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The Space Between

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  53 Ratings  ·  32 Reviews
Georgia Bristol’s life hasn’t turned out the way she’d imagined…but it’s a good life.
Despite that fact, she finds herself yearning for something she can’t define. Haunted by the choices of her youth.
Regrets. Everyone has them. What if? Everyone wonders at times.
Lost in town a few heartbeats shy of deserted, Georgia encounters a mysterious woman who gives her a second cha
Paperback, 216 pages
Published March 20th 2015 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published March 17th 2015)
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Dee Montoya
*****5 What If Stars*****

(Arc kindly provided by author <3)

"It's human nature to glance over the fence and wonder what if...
Some people go through life without ever finding out what they're looking for, without ever knowing how
lucky they are."

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Georgia Bristol had big dreams for her future but we plan and God laughs and so, her life didn't turn out like she thought it would; it's still a great life but she harbors some regrets and "what ifs."
She has a beautiful family, a stable marriage an
Nikki Thompson
Feb 16, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wrote-it
This book is a little more serious than my other books. I do feel like every person, man, woman, married, or single will relate to this story. We all struggle with finding our place in this world. It's hard not to wonder what if, and to look over the fence at the life that might have been.
Am I doing what I was meant to do?
Am I with the person I'm supposed to be with?
If I'd only done this differently.
These are all things we've asked our selves, it's human nature. That is the heart of this stor
Mar 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I loved Ms Thompson's books Rebound and Resilient. She won me over heartily as a fan after those books. Her writing style is fun and real, and her stories always have some reality blended in to which I can relate.

The Space Between is a departure from her other books but a great story nonetheless. The story of the heroine Georgia's life is thought provoking and fulfilling, its emotional and captures your mind and heart.

I won't giv
Feb 27, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, kindle, arc
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Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
ARC for an honest review
Before I started to read this book, I had my doubts that it would be able to keep my interest. That all changed before I even got to the first chapter. This book not only held my attention, but so much so that I wasn't able to put it down and read it in 4 hours!
In The Space Between, we have Georgia going through life where she felt like she was ment to do more than just be a young mom and wife. Then she meets her fairy godmother and her life changes dramatically! I feel
Mar 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided in exchange for honest review.

The Space Between is aptly named and beautifully written by Nikki Mathis Thompson (who's Rebound/Resilient books are must reads-but I digress). Georgia is a loving wife & mother who, due to circumstances, had to put her aspirations aside. While living her life for her family and putting herself last, she has an experience that will enthrall the reader and make us all look at our own lives a little differently. What if....holds new meaning! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Tiffani Monell
Mar 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Once again Nikki hits the mark. This book spoke to me a bit more than her other books. Who hasn't sat endlessly and thought "What if". I know I have. Nikki so eloquently brings the conflicting sides of one woman to the pages of her book.

What would you do if you could change one thing in your past? What if you could take back one moment in time. This book actually made me hold my relationship a bit closer and revalue what I have!
Mar 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am truly a fan of Nikki Thompson!! I've adored ALL her books thus far and hope there will be more to come! The Space Between was a great read! Nikki has the ability to write characters that are so relatable! It's like I could be sitting in a room listening to the story 1st hand. It's something I look for in authors/books! When I don't want to put it down that's always a good sign. Add this to your must read list and you won't be disappointed!
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was generously gifted a copy of this book. What follows is my true and honest review.

Georgia is living a life she never would have chosen. She has regrets...But don't we all?

What if you had the chance to live the life you would have chosen? The life you planned for?

This is Georgia's story, and a fine story it is.

This books is so very different from the author's previous books. The humor may be gone, but the wonderful writing is still there. The character development, as always, is perfect. Yo
Jesey ~ Schmexy GIrl~
3.5 stars for The Space Between

Ever wonder “What if?” What if I was late that one time…. What if I broke up with him sooner…. What if…. I’m sure we have all had these moments in our lives, more than once I’m sure. Would you really want to know what if? The Space Between by Nikki Mathis takes us on one woman’s journey where she has this question answered.

