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The Edge of Chaos (The Edge Series #4) by J. Saman


You know that awful moment when you realize you accidentally slept with your best friend’s older brother?

I met him on my last New Year’s Eve in New York. Sparks flew. Madness ensued. And after the hottest night of my life, I ran out on him. Three years later he and I come face-to-face again. Now do I not only learn his name but realize the heat between us hasn’t dissipated for a second. Thankfully, I’m a woman who can spot his type from miles away. Especially when my friend goes on to explain just how off-limits her older brother is. A player who has wrecked her friends’ hearts a time or twenty.

He doesn’t agree. In fact, the gorgeous and persistent man believes we should pick up exactly where we left off
three years ago. Sorry, not gonna happen. My life is already filled with more chaos than I can handle and the last
thing I need is some hot playboy adding to it.

Only he turns out to be so much more than I expected. Intoxicating and impossible to resist—all over my place, his stairs, it doesn’t matter. We’re insatiable. Now I just have to figure out how to keep my heart out of the game. Not so easy to do when he’s determined to win it.

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Holy cow!  J. Saman has left an indelible impression with this reader by developing strong, sexy, compassionate characters in a plot full of chaos and a love that will overcome all odds.

It’s been six years. Six years since that horrible night. The night that tore her world apart. The night she swore she would never let her guard down again. Until she meets him. An impossibly charming, incredibly honorable, and completely adorable and sexy man who unfortunately happens to be her BFF’s “playboy” brother.

I can’t lose my friend. I can’t risk my heart. Especially over a guy who is nothing but temporary.

Rina is a nurse and billionaire heiress. Her life is finally getting back to normal after she was kidnapped and terrorized by her deranged ex six years ago. Then, at a gathering with her friends in Boston, she meets the man she had an extraordinary New York one-nighter with three years ago and it so happens he is her best friend’s brother, Brecken. He still wants her but it won’t work because she doesn’t date and he’s only here for a year. However, Brecken’s lovely powers of persuasion break down her walls and her growing feelings for him terrify her. Plus the guilt of keeping their relationship from her best friend, Aria, is a deal-breaker. 

Brecken is an investment banker who has been sent to Boston because of his screw-up in New York. He trusted a colleague at work who hung him out to dry. Now he has to prove his worth to his boss in New York working for a sleazebag called Rich who is up to no good. Something that may just backfire on Brecken once again and send him to jail this time. Thank God he has his Angel to save him. Rina is the only person who can give him comfort and peace while he’s walking on eggshells at work. His feelings for her are much more than one year of his life. He wants her forever, but she has to trust him not to let her down.

I have to admit that Brecken Davenport is one of my favorite characters of all time. He’s so sexy, so charming, so possessive, and so right for Rina. His yummy, dirty talk is just…Wow! I had to stop reading a few times just to take a breather. Yep. That good!!! 😉 Watching him woo a woman who has put up big-time barriers is pure pleasure. He even resorts to reading one of her favorite books of all time Twilight. Yes, you heard me. Gotta love a guy willing to “learn how to speak woman”. LOL  His determination to be the man she deserves reflects in his dangerous dealings at work that could get him fired or even put in jail. When she backs off, he tries even harder with his ruthless and enticing ways.

Rina’s ex is dead, but the manifestations from that horrible time have given her OCD and nervous ticks such as tapping her fingers, counting, and spitting out pieces of trivia. Being with Brecken is easy. She is comfortable with him and he is a man she trusts completely. She needs a knight in shining armor to rescue her from her demons and Brecken fits the bill with his beautiful smile, his quick wit, and his will to make her his. However, Rina can’t keep lying to her friend, Aria, who is going to blow when she finds out because she believes her brother is a player. But Brecken handles his judgmental sister with brutal honesty and finesse leading to a full confession of Brecken’s feelings for Rina and a HEA for the couple.

The supporting characters are a fun crew that add depth to the story. Rina’s five older, hunky, alpha, doctor brothers  (yes, five) are a lovely addition. Their love and support for their sister are expected and admirable and they are very easily swayed by Brecken’s unbeatable bro-charm from the beginning. Rina’s friends are also a big part of the story as well. As for Aria, I have to agree with Brecken that she needed to butt out of his life and stop making accusations that weren’t true. She needs to grow up and her boyfriend, Wes (Brecken’s BF) needs to support Brecken more as well.

There were many scenes I liked, but my favorite were the hot, sexually-charged bathroom scene with Brecken and Rina and the hilarious brotherly wager scene towards the end at Rina’s home.

Overall, I am thrilled to recommend this beautiful forbidden love story filled with heartache, joy, laughter, and a bit of suspense. I can’t wait to go back and read the earlier books in the series.

Thank you to J. Saman for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.


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J. SamonJ. Saman is a USA Today bestselling author who is addicted to Diet Coke, sour candy, and indie rock. She swears way too much (especially after a glass of wine) and has a penchant for sarcasm (or so her husband and children like to tell her).

She’s an admitted lover of second chance romances, love triangles, and the perfect amount of angst. She is best known for writing contemporary romance filled with smart, strong women, and sexy alphas who have a softer side–especially for their women.

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