Monday, April 8, 2013

Kristie's Done it Again!

When I get stuck in a plot hole or frustrated with a character, my first line of defense is to pick up a book and immerse myself in someone else's imagination for a while. It usually works, and within a few hours I'm back to clicking away on the keys.

Such was the case this past week, when I decided to pick up Kristie Cook's New Adult book The Space Between. I'd picked it up during a .99 cent promotion, and I'm so glad I did.

Here's the synopsis:

When Life Falls to Pieces, Answers Lie in the Space Between
After a month-long dance tour through Italy, 20-year-old Leni Drago returns to Georgia to care for her great-uncle, only to find him gone, the home they shared empty and any evidence he ever existed wiped out. All that’s left is a journal she can’t open.
Jeric Winters has been searching for a piece of his past for over a year, only to reach a dead-end in Georgia. When an urgent and magnetic pull draws him out of his hotel room, he comes face-to-face with the beautiful dancer who’s been haunting his dreams day and night.
Jeric’s one to stay away from—a bad-boy, hit-it-and-quit-it type—but Leni can’t escape the fervent feelings between them. As their own existences begin to crumble around them and shadowy forms that are more monsters than men attack, they realize there’s more to the connection between them than physical fascination.
To solve the riddle their lives have become, they must embark on a journey that requires them to face their pasts and release their true souls. And they must do it fast—dark ones from another world are closing in, intent on killing them. Permanently

My thoughts: 
Let me just say this is on my top reads of 2013. Cook's extraordinary mind has created a unique story that is well executed and seen from four different perspectives. Ordinarily that type of writing drives me nuts, but Kristie Cook does an excellent job of creating a cohesive structure  that seamlessly allows the story to unfold. The New Adult genre is perfect because it has a bit of a YA feel, yet tackles some adult content. Cook does not disappoint on either. If you are a paranormal romance fan you HAVE to pick this one up!