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Thursday, January 31, 2013



Author: Megan Hart
Narrator: Alexandra Wilde
Format: Audible Audio Edition
Audible Price: $17.46

Listening Length: 10 hours and 1 minute
Version: Unabridged
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Audible.com Release Date: September 1, 2012


My Ratings
Plot:  5/5
Setting:  4.5/5
Writing:  5/5
Originality of Plot:  5/5
Characters Development:  5/5
Ending:  4.5/5
Narration:  5/5
Cover Art:  3/5
Likelihood to Recommend:  5/5

Overall:  42/45 = 93%


Tesla Martin is drifting pleasantly through life, slinging lattes at Morningstar Mocha, enjoying the ebb and flow of caffeine-starved customers, devoted to her cadre of regulars. But none of the bottomless-cup crowd compares with Meredith, a charismatic force of nature who can coax intimate tales from even the shyest of Morningstar's clientele.

Caught in Meredith's sensual, irresistible orbit, inexpressibly flattered by the siren's attention, Tesla shares long-buried chapters of her life, holding nothing back. Nothing Meredith proposes seems impossible - not even Tesla sleeping with Meredith's husband, Charlie, while she looks on. After all, it's all in fun, isn't it?

In a heartbeat, vulnerable Tesla is swept into a spectacular love triangle. Together, gentle, grounded Charlie and sparkling, maddening Meredith are everything Tesla has ever needed, wanted or dreamed of, even if no one else on earth understands. They're three against the world.

But soon one of the vertices begins pulling away until only two points remain - and the space between them gapes with confusion, with grief and with possibility.


Another emotional read from Megan Hart!  This author has a very unique storytelling ability, it's fresh, raw, and real.  Her charters have this sense of depth that most authors are lacking these days.  She isn't afraid to cover somewhat taboo subject matter in her books. She puts her own spin on the Erotic Romance genre, by making the story about what is behind the sex. I appreciate that she doesn't feel the need to write a Happily Even After ending for all her stories, as long as they feels real. I also applaud her choice to start this book with the ending.  It yanks the reader into the story by both feet!

The heart of this story is it's characters.  Tesla is very free spirit, who doesn't feel the need to conform herself to societies norms.  I love that Ms. Hart has chosen to give the readers snippets of Tesla's past, to help explain what makes her who she is. I enjoy the relationship between Tesla and Vic.  I like how they have found a way to stay in each others lives as adults, and not allow their past to get in the way.  I also love that Tesla doesn't feel the need to label her sexuality, she is sexually fluid.  She's looking for love, but doesn't seem to care about what kind of package it comes in.

Then there is Meredith and Charlie.  Meredith is beautiful, enigmatic, and loves being the center of attention.  She's what I call a shit stirrer.  She likes to gather her followers around her, like a king holding court.  People are drawn to her like a moths to a flame.  I actually believe that the reader isn't supposed to like Meredith, and I definitely didn't!  I found her to be self centered and closed off emotionally.  She never really lets anyone get close to her.  Charlie, on the other hand, I absolutely adored!  He was everything that Meredith was lacking: kind, attentive, and loving.  Meredith walked all over him, and dominated their relationship.  The only good thing Meredith does for Charlie, was to bring Tesla into their home.  Tesla gave Charlie a balance that had been missing in his home.  He really comes out of his shell, especially with it is just the two of them.  

Alexandra Wilde did a fantastic job narrating this book!  She was able to put such depth of emotion into the reading of this story.  She truly does it justice.  She give each character a very distinct voice of it's own.  This is my first audiobook narrated by her, and I would be more then happy to listen to her in the future. 

I'm a big fan of Megan Hart's books, and this one didn't disappoint!  I finished it in less than two days, because I just couldn't put it down.  I love the broken character that Ms. Hart put into her stories.  She makes you really care about them and their lives.  While this book deals with bi-sexuality and  ménage à trois, it's more about the interactions of the characters.  Don't get me wrong this book is HOT, but I'm  happy that the sex doesn't over shadow the underlying story.  It was also wonderful to see Johnny, Joe, Sadie, and Brandy again! I will be telling all of my girlfriends about this fantastic book.  THE SPACE BETWEEN US is another sexy, thought provoking book from Megan. Hart!   

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