The Edge of You

The Edge of You

by Theresa DaLayne

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ISBN-13: 9781619637801
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 09/25/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 96,304
File size: 6 MB
Age Range: 14 Years

About the Author

Theresa DaLayne is a north-south-east-western kind of girl with a quirky personality to match her nomad life. Born in the garlic capital of the world, she spent her childhood exploring the US with her family, including a seven-year stay in Kodiak, Alaska. Years later she married and finally settled in the suburbs of Ohio, where she currently lives with her husband and three kids, plus a menagerie of animals including a vegetarian cat, freshwater fish and a small flock of domestic ducks.

Travel being her greatest joy, Theresa has visited over a dozen countries. She has walked the canyons of Petra and visited the pyramids in the Far East, cruised the Rhine River and toured castles in Europe, and spent snowy afternoons soaking in the natural hot springs of Canada. Her bucket list has recently gotten longer, and now includes weaving unique and diverse stories of romance for her readers, who she so adores.

Find her online at @TheresaDaLayne and www.theresadalayne.com
Theresa DaLayne is a north-south-east-western kind of girl with a quirky personality to match her nomad life. Born in the garlic capital of the world, she spent her childhood exploring the US with her family, including a seven-year stay in Kodiak, Alaska. Years later she married and finally settled in the suburbs of Ohio, where she currently lives with her husband and three kids, plus a menagerie of animals including a vegetarian cat, freshwater fish and a small flock of domestic ducks.

Travel being her greatest joy, Theresa has visited over a dozen countries. She has walked the canyons of Petra and visited the pyramids in the Far East, cruised the Rhine River and toured castles in Europe, and spent snowy afternoons soaking in the natural hot springs of Canada. Her bucket list has recently gotten longer, and now includes weaving unique and diverse stories of romance for her readers, who she so adores.

