Blog Tour and Giveaway: Fractured Lines by Jen McLaughlin

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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My 3-star Review

I am going to just get right to the point with this one.  I had a real hard time connecting with these characters.  Because of the nature of the story, everything was too "fluffy" for me.  I, honestly, expected more rawness to this book.  It didn't have that edge that I was expecting.

Everyone loves a good love story.  You have the beginning, which sets up the conflict in the story.  Then you have the conflict, which leads to the resolution.  And finally the resolution.  Well, you have that in this book.  Although the in-between just didn't do it for me.  Everything was glossed over.  The characters are too pliable.  I expect for the characters in this story to be more strong-willed, tougher backbones.

Now, I am not discounting this as being a good book.  It is a good book.  But, because of the easiness of the story, that is all it is.  Just a good book to read on one of those rainy days.  I was just hoping for something with more umph based on the blurb.

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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