- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1039 KB
- Print Length: 366 pages
- Publisher: St. Paul Press (12 July 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00DWOXIYG
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,579,982 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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From the prologue to the last chapter, Doris grabbed my heart, mind, and soul with her masterful storytelling. Jagged Edges is a love story unlike any I've ever seen or read. Derek is every woman's dream--handsome, wealthy, smart, and perfectly flawed. Arianna, the love of his life, is totally relatable. She's a woman who has been there and done that and has no time for games. Morgan, the other woman caught in this triangle of love, lies, and heartache, is initially an enigma, hard to figure out. Is she in love or is she? Zack, Derek's best friend is a dead ringer for the rapper Common, but comes with childhood demons that run amok, causing havoc for those who love him most.
Told from Derek, Arianna, and Morgan's POV, Jagged Edges is deep and profound. Doris dissects and gets into the hearts and minds of her characters, keeping the readers on the edge of their seats. Will Zack and Arianna make it as a couple? Or Will Morgan be "The One." Each character struggles with their feelings, trust is tested, and lives are turned upside down. I laughed out loud, I sobbed, and I got angry while I hung onto Doris `every melodic word and phrase. A true wordsmith, Doris' writing is riveting. Her words dance across the page with grace and power, keeping you at attention, wanting more, anxious about what will happen next.
Thank you Doris for the journey and the lessons learned. I more than recommend this book!
Arianna is another beautiful woman of means and privilege, but her life has not been perfect. Despite how her parents tried to provide the best life possible for her and her siblings, and to give her every advantage that a life of wealth and privilege offers, they could not stop her from connecting to the wrong man. A man who left her scarred, wary and fearful. Then she met Derek.
After everything comes crumbling at his feet, alone in New York on vacation, Derek meets Arianna and is taken with her immediately. Arianna’s beauty, intelligence and allure capture his attention and refuse to let go. But Arianna is no ordinary girl. Life has taught her hard lessons that she refuses to let go. Derek must either rise up to the occasion or move on. Although he is not a trollop, he has grown used to having things his own way and now has to decide if he will lay aside his old ways in order to gain what he truly wants.
But no love is without its challenges and the same can be said for this group. In their own way, the love they feel is real, but when real life kicks in and adult choices have to be made, the question remains will each continue on in their own selfish, unforgiving, and unbending ways…or will they lay all of that aside and live up to the words that love seeks not its own?
Doris H. Dancy has written this love story beautifully, weaving hard truths and life lessons in each page. It took me a minute to get into this story. The characters were all too perfect, too accomplished, too privileged and I couldn’t bond with them, even though most were really decent people. However, their issues were real. Love is a universal language that touches every person…and that I very well could relate to. Sometimes the heart just wants what it wants and no matter how hard we try, not everyone wins. Choices come with consequences and that we very well must know. Doris’ descriptive writing, at times reads very poetic. Excellent debut.
Published By: St Paul Press
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"Jagged Edges" by Doris H. Dancy was truly a wonderful read that I couldn't put down until the end...only left wanting more. Be ready for some powerful quotes at the beginning of each chapter giving the reader some fruits to ponder from the read. This author did a wonderful job that showed what happens to this particular man Derek Wellington who was betrayed. We find from grade school these two people... Derek and Morgan had been friends and had grown into love or so it was thought to be. However, Derek began to notice some things he did not like about Morgan. She seemed to have not time for Derek ..even after he had come to see her long distance. After Meeting up with his best friend Zack they decide to go on a trip to Atlantic City and on the way back there is a car crash and Derek winds up in a coma...and as he is coming back to life Derek hears 'some news that will change his life.' Now what was that? The novel continues bringing in many twist and turns along this roller coaster ride. This will not be a smooth ride for Derek, Morgan, Arianna, Zack and a few other characters that are all well depicted, believable, colorful and well rounded and most of all well developed ... only making this read truly amazing love story where you will find this story is all involved into lies, love, and pain that will be wound up into a triangle that will be many jagged edges that prove to be 'very deep and profound.' Now Derek is with Arianna will Zack and Morgan make it as a couple? Just who is Morgan in love with beside herself? I liked the way this author let Derek tell his side of this amazing story. You will definitely be kept on the edge of your seat as this author takes you into each characters mind as things may change quickly. Now, with that being said this is the time that I say you must pick up "Jagged Edges" and see for yourself how that author brings this story out to the reader. Be ready for some surprises...especially in the end. This emotional read with have you on a reality journey that will touch your heart and have you guessing right up till the end. The author did a very good job at getting deeply into your 'heart, mind and soul' with her powerful storytelling with even the 'hand of God' being involved.
This was quite some captivating read that will take you on a heart felt journey and in the end will only leave you saying Wow that was a amazing good read that I didn't see coming. Would I recommend "Jagged Edges?" YES!
Be sure to check out my interview with this author at: agordond.blogspot.com