The Space Between
- Expected Jul 25, 2023
Jace and Andrea. Andrea and Jace. From the moment of their fate-filled first meeting in Central Park they've known one true thing—they're meant to be.
Life doesn't have many certainties but for Andrea and Jace forever is one of them.
Andrea Leighton-Hughes—shockingly wealthy Upper East Sider, a chess-piece in her family's games since before she was born—knows what it's like to hide behind a mask. Her world is one of lies, manipulation, and reputation. Jace is the first and only person to see who she truly is.
Jace Morgan is no stranger to tragedy and every day is a struggle to get by. A musical prodigy from the Bronx, Jace and his brothers will do whatever it takes to climb to the top of the music charts. Andrea is the first and only person who has helped him play from the heart.
No one understands their connection. No one understands their love.
As Jace and Andrea struggle to stay together and prove that love defeats all obstacles, life sets out to prove them wrong.
What happens when two people promise forever, but life tears them apart?
What happens in the time they aren't together—in the space between?
A love that lasts decades and a friendship that never dies. Sarah Ready's The Space Between is a novel full of passion, betrayal, longing, and redemption—where love and lyrics hold the key to everything.
Economic differences may derail a once-in-a-lifetime love in this sweeping and soapy contemporary from Ready (Once upon an Island). After Andrea Leighton-Hughes rescues Jace Morgan from bullies, the two 17-year-olds bond over their love of music and Coney Island. Their budding romance survives Jace's discovery that Andrea is the daughter of an elite Manhattan businessman, while he and his orphaned brothers, all musicians, scrape by in the Bronx. Andrea renounces her family wealth to go on the road with Jace and his bros when their band is on tour. For a time, all is bliss, but Jace's oldest brother, Dean, worries that Jace—who can't sing unless Andrea is watching—is using her as a crutch. To break up the couple, he convinces Andrea that Jace is unfaithful. Eight years later, Andrea, now a workaholic businesswoman, reunites with Reid Shilling, the man her family always wanted her to marry. Andrea never thought she'd agree, but now Reid is dying and he wants Andrea to be the mother to his infant daughter after he's gone. On the eve of their marriage, however, Andrea runs into Jace, and the encounter leaves Jace determined to stop the wedding. It's a dramatic (sometimes melodramatic) emotional roller-coaster, but in the end true love prevails. For hopeless romantics, this one's got the goods.