Exciting tour stop today for you, Out of Line by Jen McLaughlin sounds fab. And Jen is here with her top anti-heroes of all time, enjoy!
Out of Line
Author: Jen McLaughlin
Release Date: 6 September 2013
Desperate to break free…
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.
Top Anti-Heroes of All Time
I think Finn, in a small way, is an anti-hero. Not to the same scale as some of the bigger ones, but he doesn't want to be a hero. Doesn't want to be the one that has to swoop in and save the girl. Yet…he does. He’s not on any scale close to the men below, but it made me think.
Here are of some of my favorite anti-heroes, and I thought I’d share some of them with you today.
- Donald Draper (Mad Men on AMC). He’s the toughest one to love, I have to say. I’m only into the third season right now, but sometimes I want to strangle him until he sees how stupid he’s being!
- Tony Soprano (Sopranos from HBO). He killed, he cheated, he was a mobster, an all around bad man, but I was begging and praying he wouldn't be killed off in the finale even so.
- Walter White (Breaking Bad on AMC). Oh, man, Walter White. He started off as such a loving, caring father. Then, he took a turn for the worse and turned into the man we see now. I've only caught a couple episodes of the new season, obviously, but we are seeing a bit of the man he once was—but I don’t think he’ll ever be able to be him again.
- Jesse Pinkman (Breaking Bad on AMC). He, in a complete opposite of Walter, started out bad and took a turn for the worse. I am nervous about his fate, I’ll be honest. I don’t want to see him die! I’m rooting for him to open a drug rehab center or something.
- Guy of Gisborn (Robin Hood from BBC). He was on the BBC version of Robin Hood, and I really, really wanted Lady Marian to love him. Is that wrong of me?
Those are the only four I could think of because they’re the only ones I’m watching. So tell me, who have I missed? What show do I need to be watching right now?
About the Author
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.
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