Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Strange and not
Between You and Me by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
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.
Logan hasn’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 Logan discovers 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. Logan risks everything to hold on, but when Kelsey unravels in the most horribly public way, Logan finds that she will ultimately have to choose between rescuing the girl she has always protected . . . and saving herself.
Disclosure: I received a digital copy of this book from Netgalley for the purposes of review. It was published on June 4th of this year.
Rate & take
So much is buzzing through my mind right now, but the first thing that surfaces is that the story left me feeling sad. There was no feel good, it seemed like all the characters came out loosing something, and yet I felt bad for none of them because they all seemed to make their own mess. I guess I am just a girl that needs some dose of happy ever after, no matter how small or unreal.