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Review: Edge of Sight by Roxanne St. Claire

26 Oct

Edge of Sight My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

(Check back tomorrow for a giveaway and information on a Twitter Book Party!)

I enjoyed myself while I was reading Edge of Sight, but overall, it didn’t make that much of an impression on me.

From the Hachette Book Group Web Site:

The killer she can’t escape . . . The heartbreak she can’t forget . . . The one man who can stop them both. When Samantha Fairchild witnesses a murder in the wine cellar of the restaurant where she works, the Harvard-bound law student becomes the next target of a professional assassin. Desperate for protection the authorities won’t provide, Sam seeks help from Vivi Angelino, an investigative reporter who recruits her brother, Zach, to protect Samantha. A Special Forces vet with the scars to prove he’s equally fearless and flawed, Zach takes the job, despite the fact that he and Sam once shared a lusty interlude that ended when he left for war and disappeared from her life.

The best part of the book for me was a secondary character, Vivi. She was a very smart, kick-ass, get things done woman, and I’ll pick up her book if she gets one.

I definitely think this book felt like the setup for a series– many characters were introduced,and most of them had minor roles in the story. The vast majority were single, and there are more than just Vivi that I’d enjoy knowing more about. JP (known by our hero (who doesn’t get along with him) as Just Perfect)was also intriguing.

I really should say more about Samantha and Zach. I really liked Samantha’s backstory, her history of why she was persona non grata with the local police and how she ended up heading to law school. Unfortunately, I felt that she spent much of the time in her current life hiding– not just from the bad guys, which was a smart call, but from the actions she could take to change the situation with Zach, as well as with the overall ugly mess she was involved in.

I never saw Zach’s appeal. He’s a damaged, moody guy of action, but with a heart of gold, if he just stops protecting it. I know this works for many readers, and I rarely swoon over any romance hero.

The suspense aspects of the book were exciting but not mentally engaging.

Overall, the book flew by. I had fun, but don’t miss it now that it’s done.

I read this book as part of a blog tour for Forever/Hachette Books.  Stop by the other blogs on the tour:

10/25/2010 http://www.libslibrary.blogspot.com Feature, Giveaway
10/25/2010 http://diana-book-of-secrets.blogspot.com Review, Giveaway, Q&As
10/25/2010 http://simplystacie.net Giveaway
10/25/2010 www.cherylsbooknook.blogspot.cm Review, Giveaway
10/25/2010 http://booksandmakeup.blogspot.com Feature, Review, Giveaway, Guest Post
10/25/2010 http://justanothernewblog.blogspot.com/ Giveaway
10/25/2010 www.rockville8.blogspot.com Q&As
10/26/2010 http://bridget3420.blogspot.com Review, Giveaway
10/26/2010 http://www.mybookaddictionandmore.wordpress.com Feature, Review, Giveaway, Q&As
10/26/2010 http://blog.imbookingit.com Review, Giveaway
10/26/2010 www.rexrobotreviews.com Review, Giveaway
10/26/2010 www.kmomjdk.blogspot.com Review, Giveaway
10/27/2010 http://threeboysandanoldlady.blogspot.com/ Giveaway
10/27/2010 http://www.masoncanyon.blogspot.com Review, Giveaway, Q&As
10/27/2010 http://cuzinlogic.wordpress.com Giveaway
10/27/2010 www.booksoulmates.blogspot.com Giveaway
10/27/2010 www.booksoulmates.blogspot.com Giveaway
10/28/2010 my-book-views.blogspot.com Review, Giveaway
10/28/2010 www.novelthoughts.wordpress.com Guest Blog
10/29/2010 http://dkay401-challenges.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway
10/29/2010 http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com Feature, Review, Giveaway
10/30/2010 http://www.rundpinne.com Review
10/31/2010 myfoolishwisdom.blogspot.com Review, Giveaway
11/1/2010 http://avidbookaholic.blogspot.com Feature, Giveaway
11/1/2010 www.thebookgirl.net Review, Giveaway
11/1/2010 http://ashleysbookshelf.blogspot.com Review, Giveaway
11/1/2010 http://j-rabbits-corner.blogspot.com Review, Giveaway
11/2/2010 http://paranormalromanticsuspensereviews.blogspot.com Review, Giveaway, Q&As
11/3/2010 http://marthasbookshelf.blogspot.com/ Feature, Review, Giveaway, Guest Post
11/3/2010 http://chrissysworldofbooks.blogspot.com/ Review, Giveaway
11/4/2010 http://bookslikebreathing.blogspot.com Review
11/5/2010 http://www.renees-reads.blogspot.com Review, Giveaway
11/5/2010 http://chickwithbooks.blogspot.com/ Feature, Review, Giveaway, Guest Post
11/5/2010 www.amusingreviews.blogspot.com Review, Giveaway

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Posted by on October 26, 2010 in books, reviews, tour

 

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5 responses to “Review: Edge of Sight by Roxanne St. Claire

  1. Roxanne St. Claire

    October 26, 2010 at 7:04 am

    Hi Laura – first of all, thank you so much for taking the time to review EDGE OF SIGHT and showcase it on your blog as part of my blog tour and generous book giveaway arranged by my publisher. I am so appreciative of the opportunity to get my book in front of new readers and receive the feedback.

    Of course, I’m so sorry you didn’t warm to Zach, who was my first “damaged” hero after a long career of writing truly perfect guys. He showed up on the page like that, all angry and scarred, but I knew what he had inside and hope readers will enjoy the process of peeling off his layers. I know he had my heart by the end.

    I have posted a prequel to the book as a free read on my web site – just hit “free reads” on http://www.roxannestclaire.com for a short story about how Sam and Zach met, their passionate fling, and painful parting. You’ll find a very different Zach in those pages, as his experience in Iraq changed him inside and out.

    Again, thank you for taking the time to read and review EDGE. I hope you’ll stick with the series. Marc’s book is next, followed immediate by Vivi’s. She was also a favorite character of mine – so glad you liked her spunk.

    Best,
    Rocki

     
  2. Regina

    October 26, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Only a 3.5 out of 5? We must have read different books because this was a easy 5 for me. LOVED Zach. He made the book for me!

     
  3. Barbie

    October 26, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    I’ll kindly disagree with you! I’ve absolutely LOVED Edge Of Sight and I think Zach’s depth and damage made him a much intriguing, fascinating character. I think he is very real, not the stereotypical perfect hero we often see in books. Men out there aren’t perfect, they have issues and troubles and they’re damaged. Same goes for Sam. She hides. Of course she does, she’s human, she’s scared, she’s gone through a lot. Which one of us hasn’t hidden ourselves from the world once in a while, hasn’t built up walls around us, hasn’t appeared as “moody and damaged” because we’ve been so scared of getting hurt that it ended up reflecting on our behavior and affecting/hurting other people?

    I think both Zach and Sam are extremely human. Real. They’re not perfect characters, just as there aren’t perfect humans. If I wanted perfection, even in fiction, I’d read fairy tales, you know? I loved this book because it made me feel with the characters and for the characters, as I would have for my best friend if they were going through the same. And I think that emotion is what makes a good book.

    And I absolutely ADORED Vivi, too! 🙂

     

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