Out of Time by Jen McLaughlin….Blog Tour Stop & Review

Welcome to my stop on the Out of Time by Jen McLaughlin Blog Tour!  

I am beyond excited to share my review with you and my Finn tattoo!

I’m also thrilled to share Jen’s AMAZING giveaway!  The grand prize winner will get to help name a character in book 3 of the series, and will get their name in the acknowledgement section of the book! How exciting is that!?

Also, to celebrate the release of OUT OF TIME, book one in the series, OUT OF LINE, will be just .99¢.

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!


Buy links:

Out of Time:  Amazon  ~  Barnes & Noble

Out of Line (book #1):  Amazon  ~  Barnes & Noble 

Follow the rest of the tour HERE


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…


My review:

Out of Time is the second book in Jen McLaughlin’s Out of Line Series.  After falling completely in love with Carrie and Finn in the first book, Out of Line, I was beyond eager to get my hands on this book.  Well, it was everything I could have dreamed of…and more.  I loved, loved, loved this book.

Carrie and Finn have overcome the obstacle of Finn being Carrie’s bodyguard and are enjoying their newfound love.  Well, they’ve sort of overcome that whole bodyguard thing.  Carrie’s father, a senator, still has no idea their relationship went from professional to personal.  They plan on telling him, eventually, but now the more pressing problem is Finn’s role in the Marines.  He’s gotten an ominous call and fears he will be deployed much sooner than he thought.  Fearing he will upset her if he hides what little info he has about leaving, he has no choice but to tell her what may be in store.  Finn sees an upside to this mess when he’s given the chance of a lifetime in the form of a special mission.  One that will hopefully improve the senator’s view of him and ultimately the senator’s view of him as someone worthy of dating Carrie.  Now, the only thing left is to just enjoy the possibly limited time they have left together.  Of course, that’s when her father decides to come for a surprise visit.  Now the question becomes will it be the Senator’s visit or Finn’s choice of a mission that will threaten their relationship more….

As some of you may know, I completely adore this series.  So much so that I deemed it “tattoo worthy”….and got a Finn tattoo.  Well, I was a nervous wreck waiting to read this book.  I had an idea from the message Finn got in the last book that he would be leaving Carrie.  Well, between the waiting game and Carrie’s dad visiting, I didn’t think my emotions could get any more chaotic!  I was a ball of nerves from one page to the next but then I would get to a Finn and Carrie moment and I would just swoon and give a happy sigh.  The heat and passion between them is scrumptious.  I adore these two.  I don’t know of many book couples that I enjoy this much.  Finn is just, well, the perfect package.  Loyal, caring, sweet, sexy and so in love with Carrie he is the perfect guy.  If he didn’t already win my heart in the first book he would have won it in this one.  His love for Carrie is so intense and so real.  I just adore that man!  Carrie is once again a girl with quite a head on her shoulders and really shows it at the very end of this book.  She knows what she wants and will do what it takes to make it happen for her and Finn.  The navigation from Carrie’s POV to Finn’s POV is so well done and makes his book that much better, which I didn’t think possible.

The ups and downs Carrie and Finn have to deal with in the beginning of the story are nothing compared to what they go through right before this story ends.  Get tissues handy.  Not a few tissues, a box of tissues.  I was a complete and utter mess by the time I finished reading (I’m actually tearing up as I type this review).  Not all sad tears though….there were tears of joy and relief after all the sad tears.  I won’t give anything away, but I will say I would never recommend a book that ended badly….so you’ll just have to trust me on this.

Jen writes emotion so damn well.  It’s raw and beautiful and makes the reader feel everything Carrie and Finn are feeling.  It’s a rare gift and I appreciate every moment of it.

After all my blubbering, if you take one thing away from this review, it’s that you MUST get this book and if you haven’t read the first in the series, read it….and then read Out of Time.  I am waiting on pins and needles for the next book and I cannot wait to see what the future holds for Finn and Carrie.  Thank you, Jen, for another amazing read and for a book dedication that still has me smiling from ear to ear! Heart you, girl!

5LovesRLBFive Loves


My Finn tattoo!

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Jen is giving away 4 $10 Amazon Gift Cards and an amazing grand prize! The grand prize winner will get to help name a character in book 3 of the series, and will get their name in the acknowledgement section of the book! Contest is international.

If the book happens to hit the top 10 on amazon during the blog tour, there just might be another special surprise in the works for the fans!

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About the author:

DianeAlbertsAuthorPicJen McLaughlin is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She writes steamy New Adult books for the young and young at heart. Her first release, Out of Line, came out September 2013. She also writes bestselling Contemporary Romance under the pen name Diane Alberts.Since receiving her first contract offer under the pen name Diane Alberts, she has yet to stop writing. 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. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, a cat, and a Senegal parrot. In the rare moments when she’s not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another. 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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