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Out of Line (Out of Line #1)

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  7,317 ratings  ·  516 reviews
Desperate to break free…

I've spent my entire life under my father’s thumb, but now I'm finally free to make my own choices. When my roommate dragged me to my first college party, I met Finn Coram and my life turned inside out. He knows how to break the rules and is everything I never knew I wanted. A Marine by day and surfer by night, he pushes me away even as our attracti
Paperback, First Edition, 214 pages
Published September 10th 2013 by Smashwords Edition (first published 2013)
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3.5-3.75 Stars!

This book falls in that gray area between good and just ok. Everything about it had good potential, but ended up falling short. Let me break it down:

Carrie is a really generous person, and uses her wealth to help other people which made me really admire her. But she also makes some stupid decisions in this book that make me wonder what the hell she's doing.

Finn seemed like an overall great guy–sweet, funny, protective, hot–but whenever we get his point of view it seems like all he
Aug 15, 2013 Kara rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: everyone who likes a cute read
Shelves: favorites
***ARC courtesy of Inkslinger in exchange for an honest review.***
Rating 4.75

Do you have get a book & it burns a hole in your e-reader? Yeah, that happened to me today. I was just going to read 1 page - 2 chapters later I was still siting at the edge of my bed. I wasn't supposed to read today - I had crap to do!
Then I met Carrie

and then followed Finn

and I was hooked. Finn is a surfer. Has a motorcycle. He is a Marine.

I am not sure I could say this fast enough...

This book will be out in a
Jana (The Book Goddess)
Okay, where do I start? All I know is that I mega loved this book. Like loved-it-so-much-had-to-read-it-again love. OUT OF LINE has got to be the best New Adult book I've ever read so far, and that is saying a LOT since I've read a lot of them.

Carrie really stood out for me in this book. Gosh I adore this girl to pieces. She's the most caring and thoughtful girl. I mean, who would donate their clothes and give up their time to help others? When she's probably the richest girl and you'd expect h
Heidi McLaughlin
It's been so long since I've sat down to writer a review, but here goes.

I've been a fan of Jen's for a very long time, so when she told me about her new adventure I was supportive, but only after I read Out of Line did I become excited. Jen has taken a situation that is relevant in today's world and given us a glimpse of what's its like to be society royalty. What she teaches us is that it doesn't matter who you are, your heart leads you to where you least expect. Out of Line is a sexy, fun and
Chelsea Tollefson
1.5 stars

There's nothing really wrong with this book... there just wasn't much right with it. For me, anyway.

It had all my favorite pet peeves. First of all, I have no idea why it's called Out of Line. It makes no sense. Well, maybe a little bit, but not in any significant, title-worthy way. Of course in these NA romance books you expect some cliches, but this one had ALL of them, and they were extra annoying. Stupid nicknames that seem forced (and I even usually like the nicknames!). Hot virg
2.5/5 stars

This book has me conflicted on so many levels. There were parts I liked and parts I really hated. So no in depth review today, I wouldn't even really know where to begin.

Things I liked:
- Finn - he was actually the best thing about this book. Quite enjoyable, cute and hot.
- Carrie - I liked her when she was sassy, confident and took action without hesitation
- They had good chemistry

Things I really didn't enjoy:
- Finn - (view spoiler)
Juliana Aceti
This book was a great surprise,I didn't had high hopes , but turns out that the story is amazing. This book tells us about Carrie, she is the daughter of the senator. he's (not surprisingly) overprotective, so when she decides to go to college her father puts a "bodyguard", the guy is Finn. They met out of the sudden at a college party, and quickly they start to get really close. The friendship grows into something more, but Finn can't afford to lose his job...




Arabella ~♡AB♡~ (Mrs Jase Dean)
3.5 stars. Out of Line was a nice short read about a marine tasked to secretly watch over a senators daughter whilst in her first year of college. Quite predictable, a few hot scenes and some sweet moments. Nothing exciting but it held my interest.
It's really short book (I've read in two hours) so I don't see the point in doing normal review. What can I say about Out of Line? Well, it's short, sweet and predictable. I suppose this story could be really itintriguing if was longer, had more built up plot. I loved the concept, which unfortunately wasn't used in 100%.

