Between Here and The Horizon by Callie Hart Review

bhathTitle: Between Here and The Horizon

Author: Callie Hart

Publisher:  Callie Hart

Format: eBook

Publication Date: October 18, 2016

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars 

Source: Purchased

“You think you know me. You think you want to know me. But trust me, Miss Lang. Pursuing me will be the worst mistake you ever make. I’m broken beyond repair…

…and I take great pleasure in breaking everyone else around me.”

Ophelia Lang needs money, and she needs it bad. Her parent’s restaurant is going under, and ever since she lost her job teaching third grade elementary, scraping enough cash together to pay the bills has proven almost impossible. Her parents are on the brink of losing their home. The vultures are circling overhead. So when Ophelia is offered an interview for a well-paid private tutoring gig in New York, how can she possibly say no?

Ronan Fletcher is far from the overweight, balding businessman Ophelia expected him to be. He’s young, handsome, and wealthy beyond all reason. He’s also perhaps the coldest, rudest person she’s ever met, and has a mean streak in him a mile and a half wide. A hundred grand is a lot of money, however, and if tolerating his frosty temperament, his erratic mood swings and whatever else he throws at her means she’ll get paid, then that is what Ophelia will do.

Her new boss is keeping secrets, though. Awful, terrible secrets.

The ghosts of Ronan Fletcher’s past are about to turn Ophelia’s future upside down, and she can’t even see it coming.

Note: Between Here and The Horizon is a brand new standalone contemporary romance novel from USA Today bestselling author, Callie Hart. Between Here and the Horizon does contain some scenes of violence and sexual content, and so is directed at audience 18+.


This book was heartbreaking, but by the end it had mended all those broken pieces. As a parent it was so hard to me to read about the things that Connor and Amie went through. I was so glad that Ophelia had such a loving and giving heart, and was able to see through the most horrible of situations and still put the kids first.

The romance in this book was surprising and not at all what I expected given the novel’s blurb, it still made me tear up at the lengths that each character would go to. What really cemented this book for me in being separate from the standard romance novels was the deft way that the author wrote the characters. Ophelia was not really anything like I expected. She was more than just a woman who loved kids, and needed money. In fact the initial premise for Ophelia to take on the job was quickly left behind, and the true plot of the book unfolded. This book wasn’t new in it’s plot, but it was a fantastically well-written book, and Callie Hart made me feel everything for these characters.

The side characters also left nothing to criticize or critique. Unique in their flawed approaches it was refreshing to have every character have their good points and bad. There were quite a few plot twists that left me kind of gasping because my heart was hurting for the characters. My only critique would be how quickly the end came together and was wrapped up so neatly. I don’t have any problem with it in general, but the ending felt rushed. I have to break my rule again for this author and give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

04half4.5/5 – Fabulous Read, Recommended

**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**

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“He was fearless. He was confident. He was strong, and he was honest. He was also a little broken – a truth that he didn’t mind owning.”