The Space In Between by Brittainy C. Cherry
Age Group: Contemporary Romance
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: August 10, 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.
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 accidentally falls in love with Andrea.
The Space in Between is a breathtakingly tragic and heartfelt story about two people dealing with tragedy and how their chance reconnection mended their broken hearts. Andrea Evans just lost the love of her life in a car accident and is left to pick up the pieces just a few days before her wedding.
Cooper Davidson is dealing not only with rage issues and the occasional drinking issue, but his wife’s infidelity and subsequent pregnancy by another man. All he wants to do is forget, drown himself in alcohol, his photography and end things with the woman who ripped his heart from his chest.
A chance encounter between Andrea and Cooper sets off a series of events that has these two immersed in each other’s lives inadvertently helping the other heal. I have to say what originally drew me to this book was the gorgeous cover, but what kept me going was the amazing story that unfolded within its pages.
Brittainy Cherry did an amazing job of crafting this story. It was written eloquently and the emotions bled from every page. I love the characters she created even the supporting ones. There were so many twists and turns in the book between Andrea and Cooper and with their friends. I wasn’t crazy about Andrea’s brother, but aside from that all the characters were incredibly relatable.
It’s possible this book made me cry a few times…it was Cooper damn him and his speeches! I really loved seeing them work through their problems and showing that things don’t get better overnight and people don’t just meet and fall madly in love. The fact that they knew each other when they were younger was also a really nice touch. I didn’t expect that.
I don’t want to give too much of the book away and I know if I keep writing I will. But what I can say is that this is probably in the top ten books I’ve read this summer and I’m so glad I decided to review it. I would absolutely recommend this book.
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.