Between

Rated 4.06/5 based on 35 reviews
A time-travel love story between a girl who dies in a car accident and the 18th century Scottish Highlander who comes to take her to heaven. More

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Language: English
ISBN: 9781458132864
About Cyndi Tefft

Cyndi Tefft lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest where the weather is overcast and rainy, much like the Highlands of Scotland. So she was right at home when she got the chance to visit Eilean Donan Castle in May 2010.

A self-proclaimed Scot freak, she loved every bit about the trip to Scotland: the people, the kilts, the accents, the fish & chips, the haggis...well okay, not the haggis.

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Reviews

Review by: Chrystal M on Aug. 06, 2012 :
First I just want to say this book is for more mature teens (late teens, early twenties or older) - there is more than just romance that happens in the books, so it may be for more mature audiences.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book - I was drawn in right away with the whole idea of being stuck in the between with a Transporter (someone who helps you on your way between Earth and Heaven). Some people do not enjoy those love at first sight or lust at first sight type stories, but I do. I believe in soul mates and the possibility of finding that one true love, so this book really made me breathless when Lindsey falls so passionately in love with Aiden, her Transporter. (PS I am a sucker for the name Aiden). It was like they were drawn together by magnets. They just had this natural flow about them from the moment they met - it was just like watching any couple falling in love, but maybe on fast forward a bit. Who could blame her though - one look at the smoking hot Highlander and I think any girls heart would melt. Something about a man in a kilt with an accent. Hmmm.

Lindsey is supposedly the one who can help Aiden redeem himself to God for his sins. They have no idea how this will work and are worried everyday that she will be taken to Heaven too soon, so they spend every waking moment together learning about each other and time travelling to memories to share with each other - including Versailles, Paris, Scotland and Seattle. My heart broke with the couple when they are torn apart, but forces unknown. I literally could feel the pain they each must have been feeling to have found true love and then have it ripped away so quickly.

Following Lindsey through her grief was tormenting, because it felt so real. It is written exactly how I imagine it would feel. Such a deep pang in your heart and despair that feels never ending. There is a line that Father O'Malley says to Lindsey when she seeks him out for guidance that struck me.

"When I perform a marriage ceremony," he said. "I use the phrase 'Til death do you part,' but in your case, life is what has parted you and Aiden." --- "You need to grieve, my child. You have lost the man that you love, whether through life or death."

I think the separation is probably much harder then if they actually had lost one another to true death. This story is absolutely the sweetest story and I shed quite a few tears along the way hoping and wishing they would somehow find one another again. I can't wait until the sequel comes out to see what the future holds for Lindsey and Aiden.
(http://www.snowdropdreams.ca/2011/05/review-between-by-cyndi-tefft.html)
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Jackie O on July 22, 2012 :
Didn't know what to expect when I started this book. The first half of the book felt long and drawn out for me. There was too many going back and forth between the past and what was happening to Lindsey. Lindsey was sad that she died and cried a bit. She thought about her parents for a second. After she met Aiden she forgot everything. All that mattered to her them was that she was attracted to Aiden, wanted to stay with him and wanted to lose her virginity to him.

Aiden is a transporter who transport people to the gates of heaven. He's not allowed into heaven till he finds the woman who will get him in, his one true love. Lindsey is that person. She doesn't care that she's dead after spending a few minutes with Aiden. She doesn't want to move on and go to heaven. She wants to be stuck in the in between with Aiden. He's all that matters to her.

I liked the second half of the book much better. Linsey seem more real with what she was going through. I like how Lindsey holds on to her faith even though she's angry at God. Like the message of faith and never losing it even when you've lost someone you love. I could relate with what Lindsey was going through, her pain after losing Aiden, her consuming grief. I've been there after losing loved ones and it's not easy. That was beautifully written because it was real. It's what people go through when losing someone you really love.

The second part made me understand why Lindsey preferred to stay with Aiden. Her parents are divorced and stick her in the middle of their problems.

Overall I enjoyed the book. I like how it didn't shy away from religion and how Lindsey and Aiden turned to God when they lost each other. I would recommend this book. It flows nicely and is well written.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Linda on June 13, 2012 :
Previously published on my blog: http://fictionfervor.wordpress.com/2011/06/02/review-between-by-cyndi-tefft/

Truth be told, this was the first review request I’d ever had. And it would make sense that it would come from a self-published author, considering that self-published novels tend to get a smaller audience. I’m never sure what to expect of self-published novels; at least with published novels, I know that at least a pretty important group of people actually liked that book. But with self-published novels, all I know is that the author liked it. I generally don’t know the opinions of any other people.

Between was different from what I normally expect of paranormal romances. There was an unfinished feel to it that lacked the cleanliness left behind by brutal editors. In fact, this book almost gave me the feeling that I was reading fanfiction.

A huge part of books is plot. Plot is almost everything. It’s what happens in the book. And I felt as though Between was a little lacking in that area. I felt like the beginning was too fast-paced for me: as soon as I opened the book, suddenly Lindsey, the protagonist, gets into a car accident that kills her. Then, after she meets Aiden, her love interest, they immediately have this connection. And all that time, I was just thinking that they needed to stomp on the brakes and actually develop a love for each other.

I do think, though, that the plot became more interesting to me as the story winded on. I was getting bored with all this romance talk in the beginning, but then there was a turning point that stopped me from giving this book one star. I got to see Lindsey’s relationship with her parents and her friends more. I got to see how Lindsey copes with loss and hurt and anger. I got to see something more realistic. And I love that.

I felt completely overwhelmed by the description in this book. If you ask me, novels are all about action, not description. Description is good, yes, when not used too much. But this book was just chock-full of it.

The setting of this book takes place in both modern and medieval times. And considering the amount of description Cyndi Tefft added into her novel, I feel as if she did an amazing job with setting. Modern United States and then Ireland and France in the 1700s felt completely natural to me. I could easily believe living in those times. (On a side note though, something passed through my mind while I was reading a sort-of flashback for Lindsey. Were iPods really out – and popular – when Lindsey was fourteen? After all, she’s a college student now.)

And lastly, the characters. When I was only about halfway through the book, I thought that Lindsey was a flat, one-sided character. She was only concerned about Aiden, Aiden, Aiden; and I felt like gagging at times. But then the turning point changed my mind; Lindsey became something more realistic. She became more of a person and not just a book character to me. She became stronger. Braver.

