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The Edge of You characters Þ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Ê He left home to escape She made a new life out of guilt Neither one expected to find love—but not even the Arctic can cool this steamy romanceMaya knows she’s doing the right thing by moving to Alaska with her parents but that doesn’t mean she has to be happy aboutTo his life That is until he meets Maya the sexy Californian artist who tints his world in technicolorBut 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 alongIn 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 edg. Review originally posted at Ramblings From This ChickThe Edge of You by Theresa DaLayne first grabbed my attention because it sounded so different from all of the NA books I have read I loved the idea of this story being set in Alaska and the hero working on a fishing boat As much as the blurb first attracted me to this book the story itself I had some problems with I ended up having mixed feelings about this one and it wasn't what I was expecting or hoping forStruggling to keep her once happy family together after a painful loss Maya moves to Alaska with her parents after her dad gets a job there Maya had plans to attend a prestigious art school with a full scholarship but was forced to walk away when she left California Now she must resign herself to attending the tiny college in Kodiak that is smaller than her high school In her art class there she meets Jake and the attraction and chemistry is instant Maya finds a connection with Jake that is undeniable But Jake is also struggling with a lot Jake must balance work school and providing for his sick mother Jake is not looking for a relationship but something about Maya makes him want to get to know her and spend time with her But as Maya's family continues to get worse and Jake's mom's condition deteriorates will they find a way to get through it togetherI liked Jake and Maya however I felt like I was never really able to connect with them They were both really good people and they put others first Maya gave up so much to move with her family and she really tried to help her mother with her drinking She was a good friend and I liked her with Jake I thought that they were both able to relate to each other because of everything that they had been through Jake was such a hard worker He not only went to school and did what he could to make money but he sent money to his mom and did everything that he could to help support her He would have given up everything to help her and I really admired that While I did feel the attraction between Jake and Maya I just never was able to really feel their connection I thought that they had a lot in common but it just never really came together for meI thought that this story was sweet It had a lot of great moments and I liked the two main characters But I did struggle a lot with the parents of these characters I know that Jake's mom was going through a lot but I did not understand the reason for her to have not kicked Wayne out It was ridiculous that she would allow him to treat herself and Jake the way that he did and I saw no reason for her not to have taken action I flat out didn't like Maya's mom and didn't understand her dad at all While I thought that this story had a lot of potential I felt like it just didn't deliver It was hard for me to get into and felt really slow most of the way through I found my attention wandering and it just didn't really hold my interest I kept putting it down and there wasn't a lot that made me want to pick it back up I was hoping for something new and original but besides the location I felt like this was similar to a lot of other NA books already out there If you are looking for a sweet NA read you might give this one a chance But if you are looking for something exciting or new this might not be the story for youARC Provided by Bloomsbury

review Î eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Õ Theresa DaLayne

Help hold her family together after the death of her little sister But a fresh start can only do so muchJake 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 in. This is an awesome NA book with a different storyline from any I've read At a time in their lives when they should be discovering who they are and what they want out of life Maya and Jake are both dealing with family issues that are out of their control When these two find comfort and understanding in each other all seems right in the world When things take a turn for the worse in both their families will they be able to hold on to what they haveThis is a very emotional read and one I would highly recommendI was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

Theresa DaLayne Õ 7 read

The Edge of YouHe left home to escape She made a new life out of guilt Neither one expected to find love but not even the Arctic can cool this steamy romanceMaya 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. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Talesuick Dirty Cute story that was a little forgettable but had fun characters and a sweet romance I wanted to love this story but ultimately I didn’t connect with itOpening Sentence Jake threw his duffle bag in the back of his uncle’s truck parked in the drivewayThe ReviewMaya has decided to give up her dreams of attending a prestigious Art School to move with her parents to Alaska With a recent family tragedy having taken place her parents need a fresh start and Maya knows that they need her for emotional support as well There is a small university that she can attend and try to start over from her pain filled past Maya didn’t realize she was going to be so bored and things don’t seem to be going so well until she meets Jake He is sexy and a great distraction but is it just a fling or something Jake has spent most of his life taking care of his sick mother She has never had the best health and has always dated losers so he has taken it upon himself to take care of her He currently has a great job in Alaska where he can finally make enough money to pay for himself and his mother But his mother’s health takes a turn for the worst and he needs to earn a large amount of money fast That means pulling long hours on the fishing boat and trying to juggle college on top of that He obviously doesn’t have time to date but when Maya walks into his life he just can’t seem to resist herMaya is a spontaneous girl that has been put in a very difficult situation There was a recent family tragedy that has really taken a toll on her parents Instead of living her dreams and pursing an art career she decides to move with her parents to the middle of nowhere in Alaska The fact that she was willing to give up so much for her family made me have a lot of admiration for her For the most part she has a pretty positive outlook on life and I really liked that about her She is someone that was easy to connect with and I ended up really enjoying her character as a wholeJake is a really sweet guy that I instantly liked He is extremely attractive and works really hard which I loved He had a rough childhood and he could easily use that as an excuse to be a jerk and a leach but instead he doesn’t want handouts from anyone He wants to be able to stand on his own two feet and earn his own way in life which made me have huge respect for him The fact that he wants to take care of his mother is so endearing and made me love him There were a few times that he was too much of a Debbie Downer but for the most part I really loved his character His relationship with Maya is sexy and developed perfectly Just like everything else in his life he treats her with respect and is always very honest with her I loved their romance and was glad I got to read their storyThe Edge of You was a cute romance but I never felt much of an emotional connection to the story like I wanted to I liked the characters just fine and romance developed really well but I felt like there was just something missing in the story There were some tough issues covered but personally I just didn’t feel any connection to them It’s not that they were handled badly or anything like that; they just didn’t bring out any emotion from me so I felt a pretty big disconnect with the story because of it While this was a pleasurable read for a few hours it’s not something I would probably ever read again The other problem I have with this is that I read this a few days ago and I am struggling trying to remember what happened in the story so it is obviously pretty forgettable as well This makes me sad because I really wanted to love this book and in the end it was just an okay read for me That’s not to say that others won’t love this book because I think if you can connect with the story better than I did you will probably really like it because for the most part it was really well written with great romance and likeable characters If you are in the mood for a light contemporary read I would say give this one a tryNotable SceneMaya crinkled her nose and took the bottle from his hand “Not that one It’s muddled”She picked a few bottles of primary colors and handed them to him “Start with the basics If you need help there’s any empty seat next to me” Maya tried not to smile when he took her up on her offer and followed close behind her“You’re new here”“And you’re not the first person who’s noticed” She glanced over her shoulder “Is it that obvious” Maya found her seat and spilled the pile of paints onto the table“It’s a small town” He pulled the seat out beside her and sat leaning back in his chair while staring up at herThose blue eyes againShe sat and organized the paints in a row dark to light “So does the whole town knowI’m here”“Probably” He chuckled and extended his handShe wrapped her hand in his His hands were callused but he had a strong grip “I’m Maya by the way”“Jake” He pulled his hand back and leaned forward propping his forearms on the table“So what are we painting”“We” She picked up a slanted brush loading it with dark brown “I’m painting a mountainside”Jake grabbed an abandoned piece of paper from beside him and a straight edge paintbrush“I’m thinking a snake Or a worm”Maya smiled “You mean a suiggly line”“Exactly”FTC Advisory Bloomsbury Spark provided me with a copy of The Edge of You No goody bags sponsorships “material connections” or bribes were exchanged for my review