Between the Cracks (A Novella in the Clipped Wings Series)

Between the Cracks (A Novella in the Clipped Wings Series)

by Helena Hunting

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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.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149177790
Publisher: Helena Hunting
Publication date: 05/06/2014
Series: A Novella in the Clipped Wings Series
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 16,554
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She's putting her English degree to good use by writing popular fiction. She is the author of Clipped Wings, her debut novel, and Inked Armor.

Author of the Clipped Wings Series

Cupcakes and Ink
Clipped Wings
Inked Armor (release May 13th, 2014)
Cracks in the Armor (release June 23, 2014)

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Between the Cracks (A Novella in the Clipped Wings Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Byrd009_ More than 1 year ago
It was so great to hear from the gang again! Not only did we get to read a bit more of Chris' softer side (toward Sarah), but we got to read about Sarah's struggles as well. I LOVE that we learn more about Hayden and Tenley too! What they have been up to since Inked Armor finished, and Chris' take on their relationship, as well. We even got to read a bit about Jamie and Lisa too! I loved getting a peek into everyone's lives and missed them all so much!! Helena Hunting knocked it out of the park, once again!
Katiekoz 15 days ago
It was nice to get to learn more about Chris and Sarah in this novella. They're both interesting so far and I'm curious as to where their relationship is going to go from here, especially with everything else going on around them. Of course I was super interested in the Hayden and Tenley storyline with how Clipped Wings ended. I can't wait to dive into Inked Armor and pick up where this left off.
sugarpine721 More than 1 year ago
A very short story between Clipped Wings and Inked Armor.
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mary8808 More than 1 year ago
This is a shorty story, about 50 pages, that picks up part of where Tenley left and Hayden goes after her. But he runs into a problem and calls Chris, a fellow tattoo artist. This story is from Chris' POV and a little of his time with Sarah. I have loved everything about this series and can't wait to start Inked Armor. If you like a great story with sexy tattooed men, then you need to read this series. It is worth the time and you will love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good but short
JoannaDursi More than 1 year ago
I hate to repeat myself but yet another pointless novella in this series. It’s a shame really because I love the full length novels in this series. I hate to say this but you could skip C&I and BTC and not miss a thing.  BTC gives us a tiny look into the growing relationship between Chris and Sarah. It also chronicles the trip Chris and Hayden make to try and bring Tenley back home. Once again I can’t find fault in the writing just that I felt this all could’ve been worked into Inked Armor or mentioned briefly like it was. 
Lisa-LostInLiterature More than 1 year ago
WHAT A TEASE! That’s what I get for refusing to read book descriptions. I knew this book was about Chris and Sarah, but I also thought Inked Armor was about them too. Nope. Back to Tenley and Heyden. Which is great, since I love them… but really?! These super-intense pages full of steamy Chris and Sarah, and that’s all we get?! It just ends?! I really hope there’s more of their story headed our way in this series. I absolutely love them as a couple. Their chemistry is off the charts, and so is their adorableness. This was a great little look into their relationship… but now I WANT MORE! :D
Livlovesbooks More than 1 year ago
A nice tease at more to come:  My immediate reaction was wait it's over already? Nooooo! This glimpse at what a mess Hayden was immediately following Tenley's departure had me feeling all kinds of sympathy for him. I can relate to his OCD organizational mania 100%. The novella is told from Chris' POV, his buddy and 1 of 2 co-owners with him of their tattoo parlor Inked Armor. We didn't learn much about Chris in Clipped Wings so this was a nice introduction and succeeded in stirring my curiosity about him. What are the building designs on his torso, for example? I'm looking forward to Chris' full length novel, Cracks in the Armor.  But up next is Inked Armor (book 2 in the Clipped Wings series), the sure to be engrossing read of Tenley's return and the rebuilding of her relationship with Hayden. T hey both have a lot of emotional issues to work through due to their traumatic past and personal insecurities.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog BETWEEN THE CRACKS is a novella that steps away from Hayden and Tenley and focuses on Hayden’s friend and fellow tattorist Chris Zelter and Sarah Adamson, one of the waitresses at the local strip club. At first I was a little worried how I would like this story because one, I LOVE Hayden and want to read about him forever. However, I think BETWEEN THE CRACKS added so much more to the series than if Helena Hunting simply stuck with the main characters. As a very short freebie, readers will get a glimpse of what happened when Hayden and Chris went to pick up Tenley, only to encounter a major road block and lots and lots of frustration. Just when the good bits started between Chris and Sarah, the novella ends but at least now I am super excited to read the next novella in the series that features Chris and Sarah called CRACKS IN THE ARMOR. Surprisingly, Hunting is able to add loads of new detail and development in this freebie. A lot of the time freebies tend to hook a reader in, but hardly ever add anything to the existing series. This one does and Hunting’s writing is quite addicting as well. If I’m not careful, I think Helena Hunting might be one of my new favourite author discovery of the year!