Book Review | Love on the Ledge by Zoraida Córdova
Author: Zoraida Córdova
Series: On the Verge #2
Age: New Adult
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: May 5th, 2015
Publisher: Diversion Books
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Sky Lopez thought she had it all—the perfect job, the perfect relationship, the perfect life…until she discovers her not-so-perfect boyfriend has been cheating on her. So when her uncle asks her to help plan his Hamptons wedding, Sky jumps at the chance, leaving all of her “perfect” future plans in the rearview mirror.
The wedding doesn’t prove as good a distraction as she’d hoped, because when her relatives and friends find out she’s single, they put Sky in their match-making sights. Never mind that she’s only twenty four. Never mind that she doesn’t want to settle for anyone other than Mr. Right. Seemingly everyone in Sky’s life wants her to get married and have babies. Like, yesterday.
So when Hayden—a sweet, sexy roofer—plummets through the ceiling and practically falls into her lap, she can’t help but think that maybe nice guys do just fall from the sky.
Soon Sky finds herself juggling crumbling wedding plans, the cheating ex who’s trying to win her back, the cute plastic surgeon her family thinks is perfect for her, and the hot roofer she can’t seem to get off her mind.
As the wedding date draws closer, Sky will need to choose one—or none—to keep herself from falling off the ledge, and maybe into love.
Quote(s) I Like:
"I can smell the ocean on her clothes. Her skin is even tanner than mine, only mine is genetic and hers is one step closer to skin cancer." - Sky
"Listen, if you want to feel sad then you should feel sad. Bradley was a piece of shit who deserves to have his dick cut off, ground up and then fed to him." - River
"Stop it, Sky, I'm going to find you a man so fine you'll want to dip him in chocolate and lick his toes." - River
"He's backing away slowly, twisting and turning his torso. I know he's trying to stretch out the kinks, but all it does is make the muscles in his abdomen ripple. Why are muscles so delicious..." - Sky
"I'd hate to break it to you, but having a penis comes with instant idiocy. It's in there waiting to burst. That's why we jerk of so much, but there's an infinite supply." - Hayden
My ThoughtsOMG! I absolutely lovedddd this story. It was the perfect New Adult romance. I love how it wasn't heavily doused with sex, but was purely romantic.
Sky is the sweet girl that tries to please her whole family while making her happiness nonexistent. I loved her character because she grew from letting people walk all over her to stand up for her own happiness. I love how she stood up to her mother, family, Xandros and her ex Bradley. When she finally put her foot down she became a stronger person loving herself. I loved her internal battle about being with Hayden. As the story went on, the feelings grew and she decided to run with them instead of pushing them and him away.
Hayden is the hot roofer/carpenter who falls into Sky's lap, literally. While working on the roof he falls through and meets Sky. He was a sweet guy that was perfect for Sky. His last relationship totally sucked, he didn't push himself onto Sky and he allowed their friendship to evolve at her own pace. I respected him throughout the whole story because he stopped at nothing to make Sky feel special from day one. Not to mention when they did get intimate he paid attention to hrr needs. Freaking awesome.
Leti and River are seriously the perfect bestfriends. Leti is the more civilized friend who likes to have a bit of fun. River is the over the top, rebel, rule breaking friend. I loved how the three of them, Leti, River and Sky, kept one another grounded. They were fantastic friends, but why did River run off like that. I hope she gets the help she needs.
Sky's family was too damn nosy, besides Uncle Tony and Pepe (loved them!). Her mom, aunt and cousins were just too into her life. It felt lile her aunts wanted to live through her and her cousins were completely jealous. Her mom allowed her fears to be a hindrance nin turn making her grill Sky. I thought her mother should have just minded her business the whole time, but eventually she got over herself, as did the rest of the family.
Bradley and Xandros were dicks. They both were control freaks who thought too highly of themselves. Bradley cheated on Sky after three years and automatically thought that he should have a second chance. He was delusional. Xandros is just an over the top, in your face, got to have it all kind of guy. I couldn't stand how he tried to force himself onto Sky, but I'm glad she put him in his place.
This was a beautiful story and I'm simply in love with this author. New autobuy author for me!
About the Author
Zoraida Córdova was born in Ecuador and raised in Queens. She is the author of The Vicious Deep Trilogy. She studied English Lit at Hunter College, and The University of Montana before finding a home for herself in the (kinda) glittering world of New York City’s nightlife. She prefers her cocktails shaken, her bacon crispy, and her men with a side of chivalry
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