Published by Lake Union Publishing on January 9th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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From New York Times bestselling author Allison Winn Scotch comes an honest, touching, and funny exploration of falling in and out of love, told from two perspectives—one rewinding history, one moving it forward—and each with bias and regret.
When their paths first cross, Ben Livingston is a fledgling screenwriter 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.
Between Me and You is one those types of reads that makes you sit and think. Marriage isn’t always sunshine and rainbows, and this show us just that. Tatum and Ben fell in love, they marry and have this amazing life. But over time, the marriage seems to be one where two people just go through the motions everyday and they drift apart. Tatum was so vibrant and her love for Ben was never something I questioned. When her career took off, she got so caught up in it and everything else got pushed aside. Ben, was struggling with his career but not just that, he was struggling with Tatum’s success too. But his love for her was ever present too. These two had some major miscommunication issues, and those always lead to bigger problems.
The story is told is told both Tatum and Ben’s POV’s, from the past and the present. It does jump around a little a the beginning, and I didn’t get lost, and I believe this was done so that we get the whole picture of what happened. Basically, one POV was in reverse, and the other in order and it worked well. Toward the end, it does start to go in order, so no worries. This is the first time I’ve encountered a set up like this, but I think it really laid out their lives and marriage all out for us. Their ups and downs and struggles were ones that some couple can relate to, maybe not the whole being famous thing but you know what I mean, the drifting apart. It wasn’t hard to relate to them both, and get swept up in their story. And before I knew it, I was so emotionally involved with them, I just couldn’t stop reading, I had to know what happened with them. Would they find their back to each other? Would everything they’ve been through keep them apart? It was such an emotional roller coaster but so amazing too.
I want to tell you so many more things about this, and I could probably go and on, but I don’t want to give away anymore, it is one that you have to read and feel. Between Me and You takes us through an intimate look at love and marriage, and the betrayals and heartbreak that sometimes comes with it. It is one read that will stick with me for sure.
A must read! Such an emotional roller coaster ride with Between Me and You by Allison Winn Scotch @aswinn #LakeUnionPublishing #adult #contemporary #romance #review Click To Tweet