Published April 29th 2014
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Reaching for sunlight...
Finn survived the ambush and came home to me, but in his head, the battle is still raging. He’s falling apart and I’m trying my best to pick up the pieces of him, to find the us we used to be. I love him as much as I ever did, but love isn’t enough to fix this. I thought telling my father about our relationship would be the hardest thing we’d ever have to face. I was wrong.
Lost in shadows...
All I wanted was to be worthy of Carrie. One mission, just one, and I’d be able to give her the future she deserved. Then everything went wrong, leaving me tainted and broken. Carrie wants me to be who I was, but all that’s left is what they made of me. I’m no good for her. No good for anyone like this. I have to figure out how to move forward. Alone.
Sometimes love isn’t enough…
This is the third and final installment in the Out of Line series by Jen McLaughlin (aka Diane Alberts).
Those of you who have read the other two volumes know what this is about but let me make a short recap for the others.
This is the love story of Carrie Wallington, a senator’s daughter who’s always been under her father’s thumb and who’s trying very hard to break free, and Finn Coram, a Marine and the man the senator has hired to protect her while she’s at the university and away from home.
Finn was not supposed to be seen by Carrie but he can’t stay away. What starts as a friendship, very soon turns into a forbidden love.
Both of them know the senator will never accept him as a son-in-law but they won’t allow him to separate them no matter what.
Unfortunately duty calls and Finn has to go overseas on a mission. Something goes wrong there and they fall into an ambush where he’s the only one that survives.
Now he’s home but he’s not the same guy that Carrie met. He’s broken. He keeps having nightmares and finds solace in pills and alcohol. Nobody can reach him anymore, not even her.
I loved these books. Finn is so funny in the first two and Carrie gives as good as she gets. They’re combustible together and you won’t even realize how fast you’ll finish reading. It was like that for me.
Here, we see another side of Finn. A darker, sadder one. We can also see their relationship change.
There will be all the drama and tears that lacked in Out of Line and Out of Time but also a more mature side of the characters.
You could read this book as a standalone BUT it’s better if you start from the beginning. This way you’ll understand better who’s who and what’s what.
I can’t wait to read more of Jen/Diane’s books!
BOOKS IN THE SERIES
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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