Thursday, June 25, 2015

Blog Tour: On the Edge (Review & Giveaway) @TS_Krupa



On the Edge: A Novel
Title: On The Edge
Author: T. S. Krupa
Release Date:
June 9th 2015
Format: Paperback & ebook
Publisher:
TS Krupa, LLC
Source: complimentary copy in exchange of an honest review.

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Andy Parker is a war widow raising her fifteen-year-old daughter on her own. Hayden Grace dreams of becoming a professional snowboarder, and Andy is doing everything she can to make that happen. When Hayden Grace’s passion begins to falter, Andy is at a loss for how to re-inspire her daughter.
Andy does her best balancing Hayden Grace’s competition schedule, practice, and school with her own work schedule at home, in the city, and on the mountain. But work starts to demand more from Andy. Then, Andy receives an opportunity of a lifetime. An opportunity that will turn their lives upside down. But is it too good to be true?
Soon, mother and daughter find themselves in Aspen for Hayden Grace’s first national competition when a chance encounter brings Andy into a passionate, unexpected romance, a romance that could change everything. Will Andy be able to find the happiness she deserves?

T.S. Krupa was born in New Haven, Connecticut. Raised in a Polish household with a blended American culture, she is fluent in Polish. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Franklin Pierce University,where she also played field hockey. She earned her Master’s from Texas Tech University and recently graduated with her Doctor of Education from North Carolina State University. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and her dog.
In 2014, T.S. Krupa published her award-winning debut novel Safe & Sound. On The Edge is her second novel. To learn more about the author visit: 
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These are the 5 prizes up for grabs:
  1. Grand Prize (1 winner): 1 set of signed copies of “On The Edge” and “Safe & Sound,” a “Safe & Sound” Bookmark, and a $25 Amazon gift card!
  2. 2nd Place Prize (1 winner): 1 set of signed copies of “On The Edge” and “Safe & Sound.”
  3. 3rd Place Prize (3 winners): 1 set of eARC copies of “On The Edge” and “Safe & Sound.”

Life brings surprises in all forms, shapes and most of them come when you least expect them. Love, family, dreams and hard work are a combo ready to create a great story and that's what we got when we read On the Edge.

Andy Parker is a supportive mother willing to help his daughter to succeed as a snowboarder, who juggles two jobs to support the costs that come with it and who happen to be a widow on her mid-thirty. Of course none of this makes Andy a weak woman; on the contrary she is a fierce mother, strong, supportive, loving and honest. Her comfortable and uneventful life is thrown out of its way when her daughter starts to accomplish big hits as a snowboarder and love comes knocking on her door.

On The Edge is more than a simple love story. For me is a story about a woman who makes her daughter and her dreams a priority without neglecting herself. She is still a young woman who deserves happiness and love. It's about being true to yourself and your beliefs. And above all it's about taking risks if happiness is what you want.

Andy is a great character. The author has the gift to create characters that sound human and real, you can relate to her and every emotion she goes through. Hayden Grace was also a really good character, she is a nice girl, devoted to her dream and really cool and relaxed. And the only thing I will say about Paul is: dreamy. He was a perfect addition for the story.

I love how the author and the characters handled the father's death. Andy and Hayden Grace talk about him without idolizing him or creating weird situations for the rest. He was there for them without being physically present but they could move on and live without regrets.

Snow and sports are a big element of this story and for someone who has never seen the snow or has practiced ski or any other sport related to it, I have to say that the author descriptions of the different places and the events was extraordinary. It was easy to imagine each jump or trick done in the pipe.

On The Edge has an excellent writing style¸ flawless and easy to read. The story flows naturally and it goes by fast.

If romance is a genre you enjoy you should try this one. You have great characters, beautiful scenarios and very entertaining dialogues.

This one is another great book by the lovely T.S. Krupa.


2 comments:

  1. Thanks for your participation in T's Book Tour, Ruty. You're always such a wonderful host! Hope to work together again soon!!!

    ~ Caitlin, Royal Social Media

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  2. Thank you for the fantastic review, Ruty!!! I’m grateful you took the time out of your busy schedule to read it and am thrilled to hear you enjoyed it!!! xoxo ~T

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