I’ve finally gotten everything I ever wanted: love, freedom, happiness, and, most importantly, Finn. Our love is everything I expected it to be and more. We’ve finally found each other, but the world seems determined to tear us apart. We thought my father was the only obstacle between us, but now it’s the military. With Finn’s departure looming, we’re squeezing in every moment together before we run out of time.
Trying to make every moment count…
Being Carrie’s bodyguard was one thing. Being her boyfriend is another. Every day she’s mine is a day the sun shines in my life. Yet our time together is running out. Her father will never think a tattooed Marine will be good enough, so I’ll do whatever it takes to be worthy of her love. But the road will take me away from the girl who makes me feel alive–the girl I can’t live without
Time only gets us so far…
Finn and Carrie’s story only gets better in this book. I absolutely loved Out of Line and was worried this book would let me down. Jen McLaughlin, you nailed it. By the end of this one, I am beyond invested in Finn and Carrie’s relationship. Out of Line ended on a cliffhanger when Finn receives a phone call and you can only assume the news wasn’t good on the other end. Out of Line opens with the fallout from the phone call and Carrie and Finn trying to deal with the aftermath.
Finn is hard not to love and it is easy to see why Carrie only has room in her heart for him. He is a honest, hardworking, straight shooter that only has eyes for Carrie. He is willing to go through hell and high water to make sure his relationship with Carrie works for not only the two of them but for Carrie’s dad, Senator Wallington and her family. He wants to fit into her world and is willing to go to any length as he believes it will make her happy.
Carrie loves Finn unconditionally and wants to make sure that he understands she will pick him no matter what the fallout with her father. Finn has lived a harder life than Carrie. He knows that although she speaks the truth to him in regards to their relationship’s future, it may be easier said than done to stand up to her father. Finn chooses a path for himself that he hopes will make him more palatable for Carrie’s father and the ramifications could be life changing.
You have a good idea what is going to happen but you can’t put the book down as Jen McLaughlin’s skillfully navigates from Carrie’s POV to Finn’s POV. It is absolutely heartbreaking to read how much they need each other and how both of them realize that part of their heart is missing when they are not together.
I can be honest and say that I had no idea I was at the end of the book because I was enjoying it so much. The ending caught me off guard…which is always a good thing. I look forward to Round 3, Jen McLaughlin!
Jen is giving away 4 $10 Amazon Gift Cards and an amazing grand prize! The grand prize winner will get to help name a character in book 3 of the series, and will get their name in the acknowledgement section of the book! Contest is international.
Jen McLaughlin is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She writes steamy New Adult books for the young and young at heart. Her first release, Out of Line, came out September 2013. She also writes bestselling Contemporary Romance under the pen name Diane Alberts.Since receiving her first contract offer under the pen name Diane Alberts, she has yet to stop writing. She is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.
Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, a cat, and a Senegal parrot. In the rare moments when she’s not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another. Her goal is to write so many well-crafted romance books that even a non-romance reader will know her name.
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