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Precipice [Kindle Edition]

Melissa Luznicky Garrett
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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Book Description

When Julia said I do to her husband three years ago, she thought it would last forever. But when she finds herself in a dead-end marriage and in love with her best friend's boyfriend, she begins to question those relationships and everything she once believed in. As Julia contemplates the biggest decision of her life, will she choose to walk away . . . or will she surrender her fears and let herself fall?

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About the Author

Melissa Luznicky Garrett is an author of adult and young adult novels. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, three children, and numerous animals. Melissa is currently hard at work on her next project.

Product Details

  • File Size: 415 KB
  • Print Length: 263 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1461139406
  • Publisher: Create Space; II edition (May 19, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0055T3J1I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #657,781 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars KDH Reviews: Precipice March 25, 2014
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First, there's apparently two editions of this book. Apparently, I had the first edition (yes, it's been on my to-read shelf for *that* long). Luckily, I figured out there was an updated edition before starting to read the book. This review is for the updated edition (the one you'll get if you buy the book now).

I don't like nor do I hate Precipice. In fact, I feel very neutral towards the book.

It was a quick and easy read. In fact, I was surprised that a book about infidelity and betrayal of a best friend (sort of, but kind of not completely... too much grey area there) was as short as it was (~260 pages). I figured it would be longer. I was looking for something deeper and more emotional. Certainly, Precipice left me disappointed in that regard. To top it all off, the ending was just... blah. It feel rushed (maybe? I'm not sure), too tidy, and just wrong.

I feel like there was a lot of potential here, but the book fell short for me.

You can check out all of my reviews on my blog, KDH Reviews.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read January 28, 2013
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First let me state that I read the revised edition of PRECIPICE so my review is based solely on the edition Melissa released January 25, 2013. I had not read the previous version but as a fan of Melissa's on Facebook, it seems that the book underwent some major reconstruction.

And on with the review...
While not my normal genre of reading material (I am more of a paranormal/thriller/horror type of reader)I really enjoyed this book. It was nice to read something that didn't have you trying to follow a million different characters, or a complicated plot. PRECIPICE is an easy quick read. I was totally caught up in Julia's life. The characters are down to earth, normal every day people, going through normal, every day issues. Melissa did a good job of keeping me guessing on how the story would play out, with a few twists and turns along the way.

I have now read every book Melissa has published and have enjoyed every one of them so I wasn't surprised the I enjoyed PRECIPICE as well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great quick read! March 20, 2013
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Good story, twisting plot with a bittersweet ending. I really enjoyed reading this book. It is well-written and complex, but entertaining.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pleasant love story August 7, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I found this book last week on [...], where the book was being featured on the Friday Giveaway. Today, I'm the wacky writer on T.S.'s blog, so I thought it would be a good day to post my review of Precipice.

I know you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but when I saw that picture of who I learned was Julia and Wes, just on the verge of sharing a kiss, along with the image the title evoked, I couldn't resist. After reading the excerpt T.S. had posted, I had the book on my Nook a few minutes later.

Precipice is a love story; maybe you could call it a love triangle, but there's not much love left between Julia and her husband, Jim. Julia is at a crossroads in her young life. She and Jim have already grown apart in their short marriage, each wanting things incompatible with what the other wants. When Julia meets Wes, a new teacher at the school where she works as the librarian, all emotional hell breaks loose.

Julia twists and turns among what feels like a house of cards falling apart around her. She alternately clings to her best friend, Kris, and fights with her, as she does with her parents and sister. Jim is the source of nothing but heartache. When Wes enters the picture, neither he nor Julia can fight very long against the strong attraction they have for each other. Although Julia struggles with what to do about her marriage, when she makes her decision, it is hard and fast.

I feel so strongly with Julia as she experiences disillusionment, attraction, loyalty to her friend and family, and her burning desire for Wes and a life that could be, should be, full of passion and joy. I feel myself standing next to her as she tries to decide whether or not she will allow herself to fall into the precipice of infidelity.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I fell for Precipice December 28, 2013
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From the beginning this book was just so relatable to me that I had a hard time putting it down. Julie's struggles with herself over the right thing to do about her loveless marriage, all the while trying to keep her feelings for Wes hidden from every one tore at me. All of the things that Julie was going through (the loss of her baby, her emotionally unavailable husband, wanting a divorce) and not having anyone to talk to because she had never confided in Kris, her best friend, about any of it, made it all the more difficult for her when it finally came time to confess her feelings about the direction her marriage was headed.

Being in the dark and not knowing how bad things were for her at home, Kris told Julie to just hang on and things would get better; mean while she started dating the new music teacher at school, Wes. Julie never told Kris about her attraction to Wes the first time she met him or that her feelings had started to progress as they all began to hang out more. Eventually she realized she was in love with him, but couldn't do anything about it because she was married and he was with her best friend.

During a fateful conversation in the library Wes revealed that he was in loVe with her too and that he had broke up with Kris. They shared a mind altering kiss after which Julie had completely different worries (how would her bee friend react?), but she was also blissfully happy for the first time in ages. The next day she finds a note on her desk from Wes about their kiss and sticks it in her drawer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love love love
A beautiful love song with life lessons and choices as realistic as can be. A must read. it is what it is.
Published 2 months ago by van
5.0 out of 5 stars great book...enjoyed reading!
Really nice book with well developed characters. Good story and not always a perfect happy ending but good. Worth the time.
Published 2 months ago by Carole
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring love triangle
This is a story about an unhappily married school teacher. She meets a fellow teacher and they fall in love at their first meeting. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW
What a great story! What I really loved about this story is how modern day the story line was and how mature the characters were!
Published 3 months ago by Kathryn
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Read
This was a precious read. I loved it from beginning to end. The end was not as I wanted it to end, but I'm not the writer and thy know best.
I recommend this book to everyone. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Relationships
This novel was a very believable account of how one can be attracted to someone who is out of reach, and how dealing with it while going through the daily grind of life with... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Aran
4.0 out of 5 stars A Chic*Lit that kept my interest.
The writing was smooth with good editing. A fast one day read. I liked the story and even got to my emotions enough to grab a tissue. Read more
Published 11 months ago by M. Holcomb
4.0 out of 5 stars Precipice
I think this book could have been longer. September to some time before thanksgiving whirlwind romance. 95% of the story felt like it had nothing to do with them. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Reread .
I really liked this story and couldnt put it down until I finished it.I have a thing for guys with accents and love triangles. This was a definite reread . af
Published 16 months ago by angie f
5.0 out of 5 stars Thumbs up
I spent time laughing, being sad, angry and crying. I was just so engrossed and moved. Melissa sure made me feel what Julia was feeling.
Published 17 months ago by Anna Salamatin
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More About the Author

Melissa Luznicky Garrett is an author of adult and young adult novels. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, three children, and numerous animals. Melissa is currently hard at work on her next project.

Progress updates about upcoming books can be found on Melissa's Facebook page at

These are the books Melissa is currently working on:

ADDICTED, young-adult contemporary

RELATIVE PITCH, young-adult contemporary, in collaboration with Hannah Garrett

BLOOD STAIN, young-adult paranormal, third in BLOOD TYPE series

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