On the Edge ( A Winter Games Novel)
by Dr. Rebecca Sharp
Genre: NA Romance (Standalone)
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Do. Not. Touch.
Alice Ryder came with more warning signs than a museum exhibit.
Under twenty-one. Best friend’s baby sister. Heart-broken.
I was only supposed to keep an eye on her and keep my hands to myself.
But her sunshine sucked me in.
Why did she have to want me? Why did she have to want me to save her?
I wasn’t her savior. I wasn’t the prince in her fairytale.
I was only the asshole in shining armor.
For some, heartbreak becomes a habit.
Losing so much had taught me that it’s easier to just give up the things you care about before they are taken.
Because you can’t lose what you don’t have.
I gave up the warmth of the sun and sand hoping that the cold, snowy mountains of Colorado would be able to numb whatever feelings I had left and bury the pieces of my heart under the frost.
And then I met Emmett Jameson – the King of the Mountain and my brother’s best friend.
He was cold and controlling – treating me like the child that I wasn’t.
He was everything that promised to break what was left of me.
And I needed him for it.
My shattered heart would be safe wanting someone like him.
Then again, heartbreak was my bad habit.
On the Edge by Dr. Rebecca Sharp was my first experience with her storytelling, and her beautiful words floored me with an avalanche of emotions I wasn’t expecting. Ally and Emmett’s story had everything I love in a enemies-to-lovers, best friend’s sibling romance. I couldn’t put it down and any time I wasn’t reading, I wished I was. I was totally addicted to their angst-filled, explosive relationship.
“Massive. Magnetic. Looking at him twisted and tangled everything inside of me, energy flaring and desire flashing off of me like radiation, melting me to my core.”
Emmett is one of those characters that kept me on the edge of my seat—one I wanted to dislike at times. He’s arrogant, turns to one-night stands, and alcohol to cover up his demons and desire for Ally. But, what I loved most about him was his broken parts. He was someone who thought he was undeserving of love, and to have someone as special as Ally to call his own.
“Explosive chemistry. That was the crux of the problem between Emmett and me. What we had could light up the whole damn sky. And it could destroy the world in the very same second.“
Ally Ryder—I loved her from the beginning. She’s softness and light compared to Emmett. With the push and pull of their hearts, he brought a fire out in her that I loved to witness. And with a past just as heartbreaking, it was nearly impossible to not fall in love with these two.
“Have you forgotten, sunshine, how your body rises and sets beneath my hands? No. I would have sooner forgotten how to walk.”
Giving this new-to-me author a chance with this book ended my April on a high note. Her writing was almost poetic, keeping me captive to this story. It was a beautiful angst-filled, steamy, heartbreaking love story about redemption and taking what you want. I couldn’t get enough of it!
I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves the tropes of enemies-to-lovers or best friend’s siblings.
Rebecca Sharp is a dentist and International Best-Selling author living in a small town in northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, the love of her life. After graduating Cum Laude from Lafayette College in 2011 with two degrees (one in Business & Economics and one in French), she pursued her doctoral degree at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Graduating in 2015, she has since been working in her family’s dental practice that has serving the local community for over 60 years.
While she enjoys the practical and challenging academic aspects of her career and the fulfillment of providing care to her patients, Rebecca desired to pursue something more creative in her free time. Starting with her love of Jane Austen, she began writing. While she enjoys all types of books, romance novels have always held a special place in her heart. (True story: She listed a Sabrina Jeffries novel on her 8th grade summer reading list. Much to her surprise, the teacher didn’t even notice!) She has currently published numerous contemporary romance titles.
When she isn’t taking care of her patients or writing/publishing her next book, Rebecca loves to read, cook, draw, and snowboard. She has a small addiction to coffee and the TV show ‘Friends.’ She and her husband are avid travelers, determined to visit every corner of this beautiful planet!