“I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”
― Jorge Luis Borges
I'm Sar. I love books. Simple as that.
So last night at around 1:40 A.M. I wrote an introduction post and saved it as a draft... only problem is, I haven't any idea where to find my drafts, so I have to rewrite it. Anyway! Hello, I'm Sar. My zeal for reading gets out of hand at times, so I've decided to make a blog, obviously. I've never reviewed a book, unless you count school essays, which I sure the heck don't. My goal for this blog is to help fellow readers find their new all-time favorite books through my words. Um... Okay, on to my first (short and sweet) review! :)
Out of Line by Jen McLaughlin
Desperate to break free…
I've spent my entire life under my father’s thumb, but now I'm finally free to make my own choices. When my roommate dragged me to my first college party, I met Finn Coram and my life turned inside out. He knows how to break the rules and is everything I never knew I wanted. A Marine by day and surfer by night, he pushes me away even as our attraction brings us closer. Now I am finally free to do whatever I want. I know what I want. I choose Finn.
Trying to play by the rules...
I always follow orders. My job, my life, depends on it. I thought this job would be easy, all the rules were made crystal clear, but when I met Carrie Wallington, everything got muddy. She's a rule I know I shouldn't break, but damn if I don’t inch closer to the breaking point each time I see her. I’m ready to step out of line. And even worse? I’m living a lie. They say the truth will set you free, but in my case…
The truth will cost me everything.
I'd been wanting to read this book for a while but never really got around to it. It was only when my best friend incessantly recommended it that I relented. I really enjoyed this book, cheesy dialogue and all. I'm such a romantic and a complete sucker for those bad-boy-attitude-but-is-actually-as-sweet-as-candy guys. Who isn't, I mean, honestly? Sigh.
The book starts off with college freshman, Carrie Wallington, hanging out at a party, albeit alone. She feels uncomfortable surrounded by the strangers so she steps outside for some fresh air. And out in the fresh air is where she meets a super hot stranger, just lurking in the shadows. Yeah, not creepy at all. What she doesn't know is that this particular stranger, Finn Coram, is her personal security guard her father, Senator Wallington, hired to keep an eye on her. The two hit it off instantly, though their interaction is somewhat awkward. Carrie basically throws herself at him and he's seemingly uninterested.
I instantly felt sympathy for Carrie. She's 19 and she's never tasted freedom. Even now, when she thinks her father has finally relented and is allowing her to live her own life, she's being babysat!
Finn is anything but happy about being roped into babysitting a brat. He dreads having to look out for Carrie, believing that she'll be the quintessential vapid, rich girl. He soon realizes that she's the complete opposite. Instead of dreading his new job, he looks forward to seeing Carrie... A little too much, in fact.
(May contain spoilers!)
She and Finn become best friends shortly after their first meeting, and spend a lot of their time together surfing. The inevitable happens and they fall in love with each other, of course not realizing they're in love until near the end and after some heartbreak.
To be true to my word of promising a short and sweet review, I'll just end this by saying I very much enjoyed this book and will probably read it again... Maybe even do a more thorough review of it later! Needless to say, I totally recommend Out of Line!