Young love, mistakes, family…Regrets, contentment, living. Georgia was a sweet young woman. Smart yet naive in some ways. I truly enjoyed learni
Melody Landa
Mar 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have to say how much I loved this book. It was enlightening in so many ways. In the beginning I thought it was going into the direction of an affair waiting to happen, but it went a completely different direction. It was surprisingly uplifting and made me think in the characters shoes. I shared her regrets, her dreams and passions, and her thoughts of what 'could have been'. This story has a message to bring hope and a wake up call to so many. Thank you for a simple life story turned into an e ...more
Jessica Alcazar
ARC kindle provided by the author in exchange for an honest review!

I don't think there's a person out there that has never asked themselves.... what if? Everyone has at least one thing they regret or would possibly do over in their lives. You may not wish your life different, but I'm sure there are choices that you've made that you wonder if things would be different if you chosen a different path. As soon as I read the blurb for this book, I was pulled to read it. Because we all have insecuriti
Amy N
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Linda Caselle
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
From the very first time I read one of Nikki Mathis Thompson's books, she instantly became one of my favorite authors. Her writing style sucks you in and has you feeling all kinds of emotions and laughter.

The Space Between is her latest book, I was one of the lucky ones to get an ARC.

From the minute you start reading, you feel a familiarity. Even though my story or your story isn't the same as Georgia's, as a woman we all got through "what if's" and "if only". This book is such an amazing explo
Apr 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
When I was given the opportunity to read this book as part of a blog tour, I thought it sounded like a good story. But it was so much more than a good story! Some books have a way of touching something inside you and stay with you. This is one of those.

I loved the main characters and was grabbed into this book from the beginning. Not wanting to give away any spoilers, I won't say too much about the story. Just reading the synopsis tells you that this is a special story about life and how one thi
Elissa Barbosa
5 Super Stars!!

Oh, Nikki, you have done it again, I am in awe of your creativity and gift of words! The Space Between is a beautiful journey and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

Georgia, the main character, is a mother of two whom still wonders what life would be like if she had a different path right after high school, and I must honestly say her story is highly relatable and endearing to any woman that chose motherhood over school or career. The story has an amazingly deep level of satisfaction that as
Jennifer G.
Great book. No surprise, I have read all of Nikki's books, and enjoyed them all.

The characters were great, took a turn I wasn't expecting, but through and through, it was a great story.

If things like that can happen in real life, it would be great, also kind of scary. But for Georgia's sake, I'm so glad she was able to experience it. It put alot of worries to rest, and if anything it made a stronger bond with her husband. That is a plus.

Nate is an awesome guy, how can you not love him. He is so
Leanna Lomanski
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was ok
The storyline had potential, but the book was trite and predictable. No real substance here.
Melyssa Winchester

Title: The Space Between
Author: Nikki Mathis Thompson
Series or Standalone: Standalone
Rating: 5 Stars *****

***Received an ARC of this book from the author for an unbiased and honest review***

The Space Between is a New Adult Contemporary Romance following the life of heroine Georgia as she contemplates the road her life has taken and whether it’s the right one before she’s given the ultimate chance to go back and experience what could have been for herself.

This was a breath of fresh a
Aug 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, ebooks
A very unique and originally crafted story: "The Space Between" (2015) is authored by Nikki Mathis Thompson. The question of "what if?" is explored along with life options and possibilities, in this surprising blend of romance and women's fiction.

The story takes place in a small unnamed Texas farming town with a gas station and Dairy Queen. Georgia is the valedictorian of her high school graduating class, and very much in love with her steady guy Brady Carmichael, both are headed for a Universit
Apr 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed, ebooks
A very unique and originally crafted story: "The Space Between" (2015) is authored by Nikki Mathis Thompson. The question of "what if?" is explored along with life options and possibilities, in this surprising blend of romance and women's fiction.

