Dagger’s Edge by Lora Leigh
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Series: Brute Force #2
on August 28, 2018
Audiobook Narrator: Brianna Bronte
Audiobook Length: 8 hours
Source: the publisher through NetGalley
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#1 bestselling author Lora Leigh is back--with a vengeance--in her latest novel of passion and intrigue, Dagger's Edge, featuring the men of Brute Force.
Ivan Resnova wants nothing more than to escape his hard, brutal past. Starting over is not so easy once you've been a powerful crime boss but now, instead of being punished for his alleged crimes, Ivan fears that the one woman he can't forget is in danger of paying the price.
Crimsyn "Syn" Delaney thought the danger she'd faced was over, and that she could resume her life. She never imagined it would return with a vengeance and throw her back into Ivan's world. But when an attempt is made on her life, she needs Ivan more than ever to keep her safe--even if she is in danger of falling deeply and dangerously in love. . .
I almost DNFed and gave this one star!
Keep reading, and trust in Lora Leigh to deliver a great story. The first 14-20% is confusing and appears to be instalove, which I loathe. I almost had given up, but I am glad I stuck it out. By 80% it picks up and flies you so close to the end that you are sad it’s almost over.
I adore our heroine, Journey, with her red hair and firey personality to go with it. She’s a lonely runner who has never known real love, not from her parents or anyone. She trusts no one except the one dangerous man she’s kept an eye on since she was an innocent 16-year-old girl.
Our hero can be a bit of a villain, but is definitely the hero to those he loves the most, like his daughter, Amara. Ivan, Ivan, Ivan. I don’t trust him either through much of the book, which makes him easy for Journey to run from.
I think I will want to read this book again when I get the chance to read the first book of the series. It seems there is a lot of history behind this couple that is only hinted at in this book, but there are more details in the first book that we don’t know about if reading this one as a stand-alone title. I’ll definitely recommend this book, but advise reading this series in order for more enjoyment.
There is a teaser for what might be coming in the next book of the series, and I must say I’m keeping an eye out for that next book on NetGalley. I received a galley copy of this book through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. Galley copies aren’t always fully edited, so are at times harder to read because some of the editing is incomplete. Frankly, this galley copy is better than some books I’ve read (and rarely review because of this) that were entirely unreadable and begging for an editor. Bravo, Lora Leigh, on yet another steamy, lively success.