Intense and original? Meredith Wild is your author ;o) And she's taking us OVER THE EDGE.
Over The Edge by Meredith Wild
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Olivia Bridge has always been a good girl—good grades, good friends, and a good job that her wealthy parents handed her. Desperate to carve out a life that is truly hers, Liv walks away from it all and takes on the challenge of helping her brothers open a chain of fitness centers in New York City. Just as she’s beginning to find her footing in a new place, she’s caught between two men who couldn’t be more determined to turn all her goodness inside out.
Will Donovan has the capital to make the Bridge brothers’ entrepreneurial dreams a reality. Taking their uptight sister to bed seems a reasonable perk for the risk. Liv is the smartest, sexiest prude Will’s ever met, and he can’t wait to break her down.
Life is too short for Ian Savo to play by anyone’s rules. Sharing women with his friend isn’t anything new, so when Will introduces him to Liv, he can’t wait to get a taste. But falling for the same girl, or falling at all, was never in the plans...
The Bridge Series follows Cameron, Darren, and Olivia Bridge, three siblings living in New York City. Desperate to break away from the crushing expectations of their wealthy and privileged and equally broken family, they carve out a new path together. But can they find real love along the way?
Each book follows a different sibling’s journey and can be read as a standalone.
One highly-educated woman. Two strong men.
Sounds intriguing, right? I was indeed.
This is an intense, emotional story. When I finished reading it, I was fulfilled.
Will comes across as obnoxious and offensive at times. I didn't care much for him when he treats Olivia so condescendingly and makes an outrageous proposition that comes off as demeaning. at least, she showed a minimum of dignity before succumbing to temptation. Despite his harsh attitude and domination in bed, the intimacy between them is scorching-hot.
Then Ian, who works at the fire department, comes into the scene. That's when the real action begins.
Well, well, well.
Heat levels become critic then :-D
This double relationship is the very passionate centre of the plot. It is intertwined with family pressure and social expectations surround all of them, which give an extra edge to their character development.
I liked how important their respective families were in their lives and decision-making. The writing style is elegant and the dialogues kept my attention because they are driven and focused either on very deep emotional issues or drastic life decisions.
As the story unfolds, I started to really love Ian's tormented and sensitive nature and his quiet strength. I loved Liv's struggle with finding herself, her link with art and her trying to find independence from her controlling parents. Even though Will's not my favourite, he's dealing with financial ruin on his father's part and that was also quite interesting and insightful. Both men, fortunately, show an impressive passion for the woman they share. Wow.
This triangular relationship evolved with so much intensity and ardent love. It enveloped me completely with the consequences of this unorthodox situation on family and friends, and how life-changing it'd be for all in both good and bad ways. I suffered with one particular blow that almost destroyed them. That turn of events was so gripping. While I didn't like how quickly it was resolved in the end, from one line saying it was over to the next getting back together albeit in a very dramatic setting, I adored everything in between and the ending, too.
The author nurtures her characters, gives them emotional depth and allows them to face obstacles to have them soar afterwards, stronger and happier.
It's a beautiful, sensual, loving story.
ABOUT THE MASTERMIND
Meredith Wild is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of romance. Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast with her husband and three children, she refers to herself as a techie, whiskey-appreciator, and hopeless romantic.
When she isn’t living in the fantasy world of her characters, she can usually be found at www.facebook.com/meredithwild.
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