Tuesday, July 12, 2011

LIVING ON THE EDGE by Shannon K. Butcher

An Edge Novel, Book 1
Publisher: Signet Eclipse
Date published: March 1st, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-451-23274-8
Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Publisher

Lucas Ramsay is asked by a general to stop his daughter from getting on a plane, he thinks it’s an easy job to do. What is the worst that could happen? How about the woman he is supposed to stop getting by him? Lucas is determined to finish this job but he never anticipates the sparks that fly between him and Sloane or that there is more than what he was told by Sloane’s father.

Sloane is determined to save her best friend from the clutches of a deadly drug lord yet she can’t help but appreciate the way Lucas handles himself after he catches up with her. Rankled that her father is trying to pull her strings, she is just as determined to prove him wrong. Until what she thought would be a simple job turns deadly and mysterious. Sloane has to decide-can she forgive her father and let Lucas help her while dodging bullets?

I love Shannon K. Butcher’s Sentinel books and saw she had new contemporary action series coming, I was over the moon. Ms. Butcher delivers a fast paced, sexy story that will leave you on the edge of your seat. The writing is tight, storyline moves at a nice pace and the characters are well written. Ms. Butcher is a talented writer who definitely knows how to keep her readers clamoring for more.

Meet Sloane Gideon. She is a kick-ass woman who knows how to get the job done. What she doesn’t anticipate is the frantic call from her childhood best friend or the fact her father is determined to save her from what she has no idea. Add in sexy Lucas, who is determined to take her back to her father, why has life just got even more complicated? I enjoyed Sloane a lot. She was independent, fiery and determined. This is everything that I love in a heroine in a story. She didn’t need saving or have the man be her hero. What really had me was how complex she was. She had major daddy issues that she was dealing with and there was a mystery that gradually came out in pieces about why these deadly bad guys wanted these specific people. Lucas is hot, sexy and an alpha hero I learned to love. By the end of the book, I was rooting for these two strong willed people to listen to their hearts and admit what they felt for one another. The secondary cast of characters kept the story flowing nicely and I was intrigued by all the players introduced here.

The one thing I had an issue with was the mystery of “The List”. Ms. Butcher kept it vague and hinted at something that had me wondering if this was going to play in the rest of the series books. If so, I am hoping it doesn’t drag on too long. Otherwise, LIVING ON THE EDGE was fun, action packed adventure that left me eager for the next book. If you are looking for a story that will knock you flat on your butt, eager for more, then try Ms. Butcher’s newest romantic suspense story, LIVING ON THE EDGE and get caught up in a world of mercenaries, messy relationships and mysteries.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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