7 July 2016

Book Review: Edge of Glory (Friendship, Texas, #1) by Magan Vernon

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Format: Kindle
Publishers: Victory Editing
Published: 12th July 2016
Pages: 225
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Sport Romance 
Main Characters: Lia, Jay
Date Read: 1st June - 7th June 2016

Rating Given:
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Synopsis:"Welcome to Conti's. I'm Lia and I'll nguhhhhhhhhhhhhh". 
I froze. Directly facing me was Olympic swimmer, Jay Morningstar… and I just made an idiot of myself. 
The rest of the table looked up to see me standing there with my mouth practically gaping. His coach, who I recognised from TV interviews, and even two other swimmers from the Olympic team... they didn't say anything, they didn't even blink. 
"Uh… I mean…" 
I couldn't even put together my words and Jay Morningstar was just staring at me with that Wheaties box smile and those icy blue eyes. 
What was I supposed to say? "Sorry I just made a weird noise, it's just that I have a poster of you on my wall where you are wearing nothing more than your gold medals, a smile, and a pair of man panties?"

 I received a review copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I fell in love with this cover before I even read the synopsis as it just drew me in. I love the use of colours as the blues are in keeping with the swimming theme however, I feel as though it's a bit too dark as I didn't feel as though this was a dark story it was actually quite a light read.

It wasn't just the cover that made me need to read this as that synopsis made me want to read this book even more as I'm a huge fan of the Olympics and swimming. The beginning was okay as it was funny but I felt it didn't draw me in like I thought it would. The romance side of the story was cute for the first half of the book even if it happened far too quickly but then there was some moments in the last half that really annoyed me especially the things that Jay did. For me a lot of the book was a little too juvenile for my liking as I was expecting them to act more older than what they had done especially with this being a new adult book. The relationship between Lia's family and friends was a bit annoying as I feel as though this was what made the characters feel a lot younger than what they are supposed to be. I loved the very end of this book as I always prefer a book to end awhile in to the future so I can see how the characters are getting on.

All the characters was annoying at times especially the secondary characters whereas the two main characters had there moments where they annoyed me to no end. Lia was a bit of a pushover which annoyed me to no end at times as I just wanted her to stand up for herself. She did come across as a nice person though so I was kind of able to forgive her for the pushover moments. For the most part Jay was my favourite character as he was so sweet but then things went to pot when he took Lia away.

Overall, I was expecting a lot more from this book but in the end it wasn't too bad as it had it's moments when I was enjoying it.