In Review: Out of Time (Out of Line #2) by Jen McLaughlin

Posted December 27, 2013 by Kim in 4 Stars, In Review / 9 Comments

In Review: Out of Time (Out of Line #2) by Jen McLaughlinOut of Time by Jen McLaughlin
Series: Out of Line #2
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eARC, How I got it: From the author
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My rating:

Desperate to keep him...

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...

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

In Review: My Thoughts

I fell in love with Carrie and Finn in Out of Line. Their passion for each other – and their relationship in general – made me feel all the feels. I was beyond excited to be selected to participate in the tour for the second book in their series, despite the fact the title Out of Time made me more than a little antsy about what the future held for one of my favorite couples.

After the “will they? won’t they?” of Out of Line, it was great to see Carrie and Finn in a relationship in Out of Time. I absolutely adored them together. They had attraction, heat, passion and love for each other. Their chemistry leapt off the pages (electronic or otherwise). The forbidden nature of their relationship made it all the more appealing. We had a taste of all this in Out of Line and we got a lot more in Out of Time. The only problem was, this time, it was like a giant timer had been set on their relationship. Finn was heading off to war and he and Carrie were determined to make the most of all the time they had left. They definitely did.

I’m not going to dig into the plot or run the risk of giving anything away. The ups and downs must be experienced first-hand. I laughed, I cried, I swooned, I blushed. At just a little over 200 pages, Out of Time is a short book, but it packed quite an emotional punch (to the gut, at times). But it was sweet and steamy, angsty and emotional – everything I want in a new adult contemporary romance. The book, while not what I would call a cliffhanger, per se, certainly left me wanting more.

About Jen McLaughlin

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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