“A beautiful, twisted journey into the complexities of relationships!”

Is her new husband really who she thinks he is?

When young doctor Lauren Matheson meets Joe, an older divorced businessman, at a glittering poolside in California, it’s a chance encounter that seems life-changing for them both. Back home in London, their feelings only strengthen. But Lauren soon discovers that building a happy future with Joe is going to be an uphill struggle…

She’s determined to be a good stepmother to his children, four-year-old Toby and complicated teen Grace. But under the watchful eye of Meredith, Joe’s intimidating ex-wife, Lauren can’t seem to do a thing right. Why won’t Joe ever take her side against Grace? And what really happened between him and Meredith?

As her husband retreats into a cold, secretive version of the dashing man she met in California, Lauren starts to wonder if she’s made a costly mistake. Was Joe ever the man she thought she married?


From the very first page, I knew I was going to enjoy this story. I expected it to be a different story than what I read, but after realizing it wasn’t going in the direction I thought it would, I enjoyed the read.

I especially enjoyed each character and their arc and kept turning the pages wanting to know where I was being led.

Between you and me by Carol Mason

I will admit that I expected more – more tension, more twists, more discovery. I expected something sinister to happen between the text messages between two of the characters, more than just a different identity being revealed, and I was being led down the path of a twist with the husband only to have there be nothing twisty about it.

For fans of thrillers or psych suspense, this isn’t that book. However, if you love a dark women’s fiction – you are going to love this!

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