Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Guest Review: The Edge of You by Theresa DaLayne

Goodreads Summary:

Maya knows she’s doing the right thing by moving to Alaska with her parents, but that doesn’t mean she has to be happy about it. Forced to give up a scholarship to a prestigious art school, she relocates to a Podunk town with one college the size of her high school cafeteria, all to help hold her family together after the death of her little sister. But a fresh start can only do so much.

Jake doesn’t like handouts and he certainly doesn’t need any distractions. Working on a salmon boat in Kodiak, Alaska is the only way to pay for his mother’s surgery back in the lower forty-eight. Juggling college courses and constant worry about his mother’s health, Jake couldn’t imagine anything else fitting into his life. That is, until he meets Maya, the sexy Californian artist who tints his world in technicolor.

But when Maya’s family starts to crumble and Jake’s mom takes a turn for the worse, will they drag each other down, or can they find what they were missing all along?

In this new adult romance, Theresa DaLayne paints a swoon-worthy story about life under the midnight sun, following your heart, and learning to live on the edge.

Publication Date: September 24, 2014

Jessica's Review:

2.5 stars. I had a hard time with this story. It was a fairly quick read and it was written well, but there was just something about it that bugged me. The whole situation with his mom's abusive boyfriend was unnecessary considering all her health issues and I felt the situation with her parents was too choppy and unresolved. The best friend Beth was awesome, but that was sort of the most redeeming part of the book.

Thanks to the publisher for a copy of the novel for review!

1 comment:

  1. Ouch. Hate it when a novel falls kinda flat. Nice review, Jessica! Thanks for sharing. WRITE ON!