{Blog Tour} Review + Giveaway: The Edge Of You by Theresa DaLayne

October 3, 2014 | Posted by Genesis in Book Reviews, Giveaways | 3 Comments

{Blog Tour} Review + Giveaway: The Edge Of You by Theresa DaLayne

{Blog Tour} Review + Giveaway: The Edge Of You by Theresa DaLayneThe Edge of You
by Theresa DaLayne
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: September 25, 2014 Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
5 Stars

Synopsis:
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 romance.

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.

{Blog Tour} Review + Giveaway: The Edge Of You by Theresa DaLayneThe Edge of You
by Theresa DaLayne
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Publication Date: September 25, 2014 Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble
5 Stars

Synopsis:
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 romance.

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.

Review

I received an eARC in exchange for my honest review.
I love how this story played out. The blurb had already reeled me in and I couldn’t wait to dive into this story. Theresa DaLayne delivered a very powerful and meaningful story, in a way that it deals with loss, alcoholism, guilt over a death, among other things, which is what makes this story so enjoyable and leaves the readers wanting more.

Jake is a loving and caring son. He’s always looking out for his mom, even miles away. His mom has a seizure and he flies to Washington State to be with her and take care of her. Jake doesn’t agree with his mom living with Wayne, a gold-digger, because he’s taking all of the money from Jake’s mom to buy drinks at a bar. One day, Wayne beat up Jake and Jake’s mom and Wayne was sent to prison.

Maya doesn’t want to move to Kodiak, Alaska but does so anyways so she can be with her family after a tragic event. Maya and Jake run into each other a few times before finally meeting face to face and the connection is right there for them.

Their story develops at a medium-slow pace but it is set perfectly. Everything matches, the characters are very lovable and each characters deals with their own life crisis that tears them apart inside, along with the reader. It is impossible not to feel anything while reading this story.

I will definitely be on the look out for this author because I want and I need more of her writing style.

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About Theresa DaLayne:
Theresa DaLayne is a north-south-east-western kind of girl with a quirky personality to match her nomad life. Born in California, she migrated to three different cities in Washington State, a tiny island in Alaska, North Carolina, and finally to the suburbs of Ohio where she currently lives with her husband, three kids, vegetarian cat, and her ungrateful fish.

Always on the lookout for a new story, Theresa is a shameless eavesdropper and will take anyone who provides inspiration and mold them into a character without a second thought. She enjoys writing both paranormal and contemporary stories, considering her mind wanders between worlds of fantasy while she’s forced to live in the real world, very much against her will.

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  • This sounds like an emotional read and one that's very character driven, too, which is what I look for in this genre. I also love the different topics it seems to have! Great review! 🙂

  • Thank you so much for such an incredible review, Genesis! And by the way, can I just say I love your name? I never have met someone named Genesis and it's lovely. Anyway, I am thrilled you enjoyed The Edge of You and am excited to share your review on my FB page!

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