BLURRED LINES by Jen McLaughlin
Finding my fiancée naked on my couch might’ve been a good thing, if her ex-boyfriend hadn’t been with her. For the past eight years I’ve been a witness to the power of true love, but after getting burned I’d decided there wasn’t any hope for me finding it for myself. Until I met Noelle Brandt in a hotel bar. Maybe it wasn’t the most romantic meeting, but the moment I met her I knew I had to have her. The more I learn about her, the more I know I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her.
I’d already found the love of my life, but I’d lost that love forever. And I’d been lost ever since. But one night a wounded man makes all of that go away. He makes me laugh, live, and feel alive. When he tells me he has no intention of letting me go, I finally begin to believe in the power of true love again. That is, until I find out who he really is…and by then, it’s far too late to correct the mistakes we’ve already made. By the time we both know the truth, the lines have already been blurred beyond recognition.
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Blurred Lines follows the story of Riley and Noelle. Riley has spent his entire life doing what was always expected of him. Even being engaged to someone he doesn’t love. However the last thing that he expects is to walk in on his fiancee having sex with her ex on their couch! Most people would be devastated, but for Riley, it doesn’t even bother him. One fateful night, Riley meets Noelle at a hotel bar. He knew from the moment he saw her that he had to meet her…..
Noelle lost the love of her life tragically and though that she’d never find happiness again. But one chance encounter with Riley and all of the sudden she has hope again. He makes her laugh, feel and remember what it is to be alive. Things are moving so fast, that she can’t believe that what they have is real. It just seems to good to be true. With Riley’s convincing, she finally decides to give love another go….that is until some truths come out. When Noelle finds out who Riley is, will she be able to look past it? And Riley wasn’t the only one keeping something a secret? When all the truths come out, will they be able to salvage their relationship or will the mistakes take over their lives?
Blurred Lines is a very quick and enjoyable read! I adored Riley from the moment his character was introduced. I loved that he wanted to try to be himself and was tired of always doing what his family expected of him. Riley is no way perfect and made some very hilarious mistakes in his relationship with Noelle. One of my favorite moments was when Riley told Finn about him walking in on his fiancee with another man. He wasn’t really mad that she was with someone else, he was pissed that they were doing it on his couch! I must have laughed for a good 5 min over that. There were also a lot of other priceless moments, but you’re going to have to read the book for yourself to find what I’m talking about.
Overall, I found this to be a really enjoyable read. No one does angst and romance quite like Jen McLaughlin does. Blurred Lines does move at a quicker pace than the other books in the Out of Line series, just to give you a heads up. This story was a lot of fun. I laughed, shook my head and swooned. I loved the family drama and was definitely kept entertained. I am a big fan of the Out of Line series and I think Blurred Lines was a great addition to it.
*I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*
About The Author
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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