Title: Edge of Control
Riordan is a ruthless warrior whose foes tremble before him in his drowned and ruined world. The last thing he wants to do is go undercover as a weakling to spy on his clan’s enemies. Much less with Eiryn - a fierce warrior in her own right and the only woman Riordan’s never been able to forget. He knows that a single touch will throw them straight back into that same old uncontrollable fire. But this time, he might just let them burn.
Eiryn has been betrayed too many times. An escape into a dangerous mission where she can pretend to be the soft, biddable female she’s not seems like the perfect solution. She’s sure she can control the fiery passion that simmers between her and Riordan, the man she’s spent years pretending to hate. After all, the unquenchable lust that flares between them now is all for show… isn’t it?
Author: Megan Crane
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Devil's Honor, Devil's Mark, Edge of Power, Devil's Own
Series: The Edge #3
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Edge of Power
Published by Swerve Source: Publisher
Published: July 5, 2016
Genres: Apocalypse, Romance
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Bear with me as I put this all together and try to figure out what The Edge series was about. So, the world has been destroyed by Storms that have flooded most of the world. Not quite Waterworld but close enough. The survivors seem to be either Viking-ish clansmen (The Brotherhood), mini kingdoms ruled by self-made kings, the Church who it appears to have the ultimate power, and then everybody else. Those last ones have the lovely name of Compliants, and their job is to repopulate the world by having lust-less, pleasure-less sex. OoooKay… I began to wonder what I got into with that last part but I went for it.
What a great story Edge of Control turned out to be! I really got a kick out of the whole meshing of post-apocalypse/Viking/new world order. The two main characters, Eiryn and Riordan, were a top-notch couple. She’s all kick-ass tough being a warrior, but she has a few internal struggles going on that she is not having luck working through. Riordan is wicked hawtness as a ruthless warrior who charms everyone but in reality, it’s just a cover for his self-hate and pain. These two have unresolved history that adds a measure of friction as they are their dangerous mission – One that I found quite entertaining. They are going to be spying on their enemy posing as… Compliants! Two tough warriors having to be meek, weak and biddable locked in a Winter Marriage. Did I also mention they were going to have to have Compliant sex?!
As you probably expect, that Compliant sex doesn’t go over so well being all tame and boring but it certainly opens the door for some seriously hot moments as they fight their feeling for each other. Let’s not forget they had past history and a few personal demons brewing in their heads. On top of all that is the mission, spying on the enemy and getting some answers. All of that made for great story telling that was easy to lose myself in. Great characters, an intriguing world, and steamy hotness all combined together make Edge of Control a stellar read. Now if only King Wulf and Princess Kathlyn would meet and hook up….
I’m jumping into this series three books in and for the most part it has worked out well. The author has done a good job of giving a good background recap to this apocalyptic-ish world so while I may not totally understand the whole story, I’m not completely lost. I did have a few moments where I felt reading the previous titles would have helped, particularly when it can to understanding some of the other characters…namely Tyr, Gunnar and their woman. I peeked at the blurbs for their books and it help put some of the puzzle pieces together not to mention they have caught my attention enough to want to start back from the beginning. If they are half as entertaining as Edge of Control, then I have a new series addiction. WooHoo!