ON THE EDGE by T.S. Krupa Review + Top 10 List

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ON THE EDGE by T.S. Krupa

Blurb

Andy Parker is a war widow raising her fifteen-year-old daughter on her own. Hayden Grace dreams of becoming a professional snowboarder, and Andy is doing everything she can to make that happen. When Hayden Grace’s passion begins to falter, Andy is at a loss for how to re-inspire her daughter.
Andy does her best balancing Hayden Grace’s competition schedule, practice, and school with her own work schedule at home, in the city, and on the mountain. But work starts to demand more from Andy. Then, Andy receives an opportunity of a lifetime. An opportunity that will turn their lives upside down. But is it too good to be true?
Soon, mother and daughter find themselves in Aspen for Hayden Grace’s first national competition when a chance encounter brings Andy into a passionate, unexpected romance, a romance that could change everything. Will Andy be able to find the happiness she deserves?

My Review

On the Edge by T.S. Krupa is a sweet, adult romance. It has the ability to make your heart ache, while hoping for a happy ending. It has very little heat and is more of a ‘behind the closed doors’ romance.

Andy and her daughter, Hayden Grace, are surviving the hand they’ve been dealt. The love of her life died six years ago and she seems to be standing at a crossroads. Paul seems to be the catalyst to everything in her life changing, even if not directly.

I liked the fact that I did tear up and that I did feel some emotion for these characters. I was encumbered by the repetition of some of the wording, but think that it truly is a good story with believable characters and a unique storyline. It’s a bit slow going in the beginning since we’re getting up to speed with what has happened in Andy’s life.

My favorite of all the characters is Paul because he’s honest, fun, and sweet. Andy is just trying to do what’s best for her daughter and move forward with her life. Is love in Paul and Andy’s future and can it last?

On the Edge by T.S. Krupa is a nice way to spend a quiet afternoon. It is a sweet romance with a swoon-worthy hero.

★ ★ ★ ★ Stars

  • Paul as a BBF: ★ ★ ★
  • Hotness Level: ★
  • Swoon Level: ★ ★ ★ 1/2

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T.S. Krupa’s Top Ten Favorite Places Traveled

I have been very fortunate to have traveled a great deal since a very early age. In my first passport picture, I was seated on my mom’s lap and my first flight was on Pan American. How times have changed! There are so many wonderful places to choose from, but below are some of my favorites. Some are favorite locations and some have special meaning to me. Enjoy!!!

1. Kauai, Hawaii

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The prettiest and most relaxing place I have been to date. I traveled several years ago and while I didn’t get to spend nearly enough time there, what I did see was amazing. I am eager to get back for the sun, tranquility, and beauty.

2. Fort Worth, Texas

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Fort Worth is where I met my husband and got my first pair of cowboy boots! The last time we were there (which is pretty often), we had drinks on a great roof top bar and were able to take in the city skyline. It’s such a different place from where I grew up, but it has so much culture, great BBQ, and it’s always hot.

3. Mazury, Poland

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In high school, my cousin and I spent two weeks kayaking the area known as Mazury, Poland. Mazury roughly translates to “area of a thousand lakes”—I actually read there are about 2,500 lakes in this area. The entire trip was amazing—it was so green, clean, and felt uninhibited. It was one of the most incredible things I have done.

4. Oak Island, North Carolina

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My family and I have been vacationing in Oak Island for the past several summers. It holds special meaning for two reasons. First, it’s a great escape from “real” life and it has allowed us to “reset” and enjoy some R& R. Secondly, it is the location of my first novel. To me, it’s the place where my dreams came true.

5. Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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Growing up we spent a lot of summers in Cape Cod. For me, it still holds that childhood magic—staying up late, playing in the sand and surf, eating great food, laughter and lots of family time.

6. Rindge, New Hampshire

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I lived in Rindge for four years while I attended Franklin Pierce College. It was the winters that caused me to move South! But I picked this location for the Fall season. The wide arrays of colors the leaves turn in October are breathtaking. In general, Fall in New England is a great time—apple picking, pumpkin carving (Keene Pumpkin Festival), warm days and cool evenings, and football. Rindge is pretty remote, and the mountain views and dense tree population make this even more special. It’s one of my favorites.

7. Seville, Spain

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I picked Seville mostly for the amazing food. I traveled there in High School with a group of classmates. What I remember is bright colors, social people, and wonderful food. When I think of Seville I think of the crocked cobblestone streets and food with flavors that came alive in your mouth. It is somewhere I want to visit again, and I hope it lives up to my memories.

8. Paris, France

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The city of lights! I traveled with a couple friends right after college and the experience was amazing. One of my friends had just finished studying abroad in Paris for a year and was able to show us the “other” side of Paris that you don’t get to see as a tourist. It was those experiences I enjoyed the most. I have a feeling that several of those adventures will eventually find their way into a story…

9. Charleston, South Carolina

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The sister city to Savannah, Charleston is great in the Spring (before it gets too hot). It has lots to see and experience, and when you’re ready to rest there’s always a rooftop bar to discover. I loved the vibe of Charleston and how authentic it felt.

10. Washington, D.C.

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I visited D.C. in the eighth grade, as I assume many other people did. I recently got to revisit the city as an adult and it was so much cooler. D.C. was such a great walking city with so much to see and do. People are out—running, walking their dogs, and playing with their kids. I wouldn’t be able to live in a city for long, but D.C. won me over as a place I would love to live in for a couple years…this last visit left a lasting impression.

About the Author

T.S. Krupa was born in New Haven, Connecticut. Raised in a Polish household with a blended American culture, she is fluent in Polish. She graduated with her bachelor’s degree from Franklin Pierce University,where she also played field hockey. She earned her Master’s from Texas Tech University and recently graduated with her Doctor of Education from North Carolina State University. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and her dog.
In 2014, T.S. Krupa published her award-winning debut novel Safe & Sound. On The Edge is her second novel. To learn more about the author visit www.tskrupa.com.

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