Book Review-Over The Edge

Book Review-Over The EdgeOver the Edge by Suzanne Brockmann
Published by Random House Publishing Group on September 1st 2001
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Military Romance, Romantic Suspense
Pages: 395
Format: Audiobook
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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Suzanne Brockmann's Born to Darkness.Suzanne Brockmann has taken romantic suspense by storm with her action-packed thrillers. Now she has written the most gripping novel of her career–an unforgettable story of an explosive hostage situation in which two people are caught between the call of duty and the lure of destiny. Her passion is flying. As one of the best helicopter pilots in the naval reserves, Lieutenant Teri Howe is strong, dedicated, and highly skilled–until a past mistake surfaces, jeopardizing everything she’s worked for. Rock steady Senior Chief Stan Wolchonok has made a career of tackling difficult challenges. So it’s no surprise when he comes to Teri’s aid, knowing that his personal code of honor–and perhaps his heart–will be at risk. But when a jet carrying an American senator’s daughter is hijacked, Stan’s unflinching determination and Teri’s steadfast courage are put to the ultimate test. The rescue mission will be daring and dangerous. But somewhere between peril and resolution, the line between friends and lovers begins to blur, pushing both their lives over the edge. . . .

Lietenant Teri Howe, has always had a passion for flying ever since she was young. But she has a past that could put her career and her dreams down the toilet, until Senior Chief Stan Wolchonuck comes into the picture, and helps her out when she needed it. Now they are both in the task force for a mission to save those that are trapped on a plane by terrotists that hijacked it. However they must plan the take down of the plan down to every millisecond, so not to sacrifice any innocent lives. Teri is attracted to the Senior Chief, more so than Stan will ever admit. So believing that he is too old for her, and that she deserves someone better, despite his feeling, tries to set her up with Mike Muldoon, who is handsome yet a bit quiet when it comes to women, even though women flock to him. Though despite Stan’s efforts in trying to change Teri’s mind about him, they share some intimate moments that neither of them can deny, that they are falling in love with one another despite their current mission and the danger that is continuously circling them. Meanwhile we have a sub plot involving Sam Starret and Alyssa Locke, who have butted heads every time they see each other, except when they get kinda drunk they end up in bed together. But will these two couples find a balance in their quest for happiness for one another? And be able to complete the current mission at end?

Over The Edge, is a very intense romance. From beginnning to end we have these two couples, who at first deny what they feel for one another. As those of you who have read this series, Sam and Alyssa always but heads, however they also are very passionate especially with one another, and are afraid to admit the love they share, because it could change everything. Teri and Stan however, their situation is bit different. Stan genuinely cares for Teri, but to Teri’s continuous frustration with Stan (who keeps trying to set her up with another man), they start to admit one anothers feelings for each other, and admit that they are best when they are together and not separate. I found Over The Edge to be a satisfying read, albeit a suspensful one at that, but they always are when Suzanne Brockmann is at the helm. Over the Edge also introduces the start of another future relationship between Max Bagat and Gina, whom I have come to adore throughout this series. Over The Edge is intensifying, yet very romantic and definitely one you don’t want to miss out on reading, especially if you love romantic suspense fiction!! Suzanne Brockmann is the best of the best when it comes to romantic suspense and she will take you on a thriller ride with Over The Edge!!

About Suzanne Brockmann

Suzanne Brockmann was born in 1960. Married with Ed Gaffney, a lawyer and published writer. They have two grown children: Melanie, who is a personal trainer and author, and Jason, who is an actor and tap dancer. They divide their time between Boston, Massachusetts, Sarasota, Florida and New York City.

Published since 1993, Suzanne is widely recognized as one of the leading voices in suspense romance genre. She has been on the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists and has received many awards including being named Romance Writers of America’s #1 Favorite Book of the Year three times. She has also received two RITAs and Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Awards.

When Suzanne isn't writing, she's busy making music. Formerly the lead singer and songwriter for an original Boston rock band, she is now vocal arranger, director, and lead alto of the eight-voice a cappella group Serious Fun. She is one of the founders and volunteer organizers of Natick's Appalachian Benefit Coffeehouse, raising money for the Cabell/Lincoln Country Workcamp, which rebuilds housing for the poor, elderly and disabled in West Virginia. She is a proud member of PFLAG -- Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays. She is also a card-carrying member of the American Civil Liberties Union, the Human Rights Campaign, and MassEquality. A firm believer in civil rights for all people, she has fought hard to bring equal marriage rights to all citizens of her home state, Massachusetts.

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