by Kristen Ashley
on August 29, 2017
Published by Indie Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Series: The Magdalene #3
Also in this series: The Time in Between
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After a painful loss, Cady Moreland is coming to Magdalene to start the next chapter of her life. A chapter that began eighteen years ago but had a heartbreaking ending. The time in between was full of family and friendship, but Cady could never get the man she fell in love with all those years ago out of her heart.
Coert Yeager has learned to live without the girl who entered his life right when she shouldn’t and exited delivering a crippling blow he never would have suspected. The time in between was full of failing to find what he was missing…and life-altering betrayal.
But when that girl shows up in Magdalene and buys the town’s beloved lighthouse, even if Coert wants to avoid her, he can’t. A fire in town sparks a different kind of flame that won’t be ignored.
As Cady and Coert question the actions of the two young adults they once were thrown into earth-shattering circumstances, can they learn from what came in between and find each other again?
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An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review and did not influence my opinion of the book.
“She Was The One Then And Nothing Changed In The Time In Between.”
✮✮✮A story of past decisions gone awry, secrets that change directions, and emotional second chances, this gripping love story is what happens when two paths again collide. The final standalone title in New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley’s Magdalene Series, THE TIME IN BETWEEN is a rich, heartfelt love story available now! ✮✮✮
Eighteen years earlier…
Eighteen years earlier…
I saw him the minute he walked into the backyard.
He caught my eye because he was seriously good-looking.
But I kept watching, not only because of that, but because I liked the way he walked and I couldn’t say why.
He was tall, kinda big but not huge, though the way he moved was lumbering. Like he was at a crowded party or club or concert and he was shouldering through the bodies to make his way to where he was going, even though he wasn’t.
It was cool and it was strangely hot, like no one could get in his way no matter what way he was making.
And it communicated he was going to get there and nothing was going to stop him.
But where he was going right then was to Maria’s boyfriend, my good friend, Lonnie.
Maria and Lonnie had been dating since high school and she and I had been best friends since grade school, so we’d been a pack for a long time.
Partners in crime, mostly.
We’d been pretty much inseparable since meeting, that was before Lonnie…and recently. And that attachment was because, for Maria, her mom and dad didn’t give a crap, they were so busy fighting each other, they had no time for her.
For me, it was because my parents gave too much of a crap and had a lot of time to tell me what they thought of me, even though what they thought wasn’t much.
I liked the idea that tall, dark-haired guy with his cool way of moving was a friend of Lonnie’s.
That meant I might get an introduction.
I watched from where I sat in my folding lawn chair as Lonnie greeted him with an arm slap from one hand, a shake with the other and a huge smile, indicating he was happy to see him.
That was good.
Lonnie liked him.
Lonnie liked and was liked by just about everyone. This was because he was a great guy, up for anything, there when you needed him.
But the arm slap, hand shake and smile said he liked this guy more than most.
So I watched, thinking it was kinda weird that the guy somewhat smiled in return, but in a way it wasn’t exactly a smile, and shook back.
But there was definitely something not right in that smile.
Lonnie was happy to see him.
This guy, however…
“Total drool-worthy,” Maria muttered as she threw herself in a lawn chair next to mine, spilling some of the beer in her not-quite-as-full-now plastic cup.
It wasn’t easy, but I pulled my gaze from the guy knowing exactly what she was talking about even before I saw her attention trained on her guy and that guy.
She’d never say it around Lonnie. Hell, around Lonnie she took pains not to give any indication she knew the other sex existed outside Lonnie (and she’d learned to do this in an extreme way), but around me, she’d look.
Not touch. Not talk, unless it was approved by Lonnie.
“Do you know him?” I asked.
“Yup,” she answered, moving her eyes from the guy, I knew just in case Lonnie looked over and caught her staring, even if it was in his direction too, he’d know.
And he wouldn’t like what he knew.
“Came over the other day. Name’s Tony. He’s buds with Lars,” she told me.
That sent a shiver trilling up my back.
Lonnie had introduced us to Lars a few months ago.
I didn’t like Lars.
Lars gave me the creeps.
I looked back at the guy with Lonnie thinking it was disappointing that he was buds with Lars.
“Girl, you need a refill,” Maria told me, and I looked away from him, not only thinking it was disappointing Tony was buds with Lars, but the fact this was more disappointing because I even liked the way he stood.
He was paying attention, and a lot of it, to whatever Lonnie was saying. His intensity, the alert way he carried himself was awesome.
❝He grinned. I fell into it like it was the desired destination it absolutely was.❞
A beautiful story, stunning characters, and a second-chance romance that will make you swoon, ‘The Time in Between’ is KA at her finest and one of my favorite books she’s written!
Cady Moreland is the black sheep of the family. Whether it is emotional or material, they refuse to provide her with any support, they have shunned her. But Cady is a strong character, who, rather than feeling sorry for herself, works hard to make ends meet. Her best friend Maria, and Maria’s boyfriend, Lonnie, are her family. They are loyal, they don’t judge, they let each other be who they are and they have fun together.
At a party, Cady eyes the handsome Coert Yeager as he walks in. When she finds that Lonnie is friends with him, she takes that as a sign that he is a good guy. They share a mutual attraction. What starts out as friendship quickly turns into a whirlwind romance based on lies and deception. When the truth came out, the relationship was broken, but the bond remained.
❝And I was going to do all of this because I was going to be someone I liked, someone worthwhile.❞
18-years later, Cady is trying to recover from the loss of her husband, she moves to Magdalene hoping to reclaim her life. Cady buys a historic lighthouse and the property surrounding it and pours her money and energy into renovations. She never forgot about the one that got away. Will he accept her? Will he shun her, too?
18-years later, Coert Yeager is a single dad of an adorable little girl. He is the Sheriff of Magdalene. When he finds out that Cady has moved to his town from Colorado, he becomes angry. He has worked so hard to forget her. While she still peppered his thoughts and memories, he was surviving. And so what if relationships eluded him? He tried to lie to himself that Cady and the memory of what they once had weren’t the cause. But now she’s there and he want’s her to leave.
❝He loved the way Cady Webster looked at him. And he loved it from the first moment she turned her head from the beer tap and met his eyes.❞
There is nothing like the feeling I get after finishing a Kristen Ashley book. She writes strong kick-butt heroines, sexy alpha males, and romance that is heartwarming, often heart wrenching, but always sexy! Top all that off, she writes some of the best second chance romance stories I’ve ever read! This is definitely one of those books I will read again and again! Definitely a top favorite of the year!
❝… when you write the end to this chapter of your life, that’s where your next chapter starts. The one that leads to a happy ending.❞
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