Before The Edge by Kallysten
Length: 2 hrs and 24 mins
Series: On the Edge, Book 0.5
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I have to admit when I picked up this book I did not expect much more than a steamy read. Boy was I wrong, this book has a surprisingly well formed world and intriguing story. This is a prequel to the series, which is kind of like a teaser.
The world building and storytelling were superb. I was hooked from the very start. I love Urban Fantasy and this fits into that build nicely, with plenty of erotic naughtiness. I am always interested in worlds where Paranormals exist among us and are out in the open. It is fascinating to see how each author takes on the way they are accepted or not by society.
I really liked Lisa and her feisty attitude. She is a great character and had considerable strength of character. Her back story is a bit vague, but I expect that will be fixed in the next book. I can imagine her independence getting her into trouble later.
Brett has issues to work through, but is a genuinely nice guy. Don’t mistake him for a wimp though, he has a major Alpha streak!! We get a bit of his back story but I suspect there is more.
I really liked their relationship, it is hot and heavy really fast! The connection is combustible. These two are uber hot, yeah you might need a cold shower! Even though Lisa claims not to be monogamous, she certainly gets attached to Brett. I sneaked a peak at the next book’s blurb and know we will get more details about their relationship. I can not wait to see what comes next!!
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Todd Waites, who is easily a new ear crush!! He has a delicious tone that melts a girl on the spot!! Oh yeah, this one is a keeper!! He does yummy men’s voices and the women’s were distinct as well. Let me tell you though, he adds some serious energy to the steamy scenes. You really feel the scenes build through his dynamic narration. Sigh, cold shower.
Overall, I was blown away by this book. I did not expect to be so in love with this quick read. It contained great storytelling, engaging characters and knock your socks off steam. I can not wait to hear more of the story for these two and hope to have some awesome supporting characters pop up.
Please let the rest of the books release in audio ASAP!! I do not want to wait, I am not good at waiting. I might have to start stalking…um diligently following Kallysten.
Disclosure – I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.