Friday, 18 July 2014

Quick Review: Between the Cracks - Helena Hunting

Tattooist Chris Zelter doesn’t always make the best decisions when it comes to the people he cares about, or the women he gets involved with. Things have changed recently, though. Chris has lost interest in casual flings as he finds himself wrapped up in Sarah Adamson, a waitress at the local strip club he frequents. It takes months of persistent attention before she finally agrees to date him, and he's determined not to mess it up.

Just as things are finally going his way, Chris receives a troubled phone call in the middle of the night from Hayden Stryker, his best friend and business partner. Unexpected revelations and the sudden departure of his girlfriend, Tenley, has nearly sent Hayden over the edge. Add in a speeding ticket and an impounded car, and Hayden is balanced on the precipice of a total meltdown. Worried about his friend, Chris sets out on a rescue road trip, first to get Hayden, and then to bring back Tenley. The two men run into unforeseen roadblocks, proving even the best intentions don’t guarantee results.

Chris and Hayden return to Chicago empty handed, and Chris is left feeling as if he’s let down all the people who matter, especially Sarah. But Chris discovers that sometimes the best way to deal with failure is to find a way to forget about it. And losing himself in Sarah is the perfect way to do just that.

Clipped Wings Series:
Cupcakes and Ink (Short Story)
Clipped Wings
Between the Cracks (Free Short Story)
Inked Armour
Cracks in the Armour (Short Story)

Visit Helena Hunting's website for more information

Review:
Between the Cracks is a free short story set just after the ending of Clipped Wings but told from the point of view of Hayden's best friend Chris. This story is only around 50 pages long so I'm not going to go into details about what happens because it would be far too easy to give you spoilers.

Instead I'll talk about how much I enjoyed getting to know Chris a little better. He shows just what a caring and nice guy he is in the way he looks out for Hayden but also tries his best to help Tenley too. I found it really interesting seeing Hayden through Chris's eyes, we get to learn a little more about the way Hayden copes with stress and how his friends always have his back and are there for him.

This is a nice little freebie that I think readers will enjoy but please don't read it until after you've read Clipped Wings or you'll end up giving yourself major spoilers. I always enjoy it when author's give us insight into their side characters and I really hope that we'll get to spend more time with Chris in the future. In the meantime I can't wait to read Inked Armour and find out what happens next for Hayden and Tenley!

Source: Downloaded free ebook via Amazon

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