Title: Out of Time
Author: Jen McLaughlin
Series: Out of Line #2
Release Date: November 29, 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…
Finn and Carrie’s story continues right where it left off. With the reason for Finn’s appearance in Carrie’s life finally out in the open, they’re able to enjoy being in love. Except their relationship must be kept secret, which complicates things in a whole new way. Out of Time is an emotional journey, driven by Carrie’s fear of losing Finn and Finn’s insecurities about fitting into Carrie’s world. While their individual emotional wars rage on, they are forced to deal with the reality that the path to the future might tear them apart.
Carrie is a much stronger girl in this book than she was in the first one. Jen McLaughlin has put her through some definite character growth, and it shows though Carrie’s words and actions. She’s starting to come into her own, questioning the life she’s been forced to lead and the person she’s expected to become. I loved watching her struggle to find herself. When she started to really develop her own voice and was brave enough to use it, it was so satisfying. To top it off, she’s lost some of that innocence that comes from being sheltered her whole life and the vixen it unleashes is so much fun.
Finn showed us a whole new side to him in this book as well. His character transformed as Jen peeled back the layers of this strong and secure man, revealing the absolute vulnerability and self-doubt lying beneath. I already knew Finn could be protective and very much an alpha male, so I loved seeing his sweetness. The light side of Finn really got a chance to shine through in this book and I loved seeing his emotions being worn on his sleeve. Jen took his drool-worthy factor and turned it into a full on swoon factor.
This book started off slowly, allowing Finn and Carrie to really settle into their new relationship. After news came that things might be changing for this couple the pace picked up and the story took off. Since the majority of this story dealt with Finn and Carrie adapting to the ticking clock that was ever present in their relationship, I was kept on edge, waiting for the moment when they’d finally know how life planned to challenge them next. Emotions ran high and my heart ached to know if these two were going to get a happily ever after. With the way Jen McLaughlin ended this book, I know Finn and Carrie’s story is just getting started.
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Check out the rest of the Out of Line series:
Out of Line (Out of Line #1)
Out of Mind (Out of Line #3)
Fractured Lines (Out of Line #4)
Blurred Lines (Out of Line #5)
I’ll Be Home for Christmas (Out of Line #5.5)
On the Line (Out of Line #6)