Monday, September 16, 2013

ARC Review: Out of Line by Jen McLaughlin


Title:  Out of Line
Author:  Jen McLaughlin
Publisher/Publication Date:  Jen McLaughlin, September 10, 2013
Format/Source:  E-ARC, Inkslinger

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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

Overall, Out of Line was the cute story about Carrie as she gets her first taste of freedom from living under the watchful eye of her over protective dad, Senator Wallington. It was a quick read with well-developed, realistic characters that struggled with conflicts associated with college life. The story flowed well except for one instance in which I felt that the story became disjointed as Carrie sustained injuries that were inconsistent with her behavior soon after the incident. I just felt that the incident should have been further developed so there would have been a smoother transition into what happened next. The remainder of Out of Line was interesting and once again I found myself engrossed in the story of Finn & Carrie. And then—there was a major cliff-hanger. With that said, I look forward to reading Out of Time (Out of Line #1.5), the novella, that comes out in December of 2013 to find out what was left unsaid.
Rating 3.5/5

I received a copy of Out of Line from Inkslinger in exchange for an honest review, thank you.

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