Series: Love on the Edge #1
Genres: New Adult
Also in this series: East of Redemption, Edge of Brotherhood
Also by this author: East of Redemption, Edge of Brotherhood
Blake Caster has been in an emotionally abusive relationship with Justin for so long, she can’t tell what is normal anymore, and so she clings to the one thing that is solidly hers—her passion for extreme weather.
Three years into her Meteorology degree, Blake meets professional storm chaser, Dash Lexington, who is as gorgeous as he is daring. Instantly recognizing her passion and skills in analyzing weather data, he makes a spot for her on his tight-knit storm chasing team. Dash and Blake form a fast friendship and it forces her to realize just how toxic her relationship with Justin is. She can’t deny the lightning-worthy chemistry she has with Dash or how her heart stalls every time he gets too close to a tornado.
With each chase and the cherished moments with Dash, Blake discovers her own self-worth and gains the strength to end things with Justin for good. But he won’t go easily. As Blake tries to sever ties with one man, she fears she’ll lose the other to his dangerous obsession—and she doesn't know if she’ll be enough to save him from the impending storm that could end them all.
Edge of Chaos
So, I am a huge science nerd. Before I taught special education, I taught Science. My favorite thing to teach-weather. I love it. I should have been a meteorologist. Not the one that is actually ON tv (because that would be my worst nightmare) but I would love to be the behind the scenes meteorologist. My point? This book appealed to me right away because they are storm chasers. If you liked the movie Twister (and seriously, who doesn’t?), you will enjoy this story for the storm chasing alone!
Now, this book was a bit of a strange case for me. Dash (the hero) and Blake (the heroine) are both dating other people for the majority of the book. Dash’s girlfriend is a moron (she kept calling him ‘Dashy’ and I wanted to punch her in the face). Blake’s boyfriend is very emotionally abusive and manipulative. It was really interesting to read because often in novels you see the very end of the emotional relationship and the aftermath. This story spends most of the time in the abuse. But, you don’t wonder why Blake stays. You actually understand and while you can see his manipulation for what it is, you understand why she can’t. Really, that part of the story could have been the book all on its own.
So, that aside, the story includes the storm chasing aspect. Its really interesting, not super technical but technical enough to keep you understanding what is actually happening, and adds the requisite danger to the story.
Overall, Edge of Chaos is a really interesting story with so many layers. I read it in one sitting!
- POV: 1st (Blake)
- Tears: No
- Trope: Domestic Abuse, College, Friends to lovers
- Triggers: Emotional Abuse, attempted rape
- Cliffhanger: No
- HEA: View Spoiler »
Blue by HJ Bellus, Rock Hard by Nalini Singh, #Nerd by Cambria Hebert…then you will probably like Edge of Chaos!
My love of books started before I could actually read, when my Nana read me Peter Rabbit. Her copy was a small square book, brightly colored with brilliant illustrations, but with a fraying binding because she’d read it to my Father and Uncle when they were little boys. I made her read it every time we visited and I can now proudly say she’s given me the book since I cherish it so.
I wrote my first story in kindergarten. It was about three ice cream cones that take a road trip. Strawberry was the wild one, Vanilla the boring one, and Chocolate was the smartest and most awesome one, naturally. I don’t remember how it ends but I think they ended up running into a banana and split…(okay bad joke but I couldn’t resist!)
As I got older my stories filled notebooks and usually took priority over my schoolwork–a habit I carried on through college.
Luckily, I found time to graduate with a Bachelors degree in English with a focus on creative writing (big shocker right?)
Between writing and reading I managed to meet my best friend in college and ended up marrying him five years later. He is wonderfully supportive of my dreams of having a book on the shelf someday and he reads and re-reads scenes, early drafts, and even sentences I find pesky, without complaint…no really he does! He’s usually the first pair of eyes on the worst first drafts and he’ll even reenact certain scenes with me to test their believability…I’m not making this up, he’s that awesome!
On my blog I’ll post details as they arise on the status of my novel, writing tips, my experiences on the road to publication, and I’ll even host giveaways. Any writers looking for advice on querying or the steps to take to finding an agent, feel free to contact me at mollylee14(at)hotmail(dot)com.
And as always, Happy Reading!