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Brett Rocha retired from pro-hockey while still at the top of his game. Co-owner of a chain of restaurants and an inherited ice skating academy, he seems to have it all. Despite his fame, wealth, and good fortune, though, Brett suddenly finds himself painfully alone. Ex-Olympic figure skating star Rylan Hennessy transitioned to professional ice dancing with Celia, Brett’s s Brett Rocha retired from pro-hockey while still at the top of his game. Co-owner of a chain of restaurants and an inherited ice skating academy, he seems to have it all. Despite his fame, wealth, and good fortune, though, Brett suddenly finds himself painfully alone. Ex-Olympic figure skating star Rylan Hennessy transitioned to professional ice dancing with Celia, Brett’s sister and Rylan’s lifelong partner on the ice. Then tragedy strikes, and Rylan’s world is turned upside down, too. With the unexpected death of Celia, Brett and Rylan are drawn together through their mutual grief. Their bond strengthens when Brett introduces Rylan to BDSM, a lifestyle Rylan has never experienced before. While the mystery of Celia’s murder still needs to be solved, a second tragedy threatens to tear them apart. Will their relationship survive, or will love be enough to see them through this life altering, harrowing change?


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Brett Rocha retired from pro-hockey while still at the top of his game. Co-owner of a chain of restaurants and an inherited ice skating academy, he seems to have it all. Despite his fame, wealth, and good fortune, though, Brett suddenly finds himself painfully alone. Ex-Olympic figure skating star Rylan Hennessy transitioned to professional ice dancing with Celia, Brett’s s Brett Rocha retired from pro-hockey while still at the top of his game. Co-owner of a chain of restaurants and an inherited ice skating academy, he seems to have it all. Despite his fame, wealth, and good fortune, though, Brett suddenly finds himself painfully alone. Ex-Olympic figure skating star Rylan Hennessy transitioned to professional ice dancing with Celia, Brett’s sister and Rylan’s lifelong partner on the ice. Then tragedy strikes, and Rylan’s world is turned upside down, too. With the unexpected death of Celia, Brett and Rylan are drawn together through their mutual grief. Their bond strengthens when Brett introduces Rylan to BDSM, a lifestyle Rylan has never experienced before. While the mystery of Celia’s murder still needs to be solved, a second tragedy threatens to tear them apart. Will their relationship survive, or will love be enough to see them through this life altering, harrowing change?

30 review for Edge Jump

  1. 4 out of 5

    Trio

    Edge Jump is my first experience with the writing of Elizabeth Noble and I’ve got to say I’m impressed. She’s won me over with her soothing and elegant style, her creative characters, and the intriguing way she tells a story. There’s a nice little mystery here, but it is the lusciously dirty love affair that kept me on the “edge” of my seat. There’s a unique plot in Edge Jump and I enjoyed the way it all plays out… despite being centered around the murder of a professional ice dancer and her fian Edge Jump is my first experience with the writing of Elizabeth Noble and I’ve got to say I’m impressed. She’s won me over with her soothing and elegant style, her creative characters, and the intriguing way she tells a story. There’s a nice little mystery here, but it is the lusciously dirty love affair that kept me on the “edge” of my seat. There’s a unique plot in Edge Jump and I enjoyed the way it all plays out… despite being centered around the murder of a professional ice dancer and her fiancé, we are spared most of the gory details. The focus of the story is on the way the romantic relationship develops between the two main characters. Brett Rocha, a retired pro hockey player, is called to Vancouver following the murder of his sister Celia. While there, Brett is reunited with his sister’s long time performing partner, Rylan Hennessy, and the attraction is immediate and compelling. It turns out Rylan has held a torch for Brett for ages, and Brett is extremely interested in the man Rylan is today. Between comforting each other over the traumatic murders, and assisting in the investigation, these two spend enough time together that a romantic relationship is inevitable. (Lucky us!) The sparks really start to fly when Brett discovers Rylan’s interest in BDSM. If you enjoy mildly kinky BDSM stories, where the older, experienced Dom instructs the younger, inexperienced sub, then you will be in heaven! While the murder mystery part of Edge Jump is interesting and well done, overall it is a small part of the story. Honestly, I would have been fine with a few more details, but I understand why the author built the story the way she did. This part of the book moves quickly, and once the murders are solved an entirely different set of problems crops up. That’s all I’m saying because I don’t want to spoil it for you. Elizabeth Noble chooses instead to dive into how aspects of BDSM help Brett and Rylan cope with some intense issues that develop. The power play between the two men helps them explore their relationship and provides them with the tools they need to come through the tragedies they’re facing. BDSM helps them in more ways than one. One thing I found very interesting in Edge Jump is the behind the scenes stories of professional skaters. Both men have to deal with changing their careers as they age. Brett seems happy to have retired from pro hockey, and has found real enjoyment running the training camp his parents established. Rylan has a harder time facing the twilight of his career, having competed in the Olympics and other competitions at that level, moving down to ice dancing is an adjustment. Either way, both men have to face the wear and tear being professional athletes has taken on their bodies, and it is a fascinating part of the story. After a few nights of curling up with Edge Jump I was really sorry to see this story end. I’m really looking forward to delving into Elizabeth Noble’s extensive backlog of work and seeing what else she’s written that will appeal to me.

