The Lives Between Us by @Theresa_Rizzo #Bookreview

The Lives Between UsThe Lives Between Us by Theresa Rizzo

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Lives Between Us is a contemporary drama about stem cell technology and how it can be used to save lives. Skylar Kendall is a journalist, we meet her at a hospital visiting her niece who has severe heart deterioration. Sky is frustrated by the lack of resources available to help her niece with the latest stem cell technology.

Her research throws light on Senator Hastings and his strong views on stem cell research. Her anger and frustrations fuel her press pieces and her boss demotes Sky after she attends a press conference and puts the Senator on the spot.

Her niece Niki sadly dies, Sky’s sister Faith is pregnant with twins and Mark Dutton from Aviva technology is attracted to Sky. He’s determined to show her the good side of Senator Hastings. When the Senator’s wife is badly injured in a skiing accident the Senator soon finds himself grasping at medical procedures to save her life.

This is quite an intense read, and pretty heavy going with all the stem cell technology and American politics, but it is interesting. I did enjoy the premature baby section and the “Kangeroo” care scheme, but less the stepping over the medical code of ethics part at the end.

This review is based on a free copy of the book given to me by the author.

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The Lives Between Us

 

Book Description:

The Lives Between Us is about family and love. It’s about desperate people doing what they need to, to save the ones they love.

Grief-stricken reporter, Skylar Kendall, plots revenge on Michigan Sen. Hastings who opposed life-saving stem cell research and therapy. She gains access to Hastings, learning secrets that would launch her career and satisfy her need for retribution… Only, she hadn’t counted on falling in love.

Can she avenge the lives lost to politics at the expense of her new love and friends?

 

 

Backcover copy:

How far would you go to save the one you love?

 

Reporter Skylar Kendall has run from commitment all her life, pushing people away before they leave her, until her niece worms her way into Skye’s heart and settles in tight. Skye relaxes into a career she enjoys and relishes being a doting aunt.

 

Then her niece becomes gravely ill. Unable to bear yet another loss, Skye is determined to find a cure, but the girl’s only hope lies in the embryonic stem cell therapy Michigan Senator Edward Hastings repeatedly opposes. When Skye fails to find alternative treatment in time, she vows to end the senator’s political career.

 

Curious about the woman behind the scathing articles on his best friend, Mark Dutton pursues Skye. Dating Mark gives her access to Hastings’s life and secrets that would launch Skye’s career and satisfy her need for retribution… Only she hadn’t counted on falling in love.

 

Can she avenge the lives lost to politics at the expense of her new love and friends?

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Author Bio

Theresa Rizzo is a bestselling, award-winning author who writes emotional stories that explore the complexity of relationships and families through real-life trials. 
Born and raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, she currently lives outside of Boulder, Colorado with her husband of thirty-two years. She’s raised four wonderful children who are now scattered across the country.

 

Theresa’s debut book, He Belongs to Me, won the 2014 National Indie Excellence Award for romance and the 2014 Readers Crown Award for Mainstream Women’s Fiction and was a finalist in the General Fiction Category of The 2013 USA Best Book Awards.

 

Find Theresa on the web at www.theresarizzo.com, or connect with her on Facebook, twitter or and Goodreads.

 

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