If you haven't read any of the Out of Line series, it's a must to read the previous three books before you venture in the adult story of Carrie and Finn. Finn, a former Marine and Carrie's ex-bodyguard, struggled after her returned from being injured during a mission. He spiraled out of control and as FRACTURED LINES starts, we find that Finn has once again started to spiral out of control. But where before Carrie would have done whatever she could to make sure Finn knew she was there for him, she does what she can to protect their family from Finn. Knowing how much she loved her husband and it hurt her to push him away, it proved how much Carrie had grown from the young college girl who would excuse or help hide what Finn was doing. She was going to hold him accountable...even if that meant breaking up their family.
I felt bad for Finn, even when I was a little disappointed that we were starting this cycle again. I wanted Finn to acknowledge he needed help and fix what he broke. I needed him to understand just why Carrie did what she did. And I was mad at him when he kept throwing Carrie's profession in her face when he was trying to deflect blame. But in the end, I needed Finn to get himself together and be the man I knew he was.
As with every book in this series, this is a very emotional read. The depth of which these characters feel for each other; the hurt, the sorrow, the love, feel like another character and make it very hard to not find yourself emotional involved. Jen McLaughlin is an ace with the emotion and angst and she definitely does not disappoint with this one.
There is another book coming out with this series, with Riley (Carrie's friend from book 2 and 3) as the star. I can't wait to see what his story holds.