Monday, January 15, 2018

Between Me and You by Allison Winn Scotch: REVIEW

I was sent this book from the publisher.  My ratings and reviews will be my own personal opinions and are in no way influenced by publishers or authors who may have sent me books to review. 


"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. nd that the greatest gift she can give her daughter is showing her how to love and trust others?"


My Rating: 4 Stars

Format: Paperback

Source: Publisher

This is a love story like I have never read before. This story tells the story of Ben and Tatum. You see how they meet and also the struggles of life and how it can take a toll on your marriage. The author has a very unique spin on how she told this story. You have alternating perspectives from Ben and Tatum. Tatum’s story is starting from the time Ben and her meet, and goes up in years from there. Ben’s story starts off with the ending/worse part of their marriage and decreases in years down to how they get to where they have gotten. I did enjoy Tatum’s sections a little more, as Ben’s seemed a little repetitive.

I enjoyed the dual perspective, but I was not a fan of the ever changing years. I found myself flipping back to figure out what year I was currently reading even though I know they went up and down. I took off one star for this as it was a little confusing at times.

Even though I did not love the style, I loved the writing and the story itself. I found myself getting lost in the writing. I kept thinking I was going to DNF this due to the format, but the story made me want to continue. I actually found myself not wanting to put it down as I wanted to put all the pieces together. I loved the characters and their journey together. The ending made me cry.

Overall, I really enjoyed this (format aside).

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