Love on the Edge of Time by Julie A. Richman

Love on the Edge of Time

He likes whiskey and wild womenShe likes Ben & Jerry’sHe’s about to get kicked out of his own bandShe ate her way off the Miss America pageant circuitWhat could these two possibly have in common? A psychiatrist A lot of unresolved issuesA whole bunch of shared lifetimesAnd a love that is never-endingAs bad boy rocker, Jesse Winslow, and former pageant queen, Kylie Mar...

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Love on the Edge of Time Reviews

  • MJ

    Love on the Edge of Time is clearly Julie Richman's most ambitious work to date. She meticulously does her homework (as usual) and we are the beneficiaries of a love story that truly transcends time in the most spectacular of ways.

    Kylie Martin is the feisty former beauty queen who is drawn almost immediately to the bad boy of rock n roll, one Jesse Winslow. Their 'accidental' first meeting becomes the catalyst to a burgeoning friendship borne out of the necessity to share their feelings after th

    Love on the Edge of Time is clearly Julie Richman's most ambitious work to date. She meticulously does her homework (as usual) and we are the beneficiaries of a love story that truly transcends time in the most spectacular of ways.

    Kylie Martin is the feisty former beauty queen who is drawn almost immediately to the bad boy of rock n roll, one Jesse Winslow. Their 'accidental' first meeting becomes the catalyst to a burgeoning friendship borne out of the necessity to share their feelings after they've met with their mutual therapist, Dr. Stoddard. Neither planned on this new relationship and it was pure joy watching as they realize this could be so much more.

    At the crux of this story are the incredible regressions that Dr. S performs on both Jesse and Kylie. They are taken back in time through a hypnosis of sorts and it is soon realized that perhaps their lives have intersected multiple times over the last few thousand years! Something neither is privy to, due to doctor/patient privilege. I was transfixed by this method of therapy and what comes out of these sessions had both my mind and heart rattled, right along with Kylie and Jesse. The author beautifully describes what they are going through, both past and present, and it's as if you are right there in the doctor's office, taking notes with Dr. S. Such a unique way to add incredible depth to this story, I craved more of these sessions with each new chapter.

    As both Kylie and Jesse live out their present lives, they gain a strength from each other that they didn't have before. I loved that Kylie wanted to be her own woman, bucking the beauty queen stigma and working out to be healthy and happy. She didn't need to be a size 0 and Jesse loved every curve. I adored that about him. He accepts his girl just the way she is and Kylie in turn, loves the real Jesse, not the rock n roll persona the public sees. She gives him the drive to want to be better and wow...the lyrics written with Kylie as his muse is nothing short of amazing. I truly adored them both.

    As the story unfolds, we are constantly reminded of the concept of fate. Were Kylie and Jesse destined to find each other? Was their journey already written? Or can they set their own course of chance? I will say that I thoroughly enjoyed finding out all the answers, even if some were harder to accept than others. Each character is expertly placed and there are plenty of twists and turns to keep this adventure captivating. In addition, there are scads of light-hearted moments with Kylie and her NJ atttitude at the forefront. She keeps everyone on their toes and I couldn't help but laugh out loud with them. She tells it like it is on more than once occasion and I was cheering her on every step of the way. There are also a few familiar secondary characters that were great to see again, along with some newer ones who add the right touch when needed. Being surrounded by the right people is something these two never take for granted.

    This is not your usual kind of romance. It is one to be savored for its richness in detail and the ease of attraction between Kylie and Jesse. My goodness, they are so comfortable with each other right from the start and you can feel that relaxed state almost immediately. It sets the pace and helps when things don't always go according to plan.

    Hold on tight. Love on the Edge of Time will leave you stunned. It is in a league of its own and has left me practically breathless.

    5 solid stars!

  • Kindle Crack Book Reviews Cheri

    I’m speechless. I’m crying. I can’t believe THIS BOOK!! How do I review it? I need to blow my nose again. Holy shit.

