Tuesday, April 1, 2014

[Pat's Review]: "Over the Edge"

Over the Edge by Susan Lohrer
Publisher: Prince Publishing (July 23, 2013) 
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Chick Lit

Kat Cherish, high school principal and activist (a combination that hasn’t been great for her career) heads back to her hometown to mend her dignity only to discover her estranged kid sister is a mess… and their childhood home is for sale. Getting the house back just might be the only thing that can put Kat’s complicated family back together… if she can cope with her mixed feelings for her ex-boyfriend, who’s been hired to completely remodel her house for another potential buyer… and if she doesn’t lose her new job because of the outrageous antics she’s pulling to keep her sister out of trouble.

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We first meet Kat Cherish, high school principal, chained to a huge tree she has named Harvey.  She is protecting the tree and surrounding land from loggers.  She is having second thoughts when she finds out one of her students vandalized one of the logging trucks.  She negotiates a deal, is rescued by her former boyfriend Evan Jerry and in the process loses her job. It seems the vandal is the school board presidents son, and he was arrested. This is just the beginning of a very bad day.

The story in this book moved so fast with catastrophes, misunderstandings, lies, and secrets, I had to put it down to clear my head. It's also hard to review without giving spoilers.  Kat's sister Lacey has a secret she's keeping, and acting like a spoiled brat most of the time.  Evan and Kat still love each other, but neither wants to admit it, her best friend Peg is getting married, Evan's Mom is showing symptoms of dementia, and Kat has a secret she has been keeping since she was sixteen.  Revealing it will ease her conscious, but chances are it will disrupt a lot of lives.

I enjoyed this story, it was just a little overwhelming at times.  There is a lot of laughs mixed in, and romance, but I felt the need to shake a few people as I went along.  If your looking for a crazy, action packed novel with laughter, this is the one.

     3 1/2 STARS!

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Pat received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for her honest opinion.

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Thanks for the review, Pat! :) 

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1 comment :

Anna@herding cats&burning soup said...

Whew that is a lot going on! And oh my word yeah I'd say that's quite the start to a day. lol Thanks for the heads up Pat!