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The Space Between

The Space Between - Victoria H. Smith **We were provided a copy of this book as part of this blog tour** (Of course, we had already bought it back in March) This book was amazing – cover to cover, every word – AMAZING! It gave me Pretty Woman feels, Save the Last Dance feels, wonderful heartfelt and even some terrified feels. I know I’m not making any sense. But I just can’t seem to stop gushing about Drake and Lacey. “You’re not from around here, and you’re in way over your head.” The Space Between is a timeless love story about a country club guy who falls in love with a girl from the wrong side of the tracks. It’s the story of how they met, the circumstances that fostered their relationship, and the society that tried to break them apart. The book dives into the sometimes darker side of society and the persecution that interracial couples still face. I have such a major book boyfriend crush on Drake. He is of Asian decent, born in Korea, but was adopted by a well-off white politicians family as a baby. He grew up with a father that never connected with him and always saw him as a charity case, a PR decision. In an attempt to gain attention from his parents, he acts out as a troublemaker. But underneath the alouf bad-boy, he is a real softy. He never gets into any “real” trouble and is always looking out for his family and loved ones. Wanna know how I picture Drake? Actor, Daniel Henney Um, yes please!! *swoon* Let’s not forget about Lacey though! She is a down-on-her-luck yet strong and independent biracial female. Her mother, a strong black woman and former actress, is succumbing to the cancer that is destroying her body. Her father ran out on them several years ago when her Mom fell ill. At the age of eighteen, Lacey is working odd jobs outside of her normal schedule at the theatre just to support the family and pay for her mother’s increasing treatment costs. Because of what life has given her, she was forced to grow up quickly and does not look kindly on people of privilege who she feels are “throwing away” their advantages. And I couldn’t give you a picture of Drake without throwing in one for Lacey too. So here is what I picture for Lacey… Model, Christina Santini I mean, come on, she is adorable. One last thought to leave you with – Chapter 29….No words. Just feels! “The angle we were at on the hill, the entire city could be seen in the distance; the South Side, the North Shore, and even the West end of town. There were no divisions. No separations. Every part of the city was linked and connected under the sparkling city lights.”Check out my full review and a giveaway to win a signed copy of The Space Between over at Reviewing Wonderland