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.
Out of Line reminds me of that movie… You know. The one with Katie Holmes. Right, I’m sure that helped out a lot. It’s the one where she plays the president’s daughter. She goes away to college, falls for her RA who happens to be an undercover security dude. Remember it? What’s it called?!
First Daughter. That’s it. Thank you Google.
Carrie is a lot like Katie Holmes’s character. She’s trying to escape a life she doesn’t want to live in the hopes that she can find some version of normal. Instead of being the daughter of a president, she’s a senator’s kid. Carrie wants to be just another college co-ed. She doesn’t want to stick out or make waves. She just wants to live a NORMAL life. Be careful what you wish for… When school begins she begs her father to keep the security away. Normal college girls aren’t followed around by big hulking men in black suites. He agrees and off she goes to do whatever it is she wants to do.
One night at a party she stumbles into a hot, tattooed surfer. Who wouldn’t fall for that? Finn is absolutely gorgeous, and a little mysterious. Naturally she wants to get closer to the tattooed bad boy. Did I mention that he rides a motorcycle? Yum. He’s not as thrilled with the idea but they slowly become friends. He teaches her how to surf, takes her for rides on his bike to get burgers, and protects her from creepy men outside of soup kitchens. He’s the real deal. And he’s hiding a major secret.
Betcha $10 you already know what his secret is!
This is the type of book you read on your front porch on a lazy spring/summer afternoon. You can pick it up and put it down fairly easily. It won’t hold you captive, and it won’t bore you to tears. I always find it most difficult to review the books that I don’t love or hate but that fall somewhere in the middle. It’s a pretty basic story. A little cookie cutter with some cliffhanger sprinkled in. It’s a cute, easy read. Finn (Griffin) is drool worthy and Carrie is so sweet she could cause a toothache. I feel like this type of story has been told over and over and over, and unless you have something that makes the topic drastically different, it’s a rough one to make exceptional.