Title: Something There in Between
Author: S. Ferguson
Genre: Dark Romance
Series: Between Book 1
Available in Kindle Unlimited: Amazon
◄◄ Goodreads Blurb ►►
Bree Sutton has lost everything.
Shattered dreams and a lonely park bench are her only companions.
Happy endings aren’t for people like her.
Survivor Declan James knows what rock bottom looks like.
But he knows there can be redemption, no matter how far you’ve fallen.
You can try and fight it, but love doesn’t care how broken and battered you are. It’s always something there in between…
This book contains strong adult content that may not be suitable for readers sensitive to hard to read subjects.
◄◄ My Thoughts ►►
“But there is always something there in between, a far off place where I am loved.”
There’s something to be said about going into a story blind. This book was not AT ALL what I expected. I was drawn to the series by the beautiful covers….because I’m fickle like that. LOL
Anyway, this story broke my heart into a million tiny pieces. It’s raw, gut-wrenching, heart-breaking, and sad on many levels. However, its also hopeful and utterly beautiful. It’s a story of finding light while surrounded by darkness. I was deeply moved.
Here’s the breakdown: Bree is broken. There’s no doubt about it. She believes she’s worthless and because of that she merely floats through life closed off to real emotion and life. When she meets Declan, he makes it his mission to show her how beautiful she is. Their story isn’t always pretty, but it’s beautiful.
What I loved: I was beyond shocked by the writing. It’s not perfect, but it’s definitely one of the better debut novels I’ve read. What really worked is that novel is dark, but there’s also humor interspersed throughout. That was a definite win for me! It was almost like a juxtaposition of the two characters. Light vs dark. Whether it was intentional or not, I thought it was brilliant!
I enjoy dark tear-jerkers, so my opinion my vary from others, but this tragically raw novel cut to the heart of me. I was an emotional wreck while reading it and I loved every minute. So the shock value of it really worked for me. I’d really like to interview the author to find out her thought process for putting these characters through hell!!
The subplots were a bonus. There are a few other storylines floating around in the background that definitely piqued my interest and kept me engaged.
Overall, a very solid debut novel! I read book 2 immediately after completing this one, so the author definitely held my interest 🙂 These beautifully broken characters had a definite impact.
I rate it: 4.25 Stars
Disclaimer: While I’m a reading masochist, I certainly understand that not everyone else is. So be warned – Triggers abound in this one. I would not recommend this book to anyone sensitive to safety issues.
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