    This book is soul crushing. Heart-stopping. I think I leaked a thousand tears from all the feels. Love on the Edge of Time by Julie A. Richman is 5-star phenomenal. I can't wait for you guys to read it. Be prepared for one heck of a book hangover. Best of 2017 list. 11/13 release.

  • Kim

    I am reeling. I seriously am. I knew this was going to be a unique and complicated love story. But I had no idea though the places this book was going to take me.

    In the present we meet Jesse Winslow, a rock star who has it all, but is throwing it away with substance abuse and lack of emotional relationships. He is charming, intriguing, handsome, but a tortured soul headed for self destruction. He has the illusion that he can keep things in control, but his life is spinning far out of it.

    Kylie M

    I am reeling. I seriously am. I knew this was going to be a unique and complicated love story. But I had no idea though the places this book was going to take me.

    In the present we meet Jesse Winslow, a rock star who has it all, but is throwing it away with substance abuse and lack of emotional relationships. He is charming, intriguing, handsome, but a tortured soul headed for self destruction. He has the illusion that he can keep things in control, but his life is spinning far out of it.

    Kylie Martin is a former beauty queen turned plus-size model. She is snarky, fiery, smart, honest, but has some self esteem and food issues. She doesn't fit quite right into her world at this point.

    Both are chasing their demons in regression therapy with psychiatrist, Claire Stoddard. She definitely has an interest in research and therapy, but also seems to have an unhealthy interest in Jesse as well.

    So they are three people in the present, each of them broken in some way and chasing visions of distance pasts.

    The connections, the feelings, the twists, the turns, and the tragedies. How do all the pieces fit? How do their past lives shape their present?

    It is a convoluted story of missing halves, healing hearts, acceptance, and true connections. They both have self work to do. And as they become more vulnerable and open, strong feelings emerge. Is it destiny, fate, divine intervention? Can the mistakes of the pasts be rectified in the present? Can two lost souls find their happy ever after or are they destined to lose their chance again?

    This book. Damn. It got to me. It really did. It started out a bit slow as there was a lot to establish. And then it just kind of sucked me in to all of the rich character portrayals, settings, and tragic situations. And I loved both Jesse and Kylie. They were both growing and finding ways to improve themselves and how to give love a chance. They seemed real, and their hearts and souls truly seemed joined. I was getting really tense the closer I got to the end, and I could not wait to find out where the story was going to end up.

    This is a story of true love that knows no bounds and a connection that could not be broken. But it is not an easy, fluffy, or predictable story. This is different from anything this author has written, and it is definitely unique and has pieces of various genres, while not following traditional romance formulas. It smacks you in the face at times with things that hurt your heart. But at other times makes you smile and feel how meant to be they were. It is intriguing, funny, romantic, emotional, and heartbreaking. It is told in multiple points of view and flashbacks clearly marked that flow well and transport you to the situations. It takes you on several poignant journeys and makes you become invested in the characters. There are also some fun cameos that made me smile.

    It has good messages about empowerment, self worth, sacrifice, and true love. It is a book that makes you ponder things once you are done. I am going to have to take a minute to recover from this. And I would love to see the author continue with stories in this vain that make you uncover hidden treasures, and think as well as feel.

    I have held this review for a few days and I am still thinking about this book and having an emotional response to it.

    I was gifted a copy by the author.

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  • Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*

    3.5 stars

    Okay, so I have very mixed emotions about this book. I absolutely love this author and everything she has written so my faith in her writing is right up there. I got completely drawn into this really uniquely crafted story and was emotionally invested in the characters. This is why I was completely blown away with the ending of this story.

    For the first 98% of this book I would give it four stars but the last 2% 1 star. I know that not everything I read will pan out the way I want to be

    3.5 stars

    Okay, so I have very mixed emotions about this book. I absolutely love this author and everything she has written so my faith in her writing is right up there. I got completely drawn into this really uniquely crafted story and was emotionally invested in the characters. This is why I was completely blown away with the ending of this story.

