Love On the Edge of Time by Julie A. Richman

Title: Love on the Edge of Time

Author: Julie A. Richman

Publishing Date: November 13th, 2017

Synopsis

He likes whiskey and wild women

She likes Ben & Jerry’s

He’s about to get kicked out of his own band

She ate her way off the Miss America pageant circuit

What could these two possibly have in common?

A psychiatrist

A lot of unresolved issues

A whole bunch of shared lifetimes

And a love that is never-ending

As bad boy rocker, Jesse Winslow, and former pageant queen, Kylie Martin, each fight the demons screwing up their lives, the one person who holds the key to healing their ills and reuniting two souls that have searched for one another, lifetime after lifetime, is the only one who knows the whole truth.

And keeping that truth from them may just be in preeminent psychiatrist Dr. Claire Stoddard’s best interests.

Claire has committed the ultimate sin in the medical world. She’s fallen for the one man she’s forbidden to love.

Her patient, Jesse Winslow.

And she’s not about to lose him to Kylie Martin… Again.

 

Christina’s 4 Star Review

Jesse is the frontman for the super-star group Winslow. He’s struggling with addiction and as part of his rehab he sees Dr Claire Stoddard, a psychiatrist specializing in regression therapy. She leads him down a pathway of discovering his past, both of this lifetime and previous ones. When Jesse shows up a day early for his appointment with Dr Stoddard, he makes the acquaintance of Kylie, another patient of Dr Stoddard’s. They quickly becoming enamored with one another and after he breaks up with his current girlfriend, they become a couple. As they go through therapy, they start to realize that they have shared pasts, lifetimes going back to the era of Jesus Christ. All end with unfortunate circumstances, is it possible that they can make this relationship successful? Knowing what they’ve done wrong in the past?

The book is told in the third person and this is one of those stories that I almost wish it had been written in the first person, simply to get into the characters’ heads a little more, changing the narrative. I liked the characters, they were well-developed and the storyline was complex.

My biggest complaint with the book was the character of Claire. I understand that it was the author’s intention to make her unlikable, but it was over the top and turned me off from the book a bit. I liked the different incarnations of Jesse and Kylie. It was obvious they had a love for the ages and I appreciated that. Obviously I would have liked a better resolution at the end, however it was fitting in the grand scheme of things. I rooted for them from the very beginning and desperately hoped for their happily ever after.

Love On the Edge of Time was different from a lot of the books I’ve read, which was a nice surprise. It truly was a story of star-crossed lovers and will elicit tears of joy and sadness. If you’re looking for a powerful, emotional read, look no further.

 

About the Author

 

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I must’ve been 5 or 6 when I started writing “stories”. I would write them and hide them.
Not wanting anyone to see my “secret” thoughts. I needed to write – even back then. Now I’m just not hiding them anymore. Is that a sign of maturity? Nah…

Writer, photographer, insatiable wanderluster, edge-player, foodie, music addict, pop culture fanatic, animal lover, warrior for the rights of people and planet, and avid cusser (am a Native
New Yorker, so very little offends me…and if I am offended, it must be pretty freaking bad..like
bad grammar! I am a big believer in signs and if we keep ourselves open, there are guideposts all along the way. Stay humble. Be true. Be you.

Life is not a dress rehearsal…

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