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(September 1st, 2012)
"Everyone has a story... Tesla Martin is drifting pleasantly through life, slinging lattes at Morningstar Mocha, enjoying the ebb and flow of caffeine-starved customers, devoted to her cadre of regulars. But none of the bottomless-cup crowd compares with Meredith, a charismatic force of nature who can coax intimate tales from even the shyest of Morningstar's clientele. Caught in Meredith's sensual, irresistible orbit, inexpressibly flattered by the siren's intoxicating attention, Tesla shares long-buried chapters of her life, holding nothing back. Nothing Meredith proposes seems impossible-not even sleeping with her husband, Charlie, while she looks on. After all, it's all in fun, isn't it? In a heartbeat, vulnerable Tesla is swept into a willing and spectacular love triangle. Together, gentle, grounded Charlie and sparkling, maddening Meredith are everything Tesla has ever needed, wanted or even dreamed of, even if no one else on earth understands. They're three against the world... But soon one of the vertices begins pulling away until only two points remain-and the space between them gapes with confusion, with grief and with possibility."
What I thought about it...
All of you guys who read Megan Hart's books can already guess what's waiting for you in her new novel, The Space Between Us. This woman gave the whole new meaning to erotic romance genre. Unlike lot of books in this category, main focus is on the story behind the sex - don't get me wrong, this woman knows how to write hot scenes that will leave you panting. Her books could be good example for difference between pornography and erotica in literature - first is purely graphical with the sole purpose to quickly satisfy one of the our primal urges, and second is more subtle and writers have more serious approach to the subject (although, it can be quite graphic as well).
The Space Between Us is story about menage and bisexuality. Okay, hold your panties! It's not that kind of story. Menage in this novel isn't author's secret fantasy put on the paper as the attempt to live it at least on that way. No, Megan Hart tries to go deeper and figure out what is beyond somenone's sexual fantasies or choices. You have two storylines in the novel - one is Tesla's present and the other is her past. Those two things aren't separate - everything that she went through defines who she is now, from her past relationships, childhood to the way her parents lived. Other two characters, Meredith and Charlie, are well written. I had the feeling that two of them were actually different aspects of Tesla's personality - she has this inner struggle going on through the whole book. You'll have to read it to see how it ends.
Other thing that I really liked was that three-way relationship wasn't pictured with big pink glasses or alpha males with no problem to share one woman. I've read Sharing Hailey by Samantha Ann King few weeks after The Space Between Us and that is big-pink-glasses menage. I love that book, it's even on my favorite shelf - every girl needs a fantasy like that from time to time, but here you have real life story without all super strong men part.
Megan Hart tries to stay realistic even when she writes about taboo themes and that is why I like her. Her books would be great choice for all of those who like their reading with extra spice, but still down to earth.
Until next time,
***NOTE! Copy of the book is kindly provided by the publisher, Harlequin, via NetGalley. I am not paid for writing review - I do this for free as lover of written word. All opinions in this review are personal.