Over the Line: Elise Faber

Over the Line

Posted on December 12, 2023 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 9 Comments

Over the Line is the first book in Elise Faber’s Sierra Hockey series. It’s also my first time reading the author’s work. A love for sports romance combined with the forced proximity and grumpy/sunshine trope fuelled my decision to pick up Over the Line.  The emotions flowing from the pages coupled with the humour and sexy moments made this a delightful read. It left me eager to read more of the author’s work. Fans of hockey romance will want to pick up this latest offering from Faber.


Over the Line: Elise FaberTitle: Over the Line
Author(s): Elise Faber
Series: Sierra Hockey Book #1
Published by Self-published on December 12, 2023
Pages: 312
Genre(s): Contemporary Sports Romance
Source: Publicist
Format: eArc
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne FlameOne Flame

I’m snowed in.With a famous hockey player.
I’m snowed in.With a famous hockey player.My life has been a disaster. I’ve lost my job, my apartment, and my direction, so when my best friend suggests a week trip up to her house in Tahoe, I jump on the chance for a change in scenery.Only, I didn’t anticipate Snowmageddon.I didn’t anticipate being trapped on the side of the road and rescued by a famous hockey player—and certainly not by Lake Jordan, star center for the Sierra Hockey team, model, and entrepreneur.I didn’t anticipate having to share his house.Or that there would only be one bedroom.And I didn’t anticipate…that he might want to keep me.Forever.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Over the Line introduces Nova Cassidy and Lake Jordan. Nova is down on her luck. Fired from her job and to add insult to injury, she caught her boyfriend in bed with her sister. She packed up her things, but with nowhere to go, her best friend suggested she spend some time at her brother’s house near Lake Tahoe. While on her way, her car slid off the road into a snow bank. With no way of getting the car to move, she plans to continue the rest of her journey on foot. However, the appearance of a grumpy and brooding hockey player saved her that trouble. Then the unthinkable happen, the house her best friend told her she could stay did not belong to her friend’s brother. It belonged to her rescuer. Lake Jordan.

Lake wanted some alone time, where he could unwind and relax after a gruelling week of practice. The impending snow storm made it more appealing. He was not amused on learning of his teammate’s sister trick to have a stranger in his home. Despite not looking forward to sharing his space with a stranger, he knew the right thing to do was to have her stay with him until the storm passes. 

I had some good laughs when Lake and Nova first met. Also, his encounter with her dog had me laughing to the point of stitches.  I enjoyed getting to know the characters, although there were moments when Lake’s behaviour grated on my nerves. It was like he had a split personality. One moment he was all nice and caring and the next he treated Nova like crap. Yes! He was hurt by women in the past, including his mother, but it’s not Nova’s fault, so why treat her so poorly. Eventually, he came to his senses with the help of friends. In doing so, he recognized that Nova wasn’t like any of the women from his past. 

I loved how their relationship developed. The path to their happy ending came with many obstacles. I enjoyed seeing them work through their issues.  Lake would do anything for Nova not to leave. It warmed my heart to see him stand up for her when her past came knocking. The way he showed his love was so endearing. 

Overall, Over the Line left me feeing satisfied with the outcome.  A good start to the series. Looking forward to the other characters’ stories.


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About Elise Faber

USA Today bestselling author, Elise Faber, loves chocolate, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and hockey (the order depending on the day and how well her team—the Sharks!—are playing). She and her husband also play as much hockey as they can squeeze into their schedules, so much so that their typical date night is spent on the ice. Elise changes her hair color more often than some people change their socks, loves sparkly things, and is the mom to two exuberant boys. She lives in Northern California. Connect with her in her Facebook group, the Fabinators or email her at elisefaberauthor@gmail.com.
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