• Between You and Me

  • By: Carol Mason
  • Narrated by: Moira Quirk
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (115 ratings)

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Between You and Me

By: Carol Mason
Narrated by: Moira Quirk
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Publisher's Summary

Is her new husband really who she thinks he is?

When young doctor Lauren Matheson meets Joe, an older divorced businessman, at a glittering poolside in California, it’s a chance encounter that seems life-changing for them both. Back home in London, their feelings only strengthen. But Lauren soon discovers that building a happy future with Joe is going to be an uphill struggle... 

She’s determined to be a good stepmother to his children, four-year-old Toby and complicated teen Grace. But under the watchful eye of Meredith, Joe’s intimidating ex-wife, Lauren can’t seem to do a thing right. Why won’t Joe ever take her side against Grace? And what really happened between him and Meredith?

As her husband retreats into a cold, secretive version of the dashing man she met in California, Lauren starts to wonder if she’s made a costly mistake. Was Joe ever the man she thought she married?

©2021 by Carol Mason. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

“Moira Quirk narrates this relatable family drama with nuanced versatility.… She also shows vocal nimbleness as she pivots from the voice of an American man in his forties to that of an English teenage girl. The emotional depth Quirk adds to this audiobook about challenging family dynamics makes it an intriguing listen.” AudioFile Magazine

“Page-turning pleasure!” —Catherine McKenzie, USA Today bestselling author 

“Mason is so gifted at exploring relationships and delving deep into her characters, and this books is truly one of her best. Between You and Me features the perfect blend of loveable and complex characters, which kept me hooked until the end!” —Soraya M. Lane, bestselling author of Wives of War and The Last Correspondent 

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I completely missed the plot

it had potential but there was never really a climax or sufficient plot. just a bunch of conflict. disappointing.

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Don’t waste your time

I was hesitant to continue after the first couple chapters but was hopeful it would get to a good plot. Not the case. Waste of time. Wish I’d stopped as soon as I’d started it.

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Enjoy this one too !

I really like Lucinda's style of writing.
Her stories bring out alot of emotions
I can connect with. I can't wait to listen or read another of her books.

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Please don’t waste your time- such a miserable experience!

This was the most miserable book I’ve ever experienced, well read and well written but dull and depressing. Just imagine hours of someone describing minute by minute of a terrible relationship over and over,MISERABLE!!! What was she thinking? Terrible story, nothing positive or interesting

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Too Slow

I just couldn't get into this book at this time. I may try again at a later date.

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Well done but frustrating

By chapter 19 I'd had enough of the unfairness towards the protagonist and the negative mini-events that defined the story. I wanted to see Lauren speak up a little more, but I couldn't handle any more of her step-children's antics and her husband's lack of support. Almost the whole time I was listening I was angry, so I had to give it up. The writing is excellent though and so was the narration.

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Pointless and depressing.

I love books with great characters that I will miss when the book ends. This one, unfortunately, just made me wish I didn't always also feel the need to finish every book in hopes that it will magically get better.
Moira Quirk is still a solid narrator, despite some volume issues. The book failed to even meet up to what it was supposed to be about. No mystery, no puzzle to solve... and if you suffer through migraines & listen to audio books while waiting for the pain to subside? *do not wear headphones*. The amount of screaming is endless. So so loud.

I just can't recommend this book.

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Enjoyed

Enjoyed Really enjoyable to read love the contents Sort of like a little better and thing but we get the jest of it Thank you

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Exceptional

Love the author, will look for more. Enjoyed storyline.
Narration was great as well.
Great ending make me think there could be a continuation.

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So good! So engrossing!

I get so tired of books set in NY about 20-something angst, but despite the MC being 29, this story is not that--and it's set in London. This wasn't even a book I normally would have listened to because I would expect it to be the usual trite "younger woman marries older man with 2 kids and evil ex-wife, and chaos ensues." But I had read another book by Mason (After You Left), which I really liked and, well, this was free. It would have been worth a credit.

I especially liked that it was always taking a turn to somewhere I didn't expect. I kept expecting "the usual," and it never was. I would have settled for something "readable," but this was so much better than that.

I think my average star rating for contemporary fiction is a 2 (ok), so 4 stars is a ringing endorsement.

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  • 04-01-22

she shouts the kids voice be warned!

it was a stressful listen somehow but not a right lot happened and unsatisfactory ending for me. kept me listening though so I have given 3 across. which m means good but not epic. I listen with ear bods in and every time she did the voice for the little boy she seemed to go beyond safe audio levels! I also can't really believe a doctor would be quite such a floppy sausage 😜

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  • Boo
  • 04-20-22

Superb stepparenting

Beautifully written and breathtakingly read aloud in audio. Highly recommend
My first five stars this year.


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  • Amazing Customer
  • 01-30-22

Excellent

Story crafted beautifully with real life issues. Really loved the narration. Couldn’t put it down.

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  • Mamon
  • 12-23-21

Unusual story will read this author again.

Story with a different angle. Very much enjoyed it. Will seek out more like it.

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  • margaret
  • 07-13-21

Stepmother

Found this very real as if the writer had been through the experience.very moving in parts.Thank you.😯😯