Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cliff's Edge by: Lori Beam book review

Cliff’s Edge
By: Lori Beam

A bit of background on this novel…Set in the late 1600’s this story follows a young girl named Megan. Separated from her parents she is taken to live on a Cliff with an old woman who raises her, and a ghost, referred to as Lady Of The Cliff, as a companion. The Lady of the Cliff often gives her advice and protects and helps her throughout the story.
She has an ethereal beauty and turns men’s heads wherever she goes. You will follow her in this story as she falls in love with three men. It truly is a story of rape, betrayal, revenge, deceit, erotica, etc. Megan is a very strong willed person and does what she wants to do no matter the consequences. She even becomes captain of her own ship and runs a crew of men who would do anything for her. Through all the hardships Megan goes through it only helps to build her inner strengths.
Falling in love with three men it is often hard for her to choose which one she is truly and madly in love with, and as time goes on she has to find out what is true love and what is infatuation.
My thoughts on this novel…I sort of enjoyed this book. I wouldn’t say it was terrible because I enjoyed the plot of the novel, but it was very hard to follow. There were a lot of inconsistencies as well as things that were just to unbelievable. Such as in certain conversations between the characters they try to act like they don’t understand things that are so obvious you will think to yourself that “You have got to be kidding that he/she can be so blind. It‘s obvious what‘s going on here”. That’s the best way I can put it without giving anything away about the story. I will forewarn that there is a lot of erotica in this novel and it gets pretty intense and detailed many times. Another problem I had whilst reading this novel is it was hard to follow. It’s definitely a bumpy read, and it felt like I was on a roller coaster. It just jumps ahead without warning, and I often found myself going back and having to re-read what I just read to make sure I didn’t skip over anything. I did not connect with Megan at all. She seemed sort of schizophrenic, and she was a very brazen girl. She had sexual interludes with the characters it seemed one right after the other without showing any emotion or care. There are however some very interesting twists and turns in this novel however that will keep you reading despite the flaws. And if you can ignore the inconsistencies and implausible parts of the story it can be very enjoyable. However, I just would like to forewarn again that it does have a lot of sexual content in it so definitely don’t leave it around any teenagers reach, it is definitely for adults only.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book as a member of the Dorrance Publishing Book Review Team in exchange for my unbiased review. All opinions expressed are mine alone.

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