Overall 2.5 stars from me.
Casey Harris-Parks
I was lucky enough to beta read OUT OF LINE for Jen. Words cannot describe how much I love this book! Super sweet, sexy, witty and Finn. (Oh, Finn, how I love you!)
Sofia Lazaridou
I changed my original 4.5 rating to 4 because while I was writing the review I came up with two problems instead of the 1 I originally had and I couldn't rate it with 4.25 or something similar.

Half star was lost in the end when I found out that there is a book #2, coming on 2014. The end isn't cliffy but some things have yet to happen and I was left with a feeling of unfulfillment. The good thing is that I can see why a second book will be out. Finn and Carrie have some serious problems waiting

What are you waiting for??? Go buy this book right now! It has trouble, sex, love, and a sexy bad boy. It's a good read that'll have you smile the whole time and wishing you had a Finn of your own with those steamy sex scenes ;) GO READ THIS BOOK NOW!!!!! :)

OMG, how many ways can I say how much I loved, LOVED this book?!!!! I loved everything about this book.
Carrie has always been the good girl. Good grades, never dating bad boys(but that's because her dads a little over
Sep 06, 2013 Jillian rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: arc
my complete review will be out soon...

A few times in my life, I’ve voraciously devoured a book and was just about to finish it and stopped. Just stopped reading when I got to the last few chapters. Why? Why the hell would I do that? Well, it’s because I cannot bear the thought of finishing the book and the experience it has brought me. THIS was one of those books. I got to 85% after reading it all day and I just couldn’t go on. I put it down for the next whole day, and when I finally picked it b
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
3.5 Stars

Source: eARC for Honest Review from Author

This book was like reading a paper version of a mix of movies of Chasing Liberty and the First Daughter.

For Carrie she is super sheltered and finally is free to do what she wants. (Or so she thinks)

She randomly meets a boy named Finn who is a hot surfer/marine (or so she thinks)

Carrie and Finn are instant friends but while he is fighting his attraction to Carrie she is making his life difficult.

I might be inexperienced, but even I knew what a
Monica Murphy
Love this cover, love the hero (Finn!), loved the premise & really enjoyed this book.
Boy I devoured this one. I actually ate it up. Quickly too, and now I want more.

This excerpt is taken from my full review on Into the Hall of Books. Read more here:

Carrie Wallington is a college freshman. She's attending college on the West Coast, as far away from her father as she can get. See, her father is a big-time politician in Washington, DC and has spent all of Carrie's life practically smothering her. He's kept her surrounding with guards at all
This wasn't even worth .99 cents in the end.

It sounded so promising too.

It was too much instant attraction between Carrie and Finn. They only knew one another for a day and he kisses her. THEY DON'T KNOW EACH OTHER, WHAT ARE THEY DOING?
Anyways, it was far too dramatic the I want you but I can't have you storyline. See, Finn works for Carrie's father. Finn is Carrie's bodyguard, though she doesn't know it. To her, she meets this surfer guy who's willing to teach her to surf, and take her on rid
3.5 stars

This book had so.much.potential. With all the new adult books out this was actually a change of pace! I LIKED the plot and I enjoyed the lead characters.


Carrie was smart, she knew what she wanted and she wasn't dealing with anyone's bullcrap. She was humble, genuine and had some.common.sense, so Jen McLaughlin

Finn, he.was.fabulous.

surfer/marine/alpha/bad ass. It was his duty to protect her, to protect his father. I really liked what she did with him. so, again, Jen

where it fel
Release day-blitz September 10th on my blog

Blog tour on my blog October 1th
Review + Except

Inizial review!

“ Incredbly sexy and absolutly passionate, this book will brings you to your knees and will hook you up from the first page. Both pov of the main characters let you enjoy the story to a unique level and Ms McLaughlin can really keep up the emotional intensity and the irony of the characters. While you’re cracking
Natalee Grimaldi
Ohhh Finny, Finn, Finnnnn!!!

