The Dividing Line by Victoria Smith Review & Giveaway

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A new love and a new life.

Drake left Chicago with little more than the clothes on his back to be with his girlfriend Lacey. Though he has no regrets, he sometimes wonders if his time spent in Paris has put his life on hold. He’s overworked and underpaid at his dead-end job, and his employer sees him as expendable. His bright light at the end of the day is Lacey, but he finds himself slowly falling into the shadow of her newly-acquired fame. The city of love has found their new starlet in Lacey, but Drake is simply the man by her side.

With all good things there comes a price.

Lacey has been living the dream. She arrived in Paris with nothing but heartache and loss. Now, she’s the rising star of the city’s newest opera and dating the man of her dreams. When her performance contract is extended, she must decide if her new life of glitz and glam is what’s best for a future with the man she loves—or if it’s just what’s best for her.

Paris brought Drake and Lacey together. But when their hopes for the future begin taking them in different directions, they must a find common ground or risk a line dividing them that may prove to be insurmountable.

The Dividing Line is the sequel to the new adult multicultural romance The Space Between.

“We’re a couple living by ourselves in a foreign country. We need to take care of each other. Be able to rely on each other if the other needs something. That’s what two people do when they’re in a committed relationship. There should be no pride on the table. No shame for taking help.”

There aren’t enough words to express how much I adored The Dividing Line by Victoria Smith. Lacey and Drake are in Paris while she is living her dream of being a professional opera singer. Drake is not experiencing the same professional success and decides to go back to Stateside.

Smith could have easily made this into a tale about the various stress and strains that a long-distance relationship endures but she goes much, much deeper. The complexity of  Drake’s backstory of his adoption and Korean heritage are creatively crafted and it really gave me some insight on the topic. And, then the fact that Drake and Lacey are involved in an interracial relationship and that is so refreshing to see in the NA genre. The Dividing Line will tug at some emotional strings, it will make you question how you view interracial relationships, and it is the perfect ending to Drake and Lacey’s story!

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of The Dividing Line in exchange for an honest review.


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Victoria H. Smith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. She puts it to good use writing romance all day. She resides in the Midwest with her Macbook on her lap and a cornfield to her right. She often draws inspiration for her stories from her own life experiences, and the twenty-something characters she writes give her an earful about it.

In her free time, she enjoys extreme couponing, blogging, reading, and sending off a few tweets on Twitter when she can. She writes new adult fiction romance in the sub-genres of science fiction, urban fantasy, and contemporary, but really, anywhere her pen takes her she goes.




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  1. Thanks for the chance!!!

  2. Stella Melissa says:

    Thank you for all you do Tiffany!!!!!

  3. jodi marinich says:

    book sounds great

  4. Vanessa Foxford says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. The book sounds engaging and unique (compared to the common tropes found in NA)! Thanks for the chance to enter!

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