Review: Between by Cyndi Tefft

(Between, #1)
By: Cyndi Tefft
Publisher: Self-Published
Published: April 21, 2011
Genre: YA

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It just figures that the love of Lindsey Water’s life isn’t alive at all, but the grim reaper, complete with a dimpled smile and Scottish accent.

After transporting souls to heaven for the last 300 years, Aiden MacRae has all but given up on finding the one whose love will redeem him and allow him entry through the pearly gates.

Torn between her growing attraction to Aiden and heaven’s siren song, Lindsey must learn the hard way whether love really can transcend all boundaries.

Not sure what to rate this book. 2 1/2 maybe? It held my interest but it was not realistic at all. It starts off with Lindsey in a car crash with her boyfriend. She dies and wakes up in the place between earth and Heaven where she meets Aiden, who transports souls to Heaven. However, when they see each other it is love at first sight. By page 20 she is crying at the thought of having to leave him and go to Heaven. They throw the “L” word out within like the first 50 pages. Now, I could see Aiden falling in love with Lindsey since he has been a transporter for over 300 years and one can assume he is rather lonely. However, Lindsey JUST died, left behind a boyfriend, parents and friends and she doesn’t even bat an eye at that fact. I think that was my hugest problem with the book. I just couldn’t go from her kissing her boyfriend to falling in love with another guy within hours of dying.

BUT the story was entertaining. Aiden casts images from when he was alive and takes Lindsey to his home. He shows her what it was like in his time and even the final moments that led to his death. Lindsey does the same for him and shows him the future since the only glimpses he gets of the modern world is when he is popping in to pick up a soul. The two of them spend their time casting images of their lives and exploring not only each others worlds but finding out more about the other person. These moments I thought were the most interesting parts of the story. However, I don’t think that this is a series that I will be keeping up with.



“Honest to God, Lindsey, I want to own you, to possess you, to make my claim on you so there’s never any question that you belong to me and me alone.” -Aiden


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