05 January 2013

{Book Review + Giveaway} Between You And Me

By: Me My Shelf And I | 05 January 2013 at 12:01 AM | | | | | | | | |

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Between You and Me
Author: Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
Pages: 272
Format: Audio
Level: Adult
Publisher: Atria Books - Harper Collins Audio
Release Date: June 12, 2012
Rating: 4 Birds

From Goodreads: What happens when you are followed by millions . . . and loved by none? Twenty-seven-year-old Logan Wade is trying to build a life for herself far from her unhappy childhood in Oklahoma. Until she gets the call that her famous cousin needs a new assistant— an offer she can’t refuse.
Logan hasn’t seen Kelsey in person since their parents separated them as kids; in the meantime, Kelsey Wade has grown into Fortune Magazine’s most powerful celebrity. But their reunion is quickly overshadowed by the toxic dynamic between Kelsey and her parents as Logan discovers that, beneath the glossy façade, the wounds that caused them to be wrenched apart so many years ago have insidiously warped into a show-stopping family business.
As Kelsey tries desperately to break away and grasp at a “real” life, beyond the influence of her parents and managers, she makes one catastrophic misstep after another, and Logan must question if their childhood has left them both too broken to succeed. Logan risks everything to hold on, but when Kelsey unravels in the most horribly public way, Logan finds that she will ultimately have to choose between rescuing the girl she has always protected . . . and saving herself.

While I probably wouldn't have glanced twice at this in a bookstore, I was thoroughly intrigued when I read the synopsis given to me via email!  I mean, I am 27 after all, so who doesn't go through some kind of trial and tribulation growing up where they question where they're going in life?!  Logan is so melodramatic to start in my eyes, that I immediately could see some of myself there, so she captured my every whim.  Living for everyone but herself had to be hard.

When Logan gets a sort of...fateful call...she's led back to a long lost cousin who she's only briefly heard from here and there.  Said cousin is totally famous and on top of the world.  Given the opportunity to leave a life of solitude behind (ok there is a guy, but the guy is kind of a scum bag), at least for what is thought to be a short vacation, who could say no?  Logan certainly couldn't in this.  I mean, who wouldn't want to see what the life of a pop-star is like?  Especially when you're related!  So once Logan sets out for what's supposed to be a short trip, the first few minutes of listening totally made me realize, this would be anything but ordinary.  I don't mean supernatural though!

Kelsey finds a way to wrangle cousin Logan along for the ride of a lifetime - being a personal assistant to a star.  Why wouldn't she though?  They find ways to reconnect in friendship here and there, but it's not without it's hardships.  It's also not without a lot of drama - so if you like drama, definitely read (or listen to) this book!  Between You and Me is a complete whirlwind of emotions, and a really good way to "be on the inside" of stardom, even in a fictional setting.  Crazy parents, romance here and there, and just all around sneakiness ensued throughout this book.  I mean seriously, you will absolutely loathe certain characters, sympathize with others, and want to hold a love/hate relationship with guys when you're done.  I know I did.

Find Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus:

Emma on Goodreads | Nicola on Goodreads | Website | Twitter | Facebook




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1 comment:

  1. wish i win.
    thanks for the giveaway,,and happy blogoversary for you ^^


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