Ally Bishop – Outside The Lines

outside the lines bishopIn 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.

About the author

Ally Bishop (author, editor & sushi lover) has an M.A. in creative writing, as well as an M.F.A. in creative writing with a focus in publishing. She produces two podcasts, hosts one, and is a freelance editor and publicist over at Upgrade Your Story. In her free time (what is that, exactly?), she reads, does workouts, games, and converses. She is a high introvert despite her extroverted behaviors, so you’ll find her behind her computer most days. She is married to the wild and brilliant Billy Crash, has two dogs who are filing to change their species designation to “human,” and can often be found wandering Manhattan in search of the perfect writing spot.

I was given a copy of this book by the author for an honest review.