-05-19 20:12

    'Outside the Lines' by Ally Bishop is book three in the "Without a Trace" series. This is the story of Rhys and Blue. I have not read the previous books so I am not really sure if I would have read them that I might have enjoyed this book more. To be honest I didn't really know that this book was in a series until the end...for me it read as a standalone. I did have a very hard time getting into these two characters. I just couldn't make an emotional connection to them. Some books you fall in to very quickly and some you don't...this was that one for me. I did read it in one sitting as I did want to see what happen to them at the end of their story. So it did hold my interest. Overall was thought the book was good and was glad to have read it. I received an eARC, from NetGalley and the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

  • Sara
    2019-05-31 21:03

    How to describe this book? Blue is a young woman with a deeply troubled past. Perhaps as a result, she has some serious mental health issues. Rhys is a college professor (though not technically hers) who is brilliant, but maybe lacks a bit of common sense. I liked the characters, and even mostly understood their motivations, but I just didn't buy their romance. Perhaps because Blue reminded me way too much of a friend I have that I don't believe will ever get her shit together, not because she isn't smart or beautiful or deserving but because her mental illness isn't being properly treated and despite a decent therapist, it didn't seem to me like Blue's was either. The power dynamic within the couple was also... weird. Not morally wrong, exactly, just off in a way that I couldn't pinpoint. I actually found the side stories going on with Blue's sisters really compelling, so I'd be open to reading more by the author.*Thank you to Netgalley for a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review.*

  • Lauren - SERIESous Books
    2019-06-03 00:10

    Want to know if the whole series is worth reading? Read my overall review of the whole series at! Spoiler Free!**I received a copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions are my own and not influenced by my source.**This book just hit all the right notes for me!I thought there was a fantastic balance between character growth and the romance. There was plenty of steam to keep me satisfied but there was also the right amount of character stories. I loved watching Blue's journey to find herself. Her story is heartbreaking but so well done and realistic. I thought her story was told beautifully and it definitely the strongest of the series (at least I think so). I also like how it links back to the previous novels. It felt like the best way to wrap up the story of the Trace sisters (though I hope we get those spin-offs soon!).The romance was also strong and I loved how well they worked for each other. and I thought her romantic match was just perfect for her. It complimented Blue's story in the best way possible.Check out more spoiler-free book and series reviews on my blog as well as read book series recaps!Full Review:

  • Henk-Jan van der Klis
    2019-05-28 23:32

    In this fourth book in the Without a Trace series the younger sister Blue is the main character. I didn't read the first three books, but was able to handle it as a standalone title. The narrative in Outside the Lines is in the first person of this family outcast. Boyish legs, barely curved, bad in reading and maths. When she goes for help from her professor Rhys Kennison, she seduces him at the spot. Rhys is attractive and more than willing to further enjoy all kinds of sexual adventures with Blue. Having been in rehab quite regularly, Blue suffers from panic attacks and can't hide these from Rhys. Can lust and sex be turned into love and faithfulness? And what if consent leads to BSDM. How far is too far? What will Rhys' parents say at Thanksgiving? And will Blue be able to find a happy end?Steamy scenes are mixed with thoughtful conversations and true to the complexity of life descriptions of the character movements to give this erotic romance flesh and structure. I will not be a fan of this genre and certainly don't want to read this kind of books every week, but I was positively surprised about the writing skills of Ally Bishop. The times this couple has sex and the explicit details the Ally Bishop shares with her audience in this plot is something - though functional - to be warned for upfront.

  • Jackie
    2019-06-05 00:23

    Blue has always been the outcast in her family. After her last stint in a rehab she is desperately trying to get her life together. Unfortunately, she is struggling with school. When she goes for help she meets a handsome professor, Rhys Kennison. There is an immediate attraction that leads to things a professor and student shouldn’t do. They are unable to keep away from each other. Both are hiding things that the other needs to know. Can Blue find her happy ending or will it go like most of her life and explode into pieces?Blue is by far my favorite of the sisters. Her struggle and ability to overcome adversity is so touching. She is probably the most real of all the sisters. She is by far the most flawed and the most challenging but when she finds someone willing to risk it all for her she does what most women do and give in to love. The story, though still filled with the steamy sex, is very complex and enthralling. I loved Ally Bishop’s writing in this book. Having read all the books in this series I must say that as they grow so does Ally Bishop as a writer. This book could be read as a standalone, but I would recommend reading all of them. You won’t regret one page of this series.

