When Drake started the night at his father’s campaign fundraiser, he never imagined he’d end it being conned into buying drugs on the West Side. Losing high-stakes poker has its consequences, but he’d repeatedly face them just to hear Lacey Douglas sing. Drake sees Lacey light up the stage, and he has to have her. But his intentions for being on her side of town turn out to be the reason he can’t. Chicago native Lacey has dreams of the opera, but life has its obstacles. Lacey has come to know her hardships as part of living in the real world and accepts them fully. When Lacey meets the intense and invigorating Drake, a fire is lit inside her, unleashing those dreams again. Two paths that should have never crossed prove to create the exact pairing the other needs. But when their worlds take time to catch up, everything they have is tested. Finding the space between the two sides that challenge them will be hard, but it’s the only place that will keep them together. The Space Between is a new adult contemporary romance.
Review****This book was part of a blog tour I received a copy for my honest review****
Drake is the adopted rich son of a father in politics, he is bored with the constant superficial parties and seizes any chance he can to escape. When he slips out of a party and joins a poker game he doesn't realize that losing the game will change his life. Lacey has a had a hard life, she takes care of her sick mother, she gives up her own dreams to make sure her mother is taken care of. I liked this book, Drakes changes throughout the book had me going from not liking him to finding him endearing. Lacey had her moments when she seemed like a shrew but overall she was a pretty levelheaded main female character. While the whole rich boy meets poor girl story has been done many times before, the author makes it her own. The problems that the couple had because of people prejudice seemed realistic. There were some inconsistency problems when it came to the characters, just little things that seemed odd. It could use a little bit more editing and some of the words were a little overused. The Space Between is a good read and this author is definitely talented, if you are looking for a book that deals with real issues and has a good ending then I would read this one.