Sexy, broody, tattooed Marine and surfer boy- nuff said, right?! Right!

Oh boy, ladies. Do yourselves a favor and read this book, like, now. It would do your ovaries some good, promise.

Out of Line is the sweet story of Finn and Carrie, who meet by a chance encounter after a frat party. But is it really by chance? Carrie has always lived under the scrutiny and protection of her senator father. All she really wants is to enjoy college like a normal girl, without any cele
4.5 Stars.

This book was soooo good!! Totally sucked me in!

I LOVED that we got alternating POV from Carrie and Finn.

I loved that they developed a friendship first (no I love you within 2 hours of meeting).

I loved that Carrie was feisty and independent.

I loved that Finn was a protector.

Fin was H.O.T!!! He surfs. Rides a motorcycle. And has tattoos - need I say more?

Carrie + Finn = HOTNESS!!! Yowza.

I was hoping that we would get to see Carrie stand up to her father.

But the book ends at a gr
So this book had a Marine in it. Which is a win, since I love the military. But beyond that--I really love the characters. The way they both grew and changed--I loved everything about them, even when I wanted to smack Finn upside the head. And that--Finn. My goodness, you guys. I pretty much loved everything about this book. I can't wait for book two. Literally. Can't. Wait.
Rita Gargaglione
Oggi vi parlo di un Naw Adult “ibrido”, un romanzo che, pur raccontando la vita di due ragazzi molto giovani alle prese con i cambiamenti esistenziali, è arricchito anche di suspense e passione, un binomio avvincente e irresistibile. Per convincervi a leggere questo romanzo mi basterebbe dirvi che il protagonista maschile è un marine in forza all’esercito degli Stati Uniti, ma non è finita qui, perché oltre ad essere un valoroso e muscoloso soldato, Finn è anche un bodyguard addestrato e, cilieg ...more
Okay I really liked it, it is definitely more of a fluff read than one with much depth. The story was original, and the writing was solid.
more review to come.
Kellie is a bookwhoreasaurus
Man I got sucker punched again!
There's going to be a book 2!
Why is everyone doing this to me?

Proper review to come shortly
This book was originally reviewed on The Book Hookup.

**I received a copy of this book for the blog tour,but that did not influence the review**

First Thoughts: 4.5 stars LET THE FLAILING BEGIN! Oh, I loved this story and all the feels it gave me. I might be in love…

Plot, Pacing and Style: Here is the quick and dirty without spoiling: good girl goes to college and falls for bad boy she isn’t supposed to, and their chemistry is undeniable. You’ve read this storyline? Maybe, but when it’s done right
Danielle from Short and Sassy
4.5 stars
I adored this book. I did not want to put it down until I finish it. Another late night reading and early morning finishing it off..

This is a great story about Carrie who is a college freshman at 19 year old. Her dad is a big time Senator in Washington D.C.. After taking a year off Carrie goes away to San Diego to college to get away from her dad's overbearing control. She loves her family. At the same time she wants to make her own way in the world.

While Carrie is at a party she meets

Cuando decidi leer esta historia pense que seria el tipico libro soso y sin mucha sustancia, pero me sorprendio muy gratamente, disfrute mucho leyendolo.
Out Of Line es una lectura ligera, sencilla y para nada sosa, tiene ese " algo " que hace que te enganches y no puedas parar de leer un capitulo tras oto.
En fin, el libro perfecto para cuando quieres leer una historia de amor sencilla.
Estoy segura de que leere el siguiente de la saga.

3 Estrellas!
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Jen McLaughlin is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of sexy books with PenguinRandom House. Under her pen name, Diane Alberts, she is also a USA TODAY bestselling author of Contemporary Romance with Entangled Publishing. Her first release as Jen McLaughlin, Out of Line, hit the New York Times, USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal lists. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. Ja ...more
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