Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Between Me and You by Allison Winn Scotch

What They Say.....From New York Times bestselling author Allison Winn Scotch comes an honest, touching, and funny exploration of falling in and out of love, told from two perspectives—one rewinding history, one moving it forward—and each with bias and regret.
When their paths first cross, Ben Livingston is a fledgling screenwriter on the brink of success; Tatum Connelly is a struggling actress tending bar in a New York City dive. They fall in love, they marry, they become parents, and they think only of the future. But as the years go by, Tatum’s stardom rises while Ben’s fades. In a marriage that bears the fallout of ambition and fame, Ben and Tatum are at a crossroads. Now all they can do is think back…
A life of passion, joy, tragedy, and loss—once shared—becomes one as shifting and unpredictable as a memory. As the pieces of their past come together, as they explore the ways love can bend and break, Ben and Tatum come to see how it all went wrong—and wonder what they can do now to make it all right.

What I Say....This was an interesting book.  It's written from two different points of view, Tatum's and Ben's, and just like in their life, they don't ever seem to be in the same place at the same time.  

When they start off, Ben is the successful one and Tatum is struggling professionally.  But they are both struggling personally with families that are dealing with death and addiction on both sides.

Tatum is definitely the driver of the relationship and Ben is dragged along for quite a while, into a dog he didn't want, and then a baby he wasn't sure he was ready for.  But you can only push someone so far before they will start to chafe and rebel in ways you may not even be aware of.

The marriage falls apart, and you are getting both a fast forward and a rear view of how it happened.  But neither of them seem to be very outcome with the outcome.

A portrait of a marriage with all it's ups and downs, which doesn't seem to be that different even with career success and Hollywood fame.

Current Goodreads Rating 4.45

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