Tuesday 1 August 2017

Release Day Blitz & Review ~ The Edge of Us by Veronica Larsen


Grab it now! The Edge of Us by Veronica Larsen!

A standalone, contemporary romance NOW AVAILABLE!


Book Description:

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.

"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


Buy Links:

★ Amazon UK → http://amzn.to/2tHci43
★ Amazon US → http://amzn.to/2uGSWxi
★ iBooks → http://apple.co/2rx3EnW 
★ Nook → http://bit.ly/2v3kwqz 
★ Kobo → http://bit.ly/2h5Tc5M 
★ Google Play → http://bit.ly/2tXmJQ6


Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“I never needed you to be perfect. I just needed you to stay.”

Another new to me author and another corker of a read. This book had everything I love in a book, great dialogue, fantastic character connection and buckets of emotion. Veronica Larsen had me in tears in parts and laughing in others all the while delivering a memorable second chance romance.

“Why do you want it to be easier to hate me?”
“Because, Cole, it’s so fucking hard to love you.”

Mila was left stranded on what should have been the happiest day of her life, jilted at the altar, humiliated, devastated and utterly heart broken. Many people were happy, many had predicted they wouldn’t last, but Mila didn’t. The love she had for Cole Van Buren transcended time. Chalk and cheese, opposites attract but what they had was perfect…perfect for them.

“But if you really knew Mila, you would know she’s not the kind of woman you claim. She’s the kind of woman who claims you.”

Eight years on and Mila is now a successful business woman who has thrown herself into her career proving many people wrong. The scars of her past are worn on her sleeve, literally and the man that broke her heart many years ago still has a stronghold…on her heart, in her head and all her emotions. Unable to love, unable to forget, Mila is stuck in the past and when the present gives her an opportunity to move on, the past comes back to haunt her.

“I think I’ll die missing you, might as well die loving you.”

To be honest, I wouldn’t class this as a love triangle, one never really begins before the past comes back. Andrew was a fantastic best friend and despite how close he and Mila are, they could never really be anything else. The relationship that these two had was extremely close and neither really wanted to risk it, deep down.

“…I think meeting you was just what I needed at that exact time in my life. I thought you’d be a one-night stand but…eight years later and we’ve fucked everyone in Manhattan but each other.”

Cole Van Buren was the typical bad boy with his tattoos, and penchant for trouble and yet all was covered up by his rich parents. One thing though that was never in doubt was the love that he had for Mila. Mila made him want to be a better person, Mila completed him and yet he didn’t show for what should have been the happiest day of his life.

“I was just a stupid little girl caught up in a cliché with the tattooed bad boy.”

When the whys come out, I must admit it was all a little anti-climactic and a little hard to swallow seeing as it took him eight years to come back on the scene. While what he has been up to in those eight years is touched upon and I could understand the reasons why it just didn’t sit right. However, artists are known to be broody and I guess it took him a while to work through his issues. For a man that seemingly had it all, his self-confidence is considerably lacking and the faith he has in himself is not great. To see a man that once had everything it was humbling to see the changes.

“We all have an endless capacity for the truth, until the moment we’re lied to and the truth becomes tainted. From there, that endless capacity shrinks down to a single shot.”

I loved the art exhibit and the authors story telling when it came to this part was utterly brilliant. I could picture the journey, I felt all the emotion and the tears were plentiful. Another great second chance romance and this is definitely an author I will be keeping on my radar.

“You know, Cole, you’re not the monster you think you are.”

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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