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It just figures that the love of Lindsey Water's life isn't alive at all, but the grim reaper, complete with a dimpled smile and Scottish accent.

After transporting souls to heaven for the last 300 years, Aiden MacRae has all but given up on finding the one whose love will redeem him and allow him entry through the pearly gates.

Torn between her growing attraction to Aiden...more
Kindle Edition, 252 pages
Published (first published April 5th 2011)
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Lissa Smith
Jan 16, 2014 Lissa Smith rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Adult & Young Adult Reader of Paranormal Romance & Life after Death
Shelves: 2013
Star stats:
Jaded Adult: 5 Stars
Forever Young: 5 Stars
Over All: 5 Stars

I was mesmerized by the cover the first time I laid eyes on it. The brilliant blue coloring and the sculpted “t” in the shape of cross with an eerie smoke rising from the luring sub-text, “Sometimes death is just the beginning…” and finding it was to cress the cross. I was sold and have to read the story beneath such an eye catching cover.

True to the title Lindsey was caught in the between. In a cosmos where she was not teth...more
Sue
I'm not a person that reads romance novels, but this book kept me spellbound or maybe I should say "book bound."

Between heaven and earth. Between the natural and the paranormal. Between old world and modern. Between going to sleep and staying up to read just one more chapter. A quick read, because you won't want to put it down.

A great debut for Cyndi Tefft.

It is June 7, 2011 and I'm reading Between for a second time.
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
Overview:
Lindsey is torn between two worlds: in one, she is a college student with a boyfriend that loves her and divorced parents. And by accident she is catapulted into the other, a fantastical world of imaginations and a hot Scottish hunk of highlander that speaks French to boot. Aiden ferries souls from their death to heaven. As she spends time with Aiden, her love begins to grow and blossom. Can love transcend the boundaries between life and death? And what if it was until 'life' do you pa...more
Rachel
Oct 12, 2011 Rachel rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Adults who love YA novels
As an adult who is still obsessed with YA literature, Between was truly a stand-out novel for me. First of all, the Kindle/Nook version is only 99 cents...ABSOLUTELY worth it. I read the entire story in one sitting because I couldn't wait to see what happened next. The book borders on adult literature but still has a young feel, making it perfect for older teens and adult audiences alike.

Between incorporates the supernatural while still basing itself on the real world. I was incredibly relieved...more
Logan
First impressions: The book opens with Lindsey in a car, kissing her boyfriend and not really enjoying it all that much. Hilarious and sweet, and it made me like Lindsey a lot. Then the action picks up and before you know it, Lindsey is dead. It's a great beginning that keeps you glued to the pages.

Lasting impressions: What will stick with me the most about this book, unfortunately, is how offensive I found its moralizing.

Conflicting impressions: This book was full of inconsistency in the charac...more
Lindsay (The Violet Hour)
Once I read the summary for BETWEEN, I immediately purchased it for my Kindle. I just felt this strong pull to the story. I started right after it downloaded and finished reading it in less than 4 hours. It's THAT good. BETWEEN is a charming tale that had me smiling one minute and weeping the next. Cyndi Tefft created a world that literally swept me off my feet (as well as a male lead who did the same). With a gorgeous style reminiscent of Diana Gabaldon's Outlanderseries, I was absolutely enthr...more
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Ok, I really loved this book! Like I am completely in love and not going back, ever! What I like most about this book are the characters. They are unique themselves that they tell their own story! The characters change before the readers eyes into a better person they ever thought they be.

The storyline is another amazing plot where the reader falls into instantly. It is easy to fall into this plot because we've all dreamed what it would be like to die. What happens afterward and such. I really l...more
Elizabeth Marshall
This is a great fantasy romance book.

In many ways the plot is classic and seemingly predictable but it takes some unexpected turns and ends up as a real page turner!

This is a love story with a twist.

Lindsey meets Aiden in the most unique way. Their time together is so inimitable and you become so involved in their perfect little world that what comes next is absolutely heart wrenching and shocking.

I loved Cyndi Tefft's descriptive writing, especially when Aiden and Lindsey were taking each ot...more
CasPerfitz~SLiTsReaD
Between the blurb and the cover, well, I decided to check it out.. plus I was looking for a light read... and again, I'm really glad I did!

I would classify this as for older YA or as NA, cause even though it wasn't quite torrid, but yes, there are sex scenes, which I thought was sweet.

