Over Her Head (In the Shadow #3) By J.L. Crosswhite

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She's working on a new start...

e's better with computers than people.

an they build a relationship that fits their new life?

Fresh-out-of-cosmetology-school Jessica and whiz-software-engineer Austin have been thrown together by mutual friends. They even escaped a wildfire together. 
But do they have something more than friendship? 

Maybe a singles’ camping trip will make their future clear. 

When they encounter someone who needs their help, the relaxing weekend away becomes anything but. As the danger mounts and the challenges reveal who they truly are, will it pull them together or push them apart… for good? 

You will get lost in Over Her Head because the biggest adventure is falling in love. Over Her Head (In the Shadow #3)


Over Her Head is the third book in the In The Shadow series, but I haven’t read the previous books. I really enjoyed this book, as it’s full of suspense, drama, action, and romance. I was instantly drawn into the story and characters. This book will definitely keep you reading late into the night! I really loved that the issue of human trafficking was addressed in this book, as it is something that needs to be advocated for. The challenges in this book definitely reveal who the characters really are, much like real life.

“She might have made bad decisions in the past, but she wasn’t defective. She was worthy of love, and she was capable of making the right choice, the self-sacrificing one, when it mattered.” J.L. Crosswhite Jessica knows that she could slip back into alcoholism again. She sometimes feels overwhelmed in her fight against that addiction. When she finds herself in tough situations, she wonders if she can tough them out. Thankfully her friend, Austin, is nearby to support her. He has struggles of his own since his father has dementia. Jessica and Austin seem to be really different. Can they find common ground?
This book definitely connects with the first two In the Shadow series. I would recommend reading the other books first. This book tackles the tough subject of trafficking in a realistic yet appropriate way and still with a hopeful tone. With alcoholism and dementia also included, this book is not a light weight. I do think it is an enjoyable romantic suspense book. I recommend this one as well as the whole series.
I did read this book as a part of a literary tour. A copy was provided for me. I signed up to be a part of the tour because I wanted to leave a review. All opinions are my own. J.L. Crosswhite A Singles Retreat They Said. A Camping Trip They Said. It Will Be Fun They Said.
She's working on a new start. He's better with computers than people. Can they build a relationship or is it doomed before it can begin?
A relaxing weekend away becomes anything but when a storm kicks up and our characters get stuck between a mudslide and a deadly trafficking ring. As the danger mounts, the challenges reveal who they truly are.
The third and last book in this wonderful series kept me turning the pages from first to last in record time! ~Jo’s Attic J.L. Crosswhite This book is in a series and while you can read it as a stand alone, I think it makes more sense if you read them in order so you know the back stories. If not, I think you will feel that you are missing something. It tackles some tough topics but the author handles it well.

Realistic characters are easy to connect to in the story. I liked Jessica and Austin. They were both in real life situations and making the best they could of them. There is plenty of suspense that kept me intrigued and I liked how it all unfolded. A really good read.


Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book via Celebrate Lit. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine. J.L. Crosswhite This is a fun romance for career age readers. Both the main characters, Jessica and Austin, are in times of career stress. Jessica just started working at a hair salon and has to do her best to have a chance at getting hired permanently. Austin is challenged by the possibility of an advancement but has trouble giving suitable reports of his progress. Readers in the midst of career stress will be able to identify with Jessica and Austin.

There are a couple of brief periods of suspense but the narrative by far is on romance. Crosswhite has added the troubling issue of human trafficking to give the novel some depth. We see from Jessica's experience how quickly we could be presented with the opportunity to help a young woman in trouble.

Crosswhite's writing style is straightforward and easy to read. The plot is also very clear and a bit predictable. This would be a good novel for readers who are put off by a complex plot.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. My comments are an independent and honest review. J.L. Crosswhite

Over Her Head: In the Shadow by JL Crosswhite is the third book in the series. I recommend reading all three books in order because the books have the same main characters. There is plenty of suspense, intrigue, tension and romance in this book and all three books. This book deals with sex trafficking as well as alcoholism and dementia.

These books are clean reads and leave the readers believing in the power of love both from God and from humans. Yes, some of the characters in these books have happy endings but not all of the characters have that happy ever after making these books seem real life.

The scenes were written so well, I could picture them as I was reading the words. It was easy to feel the characters thoughts and emotions as well. I think I would like watching this series of novels as a movie.

