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The Light Between Us [Kindle Edition]

Beth Morey
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Second edition, June 19, 2014. For twenty-something Boston school teacher Ruth, she's gotten by just fine on playing it safe, thank you very much. But now her risk-free life and nice-girl demeanor are leaving her increasingly heartsick. So when she meets bad boy Derek, she's willing to overlook her “no romance” rule and give him a chance to prove her fears wrong. Because he, also, is plagued by a sense of ennui and pointlessness, wanting to change his fast-and-loose living but not knowing how. Neither can deny the inexplicable, illogical attraction drawing them together, and they are hard-pressed to resist it. But what will their unlikely relationship cost, and who will be caught in the crossfire?

The Light Between Us is a sassy and sensual romp from Beth Morey. Part love story, part comedy of errors, part and coming of age tale, The Light Between Us is a delicious read for fans of the romance and new adult genres alike.

"The Light Between Us, a raw and powerful love story about forgiveness and learning to trust our instincts. Sexy and Intense, I couldn't put this novel down and wished, at the last chapter, for more."

- H. Mattern, author of Saving Katie Baker

"The Light Between Us is the kind of book that reaches into you and settles in. The implication of this genre is to find a light summer beach-bound read. That is the not the case here. The characters are fulfilling, the plot more than a little unexpected, and just sensual enough to keep you blushing without dropping the book. Riveting."

- R. L. Haas,

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About the Author

Beth writes, paints, and dreams in Montana.  In addition to The Light Between Us, she is the author of the creative healing workbook Life After Eating Disorder, and is the owner of Epiphany Art Studio.  Her words and art have appeared in various publications, such as Somerset Studio, Still Standing Magazine, Wild Goslings, and Disney's Family Fun.  In addition to her quirky little family and their three naughty dogs, Beth is in love with luscious color, moon-gazing, and dancing wild. She writes soul into flesh at   

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  • File Size: 674 KB
  • Print Length: 177 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #267,159 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am probably older than most of the other reviewers here, but I read a lot of women's fiction and some romance. This is the author's debut novel and I was touched by it in many ways. I loved how she captured the language and internal dialog of a young woman finding her way.

I honestly enjoyed this book and I am using the Roger Ebert way of reviewing...does the book do what it sets out to do? This is romance, not literary fiction, but not erotica either. Beth Morey creates a sweet story, romantic elements, a nice read for a commute or an afternoon relaxing. Her writer's voice is emerging, but strong and I think (aside from some editing issues others have mentioned) it is a good read and if you like a fun book with romantic elements, this is it. I look forward to reading more from this writer and seeing how her voice develops.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Overall, good story July 7, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Disclaimer: I received an electronic copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The Light Between Us is a light-hearted romance novel about two twenty-somethings trying to find their place in worlds that no longer fit them. Upon meeting each other, Ruth and Derek encounter attraction to each other, a number of unlikely events, and lots of "figuring it out as we go along" moments. This is a perfect book to throw into your beach bag or curl up on the porch to read with a cold beverage of your choice (mine was iced tea). If you're looking for a cute love story, or an escape into a believable modern attraction (with the confusion and crossing of wires that new technology often can create), I would recommend The Light Between Us.

Let me continue by saying, I don't tend to read a lot of romance novels. Somehow, they aren't the ones that end up at the top of my To Be Read pile. That said, I blew through this book in a couple of days, finding that I could not stop reading. I wanted to know how things would end up for Ruth and Derek, as unlikely a match as they were. Also, I loved the fact that the female main character, Ruth, was a strong determined woman. Throughout the novel, she begins to gain her voice and stretch beyond who she has thought she could be.

