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The Force Between Us

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Geek girl meets hunky farmer… is there an app for that?

Avery hadn’t flown to Ireland to kiss the locals. Her goal was to get to the famous sci-fi movie location, Skellig Michael, and gather data for her next killer app—the only thing standing between her and bankruptcy. Except that first kiss with Cathal—a huge Viking of an Irish farmer with a smoldering gaze and wicked
Kindle Edition, 316 pages
Published November 26th 2017
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Johnnie-Marie Howard
Dec 17, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: r2r
My first time reading anything by this author, She has a great way to tell a story and getting the words on paper where they made sense. I however just didn't like the story the way the characters got together the back and forth they seemed to do half the story then things change up again with them. I also didn't like the whole stars wars thing I'm not a big fan of star wars. I did however like the location and the story telling I also really liked the journey they went on. However I had a hard ...more
Nov 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: mobi-files
This was a super cute, quirky, fun read. Although she could be a bit selfish at times, Avery kept cracking me up with her Star Wars refrences. Cathal seemed to be a quiet brood man who got crap from pretty much everyone in his life. The book seemed to drag some and I had a hard time keeping myself interested in the middle of it but I still really enjoyed it. I wish there could of be an epilogue to see what happens with Avery and Cathal afterwards, where they ended up.
Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good storyline and characters made this book a very enjoyable and entertaining read!

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Avery decides to make an app that will super-impose Star Wars scenes over the real places the filming took place. While in Ireland, she meets the sexy Cathal. He is trying to get to Skellig Michael to put his father’s ashes.

Great romance. The two become determined to get to the island but Fate has other ideas. Fun incorporation of Star Wars themes. I liked how Cathal started living for himself and not let his siblings dump on him. Avery grew as a person and matured. I voluntarily reviewed an ad
Birdie BD Bookworm
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really good, but the blurb lies… kinda

At least, it doesn’t really get into the meat of it. She’s really a big Star Warrior, with Skellig on her mind.

After having a blast at the Star Wars convention, Avery returns to work with her coding partners of 3 plus years only to find that they have thrown her under the bus. While she was gone, they signed up with a VC group without her, offering to buy out her contributions with a paltry sum when compared to the money awaiting the remaining partners upon
Beyond The Covers Blog
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: melissa

This is the first time that I have read anything by Ahslinn Craven. I found that this was a lovely, light on the drama story of two somewhat opposite people. After reading the blurb my interest was sparked and I knew that I just had to get to read this novel. Thankfully I was not disappointment at all. It was just want I hoped that it would be.

Avery heads to Ireland determined to make the next great Star Wars companion app for fans who travel to the sites where they have shot the movies. So I h
Brandy Roberts
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I thought The Force Between us was a fun read with interesting Star Wars references , this would be the first book I've read by Ashlinn Craven and it wont be my last . The couple are so different from the characters I usually read about that makes them refreshing and unique . Avery loves Star wars so after returning home after being at a convention she gets some unexpected news from her fellow co works and supposed friends with that she comes up with a plan to visit a major Si Fi land mark unkno ...more
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, contemporary, romance
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

