The Lives Between Us - Theresa Rizzo

4.5 Stars!

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?

Theresa Rizzo is an 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.
Find Theresa on the web at, or connect with her on Facebooktwitter or Amazon, and Goodreads.

Wow! Theresa sure knows how to write some controversial stuff! This started out as what seemed to me like a sad but heartwarming love story then turned into this very suspenseful controversial storyline! It had its sad moments and even brought a few tears to my eyes, and yes, there was a very nicely done love story - but mainly it was a great, well thought-out suspenseful roller coaster ride!

There was very good character development. And I actually liked all the main characters! For a while I wasn't sure why she was getting off topic and including so much detail about the Senator, but ahhhh - it all comes together! - Very well done Theresa!

This book was so close to 5 stars for me. The only thing was that right in the middle it got a little long and dragged a bit and even though I love details in explaining, there was almost too much detail about stem cell research. It was a little over my head at times LOL. But still a great story!

There was a lot of twists and was a real page turner. It was predictable at all - I didn't have everything figured out, that's for sure! And to top it all off - Great ending!

This is my second book by Theresa. The first being - Just Destiny. Read my review - HERE
I liked Just Destiny, but I think this one was even better!
I will definitely be reading more from this great author!

Thank you Theresa for sending my a copy of your book for my honest review!

Get your copy from Amazon - HERE


  1. Huh, I would not have expected this to be a suspenseful book. The cover and synopsis make it seem that this is a typical Hallmark kind of story.

    Great review, by the way!


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