The protagonist, Lindsey, has this loveable character... she is sweet and passionate with a fun personality, and who just happens to fall in love with the grim ripper, Aiden.

Aiden, a grim ripper for 300 years, al...more
Amanda Murphy
So I love books and everything about them. There are certain series that I'm addicted to and love to read and re read. I bought "Between" randomly and started to read it not long ago.Between is honestly the first book that has plucked at my heart strings!

This book started right away with a bang and that got my attention. I literally couldn't believe what had happened. Cyndi Tefft had a great take on what the afterlife would be like. She makes it sounds beautiful and if I was met by the handsome...more
Jessica
Oh what do I say about Between? Let's see. Hot Scottish guy named Aiden, who also happens to be the Grim Reaper. Check. Sweet, quirky and completely lovable protagonist. Check. Story that will have you devouring the pages and getting teary eyed. Triple check! There's everything to love about Between, and I only hope that my review does it even a minute amount of justice. I'll give it a shot!

First off, the characters were by far my favorite part. Lindsey was, I think, the perfect protagonist for...more
Jess - The Tales Compendium
Between begins with Lindsey being involved in a car accident. When she wakes up, she finds herself in a meadow and accompanied by a gorgeous Scottish man who she feels an instant attraction to and who is to lead her to the pearly gates of heaven. I had two initial reactions in the first few chapters. One was, 'Oh no, please don't go all God preachy on me'. The second was 'Oh no, not another love at first sight, you are my one true love even though I have barely said ten words to you'. Haha not t...more
Booknut
A little too simplistic, although brimming with good intentions, Between was a light read that aims to inspire with its sugar-laced romance.

I think that with a little more effort, this book could have gone from simply 'ok' to amazing :)
Nicole
Absolutely LOVED everything about this book... Aiden, kilt and Scottish accent... need I really say anything more! I was mesmerized from start to finish and can't wait to read the next book
Raquel Vega-Grieder
When I read the blurb and excerpt of Between I knew this was a book I needed to get my hands on. When I bought this book I had such high hopes. I am so glad I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED. From the first sentence this story had a hold of me and I so didn't want to let go. The way this story started totally threw me for a loop. I didn't expect what happened to happen so early on in the book. I was virtually at the edge of my seat the whole time.

Lindsey Water is your typical 19 year old who just recently...more
Kim
Cyndi Tefft has created a sweet, romantic story about a young woman finding love in the place between earth and heaven; between life and death.

At the start I was a little confused about the connection between Aiden and Lindsey. The story jumps straight into their attraction to each other; their desire to be together, I thought I was missing something. There’s no doubt that there is chemistry between the two of them, especially as the book continues, it just seemed a little rushed at first. But...more
Kelli (I'd So Rather Be Reading)
What a hidden gem! I loved Between! I have to admit that the (very short) summary did not reel me in, but boy, was it a great read.


Lindsey is a college student riding home with her sort-of boyfriend Raji when they get into a wreck. She wakes up in a meadow, but she is not alone. There is a very good-looking Scottish guy in the meadow with her. Lindsey doesn't have any idea what's going on or who he is, but they become fast friends. Soon, that friendship develops into something more---but the re...more
Rida (Raindrop Reflections)
Between turned out to be pretty good; the writing flowed naturally and I could tell that lots of research was put into the book- about Scotland, about Paris, about, well, everything.

That said, I have to say that I liked the last part a lot more than the beginning and middle of the book. That twist made my heart wrench, but from there I was sucked into the novel much more deeply than I’d been before. Just to clear up things, though: Between does have a religious undertone to it, but it’s used to...more
Jamie Canosa
Between was an impressive read for several reasons. Let's start with the characters shall we? Needless to say that the hot Scot himself, Aiden MacRae earned one of those starts all on his own. Tefft managed to write one of the sexiest characters I have read to date. While the relationship between Lindsey and Aiden seemed to bloom incredibly quickly and seeming out of nowhere at first, it does manage to turn into a convincing love, which was incredibly moving.
The settings in this book are fantast...more
Paige Bradish
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Rebecca
Between was not what I had expected and I am sorry to say that it just wasn’t my cup of tea. I felt that Between was just too much on the side of romance for me to enjoy and so I found it hard to get into.

