Sex on the Beach Blog Tour Review Giveaway: Between Us by Jen McLaughlin

March 18, 2014 Raquel Romero 0

Sex on the Beach Blog Tour  Review & Giveaway: Between Us by Jen McLaughlin

Between Us by Jen McLaughlin
Series: Sex on the Beach
Publication Date: March 4th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 160
Format: eARC

I’m just a girl…

I’m a famous country star who’s spent her life cultivating a good girl persona to avoid bad press, but I’ve reached my limit. I’m going away for spring break with my two best friends from college, and we’ve vowed to spend the vacation seeking out fun in the sun—along with some hot, no-strings-attached sex. The only thing I needed was the perfect guy, and then I met Austin Murphy. He might be totally wrong for me, but the tattooed bad boy is hard to resist. When I’m in his arms, everything just feels right.

And I’m just a guy…

I’m just a bartender who lives in Key West, stuck in an endless cycle of boredom. But then Mackenzie Forbes, America’s Sweetheart herself, comes up to me and looks at me with those bright green eyes…and everything changes. She acts like she’s just a normal girl and I’m just a normal guy, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. My past isn’t pretty, you know. I did what I had to do to survive, and she’d run if she learned the truth about my darkness. But with her, I’m finally realizing what it’s like to be alive. To laugh, live, and be happy.

All good things must come to an end…

My Thoughts

I really enjoyed this novella. Between Us, the first in the Sex on the Beach series features country super star, Mackenzie Forbes and tattooed bad boy Austin Murphy. *sigh* Theres something about a tattooed bad boy that just screams, Corrupt me! And corrupt he does. Corrupt he does. *wink wink* 

Mackenzie is looking for a hot spring break fling and to finally get rid of that pesky little thing called virginityall the while being incognito. She doesnt want anyone to recognize her and rat her out to the paparazzi, so when it appears that Austin doesnt know who she is, shes thrilled to take him on a wild ride. Mackenzie may seem like the wild child, but theres a vulnerability to her that you get to see as the story progresses. Shes been hurt before and shes not looking to get hurt again, which is why shell only allow herself a fling. Easier said than done.

Austin Murphys been taking care of his little sister for some time now. Long gone are his bad boy days. Still, when Americas sweetheart is ready to drag him away to have her wicked way with him, he doesnt protest. Austin is more than happy to have a week of hot, no-strings-attached sex with Mackenzie, but as he gets to know her, he unconsciously starts to want a little bit moreand thats not okay in his book. Austin has his fair share of baggage and hes not looking to include any more to that load.

Mackenzie and Austin together were pretty hot on and off the sheets. Even though they both know their relationship is only for a week, they start to peel each others layers little by little. Between Us is a small novella, so things move pretty fast relationship-wise, but still you get to see and feel the sincerity of their relationship. Im always bothered when characters in a book proclaim their everlasting love after five minutes of meeting. Its completely unrealistic! But McLaughlin manages to pull it offeven with the short amount of time Mackenzie and Austin are given.  As unlikely as it may seem, the country pop star and tattooed bad boy work to unravel each other and the result is unlike theyd ever seen or felt before.

If youre looking for that perfect pool-side read, then the Sex on the Beach series is just for you. Short, steamy, and utterly captivating, Between Us is one to look out for.



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About Jen McLaughlin


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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