Aiden was a more interesting character, I believe. (Which is not a good sign. When the female protagonist is less interesting to me than the love interest, my mind screams of Twilight, which is pretty much my lowest standards.) Aiden seemed to be well-rounded; he was caring and loving for his family and regretful for his past. I loved him ten times more than I liked Lindsey, though he still ranks pretty low on my hottest love interest list. Though I do admit that I wouldn’t be able to resist that accent.

All in all, Between was a very interesting read for me. Though I wasn’t completely satisfied with how fast-paced and sometimes clichéd it was in the beginning, gradually I warmed up to the book and enjoyed it thoroughly.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Linda on June 13, 2012 :
Previously published on my blog: http://fictionfervor.wordpress.com/2011/06/02/review-between-by-cyndi-tefft/

Truth be told, this was the first review request I’d ever had. And it would make sense that it would come from a self-published author, considering that self-published novels tend to get a smaller audience. I’m never sure what to expect of self-published novels; at least with published novels, I know that at least a pretty important group of people actually liked that book. But with self-published novels, all I know is that the author liked it. I generally don’t know the opinions of any other people.

Between was different from what I normally expect of paranormal romances. There was an unfinished feel to it that lacked the cleanliness left behind by brutal editors. In fact, this book almost gave me the feeling that I was reading fanfiction.

A huge part of books is plot. Plot is almost everything. It’s what happens in the book. And I felt as though Between was a little lacking in that area. I felt like the beginning was too fast-paced for me: as soon as I opened the book, suddenly Lindsey, the protagonist, gets into a car accident that kills her. Then, after she meets Aiden, her love interest, they immediately have this connection. And all that time, I was just thinking that they needed to stomp on the brakes and actually develop a love for each other.

I do think, though, that the plot became more interesting to me as the story winded on. I was getting bored with all this romance talk in the beginning, but then there was a turning point that stopped me from giving this book one star. I got to see Lindsey’s relationship with her parents and her friends more. I got to see how Lindsey copes with loss and hurt and anger. I got to see something more realistic. And I love that.

I felt completely overwhelmed by the description in this book. If you ask me, novels are all about action, not description. Description is good, yes, when not used too much. But this book was just chock-full of it.

The setting of this book takes place in both modern and medieval times. And considering the amount of description Cyndi Tefft added into her novel, I feel as if she did an amazing job with setting. Modern United States and then Ireland and France in the 1700s felt completely natural to me. I could easily believe living in those times. (On a side note though, something passed through my mind while I was reading a sort-of flashback for Lindsey. Were iPods really out – and popular – when Lindsey was fourteen? After all, she’s a college student now.)

And lastly, the characters. When I was only about halfway through the book, I thought that Lindsey was a flat, one-sided character. She was only concerned about Aiden, Aiden, Aiden; and I felt like gagging at times. But then the turning point changed my mind; Lindsey became something more realistic. She became more of a person and not just a book character to me. She became stronger. Braver.

Aiden was a more interesting character, I believe. (Which is not a good sign. When the female protagonist is less interesting to me than the love interest, my mind screams of Twilight, which is pretty much my lowest standards.) Aiden seemed to be well-rounded; he was caring and loving for his family and regretful for his past. I loved him ten times more than I liked Lindsey, though he still ranks pretty low on my hottest love interest list. Though I do admit that I wouldn’t be able to resist that accent.

All in all, Between was a very interesting read for me. Though I wasn’t completely satisfied with how fast-paced and sometimes clichéd it was in the beginning, gradually I warmed up to the book and enjoyed it thoroughly.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Jessica Torres on Feb. 20, 2012 :
Oh what do I say about Between? Let's see. Hot Scottish guy named Aiden, who also happens to be the Grim Reaper. Check. Sweet, quirky and completely lovable protagonist. Check. Story that will have you devouring the pages and getting teary eyed. Triple check! There's everything to love about Between, and I only hope that my review does it even a minute amount of justice. I'll give it a shot!

First off, the characters were by far my favorite part. Lindsey was, I think, the perfect protagonist for this story. She is tough, despite her emotional side, and full of snark and sweetness mixed together. I enjoyed her voice as the narrator, and it made this book a pleasure to read. Then, of course, there is hunky and lovely Aiden. A grim reaper of sorts, Aiden transports souls between limbo and heaven. Unfortunately for him, he's so adorable and sweet that Lindsey falls for him. The chemistry between these two crackles off the page. A little sweet, a whole lot of sexy, these two are hard not to fall in love with.

My one gripe, and this is a minor one, is that Lindsey fell for Aiden so quickly! I ended up chalking it up to the fact that she was indeed dead. Perhaps it was her way of latching on to someone special, especially someone who would take such good care of her. Aiden definitely shows that he is worth falling in love with. From the way he treats her, to the way his inner thoughts are always of her, he's one amazing guy. I guess the rational part of me was slightly at war with the romantic side of me. After all, without romance what is there in the world?

Story wise, Between is expertly crafted. Cyndi Tefft draws you in with Lindsey's likability and then keeps you there with the romance between her and her sizzling protector. Just when you think you understand exactly what is going on between these two, something happens and you'll be right back to devouring each page. Oh, and the ending, oh the ending. If you are a sap, like I am, I recommend you grab yourself some tissues and perhaps even some chocolate. This is a perfectly beautiful and cathartic read. Lindsey learns so much about herself, it makes you think about your life too.

I'm not generally a romance gal. Give me fantasy, with wars and dragons, and we'll talk! However I have to admit that when Cyndi Tefft asked me to review Between what most drew me in was the idea of a grim reaper. I hadn't seen that done before, where could it lead? Add in the fact that he is a hot grim reaper, complete with Scottish accent, and you have me hooked. I cannot explain enough how much I adored this book! If there is more romance out there like this, please point me in that direction and don't come looking for me.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Jessica Torres on Feb. 20, 2012 :
Oh what do I say about Between? Let's see. Hot Scottish guy named Aiden, who also happens to be the Grim Reaper. Check. Sweet, quirky and completely lovable protagonist. Check. Story that will have you devouring the pages and getting teary eyed. Triple check! There's everything to love about Between, and I only hope that my review does it even a minute amount of justice. I'll give it a shot!

First off, the characters were by far my favorite part. Lindsey was, I think, the perfect protagonist for this story. She is tough, despite her emotional side, and full of snark and sweetness mixed together. I enjoyed her voice as the narrator, and it made this book a pleasure to read. Then, of course, there is hunky and lovely Aiden. A grim reaper of sorts, Aiden transports souls between limbo and heaven. Unfortunately for him, he's so adorable and sweet that Lindsey falls for him. The chemistry between these two crackles off the page. A little sweet, a whole lot of sexy, these two are hard not to fall in love with.

