Review ~ Over the Edge by Suzanne Carroll
In six weeks Zoe Harper will marry Dan Costi in an over-the-top Sydney society wedding, complete with fire-eaters and belly dancers. But when she receives an unexpected gift from her future mother-in-law, Zoe realises she’s making a huge mistake. In a blazing sidewalk argument, she breaks up with her fiance, and his mother–who has joined the fight via conference call.
Following the advice of friends and co-workers, along with some inspiration from late-night-television self-help guru Dr. Pam, Zoe sets out to find the life she thinks she should be living. Always a planner, she makes a list of goals: travel, career, tattoos, and no relationships. It’s all carefully laid out, until she meets Angus Creed.
In six weeks Angus is supposed to lead the opening waltz at a charity ball in New York City. Only problem is, the handsome billionaire construction magnate with the tabloid past can’t dance. Not one step.
Tainted by gossip and with a well-publicised failed engagement behind him, Angus has become a master at keeping an emotional distance. Until he meets Zoe.
What starts as dancing lessons, slowly becomes something more. Angus begins to let down his guard and open his heart, even when his past makes an unexpected and unwelcome return. As Zoe discovers the real man behind the headlines, she questions where her new choices are taking her. Her goals look good on paper, but are they what she really wants? And by the time she realises where her heart lies, will it be too late?
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I loved this book! It was a light, romantic read.
Set in Australia, Zoe realizes the man, Dan, she’s engaged to is a controlling momma’s boy and a huge brat. He was so dismissive and frustrating. His mother was worse and obviously where he learned his behaviors from. Boy, was I glad when she dumped him on the side of the road.
In comes her boss and CEO, Angus, of the company she works for and he is delectable. He’s interested just enough but aloof and quiet and sexy and powerful. But, Zoe just got out of a controlling relationship and doesn’t want another man. I think Angus is my new book boyfriend. He fell hard and fast and his actions showed it. Zoe took a bit longer to get there, but when she did, the story was over. Much too short if you ask me.
Carroll did a great job with the characters, all of them. I loved every single interaction. And she does funny well. I laughed out loud so much and giggled quite a bit too. There’s a scene where Zoe had an experience with her fear of heights and I almost had an anxiety attack. Carroll wrote the scene so clear and so well that I felt it as I’m also afraid of heights. Great scene!
The ending was perfect and I was so happy at the revenge.
Yeah, you’ll just have to read. 😉 I recommend this for anyone that wants a great romance, slow burn, and a good time.
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