"She was the one then and nothing changed in the time in between."
✮✮✮A story of past decisions gone awry, secrets that change directions, and emotional second chances, this gripping love story is what happens when two paths again collide. The final standalone title in New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley’s Magdalene Series, THE TIME IN BETWEEN is a rich, heartfelt love story releasing August 29, 2017! ✮✮✮
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About THE TIME IN BETWEEN (Magdalene Series #3):
After a painful loss, Cady Moreland is coming to Magdalene to start the next chapter of her life. A chapter that began eighteen years ago but had a heartbreaking ending. The time in between was full of family and friendship, but Cady could never get the man she fell in love with all those years ago out of her heart.
Coert Yeager has learned to live without the girl who entered his life right when she shouldn’t and exited delivering a crippling blow he never would have suspected. The time in between was full of failing to find what he was missing…and life-altering betrayal.
But when that girl shows up in Magdalene and buys the town’s beloved lighthouse, even if Coert wants to avoid her, he can’t. A fire in town sparks a different kind of flame that won’t be ignored.
As Cady and Coert question the actions of the two young adults they once were thrown into earth-shattering circumstances, can they learn from what came in between and find each other again?
Paradise is...a new Kristen Ashley story, with a love reunited and greeting old friends.
And so we return for the final time to the picturesque town of Magdalene with the story of Coert and Cady; who ignited a fiery love only to have it simmer but never extinguished through the years they were apart. Although they moved on in life, they never left each other in mind and heart. They always thought about each other, about the situations that happened for them to be apart. Coert had his reasons for how he handled the "job" and Cady was oblivious to it all. With the hurt she felt, she made a rational decision and from there eighteen long years passed until she finally sets about returning to what's hers...Coert, in the town of Magdalene which she knows he's the sheriff and knows about his life. As with life, things don't go the way Cady wants or needs it to go. Coert finds out she's back and he's not having it. The angst between them is so full of pain and broken trust. You root for them to win each other back, to rekindle their love and to bring more life into each other. But it not only comes to them for when they get their second chance, it also comes from other characters who bring life into this story...their story.
"She forgives me," he muttered to his knees.
He didn't want me to miss his house. He wanted me to come home.
Cady and Coert's love is one of the best second chance romances to come out this year. Through memories(some heartbreaking), communication, forgiveness, lovemaking and laughter they make it through until they are where they always were meant to be: together. The setting of The Time In Between is beautifully breathtaking. The descriptions of Magdalene and the book cover makes you wanna hop in a plane and do a road trip.
Now. What I absolutely love about KA's stories is that she has us reuniting with past characters. I will admit that I smiled wide when I saw names and when they spoke, I smiled huge. Love when we get a glimpse of old friends. Cause that's what they are. Kristen writes about people who we can relate to and who we wouldn't mind hanging around with. Who we would have drinks with, go on shopping sprees, shoot the shit and come to defense to any who would cause issues. Friends. All of these characters unforgettable and so is The Time In Between.
Eighteen years earlier…
I didn’t have it in me to say anything before my beer sloshed all over my fingers again. This time because, all of a sudden, Lonnie had an arm tight around my neck and he was yanking me forcefully into his body, back (mine) to front (his).
“See you met my girl,” he declared.
I wanted to scream.
I hated when Lonnie did this. It totally meant I never got asked out.
But this time?
I hated it.
“Or, my other girl,” Lonnie clarified as the guy named Tony gave us his attention.
One of his brows went up in a way that was a shade too fascinating.
Then he asked, “You a threesome?” And I suddenly found nothing fascinating and further could think of nothing but the flames that I felt hit my cheeks.
Tony looked at them, and the instant he did, miraculously I wasn’t thinking about the fact I had to be very obviously blushing and how completely embarrassing that was.
This was because his expression changed. In a there-and-gone I nevertheless caught, there was a hint of surprise and a definite softening of his features that was so beautiful, words had not been invented to describe its beauty.
“I wish, Cady’s a prude,” Lonnie shared jovially.
In a contradiction that I no longer found surprising, although Lonnie went ballistic if Maria even looked at another guy, Lonnie openly flirted…with me.
It was a friends thing, teasing and sometimes sweet.
But even if I was used to it, I thought it was weird.
And I wasn’t a prude. It was just, if Lonnie was around, he made it impossible for me to find any action.
“Right,” Tony muttered, losing interest in us and turning his attention to the tap in order to pour himself his beer.
I pushed off Lonnie, this effort making more beer slosh on my hand (which was good, less of it I’d have to pretend to drink), and turned to him.
“Your real woman wants a Jell-O shot,” I informed him.
“The bitch’s got legs, she can get herself one.”
This was not my favorite side of Lonnie, how he could be around other dudes. He was sweet as pie when it was just Maria (she told me, but I believed her because he was that way to her, and me, a lot of the time when I was around).
It was just when he had to be a man, this being when he thought there was someone who might size him up (and this being another man).
Like being sweet to your girlfriend made your dick shrink.
“Probably get yourself some if you got her one,” I stated, mostly in an effort to make it known to someone who was within hearing distance that I was not a prude.
Lonnie grinned at me and it reminded me why Maria put up with him.
He wasn’t as handsome and cool as this new guy, but he was all kinds of cute with his messy brown hair and sparkling blue eyes.
“I’ll get myself some even if I don’t get her one,” he retorted.
He was probably right. I spent a lot of time with them, got toasted at their place, passed out on their couch so I wouldn’t have to drive home. I’d heard it.
“Whatever,” I said to him and his grin got bigger. I turned from him back toward Tony to see he’d filled his beer because he was lifting it to very fine looking lips and taking a sip as he gazed off in a different direction. “I’m Cady,” I announced boldly.
Just his eyes slid to me, and I felt another spasm because that was cool and hot.
He took his sip, swallowed it and lowered his beer. “Tony.”
I shot him a smile. “Nice to meet you.”
He looked to my mouth and another expression chased across his face before he blanked it.
And I liked that one too.
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About Kristen Ashley: Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorize and she hadn't taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen's Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning. Nothing's changed. Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she's blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched). Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up. And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.