Which, that was actually one of the issues I had with The Light Between Us. I would have liked to have more time with the characters, particularly Ruth and her friends. While I totally understand specific moments catapulting us into knowing ourselves differently, I would have liked to have read more about these changes for Ruth. Also, I liked Ruth's friends; they are cheerleaders for her to step out and take risks that are difficult for her, but they really were background props.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book June 23, 2014
By Julie
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
First off this was a great story and I did love it. I however would fire you editor, there were so many mistakes in it. Yes it was a little sappy but it's a love story kinda supposed to be. I would have given 5 stars but I felt like there should have been more. I actually was a little surprised that I was at the end when I got there. I hope there is more to read in the future, maybe a continued story about Ruth and Derek :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
4.5 Stars out of 5
This book is a touching love story that reminds us that love knows no time, it has no boundaries and it CAN happen when you least expect it.
For Ruth she played her life safe, she is an elementary school teacher because she was told by her father that her true passion writing was a waste of time and that she would not be any good at it. Ruth has a core group of four friends; but she typically will choose to hang at home with her cat and a good book verses going out.
Her friend Padme has had enough and told her ‘you always complain about being lonely, how else are you going to meet somebody if you’re always sitting at home in your pajamas cuddling up with your cat?’ Ruth gave in and went with Padme and her two other friends out to Czar’s.
Derek was a lawyer in Boston who was getting bored with his womanizing ways, but was unsure what to do about it. His heart was wounded in the past and he vowed to never let it happen again.
One evening, Derek decided instead of sitting at home alone he would go to one of his hangouts, Czar’s and sit in his booth to drink. Unsure of what his future would hold, he didn’t know what he was going to do but knew he had to change something in his life. That night at Czar’s he saw the typical crowd, but then across the room he saw her (Ruth), he wasn’t sure why but he was drawn to her.
This is a story of two unlikely souls finding each other and discovering feelings that they are not sure what to do with. Their initial meeting and sequential days have some very big and unfortunate misunderstandings that take place, causing for a very rocky start on this new journey that they seemed to be starting with each other.
I loved the characters in this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars = I freaking LOVED this book August 16, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
This was such a lovely read. I absolutely adore this book. It is a comedy of errors that leads to the ultimate whirlwind romance that should never be. And by no means am I implying that Ruth and Derek don't belong together, because they do - they're actually perfect for one another. It's more that they're pawns in a chess game between Fate (which keeps bringing them together) and the Universe (which seems to be determined to keep them apart).

Derek is a womanizer. He doesn't date, he sleeps around. He has his reasons and I actually understand them; I don't condone his behavior, but I won't condemn him for it either. While not a frigid prude, Ruth is the opposite of Derek as she does not sleep around with random strangers. They meet in a club after Ruth's friends drag her out for the evening and their encounter does not end well, nor does their second and while I believe their third interaction was okay, they continue the one step forward, two steps back dance throughout most of the book. Fortunately both Derek and Ruth have friends who keep encouraging them to give the other a second (and third) chance, until they finally get it right. While there is some sex in the book, Ruth and Derek don’t make it that far and oddly does not detract from the story at all for me – it’s actually perfect when all things are considered.

This is the first book I’ve read by Ms. Morey, but it will not be the last. The Light Between Us is such an enjoyable read that I look forward to reading it again; it has definitely made my re-read list.

I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Reviewed by Angela at Crystal's Many Reviewers!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Redemptive Love
Romantic, honest, alluring, open ended.

I hope to read more from Beth Morey, hope to hear more of this relationship which was started, but just barely shown. Read more
Published 3 months ago by dyllon
3.0 out of 5 stars Tara's 3 Star Review
Ruth is a first grade teacher, who’s real passion is writing. Ruth would rather be holed up at home in her pj’s with her laptop in front of her writing, rather then out on the... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Lustful Literature
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent beach reading
It is billed as a ‘romance’, which scared me, because my thoughts immediately went to Jilly Cooper or 50 Shades of overly-explicitness and badly-written dialogue, but I was... Read more
Published 4 months ago by TM
4.0 out of 5 stars A sweet romance that you don't want to miss out on

Trying to fit into a place, weather in the life or your own personal life, you no longer feel you fit... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Peggy Salkill (UNDERCOVER BOOK REVIEWS)
4.0 out of 5 stars thoughts on the light between us
This is a fast paced book. We have love at first sight and two people fighting it.
Derek was a player a ladies man and than he saw Ruth. Ruth made him change. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Hello-booklover
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is beautifully written. The conversations of the characters...
This book is beautifully written. The conversations of the characters are so real, you can easily imagine sitting with them and being part of the story.
Published 4 months ago by Gwin
3.0 out of 5 stars quick, light read written by a novice
I want to send my edits to your CE... if you have one. A light-hearted read with some good bones but not fully developed. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Freebie :)
I really wanted to enjoy this book and to some respect I did. The story line was predictable but in a good way. Read more
Published 5 months ago by magstar
4.0 out of 5 stars Light Read from a New Indie Voice
When Beth Morey invited me to read an advanced copy of The Light Between Us, I jumped at the chance. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Elora Ramirez
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