Book Review: Between You and Me by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus

Title: Between You and Me
Author: Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
Pages: 288
Publisher: Atria Books
ISBN: 1439188181
Source: Netgalley

In Between You and Me, twenty-seven-year-old Logan Wade has built a life for herself in New York City, far from her unhappy childhood in Oklahoma. But when she gets the call that her famous cousin needs a new assistant, it’s an offer she can’t refuse. Logan hasn’t seen Kelsey since they were separated as kids; in the meantime, Kelsey Wade has become one of Fortune Magazine’s most powerful celebrities and carrion for the paparazzi. But the joy at their reunion is overshadowed by the toxic dynamic between Kelsey and her controlling parents. As Kelsey grasps desperately at a “real” life, Logan risks everything to try and give her cousin the one thing she has never known—happiness. As Kelsey unravels in the most horribly public way Logan finds that she will ultimately have to choose between saving her cousin and saving herself.


I just finished Between You and Me and I have to tell you guys I have mixed feelings regarding the book. There were parts that I liked, there were moments I was soo frustrated I didn’t want to finish it.

When your wrapped with wealth, power and popularity – what does one do to keep up with its pace and what are the things one is willing to sacrifice to maintain and keep it? Between You and Me gives us that look-see of what it has to take to be a celebrity and what it means to be always in the limelight. This novel is inspired by the life of Britney Spears (NOTE: I have never liked the singer but was intantly curious).

Okay so onto the story, here’s what I like:

  • It was written well. When it came to pacing, progression and story line I don’t have anything bad to say. I have never read a single novel from both authors and it was amazing at how fast I finished reading this book. From the moment you read the first few pages, beware! It is a very quick read and you are given information back and forth so be sure that you buckle your seat belts.
  • It is a story about THE pop star, who doesn’t want a glimpse of it? Everyone Most of us loves to gossip – that’s a fact. Granted that it is only “inspired” but reading the story gives you a different take on the whole Britney Spears’ hullabaloo.

Okay so what don’t I like about the book:

  • It was very tiring to keep up. It was very emotionally draining to read about Logan-Kelsey-their family-everything else. Logan was an awesome character, very strong and dedicated but at the end of the day one should have the idea on when to say no and when to stop with all the drama and craziness. I was loving and hating her at the same time. Lastly Kelsey’s parents. Read the book you’ll understand why.

It takes a lot to be successful but it’s a different idea if you are successful and in show business when everyone is keeeping an eye on what you do and judges you on the results of your actions. Between You and Me gives us a different view behind a persons situations – it doesn’t just pertain to popular and important person – but it concerns everyone of us.

Before you give judgement to a person and what happened to them, be sure that you know most of the facts or at least you have an idea on what’s happening leading to a particular scenario scenario. Better yet, keep your opinion to yourself.

I may be part of the minority who didn’t enjoy the story but give it a try, you might like it. As I said, I am part of a portion, there are reading who are loving it. In my opinion,  was just too tiring to read – as I have said above, it contained to much drama for my emotional compass to digest but asides that it is interesting. 🙂


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