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.
When I was asked to write more Carrie and Finn by my readers, I originally said that they’re story was done., because in my head? It was. But then…it came. I thought, why not write their story AFTER their Happily Ever After. Because in real life, you need to fight for your happily ever after, every day.
I sat down at my desk, turned on Pandora, and set to writing Finn and Carrie—adult style. And here are some of the songs that inspired me. Maybe you can listen to them and see if you agree with me!
- All of Me—John Legend.
- Just Breathe—Anna Nalick.
- Say Something—Christina Aguilera and The Great Big World.
- Just Give Me a Reason—Pink and Nate Reuss.
- Human—Christina Perry.
- Hallelujah—Rufas Wainwright.
- Amnesia—Five Seconds of Summer.
What songs do you think of when you think of FRACTURED LINES?
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.