  2. 5 out of 5

    JenMcJ

    This one just wasn't for me. I was looking forward to this. I adore hockey/ice skating settings and this one has both plus BDSM!!! In the end, the murder plot was ridiculous. The climactic ending to that part was even more ridiculous. Seriously. I still can't understand the motive because it's impossible to understand. Brett is weird about sleeping in bed with Rylan. Rylan basically takes one look at Brett and falls over on his back for him a few days after the murder of what is effectively thei This one just wasn't for me. I was looking forward to this. I adore hockey/ice skating settings and this one has both plus BDSM!!! In the end, the murder plot was ridiculous. The climactic ending to that part was even more ridiculous. Seriously. I still can't understand the motive because it's impossible to understand. Brett is weird about sleeping in bed with Rylan. Rylan basically takes one look at Brett and falls over on his back for him a few days after the murder of what is effectively their sister. Rylan also has absolutely no backbone when it comes to his career where he is at the top and has all the power. Important scenes are omitted and alluded to later or things that should happen, like actually meeting Clive's family or going to his funeral don't happen. Then, sadly, the BDSM turned out to be bland and boring and came about waaaaaay too fast. The last 1/4 of the book was the most interesting part and should have been where the book started after an injury (no ridiculou murder mystery necessary) and then went further from there. I fell for good early (arc) reviews and I know better so this is on me but be warned.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Volha

    I really enjoyed this novel. It tells us a story of two men who come together in time of grief and struggle with their feelings to each other. It's very touching, sometimes romantic but very candid story of what happens behind the scenes in professional sports and what really happens after you quit it. Brett is ex-professional hockey player who has left professional carrier and moved on with his life. He is successful, confident Dom with some close friends but no one to call his own as he is afr I really enjoyed this novel. It tells us a story of two men who come together in time of grief and struggle with their feelings to each other. It's very touching, sometimes romantic but very candid story of what happens behind the scenes in professional sports and what really happens after you quit it. Brett is ex-professional hockey player who has left professional carrier and moved on with his life. He is successful, confident Dom with some close friends but no one to call his own as he is afraid of commitment. He comes to Vancouver because his sister Celia who is a professional ice skater and her fiance were murdered. Her skating partner Rylan who was like another brother to Celia is left alone to mourn her. When Brett and Rylan meet some old feelings resurface and new sparks ignite and they look at each other with new eyes. What they don't know yet is they need each other desperately - one to let go and the other to belong. The bond between them is strong and instant but they try to keep it somewhat casual as Rylan is initiated into the world of kink. I really enjoyed how Brett took the lead and how attentive and focused he was on safety and Rylan's comfort. The scenes they did together were well crafted and I quite enjoyed the description of Rylan's feelings and his version of subspace. The whole s*e*x aspect was very enjoyable without the gruesome element that BDSM lifestyle is sometimes associated with. It was medium intense level and very well done. I enjoyed delving into everyday life of a professional figure skater. It was fascinating to look into this exclusive world of competition, accolades and extreme perfectionism. I always enjoyed figure skating and this book showed that it's not all roses. How hard Rylan had to work, how he had to content with a difficult boss with constant demands on his professional and personal lives, with fan mail and constant travel. How regimented the life became when you were committed to sport like this. So I really liked this part. It felt the author did a lot of research on the subject. The murder mystery was easy to solve. It was pretty obvious who did it and I think it was not the main focus of the book. It was the way to bring the two MCs together and to provide the premise for a pivotal happenstance that will change the course of Rylan's life. The road to recovery is long and wrought with self doubt and new challenges and Rylan struggles. He sometimes succumbs to self pity and anger and it takes all of Brett and a bunch of sassy kids on skates to show him the way - he is not perfect and that's alright, he is not alone and it's ok to lean on someone you love. The second part of the book is about acceptance, about new chances and overcoming your personal demons and leaving past behind. The ending was just right and so meaningful to both Brett and Rylan that I was really moved. It was well written and edited book that I really liked. I highly recommend it! ** A copy was kindly provided by the author for my honest review**

