Cliff's Edge by Meg Tilly

Cliff's Edge

Meg Tilly

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

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Meg Tilly returns with a second gripping romantic suspense novel set on the idyllic Solace Island in the Pacific Northwest.

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.


Advance Galley Reviews

Meg Tilly’s second novel in the Solace Island series titled Cliff’s Edge kept me glued to my seat. I couldn’t put it down and read it straight through in two days. It proved to be another story of found love, drama, friendship and mystery. I had a great time reading it and I’m looking forward to book three.

Expired before I could read it.

*** I received this book through the Penguin First To Read Program in exchange for an honest review, thank you so much to Berkley for the opportunity to read and review Cliff's Edge! *** My Rating: **** OMGosh yes thank you so much, Miss Meg Tilly, for writing yet another amazing book around Solace Island again, I absolutely loved and enjoyed everything about it. I was so glad and happy to go back to Solace Island again oh how much I missed reading about that beautiful Island plus I absolutely love reading more about my favorite characters, especially Eve the older Harris sister. I was so happy to read about Eve love life as well and this amazing book did not disappoint me at all it had everything I wanted plus more! I can't wait to read more about the Solace Island series in the need future.

Cliff’s Edge by Meg Tilly Overall, I enjoyed this second book in the Solace Island series. This book starts with the delayed honeymoon of the couple from the first book, Solace Island. Maggie and Luke are off and Eve is to watch their house and their mighty dog. However, Luke receives a call from a celebrity friend looking for a quiet place to stay. Luke, doing a little matchmaking, offers their home. As you might expect, this results in a meet cute where Eve gets the better of Rhys and hog ties him. The woman can clearly defend herself which is great in a suspense novel. Especially since, Eve has acquired a stalker. I leave the storyline there so as not to give any more away. The mystery portion was good with appropriate pacing. The twist was interesting. While I wasn’t surprised by the culprit, I was surprised by the stalker’s partner in crime. There is a scene at the end that was a little more graphic than I would like but I do see that in many suspense stories lately. I also felt that way about some of the romantic scenes. While I really enjoyed the couple of Eve and Rhys and thought their romance was very well plotted and believable, I thought sometimes the language was a bit off putting for me. Don’t let that stop you from reading, just know that if your suspense is more like a Karen Robards. I will continue to read Meg Tilly’s series. I think she has a very good series here. Thanks

This was not the best romance or thriller. The plot was so far-fetched as to be unbelievable, yet somehow was still predictable. Some of the dialogue seemed a bit awkward. It is a quick, easy read though that many readers will enjoy.

I received an advanced copy of this book. This is the second book in the Solace Island Series, but you can read it as a stand-alone, and not be lost, as the story is self contained. This is the story of Eve and Rhys. Eve lives on Solace Island and is part owner of a bakery. Her sister, and her husband go on their honeymoon and leave Eve to run the bakery on her own with their staff. Little does Eve know that Rhys will also be staying in her sister’s home while they are gone. Rhys ends up helping out in the bakery as well, but danger lies around the corner for Eve,as sparks fly between the two of them. Rhys must help save Eve’s life. This is a great suspense and romance. I highly enjoyed this one, and hope that there are more in this series!

I thoroughly enjoyed this one and would have enjoyed it more if I could have gotten it downloaded to my kindle but had to read it on my laptop! Eve is house sitting while her sister goes on her honeymoon but she is in for a surprise when she finds the house is not empty. Her brother-in-law has invited someone to stay there. Rhys is fresh from shooting his latest movie and needs somewhere to relax that is peaceful and what better place than Solace Island, that is until he shows up and finds the house already occupied. This leads to some great confrontations and you just know where there is that much fire there will be...yea! Eve does not want to start anything and Rhys is patient, although it seems there is danger around. This book had it all. Great dialogue, romance, suspense, and a well written story. I need to go back and get the first book in this series now! **Received this ARC for review**

Thank you for the opportunity to read and review. I liked the first book in this series and felt this was a respectable follow up. Both stories employed the insta-love trope and while that did not bother me as much in the first book, in this story I felt the relationship moved along too fast. Had some clues as to who the killer was and by the end was not terribly surprised. Overall I enjoyed this story.

