Saturday, January 9, 2016

Book Review: Walking The Edge: Corpus Brides #1 (Corpus Brides Trilogy #1)

Walking the edge
The next step might be the last...

A woman without a past
Left amnesiac after an accident, Amelia Jamison’s instincts slowly rise from the depths of oblivion to question her life as the wife of a cold, manipulating, and distant man. Wisps of a dream show her another man she may have known intimately, but is he a memory, or a figment of her imagination?

A man with too much information
After many aliases, today Gerard Besson is simply a police commissaire in Marseille. When a mysterious woman starts to follow him, he is suspicious. But things aren’t what they seem, and as he reluctantly gets closer to her, dredges of his painful, buried past spring to light and make him question her identity.

Each seems to have led two different lives
But neither is prepared for what awaits them when they cross the fine line between knowing your true self and that of your alter ego.

Danger is the name of the game, and as it catches up with them in the French Provence, both know they better be ready for the inevitable fall. 


This is one of those books that I wish I just hadn't picked up. The writing wasn't horrible but something was missing and it ended up just irritating me. I don't believe that I'll be grabbing the next one in the series or another one by this author at this point. 

I was really excited to get this one, I found the blurb intriguing: a woman with amnesia, an abusive "husband", stirring dreams about a mystery man and killer skills that the amnesiac doesn't know how she acquired. Unfortunately, the blurb was the most exciting thing about the book for me. When you first start the story, you're thrown into Amelia's life while she's trying to figure out who she is and where she fits into the world. That was pretty interesting. I could sense a fire burning within her but it never blossomed into anything for me. I was wanting this wolf in sheep's clothing type of thing and I think that may have been the intention but I just never saw it. 

I didn't understand the immediate chemistry between Amelia and Gerard. Well, that's not true. I understood it - they wanted to shag each other ... that's not difficult to pick up - but I didn't think that it really fit into the novel. It didn't seem like it was truthful to the story that they were in. And the thing is ... that's the whole story ... figuring out how these two fit together. But to me, it just didn't work. There wasn't enough. Of anything.

The story as a whole just didn't do anything for me and if I'm being brutally honest, I found it a tad boring. Walking The Edge didn't keep my attention, I wasn't chomping at the bit to read more and when I was finished with the last sentence, it didn't resonate with me. I didn't want to talk to anyone about the book or bug my husband with all of the details (I'm sure he's thankful) and I didn't want to pick it up and immediately read it again.

Not the novel for me but I'm definitely in the minority on this one and don't take just my word for it on this book, read a few more reviews from other bloggers and see what they think. Maybe my radar for good books is off right now because mine is the ONLY rating on Goodreads that is under 3 stars. Oh, well. On to the next book!

* I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *

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