Reaching for sunlight...Finn survived the ambush and came home to me, but in his head, the battle is still raging. He’s falling apart and I’m trying my best to pick up the pieces of him, to find the us we used to be. I love him as much as I ever did, but love isn’t enough to fix this. I thought telling my father about our relationship would be the hardest thing we’d ever have to face. I was wrong.Lost in shadows...All I wanted was to be worthy of Carrie. One mission, just one, and I’d be able to give her the future she deserved. Then everything went wrong, leaving me tainted and broken. Carrie wants me to be who I was, but all that’s left is what they made of me. I’m no good for her. No good for anyone like this. I have to figure out how to move forward. Alone.Sometimes love isn’t enough…
This book was received from Inkslinger PR in exchange for an honest review.
This NA series has been so great since the first page. The final installment was equally as good and had such a great ending.
Carrie really does some growing up in this book. She goes through some really hard times but has to get through them herself and it really makes her stronger, not that she wasn’t strong to begin with. I was very proud of her!
Finn, my sexy Marine! I hated what you had to go through but I’m so glad you had Carrie. But still, so many times I wanted to smack you. You were so stubborn and cantankerous but I still love you. :)
The plot was awesome because it was a change from the first two books. It had my mind racing and needing to see how things resolved. And for the romance, Jen writes some of the steamiest NA books I have ever read…seriously. *fans self*
If you like sexy Marines and swoony scenes, be sure to start this series. Check out my review of the first book here!
Favorite Swoon-worthy Quote: His mouth opened under mine, so I slid my tongue inside, seeking his. As soon as I found it, heat shot through my body, making me tremble. I deepened the kiss, needing more of him. Needing to kiss him, touch him, love him. I had been too long since I’d gotten to kiss him like this. Feel him like this.
Rating: 4/5 Tar Heels!
Jen McLaughlin is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She writes steamy New Adult books for the young and young at heart. Her first release, Out of Line, came out September 2013. She also writes bestselling Contemporary Romance under the pen name Diane Alberts.Since receiving her first contract offer under the pen name Diane Alberts, she has yet to stop writing. 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. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, a cat, and a Senegal parrot. In the rare moments when she’s not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another. Her goal is to write so many well-crafted romance books that even a non-romance reader will know her name.