Between Me and You by Allison Winn Scotch

Between Me and You

“A smart, thoughtful look at marriage and love.” —POPSUGAR “Through alternating views (and years), Allison Winn Scotch crafts a heart-wrenching tale.” —Us Weekly When their paths first cross, Ben Livingston is a fledgling screenwriter on the brink of success; Tatum Connelly is a struggling actress tending bar in a New York City dive. They fall in love, they marry, they become parents, and they think only of the future. But as the ...

Details Between Me and You

TitleBetween Me and You
Release DateJan 9th, 2018
PublisherLake Union Publishing
GenreFiction, Romance

Reviews Between Me and You

  • Melissa
    *2.75 stars*Between me and you, this started out on a promising note, but somewhere around the halfway mark, my feelings started to wane—big time.Allison Winn Scotch delivers a dose of reality with Ben and Tatum’s relationship—no matter how intoxicating things starts off, nothing is ever perfect. There are some moments of brilliance sprinkled throughout the pages and plenty of passages I found myself eating up, but unfortunately the things ...
  • Kendall
    This was my first read by Allison Winn Scotch and I was super excited to have a dose of a romance. Well.... I was pretty disappointed. :(Between Me and You started out on a bang but it started to slowly lose it's sparkle and just lost me big time.The biggest issue I had with this novel was how it's told (dual perspective). I usually LOVE dual perspective but wow was this a serious hot mess. This was ALL over the place and not in a good way. Tatum...
  • Catherine McKenzie
    I was fortunate enough to get an early reader copy of this from the author. I just finished it and this is clearly Allison's best book to date. It's an ambitious premise--tell the same story from two perspectives, the story of a marriage--but start one timeline today and work backwards, and the other at the beginning and go forwards. This could so easily have ended up with too many retellings of the same events, and no surprises, but that's not w...
  • Julie
    Read this review on Julie's BookshelfCan I say that I am disappointed, but also mildly satisfied? I appreciate Allison Winn Scotch writing of real life, a real relationship and the hardships that can be faced. This was the draw for me and while Between Me and You started off promising, it lost momentum and became shaky; bringing about a few snags.Written from the dual perspectives of Ben Livingston, a privileged writer from New York, and Tatum Co...
  • [Shai] The Bibliophage
    Between Me and You is a fiction novel that tells about the story of the married couple, Ben and Tatum. It narrates the imperfect relationship they have: from the struggles, jealousy, secrets, jealousy and infidelity. The story was narrated through Ben and Tatum's perspective; the flashbacks dated from their first meeting in the bar where Tatum used to work up to how their lives were entangled in secrets and deceit during their marriage. They bot...
  • Erin Clemence
    Thanks to the author, the publisher and NetGalley for a free electronic ARC of this novel, received in exchange for an honest review. “Between Me and You” by Allison Winn Scotch is a love story, if I had to sum it up. It centres on Ben and Tatum, a power couple in Hollywood (he- a screenwriter, she- an actress) who seemingly have it all. This novel chronicles their lives from the time they meet until present day, detailing their daily challen...
  • Amy
    The structure of this is ambitious and at first glance you may think it sounds confusing but I didn’t find it to be too hard to follow. It alternates with one chapter told from Ben beginning in 2016 and working it’s way backwards to 1999 when him and Tatum first meet then her chapters are told in chronological order. There are no big surprises since you know from the very start that where they are today is nowhere near that young, happy go lu...
  • Allison
    As we kick off the early launch of my new book (be on the lookout for Goodreads galley giveaways), out January 9th, I wanted to share a bit about both it and the process of writing it. It was the hardest, most ambitious thing I've ever done, and there were plenty of times when it would have been easier to abandon it. But I was intent on exploring the idea of rewinding the history of our relationships - how time and life skew the innocence and joy...
  • Jennifer
    I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review3 starsI have long been a fan of Winn Scotch which is why I was very excited to read Between Me and You. However, this one just didn’t “do” it for me the way her other books have. I was pretty into the story until about the 45-50% mark and then it became repetitive and I found myself losing interest. The story is told in alternative POV and Ben is narrating the story backwa...
  • DJ Sakata
    Favorite Quotes:I want you to be anything you dream of. But mostly I want you to be happy. Those things aren’t always the same, you know.I can’t measure my love for Ben against Mom’s love for Dad because it’s not like you can quantify these things. It’s not like I can pour them into a cup and see which one measures more.It’s raining in Los Angeles, and no one knows what to do about it. People are scattering around, hovering in Whole F...
  • Kristy
    When Ben Livingston and Tatum Connelly meet, they are both dreaming of success in Hollywood--Ben as a scriptwriter and Tatum as an actress. It's Ben who hits it big first, becoming Hollywood's It Guy and a Sundance favorite. But over time, his star slowly fades while Tatum rises to a stardom neither could have ever fully imagined. Along the way, the two wed, have a son, and experience a variety of ups and downs in their marriage. This includes se...
  • Vilma Iris
    I wanted to love this book, I loved the concept, but somewhere midway I started to wonder whether the main characters even belonged together. I wasn't sure whether to cheer them on towards reconciliation or not, and I sort of lost my way after that, unfortunately.
  • Judy Collins
    Review to follow.
  • Melissa
    When I first heard about the premise of Between Me and You, I immediately thought of The Last Five Years , which is one of my favorite musicals. It’s about a couple who tell their story in two different time frames….one is in chronological order and one is going backwards in time (kind of like in Memento). I had to wonder how this concept could be pulled off in a book. Allison Winn Scotch did it flawlessly, so I was surprised to find out that...
