Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Release Day Review: Close to the Edge by Dawn Ryder

Close to the Edge (Unbroken Heroes #5)Close to the Edge by Dawn Ryder

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Despite the formatting issue with my early review copy, I was instantly pulled into this intriguing romantic suspense novel, which had me hooked from the first paragraph. The author is new to me, and even though this is the fifth novel in the series, it works well as a standalone without any issues.

Dare Servant has devoted his life to his work as a special ops agent simply because he doesn't believe living a normal domestic life can be compatible with his career. Even though colleagues are settling down and proving him wrong. That's until he meets Jenna Henson...

When Jenna Henson's friend asks her to assist him on a catering job at the last minute, she's happy to help out, only her arrival places her very much in a 'wrong time, wrong place' situation and straight into the arms of Agent Dare Servant…

This is a novel that kept me turning the pages as fast as I could turn them as Jenna gets dragged into a deadly situation, just as dangerous as her encounter with Dare. Neither the suspense nor romance overshadows each other as the pair are faced with decisions, causing them to question the people they are. The narrative is packed with twists, creating a thrilling backdrop as explosive expert Jenna boldly throws herself into the investigation as Agent Servant realises he's not immune to the woman who unintentionally became enveloped within their investigative mission.

A well balanced, fast paced, action packed novel with a combustible chemistry between the protagonists. The secondary characters are equally fascinating and offer mystery and some humour to the narrative. Overall, a highly entertaining romantic suspense leaving me with a desire to read the author's back-list.

***arc generously received courtesy of St Martin's Paperbacks via NetGalley***

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The Unbroken Heroes are back! Agent Dare Servant is aghast at this fellow Ops members settling down. He knows without doubt that the domestic life will never be for him - the thrill of the chase and the high of danger to strong to ever give up. But when a quirky and charming caterer ends up smack dab in the middle of a criminal mastermind's plot, Dare will uphold his honor and protect her. Even though she pushes all his buttons. Even though her beauty drives him to distraction. Even though he's in danger of losing his heart to her and hanging up his Shadow Ops life for good…