Title: Edge Jump
Author: Elizabeth Noble
Publisher: JMS Books
Release Date: June 16th 2018
Genre(s): Sports Romance
Page Count: 72,683 words
Reviewed by: Jia
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.25 stars out of 5
When the going gets tough, love is what will carry you through. One tragedy brings two men together, a second tragedy strengthens their bond and deepens their love.
Brett Rocha retired from pro-hockey while still at the top of his game. Co-owner of a chain of restaurants and an inherited ice skating academy, he seems to have it all. Despite his fame, wealth, and good fortune, though, Brett suddenly finds himself painfully alone.
Ex-Olympic figure skating star Rylan Hennessy transitioned to professional ice dancing with Celia, Brett’s sister and Rylan’s lifelong partner on the ice. Then tragedy strikes, and Rylan’s world is turned upside down, too.
With the unexpected death of Celia, Brett and Rylan are drawn together through their mutual grief. Their bond strengthens when Brett introduces Rylan to BDSM, a lifestyle Rylan has never experienced before. While the mystery of Celia’s murder still needs to be solved, a second tragedy threatens to tear them apart.
Will their relationship survive, or will love be enough to see them through this life altering, harrowing change?
Brett and Rylan are easily likable characters, well fleshed out and the writing is good. Brett is kind and caring and perfect for introducing someone into the BDSM lifestyle, I like that a lot. He’s attentive and trustworthy, I can feel how much he cares for and respect Rylan. I really, really like that part. The sexy situations were a big part of this story, more so than I expected -the scenes however aren’t extreme.
The rest of the story deals with their loss of Celia which I can feel at first, then it feels as if the story forgets the grief and focus more on the sex and Brett and Rylan’s relationship, even when they try to find out who killed Celia’s murderer. I also felt like at least Rylan should have had some reaction toward Clive’s, Celia’s fiancé’s death, since Rylan was his friend.
The time frame for this story is difficult to estimate, it could have happened during three weeks or even a year, but I felt as if their griefing and the healing should have taken longer time. Everyone’s different and it could have been a longer time frame than I thought, the story is pretty open about it.
Nevertheless, it’s a sweet story of finding companionship and love with the sorrow of loosing someone close, a touch of suspense, and BDSM. You can read it even if you aren’t interested in BDSM since it’s not that extreme, however there’s a lot of it which of course gives less space for the actual plot which I would have liked to be a bit more developed. So if you are curious about this then I can recommend it. I loved Brett and Rylan’s interactions and their relationship. I would still have liked to read more about them working through their grief though.