The story takes place in a small unnamed Texas farming town with a gas station and Dairy Queen. Georgia was the valedictorian of her high school graduating class, and very much in love with her steady guy Brady Carmichael, both were headed for a Univers
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Georgia has her life all planned out, but unfortunately one night of alcohol and a sexy young man changes all those plans. Supported by her best friend, and that young man who is determined to make her life wonderful Georgia is forced to become an adult right after graduation from high school.

Nate has watched Georgia from afar for many years, knowing that she had her heart given to some one else. But, when Brady finally breaks off the relationship and Nate sees Georgia alone and sad, he vows to
Hooked On Books
Apr 24, 2015 rated it really liked it

Georgia grew up in a small town, where her dreams of going to medical school
were put on hold after one hot night of pleasure with Nate Bristol left
Georgia pregnant.

In the town where they grew up, there religion played a part of their
everyday lives and Nate did that honourable thing and proposed and marries

This is where life changes, pregnant fresh out of school, married and
staying in her home town, Georgia gives up her future of becoming the Dr she
always wanted to be.

Georgia chose the l
Shawn Verdin
May 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Nikki Mathis Thompson has been one of my favorite authors since I read her first book, Rebound. The woman knows how to pull me into anything she writes and force me to care about her characters. Her wit and humor are simply the best, bar none. The Space Between did nothing less than prove to me that Thompson can write anything. There were some twists and turns in this one that I did not see coming, and I consider myself reasonably good and predicting outcomes. She took a chance with this one, wr ...more
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was an ARC given to me as long as I give a honest review. I do not do any spoilers.

To be honest I didn't know what to think about this book. When I first started to read I was thinking how very sad I felt for Georgia. Her situation, her life, and her decisions. So, when I kept reading I was amazed how it turned. It was awesome how the story turned out. It was great. I have never read a book like this. It was GENIUS. I loved how Georgia finally came to terms about everything in her life. How
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Who hasn't wondered what if? Who hasn't looked back at her past and thought, I wonder how things would have been if ... ? But if given the opportunity to actually see the other side, would we really find the grass that much greener? In The Space Between, Nikki Mathis Thompson takes us on a journey with Georgia Bristol, a young woman stuck in a no where town whose dreams and aspirations took a turn that she wasn't expecting, and when she's faced with an understanding of what might have been, it a ...more
May 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you had the chance to rethink and redo parts of your life to take care of regrets would you? If you feel like you are lost and have a chance to find yourself, should you? Georgia is living her life, but has regrets because it hasn't turned out the way she planned it too. This is a touching story that is full of struggles and decisions that could lead to more pain or victory. I think that the characters are well written and not just one dimensional. I loved reading how Georgia needed to decide ...more
Beth Teliho
Apr 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A short summer read that doesn't suffer from the formulaic, predictable characters and plot that a lot books in this genre do. Have to admit, the author surprised me more than once (in a good way) with certain plot lines. I really connected with the main character, Georgia. Not too perfect and not too flawed = believable, and her "what if" reverie is one we've all had. I also loved the friendship and banter between her and her best friend. Also very real and made me laugh. Sweet read with a cool ...more
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This story was different for me as it did have a little bit of fantasy-ish aspect to it, which is something I don't prefer, but the author did a tremendous job keeping the story true to life. We all wonder if the grass is greener on the other side and what our life would be like if we made a different choice. I could relate to the characters and felt like I was a part of the story. Great weekend read on the back porch!

I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Catfairy Reads YA
This was a book that I could relate to in many ways! This book resonates with women everywhere. The playlist is the playlist of my youth! Bonus points for including The Reason. That song holds a special place in my heart always. Nikki and I are musical soulmates. I will continue to read books by Nikki and I will always love and respect her as an author.
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Nikki Mathis Thompson spent her formative years singing, dancing and creating her own world of make-believe. From an early age she developed a love of reading that has grown exponentially to near addiction. She has a business degree from the University of Texas at Dallas. Her degree looks great in the frame, but hasn't been utilized in years. She gladly left the cubicle life behind to raise her da ...more
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