Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Blog Tour Stop and Review: Everything Between Us by Mila Ferrera

Book & Author details:

Everything Between Us by Mila Ferrera 
Publication date: November 5th 2013
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Daniel’s got everything figured out. He makes a good living as an artist … mostly through offering “private shows” to the wives of local wealthy businessmen. He never stops playing the game and never lets anyone touch his heart. But when his current fling offers him a few hundred an hour for art lessons for her reclusive, college-dropout daughter, Daniel finds himself forgetting his own rules. The girl is rude. Insulting. Incredible.

And she sees straight through him.

Stella is hiding from the world, not because she wants to, but because crippling panic attacks await her every time she tries to live a normal life. She’s determined to push everyone–including her handsome new art teacher—away. But Daniel makes it utterly impossible. The guy is irritating. Mocking. Magnetic.

And makes her want things she knows she can never have.

What starts as a battle of wills turns into passion, where giving in means facing the things that scare them most.

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Mila Ferrera lives in New England, where she has a family and a job and does various normal, everyday things, all while plotting novels in her head. She has a passion for writing new adult/adult romance featuring psychological twists and tortured heroes. Her own psychology internship involved plenty of consultation, but alas, no sexy Swedish doctors, and her decision to make one up is what sparked her self-publishing adventures. She's the author of SPIRAL (available now), ONLY BETWEEN US (9/3/13), and EVERYTHING BETWEEN US (11/5/13).

My Review:

I’m so confused about how I exactly feel about this book. On the one hand, I loved the premise of a heroine suffering from a very real and very serious psychological condition and the detailing of her journey to overcome the problem. My issue was I couldn’t really get past Daniel’s “job.”

Stella was interesting and I found her very relatable. She truly seems to be struggling and it was endearing to see Daniel help her with the debilitating panic attacks she has been experiencing. Daniel and Stella had good chemistry and they were very playful together.

Daniel grew on me a bit but I just couldn’t get over the first scene of the book. He’s having sex with Stella’s mother for money and it gets pretty graphic between them. It was just so weird and uncomfortable and it just seemed gross the way her mother sends him Stella’s way. Plus, he was basically pimping himself out for more art commissions. I guess maybe if he had a reason for the behavior I could’ve cheered him on as a hero but I just didn’t get it.

The author is a talented writer and I found her work wonderfully descriptive. The sex scenes were definitely off the charts. I would certainly read another of her books; I just think my problems with Everything Between Us had to do with my preferences in a leading male love interest.  If you like contemporary romances that push the envelope than I’d definitely recommend Everything Between Us.

Rating: 3/5 Stars

I received Everything Between Us as part of the blog tour.


  1. Great review, Heather. I'm not sure what I would make of the mother scene at the start but otherwise it sounds like an original and emotional read. I also love books that deal with psychological issues.

  2. The descriptions sound great, and glad there were good things to enjoy in this one

  3. Sounds pretty interesting :) I've not heard of this before but I love books that deal with real issues. Great review!

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

  4. Um... wow. That's quite a review. Not sure I could get into a book where the main love interest begins by being a gigolo... :) But your review is quite good. Thanks for sharing. WRITE ON!