Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Book Review: Between the Lines
Jane Charles' new book, Between the Lines, was just released. The book centers around Gabe and Ellen, and the Baxter School of the Arts. It's told from both Gabe and Ellen's first person perspectives, which is great because the reader is able to see both sides of the story as it develops.
Gabe is a teacher at the Baxter School of the Arts. Ellen is a reporter who feels that there is a story that needs to be told about Baxter. Both of them are dead set with keeping their secrets to themselves, but as their relationship grows, it becomes harder for them to not trust each other.
I really liked this book, even though it's not what I normally read. Ellen is trying to keep her past a secret, but as she falls for Gabe, she begins to trust him and share her secrets. Gabe continues to protect the school and it's secrets, but not because they are bad. It's his job to protect the students he cares about. As Ellen gets closer to the truth, she begins to understand the Baxter story. I really enjoyed the scene where she met with some of the students and heard their perspectives and stories. Without going into detail to ruin the story, the stories are what truly convinces Ellen that there is nothing shady going on at Baxter.
The ending wraps up the story nicely. I hope there are more books in this series as I'd enjoy reading about some of the other characters.
**I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**