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On The Edge by Aleatha Romig

On the Edge

Posted on May 11, 2022 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 6 Comments

On The Edge by Aleathea Romig, gives an inside look into the lives of the members of the Woodland Cliffs Country Club, its owners and employees. The author created a web of secrets, lies and murder designed to keep the reader turning the pages while holding on to the edge of their seat. 

 

On The Edge by Aleatha RomigTitle: On the Edge
Author(s): Aleatha Romig
Published by Romig Works on May 11, 2022
Pages: 203
Genre(s): Romantic Suspense
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Format: eArc
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Reading Challenges: COYER 2022
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Heat Level: One Flame

From New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a standalone new-adult, romantic thriller where love is new, and monsters lurk in expensive suits behind million-dollar smiles.
Woodland Cliffs Country Club is the crown jewel of the small Monterey-area seaside town. It’s comfortable stomping grounds for those born to money and opportunity. With the club’s esteemed members from near and far, it’s not unusual to spot celebrities, business tycoons, or those with even more power.
It isn’t the glamour or intrigue that attracts Rae Watson to seek a summer job at the Cliffs. As a struggling college student, she simply wants to earn money for her senior year at the university and concentrate on classes.
When Rae’s friend helps secure her summer employment at the Cliffs, Rae willingly accepts. She quickly learns there’s more to the Cliffs, particularly the hidden world of those the country club employs.
The lives of the elite and those who serve them are worlds apart.
What will that mean for Rae and the handsome blue-eyed college student who makes her swoon?
Will she discover the secrets purged from the high cliffs, waiting to be found on the rocky shores, or will she find herself on the edge?
Have you been Aleatha’d?
*ON THE EDGE is a small town, friends-to-lovers, romantic thriller, stand-alone novel.
*Fans of Downton Abbey, are raving about this modern-day version, in ON THE EDGE.

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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SUMMARY

Rae Watson needs to earn additional funds to pay her rent and her college tuition. The offer to work at the Woodland Cliffs Country Club came at the most opportune time. Her best friend felt it may be Risky seeing that a woman died there a year ago under mysterious circumstances. However, Rae refused to allow an incident that was ruled as an accident to prevent her from earning the much-needed funds and so she accepted the job offer. Soon she will learn things are not always what they seem.

 

 

On the Edge was an interesting read. It grabbed me from the first page and refused to let go until the moment it took me to the edge and left me hanging. Marketed as a standalone, but with an unbelievable ending, I think there must be a sequel in the making. There is no way Romig would leave her fans in such a state of wonderment.

I had my finger on the person responsible for the women who went missing and eventually turned up dead from early on. However, it did not take away from the suspense. I thought the mystery and the suspense were well done. It sure had me flipping the pages rapidly, needing to learn the outcome. And what an outcome indeed. Never expected it and I was disappointed with how it was all tied up. There are several lingering questions that desperately need answers.

Classified as a romantic thriller, On the Edge was very light on the romance. The couple featured (Rea and Frankie) rarely spent time together, as both were busy with work. Sadly, I had difficulties connecting with them as individuals and as a couple. The romance was meh. No chemistry and no real connection, it lacked credibility.

Told from several POVs, the story highlighted the abuse of power by the employers through the demands of sexual favors. It shows the sense of entitlement displayed by these said employers and also the owners.

Overall, On the Edge provided a suspenseful getaway into the world of the country club and its rich and entitled members.

 

Story Evaluation
Plot
3
Characters
3
World Building
4
Writing Style
4.5
Pacing
4.5
Cover
4
Enjoyment
3.5
Ending
3
Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

 

 
 
 
 

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About Aleatha Romig

Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of over thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams and bring your imagination to life! Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat. In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016. In the spring of 2017, Aleatha released her first stand-alone, fun, and sexy romantic comedy with PLUS ONE, followed by the sweet stand-alone, ONE NIGHT. Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America.  She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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