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.
People grow up. They change. You just have to try to change together.
I’ve been married for a very short time and I can tell you that the people we were when we first said our vows are nearly different now. We’ve gone through so many changes as time has goes by. No matter what kind of hardship you face, it’ll change you in some shape or form, sometimes for better or worse. And with Finn and Carrie, they are in some hard times, nearly losing each other, but something so pivotal brought them back together again. And they worked through every single thing. They suffered through loss time and time again, but they had the will to carry on together. They never gave up and I love that about them. They were so many times they could have taken the easy way out, but they didn’t. Reading the news, you constantly hear about divorce after divorce after divorce. Everyone has their own suffering and we will never know what kind of pain they go through. In Fractured Lines we get to witness that pain and we feel it right with them.
Jen, I commend you for capturing such a heartbreaking, but loving story, but also showing what it feels like to really keep things together and staying afloat, when the easy way out is so tempting. All love suffers loss, but in the end, love did indeed prevail. Phenomenal job!
MY RATING // 5 STARS
Meet 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.