Find her online at @TheresaDaLayne and www.theresadalayne.com

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The Edge of You 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like Jake's character because he really love and take care of his mother. His mother is sick and he is willing to do anything for her.Even working on a Salmon Boat in Kodiak. While Maya, at first she is so annoying because she blames herself for her sister's death and she is so guilty about it. She gave up everything to move to Alaska to be with her family to start all over again after her sister's death. Both characters have their own trials and hardship in life but they deal with it perfectly. All through the story Jake struggles with finding money for his mom's surgery. I love the story, it's all about love and responsibility for their family. They need to choose which is more important on their life. I'm so touch with the story and I can stop reading it. I even imagine every scene and I can easily relate to it. I'm recommending this book and they will surely love it like I do.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
I loved the setting of The Edge of You--Kodiak Island, Alaska. (I'm not saying I'd love to relocate there permanently, mind you, but an extended visit wouldn't be out of the question.) Maya? Not so much. Still reeling from a family tragedy which she blames herself for, she's given up her art scholarship in the hopes that by relocating with her family she'll be able to keep them together. Her plan is off to a rocky start, though, and that's before she sees the tiny college that's her only choice for achieving a higher education... Jake's in Alaska for one reason only--to earn enough money to help his mother out. He knows she'd love to have him back in Washington, but there's no way he could earn enough money there to help pay for her medical bills, so Alaska it is. He's barely got time for his university classes on top of work; a relationship is definitely a distraction he doesn't need. But it's a New Adult romance, so you know that these two are destined to be in a relationship, regardless of what they think they want. ;) Theresa DaLayne definitely got the what is the worst possible thing that could happen to your characters? Do it! memo. Things go from bad to worse for both Maya and Jake, giving these two even more to deal with than they already were. Toward the end I actually began to get genuinely concerned--maybe this was the first in a trilogy and I just hadn't realized it?--but (phew!) this was not the case. Things manage to come together nicely at the end, and an HEA is achieved. The Edge of You was a sweet romance about two young people who are dealing with a lot more drama than they should have to at that age. An interesting setting and likable characters (loved Jake's aunt and uncle, as well as Maya's BFF Beth--though I could have cheerfully drop-kicked both of Maya's parents into next week for much of the book) made this book a pleasure to read. Rating: 4 stars / B+ I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
WorldsCollide More than 1 year ago
A sweet New Adult read that had lovely romance and deep emotions, The Edge of You was a wonderful read. I really liked this book and I definitely enjoyed reading it. I really liked the setting. It was well described and had enough detail that I really felt immersed in the setting, without being overloaded with details. I've only read one other book where the characters lived in Alaska (Winter's Longing, which is really good if you want to check it our) so it was nice to see this one. Maya was a good heroine. Stifled with guilt over the death of her sister, she moved to Alaska with her parents to help support them, even as she struggled with her own grief. At first, she had a habit of being a bit passive but, as the book went on, she became determined to change things for herself and her family. My one issue with her was that, at one point, Jake had to leave Kodiak to take care of his sick mother during her surgery and it made their relationship uncertain. Rather than be understanding of Jake's need to care for his mother, she almost seemed to blame him for leaving. She made him feel guilty as if he was leaving on a whim and not for something very important to him. He had to justify himself several times and I didn't think he needed to and I didn't like that he felt that he had to. It wasn't a single instance either. Another time, it was possible that he would have to leave if he didn't find a job and she seemed resentful of him about it, like it was within his control. It just made me annoyed with her. Not enough to dislike her but enough that I wanted give her a lecture on not being selfish. Overall, though, she was a mostly likable character. Jake was simply wonderful, though. He was caring and very loyal to his loved ones. I really liked how protective he was of his mother. Even when he was struggling to support himself, he was preoccupied with his mother's well-being, especially because she was in ill health, and would have dropped everything to care for her if it was necessary. He was very sweet and I really liked him. The romance was nice. I liked how Maya and Jake helped each other become stronger people. The heat level in this book was fairly low, with it being a fairly clean romance. But, the attraction between them was still obvious. I thought they were a lovely couple. The plot was well-paced and I was kept interested the entire way through. There were a few instances where there were plot holes (like how Maya's parents seemed remarkably uncaring that she left and didn't take to them for a few days), but they weren't enough to ruin the book. I still really enjoyed the story and I thought the ending was lovely. The Edge of You was an enjoyable New Adult romance. It had a few faults, but it was still an overall lovely read that I did like. Romance lovers, you might want to check this book out. *I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
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 have? This is a very emotional read and one I would highly recommend. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.  Fast & Furious: This book was great from the first page to the last.  There was true emotion, realistic issues being dealt with and a focus on figuring out how to be happy together.  I loved that Jake and Maya didn’t appear to come from the same background but had enough tough life experiences to be able to relate to each other and each other’s sufferings.  Jake has been dealt a hard hand in life, with a non-existent father and a mother who courts dangerous men. Maya has what seems to be the perfect family but with a tragic past that breaks them up and then brings them together.  As Jake and Maya become friends and learn more about each other, the story follows their friendship through several difficult situations and separations.  We meet members of their extended families and good friends who help to wrap the story in more depth and give it more perspective.   It’s a cute story with likeable characters.  I want to read more about what happens to these two as their lives continue and I hope that the author will share more of their story! 
BlkosinerBookBlog More than 1 year ago
3.5     I wanted to read The Edge of You because the male main character seems like such a caretaker and loves his mom. She is sick, which is something that I am also drawn to in books, usually it really catches my eye if it is the main character or their girl/boyfriend, but seeing it from a different angle, where the child is becoming the caretaker is def a part of being in college or working professional because the parents who started late are coming to an age of vulnerability.    I was also attracted to this one because of Maya and her family's grief. I know that Maya's younger sister passed away, but wanted to know why Maya felt so guilty and hopefully see her learn to forgive herself and that grieving is okay, but so is letting change happen, and making good decisions for yourself and still considering your future.     The Alaskan setting is something that I haven't seen very much and it was refreshing to see the small town taken in a whole new way.       They had some great chemistry and I enjoyed getting to know Jake and Maya both individually and as a couple. They have their own share of hardships that they're already dealing with as well as some that take them by surprise during the book. It was such hard choices that they had to make and on top of that dealing with Maya's absent dad and drinking mom as well as her feelings of guilt over what happened to her little sister. Jake has the weight of his own job and finances on top of those of his mom who needs surgery.     I liked how things turned around for them and I thought that it was a good fix and I had been hoping that something similar would happen to wrap things up. I did think that a few things were a little too easily tied up and then a couple of others that didn't get quite the amount of closure I would have liked, but I enjoyed it and would read more about them if another story was written.  Bottom Line: Good NA read. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago