Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway: Somewhere In Between by Samantha Harris

Alexandra McCabe is disconnected from the world, grieving the loss of her parents...

Content with studying and keeping to herself, Alex has no interest in the campus playboy, Drew Collins, trying to get close to her. But even dousing him with beer doesn't deter the easy-going charmer, and against her better judgment, the pair fall into a reluctant friendship.

Drew is bored with college life, and Alex's romantic rejection intrigues him...

Their friendship is good for both of them, but Drew is used to getting what he wants, and he's tired of shallow sorority girls. He's much more interested in the feisty redhead, but despite his growing feeling, Alex keeps him firmly in the friend zone.

Old heartaches and new tragedies deepen a complicated relationship...

Whatever life throws their way, Alex and Drew remain best friends with their own traditions. Drew is Alex's family, her rock, and Alex keeps Drew grounded, always challenging him to better himself.

When years of buried feelings rush to the surface, they threaten to change everything...

Drew promised his mother he'd tell Alex how he feels, when the time is right-but how will he know when that is? Alex is terrified to reveal those 'three little words' certain Drew doesn't feel the same, and she'll lose the only family she has.

Should Alex and Drew open their hearts, and risk being crushed? Should they be satisfied with a deep, lifelong friendship? Or does the only chance for happiness lie...
Somewhere In Between?

I walked into Spike’s a half hour later and David was already there with a pitcher of beer and a huge plate of nachos. I gave him a hug, clapping him on the back.

“You look like shit,” he said.


“What’s up? Rough night?” He didn’t even know the half of it.

“If we are going to get into this, I’m going to need a shot.” I flagged down the waitress and ordered a shot of Jack Daniels.

“This is serious,” David said.

The waitress came back quickly with my drink and set it down in front of me with a glare. She looked familiar, but I couldn’t place her. I took the shot and waved at the waitress to bring me another.

“Dude, what is with you?”

“Alex. Fucking Alex”

“You’re fucking Alex?”

“What? No! I’m not fucking her. I’m starting to, you know…”

“You’re starting to what?” A ghost of a grin appeared on his face.

“Come on, man. Don’t make me say it.”

“Oh, I’m going to make you say it.”

“I’m starting to have feelings for her, okay, asshole! Is that what you want to hear?” I dropped my head into my hands.

“To be honest, I didn’t think you were capable.”

“Of what? Having feelings? Or falling for her?”

“Falling for her?” he asked. “You said you were starting to have feelings for her. Now you are falling for her?”

“Yeah. So?” I stared down into my beer, unable to look him in the eye.

“So? There is a big difference, man. You have feelings for some nice girl you’ve been out with a few times. You fall for the girl and game over.”

“Look, I don’t know which one it is, okay? This shit is new to me. I don’t do relationships. Hell, I do everything I can to avoid them.”

“That’s for damn sure,” the waitress mumbled, slamming my drink down in front of me.

“I’m sorry. Do I know you?” I snapped.

Her eyes narrowed and she slapped me hard across my cheek. She glared at me for a minute before I noticed her name tag. Tracy. Shit, she was that girl from before the house warming party. Well, that explained the slap. She huffed and stomped off as I pressed a hand to my cheek. I guess I deserved that.

David was trying desperately to contain his laughter and I glared at him as I tossed back the second shot. Odds are Tracy probably spit in it. 

Somewhere In Between was a story about friendship that blossoms over 6 years to become a hot steamy romance between best friends. This book does go from present to past and most times I don't always like books like this but this one worked out well and I would give it a 4 stars. This is the first book I have read by this author but I have become and fan and will continue to follow in her journey.

The secret love that each has held for eachother over the years will either blossom into something amazing or it will be an epic fail... If you want to know what will happen you need to get to one clickin now! You won't be disappointed!

Thanks for a great book and I hope Sean possibly gets his own story because I would really like to see how his life will unfold.. whether it be another epic fail for him or if he can find a true love and steamy romance of his own.

They met in college and forged a friendship and fell in love - only the didn't tell each other how they felt. This is the basis for Samantha Harris's Somewhere In Between. If you want to read a story about true love and not necessarily about the sex, then this is the story for you.

Alex recently lost her parents and refuses to become just another faceless girl to Drew. In fact, she doesn't really want to have anything to do with him. Drew is a playboy of the first order and when you first meet him, he can't even remember the name (or what letter it starts with) of the girl sleeping naked in his bed. Thinking he can get anyone, he spies Alex and wants her, but she denies him and this leads to his piqued interest and a friendship blossoming between the two. In fact, he becomes Alex's family. They are best friends through out the book and are afraid to admit that they love each other. You deal with the ups and down, and you even get to see how everything progressed through flashback chapters. It can be a little confusing at first, but makes for a good story full of emotion.

Check out Somewhere In Between today. It was sweet, romantic, funny, and everything in between.

Somewhere In Between by Samantha Harris is a book about friendship that stands the test of time turning into something more, but neither person willing to admit their feelings. The story of Drew and Alex was cute and kept my attention through each page, wanting to know what would come of these two best friends who were both secretly in love with the other. This book was a 3.5 star read for me and I would recommend it to others.

Drew and Alex met in college when Drew tries to pick Alex up for a night of fun. Wanting no part of his love em and leave em ways, Alex and Drew forge a friendship that no one thought would be possible, especially Drew who had never had a platonic friendship with a girl before. Alex being without a family needed someone to lean on when times where rough and Drew became the rock that steadied her in the storm and his family became her family.

As Drew and Alex graduate college and start their lives as full fledged adults, it would appear that nothing has changed; except that Drew wants more from Alex than friendship and Alex is afraid to admit to the feelings that she has buried deep inside for Drew because risking their friendship for a romance that may not last would be risking everything for her.

After a drunken kiss, that Alex can't seem to remember and Drew won't bring up in conversation, seems to change everything for them, these two best friends struggle to find their footing in what could only be a new level to their friendship.

Will Drew and Alex finally admit to themselves and each other what everyone around them has known for years? Or is the risk too big to yearn for the reward? You will need to read to find out.

Samatha “Sam” Harris lives near Baltimore, Maryland with her husband David and daughter Ava. Born in Florida, she migrated north which most people agree was a little backwards. She has been an artist all of her life, a Tattoo Artist for more than ten years, and a storyteller since she was a kid.
Sam has a slightly unhealthy love for Frank Sinatra, classic movies, and Jazz and Blues music, but her first love will always be reading. From Romance, to Thrillers, to Historical Fiction and everything in between, she loves to become a part of the story. As a writer she tells the stories that she would want to read.

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