"this novel is hilarious, sexy and thought provoking."

  Lilah and Isabel will challenge your ideas of right and wrong. 

Just how far can you bend the rules?

If your curious about your relationship with God, Lilah Trenton and Isabel Lund might be able to help. But don't expect a Bible thumping story or a lecture on flawless living. These women aren't perfect, but they are real. They make bad choices and have a penchant for not following the rules. They drink, swear, and have questionable morals, especially when it comes to men. Their parenting skills aren't exactly based on principled decisions either, which is why all the teenagers in the neighborhood want to hang out at Isabel's pool. But their lives are about to change dramatically when someone they least expect comes into their world.

  " LILAH AND ISABEL will become your new best friends. They'll take you down a path of unrighteousness, then bring you back out into the light ~ and you’ll enjoy a lot of cocktails along the way. Their story will get inside your heart and make you wonder why on earth you haven’t thought of “that” yet. Stock your bar before you sit down to read though, because as your friendship with them deepens, you sure as hell won’t want to miss any of their daily happy hours – or their advice." 

Print and digital copies are available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and below. Stay tuned for Ms. Jordan's new upcoming novel, Amityville Magic!

*5-Star Review By Ankita Shukla for Readers’ Favorite


Renay Jordan has explored life beyond the boundaries of right and wrong in The Pages in Between: A Story of Love, Life & Cocktails. Lilah and Isabel are best friends. Lilah is a thirty-seven-year-old woman and has four kids: Ben, Michael, Veronica, and Maria. On the surface, her life seems perfect. Her husband loves her dearly, and she has a loving mother who is just a call away to help her. However, Isabel knows the real story of her life. Lilah is depressed and is going through periods of highs and lows -- mostly lows. Her kids -- three of whom are teenagers now -- have witnessed their mother's lows most of their lives. Isabel is a caring friend who knows how to take care of Lilah. Isabel pampers her with cocktails all the time. She is an expert in coming up with the most extraordinary recipes for cocktails. No wonder they have a happy hour every day. This hum-drum life changes when Lilah finds herself deeply attracted to one of her sons' friends, Tristan. She knows how complex and wrong this infatuation is, but she cannot resist the temptation. While Isabel tries to prevent the inevitable chaos, Tristan and Lilah throw all the caution out the window and surrender themselves to the bait.

The author has been more than creative in defining the rights and wrongs of a relationship. Although her ideas may seem outrageous to some, open-minded readers will find themselves wondering if the author has found some sort of hidden wisdom. Relationships become monotonous after a while and couples find themselves following the same pattern every day. On one hand, this routine provides comfort to some people, while others dread the monotony. This dread forces them to test the elasticity of the rules of relationships. To their dismay, they soon realize not all rules can be bent. Isabel and Lilah fall into the latter category. Their actions may seem bizarre to the majority of readers, but I could understand their motivation behind doing what they did. Their friendship is truly inspiring. Isabel worries about Lilah more than herself.

Renay Jordan knows how to tell a story. She does not write conversations that are only relevant to the plot; rather, she keeps them realistic. Isabel and Lilah talk to each other exactly how you would imagine two long-term friends' conversation. They mock, irritate, comfort, and anger each other. Their bond is stronger than any trouble that life might throw at them. Beyond friendship, the plot is filled with a romance that will get you daydreaming, moral challenges that will make you open your Bible and scratch your head, parenting troubles that will definitely remind of your own troubles as a parent if you are a parent, and sexual scenes that are sure to make you crave the same experiences. While reading The Pages in Between, I found myself involved in the characters' lives. Side characters did not fail to make an impact as well. They are all strong characters and, as a reader, I connected with all of them. I would recommend this book to readers who love romance, sex, intriguing plots, moral dilemmas, and cocktails. To me, this story is flawless. 


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 From the first page to the last, I was drawn in. The author breathed life into each of these greatly seasoned characters and put the reader directly into their story. I highly recommend this book and I can assure from my personal experience that you will not want it to end. It has every element that pulls you in and takes you in a roller coaster ride that will have you wanting to re-read it. I know that I certainly will!  ~Gwen B.


This book lures you in from the very beginning.  You become so invested in the characters that it's impossible to put it down.  There are moments when you will think,  "Wait,  did i read that wrong? Let me go back and re-read that" to moments where you want to shake them and tell them to get it together.  The book is incredible.  It's a definite page-turner, and a multiple reads book. Do yourself a favor and read it... at least once. ~Amy

my new favorite book! 

this is my new favorite book. it kept me up all night reading, and i finished the entire book in less than two days. i was intrigued and entertained from the first page to the last. the ending wasn't expected at all and got me wanting more. i cant wait for the second book!!  :) ~Susan

Best Book Ever!! 

I'm not much of a reader and honestly I never read. But, I was recommended The Pages In Between by one of my friends. As I started reading, the words sucked me in and had me so interested. I loved this book from beginning to end. Matter of fact I’m reading it a second time! I can’t wait to read Amityville Magic! ~Lindsey

About the Author

Renay Jordan was born in Virginia and grew up in a small town outside Richmond. She has four children whose crazy antics are the sole reason she created a daily happy hour and who, consequently, inspire every story she writes.

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