I am so honored to be reviewing this book! When I acquired an advanced readers copy (ARC) of The Space Between by Sarah Ready, I was so thrilled! Though I was still determining what to expect since there were few reviews on the book, I knew it would be great just based on the author, and I’m thrilled to say I was right! It’s been a while since I read a book that shattered me, and this one did that beautifully. Look no further if you’re looking for a romance that will tug on those heartstrings!
The Space Between by Sarah Ready follows the story of Jace Morgan and Andrea (Andi) Leighton-Hughes, polar opposite seventeen-year-olds. When they meet amidst misfortune in Central Park’s shadowy shaded woods, it is friendship at first sight. They let their guards down and opened their young and trusting hearts to each other, and before long, their friendship blossomed into more of a love song. Life ultimately works against them, testing the strength of their devotion and placing their love into the hands of fate.
Wow, what a breathtaking and gut-wrenching story of friendship, forgiveness, and fate. The Space Between by Sarah Ready is one of the most captivating love stories I have read, wrecking me, and then right when my heart began to recover, it was broken again. Thankfully though, love prevails, and my heart ever-so-slowly mended back together. Jace and Andi’s challenges are real, raw, and relatable, bringing the reader a deep emotional connection. Their vulnerable moments brought me to tears and the grace and love with which they both lived created unforgettable characters that linger in the best way.
The presence of such sentiment is due to Sarah Ready’s incredible ability to bring Jace and Andi to life. The character development is so strong that you feel like you’re in Central Park among the winding trails and lush lawns alongside them. The lyrical prose and use of foreshadowing are meshed seamlessly into the dual point-of-view writing, creating a beautifully descriptive and poetic story that reads seamlessly while letting the reader experience each character’s innermost thoughts.
The plot twist in The Space Between is such an unexpected and captivating addition to the storyline that it left my jaw nearly on the floor. Having the ability to create a plot twist and change how the reader feels about a character they have already formed a bias around is an actual work of art, and Sarah Ready accomplished this brilliantly. When you think you know a character, he changes, and you fall in love with him in a way you never expected.
This sensational story of redemption and resilience is a must-read! If you enjoy romance novels with twists and turns, ups and downs, and loads of feelings, you will enjoy this book as much as I do. I am genuinely excited to read more of Sarah Ready’s works
I am so thankful to NetGalley for the opportunity to read this ARC copy of The Space Between in exchange for my honest review!
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