My one gripe, and this is a minor one, is that Lindsey fell for Aiden so quickly! I ended up chalking it up to the fact that she was indeed dead. Perhaps it was her way of latching on to someone special, especially someone who would take such good care of her. Aiden definitely shows that he is worth falling in love with. From the way he treats her, to the way his inner thoughts are always of her, he's one amazing guy. I guess the rational part of me was slightly at war with the romantic side of me. After all, without romance what is there in the world?

Story wise, Between is expertly crafted. Cyndi Tefft draws you in with Lindsey's likability and then keeps you there with the romance between her and her sizzling protector. Just when you think you understand exactly what is going on between these two, something happens and you'll be right back to devouring each page. Oh, and the ending, oh the ending. If you are a sap, like I am, I recommend you grab yourself some tissues and perhaps even some chocolate. This is a perfectly beautiful and cathartic read. Lindsey learns so much about herself, it makes you think about your life too.

I'm not generally a romance gal. Give me fantasy, with wars and dragons, and we'll talk! However I have to admit that when Cyndi Tefft asked me to review Between what most drew me in was the idea of a grim reaper. I hadn't seen that done before, where could it lead? Add in the fact that he is a hot grim reaper, complete with Scottish accent, and you have me hooked. I cannot explain enough how much I adored this book! If there is more romance out there like this, please point me in that direction and don't come looking for me.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Alana Rock on Feb. 19, 2012 :
4 of 5 stars
Read in February, 2012

Overview:
Lindsey is torn between two worlds: in one, she is a college student with a boyfriend that loves her and divorced parents. And by accident she is catapulted into the other, a fantastical world of imaginations and a hot Scottish hunk of highlander that speaks French to boot. Aiden ferries souls from their death to heaven. As she spends time with Aiden, her love begins to grow and blossom. Can love transcend the boundaries between life and death? And what if it was until 'life' do you part?

What I Thought
This is a charming story that quickly sucks you in. I found myself eagerly reading this book, fighting sleep to get just a little more in. The main characters (and even secondary characters like her parents) are well established in the book, and very likeable. Well... her mom may have been a harder sell on the likeable, but in the end she was. I just got so caught up in the story, trips to France during the "Sun King's" reign, remembered trips to Seattle lead to interesting reactions to cars and phones and such on Aiden's part. It ended up being a sweet, heartfelt romantic story that whisks you away with it's pages.

The down side, I can find one in just about any book. In Between, it's a very vanilla romance- don't read this expecting a 'bodice ripper', although there most definitely are sexual overtones. Think of the device used in movies where you see the couple kissing and making out, then the camera slides off to a view of the curtains blowing in the wind; Between is that kind of book. There is some 'hot and heavy' time, but there is NO ... smut for lack of a better word. I still really enjoyed it, and would recommend it to others; but I admit, I wanted smut. Really I did... it had all the ingredients for a good 'roll in hey' but we would only get to see them kiss, then head off for the hey.

So if you are looking for a vanilla romance story that is life affirming, and paints a loving, kind view of God and the afterlife (for those that would go to heaven, anyway) then I highly recommend trying out this book. If you are looking solely for sex, you may need to find your highlander six elsewhere.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: sephirial on Feb. 10, 2012 :
Ok, so I have mixed feelings about this book. On the one hand, the premise was what sucked me in originally. A hot grim reaper you could fall in love with? Sign me up! On the other hand, I felt that the book didn't live up to it's true potential.

Starting off with the plot, I felt pacing could use a bit of work. It was never unbearably boring but there were parts that I felt dragged on a bit, especially towards the end. I also felt that there was no real tension in the form of challenges for the characters. The romance had virtually no development which I really hate in books. The leads went from strangers to using the "L word" before even reaching the middle of the book so I couldn't really believe in their love. Suspension of disbelief only goes so far.

Also, I felt there could have been a bit more explanation regarding why God did what he does rather than simply 'god works in mysterious ways'.

This is not to say the book was terrible. On the contrary, I thought that the narrative was fairly well written and descriptive. The characters could have used a bit more development but the reader does get to see into their pasts and understand their history which helps with understanding the characters themselves. I'll admit I didn't fall in love with the characters like I do in some books but I didn't find them desperately annoying either which is good. Overall, I'd say it was a good debut effort and I look forward to seeing this author's writing improve. A 2.5 out of 5 stars.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Deb Novack on Jan. 24, 2012 :
I have not started many books with the death of a main character. But this was not Lindsey's end it was her beginning. She wakes up in a beautiful field with Aiden, the Highlander. It was great to see a story where love can begin after a life has ended. It was a wonderful learning experience for both characters. The book did have some Christian references, but it did not diminish my enjoyment of the book.

Between is a wonderful story of love, romance and redemption. I recommend this book for everyone who wants to be enchanted just for a little while.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Paige Bradish on Nov. 10, 2011 :
** spoiler alert ** Wow I never thought one book could make me appreciate my life and my boyfriend so much. I just finished reading Between By Cyndi Tefft and I cried so much. I cried because of sadness but I also cried because of happiness a couple of times too. When I won this book I didn’t know what it was about or if I would like it but since I’ll take anything I can get because I love reading I decided to give it a try and let me tell you I’m so so glad I did.

This book is about Lindsey the main character who gets in a car accident with her best friend/sort of boyfriend, she ends up dying and this guy Aiden comes to take her to heaven. So I guess you could call him an angel. Well they end up falling in love so instead of going to heaven Lindsey decides to stay in that little world with Aiden. I wont tell you everything because I want you to Ooo and Aww over the book if you decide to read it you should!! Please go read the book and find out what happens then come back here and talk to me about it. I want to mingle with somebody about the book right now!

Now on to the characters I was thinking about this while I was reading the last few pages of the book and I cannot pick one! I’ve been thinking about it forever now. My final decision is that I don’t have a favorite character. I loved Lindsey, and Aiden, Ravi, and Lindsey’s dad. Who by the way I felt so bad for when he was crying after the dinner he had with Lindsey and her mom. I wanted to go and be very rude to Lindsey’s mom! Throughout the whole book there was only one character who I absolutely hated. Can you guess who it is? Yep it’s Ms. Elizabeth, Lindsey’s mom. I couldn’t stand her how she got mad at her daughter when she saw her boyfriend. I mean if my mom had an affair with someone while she was married to my dad I probably would never forgive her nor would I ever talk to the man she had the affair with. Anyone agree? So after reading this book I rate it a 5 star! I loved it and I recommend it to anyone who really needs a good cry.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Linda Rae Blair on Nov. 09, 2011 :
What exquisite torture! Have the tissues ready--lots of tissues. This is a beautifully written, well thought out novel that takes you on an emotional roller coaster. You have no choice but to hang on until the ride is over. You absolutely will not put this one down!