    For the first 98% of this book I would give it four stars but the last 2% 1 star. I know that not everything I read will pan out the way I want to be and not every story will have a happy ever after but I felt like I was led to believe the outcome and then it was snatched away from me. Cruelly snatched away, in fact it left me with a very bitter taste in my mouth and a feeling of what the actual fuck? I still cannot fathom why it ended this way ☹

    More about the story now….. Kylie is a ex-pageant queen who now has a career as a plus model. In an effort to work out what personal issues have led her to where she is in her life now, she is working with a psychiatrist on some really interesting regressive therapy practices.

    Jesse Winslow has hit rock bottom. He is a very well known rock star with the supermodel girlfriend but his addictions have taken control of his life and he needs to do something about it if he still wants to have a career doing what he loves. His first step is therapy.

    Is a fate or a strange coincidence that both Kylie and Jesse are seeing the same psychiatrist, Claire Stoddart? Whatever the reason, the universe is at play with them all. Kylie and Jesse may have never met before but the regressive therapy sessions led by Claire suggest otherwise. The link between the stories and places these sessions take them point to Kylie and Jesse having known each other in another life.

    I absolutely loved all the journey’s back in time to historical places and people, I love that Julie put so much attention to detail on these parts of this story.

    Outside of therapy, Jesse and Kylie become friends who eventually fall in love. In fact this is the most real relationship that Jesse has ever experienced, just being sober adds an intensity he hasn’t experienced before but Kylie is just the woman he needs, she is perfect for him and together they are incredibly right for each other.

    The third person influencing Kylie and Jesse’s relationship is the psychiatrist, Claire who is a bit of nut job. She is the only blight on what is a very happy relationship between Kylie and Jesse. However, I could never have guessed just how much her interference would change this entire story. As I said at the beginning, I was gutted with the ending of this story and I felt like Jesse and Kylie were short changed but there was a lot I loved so I am still left with very mixed emotions.

  • Stacie

    1 "I guess history repeats itself." Star. 😢

    What can I say... I was completely vested in Kylie and Jessie. Completely in love with them and rooting hard. Then what does the author do... She completely ripped my heart out. Was there a point to this stoy? I guess so, but I don't like it. Not one bit. Had I known, I would have skipped this one.

    Happy reading. 😞

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  • Nashoda Rose

    “Love on the Edge of Time” is an extraordinary and hypnotic love story that is a true literary gem.

  • Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳

    *Edited to add* I finished the book and completed my review.

    .

    It has been over a week and I'm still chuckling whenever I think about Diot, Lenoir and Geneviève desperatly crying out her love for her brother in this approximate French Google translation the author deemed "okay" to illustrate the historic part of her romance, turning their tragic and horrific story into someth

    *Edited to add* I finished the book and completed my review.

    .

    It has been over a week and I'm still chuckling whenever I think about Diot, Lenoir and Geneviève desperatly crying out her love for her brother in this approximate French Google translation the author deemed "okay" to illustrate the historic part of her romance, turning their tragic and horrific story into something RIDICULE.

    Pains me to say but, as interesting the author's approach of a fateful love may be, the amount of errors and bad French in the book pulled me out of the story.

    If used to give the characters authenticity and anchor furthermore the story in France during tragic events like it's the case here, it's regrettable but it defeats the purpose entirely to have your characters speak like toddlers.

    If you think it doesn't matter in the scheme of the whole story, good for you, I'm glad some of you could enjoy the book for what it is. If you don't have notions of French it shouldn't bother you the least.

    As for me, I'm merely reviewing what I was given to review. The author built a supposedly epic love story with the notion that love trumps it all, even time and based her tale on tragic historical facts.

    I'm really sorry to say that given the unrealistic start I've read, it failed to keep me interested and most definitely hindered my ability to care for these characters and to consider the story seriously.

    Was it, really? Perfect and authentic?

    How hard is it to find a couple proof readers for a few lines of French in a book? Pretty hard it seems judging by the translations in this book.

    Better suggestion yet, authors : If you don't speak that language but can't be bothered to have it proof-checked, maybe you should refrain to use it altogether, especially if all it offers is disservice instead of that je-ne-sais-quoi you were looking for.

