Friday, September 1, 2017

Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway ~ Kristen Ashley's The Time in Between (Magdalene, #3) @KristenAshley68 @InkSlingerPR

"She was the one then and nothing changed in the time in between."

✮✮✮A story of past decisions gone awry, secrets that change directions, and emotional second chances, this gripping love story is what happens when two paths again collide. The final standalone title in New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley’s Magdalene Series, THE TIME IN BETWEEN is a rich, heartfelt love story available now!✮✮✮
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After a painful loss, Cady Moreland is coming to Magdalene to start the next chapter of her life. A chapter that began eighteen years ago but had a heartbreaking ending. The time in between was full of family and friendship, but Cady could never get the man she fell in love with all those years ago out of her heart.
Coert Yeager has learned to live without the girl who entered his life right when she shouldn’t and exited delivering a crippling blow he never would have suspected. The time in between was full of failing to find what he was missing…and life-altering betrayal.
But when that girl shows up in Magdalene and buys the town’s beloved lighthouse, even if Coert wants to avoid her, he can’t. A fire in town sparks a different kind of flame that won’t be ignored.
As Cady and Coert question the actions of the two young adults they once were thrown into earth-shattering circumstances, can they learn from what came in between and find each other again?

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I sorely missed the small, quaint town of Magdalene and I could not wait to revisit despite knowing The Time in Between would mark the end of this beloved series. With great anticipation, I entered into Coert and Cady's world.

And it was exquisite.

Once again Kristen Ashley proved she is not only the Queen of all Alpha romances but the sovereign of second chance love stories. No one can break hearts and mend shattered souls like KA.

No one.

And while experiencing this couple's sublime yet bittersweet journey, KA reigned over my emotions; flooding me with sorrow during times of despair then slowly, magically, healing me through the beauty of their reunion.
With the story transitioning from the past to present day, we see Coert and Cady's instant and fiery connection, the unfortunate events which tore them apart, and the obstacles they faced after years of separation. Unavoidable deceptions and misunderstandings tainted their beginnings, but the love they shared was sincere and life-altering. It hurt seeing the devastating aftermath; how in the time in between both struggled with soul-crushing grief while mourning all that they had lost. It was agonizing at times, often bringing me to tears. However, as they found their strength to forgive, deciding to leave the gut-wrenching past behind and start anew, I was overcome with joy. It was a slow burning, deliciously sexy, and all consuming romance.
Cady Mooreland was a remarkable heroine. I adored both the misunderstood, naive and overly impulsive girl head over heels in love, as well as the soft spoken yet brave woman she became. A compassionate soul, Cady loved and cared deeply for those fortunate enough to be in her life. But, there was an aura of melancholy surrounding her character that tugged heavily at my heartstrings, and with good reason. Virtually everyone in Cady's life betrayed her.
My heart ached for young Cady as her family, friends, and lover delivered blow after devastating blow, leaving her a broken mess. Feeling defeated she made one rash decision, breaking a promise made, and lost the love of her life.
During the sorrowful years in between, Cady shouldered the blame for ruining their relationship. Still, she managed to find contentment and safety within a new and loving family, who encouraged her to finally seek forgiveness from her one true love ~ Coert Yeager.
To say that Coert's character was intense is an understatement. I loved him to pieces, even though I wanted to strangle him at times. A former undercover DP detective turned small-town sheriff, and single dad to the cutest little girl, this sexy quick-tempered law man kicked the broody-hot Alpha male persona to a whole new level. Extremely pissed-off when learning Cady moved to Magdalene, Coert did not hold any of his bitterness back. Seeing her again after all this time reopened old wounds of guilt and regret.

There were times when his callousness towards Cady had me weepy, yet part of me could not fault Coert for his reactions. Falling in love while on assignment complicated their relationship, but his heart was unfailingly sincere, regardless of his circumstances.  Through the years, his love for Cady never died; just buried beneath his insurmountable pain.