These books have moments that might be triggers for some that may have been in situations that are scary but if you want to read a book that keeps you glued to your seat turning the pages to see what happens next then this is the series for you.

I received a complimentaary copy of Over Her Head: In the Shadow by JL Crosswhite by the author and Celebrate Lit and these opinions are my own. J.L. Crosswhite This is the third book in the Shadow series and although technically I found it okay to read as a stand alone I think it would've filled in some holes for me to know a bit more of the story but I caught up quickly. You definitely get drawn to the main characters Jessica and Austin. This story definitely deals with the tough topic of human trafficking so if that is something that bothers you then you may have a hard time with this book. It is a topic that I'm a huge advocate for so the book was definitely something that I could get behind.

Although this started a bit slow the suspense definitely picked up and you just ad to find out what was happening. The romance was nice and the faith element was woven throughout the story.

Overall I thought this was a good story. If you like romantic suspense you may just enjoy this one!

I received a copy of this book through Celebrate Lit. I was not required to post a positive review. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.
J.L. Crosswhite Over Her Head is written by JL Crosswhite and is the third book in the In The Shadow series. This is my first exposure to this author. While I did not have any issues following along, I feel like this should be read as a series so you get the full picture of what is going on. This book does take on an issue that has been talked about the last few years. Human Trafficking. The author does a wonderful job handling it - but it is a difficult subject to read about.

Jessica and Austin have been thrown together by mutual friends. They go on a singles' camping trip. They have a good friendship. They both have pasts, and they have each other to lean on for support. However, on this trip they run into someone that needs their help. The book has a great mix of suspense and romance in it, and I had fun going along for the ride. The author has done a phenomenal job writing her scene descriptions, you feel like you are there watching everything unfold around you. Her characters are well written and well developed (which is why I am sad I did not read the other books in the series)

I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit blogging program, all thoughts are my own. J.L. Crosswhite Over Her Head is the third book in the In The Shadow series, and the first that I had personally had the chance to read. While I think it read okay as a standalone, I must admit that in the beginning I could certainly tell that I had missed something. I wouldn't say I was lost exactly, I could just tell that I was coming in somewhere after the story between this group of friends had already begun. Despite that, it didn't take me long to catch up and feel myself being drawn into Jessica and Austin's story.

This is the second book that I have read within just the past few weeks that takes on the very difficult topic of human trafficking. I must admit that had I realized that this was the topic of this particular suspense, I might not have read it quite just yet. That is not to say anything against this story, I just find that because it's such a difficult topic, I needed a bit more of a departure from it.

That said, I still found this to be an enjoyable suspense read. It perhaps started a bit slow, but once it got going, I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to find out what was going to happen next. The romance was nice, though I do think I'd have enjoyed it more had I read the previous books in the series. Overall, a good read and one that fans of romantic suspense will want to check out.

**I received a complimentary copy of this book for consideration. All thoughts are my own. J.L. Crosswhite This has been a wonderful series with each one delivering an edge of your seat adventure. Who knew that going on a camping trip would find our characters in the middle of mud slides, human trafficking and relationships on the cusp of developing. It was easy to get into the book because the author writes stories that come to life. I became very invested in Jessica and wanted to see where her faith would take her. Yes the faith element is good in the story and emphasizes how important it is to follow God’s direction.

Now I could go into detail about the story but for this review I want to focus on two things. The first one is how Jessica seems to have this need to prove herself to others. She isn’t quite confident in herself yet she does something that others would not risk. Jessica has this heart for helping others and when she sees a young girl needing rescuing she doesn’t hesitate to step up and help. I loved how she shared Jesus with Mia and continued to reassure her that she would be safe. She shared how God loved her and no matter what she had done, she was forgiven. Jessica stepped out, trusted God and in doing so helped her to see her calling in life.

The other point I want to cover is Austin. This character is a typical nerd as some would call him. He is very intelligent but shy. He lacks confidence in himself and tries so hard to show others he can be a leader. When he and Jessica start seeing each other, I think this was a great way for them to help each other with their insecurities. The adventure they have while camping really shows how strong these two are. They are grounded in the Word and begin to trust each other. They do have a few stumbling blocks but it shows how depending on God can help you in any situation. There is danger, secrets and a mystery that really heightens the story. I loved the message of trusting God and helping others.

I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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