    Very disappointing.

    Bien à vous, une lectrice Française.

    Curiosity got to me and I ended skimming over the rest of the story—yes, skimming, since very little was holding my interest at this stage— a couple days ago.

    Verdict? I'm glad I was repelled by the bad translations early in the book.

    Would I've enjoyed the book more without the French translation incident? I doubt it and honestly it's entirely possible it colored my judgment regarding the rest of the story.

    My impression about what made me grab this book, the romance and the original idea that love trumps it all, remains the same.

    , alas the execution and character's development of our present time heroes left me unmoved.

    The heroine, Kylie, sounded too juvenile for me to be able to connect with her. The hero was your typical bad boy rockstar... A jerk with everyone but Kylie. But a jerk nonetheless. At less in my eyes.

    I was left unfazed by the romance and their supposedly "connection" and completely turned off by their attempt at phone sex. Which happens out of the blue, nor Kylie or Jesse have declared any intentions toward each other yet, they haven't even kissed, yet the hero asks her to send him a pic of her pussy because he misses her. REALLY?

    Of course she agrees and readily sends her best shot :

    It sounded so out of character for them, I'm all for attraction, love, lust, making you act out of your comfort zone, but it did read like a parody of phone sex.

    The hero ended streaming words after words for the sake of appearing naughty and in charge, all I could picture was a bad porn flick...

    Also I almost bailed again after the "photogenic pussy" line but this attempt at dirty talk just made me a quitter. Don't hold it against me!

    Regarding the ending... I was expecting it, if you look at the story and keep in mind that those two lovers keep finding each other through time it makes sense that their story would repeat itself present time.

  • Dísir

    Truthfully, I don’t quite know quite how to write this review, only that I picked up this book because it felt as though there was an interesting and fairly unusual premise to it. Julie A. Richman’s writing reminded me of the early days delving into historical/paranormal romances with stories like Jude Deveraux’s

    coming to mind (damn, has it been that long?!) and the background definitely intrigued me.

    The idea that 2 lives are entwined throughout history typically lends a sense of the inevita

    Truthfully, I don’t quite know quite how to write this review, only that I picked up this book because it felt as though there was an interesting and fairly unusual premise to it. Julie A. Richman’s writing reminded me of the early days delving into historical/paranormal romances with stories like Jude Deveraux’s

    coming to mind (damn, has it been that long?!) and the background definitely intrigued me.

    The idea that 2 lives are entwined throughout history typically lends a sense of the inevitability of a star-crossed pairing of 2 people destined to find each other but always pulled apart for some reason. It’s a deeply romantic notion, heightened probably by bittersweet tragedy that comes each time the separation occurs, though objectively, you can probably extrapolate that the story happening in the present is simply a cog in the larger turning wheel of time, yet another version of the pairing at this point in time and bound to repeat some time in the future. The nebulous addition of a third person makes it less so, however.

    What I hadn’t expected was a growing fascination with the idea of past lives emerging through a psychiatrist, who in part played a role in this growing love triangle, or that I couldn’t quite shake my dislike of or have any sympathy for the overindulged, narcissistically entitled and hypocritical rocker (who dared call out his girlfriend on cheating when he’d done it himself too many times) who did things without any thought about the consequences. I’m guessing that my inability to like the modern-day iterations of the protagonists—it was difficult to get past Jesse’s flakiness and Kylie’s unexpected vicious streak along—diminished the magnitude of the ‘fated-across-time’ romance along with the head-hopping that happened throughout, which got disorienting at times.

    The historical parts however, kept me engrossed, so I do find myself torn between the loving the grand idea of having star-crossed lovers fated throughout (along with the strong message sent out about body image and identity) and not really liking the contemporary version of this pairing, along with the ’triangle’ and the other woman scenario. That alone, quite clearly places me in the minority here. If anything, ‘Love on the edge of time’ is an unconventional one and even if I’m on the fence about it, it’s not to say other wouldn’t (because they do, judging from the other glowing reviews) love this read.

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    SPOILER about its ending:

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