The Edge of Us by Veronica Larsen
At the back of The Edge of Us, Veronica leaves a note to her reader. A note that includes the following…
“This is my fifth full-length romance novel, but a part of me feels as though it’s the one I’ve been meaning to write from the very beginning. It’s as if all my other stories were leading me to this one as I settled into my style and prose.”
No words have ever been more true. THIS is where Veronica Larsen has brought herself, The Edge of Us is what Veronica Larsen has worked towards and despite the fact her previous books have all been fantastic, she should never look back. The Edge of Us is THE BOOK. That book that truly brings a writer’s career to a point where they know where they are, they believe it and we as the reader believe it. This is Veronica’s best book to date, the best book of her life, and honestly I don’t think she’ll ever top it. The truth is, she shouldn’t want to. The Edge of Us, is deep, intricate, so damn raw, it’s vivid, visual and mesmerising and it stands alone, unreachable, and that’s okay. When people read it, they’ll realise. It doesn’t matter if this book can be topped what matters is the feeling it elicits in the reader. It doesn’t mean that her next book won’t be as good, I’m sure it will. But I believe deep down it won’t be THIS. What does matter though is that’s it’s one of the most outstanding reads EVER and my top read of the year.
There isn’t actually much I can say about the story, because it’s layered, it’s complicated, brutal, heartbreaking, breathtaking, beautiful and then some. Every page plays with your emotions and pulls at the deepest parts of you. At times words are like a strong, purposeful punch to the gut, other times, words are like a balm to the soul as they breath hope and life and fix all the broken pieces. A delectable push and pull is present from the very first page and it never wanes, if anything it grows stronger and more prolific, until it explodes and rules your head, heart and soul.
There are times I’m sure readers will hope for something that doesn’t happen, wish that something went a different way, I know I did, but Veronica weaves this story into you and, like I said, pulls every emotion out of you. She makes everything so real, you picture every burst of colour and every deep tangling web. You feel the pain and hurt, the lies and deceit, the love and devotion. Everything attacks all at once but it’s blissful and addicting. Like the strongest drug pulling you in deeper and deeper until there is only these words, only these characters, only this book.
The Edge of Us took me to my edge, it pushed my limits, broke and healed my heart. I couldn’t read fast enough and yet I never wanted it to end. I urge you to read this book, I urge you to go in blind, or as blind as you can, I urge you to trust Veronica, trust the words, I urge you to feel and experience. Because once you hit the end, it’s the best DAMN feeling ever.
6, but six really doesn’t even come close, stars.
“Veronica Larsen ripped my heart out! This book is so well written with absolutely emotional, raw, and beautiful characters.” ~Alta Hensley, USA Today Bestselling Author
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.