Saturday, March 1, 2014

Guest Review: The Mason Dixon Line by Linda Morris - 5 Wine Glasses

Title: The Mason Dixon Line
Author: Linda Morris 
Format: Kindle Edition, 190 pages
Published: February 3rd 2014 by Linda Morris 
Links: Goodreads | Amazon
Source: Author
Reviewer: Shannon
Rating: 5/5

Carolyn Hart has excelled at one thing her whole life: looking good. She has the beauty and style to turn heads. But making her own way in the world turns out to be a lot tougher than getting elected homecoming queen. She has no idea what she wants to do with her life, her credit card balance is becoming self-aware, and her love life is DOA. And now her boss at Horizons, a school for kids with special needs, has given her an unwelcome assignment: to work with a cartoonist to create a kids' book as a fundraiser for the school.Former troubled kid Mason Dixon would do anything for the aunt who took him in after his parents gave up on him. But when he offers to illustrate a kids' book as a fundraiser for her pet cause, he winds up taking on way more than he bargained for. The gorgeous teacher's aide he's assigned to work with challenges him at every turn and makes him wonder if there's any line he won't cross for her.

This is truly a story of opposites attract. Although I have more in common with Carolyn, because I am a special education teacher, but at the same time I found myself gravitating to Mason. He was well-grounded and provided a sense of reasonableness and amiability that is majorly lacking in most romance novel heroes today. And he was so sweet! When he stood up for Carolyn, an act I really wished she’d done for herself before he did it for her.  The one that bothered me here, is that she should have stood up for herself.  From the beginning of the story, she has a very feisty attitude and seemed like she could stand on her own two feet on that aspect.  As far as taking care of her financial aspects, she wasn't able to do that.

This is all starts when, her boss at Horizon's has given her a job to work with a cartoonist to create a book for a fundraiser for the school.  Carolyn told her boss that she really didn't want to write a book, but he kept pushing saying she had some writing in her background. This is where Mason comes in.  He felt obligated to take the job, because of everything is aunt did for him.

The two characters are complete opposites of each other.  Carolyn has a feisty attitude and Mason wasn't so much passive, but was very quick with his comments and they kept Carolyn on her feet.

Mason is the type of guy who keeps to himself and easily falls in love with anybody he has sex with, so when it comes to Carolyn and her hotness, he has a very hard time keeping himself and his feelings free of Carolyn.  He finds her "hot", but she was as shallow as a mud puddle."

This book had so many one liners that I couldn't stop laughing and ended up waking my husband up.  My favorite one, "Am I deflowering him?"  I have never heard of that before and I couldn't stop thinking about it

At times, the romance would heat up, but also Carolyn would put up roadblocks along the way, again showing her weakness. The sexual tension is there from the start but starts off with a love to hate theme. Mason helped Carolyn grow up and was the more mature in their relationship as he took their time together more seriously. From start to finish this was a sweet and sexy romance with a heroine that I didn't care for but a hero to die for. 

This book will keep you on your toes with the great plot, the one-liners and the hot sexy scenes.  I would highly recommend this book.

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