  4. 5 out of 5

    Pati

    Began to lose me at the beginning.... At 1% I'm being told he regularly plays with a married man at the local BDSM club. I HATE CHEATERS! At 2% I'm being told that, "Rylan never interested Brett beyond being Celia's skating partner." I'm asking myself: Why would the author tell us that not only does this MC screw a married man several times a month, a man who manages his business,a man who he'd obviously know his wife. Then also tell us he has no interest in the other MC?!?! Does she want us to dis Began to lose me at the beginning.... At 1% I'm being told he regularly plays with a married man at the local BDSM club. I HATE CHEATERS! At 2% I'm being told that, "Rylan never interested Brett beyond being Celia's skating partner." I'm asking myself: Why would the author tell us that not only does this MC screw a married man several times a month, a man who manages his business,a man who he'd obviously know his wife. Then also tell us he has no interest in the other MC?!?! Does she want us to dislike the MC? At 3% I'm thinking: None of this makes sense. His sister was murdered, he flies up there to meet her troupe but though they made arrangements for him to stay at their hotel he has to meet them at the arena "because he doesn't know where it's at"?!?! Seriously??? Wouldn't they have told him which hotel it was? Furthermore, I would expect him to go straight to the police department to talk to them about his sisters case. Also at 3% Brett arrives at the Arena, watches Rylan skating and then has an oddly casual, every day type of greeting and conversation with Rylan. Seriously? A nice, normal conversation between two people who supposedly just had a loved one murdered? I'm wondering: Where's the emotion? ..... there sadly was no emotion to be found. At 4% Rylan and Brett go the hotel. The troupe has been staying at this hotel for several days. Yet Rylan has to check in! THEY'VE BEEN STAYING THERE ALREADY!!! Plus, they're supposedly suddenly overbooked therefore no room for Brett. What about his murdered sisters room if nothing else? No one is using that! I'm questioning why the editor didn't point out all of these things to the author. Things that can make or break a story. At 5%: These guys do not sound or act like people who have just had a loved one murdered! There's no feeling here, whatsoever. I'm a cryer. I cry at every little thing. Yet not one tear reading this story. I don't believe anyone died, let alone Brett's sister and Rylan's partner since childhood. I could go on, but I'll just stop here and say that this definitely was not the book for me. Which surprised me because I normally enjoy Ms Noble's books. I received a copy of this book through the GRs m/m romance groups DBML program in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Stacy

    I really liked this book from the very start. The premise was completely intriguing to me. This is a new author for me though so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect and I was happily surprised by how this book was written and ended up turning out. I liked that we got an ice skater, Rylan, who was also submissive by nature and Brett, a dominant who plays hockey. Their lives meshed so well together right from the start. Between their obvious connection to skating as well as the chemistry in the sex I really liked this book from the very start. The premise was completely intriguing to me. This is a new author for me though so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect and I was happily surprised by how this book was written and ended up turning out. I liked that we got an ice skater, Rylan, who was also submissive by nature and Brett, a dominant who plays hockey. Their lives meshed so well together right from the start. Between their obvious connection to skating as well as the chemistry in the sexual aspects of their lives, they ended up having some hot and kinky sex together. There are some aspects of the lighter side of BDSM which definitely added more to the story and the characters developing a relationship together but it wasn’t anything too crazy or hardcore and was very well written. I just hated that the two men only came together at first because of what happened with Brett’s sister (who was also Rylan's skating partner). I was totally invested in the story from the start and interested to see how the mystery behind what happened played out. But I was happy with the ending even though by that point it was slightly predictable as to who it was and why it happened, but even being able to guess didn’t take anything away from the actual story itself. *** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

  6. 5 out of 5

    Cee Brown

    ♥.•♥.•*♥) ♥.•*♥ (.•♥ (.•`♥4.5 edge of your seat stars. "Skating, performing, is all about being in control. I want that control in someone else's hand for the other parts of my life." ~Ryland When his sister died, Brett had no other thought but to find out why. The mystery surrounding her death left a bitter taste in his mouth and he was determined to find answers. With her skating partner Rylan back in his life after years of being on the periphery, Brett's knew he was done for. There was just ♥¸.•´♥¸.•*´♥¨) ♥¸.•*¨♥ (¸.•´♥ (¸.•`♥4.5 edge of your seat stars. "Skating, performing, is all about being in control. I want that control in someone else's hand for the other parts of my life." ~Ryland When his sister died, Brett had no other thought but to find out why. The mystery surrounding her death left a bitter taste in his mouth and he was determined to find answers. With her skating partner Rylan back in his life after years of being on the periphery, Brett's knew he was done for. There was just something about the olympic ice skater that kept drawing the former hockey star in. His deep attraction and consequent needs raised more questions than answers. Never being attracted to Rylan before, Brett was indeed surprised to find himself in the younger man's realm. "Rylan had lost his best friend and professional partner." For Rylan, being so close to his childhood crush was like a dream come true. Yet with so much going on in his life, the loss of his friend seemed far greater when everything lay so close to home. I loved Rylan's spirit, his tenacity and his directness. He knew his need for Brett and suddenly he was not on the shy spectrum anymore. Here was a man who was willing to lay t all at Brett's feet and be mastered. Littered with BDSM 101 and scorching passion, Brett and Rylan must work together to find the person or persons responsible and figure out how to be together even when circumstances change. I voluntarily and honestly reviewed this book without bias or persuasion from the author.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Happily Ever Chapter

    ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ FOUR-STAR ✩ REVIEW ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ approximate length: 268 pgs / 73k words > > Judging a Book by it's Cover < < The cover composition feels at odds with the story. It is supposed to be about a male figure skater / ice dancer and a male retired hockey player but the model (or models) on the cover is/are barefoot. I would expect him/them to wear skates, at the very least. The title really makes no sense to me regardless that somewhere, much further into the story, it's said that EDGE JU ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ FOUR-STAR ✩ REVIEW ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ approximate length: 268 pgs / 73k words > > Judging a Book by it's Cover < < The cover composition feels at odds with the story. It is supposed to be about a male figure skater / ice dancer and a male retired hockey player but the model (or models) on the cover is/are barefoot. I would expect him/them to wear skates, at the very least. The title really makes no sense to me regardless that somewhere, much further into the story, it's said that EDGE JUMP was a skate move. I probably would not have picked up this book on my own based on the cover but after reading the synopsis, I was interested in the story. > > Looking Deeper < < POV ~> Third-person When competitive skating star, Celia Rocha, is killed while touring in Canada, her brother, Brett heads north to tie up loose ends and bring her body home. There, he finds Celia's skate partner, Rylan, barely holding it together. A snafu in hotel reservations brings the men together a little sooner than either anticipated, but they've known each other for most of their lives so it's not awkward sharing a room. Things begin heating up... the competition, the times in private, and the threats that lead them to believe that maybe Celia was not killed at random but was, rather, targeted and one of the men could be next. Brett was a strong character, before and after. Rylan was cool before but became a bit annoying for a while after. The secondary cast was varied and interesting. Chemistry was totally a non-issue and their interactions were good. The dialogue was mostly good but, again, the pre-incident was more pleasant than the post-incident facet. The plot was interesting and usually entertaining but some parts felt slower and less dynamic, making it more difficult to read through without a break. The conflicts were all self-imposed and needed to be gone. Predictability was low/moderate. The conclusion was a little transparent here and there and I felt somewhat cheated by the abrupt ending. . Rating: [R] ~ Score: 3.9 ~ Stars: 4 ========================== ⭐ ⭐ **** Disclosure of Material: I received a copy of this book from the Author/Publisher with the hope that I would voluntarily leave unbiased and unsolicited feedback. I was not asked, encouraged, or required to leave a review - nor was I compensated in any way. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising". ***** ⭐ ⭐

  8. 3 out of 5

    Taya

    This book was provided by the author via the M/M Romance Group and Don’t Buy My Love Program in exchange for an honest review. I played myself by choosing to read this book. I half read the blurb and completely miss the part with BDSM theme will be explored. I've been reading mm mainly for the past 7 years. I sampled most genre throughout my reading history. I'm so past curiosity of BDSM theme in any literary form and know that it just does not work for me. I'm rarely interested in reading a boo This book was provided by the author via the M/M Romance Group and Don’t Buy My Love Program in exchange for an honest review. I played myself by choosing to read this book. I half read the blurb and completely miss the part with BDSM theme will be explored. I've been reading mm mainly for the past 7 years. I sampled most genre throughout my reading history. I'm so past curiosity of BDSM theme in any literary form and know that it just does not work for me. I'm rarely interested in reading a book moderately/heavily involved in it. With all that being said please take my review with a grain of salt. I just was not the target audience. Brett, a former hockey player has come to claim his sister body. A sister who was murder along with her husband by an unknown assailant. Brett meets up with his sister long time skating partner Rylan. This quickly turns in D/s relationship. While Rylan has been Brett's sister skating partner for many years. It seems that Brett and Rylan had very little interaction between each other. While I'm going to believe that Rylan is interested in the D/s lifestyle. To want to fully explore it while grieving is putting me off this whole story. The Sir/boy honorific annoyed me so much because they didn't earn it. The author is really pushing a relationship that feels temporarily to me into something a lot more serious. But on top of all that this is mystery person threatening Rylan and possibly the same person who killed Brett's sister. Overall, this story was okay. We got a bit of romance, BDSM, hurt/comfort and mystery The transitions from Brett being Brett to Brett being Sir was jarring. I just felt no heat between them. This is my second time around with author and again it is still on an okay level for me. But something is still holding off my decision to write off this author.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)

    Edge Jump starts off with the death of Brett's sister, who is also Rylan's skating partner. The police are treating it as an attempted mugging. Brett wants answers, and hopes Rylan can provide at least some of them. When they meet up with each other again, neither of them wants to deny the attraction. Making their relationship work though, proves more difficult due to outside forces than either of them imagined. I thoroughly enjoyed this story, and found it to be very well written. Rylan is new t Edge Jump starts off with the death of Brett's sister, who is also Rylan's skating partner. The police are treating it as an attempted mugging. Brett wants answers, and hopes Rylan can provide at least some of them. When they meet up with each other again, neither of them wants to deny the attraction. Making their relationship work though, proves more difficult due to outside forces than either of them imagined. I thoroughly enjoyed this story, and found it to be very well written. Rylan is new to 'the scene', but already knows what he wants. Brett is scared at the thought of having a 'forever' someone, but isn't able to stop moving forward with Rylan. The mystery side of it wasn't that mysterious, but I still enjoyed it. I couldn't quite understand the culmination of the mystery (without giving anything away) as I don't see how they could have got away with it, but nevermind. With no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt my reading flow, this was a great M_M romance, and I would have no hesitation in recommending it. * A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. * Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Serena Yates