This is the first book I’ve read by Tilly, and I have to say, while it was a little predictable and not something I would consider suspense...I really enjoyed it. The use of imagery and the chemistry between her characters had a nice slow burn to it, the fact that her heroine was a strong female was also a plus...and taking place in a small, sleepy town is the perfect backdrop for romance with a little twist. I look forward to reading more from this author, and can only hope each story describes the senses as this one does...beautifully done. *4 Sweet & Savory, Stars*

Oh. My. God. I was absolutely blown away by this book. I loved that this book not only had a stellar romance plot between Eve and Rhys, but the suspense was also incredibly chilling and kept me on my toes. I devoured this book because I couldn’t get enough. I loved the character depth of both Eve and Rhys. Both of them have so many scars from their haunting pasts, but they slowly start to heal as they begin to trust one another. I’ll will be posting a full review on my blog closer to the publishing date. Thank you again for the advanced copy!

This book was a real page turner. Not heavy ready, but light fun and suspenseful. As this book is in a series, not all the characters were fully developed, but the main characters were likeable and strong. The setting in the Pacific Northwest is described nicely for someone who hasn’t ever been there. This was a great weekend read.

Strong romance, subdued suspense… This is the second book in the Solace Island series that can be read as a stand-alone. When her sister takes a vacation Eve Harris decides to take one too. Even though she’s in charge of the café they both own, housesitting a gorgeous home and babysitting an Irish Wolfhound is an adventure and she’ll use the time to let the artist in her soul flow. What she doesn’t expect is the gorgeous man she finds broke into the home the next morning and she shows him what she thinks of his trespassing, to the man’s utter shock and dismay he’s quickly down and hog-tied. The surprise is on Eve when a phone call to her brother-in-law yields the knowledge that the intruder is an expected guest. Needing to get away from the hectic Hollywood scene, the actor Rhys Thomas is glad to have a place to escape where few people should know him, thanks to a friend on Solace Island who loans him his home. His friend forgot to mention that someone else would be sharing the house with him, a feisty, beautiful woman who bruises his ego when she takes him down and incapacitates him easily. He’s lucky he didn’t end up in jail, the press would have enjoyed that but he wouldn’t have. After their initial surprise, these two form a truce to share the luxurious house and since Rhys enjoys cooking, Eve can use his help at the café while her chef sister is gone. An attractive man who’s an actor is not the kind of man Eve needs but the chemistry between them is hard to ignore. There are emotional costs to being with someone well known, a fact Eve can attest to from experience having been involved with a musician before, a relationship that ended badly. What is blossoming between them can only be short-term no matter how good it feels and how much she finds herself liking him. Rhys finds himself open to more but convincing her will not be easy. Sometimes it’s a person where you find home. Life is full of surprises and not always good ones. At her sister’s wedding Eve caught the eye of someone with evil inclinations and his plans are about to be set in motion. Small incidents occurring around the café catch the attention of Eve and Rhys but what do they mean? Can they solve the mystery before things escalate? The discovery of a murdered body is already the talk of the island. The suspense in this story is rather subdued though the point of view of the villain was provided. The romance overpowered the suspense aspects of the plot. The reader wonders who in the town it could possibly be stalking Eve, Rhys is more concerned about things than she seems to be. The pacing in this book was better than in the first book. The heroine is a fighter by nature and that will be her salvation when she finds herself in a dire situation. The hero had many layers, he didn’t fit the typical mold of a sexy unattached actor. Both protagonists were likable, relatable, well-developed, we were given their histories, what made them who they are. I wanted to see this sister get her story and I enjoyed it. An advanced reading copy was obtained from the publisher’s First to Read program.

The murderer picked the wrong target! Solace Island has a murderer that nobody knows about until the burnt body is found and the murders’ attention is changed to the next target to play with. . Painter Eve Harris is house-sitting for her sister and brother-in-law while they go on their delayed honeymoon. Little did Eve know that her brother-in-law had also told a friend that he could stay at the house while they were gone. Movie star Rhys Thomas needed a place to stay until the fence around his house in Los Angeles was finished so he could have some privacy. Eve was surprised by Rhys’ arrival and Rhys didn’t know she would be there but they called a truce to share the house until her sister and brother-in-law returned. Eve and Rhys decide they actually like each other and when Eve finds out that Rhys can cook, she has him help at the café Eve and her sister run. Little did Eve and Rhys know that the murderer has picked Eve for his next target but when the murderer has some help, Rhys figures out Eve is in trouble. I really like Cliff's Edge by Meg Tilley because the book starts with the thoughts of the murderer picking out Eve and then it move to almost small town romance and then into romantic suspense and it has some good suspense that the reader is not expecting. Thanks to First to Read for giving me an advanced reader copy. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

