Author: Victoria H. Smith
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Publication Date: March 2, 2013
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Plot: First, here is the summary of "The Space Between" from Amazon - When Drake started the night at his father’s campaign fundraiser, he never imagined he’d end it being conned into buying drugs on the West Side. Losing high-stakes poker has its consequences, but he’d repeatedly face them just to hear Lacey Douglas sing. Drake sees Lacey light up the stage, and he has to have her. But his intentions for being on her side of town turn out to be the reason he can’t. Chicago native Lacey has dreams of the opera, but life has its obstacles. Lacey has come to know her hardships as part of living in the real world and accepts them fully. When Lacey meets the intense and invigorating Drake, a fire is lit inside her, unleashing those dreams again. Two paths that should have never crossed prove to create the exact pairing the other needs. But when their worlds take time to catch up, everything they have is tested. Finding the space between the two sides that challenge them will be hard, but it’s the only place that will keep them together.
Drake and Lacey don't meet under the best circumstances; he's trying to buy a ton of pot and Lacey gets him arrested. It's a rough beginning for the two and once they are thrown together as Lacey is hired as a personal assistant for his family, Drake doesn't want her to be around him. Drake has grown up with money and Lacey has had a rough life, living poor with her ill mother. They clash at first. As he learns more about Lacey and sees her kindness, Drake realizes how much he is drawn to her and can't stop thinking about her. His family would never approve. He has to decide to hide their relationship or face the music for the one he loves.
The relationship between Lacey and Drake was beautifully written, steamy and deep. I honestly didn't like Drake's character in the beginning and I didn't want her with him unless he showed a different side of himself. Whew - he did! Lacey is kind and sweet, but she has to be strong. With Drake, she can be vulnerable and I love that about their relationship! They get to be themselves with each other.
The Space Between is a sweet and steamy forbidden romance, complete with idiot parents! Seriously, I wanted to slap Drake's mother a few times. The beginning was a little hard to get into, but once I did and the story picked up, I really enjoyed it. I'd recommend this book to anyone looking for some forbidden romance, action, and an ending which might bring tears of joy to your eyes. It did mine. :)