Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Review: ON THE LINE by Jen McLaughlin

An Out of Line Novel
by Jen McLaughlin
Publication Date: November 28, 2017
Pages: 200
Source: Author
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Coming home…
I’ve hated Ben Rollins ever since he broke my heart in high school. I’ve never fully recovered from it…even though I ran away as far as I could. Now I’ve returned home, fleeing something worse than I could have ever imagined. When our Captain partners us up together, I’m forced to realize that what I feel for him isn’t hate at all. It’s far worse.

Second chances…
Sarah’s the one who got away. She never really explained her abrupt departure from my life, but to be honest, I no longer give a damn. What we’d once had was dead, and now I’m stuck with her at my side permanently, no matter how I feel about it. But when the truth comes out, and old secrets are unburied, being thrown together becomes so much more than a second chance…it becomes life or death.

And we have no intention of losing.

My Thoughts

I keep coming back to books by Jen McLaughlin and there definitely is a reason why. I love the chemistry between her characters. It is easy to root for them no matter how much they want to torture each other with denying their love. But there isn't much denial in ON THE LINE. It's there initially, but they get over that really fast! (Thank goodness!) The love between these characters and the heat is off the charts!  I'm so glad that they don't fight it and even joke about their inability to "keep it professional".

Sarah returns to town with secrets that are deep and painful. Her history and the life she had after she left Ben drive the main storyline, but it was her relationship with her mother really touched home. It's something that my family is dealing with now with my grandmother. 

And Ben - his protective instinct was made him most desirable and his constant love for Sarah. He exudes it. I love this side of his character.

I wouldn't have minded to know more about their relationship as teenagers. Sarah carelessly threw what they had away. Some flashbacks to who they were and what they had would have helped develop more of that part of the story.

Favorite Quote:

"What we have between us . . . it's real. This isn't just me f**king around, or having a fling. For me? It's you. It's always been you."  - Just another reason to love Ben.

I really liked ON THE LINE. Like any good book, I wish it was longer. Or maybe I just read it too fast. It's a book that I'll most definitely read again, share with my friends, and recommend to readers who like drama and intense passion. Like really intense. 😉

Disclaimer:  I received this e-ARC from the author in exchange for my honest review.  I was not compensated in any way other than the e-ARC provided. Thoughts and opinions are my own.

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