Out of Line by Jen McLaughlin
Release Date: September 2013
Age: New Adult, 17+
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Inkslinger PR
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Desperate to break free…
I've spent my entire life under my father’s thumb, but now I'm finally free to make my own choices. When my roommate dragged me to my first college party, I met Finn Coram and my life turned inside out. He knows how to break the rules and is everything I never knew I wanted. A Marine by day and surfer by night, he pushes me away even as our attraction brings us closer. Now I am finally free to do whatever I want. I know what I want. I choose Finn.
Trying to play by the rules...
I always follow orders. My job, my life, depends on it. I thought this job would be easy, all the rules were made crystal clear, but when I met Carrie Wallington, everything got muddy. She's a rule I know I shouldn't break, but damn if I don’t inch closer to the breaking point each time I see her. I’m ready to step out of line. And even worse? I’m living a lie. They say the truth will set you free, but in my case…
The truth will cost me everything.
Out of Line was a quick, fun, and heated story that I barely looked away from while reading. It's about a constantly shadowed and monitored girl and the guy chosen to be her bodyguard while she's away at college. Only, she doesn't know he's her bodyguard. Over the length of the book they have this cute friendship that becomes more, even with his reservations and knowing her father wouldn't approve.
Both characters are easy to fall in love with. Especially swoon worthy Finn! At first he has all of these preconceptions about Carrie, until he really knows her. As they both grow comfortable and closer to each other, Finn becomes closer to telling Carrie the truth. The story is told in dual POVs changing with the chapters. This is my favorite kind of layout and storytelling. It shows the reader the whole picture and you can really connect with both characters.
I really enjoyed the bodyguard story line and found it new and refreshing, finally something a little different. We still have steamy romance, funny banter, great relationships and well rounded characters but we also have forbidden love and secrets.
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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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