I never felt the romance between the MCs, lust was certainly there but not a deeper connection between Avery and Cathal. Avery I found to be very juvenile, her perspective is very "Me, Me, Me!". The book starts with her coming back from a conference (not work related) where she spent more money sending her further into debt and then seems shocked that her co-workers want to take a corporate job without her (she was offered a basically a
Britt The Hatters
Nov 26, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Cute, sweet, and funny The Force Between Us is a great light read to spend the day relaxing with. Filled with quirky characters and lighthearted fun I had a blast kicking back with this one! Determined to make an app on her own and prove everyone back home wrong, Avery takes off to Ireland in the hopes to visit a remote location where a Star Wars movie was filmed. During her trip she meets the serious and *gasp* non Star Wars Fan Cathal. Both trying to make it to the same location and r
Viper Spaulding
Nov 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Reading this was like taking a beautiful trip to Western Ireland, even more so for Star Wars fans as our heroine is a Star Wars geek who is working on writing an app for movie fans to experience the various locations around the world where the movies were filmed. Along the way she meets Cathal, an Irishman who is focused on fulfilling his late father's last wishes. The romance is sweet and slow-building, but the lifestyle and distance problems seem insurmountable. This is a touching, poignant lo ...more
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A pearl of a warm, somewhat steamy romance, I fell in love with the plot and the main characters, down-trodden Irishman Cathal and American Star Wars geek and App developer Avery. The author knows how to build a slow-burning romance as she sends both characters to southwest Ireland and presents constant setbacks to their plans, all the while allowing them to grow closer and join forces to reach their goals in the limited time they can take away from their busy everyday lives. She has given the r ...more
Bookish Addict
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
The book is ok. I was thinking this is supposed to be an opposite attract romance, but it really isn't. Avery is an app developer and is really into Star Wars. Cathal is a supposed farmer, but he's an accountant and also studied systems admin. They are both nerdy in a different kind of way and I didn't connect with the characters. The story just dragged on about these 2 trying to get to a certain destination that can only be reached via boat, and for some reason after planning the trip itself, n ...more
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this story through Hidden Gems and this is my honest and voluntary review.
I enjoyed this book, though at times it seemed a little forced. Being a geeky girl myself I thought this book sounded like it was going to be right up my alley, but Avery takes her love of Star Wars over and above all normal levels. In fact, Avery starts off this story coming off very selfish and self-centered once she makes it to Ireland and becomes completely fixated on getting to Skellig Michael to
Nov 22, 2017 rated it liked it
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book
Nice and sweet well written story but sometimes it seems too long for the characters’s relation to evolve. I really like the first chapter when Avery, an extrem Star Wars’s fan, discovers that her coworkers leave her for another entreprise. But then the rest of the story is about her trying to go on an island in Irland to see where Star Wars film took place, but it’s really difficult to go on it. Then she meets Cathal and they relation ev
Stephanie Parker
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was a true geek love adventure. Avery has gone to Ireland on an adventure after being stabbed in the back by her friends and Cathal had travelled to a part of Ireland where Avery was visiting, to scatter his fathers ashes. Although I have little interest In Star Wars I still found this story breathtakingly romantic. This book will take you on a journey through some of Ireland's landscape wrapped in the backdrop of the story of Cathal's siblings not helping with the responsibility of th ...more
Diane Vandergriff
Dec 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
This was my first time reading this author. Ashlinn Craven is excellent at telling the story and being descriptive with the scenery. She has a good writing style as well. The plot was okay - I'm not a Star Wars fan so that kind of put me off. I couldn't relate at all to the characters. I didn't feel the chemistry between them at all.I was disappointed in the way they acted as well as some other issues. I don't want to say and give away details of the story. I would be willing to read something e ...more
Nov 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
more like 3 1/2 ⭐️⭐️⭐️
Star Wars fanatic and app developer Avery just lost all her coworkers while she was on a Star Wars workshop. Now without a job, she decides to go on a Quest of Skellig Micheal in Ireland, one of the site of Star Wars. When she landed in Ireland and starts her tour, she meets gorgeous yet grumpy Irishman Kathal who happens to be an accountant and farmer.
Both are on a same quest to get to the Skellig Michael with different reasons. as the tour goes on, they feel strong attra
Shelly Celli
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
From the very beginning of their journey, I was enraptured. The description of the places they visited, as well as the knowledge of the film she was following, was outstanding. There are times I wanted to cry in frustration when they couldn't make their trip, but if they'd been able to, the story wouldn't have been as involved as it was, and they may not have gotten their HEA. I enjoyed this book and I'm happy to leave a voluntary review for the advanced reader copy I received.
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
For star wars fans

An unlikely romance between an irishman who puts everyone and everything before himself and an American woman who comes to Ireland on a whim to find a Star Wars film location after losing her business. The story was cute and at points intriguing, and the ending is sweet. However, on the whole it was fairly average.
Sally Seaver
Nov 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really good

I enjoyed reading this story. Characters and story kept me engaged. Ireland was another character in the story. Modern elements like filming from a smartphone, using Uber, and modifying a Windows registry all rang true and were appropriate. Good job, Ashlinn.
Lynn Smith
Nov 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Force Between Us

Cute story. My only complaint was after the holiday was over Cathal thought about Avery. He missed her. Yet Avery seemed to put him out of her mind, until that one moment.
Jacqueline Ellison
Nov 26, 2017 rated it liked it
This is my first book by Ashlinn Craven. It was a good read but the storyline didn't grab my attention. If you're a huge Star Wars fan then you might like all the references this book makes. I voluntarily received this book to review for my honest opinion.
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
For all lovers of Star Wars!! I loved references to all the movies. The history of Ireland was truly magical as well. A thoroughly satisfying read.
Kim F
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very interesting sexy read. Wonderfully written with strong characters and interesting plot. I want to read more from this author. I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Melissa Ryan
Dec 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
See My timeout Book Blog for my review for this novel
Val Collins
Dec 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
What a great idea

Thoroughly enjoyed reading The Force Between Us.
Both main characters were very likeable .
Wished the book was longer!! I wanted more!
Keep writing, Ashlinn.
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Donna Parrott
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I want to start out by saying that I would highly recommend this book to everyone.

Avery was basically backstabbed by her friends. The one guys who she helped bring out an app with. They turned their back on her for What? Money. But I feel it was the perfect thing that could have ever happened to her. Now she is on her way to Ireland to get to the famous sci-fi movie location, Skellig Michael. There she will gather data for her next killer app. It has to make it, it just has too. While on this a
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