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.
WOW…I need to let this all soak in. The Edge of Us by Veronica Larsen is not your typical love story. It was something different, dark yet a breath of fresh air. The raw emotions and the blatant honesty we see throughout is something I’m not used to. We have three main characters whose eyes we are told the story through. They each have different battles and pasts that have all lead them to this point in the present, never guessing what their future would hold.
Mila, our heroine. She is strong and independent, taking control of her life after it fell apart eight years ago. Mila doesn’t let anyone, especially a man, tell her what to do. She is funny and to the point, playful yet professional. You can feel her pain when she thinks about the past, she desperately wants to move on but is stuck in this endless cycle.
Even then, loving him was so intense, it was almost painful. Pain so good, I thought I could never get enough.
Andrew, the best friend/co-worker/almost-one-night-stand from Mila’s past. This man is sex on a stick, he exudes confidence yet knows when to show remorse and make an apology, even if he is playful about it. I liked Drew but at the same time there was something about him that just didn’t seem right for Mila, as he tells us…
Mila and I, we make sense together. We make so much fucking sense, and I’m going to prove it to her.
…but I just wasn’t believing it, something was missing to me, and then we find out what has been missing…
Cole, he is a mystery at first. I hated him for much of the story. I didn’t know why though, we have no real explanation in the beginning as to what happened between him and Mila but her strong feelings of hatred toward him were enough to fuel mine. He is an enigma, a ghost that has suddenly reappeared with no explanation. I didn’t trust his motives and it took awhile for me to trust him and see the real Cole and understand just what happened to him over the past eight years.
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.
The tone throughout this book floats back and forth between heavy and light. The pain of the past and the jokes in the present. This book has so much “mature angst”, and you know how much the Schmexy girls FLOVE this, it keeps you guessing and wanting more. We get some easter eggs for what I hope will be future stories and more of all of these characters. This is a story that will stay with me for some time!!
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, heart-tugging truths, and 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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