Lance had returned now that everybody was down from the mountain. He stalked up with a constipated expression. “I say we should take two runs and average the best times.”
Like the sport of snowboarding itself on which this story is centered, Secrets from the Edge is a thrill ride of highs and lows, triumphs and simmering tension. Fraught with conflict and the ever-present threat of discovery, it held me spellbound from the opening line and ended long before I was ready for it to be over. Prior to reading this novel, I knew little about snowboarding, but the author’s descriptions both of the mechanics and the emotions involved are so vivid that I had no trouble experiencing everything along with the protagonist.
Today I’m thrilled to welcome Cheryl Headford to the blog. Cheryl, what is one thing readers might not know about you?
Keith Williams is twenty-two and struggling to feel normal again. Once a rising super star in the competitive world of snowboarding, he’s only now healing from a horrible crash that almost wrecked his body and ripped his confidence from him.
I have to confess that I have a real thing for friends-to-lovers stories. Yet, when it’s a case of enemies overcoming their differences and falling in love, I find it even more compelling, especially when the heroes are such complete opposites as in the book I’m giving away today.
“Everyone settle down!” Mr. Robinette said. “Here’s the syllabus and tentative practice schedule through winter break.”
Clashing personalities, sexual tension, heated exchanges…the pages of this debut novel by Zane Riley are crammed to bursting with them. Love/hate romances are always fun to read, as are opposites attract stories, and when the heroes hail from such vastly different backgrounds as Will and Lennox, it only adds to the entertainment value. Toss into the mix all the usual elements of high-school life, not to mention some steamy makeout sessions in the music room, and it’s little wonder this book sparked my interest.
Will Osborne couldn’t wait to put the roller coaster ride of his public education behind him. Having suffered bullying and harassment since grade school, he planned a senior year that would be simple and quiet before going away to college and starting fresh. But when a reform school transfer student struts into his first class, Will realizes that the thrill ride has only just begun.
One of the best things about escaping into the pages of a book is that it allows us to indulge fantasies from the comfort of our favorite reading spots. No one—well, hardly anyone—would actually want to be kidnapped by a couple of armed thugs. Yet, there’s something dangerously appealing about a drop-dead gorgeous captor with a heart of gold, and the novel I’m giving away today certainly has one of those.