Review: Out of Line by Jen McLaughlin

Posted on September 30, 2013 by Christy | 0 Comments

Review: Out of Line by Jen McLaughlinOut of Line by Jen McLaughlin
Published by Self Published on September 4, 2013
Pages: 250
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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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.

My thoughts…

Out of Line is written by a new to me author. A publicist I follow on twitter tweeted about it. It was on sale for 99¢ so I thought I’d give it a try. For the most part I liked it. I thought the main characters were interesting.

Things start off a little rocky between the hero and the heroine. Finn almost seems a little stalkerish at first. I can understand why he’s keeping Carrie close, but I couldn’t help but find it a little unsettling. Carrie has major trust issue though. This is a understandable considering who she is. Carrie and Finn do seem to argue a lot. It’s almost childish the way they go back and forth.

Secondary characters. There really aren’t many of them. The main focus of this story is about protecting and making sure Carrie stays out of trouble. I will say that I didn’t really care for Cory or Cody as Finn referred to him.

The sexual scenes are hot and well written. I had to fan myself a few times while reading them. I think the tension between these two made things all the more hotter when the characters finally did come together. The author did a great job of building the tension between Carrie and Finn.

This one ends on a cliffhanger. I was unaware of this fact going in and couldn’t help be fill a little frustrated with this fact. It’s not that I don’t like or appreciate cliffhangers that are beneficial to the overall storyline. I just think that readers should be made aware of this fact before starting the first book.

Overall, I liked this one and I’m looking forward to reading the next book which I’m assuming will be a companion novel instead of a series type book. I need to see how things turn out for Carrie and Finn.

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