Saturday, February 24, 2018

ARC Review: Close to the Edge by Dawn Ryder

Close to the Edge
Author: Dawn Ryder
Series: Unbroken Heroes (Book 5)
Publication: St. Martin's Paperbacks (February 27, 2018)

Description: They are part of an elite unit. On task. Off grid. These are the men of the Shadow Ops task force. Be seduced and thrilled by Close to the Edge, the next Unbroken Heroes novel by Dawn Ryder.


Jenna Henson always plays it safe. It’s what has gotten her through all these years . So she never expected to end up in arm-to-arm combat with a gorgeous, muscle bound mercenary named Dare…

Agent Dare Servant lives for the thrill of the chase, the adrenaline high. He’s fully committed to his job, fully armed, and full-on dangerous. But when innocent, irresistible Jenna Henson walks in on his latest mission, the need to keep her safe becomes all-consuming.


Jenna’s captured the attention of Dare’s deadliest enemies, and with a target on her back, she needs Dare’s protection. But being Jenna’s bodyguard might be his hardest challenge yet. How can he keep her safe when he longs to take her in his arms and never let her go?

My Thoughts: CLOSE TO THE EDGE is the fifth in the Unbroken Hearts series but stood alone quite well for me even though I haven't read any of the others in the series. Jenna Henson finds herself involved with very secret agents from a covert government organization when she goes to Kirkland Grog's house as a substitute chef for her best friend who is a caterer. She walks right in on a team of agents who are bugging the house to try to get evidence that Kirkland is a criminal who specializes in human trafficking.

For some unknown reason, Kirkland decides to eliminate her which sort of baffled me since he wasn't home when she arrived, she was subdued by the good guys almost immediately, and removed from the scene. Luckily, the good guys had chipped her like a puppy which let them know when Kirkland's men kidnapped her. Dare Servant should have been able to treat her like any other witness but somehow she got to this dedicated agent.

He knows he isn't good for her since he is married to his very dangerous job. But Jenna needs protection and Dare wants to provide it. This story had hot romance and creepy villains. There was action and adventure in a twisty plot.

I read an eARC of this book and had some problems that will, hopefully, be corrected before the book is published. The book has been run through a spellchecker and the spellings are correct but there are a number of cases where the wrong word was chosen for the sentence. Sometimes this was amusing and sometimes it was confusing.

Fans of romantic suspense will enjoy this story which nicely balances the romance and the suspense.

Favorite Quote:
She couldn't be attracted to him.

How can you miss it?

Okay, fair enough. The guy oozed charisma. That wink, combined with the way his lips were set into an inviting grin, well, perfect combination for her hormones to do something...impulsive.
I received this one in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley. You can buy your copy here.

1 comment:

  1. This is one I just recently saw. Glad it was an acceptable romantic suspense. Thanks for sharing.


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