The Time in Between by Kristen Ashley had a classic KA feel about it. The scenario: in Denver, eighteen years ago, Cady Moreland and Coert Yeager were in love. Due to miscommunications, lies, circumstances and a set of unfortunate events, they parted. Now widowed, Cady moved into the Magdalene Lighthouse in Maine and Coert was the main reason. Coert, the local sheriff and single father, wasn't exactly thrilled with her decision. Yes, it's safe to say that their second chance journey was a hurtful and challenging one, but it was also a beautiful one. The plot was strong, deep, tender and well-thought-out. The pacing was perfect and the imagery (including the small town setting) was magical. The emotions ran high and it was truly sexy and alluring! Other than the gorgeous characters (both main and secondary) the standout for me - the tone and the rhythm of KA's writing. The book was quite long, so you need to put some time aside to absorb KA's generosity. (You have to admire this author for not splitting her stories into two parts, like many others do.) She is a natural storyteller and her characters, especially her heros, always leave a lasting impression on me, although this is definitely Cady's book. KA's signature style of focusing on 'love' and then exploring every facet in depth, is again a highlight in this narrative. She is an author I revisit time and again and is the reason I started reading contemporary romance. The Time in Between will be another book that will remain a special keeper for me.