Monday, July 31, 2017

New Release: The Edge of Us by Veronica Larsen + Review


Grab it now! The Edge of Us by Veronica Larsen!
A standalone, contemporary romance 


"Veronica Larsen ripped my heart out! This book is so well written with absolutely emotional, raw, and beautiful characters." ~Alta Hensley, USA Today Bestselling Author

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Eight years ago, Cole Van Buren left me at the altar without a single explanation. My heart’s been at a standstill ever since, the anger keeping me from moving on. Keeping me from seeing the man who’s been right in front of me all this time…
Andrew’s been the friend I needed, the one constant through the hardest times of my life. But one night, the lines blur and we’re tipped into something more. Just when I’m ready to explore what we could be…
My ex comes back.
Cole says he didn’t come to get me back, but I should know better. The answers he dangles overhead are the ones I need to finally let go.
Except there’s no such thing as closure, only a past that wants to pull you backward.

3.5 stars

This was a pretty good book. This is Mila and Cole's second chance love story. Mila and Cole were in love and engaged eight years ago, but Cole left Mila waiting for him on her wedding day. Since then, Mila has not heard from Cole. She has no idea what happened to him or why he disappeared. She has thrown herself into her business and tried to move on. But she has never really let herself move on emotionally because she had no closure. She has leaned on her best friend Andrew and now he wants more from her. She is open to the idea, but now Cole is back in town. He is now a famous artist and she is his muse for his current project, unknowingly. Mila seeks out Cole in order to get the closure he needs, so she can understand what went wrong for them. There is a lot of emotional turmoil to work through, but they both realize they still love each other. Will Mila and Cole be able to find their way back to each other? 

This is a pretty emotional read. Cole has a secret that Mila could not imagine. The reason he left her and stayed gone for eight years is heartbreaking and it hurt them both very badly.  They way the worked their way back to each other was very tough to read. I had a hard time trusting that everything was going to work out for them in the future. Their relationship seemed so fragile. Cole was not confidant. He didn't think he ever stood a chance of getting Mila back, or that he was good enough for her, which made me doubt it too. This was a slow burn romance in that the couple does not have any sexy time moments until 78%. The book ends in a way that felt like a beginning, not an end. There is a hopeful-for-the-future note, but it feels like the couple has a long way to go to get stronger together and trust each other and themselves. I just felt like I needed a bit more closure on the story. 

This book was a very interesting story with beautiful moments, art and symbolism. I did enjoy the book, even though it was heart-wrenching at time and not an easy read. The writing is very good and I liked Mila and Cole together. I enjoy Ms. Larsen's books and will definitely read more from her in the future!


About the Author:

Veronica Larsen began writing around the age of seven, scribbling Nancy Drew-like stories between the margins of composition notebooks. Her journey into the romance genre began once upon a long military deployment when she penned a steamy romance for her husband, a US Marine. This story eventually turned into her debut novel Entangle. She fell in love with writing romance and hasn't looked back since. Her novels are known to feature engaging story-lines, relatable characters that tap into heart-tugging truths, and a tangible chemistry that builds throughout the story. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, which has come in handy in resolving the messy lives of the fictional people in her head.

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