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Friday, October 31, 2014

ARC Review: Fractured Lines by Jen McLaughlin

Fractured Lines is the fourth book in the Out of Line series by Jen McLaughlin. I have been a huge fan of this series since the very first book and couldn't wait to read this when I found out there was going to be more in this series. For those of you that haven't yet read the previous books, Fractured Lines can be read as a standalone. I would highly recommend starting at the beginning though to see everything that Carrie and Finn have already been through and how their story started, but it is not necessary to enjoy this book.

Finn and Carrie thought that they had been through the worst and that they were beginning their happily ever after. But a few years into their marriage, and they are realizing that just because you love one another it doesn't make things any easier. When an accident happens, Finn has a moment of weakness and makes a terrible mistake. Carrie finds herself unable to trust Finn, and knows that she loves Finn but that she needs to be strong. While Carrie wants nothing more than to stand by Finn's side and support him through everything, she has more than just herself to think about this time around and must do what is best for her family. Can Finn and Carrie get through the latest obstacle that life has thrown their way, or will this be what breaks them apart once and for all?

Finn and Carrie have such a special place in my heart and are one of my all times favorite couples. I have loved them from the very first book, and I have always felt like they had such an uphill battle to fight when it came to their relationship. They have been tested time and time again, and they always come out strong and steady because the love that they share is so deep. But in this book they have already been through so much and they now have a daughter. Carrie and Finn had some really tough things to face in this story both as a couple and as individuals. But this time things were so different because they really had to think of more than just the two of them. It was really hard to get through part of this book, and my heart broke for these two. Their love and chemistry was never in question, but it was really a matter of if they could get past everything that had happened.

I really loved that this book gave us a look at Finn and Carrie's relationship years into their HEA. I feel like most stories end just when they are actually starting. We often see the build up and are left with a neatly wrapped package, but life isn't like that. Marriage is tough and requires a lot of work, even for the most happy and stable of couples. So seeing Finn and Carrie dealing with real problems and working through issues that came up was so refreshing. It was painful and heartbreaking at times, but that is what made it so real. I love how Jen McLaughlin gave us this extra bit of their relationship and allowed us to see how Finn and Carrie had transitioned into the future from where we last left them. These characters and their struggles are so real and believable, and I think that there is really something that everyone can relate to with this series but especially with Fractured Lines. I definitely recommend this series, but I think that Fractured Lines is a book that anyone looking for real and deep emotional romance stories will enjoy. I am really excited about the next book in this series as well, and I can't wait to get to know Riley better. I really loved his character when he was first introduced and I am excited to see what Jen McLaughlin has in store for him.

**ARC Provided by Inkslinger PR**

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