Blog and Review Tour – Fractured Lines by Jen McLaughlin

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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 can do to 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.

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 Review:

I haven’t read any of Jen’s books previously so I was worried knowing this was a standalone of a line of her books.  I am telling you there was absolutely no reason to worry.  In fact, I read this book in one sitting because I couldn’t put it down and now need to read the rest!

I loved this story.  It was real.  It was not a sappy romance or all about sex.  It was like a real life marital struggle that you get to witness.  Jen had amazing character development in this story and even though it was set in the present, you were still able to walk away from the book knowing the history too.

The storyline was like a typical marital situation and was funny to read at some points and frustrating at others because you could tell it was about communication or lack of.  Then again, isn’t that one of the number one problems in marriage anyways? The irony, is Carrie is a therapist.  You read her struggles on balancing work, family, and Finn’s struggles.  Finn comes across like the typical male that just doesn’t want to deal with the situation and thinking it’ll all be better if not there or if handled his way.

I highly recommend this book and it can be read as a stand alone with out giving away ties to the others in the series, which is a major bonus for me.

-Jamie

 

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Author Information:

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.

 

Website: http://dianealberts.com/

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/DianeAlberts

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6921962.Jen_McLaughlin

 

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