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Out of Mind [NOOK Book]

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**New York Times Bestselling series!**

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 ...
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Overview

**New York Times Bestselling series!**

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 IS A NEW ADULT BOOK AND IS INTENDED FOR READERS WHO ARE AT LEAST 17 YEARS OLD. ADULT CONTENT/LANGUAGE/SITUATIONS ARE INSIDE.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149491445
  • Publisher: Jen McLaughlin
  • Publication date: 4/27/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 222
  • Sales rank: 16,890
  • File size: 845 KB

Meet the Author

Jen McLaughlin is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal 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. 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. 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.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2014

    Perfect!

    Everything I could have wanted for the ending to Finn and Carries story! What a great series! More Jen McLaughlin Please!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2014

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    So sad it is over, but sooo good!

    For Finn, things will never be the like they were before he left...before he was the only one of his team to come home alive. No, those days are gone. Now he does what he can to forget what happened over there. How could Carrie ever want this scarred up shell of a man? She can do so much better, at least then her daddy would be happy.

    Carrie would be lying if she said that this Finn standing before her was the same Finn that left on a mission months ago. But that Finn never came home. She is willing to do whatever it takes to make Finn see she loves him more than ever...even the scars...even the nightmares. She just wants him to open up and let her in so she can help take all the pain away. A mission of her own she is not sure she can accomplish.

    This book absolutely tore me up and wreaked havoc on my heart and emotions. There were times I was hurting and crying over Finn and the hell he went through, only to turn right back around and loathe his very presence. As a reader you will feel every emotion available: pain, heartbreak, happiness, sadness, anger…everything. McLaughlin did such an amazing job writing this story and getting the emotion behind it out there for us to feel. To believe. To experience.

    Undoubtedly my favorite book of the three. It was dark at times but then again, there was hope and light too. The buildup of emotions and story was almost too much at times and I found myself having to step away from the book. A few minutes here and there, just enough to regain some composure. I really believe that McLaughlin nailed the reality of it all and made this absolutely, without a doubt, 100% believable.

    Sad now that the series is over, but I finish it with a smile on my face. It ends on a happy note and it ends perfectly. I couldn’t ask for a better ending to a series that has shook my world and made me a fan of McLaughlin’s for life. Whatever she writes I will be there ready to read it.

    5 Captivating and Tearful Stars!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2014

    Pretty Darn Good!

    I instantly fell in love with this series when I started "Out of Line." However, I thought this book was lackluster at the beginning and sort of hard to fall in love with. It was the same characters, but they were different, which makes sense seeing as the whole PTSD thing...I get it but it was hard to get into. BUT, this is a big but, as soon as I got a little farther into the book I became enthralled. The epilogue/ending was absolutely perfect!

    Read after: "Out of Line" and "Out of Time"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2014

    Highly Recommended

    I absolutely loved this series!! It was a great ending to Finn and Carrie's story. This story will make you cry and keep you thinking about it for a long time after you put it down.

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  • Posted June 1, 2014

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    Oh the epic conclusion to the Out of Line series...wow...just wo

    Oh the epic conclusion to the Out of Line series...wow...just wow! It was fantastic as were McLaughlin's two prior novels in the series. Again she picks right back up where book 2 left off. I don't want to give too much away here so I am keeping my review short but if you read the first two in the series you have to read this one! OMG! The ending was so worth it! I loved how the story played out finally in volume 3. So many feels! So many things happening it kept me reading. This was suspenseful, passionate, and intriguing all rolled into one. Pulled another late nighter with this one as I HAD to finish it. 5 stars! You WON'T be disappointed. EPIC. 

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  • Posted May 30, 2014

    Highly recommend

    A perfect ending to this series, my only complaint is that the language got pretty cheesy at times, that wasn't in character with the rest of the books.

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  • Posted May 19, 2014

    i really liked this book, and finn and carrie story is just grea

    i really liked this book, and finn and carrie story is just great, i recomend this book and hope there are more coming

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  • Posted May 14, 2014

    This book gutted me.  The pain-both physical and emotional- that

    This book gutted me.  The pain-both physical and emotional- that Finn was going through was so real. As he continued to suffer loss after loss he withdrew even more, from Carrie and the world.  The scene where he tries to explain why he’s not good for her- sobs I tell you. This being the third book with these characters I’m incredibly invested in their happiness. Reading about their separation and despair was almost too much.




    Carrie, I don’t know where she found her strength. The number of “I told you so’s” would overwhelm anyone. Her inner monologue is so raw and tender.  But she also refuses to be a doormat. The trust has been broken, as well as her heart. How do you come back from that?




    Engaging with well developed characters.




    So many emotions! I read this book straight through, only stopping when i couldn’t see due to tears. Where Carrie and Finn end up is perfect. An incredible journey to their happy ending.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2014

    Great Read

    What a great conclusion to wonderful romantic series. I could feel the emotions between Finn and Carrie. It seems so real and heartbreaking. These too character loved each other so much. Carrie is such a great character. She loved Finn no matter what. She is the ultimate heroin in a story. She is devoted even in the face of rejection. F

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2014

    HOLY WOW!

    I absolutely loved this book. I cried so hard and I mean ugly cried. Lol. But the story was so heart warming I couldn't stop reading until I finished it. It was such a wonderful ending to an amazing trilogy. I highly recommend all three books to everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2014

    Love this series

    I love this series! I hope she writes more books with these characters, and others who were in the book.