  • Ayekah
    2019-05-20 00:05

    I didn't realize this book was part of a series, but can be read as a stand alone.This story of Blue, who is a deeply troubled young woman, struggling to maintain in so many ways. She's failing in school, she isn't being treated for her mental illness properly, her family is somewhat scattered, that is understated. Blue is the family's problem child. That's her label. Failing in school, she then begins an affair with a professor who is assigned as her tutor. Their first meeting ends up in a sexual chemistry stand off. The relationship evolves from there. I'll say this for Rhys, he's patient with her, trying to understand where her lack of understanding comes from and finally she's diagnosed with a learning disability. That one was a little hard for me to swallow, but ok. It's fiction.The story centered around their sexual chemistry and steamy it was. It's light on the kink side.This story was just ok for me. I wouldn't go back and read the series. A little too much dysfunction and drama within the family for me.**arc from NetGalley and Publisher** in exchange for an honest review.

  • Jennifer Reed
    2019-06-05 22:23

    I was given a copy of this book by the Author for an Honest Review.Outside the Lines (Without a Trace Book 4) is a book that shows that when bad things happen, we will find ways to cope with it. I loved this book and fell in love with Blue and Rhys. Blue has been in and out of hospitals, because of her destructive behavior. What she does not know that there is something in her past that she has forgotten about that pushed her to try to cope with it. So, the behavior is a by-product of this event that happened when she was younger. She meets Rhys when she goes to her math Professor to get help with her algebra that she just cannot wrap her mind around it. There first encounter is explosive and they were instantly attracted to one another. As their relationship grows, Rhys helps her find out that she has a learning disability that prevents her from understanding her school work. She also finds out what happened to her when she was younger. OUTSIDE THE LINES is a very hot read, and I give it 5/5 stars.

  • Kristy
    2019-06-05 16:30

    *ARC via netgalley in exchange for an honest review*This story follows the lives of Blue and professor Rhys Kennison. It's told from Blues POV and to be honest it's a truely emotional and heart breaking story. It deals with some really heavy issues, lots of family drama, steam, romance and also along the way about finding true forgiveness and also finding yourself in the process. These are two are polar opposites of each other. Rhys is accomplished, driven, 'elite' and Blue suffers with dyslexia, is reasonsably poor and also has severe anxiety issues. They are the opposite of each other in almost every way except for the way they care for each other. The issues in this book are dealt with care & its wonderful to see how well the author has woven all these aspects together. Well done Ally :)

  • Jennifer Senhaji
    2019-05-21 16:17

    Eager to hear Blue's story, I devoured this book and all its chocolate and espresso bean flavor. The mind is fascinating; how it copes with stress and trauma. We have no idea what the person sitting next to us on the train everyday has gone through. We assume they're average Joes because they get up, go to work, and appear to function "normally". The sad truth is, I suspect more of us are like Blue, constantly developing ways to deal with ugly truths about ourselves and the world around us. She understands we can't change the past, no matter how much we wish we could. The author demonstrates, in beautiful technicolor, Blue's struggle as she navigates locked away childhood memories and a world turned upside down. It takes strength getting up each time you fall or are pushed down. The point is getting up. Excellent writing and character development. Must read.

  • Jayne Frost
    2019-06-07 22:10

    While I’ve been a fan of the entire series, Outside the Lines is by far my favorite read. If I could give it 6 stars, I would. The characters were so well developed, the plotline so rich, the words jumped off the page. The main character, Blue, is damaged. Like all the Trace sisters she had a rough childhood. Blue faced some horrific circumstances and came out the other side, but not unscathed. In the midst of her turmoil, Blue meets Rhys, a college professor who seemingly has it all together. As the story evolves, the ghosts of Blues past continue to haunt her, throwing roadblocks in her path. The story is emotionally charged with the perfect amount of romance and sexual tension. A rare, thought provoking novel that had me hooked from page one.

  • LauraWilliams
    2019-06-05 19:33

    Darn you, I cried a few times while reading this. Thank you for creating real people, with real traumatic life experiences, and doing the best they can. No one was instantly fixed and the portrayal of therapy was honest and messy. A true novel that I have proudly added to my Favourites List and shared on FB. I cannot wait for the other sisters' stories. I also hope, and wisely anticipate, that the healing and growth for these women will continue through each subsequent book. Just wow.

  • Tammy
    2019-06-01 17:17

    Blue has always been the problem child, when she is failing some of her college course she meets with Professor Rhys Kennison. The attraction is instant, Rhys helps her learn more about herself can he help her end her destructive ways? I loved the characters as well as their chemistry. This is a fast paced read that hooked me from beginning to end. Lots of steam and emotion. I loved it!

  • Audrey
    2019-05-20 18:31

    Another hot, sexy ready that doesn't insult the reader's intelligence. If you like steamy sex scenes and also want plot and good writing, check this book out.

  • Megan
    2019-06-01 19:20

    Such a good heart wrenching romance. So well written it fully immerses you into all that is Blue. 100% recommend!

  • poppy
    2019-05-21 16:08

    loved this book a great read couldnt put it down recommended