Thursday, May 26, 2011
Review - Between by Cyndi Tefft
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.
First let me start of by saying that this is very outside my comfort reading zone. It's got a Scottish dude in it (not that there is anything wrong with Scottish men, but Scottish accents always throw me for a loop), it's slightly historical, and the main love guy's name is Aiden. I seriously hate that name. Anyways....
Plot: I really liked the plot. I love seeing the world that Tefft created as being the area between Earth and Heaven. Our characters are kinda suspended in that grey area, where everything is wonderful and beautiful. But alas! Not everything is as it seems because down below, on Earth, something is happening to Lindsey that neither one is prepared for. And speaking of that twist, I really enjoyed it. I think it made the story more exciting. And as much as I do not like historical fiction in my books, I really liked the flashbacks back to to the war time (I can't remember which war).
Characters: I loved how the characteristics of our hero/heroine develop through the course of the book. In the beginning, we get right into the story with Lindsey's death, so there is no time to get a feel for her character until later on in the story, as she spends more time with Aiden. She develops into such a sweet, if not totally naive and lovestruck, character. And Aiden was just a great guy, and I found myself loving his Scottish accent!
The only real problem I had with this book is the way the romance was played out. I like sexual tension between love interests, and there is none of said tension here. The 2 characters fall in love almost immediately. I'm not kidding. By page 20 they are madly in love and can't stop looking at each other's beautiful faces and blah, blah, blah. I would have liked the romance to build, that way I could "feel" the attraction to each other.
3 out of 5 stars