Title: The Space Between
Author : Victoria H. Smith
Release date: April 2, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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When Drake started the night at his father’s campaign fundraiser, he never imagined he’d end it being conned into buying drugs on the West Side. Losing high-stakes poker has its consequences, but he’d repeatedly face them just to hear Lacey Douglas sing. Drake sees Lacey light up the stage, and he has to have her. But his intentions for being on her side of town turn out to be the reason he can’t.
Chicago native Lacey has dreams of the opera, but life has its obstacles. Lacey has come to know her hardships as part of living in the real world and accepts them fully. When Lacey meets the intense and invigorating Drake, a fire is lit inside her, unleashing those dreams again.
Two paths that should have never crossed prove to create the exact pairing the other needs. But when their worlds take time to catch up, everything they have is tested. Finding the space between the two sides that challenge them will be hard, but it’s the only place that will keep them together.
The Space Between is a new adult contemporary romance.
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About the Author
Victoria H. Smith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She puts it to good use writing romance all day. She resides in the Midwest with her Macbook on her lap and a cornfield to her right. She often draws inspiration for her stories from her own life experiences, and the twenty-something characters she writes give her an earful about it.
In her free time, she enjoys extreme couponing, blogging, reading, and sending off a few tweets on Twitter when she can. She writes new adult fiction romance in the sub-genres of science fiction, urban fantasy, and contemporary, but really, anywhere her pen takes her she goes.
Source: eARC for honest review
I really was unsure of what to expect when I started this book but in the end I was pleasantly surprised. It was refreshing to have different ethnicities featured for a change which gives different challenges to the couple besides that these two fated lovers were from the wrong side of the tracks and in all aspects of their societies should not have been together but fate and love had a different idea.
At the beginning I wanted bitch slap Lacey for being so quick to judge and not taking the time to hear Drake out.
Even though Lacey was quick to judge, Drake was also just as quick to react when he didn't have the whole picture. I did like the connection between Drake and Lacey but I felt the book happened in about 5 days but in reality it was over a bit of time so the quickness of their bond got lost for a bit on me.
I can only imagine what it would be like to be under a microscope in a superficial world. Where in reality that world is supposed to be your loving family but it is all about the appearance versus actually loving someone. For Drake, Lacey was his answer to the love he never got as well was with his sister Adele. In the end after both being super quick to react, judge and be super stubborn love won.