    This novel is an emotional roller coaster that starts with a bang and doesn’t let up. The two men at its center face loss, a new relationship, mysterious threats to their life, and more upheaval than most people deal with in a whole lifetime. Brett, who used to play pro-hockey, is pretty settled in his career after retirement, but he is lonely. Rylan is a professional ice dancer who loses the partner he has skated with since they were six years old, and while he never imagined finding a partner This novel is an emotional roller coaster that starts with a bang and doesn’t let up. The two men at its center face loss, a new relationship, mysterious threats to their life, and more upheaval than most people deal with in a whole lifetime. Brett, who used to play pro-hockey, is pretty settled in his career after retirement, but he is lonely. Rylan is a professional ice dancer who loses the partner he has skated with since they were six years old, and while he never imagined finding a partner to fall in love with, he can’t resist Brett. Neither man can live the life they want, unless they can figure out who wants one (or both) of them dead and how to deal with the aftermath of a horrific event that almost means the end to all of their plans. Please find my full review on Rainbow Book Reviews.

  11. 4 out of 5

    *~*~*Hyperion*~*~*

    Sure, I'll give this one the benefit of the doubt and I'll give it a chance :-)!!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Theresa

    DNF. Disliked Brett. There was something 'off' about him. Unimpressed with Ryland. He was a pushover. The police investigation was a joke, even for a romance novel.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Love Bytes Reviews

    3,5 heart review by Roberta I have to say that this book was pretty good. I enjoyed reading about a male ex-olympic figure skater /ice dancer and a former hockey player who’ve known each other for years, however, it’s not until now that they’ve truly gotten to know each other. I like that even though their relationship moved at insta-love…I didn’t feel that it was such a bad thing. The story starts off really well done…I mean, the way that these two men come together after the death of Celia, Bret 3,5 heart review by Roberta I have to say that this book was pretty good. I enjoyed reading about a male ex-olympic figure skater /ice dancer and a former hockey player who’ve known each other for years, however, it’s not until now that they’ve truly gotten to know each other. I like that even though their relationship moved at insta-love…I didn’t feel that it was such a bad thing. The story starts off really well done…I mean, the way that these two men come together after the death of Celia, Brett’s sister and Rylan and the way that they come together…it was sweet and it was beautiful. The way that they leaned on each other and the way that they helped each other thru the difficult times. These men, these two men who came together in tragedy and from that…they made something beautiful. The mystery aspect was pretty good…I have to say that it was done in such a way that it took me a few moments to actually get who done it…when it all came down…I thought that the author had done a really good job at making you think a bit about who dunnit. When you find out why they did it…it truly made my heart hurt and I was really pissed off about it. However, are there any really good reasons. The sexy times in this book were very tastefully done…nothing extreme and the BDSM was very light and it won’t offend anyone who doesn’t truly care for it. I liked that they were so very compatible in what they both needed and wanted. I found Brett to be this really good man. I liked that he was successful in business and yet, his heart was always in the correct place. He never made a move that I felt wasn’t natural to him. That even though his heart was breaking over the loss of his sister, his only living relative and finding out why she was killed…and yet, his big heart is still open and that was really wonderful to see. Rylan…I get him…he’s only done this one thing his whole life and with one person and when that was taken away from him…how to go on? Then he gets reaquainted with Brett and things progress with them…it was sweet and endearing to read thru. Then when he is hurt…you can see how badly that affects him. I get it…to lose out on the only thing that you’ve ever done with your life and to just feel..broken. His struggles were real and I understood them. I was glad to see that he was able to find his way into something different. He had the love of a good man in his corner…that helped a lot. Overall, it was a sweet story that captured my attention and held it mostly throughout the story. This book was provided for free in exchange for a fair and honest review for Love Bytes. Go there to check out other reviews, author interviews, and all those awesome giveaways. Click below.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Tanja

