Love on the Edge of Time, an all-new stand-alone story about a love too great to be bound by time, from Julie A. Richman is LIVE!
Love on the Edge of Time by Julie A. Richman
Publishing Date: November 13th, 2017
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 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.
Time is defined as ‘the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.’
So that means, conceptually, that a person’s existence is infinite because if the past, the present, and the future all exist together to form a complete cycle of time, that rotation does not have to only move forward…it can use actions, events, and circumstances of the past to make changes to the future…to adjust the path a life is taking and either divert it away from issues or force it to learn from those mistakes in order to be a more complete person further down the road.
The defining characteristics of time, the opposing views of fate versus free will, as well as the use of hypnotherapy as a means to examine one’s past in a manipulative manner are all concepts that took root in my head as I read Love on the Edge of Time by Julie A. Richman.
It’s truly difficult to put into words the epic journey that Julie A. Richman takes her characters as well as her readers on in Love on the Edge of Time because it entails a transcendence of time and a multitude of shared experiences that occur over a series of lifetimes.
Because the story is told in third person, readers learn who Jesse Winslow and Kylie Martin are, what they’ve endured, and the reasons for their destructive behavior from an outside source, someone who remains objective in presenting everything that occurs to them due to their decisions and actions. And while having an unbiased perspective helps illustrate the entirety of Jesse and Kylie’s concerns and issues, there were times that I would have loved to have gained insight from the characters themselves because in some ways the emotional turmoil is more genuine. But overall, the perspective Richman chose to deliver her story in worked well for the timeframe and conflicts that occurred.
Jesse and Kylie’s story is not a typical contemporary romance, partly because of the book’s non-linear timeline and partly due to the unique but manipulative catalyst of the hero and heroine’s continual heartbreak, namely the woman who took a hippocratic oath to always have her patients’ best interests in mind during treatment.
I don’t want to say anything else about the plot or characters in the story because to get the full experience of this whirlwind romance, it’s best to go in blind with your only expectation being that your reading journey will entail a gamut of emotions, both positive and negative, resulting in a book that will remain with you even after you’ve finished.
4.5 Poison Apples
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This time he didn’t text. He just called, waking her at two-fifteen a.m.
“Bare-ly dressed again tonight?”
Her laugh, filled with sleep was gruff. “Barely dressed every night.”
“What exactly do you have on?”
“A pink tank top and pink silk bikini.”
“Take them off,” he ordered.
“Excuse me,” there was an element of surprise in Kylie’s voice.
“You heard me. Take them off. Now.” Just hearing rustling on the other end of the line, he could feel his cock stiffen and it felt damn good after all this time. Baby, I’m back, he thought.
“We’re having phone sex? But, Jesse, we haven’t even kissed yet,” her protest was weak. And even she knew it.
“Yes, we’re having phone sex, and when I get back to New York, we’re going to do a lot more than kiss. You’ve friend-zoned me, Toots, and I’m busting out.”
Kylie was smiling on her end of the phone. Friend-zoned Jesse Fucking Winslow? Was he serious? “Nobody puts Jesse in a friend-zone,” she couldn’t help herself.
“Are they off?” He totally ignored her joke.
“What was that?” he asked, his voice gruff and serious.
“Yes, they’re off.”
“Okay, spread your legs, and with your phone, take a picture of your pussy for me.”
“Seriously?” She knew she was blushing in the dark.
“Take the picture, Kylie.”
“Okay, but if you sell this to the paparazzi, I will kill you.” There was a rustling sound, then, “Oh, my God, I can’t believe I’m doing this.”
“Okay, here it comes. I hope it’s photogenic. It would be really embarrassing to have a non-photogenic pussy.”
Pulling the phone from his ear to look, Kylie could hear his moan, exciting her even more.
“So photogenic, Toots, just like the rest of you. And I love the red landing strip. It’s so hot. Oh, man, I love this. Spread your legs wider and use one hand to spread your lips open for me and send me another.”
Following his directions, she did as he requested.
About the Author
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
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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