TITLE: Between Me and You
AUTHOR: Allison Winn Scotch
GENRES: Adult, Fiction, Romance, Contemporary
EXPECTED PUBLICATION: January 9th 2018
PUBLISHER: Lake Union Publishing
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.
WHAT I THINK
Between Me and You is a story of Ben and Tatum’s life: how they met, how their lives turned out and what happens with their relationship as time goes on.
It’s told in two POVs. One being Ben’s POV going backwards and the other is Tatum’s going in chronological order.
I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. I requested this book totally based on the synopsis. But while reading this book I’m not sure what I was feeling the most: being irritated or confused.
What got me confused was these different timelines between every chapter. Everything is written in first person and then it’s hopping from future to history, if you know what I mean. My brain just didn’t seem to stay on track with the story and timelines and sometimes I just had to go back and check where I actually was at that time.
As for the characters and my irritation while reading, these two can be combined for me. I didn’t really like neither of the MCs. Ben seemed to have lost all hope and dreams for his career and maybe even a little jealous for his wife. And Tatum was kind of the same, though not jealous for Ben. She was a bit of whiny at first and then she seemed to become a little full of herself. I didn’t really connect with either of them, mostly just wanted to get over with the book.
What I did enjoy then? Well for me the story itself was what I enjoyed. This was probably the first ever book that truly had one realistic relationship. We all have our ups and downs in our relationships, marriages etc so I think that’s what we all can relate to. And the fact that they both truly realized their flaws and mistakes and wanted to make it all better. The ending was also perfect! It might have been somewhat expected but then again not at all.
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