Review: Over the Edge by Suzanne Carroll

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*This review is part of the Summer Romance Blog Tour brought by The Writer’s Coffee Shop and it’s participating authors*

Over the Edge
Over the Edge by Suzanne  Carroll

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

3.5 stars!!!
~I received this book in exchange for an honest review. My Thoughts and opinions are solely my own.~

  The Story
: In six weeks Zoe Harper will marry Dan Costi in an over-the-top Sydney society wedding, complete with fire-eaters and belly dancers. But when she receives an unexpected gift from her future mother-in-law, Zoe realises she’s making a huge mistake. In a blazing sidewalk argument, she breaks up with her fiance, and his mother–who has joined the fight via conference call.
Following the advice of friends and co-workers, along with some inspiration from late-night-television self-help guru Dr. Pam, Zoe sets out to find the life she thinks she should be living. Always a planner, she makes a list of goals: travel, career, tattoos, and no relationships. It’s all carefully laid out, until she meets Angus Creed.
In six weeks Angus is supposed to lead the opening waltz at a charity ball in New York City. Only problem is, the handsome billionaire construction magnate with the tabloid past can’t dance. Not one step.
Tainted by gossip and with a well-publicised failed engagement behind him, Angus has become a master at keeping an emotional distance. Until he meets Zoe.
What starts as dancing lessons, slowly becomes something more. Angus begins to let down his guard and open his heart, even when his past makes an unexpected and unwelcome return. As Zoe discovers the real man behind the headlines, she questions where her new choices are taking her. Her goals look good on paper, but are they what she really wants? And by the time she realises where her heart lies, will it be too late?
My Thoughts: Over the Edge was a surprisingly fun and gripping read. I had wanted to read it, yes. But thought I’d get more fluffy,romance-your-pants-off. This was romance. This was fun. This was silly and angry and frustrated. This was a narrative about life, living in the moment and living for you.
My main point of contention with this story lies with our leading lady, Zoe. Although I can understand the author’s thought process and purpose in most of her thoughts and actions they just never rang true to me of what Zoe’s supposed character would/should do. And backwoods Julie just seemed random. No background story. No past memories from Zoe of her like with the other characters just random bits of annoying word vomit that played on Zoes naivete.
Angus however, Angus was amazing. Even when he was seemingly or supposedly being an ass. I loved his description. His contraction the way he was portrayed…He is what kept me reading despite my hate for having to hear Zoe’s constant commentary.
Oh and I totally didn’t get Dan and his mother and how that was so easily swept under the rug. It felt like that was a real part of the storyline but Suzanne just wanted to get on with the romance so chopped all other possible narrative threads off at the head.

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If you’re looking for a quick and fun read, with the right amount of hot. This is the book you’re looking for! Sexy Australians, dancing and passion.
It’ll push you over. the. edge.
Keep reading and let the Ink Run Free.~

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If you want to read more reviews and find giveaways for these books and authors, visit the following tour sites:
   
July 17 – Beyond the Seduction, M. A. Stacie
July 18 – Passion and Propriety, Elise de Sallier
July 19 – Koven, Vanessa Skye
July 20 – Under These Restless Skies, Lissa Bryan
July 20 – As Darkness Gathers, Emma Elliot
July 21 – Supernova, C. L. Parker
July 21 – Code Red, Amy Noelle
July 22 – Over The Edge, Suzanne Carroll
July 23- Maybe, Amber L. Johnson
July 24 – How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love With You, T.M. Franklin
July 24 – Under These Restless Skies, Lissa Bryan
July 25 – How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love With You, T.M. Franklin
July 25 – Passion and Propriety, Elise de Sallier
July 26 – Ruthless People, J. J. McAvoy
July 26 – RUE Toulouse, Debby Grahl
July 27 – The Heart of Grace, Diane Greco
July 28 – Spotlight, Krista Richmond
July 29 – Risking it All, Jennifer Schmidt
July 30 – Red Zone, Sherri Hayes
July 30 – How to Get Ainsley Bishop to Fall in Love With You, T.M. Franklin
July 30 – Out of the Dark
July 31 – Hunted, Lorenz Font
July 31 – Mountain Charm, Sydney Logan
July 31 – Koven, Vanessa Skye

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