    This story had me hooked from the first page until the last. The writing is captivating and had me turning the pages in record time. It was fun, sad, sexy, heartbreaking, thrilling, and uplifting. It all started very sadly with the death of Brett’s sister, Celia, and her fiancé, Clive. He has known Rylan, Celia’s ice dance partner, from a young age, but now he sees more than the little boy who has always been by Celia’s side. What follows is a beautiful journey of two men grieving in their own w This story had me hooked from the first page until the last. The writing is captivating and had me turning the pages in record time. It was fun, sad, sexy, heartbreaking, thrilling, and uplifting. It all started very sadly with the death of Brett’s sister, Celia, and her fiancé, Clive. He has known Rylan, Celia’s ice dance partner, from a young age, but now he sees more than the little boy who has always been by Celia’s side. What follows is a beautiful journey of two men grieving in their own way and finding solace and love in each other’s arms. The author did a wonderful job bringing the characters to life. I could feel their connection and love shining through. Brett introduces Rylan to his BDSM lifestyle, and that as well felt natural. They were made for each other. Rylan has always been in control on the ice, but now he is adrift. Submitting to Brett and letting go is what he needs to heal and feel himself again. Brett loves nothing more than keeping Rylan on the edge and taking care of him. The scenes were steamy, but very tastefully and knowledgeably done. With mutual consent and trust. How it should be in good BDSM relationships. A big plus for me is that there are quite some on-ice scenes, and especially the show Rylan performs in sounds magical, with all the heartbreaking beauty. Although I felt that the mystery around Celia’s death was not the heart of the story, it emerged more than enough to not let me forget it and keep me on my toes. The outcome is not that surprising, but the author tied up all loose ends very nicely. Well, nicely in the way of telling who done it. Not in other ways because it has serious effects on Rylan and Brett. They are already so far in their relationship that they can handle this as well with love and understanding. For me, this was one of the best parts of the book as I have gone through the same thing as Rylan, albeit it on a different level. I can, however, relate to him, and how he feels broken and useless. I loved how Brett didn’t give in and showed some tough love.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Debbie

    Independent reviewer for Divine Magazine, I was gifted my copy of this book direct from the author, that I write a review was not required. Brett retired from professional ice hokey and now runs the centre his parents set up, to teach. His sister, Celia and her partner, Rylan, has moved onto ice dancing. But a senseless crime takes Celia away from both Brett and Rylan, and brings them both together at their darkest time. Then Rylan is hit with a far worse tragedy. Can they get through this, toge Independent reviewer for Divine Magazine, I was gifted my copy of this book direct from the author, that I write a review was not required. Brett retired from professional ice hokey and now runs the centre his parents set up, to teach. His sister, Celia and her partner, Rylan, has moved onto ice dancing. But a senseless crime takes Celia away from both Brett and Rylan, and brings them both together at their darkest time. Then Rylan is hit with a far worse tragedy. Can they get through this, together? You know, sometimes, you read a blurb, and your brain plots away, and that's what you expect from the book?? Then the book actually goes off in a way you did not see coming?? And you loved it for it?? This book, right here! I have NO idea what I thought would happen here, but I was very surprised with it! It really did kinda-creep-up-on-me!! Brett and Rylan have chemistry, right from the start. But Brett keeps himself back a bit, and it pulls at you, the way Rylan reacts to that. There is a lot of pulling on the heart strings here! I loved the way Brett gradually introduced Rylan to BDSM, and that Rylan took to it, like a duck to water. I didn't think it overly explicit though and I LIKED that here, but that might just be me! I did not get how Celia and her fiance's deaths would play out. Did NOT see that one coming at me, not at all! Rylan's recovery from what happened is long and painful, but you feel it **taps chest* right here. Every time his brain threw self doubt at him. Every time Brett pulled him out of it, and you cheer, when he finally is able to get back on the ice. And when Rylan listens to Brett when he says "I'm not going anywhere!" I've read a couple of other books by Ms Noble, and I do like how she can switch from paranormal, to contemporary, to more sexy books. High skill of an author, I think! It crept up on, this book, it really did! 4.5 stars **same worded review will appear elsewhere**

  16. 3 out of 5

    Amy Dufera

    Can we all just admit that the cover for Edge Jump is beautiful? Seriously, this is one stunning cover. Ok, now for the story. Brett and Rylan have known each other for years, as Brett's sister, Celia, has been Rylan's skating partner since they were young. When Celia is killed, the two start to bond, through their mutual grief, as well as through some hot BDSM sex. Brett introduces Rylan to the world of BDSM. which leads to some fantastic steamy scenes, as well as some heartfelt moments. Rylan Can we all just admit that the cover for Edge Jump is beautiful? Seriously, this is one stunning cover. Ok, now for the story. Brett and Rylan have known each other for years, as Brett's sister, Celia, has been Rylan's skating partner since they were young. When Celia is killed, the two start to bond, through their mutual grief, as well as through some hot BDSM sex. Brett introduces Rylan to the world of BDSM. which leads to some fantastic steamy scenes, as well as some heartfelt moments. Rylan feels comfort in the act of submitting, as he is always in charge on the ice. He relishes being able to let go and be told what to do. In between romantic moments, Brett and Rylan are trying to figure out who killed Celia and why. This plotline seems to be more of a tool to have the men get together than a tough to solve mystery. Edge Jump is well written, fast paced, romantic, hot, and faces some tough issues. I love reading about figure skating and some of the background stuff they have to deal with. I also enjoy that Rylan, the figure skater, falls for the big, tough ex-hockey player, Brett. It's a wonderful tale of opposites that is heart-melting. Some memorable lessons to take from this book are - It's ok to not be perfect and to have flaws. It is ok to ask for help and accept help. I definitely recommend Edge Jump to anyone who loves a kinky BDSM relationship between an older, experienced Dom and his younger, completely inexperienced submissive. Elizabeth Noble certainly does a great job with this story!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Kendra T

