Fractured Lines by Jen McLaughlin will be releasing October 14th, but first we have some exclusive content to share. Each week, FINNClub team members will be sharing special details from the book, and series, in order to share their excitement for the new novel.
Today we have an excerpt from FRACTURED LINES! Watch out, it's spicy!
I lowered my face even more. “I need you so damn bad. Let
me kiss you. Let me make it better. I know how to make it all better.”
I brushed my lips across hers gently, testing her
reaction. She kissed me back. So soft I barely felt it, and yet I somehow felt
it down to my soul.
With a small groan, I closed my mouth over hers, crushing
her against my chest and holding her so tightly I might have broken a rib. Man,
I’d been waiting for this moment. For her to stop shutting me out. For her to
want me as much as I needed her.
And now it was happening.
I slanted my mouth over hers, taking full control of the
kiss. Backing her up against the wall, my tongue glided inside her mouth at the
same time I slipped my leg in between hers. She gasped and opened her mouth
wider, granting me full access.
Without hesitation, I took it, and then I took some more.
Like the greedy asshole I really was. Part of me knew I should stop kissing her
until I was better, but the other part of me wanted her too damn badly to give
a shit about anything else. When I closed my hands around her hips, my fingers
digging into the soft sides of her ass, she broke off the kiss and took a shaky
I latched onto her neck, biting with just enough pressure
to sting. It had been too long since I’d had her. Too long since I’d held her.
Too long for everything. My injured leg protested against the weight I put on
it, but I ignored the cry of protest it gave. Any pain I had to suffer was
worth it, as long as Carrie was in my arms again, making those small sounds
that drove me fucking insane.
The lines we once crossed so easily have widened and torn us apart…
Once upon a time I thought Finn and I would live happily ever after, but real life doesn't always have a happy ending. He's testing my trust, and I'm losing faith in the man I thought I'd spend the rest of my life with, and there’s nothing I do can stop it. He’s the one I trusted to keep me safe, but now he’s the source of my greatest pain…
Forgiveness is fragile, and some fractures never fully heal...
One mistake—a slip in a moment of weakness—might cost me everything I've worked so hard for. The thing about trust is that it's a lot easier to lose than it is to build. Just as I'm about to give up and surrender to the demons from my past, an unexpected threat reminds me what I'm best at: protecting the woman I love. Whether or not she wants me, I will fight for Carrie and our daughter, and I will keep them safe—no matter the cost.
Even if I have to put my life and my heart on the line.
FRACTURED LINES is now up for pre-order on amazon! If you purchase the book before its release day it will be just .99 cents! This is for pre-orders only! Grab it while it's on sale.
About the Author
Jen McLaughlin is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy New Adult books. Under her pen name Diane Alberts, she is a multi-published, bestselling author of Contemporary Romance with Entangled Publishing. Her first release as Jen McLaughlin, Out of Line, released September 6 2013, and hit the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal lists. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. 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. 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, and a cat. Her goal is to write so many well-crafted romance books that even a non-romance reader will know her name.