BLURRED LINES (Out of Line, #5) by Jen McLaughlin Blog Tour - Giveaway + Reni's Review!

Once burned...

Finding my fiancée naked on my couch might’ve been a good thing, if her ex-boyfriend hadn’t been with her. For the past eight years I’ve been a witness to the power of true love, but after getting burned I’d decided there wasn’t any hope for me finding it for myself. Until I met Noelle Brandt in a hotel bar. Maybe it wasn’t the most romantic meeting, but the moment I met her I knew I had to have her. The more I learn about her, the more I know I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her.

Twice shy...

I’d already found the love of my life, but I’d lost that love forever. And I’d been lost ever since. But one night a wounded man makes all of that go away. He makes me laugh, live, and feel alive. When he tells me he has no intention of letting me go, I finally begin to believe in the power of true love again.  That is, until I find out who he really is…and by then, it’s far too late to correct the mistakes we’ve already made. By the time we both know the truth, the lines have already been blurred beyond recognition.     

If you’ve read the first four books in the Out of Line series, you’re very well acquainted with Carrie and Finn. Well, this story isn’t about either of them. Remember Riley? He turned out to be a pretty fabulous friend (even if he did think he was in love with Carrie for a while…). It’s time that the man got his own story!

Riley was too much. He was fabulous and wonderful and romantic. This was crazy. He was crazy. And I was crazy about him.
If it was wrong to fall so hard and so fast, then I didn’t want to be right. It might be cliché to think that, but it was true. I didn’t.

I’m going to be brutally honest with you; Riley’s story is everything I usually hate. Boy meets girl and instantly falls head-over-heels in love. At best, love at first sight is nothing more than lust. Just my humble opinion. Boy is privileged; girl is from a questionable family. Bad communication…yada, yada. You get where I’m going with this. I was a little disappointed. I had expected Riley’s story to be something ah-mazing, kinda like Carrie and Finn’s. I loved those two. *sigh*

It wasn’t all bad. Not at all. Noelle (the heroine in this tale) has been through a lot in her short life. A LOT. As she struggled with letting go of her past and grabbing onto a new happily ever after, I struggled alongside her. It was tough. And when she met Riley’s mother… Gah. Nope. Stopping right there. Let’s just say it was a heart wrenching experience.

Overall, Blurred Lines was a quick, easily, likable read. It didn’t blow me away. I didn’t hate it. It just sort of was… If you’ve been reading this series, I think you’ll enjoy this installment; it just wasn’t for me.  

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.

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