I love stories of Scotland and France--have written one myself--so how could I have passed this one up? I couldn't! And I am so glad that I didn't. Well crafted, a tale of life and death set against historic Scotland and Paris and more modern Northwestern United States. The writer has you breathing in the mists surrounding an historic castle, walking the streets of a far from welcoming Paris and sharing of lives.

Don't miss this one!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: F J Harrigan on Sep. 01, 2011 :
I must confess that I don’t like mushy love stories or stories about an almighty god – and this looked like a woman’s book too (judging by most of the reviews), but I review books that are set or partly set in Scotland and for 99 cents it was worth looking at.

Right from the first chapter, I was hooked.

Cyndi Tefft skilfully unfurls this tale of life and death, of time travel – and of course, of love. But just as it was about to get too mushy for me, this crafty author sprang another surprise and I was drawn in again.

As Aiden and Lindsey travel back through time revisiting real events in their lives, the love between them grows very strong. Along with this blossoming romance, there is plenty of action and twists in the tale to keep you turning the pages.

The sequel to this book is to be called Hell Transporter and it is only right and fitting that this story should continue, because there’s a lot of adjusting to do for one of the characters. It will be interesting to see if Cyndi Tefft can weave the same magic into this tricky follow up.

Is this going to be a trilogy? Only Cyndi Tefft knows the answer to that question, but the potential is there.

This talented young lady may become an internationally renowned bestselling author if her subsequent books are of the same quality and storytelling craftsmanship.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Sarah Snyder on July 07, 2011 :
I thought that Between was incredible creative. Aiden and Lindsey move back and forth through time and space, travel to each other’s memories of their former lives. This way, we get to witness both of these characters experience a completely different setting and time that what they’ve known. This was truly an inspired idea, because as readers we get a better understanding of the characters through their memories, yet it’s not an “information dump.” The plot continues to move as we travel through these different memories – the scenes play out like movies and Aiden and Lindsey take on almost ghostly roles. They can interact with each other during these memories, but they cannot interact with their younger selves or anyone else present.

Besides these sort of memory replays, Lindsey and Aiden can both “cast” different locations they’d been to when they were living. This means that the setting is constantly changing and let me tell you, Tefft does an amazing job with each location. Through the book we travel to the Scottish countryside, a ball at Versailles and a French Chateau (through Aiden) and A tranquil cabin on a lake, to the Seattle Space Needle, An Aquarium and the Opera with Lindsey. Each place is described in such vivid detail that you truly feel like you are right there with the characters.

The love connection between Aiden and Lindsey moved at lightning speed. I enjoyed their relationship, but I cannot help but feel like it was incredibly rushed. Lindsey also dealt with her own death better than one would expect. She did break down a few times, but not nearly as often as I would think. If your life was ripped out from underneath you at a tenderly young age, wouldn’t you be incredibly grief stricken? I think I would be a hot mess. She, however seems to be mostly concerned with Aiden. Although, I guess if I put it into perspective, I might be able to understand why they would have bonded so quickly. I mean, he’s been starved for true human interaction for 300 years and she just died. I guess it would be more prudent to focus on the hot Scotsmen than wallow about something you cannot change. I would probably get all clingy too.

Let's talk about the storyline for a minute, because again, it is so wonderfully creative. When Lindsey dies in a car crash, Aiden appears to act as her transporter. It is his job to transport her to heaven. As the two proceed to interact, they quickly fall in love, even though the fear of separation is always hanging over them. They both know that at some point Lindsey is going to have to move on and it puts a terribly romantic spin on everything. Honestly, it’s such an incredible concept – forget about vampires, werewolves, angels, demons, faeries, mermaids or any other supernatural creature you’ve seen – let’s talk about an incredibly attractive, Scottish, kilt-wearing version of a Grim Reaper. I think we can all agree that we are treading on new territory with Between.

I also want to say something about the religion in the book. I for one, usually don’t take to books that deal with religious overtones, because they can often come off as preachy. That really isn’t the case with Between. I never felt like Tefft was trying to sway my religious views or anything of the sort – I just saw a wonderfully creative and heartfelt story.

One last thing - how about that lovely cover? I would like to give mad props to whoever designed that one, because I instantly wanted to read Between when I saw it. I know; it’s terribly wrong to judge a book by its cover, but we all know we do it. I would never, not read a book based on a cover, but there is just something so wonderful about a cover that makes you go oh-la-la.

Between by Cyndi Tefft was an intriguing story that kept me constantly entertained. I see that there is going to be a sequel, Hell Transporter, but I do not know when it’s going to be released. I can tell you that I will be reading it. If you are a fan of paranormal romances or just romances in general than I could defiantly give Between a try.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Charity Bradford on July 01, 2011 :
This book sat in my pile for a long time, but when I started it I finished in a few hours! The story really grabs you and keeps you.

The first chapter or two I wanted a little more time for Lindsey to really freak out about her situation before going all gaga over Aiden, but I got over it quickly.

Tefft sets a great scene, the characters are well developed and loveable. Just when you start to think things are going too nicely, Tefft throws in a huge twist. It's awesome and frustrating and gripping.

This is a book I will definitely recommend.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Jaime Arnold on June 27, 2011 :
This was one of those books that sucks you in from the very first page! Lindsey is a very lovable character and her struggles seem so real deciding between love and loss. I fell in love with Aiden the minute he opened his mouth and I imagined him talking with a Scottish accent. I love accents especially Scottish ones. I also loved he spoke French fluently as I speak passable French so I didn't even need a translation.



The story unfolds nicely as Lindsey and Aiden fall for each other and go on adventures to Scotland, France, and a small cabin in Washington. I could see each place so vividly I felt like I was there. Then somewhere around the middle Cyndi throws a HUGE twist into the story I was ripping my hair out screaming NO at my kindle! I won't say what the twist is but be warned it's a doozy that'll make you want to read faster to see how the story ends. I loved the interaction Lindsey has with the other characters in the story as well but I can't say much there either as it would ruin a part of the story. So with that I am saying this book was frustratingly amazing and I can't wait for the next one. If you love a good YA read with a paranormal take I that's fresh and new go buy this book you won't be disappointed.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Adrenalin Books on June 25, 2011 :
Lyndsey Water finds herself at the gates of heaven, but that’s not what’s making her knees quiver, because her grim reaper comes in the shape of bonny Aidan MacRae, a Scotsman from the eighteenth century. It’s definitely lust at first sight, but this quickly transforms into something deeper as they are given the opportunity to share glimpses of each other’s lives.

