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Spotlight & Review : Everything Between Us by Mila Ferrera (NA)

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Everything Between Us by Mila Ferrera
Publication date: November 5th 2013
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Daniel’s got everything figured out. He makes a good living as an artist … mostly through offering “private shows” to the wives of local wealthy businessmen. He never stops playing the game and never lets anyone touch his heart. But when his current fling offers him a few hundred an hour for art lessons for her reclusive, college-dropout daughter, Daniel finds himself forgetting his own rules. The girl is rude. Insulting. Incredible.

And she sees straight through him.

Stella is hiding from the world, not because she wants to, but because crippling panic attacks await her every time she tries to live a normal life. She’s determined to push everyone–including her handsome new art teacher—away. But Daniel makes it utterly impossible. The guy is irritating. Mocking. Magnetic.

And makes her want things she knows she can never have.

What starts as a battle of wills turns into passion, where giving in means facing the things that scare them most.


Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18398604-everything-between-us?ac=1

Purchase:
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Mila-Ferrera/e/B00DUFBTPM/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1378333864&sr=8-1

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/mila-ferrera

Toot's Review

Mila Ferrera's Everything Between Us is about a man-whore artist named Daniel, whom believes that to really be successful with his art, he need to sell the whole package. He's young, sexy and all the rich cougars want him, so why not, right? Sell some of his art and sell some of his body and soul right along with it. One of his frequent patrons is an unhappily married lady by the name of Liza. She absolutely adores Daniel and all he has to offer in his "private art lessons" until her college daughter, Estella or Stella, screws up her "private lessons" by showing up on her doorstep as a college drop out. Stella is totally depressed and won't even leave the house now. What is a self-centered mom to do? Well give your own daughter "private lessons" of course. Daniel could perk anyone up! Reluctantly, Daniel agrees to the lessons with her daughter because he really needs the money. He has no expectations of this arrangement and decides to start off with actual art lessons for the girl until he sees her. She is a complete mess and a total broken shell of a woman. She also wants nothing to do with him, so Stella decides that she will make an enemy out of him and a war breaks out between the two until Daniel finds help from a friend whom points out that it could be more then just depression and diagnoses Stella with agoraphobia (fear of the outside). With this new insight, Daniel is determined to turn war into peace by helping her rather then fighting with her and in turn ends up helping himself as war turns from peace to love.

Well as you can imagine, this was an interesting take on the contemporary romance genre. We don't often get a hero that takes money for sex. Usually we get a man-whore who does it for free but Daniel freely admits that many people have sex to advance their careers, why can't he? But he doesn't bank of the repercussions of his sex-capades. Once he meets Stella and she knows exactly what type of "private lessons" he's giving to her mother, he realizes that he wants more for himself than just being everyone's boy-toy and he wants Stella's love and respect. As the story unfolds, the two find strength in each other and eventually a HEA.

This was kinda a mixed bag for me. There were no surprises or feats of genius that turned the genre on it's ear. It's a basic romance with some unique characters. The love triangle is a bit odd but hey, it is what it is. 

3.5 out of 5

Author Info

Mila Ferrera lives in New England, where she has a family and a job and does various normal, everyday things, all while plotting novels in her head. She has a passion for writing new adult/adult romance featuring psychological twists and tortured heroes. Her own psychology internship involved plenty of consultation, but alas, no sexy Swedish doctors, and her decision to make one up is what sparked her self-publishing adventures. She's the author of SPIRAL (available now), ONLY BETWEEN US (9/3/13), and EVERYTHING BETWEEN US (11/5/13).

Author Links:
Website: http://milaferrerabooks.blogspot.ca/
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7125399.Mila_Ferrera
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mila_ferrera

1 comment:

  1. This does sound like a very different contemporary story! I'm glad you liked it overall even if you didn't love it. Great review :)

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