Sunday, July 29, 2012

A BED OF KNIVES BY ELIZABETH JASPER


A BED OF KNIVES BY ELIZABETH JASPER

Published March 29th 2012

A Bed of Knives - contemporary romance with an edge.Friendship can get complicated when you start to fancy the guys you hang out with. When Eddie suggests a night out to celebrate the end of their final exams, four friends look forward to the evening with different expectations.Fast forward 5 years. Gina and Rose rescue Spider from living rough in Oxford. Is this enough to bring all four of them together again and will their friendship survive the revelations of the following days?


I really enjoyed this book once I got over the initials chapters were everyone was introduced and the first jump in time. It switches between the POVs of the four main characters and jumps from present to five years ago to the last days they were all together. It’s a very captivating book, I really wanted to see how things would turn out for them and at some points I felt like yelling “why do you do that?” or “How could you” either to a character or the author for making them go through it…

Gina, Spider, Rose and Eddie were college friends and all had big plans after graduation starting off with a night out that changed their lives.

You see, “A” loves “B”, but “B” is pinning after “C”, who loves “D”, and “D” actually loves “C” but there’s “B” to think about….

Five years later, the four of them still carry scars from that night and following events. None of them could let go of the feelings they had and one forced them back together…

The story is well written and planned. Is easy to follow through even with all the jumps in POVs and time. The emotions are raw and true, the characters believable and easy to like. 

The story is one about love and friendship. Of how we can make it through the hardest times if we’re strong and determined enough. Of how we always must follow our dreams but not get so lost in them we lose ourselves. And also of how our dreams sometimes aren’t what we really want or what’s best for of. Each of the characters has a unique story that leaves you with something, each goes for a different road and troubles in their path.

I’d have loved if there were more to Rose and Eddie’s stories and POVs or more to the ending, it felt a little bit rushed but as it is, the book is a great standalone about friendship and life, it’s twist and turns and how love can fix our biggest mistakes.


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Reviewed by: Cyny

2 comments:

  1. Hi Cyny

    Thank you so much for your very kind review. I really do appreciate the time and trouble taken. I am planning a sequel to take the stories of Rose and Eddie, Gina and Spider forward, but this won't be available until later in 2013 as I have two other books to complete before then.

    Thank you once again.

    Cheers!

    -Liz (Elizabeth Jasper)

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    1. Hey Liz!

      No problems! I really enjoyed it :)
      And that's awesome news! I'm looking foward to it.

      Cyny

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