The story has a well-paced balance of humour and pathos as we are taken on an emotional journey through the main characters’ memories of Scotland, France and America. At one point, I thought this was going to be the main thrust of the story, but Cyndi Tefft manages to pack a few more surprises into this engaging tale.

There are strong themes of faith and family weaving through the novel and these fit in perfectly with the story. There's also a smattering of steaminess, but I'd say it's still a suitable read for young adults. Lindsay is a charming, funny, sympathetic main character and I’m looking forward to reading more about her in the sequel when it’s released!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Katelyn Torrey on June 24, 2011 :
When I first started this book, I found myself enjoying it. That is what a book is meant for right? It was good, the characters were interesting but I wasn’t feeling that special spark. It moved at a rather quick speed at first and I found myself flipping pages trying to see what exactly I missed. However, a HUGE (and I mean HUGE, people!) twist right in the middle of the story, had me falling head over heels in love!

It starts off with the main character, Lindsey, dying in a car crash (see what I mean starting off fast? It got straight to the point!). Instead of being whisked off to heaven, Lindsey finds herself in a between world. It is there that she meets Aiden, the man in charge of getting her to heaven, leading her towards the light. However, things go astray when these two start having feelings for each other; real, falling for each other hard core feelings!

Usually I am quite irritated with the insta-love connections that a lot of paranormal books have. A love that can be found with just a simple glance from across the room has been so over-done. Between did have that insta-love thing going on but I found myself looking at it from a new perspective. Me being a person who has never experienced the L-word before wouldn’t know what it is like. Maybe some people really are destined for each other. When you see someone that you were meant to be with, maybe you just know, you get a special feeling telling you to hold on, this person could be important. It is these thoughts that popped into my brain while reading Between. Any book that can make you do that, change your thoughts on something completely, is pretty spectacular!

This is the first book that I have ever read that has dealt with primarily romance (there was paranormal-ness too and I will talk about that next) and let me tell you people, I am hooked! The romance between Aiden and Lindsey was marvelous. Aiden, a totally fabulous looking Scottish boy-by the way, I could hear his voice in my head with that accent. What girl doesn’t want a guy with a cute accent?- with a tender, kind heart falling for Lindsey, a kind, snarky, fun-spirited girl who had her whole life taken from her in the blink of an eye. The chemistry that Cyndi created between these two just flew off the pages. They really complimented each other on so many levels.

Obviously with there being a “between” world between Earth and heaven, you can tell that there are paranormal tid-bits in the story. I love the journey that I was taken on by the paranormal factors in Between. While in this between place, waiting for the special light to come, Lindsey and Aiden can spend their days at specific places and during specific memories. It is there you learn of the tragedy that strikes Aiden and his family. Or you can witness a past event that brought up memories, good and bad, for Lindsey. I love the great amount of detail and the over-all originality of this particular trait of the story. All the places that Aiden and Lindsey “visited” were so vivid. I could practically see and feel whatever they were seeing and feeling!

For fear of letting out tiny secrets that will hint to you the big twist in the middle of the story, I am going to stop this review a little short. All you need to know is that the romance in this story is beautiful! Vivid, original, and marvelous details will keep you entranced while reading Between!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Blatant Biblioholic on June 24, 2011 :
When I read the email from Cyndi asking me whether I would review this book, I was pretty certain it would be something I'd enjoy. I love YA and I love paranormal, and the plot sounded interesting, so I accepted without hesitation. I'm really glad I did!

To start with, I loved the character of Aiden. I'm not surprised that Lindsey fell in love with him, because I'm sure if I was in her place I would too! What's not to love? He's gentle, caring, gorgeous and Scottish (I adore the Scottish accent!). He was the perfect 'hero' figure and I really enjoyed reading his interactions with Lindsey.

The plot was interesting and original and I was propelled through the book as I really wanted to know what happened next. I have to be honest and say that at the beginning, I wasn't sure if I was going to like it as it felt a little... erm... cheesy I suppose. Like a YA version of a Mills and Boon novel - love at first sight and everything. But I persevered with it and found that feeling disappeared very quickly and the real story emerged. I was rooting for Aiden and Lindsey throughout the book and, whilst I won't say too much for fear of giving spoilers, I found myself getting annoyed when things weren't working out for them! It really played with my emotions and Lindsey's grief was very real and relatable. The story was engrossing and there was a 'twist' which I didn't see coming. I didn't find it to be predictable at all and I wasn't sure how it would end.

The writing flows well and I actually came to like the fact that the book moved so quickly at the beginning. This is one reason I like YA novels - they don't take forever to build up the story at the beginning, they send you straight into the action! The characterisation of both Aiden and Lindsey was good and watching their love develop was enthralling. Although there are references to God and religion within the book, it's not preachy at all.

So I think it's fair to say that I loved this book and would definitely recommend it. At the back of the book there is a teaser for the next book in the series. I'll definitely be picking it up!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Blatant Biblioholic on June 24, 2011 :
When I read the email from Cyndi asking me whether I would review this book, I was pretty certain it would be something I'd enjoy. I love YA and I love paranormal, and the plot sounded interesting, so I accepted without hesitation. I'm really glad I did!

To start with, I loved the character of Aiden. I'm not surprised that Lindsey fell in love with him, because I'm sure if I was in her place I would too! What's not to love? He's gentle, caring, gorgeous and Scottish (I adore the Scottish accent!). He was the perfect 'hero' figure and I really enjoyed reading his interactions with Lindsey.

The plot was interesting and original and I was propelled through the book as I really wanted to know what happened next. I have to be honest and say that at the beginning, I wasn't sure if I was going to like it as it felt a little... erm... cheesy I suppose. Like a YA version of a Mills and Boon novel - love at first sight and everything. But I persevered with it and found that feeling disappeared very quickly and the real story emerged. I was rooting for Aiden and Lindsey throughout the book and, whilst I won't say too much for fear of giving spoilers, I found myself getting annoyed when things weren't working out for them! It really played with my emotions and Lindsey's grief was very real and relatable. The story was engrossing and there was a 'twist' which I didn't see coming. I didn't find it to be predictable at all and I wasn't sure how it would end.

