From the author of the USA Today bestselling A Little Too Far series, the first in an edgy new contemporary romance series that follows a family on the run...


As the oldest son of a Chicago crime lord, Robert Delgado always knew how dangerous life could be. With his mother dead and his father in prison, he’s taking charge of his family’s safety—putting himself and his siblings in witness protection to hide out in a backwater Florida town.

Fourth grade teacher Adri Wilson is worried about the new boy in her class. Sherm is quiet and evasive, especially when he’s around his even cagier older brother. Adri can’t help her attraction to Rob, or the urge to help them both in whatever way she can.

But the Delgados have enemies on two sides of the mob—their father’s former crew and the rival family he helped take down. It’s only a matter of time before someone finds them. And if Rob isn’t careful, Adri could end up in the crossfire...

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Author Bio:

Lisa Desrochers is the author of the USA Today bestselling A Little Too Far series and the YA Personal Demons trilogy. She lives in northern California with her husband, two very busy daughters, and Shini the tarantula. There is never a time that she can be found without a book in her hand, and she adores stories that take her to new places and then take her by surprise. 

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3 stars
Outside the Lines is the story of the Delgado siblings, who have entered Witness Protection. Their lives are in extreme danger, and they need to escape their hometown of Chicago. They are now living in a small town called Port St Mary in Florida, way outside of Tampa. 

Life could not be any different in Port St Mary. It is a very small and rural town. The school is only one classroom and there is barely anyone that lives there. It is a far cry from the hustle and bustle of Chicago. The family struggles with adjusting to say the least. The Delgado's have to change their lives dramatically and all the siblings are having a new time with their new lives and home. 

Adri is a new school teacher where the youngest Delgado attending school. She instantly takes him under her wing. Sherm is having a hard time. He is not speaking to many people and sometimes not at all.  Adri has lived in Port St Mary her whole life and her father is police chief. 

Rob is the oldest Delgado and is not in charge of taking care of everyone. He feels responsible for them all entering Witness Protection. He knows the dangers the family is in and does everything in his power to make sure they are all going to be ok.

Rob and Adri become involved due to Sherm and Adri's closeness to the cold, as well as the attraction they each feel for each other.

This book was a  little slow for me. I struggled to keep myself to finish it. I thought it would have been a lot faster paced with much more drama. The whole Mafia angel had me thinking this was going to be a lot different than it really was.