Escaping the Edge
by H.M. Sholander (Goodreads Author)
Lori's thoughts: Something about the description of this book made me decide to take a chance. Probably because I'm no stranger to the world of addiction. Not me, personally. Just people who have been in my life at various times. The book's portrayal of addiction and the long road of overcoming it is pretty much true-to-life. The storyline was a good one. Reading through the book, I kept thinking it was a solid 3-star for me. Until I got closer to the end and it bumped up to a 4-star. I never felt completely in touch with the main character, and I'm not sure why. Ryan was a blessing to Avery, and he often seemed to be a little too good to be true, but he was pretty awesome. There were a few editing issues. Nothing major. Sweat for for sweet, a forgotten or extra word here and there. But I know firsthand what it's like to edit a book until you're blue in the face, so I won't hold it against the author. Overall, a good read.