3.5 stars Meg Tilly the author is really starting the grow on me. Cliff's Edge is my second novel by her, Solace Island the initial book of this series, being my first. I was able to get that one through as a First to Read Member as well. Both are suspense romances and are pretty entertaining. I must admit I enjoyed the second one more than the first, the writing and conversations seem to have gotten better, and the steamy scenes seemed less awkward. I just seemed to like these characters more and the creepy stalker plot with a twist was more engaging. Still don't think this holds a candle to other thrillers out there, however it is quite entertaining. A definite vacation/weekend/read on the plane type book for its pretty quick.

This Romantic Thriller was quite enjoyable and very easy to read. Kept my attention with Eve, her unwanted houseguest (at least at first), her stalker and her ex-boyfriend showing up. A few risqué parts heats up the story. I didn't want to put the book down once I started reading as I needed to find out just who her stalker was and what he was planning.

Having already met Eve Harris in Solace Island, and loving her, I was looking forward to her story, and Cliff's Edge did not disappoint. Eve is set to house sit and run the cafe she and her sister own. When Rhys Thomas shows up at the house surprising them both. As they begin to live/work together, they also start to find themselves attracted to one another. And then they realize she might just be in danger. Loved their story. Having read Solace Island first it was very easy for me to be dropped into this story and it didn't hurt that I had already been introduced to Eve Harris and really like her character. Looking forward to Hidden Cove. Received an ARC via First To Read.

3.5.....a bit predictable but entirely enjoyable with awesome romance.

Meg Tilly has outdone herself! Great mystery, great romance told from three different points of view. I knew I was never going to guess who the bad guy was, but I appreciated the POV to get into that head space as well. I am a suspense, thriller lover, but when it's combined with a romance I know I'm going to not be stuck in the dark for too long when the romance keeps the light in. I fell in love with Eve in Solace Island and was so happy when the news of Cliff's Edge came out and I knew I was going to get to know her better and in turn Maggie and Luke's story after the epilogue. Can be read as a standalone and hope more characters from Solace Island will be written, maybe Dorothy or Larry. Thank you First To Read and Penguin Random House for a chance to read, review and share my thoughts with a eARC.

First time reading her books. Not bad. Characters were fine. Not sure what the old murder had to do with anything. Didn’t fit into the plot. I would read her again.

I like it. There was a good mix of horror, drama, and romance to keep you reading. There were some things that I wish were a bit more fleshed out though. There is a fatality that was not addressed nearly enough: emotionally, mentally, or physically. It was swept under the rug too cleanly. It felt like fridging, as they call it in the biz. I also felt at some points that Eve was a little immature, like when she assumed the worst when he was talking to a woman on the phone. I mean, come on. But overall, very compelling read.

Another great read by Meg Tilly! I was lucky to read Solace Island when it came out and the second book in the series does not disappoint! I loved the characters and couldn't put the book down. I finished in in a day. The recipe at the end was a plus! I am definitely going to give it a try. I recommend this book! Thanks, First to Read, for my advance copy!

Cliff’s Edge is a great addition to the Solace Island mystery series. Once I started reading, I didn’t want to put this book down, and I was equally invested in the romance and suspence aspects of the story. The relationship between Eve and Rhys was sweet, and the mystery kept me flipping pages trying to figure out who the murderer/stalker was. All in all, if you enjoy the romantic suspense genre, Cliff’s Edge is definitely a great read.

Thank you First to Read for the copy of the book in exchange for my honest review. I love romance books and I love suspense, this book had a little of both. I do not want to spoil the complete storyline, but the first half of the book was amazing. I loved the relationship, the flirting, it was written well and it made me smile. But after the big event in the book, it was over in 30 pages and was very predictable. Overall it was an enjoyable book but I would have preferred the last 50 pages to be written differently.

I read Solace Island, the first in this series and LOVED it. Cliff's Edge is NO different. I tried to slow my reading pace down to savor this book but I couldn't, because I had to keep turning the pages to see what happened next. This book was WONDERFUL!!

 


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