Thursday, August 15, 2013

Review: The Space In Between by Brittainy C. Cherry

Title: The Space In Between

Author: Brittainy C Cherry
Release Date: 10th August

Rating: 4 stars

WARNING: The following story contains mature themes, strong language, and sexual situations. It is intended for readers 18+ older.

She’s scarred by her past.

ANDREA EVANS is traumatized and guilt-ridden by the death of her fiancée. Tired of the gossiping small town, she travels to New York City to pursue her dream of dance.

He’s uncertain of his future.

COOPER DAVIDSON is a famous photographer and reality television star trying to flee from his own life filled with paparazzi, mental health clinics, and a cheating wife who is pregnant.

When Andrea and Cooper’s paths cross, they realize how damaged and in need of escapism they both are. The two create an arrangement to explore the space in between chaos and order with one another. The rules are simple—no emotional connections, no talking about the past, no speaking of the future, and when one finds order, the other walks away.

All is well until Cooper accidentally falls in love with Andrea.(

Totally unexpected story, that can easily be called a sweet mix of Pretty Woman with Nicholas Sparks’ winsdom, The Space in Between is great and unique novel. Brittainy Cherry made a fantastic job at blowing my mind with a spectacular novel that easily hooked me. After several pages I knew I wouldn’t be able to stop reading until I’ve finished it.

‘Andrea. Over here is Chaos. Which we both know pretty well. And over here…” The right hand index finger flew up. “Over here is Order. I’m gonna assume both of us are pretty damn far from Order, yet we’ve already hit rock bottom Chaos. So how about we just explore the space in between the two?”

The story begins with Andrea who just lost her fiancee in tragic car accident. She can’t stop blaming herself, because she was the one driving. Now every day is painful reminder of what had happened and that Derrick is dead.

Lost and broken Andrea decides to go to New York City and live there with her friend Ladasha. To pay her bills Andrea has to strip for money.

One night she meets Cooper her friend from childhood, when he requestes a lap dance. He also is damaged by his cheating wife who’s pregnant with another man. He’s famous and rich photographer and his every move is followed by press.

They both think that sex without strings will give them closure and make them forget about their past.

“But for the first time in a long time…last night...for a small bit of a moment, I didn’t feel like constantly dying.”

The Space In Between has intriguing concept, which reminds me a little about something I could see in movie theatre on Valentine’s day. It really would be a good romantic chick flick, that girls could swoon over and guys secretly would love too.

It was extremely sweet to see how Andie and Cooper are slowly healing each other and then finally falling in love. I adored the fact that it wasn’t forced or to fast. Everything had exactly good moment to happen which made me smile. Also the fact that it’s kind of like modern, sexy Pretty Woman with addition of deep thoughts and reflections good enough to be from Sparks books made me love it.

It’s solid 4 star read!

* ARC provided by an author in exchange for honest review *

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