02 October 2014

Book Tour & Giveaway: The Edge of You by Theresa DaLayne



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The Edge of You
by Theresa DaLayne.
Audience/Genre: New Adult, Romance.
Publication: September 25th 2014 by Bloomsbury Spark.
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.


Reviewed by Kelly.


I wanted to read this book because I love to see other places and love stories with families in them. I wanted for someone to describe Alaska so I could see it, since I doubt I will ever go there.

What I got was some scenery of Alaska and how small the airport in Kodiak was. Definitely not like the mainland. This is a story of two people whose lives and decisions are connected to their families. Maya went from California to Alaska with her family leaving a scholarship for art. She felt guilty for her sister’s death and felt like her mother blamed her and didn’t love her. Maya decided she needed to help her mother. Her mother needed more help than Maya could give. She was an alcoholic to numb her pain. Her father was a workaholic, so Maya didn’t see much of him either.

Then we have Jake. He lives in Alaska near his aunt and uncle where he can make good money fishing and go to college there to send his mother money because she was sick. He is a good man. He is covered in tattoos and piercings. He loves his family deeply and hasn’t been in a relationship in years. He didn’t want to with Maya but he couldn’t deny the way he felt with her.

When these two broken people lean on each other, they are happier. But money is an issue to Jake and he works long hours and Maya’s family is not coping. When there is an art exhibition with a prize and her teacher gets her to sign up and learns there is a prize, Maya is excited. She could help Jake with money to help her pay for a surgery she needs if she wins. Then Jake loses his job and needs one soon or he will have to go to Washington to take care of his mom and find another job.

I liked the book. I liked how there was no instalove. It was a slow progression in their relationship. I could tell there was some chemistry.

Some parts of some conversations, I became lost and didn’t know what they were talking about. These were crucial conversations with arguments. I also didn’t understand why her mothers’ seizures were from workman’s comp. It didn’t make sense. Maybe it was there and I royally missed it.

If you like Alaska, fishing, broken families, families with some humor, art, being loyal to your family then you might like this book.





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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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1 comment:

  1. Great review, Kelly! The lack of insta-love is refreshing! And I like the different themes that are part of this book, too! Glad you liked it! :)

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