Patrick: That hair. That fucking hair. It was everywhere, always, and I wanted to tangle my fingers in those dark curls and pull - and that would be fine if she wasn't my apprentice. Andy Asani was nothing like I expected. She was exotic and scary-brilliant, and the slightest murmur from those lips sent hot, hungry lust swirling through my veins.
Andy: My wants were few - good eats, tall boots, sweaty yoga, interesting work. One incredibly hot architect with the most expressive hazel eyes I ever encountered and entirely too much talent in and out of the bedroom wasn't part of the original plan. Wine was my rabbi and vodka was my therapist, and I would need plenty of both to survive my apprenticeship. Especially with Patrick Walsh leaving love notes in the form of bite marks all over my body.
©2015 Kate Canterbary (P)2015 Tantor
The Space Between is the second book about the Boston Walsh family and their architecture firm. I enjoyed the big family dynamics and love the glimpses of each family member's life that runs through these books.
The story focuses on Patrick the "OptimusPrime" of the Walsh family. He has been unable to keep an assistant or apprentice without running them off. Things change with Andy's interview where she is ready for everything he throws at her.
"I couldn’t help it; lame responses kept spewing out while my brain fixated on that voice. If aged whiskey had a sound, it would be Andy’s voice, all heady and rich, with a slow burn as it went down."
With immediate chemistry, fun banter and texts Andy tries to resist a forbidden romance with her boss and all of the messy complications that can and will entail.
I can't wait to dive into the next story and reconnect with my new favorite Boston family.
I really liked the book when I read it. I didn't enjoy it quite as much as an audiobook but it was still worth a credit. I'm not sure why it didn't work as well as the book for me. The male narrator was too rushed when he read and he rarely paused for any dramatic moments. He just seemed to barrel through the whole thing too fast.
I may be addicted to audiobooks. I love my husband and my kids but I get a chance to escape with the books and be someone else for a while
Kate Canterbary is a phenomenal writer. get books have everything from humor to passion and a little bit in between. I would highly recommend anything she writes. The narrator's did a fantastic job too... you could truly feel everything based on how great they were. Superb!!!
Good Books Don't Promote Violence
I found The Space Between very depressing, a tale of two pathetically broken people who had no capacity for love, empathy or kindness. Masquerading as a romance, the sexual violence was disturbing, promoting the misogynistic idea that hitting, biting and bruising a sexual partner is acceptable behavior.
Patrick Walsh came from an incredibly dysfunctional family where he and his siblings were emotionally and physically abused by their father. Instead of getting therapy, Patrick expressed his deep-seated anger by beating and degrading Andy (and probably all the bimbos who preceded her). I kept wondering how he would feel if some asshole was beating & abusing one of his sisters.
Andy, who lost her father at an early age, was smart and capable at the office but a pathetic wimp with Patrick. Andy stupidly became involved with Patrick (her new boss) who treated her with total contempt and thoughtless cruelty. It was depressing that Andy actually believed she deserved such brutal treatment.
Besides rough sex, there wasn't much of a plot or anything to hold my interest. Andy hated herself and Patrick hated everyone except his brothers & sisters. The author showed talent but copped out by writing 50 ways to abuse a lover rather than mature, entertaining and non-violent characters.
I couldn't finish this book; if I wanted to hear about senseless suffering I could watch the nightly news: rape, assault, torture, murder, stalkers.
Loved the sibling banter, Andy (lead lady) was not as witty as the author liked to imply, the siblings were fantastic.
I loved the family dynamic.
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