Excerpt/Giveaway ~ Out of Mind by Jen McLaughlin

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Title: Out of Mind
Author: Jen McLaughlin
Series: Out of Line #3
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Published: April 29th 2014

Reaching for sunlight...

Finn survived the ambush and came home to me, but in his head, the battle is still raging. He’s falling apart and I’m trying my best to pick up the pieces of him, to find the us we used to be. I love him as much as I ever did, but love isn’t enough to fix this. I thought telling my father about our relationship would be the hardest thing we’d ever have to face. I was wrong.

Lost in shadows...

All I wanted was to be worthy of Carrie. One mission, just one, and I’d be able to give her the future she deserved. Then everything went wrong, leaving me tainted and broken. Carrie wants me to be who I was, but all that’s left is what they made of me. I’m no good for her. No good for anyone like this. I have to figure out how to move forward. Alone.

Sometimes love isn’t enough…
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His hand skimmed down my sides and settled on the curve of my hip. “Ginger...”

God, I’d missed him calling me that. He used to do it all the time. Now, it was always Carrie. Carrie this and Carrie that. Never Ginger. “Yeah?”
 “I’m going to stop telling you to leave me.” He caught my hand. “I’m going to stop pushing you away, but know this: I still think you could do better. This isn’t a heroic action of mine; it’s a selfish one. I don’t want to lose you, because I need you. But you should walk away from me.”
My heart twisted painfully. The fact that he believed this, with all his heart, broke mine. “You’re wrong. You’re the most unselfish man I’ve ever met.” I wiggled my hand free. “And I think you’re blind to yourself.”
“I think it’s the other way around,” he said sheepishly. He ran a hand over his head, probably looking for those curls again. With a grimace, he dropped his hand to his lap. “I’m going to try to get better for you.”
“Don’t do it for me.” I undid the last button of his shirt. “Do it for you.”
“No.” He ran his hand up over my body, tipping my head back. “For us.”
I swallowed hard and unclasped his sling, my knuckles scraping against the hard cast. Desire unfurled in my belly at the way he watched me. I couldn’t see it, but I could feel it. “Let’s get you out of this shirt.”
“Only if you get out of yours, too,” he said, his tone light.
Hope, small and distant, flared in me. I’d been right. He was different tonight. Maybe his talk with his father had helped. Whatever it was, I was happy for the change. “That could be arranged.”

Jen McLaughlinJen 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.

Jen is giving away a FINN necklace and a signed set of the OUT OF LINE series. (US Only)

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Out of Line #1
Out of Time #2


  1. Great Excerpt! I'm reading a book right now where the guy doesn't think he's good enough for the girl either, and is working on it. This series looks incredible! Thanks for sharing :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  2. Bookworm BrandeeMay 8, 2014 at 3:35 AM

    Thanks for sharing, Naomi. I really want to meet Finn! This is a series I've been meaning to read...*sigh* just haven't had time. ;)

  3. This series! I've been wanting to read it! I have the first book, but, gosh, I haven't gotten to it yet. Bad Magen! This sounds like a series that's right up my alley! Loved the excerpt! Of course :)

  4. I loved the excerpt and want to meet the characters already Naomi!

  5. I have loved the first two books... keen to read this one!

  6. Finn is so yummy! I am excited for this one!

  7. Yes... bad Magen! lol I hope you get to it soon!

  8. I know! They are really well done! Keen to finish the series!

  9. It has been!! I have enjoyed the ride so far!

  10. Thanks for the fabulous excerpt! Added ;)

  11. Haven't heard of this series before, but the blurb and the excerpt sound like it's gonna be a very emotional read and I love emotional books. Thanks for the giveaway :))

  12. I hope you get to read this series... I love it!

  13. Good luck! I really enjoy this series, hope you get to read it!

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