Title: Dark Edges
Series: The Edges Series
Author: Kane Caldwell
Genre: Contemporary/Erotic Romance
Release Date: May 27, 2016
I’m not your good ole boy or boy-next-door type of guy.
If that’s what you’re looking for, I suggest you move on. I curse a lot, work too fucking much, and keep to myself. My edges are hard, rough, and even dark at times.
I never thought I would wind up in the business I’m in. I may not always play by the rules, but I go where the money is, keep my nose clean, and my affairs organized.
Who knew one fucking e-mail would change everything in my controlled life. I swore I’d never touch a case like hers again, but there was something intriguing behind every word I read.
She had my attention, she would have my services, but I never thought she’d steal my heart.
My name is Chase Black, owner of Dark Edges PI.
I’m your good girl and I once had everything.
A big beautiful house with a view of gorgeous mountains, an expensive car, stress-free job, a wardrobe any woman would die for, but one thing was missing… the ever-absent husband.
I never expected to be in the position I’m in, but I needed answers.
I sent one e-mail thinking I would figure it all out. It wasn’t the route I intended to take. The life I’d been living was a lie and he gave me the answers I needed. What happened next I wasn’t prepared for.
He had my information, he took the case, but I never thought he’d capture my heart.
My name is Naomi McAllister, owner of a broken heart.
I was unsure of exactly what to expect when I started this book, but by the time I got to the end, I wasn't ready for the story to be over. First, I'm glad to see more men getting involved with writing erotica that actually has a plot and storyline to it (at least a plot that is believable).
Chase Black is one big mass of hot-blooded, definitely hot-headed, dominant male who doesn't make excuses when it comes to the sexuals, and with the exception of his latest client, he doesn't do repeats with women. Sure he'll rock their worlds six ways to Sunday, but while your coming (see what I did there?) down from your orgasmic bliss, he's already dressed and rolling out. Which just means that he gets called "asshole" plenty whatever chick he just left.
Naomi McAllister didn't expect her marriage to take the turn it did, and now she wants answers. Understandable, but what she wasn't ready for was her reaction to Chase Black. There's no doubt there is some serious chemistry between them, and while Naomi knows realistically that her marriage is over, she's still hesitant to get hooked up with Chase. But he has a way about him that makes her feel safe, perhaps even cherished, even though they've known each other for about 7 minutes.
Chase finally learns the truth about Naomi's husband (although we readers get a big clue earlier in the story), but still, it's all kinds of f#cked up what happened. I'm surprised Naomi handled it as well as she did, because I'd be the one all Hulked up and tossing furniture and people all around if that happened to me.
I liked that Chase finally talked with his father, because a lifetime of that treatment should never have occurred. I do wish the subject of Chase's quick temper was brought up; I don't know if his temper was a result of the treatment by his father, or was he just always quick to anger? The good thing is that Naomi is able to calm him down with just a touch.
The sexuals between Chase and Naomi are hot. HOT I say! Make sure you have a nice big glass of ice water close by. There is a HEA for Chase and Naomi, but the ending was a little abrupt with the declaration made by Lane (one of Chase's close friends). Overall, this is a great start to this series and I can't wait to read the next book, so keep writing Mr. Caldwell, because we want to know what's going to happen next!
ARC provided in exchange for honest review.
I’m Kane Caldwell, an aspiring contemporary erotica Author. Writing had started years ago as a hobby but quickly turned into a passion. I am the epitome of a country boy with my jeans, t-shirt, hat, scruffy face, and work boots on, driving my truck. I’m in my mid-forties, but my mind tells me different. I live in the south where the weather is warm but most times sweltering hot. I have two teenage boys that I’m very proud to call my sons. I may be a simple guy but I do have a few jagged edges. When I have down time, I love to be surrounded by family, friends, great food or engrossed in a good book. Like I said…simple guy with simple pleasures.