Between is classed as a YA paranormal romance novel and I would have to say that it would be more on the threshold of older YA / adult fiction because there were some sexual scenes that while they weren’t completely explicit were enough to turn me away from the book somewhat. I also have to say...more
Kirsty
When I read the email from Cyndi asking me whether I would review this book, I was pretty certain it would be something I'd enjoy. I love YA and I love paranormal, and the plot sounded interesting, so I accepted without hesitation. I'm really glad I did!

To start with, I loved the character of Aiden. I'm not surprised that Lindsey fell in love with him, because I'm sure if I was in her place I would too! What's not to love? He's gentle, caring, gorgeous and Scottish (I adore the Scottish accent!)...more
Scarlett
A book about a Scottish hottie, I am so there! (I may be biased in my judgement because well my husband just so happens to be Scottish). Nevertheless, when I read the description of this novel I simply had to read it. So I devoured it in its entirety within a couple of hours because it was truly amazing and fantastic!


I loved how it just jumped into the story straight away and there was no huge build up to everything. It just happened, and then we got to learn more about Aiden and Lindsey and the...more
Katelyn (Tales of Books and Bands)

When I first started this book, I found myself enjoying it. That is what a book is meant for right? It was good, the characters were interesting but I wasn’t feeling that special spark. It moved at a rather quick speed at first and I found myself flipping pages trying to see what exactly I missed. However, a HUGE (and I mean HUGE, people!) twist right in the middle of the story, had me falling head over heels in love!

It starts off with the main character, Lindsey, dying in a car crash (see what...more
Krista (CubicleBlindness Reviews)
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Adrena Lambert
This is a story I've been dying to read for weeks! I'm delighted to say I was finally able to indulge myself over the long Thanksgiving weekend! The action grabs you straight away...it's odd to explain, but though a horrible tragedy is how the romance in this story actually comes about. The characters are thoughtfully fleshed out and are as close to multi dimensional as can be. And not just the two mains, but many of the periphery characters as well. My personal favorite was Father O'Malley. The...more
Staisha
After a horrific car crash, Lindsey is whisked away by transporter Aiden into the area between Life and Heaven. Lindsey quickly falls in love with Aiden and refuses to leave him for Heaven. Aiden shares his secrets, and the curse he must face for betraying his family; only love can send him to heaven.
When Lindsey is ripped from Aiden's arms back to earth she must choose to remember or forget the man she loves. Can she save Aiden, or was it all a dream?


Honestly, this was the most mundane book I'...more
Vicki Trask
It took me a little while to actually get into the book once it got started but after that, I zoomed through the last half in less than a day.
It begins with some rather disturbing action that draws you in, instantly making you wonder "what just happened?" But right away, we get into the heart of the story and the reader begins a wirl-wind romance to rival Lindsey's (our main character who manages to find love in all the wrong places). One of things that appealed to me right away about all these...more
Stacy
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I gave it 3.5 stars

BETWEEN ended up being a neat, different love story that I wasn't expecting to be so emotional. I think BETWEEN would be perfect for the older YA readers as there are some adult themes involved but there isn't anything to graphic. Lindsey was a likable main character. I had no issues connecting to her and her situation. Aiden was also easy to like and get to know. Its hard to talk about this book without giving away a bit of...more
Husnaa
I got this book through R2R.

I must say that when I read the synopsis, I couldn't wait to read this booK! And boy, was it a disappointment. I try to stay away from writing bad reviews but this one I had to, unfortunately.

Maybe it's just me but this book just didn't grasp me like the way other books do.. I found it really boring.. The beginning was good then with the whole Aiden and Linday thing, it just made me annoyed.. Best twist in the book? When (view spoiler)...more
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Cyndi Tefft lives with her family in the Pacific Northwest where the weather is overcast and rainy, much like the Highlands of Scotland. So she was right at home when she got the chance to visit Eilean Donan Castle.

A self-proclaimed Scot freak, she loved every bit about the trip to Scotland: the people, the kilts, the accents, the fish & chips, the haggis...well okay, not the haggis.
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“I went to this beautiful place where the ground moved underneath me and the air was a part of me, and where time stopped. It was amazing and wonderful. But God sent me back, back to my body, back to you. - Lindsey Water” 12 likes
“Weel, hallo there,” he said in a thick accent… He threw his head back and laughed—a rich, joyous sound that bounced off the water… “Aye, that I am, indeed. Aiden MacRae of Eilean Donan. Very pleased to be meeting you.” 2 likes
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