    This is a 3.5 star read for me. In some ways I really enjoyed the characters. I thought the story was interesting and it had an intriguing mystery, but there were moments where I felt a little disconnected from the relationship. It felt like it went a bit fast without me really having the connection between them or the backstory to really understand how their relationship went from 0-100 in the span of 1 day, especially during such a traumatic time. Rylan and Brett have known each other for year This is a 3.5 star read for me. In some ways I really enjoyed the characters. I thought the story was interesting and it had an intriguing mystery, but there were moments where I felt a little disconnected from the relationship. It felt like it went a bit fast without me really having the connection between them or the backstory to really understand how their relationship went from 0-100 in the span of 1 day, especially during such a traumatic time. Rylan and Brett have known each other for years, but there was never anything between them. I get how they were close and pulled together due to the death of Celia, and I could understand coming together in that time. But I didn't get the impression there was even a previous crush with either of them, so to jump to falling head over heels in love with the other seemed a bit quick. I think I just needed a little more emotional connection between them to feel it. That aside, though, I did like how Brett and Rylan both had what the other needed, and were able to come together. There was a lot of BDSM, and it was a good match for both of the guys. There were moments that really evoked emotions, and I thought that was very well written. The memories of Celia, the tribute to her, and the guys emotional journey was beautiful. I had tears for sure, and these were some of my favorite parts of the book. I am voluntarily reviewing an ARC provided by the author

  18. 5 out of 5

    Misty M

    3-3.5 stars This was my first time reading this author, and it won’t be the last. I really enjoyed the author’s style, it was very easy to read. I loved the MCs, Brett and Rylan were both great characters and their chemistry was amazing. The D/s aspect worked so well for me, and was really hot. Nothing extreme, some impact play. There were certain aspects about them that left we scratching my head asking, “Why?”. Brett’s sleeping in the bed issue for example, but they were relatively minor. But o 3-3.5 stars This was my first time reading this author, and it won’t be the last. I really enjoyed the author’s style, it was very easy to read. I loved the MCs, Brett and Rylan were both great characters and their chemistry was amazing. The D/s aspect worked so well for me, and was really hot. Nothing extreme, some impact play. There were certain aspects about them that left we scratching my head asking, “Why?”. Brett’s sleeping in the bed issue for example, but they were relatively minor. But overall their relationship was really well done, with realistic conflicts. Being primarily a thriller/mystery reader, I’m probably way harsher on this than I should be for a romance...but the mystery in this did not work for me at all. The whole thing felt implausible and illogical (which is entirely possible for murderers) but it just didn’t feel right. The motivation was odd to me, the actions and reasonings felt overblown. It was a bit predictable (which is ok for me as long as the story keeps me hooked), but not because it was a natural conclusion. I still am feeling confused about the reveal and catch. But the romance and relationship were so well done, that I can forgive. Plus I just really loved the author’s voice, so I will be reading more from her. I highly recommend if you’re not overly picky and exacting (probably overly critical) about your mystery (like I am). This was easily a 4+ star otherwise. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Alexleo

    Initially I wasn’t really happy about Brett’s reaction to his sister’s death. I mean he seemed to focus more on Rylan and the lifestyle rather than mourne and elaborate the loss. But slowly through the development of their relationship and their very private investigation on Celia’s death, I grew more and more affectionate to Brett. The BDSM aspect of the story is pretty light, and the descriptions are not very detailed, so if you do not enjoy books centered on BDSM relationships you should be f Initially I wasn’t really happy about Brett’s reaction to his sister’s death. I mean he seemed to focus more on Rylan and the lifestyle rather than mourne and elaborate the loss. But slowly through the development of their relationship and their very private investigation on Celia’s death, I grew more and more affectionate to Brett. The BDSM aspect of the story is pretty light, and the descriptions are not very detailed, so if you do not enjoy books centered on BDSM relationships you should be fine with this story. Rylan is a very strong character and his connection to Brett just eases the stress deriving from his very demanding profession. I really liked the fact that the author dedicated time and pages to the aftermath of the second tragedy and its impact on Rylan and Brett as individuals and as a couple. These were the Chapters where their connection was the closest and the writing was at its best.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Terri

    Brett and Rylan have known each other for years, since Rylan and Brett's sister Celia became skating partners as children. Now, Celia has been murdered, and Brett and Rylan immediately become dependent on each other to make it through this difficult time. I have to admit, I never got a feeling of true devastation from either man over Celia's death. They seemed more focused on their budding sexual relationship. At first, I was put off by this and worried I wouldn't like the book, but things began Brett and Rylan have known each other for years, since Rylan and Brett's sister Celia became skating partners as children. Now, Celia has been murdered, and Brett and Rylan immediately become dependent on each other to make it through this difficult time. I have to admit, I never got a feeling of true devastation from either man over Celia's death. They seemed more focused on their budding sexual relationship. At first, I was put off by this and worried I wouldn't like the book, but things began to change for me after the murder was solved. Once Brett and Rylan were able to spend more time together building their new D/s relationship, and Rylan had to learn to cope with the shift in his world caused by an injury on top of Celia's death, I began to care more about both men. I loved the way they just wanted to make each other happy. I enjoyed the entire book, but I really got into the second part. The writing was strong, and I will be happy to read more from this author.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Esther Alayeto