The writing flows well and I actually came to like the fact that the book moved so quickly at the beginning. This is one reason I like YA novels - they don't take forever to build up the story at the beginning, they send you straight into the action! The characterisation of both Aiden and Lindsey was good and watching their love develop was enthralling. Although there are references to God and religion within the book, it's not preachy at all.

So I think it's fair to say that I loved this book and would definitely recommend it. At the back of the book there is a teaser for the next book in the series. I'll definitely be picking it up!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Kati Lear on June 17, 2011 :
At first the book is quick and sucks you in then it gets to ... I don't know how to say it.. slow I guess. Not my style it was hard to read through I was so in love with the first 40 pages that I didn't think this would happen. Although there are a few confusing parts it does not lose its magic. Well except for that one bland part that thankfully only lasted a few pages. Because in the next instance you get sucked back in with the love and romance. If I could jump into any story it would be this one. Of course I wouldn't wish death upon myself or anyone else. But still. its great. I thought it was....oh cant ruin that part ok hmm. This is a beautifully crafted story. its heart wrenching, sadly, lovely, romantic, tear jerking, heart warming. It brings you closer to faith and its heart warming. This is an absolutley amazing tale that everyone should read.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Jennie Smith on June 14, 2011 :
I have to start off by saying that this is on the upper end of YA almost pushing it into the adult category. Not that this is a bad thing because I really enjoyed the book!!

Lindsey Waters is a character that we can all related to at some point in our lives. Trying to figure out who you are and what you want to do, all the while dating someone you aren’t quite sure you really want to be with but are scared to left that part go. When she does find her true love, it proves to be in the most unusual circumstances and there are limits to their love which they come to accept. I am a sucker for ill fated love and this novel definitely fits the mold for this genre.

The writing of the novel flows very smoothly and before you know it, you are 60 pages from where you were a few minutes ago. Connecting with Lindsey and Aiden was not hard to do because they were written so well. When they find themselves facing the challenges of what their love can truly endure, they both find strength in their prayers. I love the originality of this story and the Scottish lore woven into the story. Men in kilts? Yes, please! I was also very glad to find that there will be a sequel to this one and I can’t wait to read it!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: thetalescompendium on June 14, 2011 :
Between begins with Lindsey being involved in a car accident. When she wakes up, she finds herself in a meadow and accompanied by a gorgeous Scottish man who she feels an instant attraction to and who is to lead her to the pearly gates of heaven. I had two initial reactions in the first few chapters. One was, 'Oh no, please don't go all God preachy on me'. The second was 'Oh no, not another love at first sight, you are my one true love even though I have barely said ten words to you'. Haha not the best first impression but both were based on my own opinions of religion and love. The beginning is not bad, it's just not what I normally enjoy. This should have been enough to stop me reading, leave it in the unfinished pile and start something new. But I didn't. I kept reading, and oh my gosh, I am so glad I did because I quickly became completely absorbed in it and didn't do anything for the rest of the day.

Instead of going straight to heaven, Lindsey decides to stay with Aiden for a little while until she feels ready to move on. Being in this state of limbo, Aiden has the ability to cast the two of them anywhere they want, as long as he has been there in the past (before he died). Aiden takes Lindsey through a journey of his memories from his home at Eilean Donan Castle in the Scottish Highlands to his uncle's house in Versailles, they dance in a ballroom with Louis the 14th and wander the streets of Paris in the 1700's. Lindsey quickly discovers she also has this ability to cast and as their feelings for each other intensify, Lindsey shares her memories with Aiden. But as the gates of heaven call her, their time together is running out. Will their love be enough or will they lose each other forever?

And then just when I thought I knew how the story was likely to pan out...BAM! Tefft threw me a major curve-ball. In comes a contemporary twist that totally shocked me and took Between to a whole other level, something I was so not expecting!

Mixed with delicious smoking-hot scenes and total tear-jerking moments, family and personal relationships are examined, feelings voiced, insurmountable grief exposed and pain, loss, love and desire are all experienced. Between has it all.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Lindsay on June 13, 2011 :
Interest: Synopsis and I liked the cover.
Title Thoughts: It fits because she is "between" heaven and earth.
Cover Thoughts: I really like it. I love the covers and the font along with the swirls. I like how the T looks like a cross because there is talk about God and heaven.
WARNINGS: A few cuss words here and there. There is sex but it's off scene.

I liked the writing. I liked how the words were strung together to form sentences. The writing flowed smoothly, but for me, the problem wasn't the writing. That was fine. For me, the issue lay with Lindsey and Aiden's "relationship."

27 pages in and they were in love. I took a few breaks from the book between 27 and 50 or so because they were in love. I couldn't fathom how they were in love. Lust. Very much. Love? No way. The only words that come to mind to explain it is that there was no substance for the love. I couldn't feel any love between them. Affection and lust seemed more like it.

I'm not saying they couldn't be in love, but, for me, it all happened too fast and seemingly just because. Add that to the fact that I couldn't feel the love between them...well, it put a damper on the whole book for me. Plus, while she was swooning over Aiden, I kept thinking, "If this was me, I would be grieving over the loss of my life. I would be wondering how my family was. I would be crying over not seeing them. I would be upset, not trying to sleep with the man in a kilt."

Tefft did add in a twist (that I should have seen coming) and to keep from giving anything away, I'll put it this way: I did feel what Lindsey was going through. I could feel that quite well, but I still couldn't feel the love until towards the end and I kept thinking, "I still don't understand how they got to this point."

There is, of course, a lot of references to God and prayers. That flowed freely and smoothly and went with the story very well.

Addict's Last Words: I have read a few of the reviews on Goodreads for this book and based on that and my feelings, Between is, for me, either a book that you love or you don't. For me, it's a "don't". I just can't get past the 'love' between them.

To Buy or To Borrow: Even though, this is in a series, this is a borrow for me. Will I read the next in the series? Maybe, if I can borrow it. Although, I may just want to let my mind wonder on what will happen next and leave it at that. Like I said, I have a feeling this is one of those books that you either love or you don't.

Disclosure: I participate in tours with The Teen Book Scene and a copy was provided to me by the author. No payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was not any obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed here are entirely mine and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist, or the readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Nina Bermudez on June 09, 2011 :
Between by Cyndi Tefft would have been just a typical love story if it weren't for the twists and turns that this novel take. Ms. Tefft has certainly done a great job creating a beautiful, touching, emotional, and engaging book that not just talks about love in the emotional and romantic sense, but also in the spiritual.

Between is the story of Lindsey, who gets into a car accident and finds herself with a mysterious handsome Scott, Aiden MacRae, whose job as a transporter is to take the dead souls to heaven. But instead of taking her to heaven straightaway, the two fall in love.