  • Andrea
    I was honored to receive an advance copy of Between Me and You by Allison Winn Scotch. It is a beautiful book with deep complicated characters and an intricate plot. You will angst, laugh, cry and then smile. In today's times we desperately need epic love stories and Winn Scotch has provided a winner!
  • Sheyla ✎
    "If you can dream it, you can be it." I was intrigued enough by the synopsis for me to "wish for it".Between Me and You is told from a dual POV and with past and present passages. It tells the story of Ben and Tatum. How they fell in love and how they lost each other. Tatum Connelly is an aspiring actress who is a bartender at a New York bar when she meets Ben Livingston for the first time. He's a scriptwriter who seems to be going places. After ...
  • Storiesandcoffee
    Between Me and You is about the relationship between scriptwriter Ben Livingston and aspiring actress Tatum Connelly. When they meet in New York City in 1999, they are both struggling to make it in the entertainment industry. Their connection is immediate, but due to other circumstances, their love story isn’t instant. Over time, however, the two build a relationship and fall in love, get married, have a son, and then begin to resent one anothe...
  • Vani
    Between you and me, Between Me and You leaves something to be desired.You see what I did there? I know it’s not funny BUT I CAN’T HELP IT.I want to start with the writing because this is undoubtedly my favorite thing about this book.Between Me and You has alternating timelines but with a very interesting take: our two narrators are telling the story in different directions. We have Ben, husband, telling the story from 2016 backward to 1999. A...
  • MichellemyBelle
    ***ARC generously provided by Lake Union Publishing in exchange for an honest review.**Imagine the biggest regret of your life. What if you could dissect what lead up to it and study the future consequences of it and correct it. This is what Between Me and You accomplishes.It is written in dual point of view. Ben shows us the past, while Tatum his wife shows us the future. I will admit before I understood this formula I was a bit frustrated in ke...
  • Sue
    What a fantastic book! I just finished it and loved every minute of reading it. The book begins in New York when Ben, a screenwriter trying to get his big break, meets Tatum, a struggling actress working in a bar. They fall in love and marry and move to LA where their lives begin to take different paths. Tatum becomes a well known actress and Ben is no longer a golden boy in Hollywood. As they struggle in different areas, the distance between the...
  • Susan Peterson
    Between Me and You is an intimate look at love, marriage, and all the intricacies that bring people together and also tear them apart. When they meet, Tatum is an aspiring actress, Ben is a fledgling screenwriter. As the trajectories of their careers go off in different directions, they lose sight of not only who they are, but how they see each other. Their story is complex and honest, my heart ached for each of them as they struggled with their ...
  • Jenea Whittington
    Between Me and You is one those types of reads that makes you sit and think. Marriage isn’t always sunshine and rainbows, and this show us just that. Tatum and Ben fell in love, they marry and have this amazing life. But over time, the marriage seems to be one where two people just go through the motions everyday and they drift apart. Tatum was so vibrant and her love for Ben was never something I questioned. When her career took off, she got s...
  • Michelegg
    I’m such a sucker for a great love story and this one definitely fits that bill. Tatum and Ben were divine when they were, and heartbreaking when they weren’t and I enjoyed the ride as they tried to figure out where they were going next.There were moments when I loved them and moments when I didn’t, but isn’t that just how life goes. I loved the back and forth as we discover what went wrong and why and I also loved their discovery of that...
  • Rebecca
    Inside look at a failed marriage (Tatum and Ben). Where did things go wrong? Could they have done anything differently to change the outcome? Join Tatum and Ben as they fight to "see" each other again and save their marriage ...Wow. Wow. Wow. Between Me and You has alllll the feels. This story supplied an in depth look at a failing marriage and the natural ebb and flow of long time love. Wife Tatum's perspective of the marriage is told from the d...
  • Angelic
    Not my typical read, but I liked it. It took a while to get into, but if you've ever been through a break up of a long term relationship, you will relate. A reminder of the inner lives we each have and how much of it goes unsaid, unexpressed, and unknown. And how we can't fault our partners for it... Very much enjoyed the readers of this audiobook.
  • Cheryl
    I mostly loved it and it had the “feels” I love. It made my tummy hurt from the beginning- wondering how it would end and for all the miscommunications and bad timing that Ben and Tatum experienced. It did get a little redundant with the MC’s gripes/issues and it was somewhat confusing because the chapters were not in chronological order. (I had more parts highlighted and notes than I generally do, trying to keep everything straight). It is...
  • Mrs Mommy Booknerd
    FirstLine ~ I told myself that if she showed, that would be the sign I needed.I adored this book. Winn Scotch has again delivered with a book that captures the audience through amazing characters, richness and depth in story and such universal topics. Winn Scotch is not afraid to really dig into topics that hit a cord with readers and force them to look inward and examine their own lives. I could not put it down and wanted to talk to others about...
  • Wendy
    This was a great read. I loved all the characters but have to say at some points I wanted to scream at Ben. Amanda Really!!!! I was so mad at him. He was this so called nice guy and instead of talking to Tatum and trying to let her know how he felt he goes and fools around with Amanda. I wonder after reading this book is this what a lot of the Hollywood relationships have to deal with. The jealousy and envy of each others relationship. Loved the ...
  • Liz Fenton
    love love LOVED!!!!!! Her best yet!