Review: Between the Cracks (Clipped Wings #1.5) by Helena Hunting


Between the Cracks (Clipped Wings #1.5)

by Helena Hunting



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.



4 out of 5 stars

I thought this was a nice addition to the Clipped Wings series. It’s from Chris's POV and I enjoyed getting to know him a bit more. He was hard to read in the first book but I still found him super intriguing. He seems like such a nice guy in this story, trying to do the right thing, and always willing to help a friend out no matter what the circumstance. I enjoyed his perspective on Hayden and Tenley’s situation (because it’s heartbreaking!) and how supportive he was being for Hayden. 

Chris and Sarah met in Clipped Wings and I love that we get the details of how their relationship is progressing. I really like them together and am excited the direction everything is going. 

This was a quick, enlightening read with a bit of hotness thrown in. I enjoyed this side of Chris a lot and am looking forward to seeing more of him in Inked Armor and in his own novella, Cracks In The Armor (Clipped Wings #2.5)

Estimated 50 pages.

Complimentary copy received for honest review.



Helena Hunting

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.



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Other books in the CLIPPED WINGS series

Cupcakes and Ink

Cupcakes and Ink (#0.5)

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My Review of Cupcakes and Ink



Clipped Wings (#1)

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My Review of Clipped Wings


Inked Armor

Inked Armor (#2)

Pre-order | Available May 13, 2014

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Cracks in the Armor

Cracks in the Armor (Clipped Wings #2.5)

Pre-order | Available June 23, 2014

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In case you missed it, I posted en excerpt a few days ago. You can find it here: Between the Cracks excerpt.



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