As tension between the two escalated, then finally exploding in one of the hottest scenes ever, Coert's character transformed. Gone was the angry, resentful man and in his place, a romantic hero who was determined to let go of the past and move forward with his woman.

Tender-hearted yet never losing his Alpha male edginess, Coert's devotion to Cady made my heart sigh.


Another fantastic, emotional read from The Queen!! Coert and Cady's journey to their happily ever-after and forgiveness was slow building, fraying my nerves to no end, but I enjoyed every moment. A compelling story of infinite love, the importance of family and friends, of hope, of healing and second chances ~ there's just so much goodness to savor with every turn of the page. Brilliantly written, filled with passion and unforgettable characters, The Time in Between has become a new favorite of mine and a MUST READ.

I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this publication.


And don’t miss the first titles in the Magdalene Series!


Eighteen years earlier…
I didn’t have it in me to say anything before my beer sloshed all over my fingers again. This time because, all of a sudden, Lonnie had an arm tight around my neck and he was yanking me forcefully into his body, back (mine) to front (his).
“See you met my girl,” he declared.
I wanted to scream.
I hated when Lonnie did this. It totally meant I never got asked out.
But this time?
I hated it.
“Or, my other girl,” Lonnie clarified as the guy named Tony gave us his attention.
One of his brows went up in a way that was a shade too fascinating.
Then he asked, “You a threesome?” And I suddenly found nothing fascinating and further could think of nothing but the flames that I felt hit my cheeks.
Tony looked at them, and the instant he did, miraculously I wasn’t thinking about the fact I had to be very obviously blushing and how completely embarrassing that was.
This was because his expression changed. In a there-and-gone I nevertheless caught, there was a hint of surprise and a definite softening of his features that was so beautiful, words had not been invented to describe its beauty.
“I wish, Cady’s a prude,” Lonnie shared jovially.
In a contradiction that I no longer found surprising, although Lonnie went ballistic if Maria even looked at another guy, Lonnie openly flirted…with me.
Only me.
It was a friends thing, teasing and sometimes sweet.
But even if I was used to it, I thought it was weird.
And I wasn’t a prude. It was just, if Lonnie was around, he made it impossible for me to find any action.
“Right,” Tony muttered, losing interest in us and turning his attention to the tap in order to pour himself his beer.
I pushed off Lonnie, this effort making more beer slosh on my hand (which was good, less of it I’d have to pretend to drink), and turned to him.
“Your real woman wants a Jell-O shot,” I informed him.
“The bitch’s got legs, she can get herself one.”
This was not my favorite side of Lonnie, how he could be around other dudes. He was sweet as pie when it was just Maria (she told me, but I believed her because he was that way to her, and me, a lot of the time when I was around).
It was just when he had to be a man, this being when he thought there was someone who might size him up (and this being another man).
Like being sweet to your girlfriend made your dick shrink.
“Probably get yourself some if you got her one,” I stated, mostly in an effort to make it known to someone who was within hearing distance that I was not a prude.
Lonnie grinned at me and it reminded me why Maria put up with him.
He wasn’t as handsome and cool as this new guy, but he was all kinds of cute with his messy brown hair and sparkling blue eyes.
“I’ll get myself some even if I don’t get her one,” he retorted.
He was probably right. I spent a lot of time with them, got toasted at their place, passed out on their couch so I wouldn’t have to drive home. I’d heard it.
“Whatever,” I said to him and his grin got bigger. I turned from him back toward Tony to see he’d filled his beer because he was lifting it to very fine looking lips and taking a sip as he gazed off in a different direction. “I’m Cady,” I announced boldly.
Just his eyes slid to me, and I felt another spasm because that was cool and hot.
He took his sip, swallowed it and lowered his beer. “Tony.”
I shot him a smile. “Nice to meet you.”
He looked to my mouth and another expression chased across his face before he blanked it.
And I liked that one too.



Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorize and she hadn't taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen's Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning. Nothing's changed. Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she's blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched). Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up. And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better. 



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