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The Space Between Us by [Michaels, Anie]
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They always belonged to each other but even a fated love can be fractured.

Shy, artistic, and withdrawn 11-year-old Charlie McBride tries to get her footing as she copes with the loss of her mother, the move to a new town, and starting a new school. Asher Carmichael steps into her life, provides a steadfast friendship that offers her protection to grow into a beautiful, young woman. As years pass, their friendship evolves into a passionate first love neither one of them can deny. Together they explore a new relationship filled with all the butterflies and heartache expected as two young adults navigate sex, love, and trust.

One fateful night, a painful mistake leads to cataclysmic results, setting the lovers on separate paths. Charlie is too hurt to forgive and Asher has never been so lost without his Charlie. Years pass. Hearts remain broken. Neither one can forget their first love or overcome the space between them.

A stand alone novel. Contains sexually explicit language and other mature content. Readers should be 18 or older.

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"The Space Between Us is a stirring story of growing up, maturing, first love, loss, and second chances. Nothing would make me happier than to hear about a follow up to this story. Although I have no complaints about the story and its ending, I feel like there is so much more in store for Charlie and Asher and I would just love to read what's next for these two. This may have been my first Anie Michaels novel, but I know for a fact that it will not be the last." ~ Michelle, Nose Stuck in a Book

"The Space Between Us is a fantastic novel, told over time- with a well thought out plot and lovable characters- and interesting secondary characters as well." ~ Allison East, Three Chicks and Their Books

About the Author

Anie Michaels is the author of the Never series. She started writing her first novel in June 2013. When she is not working, reading, writing, or spending time with her family, you can find her spending time with her close friends. Anie lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2482 KB
  • Print Length: 439 pages
  • Publisher: AM Books (July 21 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00M0O74DU
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #87,162 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Let me start by saying I'm disappointed in my spending money and wasting my time on this ebook. I found the synopsis drew me in but the. Actual read didn't deliver. It's like when a movie trailer is more exciting than the movie. A let down. This was an amateurish attempt at a first book I commend the attempt however this does confirm editor/editing is very important to the process.

I only completed this book because I have a compulsive OCD about finishing what I started and this was a clear indication of my affliction. This book missed on so many levels I recommend for others to take a pass on this book. As your time is worth so much more than wasting it on this one. I'll never get my time back, I should charge the publisher/author for my time wasted on this book.
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What an emotional read. It's about first love and lasting love. There were times I wanted to stop reading this book. I was mad at Asher but he proved himself. I highly recommend this book.
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I really loved this book. I haven't read a book in a while that I haven't been able to put down - this is one of those books for me.
I love the characters; they have depth and they are 'real';. I don't want to give any spoilers - you just have to read it.
The story is long too - and in a good way. It really grows; and the descriptions of the places are, well I wish the place existed.
I laughed, and I definitely teared up and I felt the angst. LOVE LOVE LOVE. I will absolutely be reading all of what this author comes out with.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0xa5e10330) out of 5 stars 139 reviews
44 of 48 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5bb5ec4) out of 5 stars Spoilers in my review because this story was awful!!! Sept. 2 2014
By ecole - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Warning - this review contains spoilers, only because this book annoyed me so much I want to warn other readers!!!!
Charlie and Asher basically grow up as best friends, which morphed into love in high school. Asher is constantly proclaiming his devotion to her, how she's it for him, he doesn't want anyone else, they're going to build a life together blah blah blah. They get to college and Charlie finds out she's pregnant. How does Asher react? Doesn't want anything to do with her anymore. Not only that but he tells her to "get rid of it" and wants to know how the pregnancy even happened in the first place. Charlie and her BFF call and text Asher for weeks but he's too busy with his new party life at the frat house to respond. When Charlie starts to have a miscarriage and is spewing blood all over the place, she makes her BFF stop by the frat house before going to the emergency room because she's SURE Asher will relent and go with her for support. Instead, with blood dripping down her legs, she walks in on him in his room with a naked girl on top of him.
After her miscarriage Charlie moves back home with her Dad to try to rebuild her life. Asher tried to call her and her Dad told him to leave her alone to heal. Guess he only needed to be told once because he didn't try to contact her again but instead cozied up to Charlie's Dad after she left town. Supposedly it was because Asher wanted any connection he could have to Charlie, even though Charlie's Dad never once talked about her to Asher. Fast forward several years to Charlie living in New York with a boyfriend and Asher a lawyer in their hometown. For some reason, Charlie's Dad dies of cancer without her even knowing he had it, even though they were close. Asher of course is the one to be handling his affairs. They have contact and Charlie is (in my opinion) incredibly stupid for wanting to "just be friends" with him again. Of course NOW he wants to cry and commiserate over the loss of their babies. He also blames her for some of their problems because she "ran away" after the miscarriage. Ugh. This book was bad from about the 4th chapter but when it got to this point I just felt like punching Asher right you-know-where! Maybe if he lost his baby-making abilities he wouldn't have so many hard decisions to make.
I'm sure you can tell how the story ended. I wish I had read my review before I bought the book so I could have saved myself $3!
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5fe9750) out of 5 stars this book was wierd Aug. 4 2014
By Red - Published on Amazon.com
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I got this book due to the many 5 star ratings and the fact that the description captured me. I'm proud of myself for finishing it, because honestly- I didn't like it.
It wasn't so much the storyline or the writing that I disliked, I just had a problem with the characters and how one-dimensional they were.
Charlie, the heroine, is really vanilla. Even though most of the book is written from her POV, you never get the sense that you know who she is. You know she likes drawing and that she's quiet. That's about it. Without giving anything away, I'll just say that I felt that her reaction to the dramatic turn in events was... well... pathetic. I had a really hard time connecting to a character that took something that, while very painful but honestly not something others haven't endured before her and prevailed, her reaction to it was too extreme in my opinion, and she keeps wailing about it to the very end.
Usher, the hero, felt slightly more developed and I felt like I "knew" him and his motives better. But he was often overbearing and downright frighteningly obsessive. There's nothing wrong with an intense hero, but he was too much.
Not wanting to get too nitpicky, I'll just add 2 things that really bugged me:
1. No 11 year old talks or thinks the way she described. Honestly, I don't know a single 11 year old girl who is "boy crazy" or a single 11 year old that understands what that even means and calls her friend that. The same goes for the way the author had her characters act at 13, 14, 15...
2. The book was, at times, becoming exasperating to read. There are different subplots (two distinct ones, which coincidentally happen one right after the other) that you really don't understand why they're there. I would assume they were planned to promote character development, but the truth was no one came out the other end the least bit developed- not the h/H, and not even the characters that were the focus of said subplots. I didn't get the point.
To summarize: I had real high hopes for this book, I truly gravitate to stories about old friends growing to become more than that, then torn apart horribly only to return to each other, older and wiser. However in this book no one grew. The heroine just became really whiny and annoying.

