Friday, February 9, 2018

Between Me and You by Allison Winn Scotch

5 Star

When their paths first cross, Ben Livingston is a fledgling scriptwriter on the brink of success; Tatum Connelly is a struggling actress tending bar in a New York City dive. They fall in love, they marry, they become parents, and they think only of the future. But as the years go by, Tatum’s stardom rises while Ben’s fades. In a marriage that bears the fallout of ambition and fame, Ben and Tatum are at a crossroads. Now all they can do is think back…

A life of passion, joy, tragedy, and loss—once shared—becomes one as shifting and unpredictable as a memory. As the pieces of their past come together, as they explore the ways love can bend and break, Ben and Tatum come to see how it all went wrong—and wonder what they can do now to make it all right. 

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This was one of those books that just made your heart sing. I always love books that vacillate from past to present and back again as I think they give a unique perspective to the stories they weave. Told from both perspectives and moving alternatively backwards and forwards, this book is an actual triumph of writing. 

Allison Winn Scotch has always impressed me with her amazing ability to tell the most incredible stories; not incredible because of what happens but because of just how much you feel for the characters and what happens to them. I felt immersed into their lives and could not decide if I was more on Ben or Tatum's side during all of the drama and disagreements.

I could not imagine how fame could separate a couple but I am sure that it does have its impact. I also could not imagine falling out of love with someone after they had stood by me through fame arriving.
This book was one that spans a seventeen year period of time so sometimes I would have to actually pause to reflect on what the other character had said about the same time period in order to piece this book together properly. I think that the fact that I had to stop and think actually made the book stronger and almost larger than life as it simply consumed me.

This book captured my heart and my heart actually ached at some times during the telling of the story of Ben and Tatum as I got that involved in them and the story of their love. Ultimately, I loved this book as I suspected I would and I may just read it again already as I loved it that much.

Thank you to Lake Union Publishing for our review copy.  All opinions are our own.

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1 comment:

  1. Looks like a goodie. I hope you'll share it with everyone at Books You Loved: February over at Carole's Chatter. Cheers



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