    I love this story. Great storyline that had a little of everything: romance, drama, mystery, murder, and great kinky sex! Brett and Rylan come together after Celia's murder, Celia is Brett's sister and Rylan's ice dancing partner. They become very close as they grieve for Celia and try to unravel her murder and then another tragedy happens! I love watching them bond and seeing their relationship grow as Brett introduces Rylan to BDSM. Spectacular story that should not be missed. I voluntarily rev I love this story. Great storyline that had a little of everything: romance, drama, mystery, murder, and great kinky sex! Brett and Rylan come together after Celia's murder, Celia is Brett's sister and Rylan's ice dancing partner. They become very close as they grieve for Celia and try to unravel her murder and then another tragedy happens! I love watching them bond and seeing their relationship grow as Brett introduces Rylan to BDSM. Spectacular story that should not be missed. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Gini

    A first by this author for me but definitely not the last. I had a few tears fall along with Brett and Rylan. The mystery did fall a bit short as for me, the person who did it was obvious. It did not detract from the story at all. The BDSM was written well, I really liked that they had equipment made so that Rylan could still have the playtime that he craved. A must read for sure.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Hope

  24. 3 out of 5

    Dawn

  25. 3 out of 5

    Jamie

    3.5 stars There's a lot going on in this book! An ice dancer, former pro hockey player, some BDSM and a whodunit all rolled into one. For the most part, that all worked for me. I really liked Rylan as a character, and his and Brett's attraction to each other was pretty instant and obvious. Occasionally, I had a little bit of a hard time with Brett, mainly understanding some of his motivations. (Like ... *why* wouldn't he share a bed with Rylan? Even after intense BDSM and sex, he wouldn't.) Despit 3.5 stars There's a lot going on in this book! An ice dancer, former pro hockey player, some BDSM and a whodunit all rolled into one. For the most part, that all worked for me. I really liked Rylan as a character, and his and Brett's attraction to each other was pretty instant and obvious. Occasionally, I had a little bit of a hard time with Brett, mainly understanding some of his motivations. (Like ... *why* wouldn't he share a bed with Rylan? Even after intense BDSM and sex, he wouldn't.) Despite that, it was clear they made a good couple and I liked that the author showed them having disagreements at times -- it made them feel more real to me. The murder mystery (Brett's sister and Rylan's skating partner, Celia, was killed) was a little predictable. That didn't bother me, but again I had some trouble with the motive. Specifically that the actions felt very extreme compared to the motive, and how obvious the culprit was when caught. There was no way the culprit could have gotten away with what they did ... so why did they do it that way? (Trying to discuss this without spoilers is hard! Sorry it's so vague.) I did like the BDSM here, and thought the scene at the club was great. For anyone wondering, it's not super extreme. Mostly some impact play and denial. I always like a nice spanking, and Rylan makes a good sub for Brett. One other thing I need to add, and this is entirely my personal preference: I did find it hard to look past the idea that Brett's sister and Rylan's skating partner was just murdered and mere days later, if I have the timeline right, they get into a D/s ... thing. The timing of that felt off to me. So did the timing later, between an injury and resuming their D/s activities. That's not to say this wasn't well written, just a plot point I personally felt was impractical. (Honest review of an advance copy of this book.)

  26. 3 out of 5

    Hullabaloo

  27. 3 out of 5

    Dr3adn0x

  28. 3 out of 5

    Ann

    Main Characters: Brett & Rylan I voluntarily and honestly reviewed this book without bias or persuasion from the author. 4 1/2 out of 5 stars This is the first book I have read by this author and I loved it. It is am/m contemporary romantic suspense with a hea ending and no cliffhanger. It has rather light BDSM aspects to it, nothing too over the top. Great chemistry between the two m/c. It has hockey (Brett) and Ice Dancing (Rylan). I enjoyed the fact that Brett was a Dom and Rylan as a submis Main Characters: Brett & Rylan I voluntarily and honestly reviewed this book without bias or persuasion from the author. 4 1/2 out of 5 stars This is the first book I have read by this author and I loved it. It is am/m contemporary romantic suspense with a hea ending and no cliffhanger. It has rather light BDSM aspects to it, nothing too over the top. Great chemistry between the two m/c. It has hockey (Brett) and Ice Dancing (Rylan). I enjoyed the fact that Brett was a Dom and Rylan as a submissive but not too effeminate. There is suspense and mystery surrounding a death that hits close to the two men, and of course plenty of hot sex. I def would recommend this book and will look forward to reading more from Ms. Noble.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Hope

  30. 3 out of 5

    Daphne

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