ETA: I don't mind steamy sexual themes in books, but the ones in this book were extreme and were sometimes just uncomfortable to read. They weren't sexy or steamy, they were sometimes pure WTF moments. And I am no prude.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa6944d5c) out of 5 stars A DEFINITE MUST READ FOR 2014!!! July 20 2014
By Sabine - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is absolutely AMAZING..The story of Asher and Charlie takes us from their childhood friendship/love into their adulthood love for each other.There are many emotions throughout this book and you become engrossed In their happiness, love, joyfulness, pain, loss, tears and misunderstandings. Simply stated, it's a beautiful love story between two people who share a special bond and goes through the ups and downs of a relationship.This book a MUST read, you will not be disappointed.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5e05684) out of 5 stars terrific start, poor end Aug. 3 2014
By nara - Published on Amazon.com
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This book started off well, but then got lost somewhere in the middle, and just fizzled out at the end. The things that bothered me: the hero even at 15 talks and feels like a 35 year old. It's a bit difficult to believe all the stuff he does for the h and all the things he says. But at 19, he reacts like a toddler. The other thing was the big betrayal. I don't want to give it away but basically it was a very silly plot device, whose resolution was poorly conceived. Third, the decade long separation where the two know absolutely nothing about each other despite the H being in constant touch with the h's father. Nothing slips out in casual conversation over a 13 year period? Fourth - insta love again after 13 years when neither made the slightest effort to track down the other despite being hopelessly in love still with each other - not credible. So all in all this story could have been quite good but ended up not living up to its initial promise.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5e04b28) out of 5 stars Three and a half stars. Major spoilers. Aug. 1 2014
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Im not great at writing down how I feel but Im going to try my best. Ive only written a couple of reviews before this. I have to say that Im kind of disappointed in this book, especially after reading so many five star reviews. I enjoyed reading part one. It was sweet watching Asher and Charlie's relationship grow. The second part of the book was ok. Reeve has an awful experience but I felt as though it was thrown in for nothing. I dont understand how Charlie was so insecure when Asher showed her nothing but love and that she meant the world to him. I have to say that I was shocked at how he reacted when Charlie told him she was pregnant. No one is perfect but I expected Asher to come around quicky and try to talk to Charlie about the way he felt. I thought that they were closer than that and there love was strong!? Charlie leaving was expected when she thought he was with another woman so soon after she told him she was pregnant. Asher really never looked for her to try to explain how he overreacted and was scared. The characters were supposed to be so in love but you really didn't feel it. The third part, wasn't that great either. Charlies father was dying but never told Charlie? I can understand his idea that it would tear her apart but with their relationship, being so close and only having each other for so many years just doesnt make sense to me. Anna, where was she all this time? Again I feel like she was just thrown into the story never hearing anymore about her. The end where Asher takes off on her just doesn't make sense to me, he was supposed to be pissed that she made him sound dead to David but on his way to finally met her he acted as though she needed that time alone and ran straight into her arms. Im sorry I just didn't love it