All of us watch the lives of the young, rich, and famous play out for us every day in the 24/7 news world we live in. What if you could experience that nightmare and tell the story of how the dreams of others over rule your own heart’s desire, what if everyone sells their soul for a moment of fame, and what if you have no control over the life you want to live.
In BETWEEN YOU AND ME by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus you are given a front row seat on the trip to disaster. I was brought to tears on numerous occasions and wanted scream at other times as the story shows what all the world wants as opposed to what one person truly needs.
I have read and reviewed BETWEEN YOU AND ME by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus that I received from Atria Books. Now it is time to let someone else enjoy it and provide this copy to one lucky winner. To be eligible to win please leave a comment on “could you handle fame and fortune?”. You must come back on Sunday – June 17th to see if you have won and then email me with your address.
As a fan of Claude Monet’s I am always moved by how he took the negatives in his life to make them positives. No one liked his paintings, they criticized his innovative style, and what he thought was okay he went with. Life may knock you around but look for the one shining moment in the day and celebrate a Little Victory.
BETWEEN YOU AND ME by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
When you real life is the circus where do you go for fun?
Living your life in the spotlight to everyone on the outside always looks glamorous. To the person in the ring of fire it is anything but a nightmare waiting to happen. Kelsey feels old at the age of 25 since her life career began as a child. Her parents control her, the handlers manipulate her, and the true friends are non-existent.
When Kelsey is reunited with Logan, a long estranged cousin the life that was barely hanging on by a thread snaps. Logan becomes her personal assistant trying to maintain Kelsey’s professional life and get her some personal space. Logan thinks the solutions to Kelsey’s problem are love, less work would help out, and letting Kelsey live her own life. Yet no one is going to let that happen, as the money train needs to keep moving to fulfill the dreams everyone is living through Kelsey.
As the story unfolds and the dark secrets of the past are revealed the small tears become rips and there is no forgiving life altering mistakes.
The journey that you are taken on by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus is so realistically detailed you get the sense of standing in the room as a witness not a reader. You want to yell at all the people destroying this life in order to make their own better and at times, the tears are running down your cheeks as well as Kelsey’s