Blog Tour: In Between the Earth and Sky by Heidi Hutchinson (Review & Giveaway!!)

Title: In Between the Earth and Sky
Author: Heidi Hutchinson
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

About In Between the Earth and Sky
What happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object?

Remington Rohan was not a rule follower.

Former model (though not one of the “super” kind), successful influencer and life coach. Currently paid to tell people how to achieve the best from their lives and careers. In other words, a complete contradiction to how he preferred to live—namely, on his own terms and without input from others.
Everything about his life was going according to plan.

Until he started spending way too much time with a woman who defied his prejudices and challenged his beliefs.

Lydia Larkin was not a genius.

Gifted, clever, and stubborn. Raised on star maps and Hendrix, she was born an explorer. Temporarily tied down to a private sector science job, she knew she was biding her time before she was off to discover and build something new.

Not one to let society tell her who she was, she wasn’t about to let a professional influencer tell her she had to change to be happy.

Buckle up and brace for impact.
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As soon as I read the summery for In Between the Earth and Sky, I knew I had to read it. Lydia sounded like an interesting and unique character, and as a scientist myself, I was curious to see how her private sector science job was worked into the plot. 

The Result? In Between the Earth and Sky is different, very different from any contemporary romance book I've read before. 

When I first finished it, I couldn't decide if it was a good different or a bad different, and after some thinking, I've come to the conclusion that it is a good different. 

In Between the Earth and Sky isn't your typical romance - it's messy, sometimes more sad than happy, and those HEA endings I've come to love often seemed more out of reach than in reach. 

Yet this book is strangely compelling - there's something about Lydia's narrative as well as Rem's that made me want to read more. I wanted to know more about Lydia's unorthodox upbringing, why her mother insisted on calling her on only landlines. I wanted to see Rem loose control, to let loose and let nature take over. 

The best way to describe Lydia is as a wild child. She's eccentric, focused more on living her life to the fullest than material possessions. She's carefree in most senses; however, throughout the book, there's something about Lydia's that's sad, and as the book progressed, more and more about that was revealed. 

As much as Lydia's carefree and a rule breaker, Rem is that much more of a rule follower and straight-laced. He's the typical business man, always focused on getting his next big project underway. Until Lydia comes along and changes everything. Suddenly, he's missing meetings, failing to meet obligations and dealings; instead, he's hiking to see an unusual plant or going on a non-stop road trip to Arizona. I loved seeing this change in him, seeing how with the help of one person, everything could change and for the better. At first, I didn't like Rem that much. I didn't like the way he treated Lydia; however, the further I go into In Between the Earth and Sky, the more I liked him.

I won't say too much about the plot, as I think it's something you need to experience for yourself. I will say, though, that it's adventurous and slightly chaotic in a sense. Heidi truly manages to channel Lydia's behavior and ideas into the plot lines and activities, and I loved seeing that. Additionally, I liked that romance wasn't a big thing in this book; instead, friendship was focused on - how it can be messy yet wonderful, how it change you for the better or worse. 

So in all, In Between the Earth and Sky is weird, eccentric - nothing like anything I've read before. And while sometimes the differentness threw me off, it's still a read I highly valued. Basically, there's something just so compelling and readable about it - something I hope you'll discover for yourself by giving it a chance. 

Grade: B 

Source: eARC provided by publicist for blog tour 

About the Author:
Heidi Hutchinson was born in South Dakota and raised the exact right distance away from the Black Hills. She had an overactive imagination very early on, and wasted no time in getting most of her friends in trouble due to her unrealistic and completely ridiculous ideas. Seeing as she was so lazy and also afraid people would think she was bonkers, she didn't write down any of the story lines that played out in her daydreams.

During her high school years, she took pen to paper and filled more notebooks than she is proud of with angsty, depressing, self-deprecating poetry. This led to her writing down more things: notes, ideas, character bios, plot twists that had no plot yet to twist. After years of cleaning up her own scraps of imagination with nothing solid to hold on to, she sat down and wrote the story that had been in her head the longest. Fueled by coffee and her unwavering and perfectly normal devotion to Dave Grohl, she discovered a writer living inside of her.

She still lives in the Midwest, though not as close to the Black Hills as she would prefer, with her alarmingly handsome husband and their fearless child. They eat more pizza than God intended and she listens to her music the same way she lives: loudly.
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1 comment:

  1. Interesting review thanks! I was wondering about this book and it sounds worth looking into.


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