Review: Cliff’s Edge by Meg Tilly

Cliff’s Edge
(Solace Island #2)
by Meg Tilly
Publisher: Berkley
Publication: May 21, 2019
Genre: Romantic suspense
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Eve Harris is all set to house-sit and run the bakery she shares with her sister while Maggie goes on her honeymoon, but there’s one problem–the house is already occupied. By a movie star. He claims to be her brother-in-law’s friend, and not only does he insist on staying, he also offers to help. Playing house has never been so tempting…

Rhys Thomas is looking for a place to lie low after wrapping up his latest film, so when Luke offers up his house as a safe haven, Rhys sees the perfect opportunity for a little R & R. But rest is the last thing on his mind as he and Eve grow close.

But Eve and Rhys are not as alone as they think. And as danger trails Eve, it will take everything Rhys has to save the woman he loves.

 

This is the first book by Meg Tilly that I’ve read and I was a little worried that I would feel left out by not reading the previous book in the series. However, this book stands completely on its own. Eve’s sister (from the previous book) just got married and she’s heading off to her honeymoon. Which is why she asks Eve to house sit for them and run the bakery while she’s away. Eve’s brother-in-law tells his buddy that he can crash at their place while they are gone to get away from the prying eyes of the public for a bit. So, the two characters from the previous book don’t actually show up much in this story.

Not only is there romance in this story between Eve and Rhys, but there’s also a stalker out there who’s set their sights on Eve. I really liked that the author included chapters from this person’s perspective because it really added another layer to the story. You are witness to this person stopping into her bakery, breaking into her apartment, and killing others on their quest to get Eve. I think without that added POV, this wouldn’t have had the layer of suspense that it did. I was always wondering who it was and the author kept me guessing right up to the end.

With that being said, while I liked the suspense aspect of it, I wasn’t overly feeling the romance portion. I just felt like these two fell into it a little too easily. Here’s this big movie star who all of a sudden wants a serious relationship that they are introducing their mother to? I guess I was just hoping for a bit more development on the romance before it got so deep and heavy.

Cliff’s Edge was a solid read. The author had me guessing who the killer was right up until the big reveal. I liked that she included the killer’s point of view because it really brought it into focus for the readers that there was a real danger out there. I do wish that the romance had a little bit more build up and that the main character wasn’t so quick to fall in love, but that’s just my opinion.

 

 

2 Thoughts on “Review: Cliff’s Edge by Meg Tilly

  1. That does sound like it would be really good.

  2. I like when a story adds a stalker in the mix. This sounds ok even if it had a few problems..

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