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New Release Review and Giveaway: LOSING US by Jen McLaughlin (Sex on the Beach series novella)

Three more sexy novellas in the Sex on the Beach series!




Losing Us
by Jen McLaughlin
March 3, 2015
New Adult Contemporary Romance
One of the “Sex on the Beach” Novellas



When it all comes crashing down…

Everything I thought I had with Austin Murphy—safety, stability, the normalcy I crave but my celebrity lifestyle rarely allows—was ripped away in one night. I wanted to surprise him, but the joke was on me. Now I don’t know if I ever really knew him at all.

Someone has to pick up the pieces…

Mackenzie Forbes was everything I ever wanted and the one person I didn’t deserve. When a past mistake costs me the girl I love, I’ll do everything I can to get her back. We both have demanding careers and family secrets darkening our pasts, but I need Mackenzie in my future.

Sometimes everything you have to give just isn’t enough…



I haven’t read Between Us and so felt a little behind on this one–I don’t think there was anything major that we needed to know from book one that isn’t brought up here, but Mackenzie and Austin go from presumably-happy couple to broken up almost as soon as the book starts, which was a bit disconcerting. It felt a bit like coming into the middle of something–which I guess I was.

Still, it was a good read–if you’ve spent time with Mac and Austin before, probably doubly so. Things looked pretty bleak for a good chunk of the book, and I honestly wasn’t sure Austin was going to be able to get himself out of the hole that wasn’t entirely of his doing, but fortunately they managed to pull off an HEA.

Speaking of the ending, it was one of the best parts of the book–that, along with Jen McLaughlin’s trademark sexy-times, made for an entertaining couple of hours. Mac’s besties Cassie and Quinn are only in this one briefly, both of them involved in the drama of their own novellas, I’m sure.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars / B

I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.


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Author Information

Jen McLaughlin is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of sexy New Adult books. Under her pen name Diane Alberts, she is a multi-published, bestselling author of Contemporary Romance with Entangled Publishing. Her first release as Jen McLaughlin, Out of Line, released September 6 2013, and hit the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal lists. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. 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. 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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