Title: The Space In Between
Author: Brittainy C. Cherry
Publication date: 9/17/2013
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. When her dreams don’t instantly come to fruition, she ends up working at a strip club with her best friend.
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 falls in love with Andrea. Will Andrea open up and let someone else into her closed off heart? Can Cooper stop the tabloids and his crazed wife from exposing his past and painting Andrea as a prostitute to the world before her life spirals back down to the land of chaos?
The story follows these two beautifully broken characters, through different stages of grief and recovery. Andrea, a promising dancer, is dealing with the death of the love of her life and the grief that came along with his death. Cooper is also dealing with loss, but his loss comes with a lot of pain and deceit. Together these two decide to be broken together, but there may just be too much in the past that's not dealt with to move on.
The only thing I didn't much care for in this book were the secondary characters Eric (brother), Ladasha (BFF), and Michelle (Cooper's cousin). There was too much drama with them towards the end of the book, and it didn't seem believable and kinda took away from the story. I also thought the ending was a bit rushed but I really liked how everything seemed to come full circle.
Overall, I liked this book! There is a certain grittiness to the writing, and the angst is palpable especially at the end of the book. I would recommend it to anyone wanting to read a short, angsty, yet sweet romance!
ARC provided in exchange for honest review.
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Brittainy Cherry has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her loved ones and loves a great romance. The Space In Between is her debut novel and she looks forward to the world being able to read it! Other hobbies that she loves to take part in are writing screenplays, acting, and dancing—poorly of course.