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  • Posted May 6, 2014

    I wasn't sure how I was going to get through this book, in fact,

    I wasn't sure how I was going to get through this book, in fact, it hasn't taken me this long to read a book in forever. Between constantly wiping away tears, and having to take a break to pick my heart up off the floor and put it back together, I was a complete emotion wreck while reading this book. What an apt title this book has, because it quite literally had my going out of my mind!




    I have loved every second spent with Carrie and Finn. Their relationship was filled with ups and downs, and it was tested to the max on more than one occasion. But, what went down in this book, truly tore me to pieces. It came too close to home, and I felt all the pain and anguish that was poured into every page.




    This book was a lot darker than the others. Finn was a complete mess. With one loss after another, I'm not sure how he coped, and I could see why it nearly drove him insane. I hated that his circumstances ripped into his relationship with Carrie, but I held onto hope that love would save them. After all, we've been taught that true love conquers all, so why would it be any different this time.




    Aside from being scared for Finn, I was extremely proud of him. He did some stupid things, messed up everything that meant anything to him, but he did it with a good heart, and he was willing to work at it when the right time came. I just prayed that it wasn't too late. He was a good guy in a bad place, but he deserved his happiness, and that meant being with Carrie. 




    This book was hard-hitting, emotional and will make you cry like a baby. I feel so blessed to have read a book that could move me so completely. It was a spectacular read, that I am sad to see come to an end. However, I'm so glad I'm the type of reader who reads EVERYTHING in a book, otherwise I would have missed the hint that Marie, Hernandez and Riley will all be finding their happiness. I cannot wait!! 

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  • Posted May 3, 2014

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    4.5 Stars!!! I fell in love with Finn and Carrie in Out of Line

    4.5 Stars!!!
    I fell in love with Finn and Carrie in Out of Line and have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of their journey in Out of Time, and now in the last installment, Out of Mind.  Out of Mind picks up where Out of Time leaves off.  Finn is broken, wounded, and bruised inside and out, emotionally and physically, forever scarred by the events that took place while he was overseas. Carrie and Finn's relationship is out in the open now, so they no longer harbor the burden of having to keep things a secret.  While her dad, "The Senator," isn't thrilled about it, he is accepting, especially after what happened to Finn.  As if he hasn't suffered enough loss, Finn loses someone else close to him state-side, which causes things to spiral downward even further. Carrie and Finn's relationship, which seemed unbreakable, now suffers the hardest test that the two of them will face, a test that just might destroy them both and everything they have together.




    As I said above, I just love Finn and Carrie.  Finn's situation was heartbreaking in this book and I just wanted to reach in a hug him, and I also wanted to reach in a shake him a few times as well. Jen McLaughlin did an excellent job of portraying this wounded warrior and his struggle with PTSD, which was heartbreaking.  Carrie's character also goes through so much as she tries to be supportive, yet nurse her own broken heart, and McLaughlin further demonstrates most excellently the effects of PTSD on the loved ones of the person suffering from the disorder.  Finn goes through a very dark time, struggling between what is best and what he wants, and is trying as best he can to put himself back together after he hits rock bottom.  The romance is hot, as is trademark for Jen McLaughlin, and the story itself was a beautiful ending to this couple's journey. I kept flipping the pages waiting to see what was going to happen next.  If you are a fan of contemporary romance, then I most definitely would recommend checking out this series.

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  • Posted May 1, 2014

    I am very satisfied with the way this series ended. I am glad th

    I am very satisfied with the way this series ended. I am glad that Carrie stuck in with Finn when he came back from overseas and read up on PTSD and tried to help him. It broke my heart when Finn did finally manage to push her away and they broke up. At first I liked Riley because I thought he was going to be there for her as a friend but he ended up being a typical guy and decided to make his moves on her. It was not too hard to figure out who was behind the attempted kidnapping. The way the author ended the series with the epilogue was very satisfying even though I am sad for their story to end. I am looking foward to the stories of the other characters from the book though!

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  • Posted April 28, 2014

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    In an effort not to spoil this experience for everyone who loves

    In an effort not to spoil this experience for everyone who loves Finn and Carrie and wants to enjoy every minute of their journey, I'm going to keep my review short, sweet and simple. 

    Oh the emotions! I'm pretty sure I went through every one possible while reading this book. Out of Mind had tons of ups and downs, as you can probably guess from the synopsis. After being injured in the line of duty, Finn's in a dark place place and he's pushing away the person he loves most in the world. His pain was evident on nearly every page of his chapters. Carrie is trying to help Finn, but preserve herself. She's at a complete loss of what to do. Riley's lurking in the background and I had some strong suspicions about him, but I ended up being pleasantly surprised by him. Carrie's father plays a larger part in this book, and while I had my doubts about him based on some of his words and actions in the previous books, I have to be honest and say that I really liked him in this book. 

    It was easy to get lost in Carrie and Finn's world during this book. I was completely immersed in their love, confusion and pain. Out of Mind deals with some pretty harsh realities and does it in a way that I found both informative and respectful. It absolutely breaks my heart to think about the number of soldiers who come back from service having seen some of the gruesome realities Finn faced in this story. I can only hope each of them has a support network to help them cope. 

    Jen McLaughlin is a genius. I have mad love for this series and these characters. Out of Mind is an emotional, tumultuous and absolutely perfect conclusion to a series I have loved since I read the first page of Out of Line. 

    I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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