Between Me and You
Publisher: Lake Union
Publication Date: 1/9/2018
My Rating: 4 Stars From New York Times bestselling author Allison Winn Scotch comes an honest, touching, and funny exploration of falling in and out of love, told from two perspectives—one rewinding history, one moving it forward—and each with bias and regret. When their paths first cross, Ben Livingston is a fledgling screenwriter on the brink of success; Tatum Connelly is a struggling actress tending bar in a New York City dive. They fall in love, they marry, they become parents, and they think only of the future. But as the years go by, Tatum’s stardom rises while Ben’s fades. In a marriage that bears the fallout of ambition and fame, Ben and Tatum are at a crossroads. Now all they can do is think back…
A life of passion, joy, tragedy, and loss—once shared—becomes one as shifting and unpredictable as a memory. As the pieces of their past come together, as they explore the ways love can bend and break, Ben and Tatum come to see how it all went wrong—and wonder what they can do now to make it all right.
A special thank you to Lake Union and NetGalley for an advanced reading copy. Also purchased the audiobook. Review to follow.
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“In accessible and captivating prose, Scotch’s narrative voice is at once impishly current and timelessly wise as she shows Tatum and Ben contemplating whether to simply let go. A thought-provoking romance that is fresh, insightful, and clever in its execution.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Sharply written and well-paced, this will delight Scotch’s loyal readers. Fans of Penny Vincenzi will appreciate an insider’s view of Hollywood, while fans of Mary Alice Monroe and Sarah Pekkanen will enjoy this witty novel’s ebbs and flows.” —Booklist
“A smart, thoughtful look at marriage and love.” —POPSUGAR
“Between Me and You is a truly original and exceptionally tender love story. This is the romantic and heartbreaking story of a glamorous marriage that raises questions about what breaks two people apart and whether they can ever come back together. Deft, wise, and daring, Allison Winn Scotch just keeps getting better and better.” —Taylor Jenkins Reid, bestselling author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo
About the Author
A New York Times bestselling author, Allison Winn Scotch has published The Department of Lost and Found, Time of My Life, The One That I Want, The Song Remains the Same, The Theory of Opposites, and In Twenty Years, a Library Journal Best Books of 2016 selection. Her novels have been translated into twelve different languages. A freelance writer for many years, Allison has contributed to Brides, Family Circle, Fitness, Glamour, InStyle, Men’s Health, Parents, Redbook, Self, Shape, and Women’s Health. A cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied history and marketing, Winn Scotch now lives in Los Angeles, where she enjoys hiking, reading, running, yoga, and the company of her two dogs, when she’s not “serving as an Uber service” for her kids. Follow her at www.allisonwinn.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/allisonwinnscotch, or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/aswinn.