Out of Line - Jen McLaughlin, Diane Alberts I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK!
This book is between 5 Stars and the 5+ Amaze-balls Rating... just saying - it was awesome and I really liked it... that's it - I'm making it Golden Star - Amaze-balls!

ok as you can tell - I really liked this book. This is actually the first book I've read from this author (both names) **faces of shock** I know right... well I am in love with her writing. She has amazing skills! The flow is fantastic, the pace is great and the entire thing just goes. I really couldn't put it down.

These characters are awesome, and I immediately was loving this story. I know it's been done before, but seriously, I felt like it was all brand new. Props to the author for making characters that are not broken! I love stories with broken characters, I really do, but it was so nice to have good ol' regular folks in this story. I mean they have issues, but we all do... don't get me wrong, but nothing catastrophic and I was so happy! This story alternates POV between Carrie and Finn - it works really well in this story.

Now... you know I am a sucker for a man in uniform and W-O-W Finn does not disappoint! He is sooooooooooooo good. I really fell in love with Carrie as well. She is strong and really wants to be independent. She is smart and well spoken.

Here's a note from my journal that I keep while reading. This one is from Carrie's POV:
"Finn fell silent, but he looked at me weird. As if I was an enigma he couldn't figure out, which was silly. It was a simple matter. I had money they didn't. Easily fixed. It wasn't exactly rocket science"
I love that she doesn't see how special she really is... Also love that without trying she is proving Finn wrong over and over again with his assumptions about her.

I fell for these characters from the beginning. I really did like how the played off each other and worked together and developed. They evolved into what happens - it just works.

I'm still working on calming down from the end - seriously, it's fantastic & leaves you wanting more! There's a little cliffy ending, but it doesn't kill you just leaves you wanting more. I'm pretty satisfied with this ending - I don't want to rip my hair out or anything, but I can't wait to read the next installment!

This book gave me feels - all kinds of feels! Here are some samples of my notes on my feels:
early in the book
from Finn's POV
"She taunted me daily, without even trying. I wanted her.
Too bad I couldn't have her."
Finn's heartache over Carrie - god I feel it too ;'(

About 75% through the book
Ah god ... My heart hurts for them both!

About 90% through the book
from Carrie's POV
"He made a choking sound.
'You don't have to answer. I can see it in your eyes.'
'I'm so sorry,' my voice a mere whisper. It's all I could manage past my aching throat.
He swallowed hard. 'I love you, will always love you. I'm sorry I killed us before we even had a chance.'
And with that bombshell, he shut the door in my face."
:'( I can't blame her, but GAAAAAAAH - my heart says one more chance too

At the finish of this book
from Finn's POV
"I hit the play message button ...
When it ended, I let my hand fall to my side. Fuck. This wasn't going to be good ..."
Whhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaat! Who called & What's happening!
I can't wait for 2014!

I think you should check this book out - Fans of NA & Contemporary will love it.