I did not like Lindsey at first. She appeared flat and more caricature-like, until she revealed her memories to Aiden and gave the readers the opportunity to get to know her deeper. When I finally understood her, it was with a happy acceptance and somehow, I saw bits of myself in her. I guess everyone would, as there is a little of Lindsey in all of us. She has this ability to make the best in every situation, an admirable trait in a person who has experienced probably the most traumatic event in his/her life.

Like Lindsey, I feared that I would not like the story much. It sounded too predictable and exhausted. However, as I got to read more I found myself really getting into the book and loving the characters and feeling as they felt. The twists and turns that this novel too were unrealistically realistic that for a moment, I sympathized so much with Lindsey and even found myself tearing up in the oddest times. The plot was very simple, but this simplicity was what made it more alive and vivid; on the other hand, the turn of events provided the complexity that this story needed and which sustained the reader's interest.

Fair bit of warning, though: This book contained a lot of Christian references, if only because of Lindsey's faith. Of course, you can't talk about death without dealing with the spiritual ideals and in my opinion, Ms. Tefft certainly did a great job in handling this part of the premise with finesse and understanding. She did not just insert these religious attributes for the sake of talking the readers into converting or anything like that, she mentioned Christianity in a way that a person talks about going to the doctor when you're sick - she's not telling you to accept and do the same, but just letting you know the options. If you're a stickler for spiritual neutrality, then you might want to steer clear from this book, although I'd still appeal to you to give this book a chance, it might just surprise you.

Overall, I loved Between by Cyndi Tefft. I loved the harmonious mix of the spiritual and emotional to create this special, well-written novel.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Leanne Bell on June 05, 2011 :
First of all I'd like to say a big thank you to Cyndi for asking me to review this for her, it's always an honour to be asked :-)
As usual I'll start my review with a brief, spoiler-free synopsis:
Lindsey waters is on a date when tragedy strikes and she is killed in a car accident, but for Lindsey, this is only the beginning. Soon after her death a very handsome Scot names Aiden appears who tells her he is there to transport her to heaven.
But as Lindsey and Aiden spend more time together and their attraction grows, Lindsey finds herself resisting the lure of heaven itself in order to be with him. Can love really be strong enough to transcend the boundaries of life and death?

If your reading the above and thinking it sounds to similar to other supernatural and paranormal love stories then you couldn't be more wrong. Between takes all of the elements that are needed for a good romance and has a twist of it's own.
The idea of a transporter is a fascinating thing to me, after all, how can we be expected to die and immediately know where to go? The answer? We can't. Therefore it'd be nice to have a guide, and that is what Aiden is.
This story does not start gently and I was taken aback a little (in a good way) by the beginning because I did not see it coming at all, which is weird, because I knew that Lindsey was dead from the start because of the synopsis.
In relation to that however, I will confess that the story goes a little slow just before the middle, but this soon picks up again and it wasn't much of an issue at all.
There's also a massive twist half way through that I honestly didn't see coming, and my jaw literally dropped because it was the last thing I was expecting!

I really really loved the all the trips to various times and places (although I won't say too much because I don't want to spoil anything) through the eyes of both Lindsey and Aiden. To me this made the whole afterlife seem much more adventurous and having the ability to look back at things is a fascinating concept, especially when considering the fact you may notice different things while looking at something you've already experienced (again I will say no more, I shall spoil nothing!)

Ultimately this is a romance with an historical twist and if your a Scottish fan (or if your an eighth Scottish like me) you will be drawn in by the Scottish history and landscape just like I was. If your not a Scottish fan, then it really doesn't matter because this is a truly enchanting story and not to be missed in any way, shape or form.
And as for Aiden himself, well I think I fell for him, every girl in the world young or old dreams of finding a man who is that devoted, loyal and romantic and Aiden is all that and more *swoons while typing*
I challenge any woman reading this, not to want Aiden, I really do!

In summary, I loved this novel. Cyndi has created a very imaginative and original world that has no bounds or limits, I have to admit, I would never have imagined an afterlife like this. Romantic, pacey and with several jaw-dropping twists, I think all readers will be left longing for the next in the series. Amazing book!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Cherie Reich on June 01, 2011 :
Cyndi Tefft’s Between delves into a sweet romance that knows no boundaries.

When Lindsey Waters is in a terrible accident, she dies and meets the love of her life in Scotsman and Heaven’s transporter Aiden MacRae. Between earth and heaven, the two wander in a world of memories and fall in love, but a stronger call rips her away from him. Devastated, she pines over him as she is stuck between her old life and a life with her one love.

Tefft starts the book out with a bang with the car accident and Lindsey’s meeting of the grim reaper. The pace drags from there, though, with too much ordinary life (i.e. waking up, going to bed, eating) interspersed with interesting memories of Aiden and Lindsey’s former lives. I found myself skimming through too many details to get to the action. Half-way through the novel, the pace gains speed when Lindsey and Aiden’s worlds change again. The interaction in the latter half with Lindsey, her family, and friends redeems the novel and builds the tension to a wonderful ending.

Although the beginning was okay, the last half of Between was worth the read. I would read the sequel.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Kristen Stone on May 31, 2011 :
When Lindsey Waters is involved in a car crash she wakes up to find herself in a different world in the company of Aiden MacRae. The strange place is the in-between world between earth and heaven. Lindsey falls in love with Aiden who is supposed to take her to heaven.
This is a charming story of unrequited love, with a glimpse of history and modern life. Trauma for Lindsey when she is given back her life and parted from Aiden. This is a great read for young adults, well written and easy to follow.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: CubicleBlindness on May 29, 2011 :
This book contains some pretty steamy scenes and should only be read by adults or mature teens. I found the first half of the book (mostly with the time traveling)very descriptive and the research that went into that was very noticeable. I found I enjoyed Aiden and his story, it was more interesting than Lindsey's. I found Lindsey to be very uninteresting and depressing. But overall this is a very interesting take on the Grim Reaper, And there were a couple parts that Aiden had me laughing. The romance was a little to erotic for me.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Chrystal M on May 29, 2011 :
First I just want to say this book is for more mature teens (late teens, early twenties or older) - there is more than just romance that happens in the books, so it may be for more mature audiences.


