Alexandra McCabe is disconnected from the world, grieving the loss of her parents... Content with studying and keeping to herself, Alex has no interest in the campus playboy, Drew Collins, trying to get close to her. But even dousing him with beer doesn't deter the easy-going charmer, and against her better judgment, the pair fall into a reluctant friendship. Drew is bored with college life, and Alex's romantic rejection intrigues him... Their friendship is good for both of them, but Drew is used to getting what he wants, and he's tired of shallow sorority girls. He's much more interested in the feisty redhead, but despite his growing feeling, Alex keeps him firmly in the friend zone. Old heartaches and new tragedies deepen a complicated relationship... Whatever life throws their way, Alex and Drew remain best friends with their own traditions. Drew is Alex's family, her rock, and Alex keeps Drew grounded, always challenging him to better himself. When years of buried feelings rush to the surface, they threaten to change everything... Drew promised his mother he'd tell Alex how he feels, when the time is right-but how will he know when that is? Alex is terrified to reveal those 'three little words' certain Drew doesn't feel the same, and she'll lose the only family she has. Should Alex and Drew open their hearts, and risk being crushed? Should they be satisfied with a deep, lifelong friendship? Or does the only chance for happiness lie... Somewhere In Between?
Elizabeth's Review3.5 Stars - Worth a Reader's time
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I have to admit that I am a fan of the friends to lovers trope and enjoyed the slightly different spin Ms. Harris put on things in Somewhere in Between. The focus on the story in on Alex and Drew. They meet in college when her roommate drags her to a party at his apartment and she turns his advances down. I liked the technique used for telling the story. We had a combination of past and present as well as his and hers. What made the delivery work here was the past (college) portion of the story was told from Drew's point of view while the present was from how Alex experienced things. As much as I liked both characters, I also got frustrated with the "mature" versions several times. It seemed obvious pretty early on that the "present" versions of Drew and Alex really wanted the same thing, but for whatever reason neither of them were willing to be the one to say something. I could understand Alex's fears to a certain point, but then it almost seemed like they were throwing a long term friendship away because they wouldn't just speak up. The incident that really got me - and felt a little bit like drama for the sake of drama - was once Alex did speak up and tell Drew how she felt, he kept his feelings to himself and almost went out of his way to hurt her. The why made sense later, but I think the story would have worked better if he'd been honest with Alex and everyone else. The supporting cast of Somewhere in Between is small, but they all play an important role in the story. This was my first book by Ms. Harris and I would definitely be interested in reading more.