Tuesday 18 October 2016

✪ Callie Hart ✪ Between Here and the Horizon ✪

© Bianca Janeane

Betrayal. Lust, Unrequited Love. Redemption.

Between Here and the Horizon is an Epic Love Story
by Callie Hart releasing October 18th!

• release date: 18 October 2016
• 238 pages
4.9 Stars

“You think you know me. You think you want to know me. But trust me, Miss Lang. Pursuing me will be the worst mistake you ever make. I’m broken beyond repair...
...and I take great pleasure in breaking everyone else around me.”

Ophelia Lang needs money, and she needs it bad. Her parent’s restaurant is going under, and ever since she lost her job teaching third grade elementary, scraping enough cash together to pay the bills has proven almost impossible. Her parents are on the brink of losing their home. The vultures are circling overhead. So when Ophelia is offered an interview for a well-paid private tutoring gig in New York, how can she possibly say no?

Ronan Fletcher is far from the overweight, balding businessman Ophelia expected him to be. He’s young, handsome, and wealthy beyond all reason. He’s also perhaps the coldest, rudest person she’s ever met, and has a mean streak in him a mile and a half wide. A hundred grand is a lot of money, however, and if tolerating his frosty temperament, his erratic mood swings and whatever else he throws at her means she’ll get paid, then that is what Ophelia will do.

Her new boss is keeping secrets, though. Awful, terrible secrets.

The ghosts of Ronan Fletcher’s past are about to turn Ophelia’s future upside down, and she can’t even see it coming.

Note: Between Here and The Horizon is a brand new standalone contemporary romance novel from USA Today bestselling author, Callie Hart. Between Here and the Horizon does contain some scenes of violence and sexual content, and so is directed at audience 18+.

Ophelia just lost her job as an elementary teacher due to budget cuts.
But she needs money! Her parents' restaurant is this close to dying and she already gave them all her savings.

Enter Ronan Fletcher.
Recently widowed father of two, who is looking for a Nanny/Tutor/Friend for his five and seven year old kids.

Ophelia will get 100 thousand dollars for six months work.
But she has to leave her beloved California for a little island in Maine.

But the money is too good to not take the job.

Off she goes to take care of Connor and Amie.

But after only one day on the island NOTHING is as she was expecting it to be.....
(Ok did that sound weirdly supernatural?? DON'T WORRY ... IT IS NOT!!!!! ☺)



Ugh, this book.
I loved it.
When I already cry in the prologue, it's off to an amazing start for me! ☺
The prologue is from his POV, from the time in the military. Very sad and exciting and heartbreaking.

And then we switch to Ophelia's POV for most of the rest of the book. (with a few journal entries and war experiences thrown in here and there.)
And she's amazing. She's a little bit scared in everything life throws at her.
She's constantly afraid to be killed or mugged or to crash with a plane.
(even though that fact kind of gets lost a bit as the story develops...)
It's a bit adorable to be honest! Had she known what would wait for her on that island - she never would've left her safe bedroom in California!!! ☺☺

And Ronan. He only wants what's best for his kids, after what they've been through.
And Ophelia is what's best for them.
He just knows that she will help them heal from the pain of losing their mom....

But then this mega-huge shock-moment happens and nothing is the way it was supposed to be!
But I'm trying not to spoil too much - I guess saying that was already too much. (Although it already happens around the 20% mark!) But please...forget I said anything! And just expect to be SHOCKED & WOWED & AMAZED & HEARTBROKEN & WTF'ED & HUH'ED!

I just loved this book! I couldn't put it down. You just HAVE to know what happens next.
I basically cried all through the book! Ok, not really ALL through it, but it has this sliver of sadness hanging all over it. That's probably the rainy fall season on that island, but it all feels so sad. But it's not really all sad. It's cute and frustrating and funny and sexy and suspensy and exciting and just amazing!!!!
You just want to fast forward and see how and if Ophelia will get to live happily ever after on that little island.

But of course it takes a long while for everybody to get over their pasts and start hoping for a new and better future together......

BETWEEN HERE AND THE HORIZON was such a heartbreakingly beautiful dramance! Everyone can find their Forever-Ever-After home & family, if they only hope, fight and love enough!

Were there some things I didn't like? Hm, not really.... just maybe that the romance part was a bit unsatisfying. ☺ The first kiss happens around the 70% mark... I would've loved a bit more of that earlier. The story sometimes just moves along a bit too slowly....Also, the end was a bit rushed, BUT that happens in most books :/

BUT - I really enjoyed reading it!

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Callie has experienced many changes throughout her life, and gone through many ups and downs that have all worked towards shaping and moulding her into the person she is today: fun loving, active, social, and hard working. The only thing that has remained a constant throughout her life is writing. Creating characters who will tear your conscience in two is a favorite pastime of Callie’s. There are few real saints and sinners in her books; more often, the denizens of her stories are all very human. Broken, flawed, and always with the potential for redemption.
Despite the subject matter being markedly hot and heavy in comparison to the stories she wrote in elementary school, there will always be an element of fairytale to her work.
Callie Hart is the author of the Blood & Roses Series. Zeth & Sloane’s story is now complete, but there are a number of stories still to be released under the Blood & Roses banner. 2015 will see Cade, Michael and Rebel’s stories being released, as well as a number of brand new stories, all of which will be Dark Romance novels.