Saturday, 26 November 2011

Between - Cyndi Tefft.

Between - Cyndi Tefft.
Grade: YA
Rating: 4/5 stars

It just figures that the love of Lindsey Water's life isn't alive at all, but the grim reaper, complete with a dimpled smile and Scottish accent.
 After transporting souls to heaven for the last 300 years, Aiden MacRae has all but given up on finding the one whose love will redeem him and allow him entry through the pearly gates.
 Torn between her growing attraction to Aiden and heaven's siren song, Lindsey must learn the hard way whether love really can transcend all boundaries (Description from Goodreads)

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Cyndi Tefft has created a sweet, romantic story about a young woman finding love in the place between earth and heaven; between life and death.

At the start I was a little confused about the connection between Aiden and Lindsey. The story jumps straight into their attraction to each other; their desire to be together, I thought I was missing something. There’s no doubt that there is chemistry between the two of them, especially as the book continues, it just seemed a little rushed at first. But I can’t blame Lindsey for falling for Aiden so fast; who could resist a guy who comforts you in death, wants to show you everything, and has a sexy Scottish accent?

I love how we keep going into Aiden’s past. In the Between world, Aiden and Lindsey have the ability to create a new reality, mostly by walking through memories. Aiden comes from a different time, a past unknown to Lindsey except in history books. He gives her the chance to experience his like and recreate the memories with him. It’s interesting to jump from Scotland to Versailles to Paris all just by thinking. And similarly, Lindsey is able to show Aiden our modern world. I can’t imagine how strange it would be for him seeing the world in a way you never thought possible before.

I was curious to know what direction the story was headed; could Aiden and Lindsey be lucky enough to stay in love and be happy in this in-between realm? And then we’re hit with a MASSIVE twist. I was expecting something big to happen, but I never imagined it’d be what it was. Just when you think that’s all the shock you can handle, Ms. Tefft throws another one at you. So be prepared for massive game changers in this book.

Looking forward to seeing what happens in book 2.

4/5 stars

Originally posted on Goodreads


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