LOVE ON THE LINE (THE WOMEN AT WORK SERIES BOOK 1), BY KIRSTEN FULLMER
PUBLICATION: AUGUSTINE PRESS; 1 EDITION; JUNE 14, 2017
About the book:
Andy may not have pipeline know-how, per se, but she’s got brains and every right to prove that she can do the job. Her estranged grandpa, Buck, believes she has what it takes to be his engineering assistant, and she’s not about to let him down.
Rooster isn’t a bad guy. He respects women, he was raised by one of the best. But that new girl is too small and… feminine. She’s a distraction, plain and simple, and she doesn’t belong on a pipeline. This job is his chance to impress Buck Brennan, a pipeline legend, and no girly greenhorn is going to ruin it for him.
Will Andy prove herself to her grandfather and forge a relationship with the old man, or will continuous disagreements and unexpected sexual tension between Andy and Rooster derail their hard work?
I am so excited to bring you my review of Love on the Line (Women at Work Part 1), by author Kirsten Fullmer. Completely unlike anything I’ve read, this novel was refreshing, honest, and uplifting.
Andy is taking time off from Grad school to go work with her Grandpa Buck in West Virginia, and she is going to be his engineering assistant on a pipeline. Her parents aren’t too thrilled, especially her mother that continues to hold a grudge against Buck over his going to work on a pipeline years ago. Even worse is the reception Andy gets from all of the other pipeline workers, which are all men. Either ignored or the butt of immature comments and jokes, Andy presses on with the hardest job she’s ever done. Then there is Rooster (Travis), who isn’t sexist like a lot of the other men, but feels Andy is a distraction to the workers and that she’s too small and petite to do this job. Yet, he can’t keep his eyes off of her…
Andy was an incredible, honest, humble character that I loved! Besides the obvious physical challenges of being a woman working on a pipeline, she never gave up no matter how many times she screwed up or was humiliated. And she had soooo many hilarious moments where I truly felt bad for her but couldn’t help but laugh. It was as if she went seeking out impossible situations to get herself into, but she still held her head high.
Andy caught on to the job, however, and soon began earning the respect of others – specifically the handsome Travis. Sparks flying between the two of them just added to this already fantastic story. It was interesting to watch the character development in this novel in that everyone seemed to change and grow as a result of Andy working the pipeline, not just Andy herself. The best character, however, is sweet, old Buck. Not just a Grandpa type, he was a good teacher that lost his patience sometimes but also didn’t keep Andy on a short leash. He let her make mistakes, but she learned.
Love on the Line is a fantastic example of a woman’s strength and perseverance and I was cheering for her the entire time. This was so different from things I have read and it was a joy to read a novel about a woman’s physical and emotional challenges of taking a job where women are not the norm. It was my pleasure to read and review this novel and cannot wait to read more from this author in the future!
*Thanks to the author for providing a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review!
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