Review/Giveaway ~ Out of Time by Jen McLaughlin

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Out of Time (Out Of Line, #2)Title: Out of Time
Author: Jen McLaughlin
Series: Out Of Line #2
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: December 1st 2013

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...
My first thought after finishing Out of Time was NOOOOOO!!! I could not believe it ended like that… right on the edge of a big climatic scene!! I was so immersed in the storyline that I flicked the page and the acknowledgements were there. I loved it; it was exciting, captivating and sizzling!

Out of Time continues immediately after the conclusion of the previous book with Carrie and Finn continuing their relationship in secret. Their relationship is reaching new levels; they are very passionate about each other and they continue to discover new hobbies that they like to do together. Finn has to report back for a weekend and has to make some tough decisions as to his future and how he can be the right person in Carrie’s life.

I liked seeing this part of the story and how Carrie and Finn were continuing their lives. The passion between Carrie and Finn is scorching and their connection is so strong that you can see they can work through anything to build a life together. They face some tough hurdles and need to make some life changing decisions that could affect their future together. Carrie’s family background is a major factor in the decisions that they make and they both worry a lot about what her parents will think. 

Both characters have grown a lot since I first met them. Finn’s priorities have shifted and he is seeing a life that he wants. He is a bit sappy at times and he berates himself for turning into one of those guys who is always thinking about his girl. But he is willing to step up and do things that will cement a better future for both Carrie and himself. Carrie is still a sweet girl, but she is becoming more confidant and you see it when she interacts with her parents. She is letting people in and even builds a friendship with her roommate, Maria.

I enjoyed how this story continued to built up only to have a few twists thrown in to have my heart plummeting. I enjoy everything about it; the characters, the world and the dangers that they have to face. Jen McLaughlin has an easy writing style that I enjoy, showing both Carrie and Finn’s POV’s and it seems I cannot get enough… I want the next book now, but I must settle back and wait for her to write it first. Get onto this series if you haven’t already!!

I received a copy of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review.

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Author Photo #1Jen McLaughlin is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal 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. 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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Jen is giving away 4 $10 Amazon Gift Cards and an amazing grand prize! The grand prize winner will get to help name a character in book 3 of the series, and will get their name in the acknowledgement section of the book! Contest is international.

If the book happens to hit the top 10 on amazon during the blog tour, there just might be another special surprise in the works for the fans! ;)

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  1. Wow I can feel your enthusiasm and excitement in this review! It sounds like a great series and I hope for your sake she writes up a storm for book 3 soon :)

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

    PS I am so sad I missed this giveaway!

  2. Sounds really good, but I think I'll wait for the next book so I don't have to die over that cliffhanger! :-)

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  3. The ending sounds like it would leave me cursing :)

  4. Finn sounds great!! Love when you can really see a character growing over the book/series like Carrie. I've got her books as Alberts on my tbr pile. Those looks so good too!

  5. AH!! Great review!! I really need to get to this series! I've had the first book forever now, just need to get to it:D I will, because I am loving the sound of these characters and the story!!

  6. Thanks Girl!! It was a great read and I already Tweeted her about it!! lol And the giveaway is still running....

  7. I feel like I'm going to die, believe me!!

  8. Oh, it will. It's not too bad, but I want to know more now!!

  9. Yup, she is quickly becoming a fav author. And Finn is so nice, I love him!!

  10. Yes girl, get into it!! loads of hotness and fun *wink*

  11. Strange is said giveaway over when I first checked the widget! Oh well entered now :) I hope she tweeted back <3

  12. Dunno... glad you got to enter now though! Good luck


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