Author Guest Post
Embracing My Story
Many people tend to giggle when they hear about me being a romance writer. The words ‘fluffy fluff fluff’ show up or ‘cheesy’. But I assume that’s because they are thinking it’s ‘bubble gum romance’ aka—no depth, no real storyline, and two characters just having sexy time nonstop.
Stereotypes, perhaps? I think so!
I write about family challenges. I write about accomplishments and failures. I write about businesses. I write about death. I write about human connections. I write about things that make you cry. Things that piss you off. Things that make you laugh.
And if there is a sexy time moment *which there are in my stories!* it’s not just for the sex. It’s more than that each and every time. It’s the connection of two souls losing themselves in each other’s arms. It’s the feeling of the rest of the world fading out as you are lost in that intimate moment. It’s about releasing yourself from the stress of everyday life and finding an adventure in the arms of another.
It’s finding lust.
It’s finding a moment of peace.
It’s finding the romance in the world.
It’s finding love.
All of my novels have (I hope!) solid story-lines that move the story along. They have a depth to them, and true emotion behind the words. Each paragraph is written with an intent—not just to fill a page.
So I will keep writing my stories. I will be released from the shackles of the negative thoughts of what romance writers are. And I will write on. Enjoying the freedom of adventure that my stories bring to me. And always allowing the story that wants to be written to flow out of me without any judgment.
-Brittainy C. Cherry
About The Author
The Space In Between by Brittainy C. Cherry ~ Virtual Book Tour Page: Reading Addiction Blog Tours
The Space In Between by Brittainy C. Cherry
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: August 10, 2013
Format: Paperback - 292 pages / Kindle - 783 KB / Nook - 787 KB
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Reading Addiction Blog Tours.
She’s scarred by her past.
ANDREA EVANS is traumatized and guilt-ridden by the death of her fiancée. Tired of the gossiping small town, she travels to New York City to pursue her dream of dance. When her dreams don’t instantly come to fruition, she ends up working at a strip club with her best friend.
He’s uncertain of his future.
COOPER DAVIDSON is a famous photographer and reality television star trying to flee from his own life filled with paparazzi, mental health clinics, and a cheating wife who is pregnant.
When Andrea and Cooper’s paths cross, they realize how damaged and in need of escapism they both are. The two create an arrangement to explore the space in between chaos and order with one another. The rules are simple—no emotional connections, no talking about the past, no speaking of the future, and when one finds order, the other walks away.
All is well until Cooper falls in love with Andrea. Will Andrea open up and let someone else into her closed off heart? Can Cooper stop the tabloids and his crazed wife from exposing his past and painting Andrea as a prostitute to the world before her life spirals back down to the land of chaos?
My Book Review:
Two broken people cross paths and are drawn together seeking comfort and release from the space in between their past and the future ...
Andrea Evans is wrought with guilt after the loss of her fiance in a car accident in which she was the driver. Unable to stand the gossip, Andrea leaves her small hometown to share an apartment in New York with her best friend Ladasha. She dreams of pursuing a career in dance, but lands the unconventional job as a stripper.
Cooper Davidson is a famous photographer and reality show star. He discovers that his wife has cheated on him and is pregnant with another man's child. After suffering a very public mental breakdown, Cooper does a stint in a mental health clinic. Upon his release from the clinic, all Cooper wants is to escape from the glare of the paparazzi and move on with his life.
When Andrea and Cooper's paths cross, they form a relationship that has no emotional ties. How long can their relationship stay in the space between superficial and love when passion and respect grows between them?
In her debut novel, author Brittainy C. Cherry weaves a wonderful tale about two broken people who come together and learn to move forward from the trauma of their pasts, in the hope that their lives can be made whole again. Told in alternating points of view, Andrea and Cooper takes the reader along on their emotional journey of healing and getting a second chance of finding love. You can't help but get drawn into Andrea and Cooper's story as their personal trials and tribulations, drama, secrets, betrayals, loss and romance unfolds. The development of Andrea and Cooper's relationship is phenomenal, the passion and chemistry between them is palpable, while their mutual respect and strength in helping each other heal is very touching. This riveting and gut wrenching story will pull at your heartstrings, causing you to feel the full gamut of emotions that will leave you spent.
With an interesting cast of characters who are realistic and have flaws that are easy to relate to; engaging dialogue and dramatic interactions; and a storyline that has a mixture of humor, drama, romance and surprising twists and turns that keeps the reader turning the pages, The Space In Between is a beautifully written romance novel that will leave a smile on your face.
RATING: 4 STARS ****
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