Between You and Me
By: Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus
Pub. Date: June 12, 2013
Publisher: Atria Books
I received this galley in exchange for an honest review.
What happens when you are followed by millions . . . and loved by none? Twenty-seven-year-old Logan Wade is trying to build a life for herself far from her unhappy childhood in
Oklahoma. Until she gets the call that her famous cousin needs a new assistant— an offer she can’t refuse. Loganhasn’t seen Kelsey in person since their parents separated them as kids; in the meantime, Kelsey Wade has grown into Fortune Magazine’s most powerful celebrity. But their reunion is quickly overshadowed by the toxic dynamic between Kelsey and her parents as Logandiscovers that, beneath the glossy façade, the wounds that caused them to be wrenched apart so many years ago have insidiously warped into a show-stopping family business.
As Kelsey tries desperately to break away and grasp at a “real” life, beyond the influence of her parents and managers, she makes one catastrophic misstep after another, and Logan must question if their childhood has left them both too broken to succeed.
Loganrisks everything to hold on, but when Kelsey unravels in the most horribly public way, Loganfinds that she will ultimately have to choose between rescuing the girl she has always protected . . . and saving herself.
I usually don't read books written by two authors. Most of the time you can tell very easily where the different authors voices begin and end, but Between You and Me worked for me. The story starts off showing the reader the busy life of
Logan. She's successful
at work, but not so much in her love life. Despite that, she has a great group
of friends and she's ready to celebrate her birthday! That night she gets a
call from her cousins assistant, asking Logan
to come and visit. Logan
hasn't seen Kelsey since they were children (15 years ago) so she goes right
Despite the synopsis, I still thought that Between You and Me was going to be a light hearted, fluffy summer read, but it was a lot more intense then that. But intense in a good way! We get transported to this rich and glitzy life filled with heartache and family secrets. I can definitely see this story as a movie!
Logan becomes Kelsey's
assistance and I loved seeing the inner workings of having to put on a show.
There is so much to know and so many details!
The characters were very interesting. Both Logan and Kelsey had many ups and downs and it was hard to not feel for either of them. I wasn't a huge fan of
though. She was just such a pushover, I wish she was just a little bit
stronger. Kelsey was definitely dealing with her life in the spotlight and it
was sad seeing her downward spiral.