I thoroughly enjoyed this book - I was drawn in right away with the whole idea of being stuck in the between with a Transporter (someone who helps you on your way between Earth and Heaven). Some people do not enjoy those love at first sight or lust at first sight type stories, but I do. I believe in soul mates and the possibility of finding that one true love, so this book really made me breathless when Lindsey falls so passionately in love with Aiden, her Transporter. (PS I am a sucker for the name Aiden). It was like they were drawn together by magnets. They just had this natural flow about them from the moment they met - it was just like watching any couple falling in love, but maybe on fast forward a bit. Who could blame her though - one look at the smoking hot Highlander and I think any girls heart would melt. Something about a man in a kilt with an accent. Hmmm.


Lindsey is supposedly the one who can help Aiden redeem himself to God for his sins. They have no idea how this will work and are worried everyday that she will be taken to Heaven too soon, so they spend every waking moment together learning about each other and time travelling to memories to share with each other - including Versailles, Paris, Scotland and Seattle. My heart broke with the couple when they are torn apart, but forces unknown. I literally could feel the pain they each must have been feeling to have found true love and then have it ripped away so quickly.


Following Lindsey through her grief was tormenting, because it felt so real. It is written exactly how I imagine it would feel. Such a deep pang in your heart and despair that feels never ending. There is a line that Father O'Malley says to Lindsey when she seeks him out for guidance that struck me.

"When I perform a marriage ceremony," he said. "I use the phrase 'Til death do you part,' but in your case, life is what has parted you and Aiden." --- "You need to grieve, my child. You have lost the man that you love, whether through life or death."

I think the separation is probably much harder then if they actually had lost one another to true death. This story is absolutely the sweetest story and I shed quite a few tears along the way hoping and wishing they would somehow find one another again. I can't wait until the sequel comes out to see what the future holds for Lindsey and Aiden.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Steph Dell on May 28, 2011 :
All you romance lovers will gush at this book!


Lindsey has died from a car crash, and is on her way to Heaven. Her transporter, Aiden, is Scottish, and hot. They fall in love. They spend the most amazing time together, however knowing that Lindsey has to leave to Heaven soon. Lindsey and Aiden were made for each other, and this is the case where dying was a good thing!


This book is from the perspective of Lindsey, so we know how attracted to Aiden she is, leaving me attracted to him too. *sigh*. He is just everything perfect for a boyfriend, and with a Scottish accent?! My gosh.


For the first half of the book there is no real "direction" but that is only a tiny thought that may arise in your brain. It doesn't affect how much you enjoy this book :) After that, unfortunate things happen, and I got very emotional. If you're soft like me, you might cry lol. Tefft has beautiful writing and will make you feel.


I can't tell you if the ending is good or not, because there was a two way street that could've happened. I absolutely cannot wait until the next book comes out!


Also, I don't think I'm one to judge, but I don't really know if younger readers are fit to read this. It may have some "mature content" :P

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(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Kristina Marino on May 23, 2011 :
Between begins with Lindsey and her somewhat boyfriend, Ravi getting into a horrible car accident, leaving Lindsey seriously injured. When Aiden MacRae comes to her side, he explains that he there to help Lindsey get to heaven, and the two of them leave the scene of the accident.

Aiden died in the 1700’s and was refused entry into heaven. Instead he was told that he will be stuck between heaven and earth and he will transport souls to heaven until he meets the one that will redeem him and allow him entry into the pearly gates.

Before Lindsey makes the final trip to heaven, she and Aiden spend time together, reliving memories from both of their lives, him at The Palace of Versailles and her in the present day. I really enjoyed the parts where Lindsey was trying to explain to Aiden about technology. Aiden was adorable trying to learn how to use a camera.
One day, Lindsey begins to disappear right in front of Aiden’s eyes. The doctors at the hospital have been working on her, and she finally woke up. Lindsey doesn’t remember at first, but slowly her memories of Aiden come back to her. She loved Aiden, and would do anything to be able to see him again.

I absolutely loved the ending! I definitely was not expecting it and I wonder where Cyndi Teff is going to take this story.

My only issue with Between was I felt the relationship between Aiden and Lindsey was rushed. They just met, and a few days later they claim to be married and madly in love. Don’t get me wrong, I thought the two of them were so cute together, especially with a Scottish man that still speaks in 1700’s twang (adorable), but I just didn’t feel it was realistic enough, even for a supernatural kind of story.

Overall, a wonderful and original story and I am glad to be a part of the blog tour! I can’t wait to read the second book, Hell Transporter.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Christa Desir on May 12, 2011 :
What a unique story with lots of great elements: Scotland, a sexy hero, and a love story on a journey to Heaven. I really liked this.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: p Holland on May 11, 2011 :
Lindsey's a college girl who is enjoying life with her boyfriend, but when he drops the "L" word, she knows she's not ready to say "I love you" back. But she doesn't have much time to ponder their relationship's depth because half a minute after Ravi confesses his feelings, the two of them are caught in horrible car crash. Instead of waking up in the car wreckage, Lindsey finds herself regaining consciousness in beautiful meadow in springtime. She meets Aiden MacRae of Eilean Donan Castle, a dashing Scottish fellow who is not an angel, but a Transporter--he's basically her guide to get from earth to heaven. But the trip might not be so simple after Lindsey falls for Aiden and begins to hope she can stay in the in-between place forever.

Lindsey and Aiden have some cute moments. He actually goes all-out Scottish and wears a kilt, and is one of those extra-perfect heroes who knows just what to say to the heroine and appreciates all her virtues as well as overlooking her flaws. Lindsey has a tender heart and cares about things like how her parents will feel after losing her, and how Aiden feels about his job as a Transporter. Between's subgenre is kind of an afterlife-meets-time-travel setup because Aiden can manipulate their surroundings to reflect his past. There are lots of accurately drawn historical flashbacks in the form of Aiden's memories, which he replays for Lindsey. A realistic battle scene, a visit to the palace at Versailles and the streets of France (pre-Revolutionary War), and some scenes of his boyhood in Scotland are all interesting. Lindsey can re-experience her memories too, and the visits to her past help flesh out her character, since we didn't really get to know her before she met Aiden.

The real conflict of the story comes from the ever-present possibility of separation, and there may be more keeping the two sweethearts apart than just Lindsey's imminent move to heaven. Can a supernatural love endure even a permanent separation? The book is aimed at older teens, but it doesn't so much follow YA tropes as it does more grown-up-book plot movements, so I think it'll work better for adult readers who are fans of highland stories
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Maria McCrackin on April 28, 2011 :
Great book! Beautiful and sweet love story with a fun original plot line! Fun read.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Shannon Jay on April 21, 2011 :
I Actually LOVE This! Its A Great Book, Can't Wait For The Sequel!!!!!!!!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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