Friday, December 9, 2011

Ragged Edge by Sara Brookes

Title: Ragged Edge
Author: Sara Brookes
My Rating: A+

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Series: -
Main Characters: Dalton, Cade, & Erin
Release Date: July 2011
ISBN: e-book
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Links to Purchase:
Sexual Intensity: erotic


Story Overview:
Dalton is no stranger to hitting rock bottom. He's worked hard to turn his life around. Now he has a quiet life, a successful business and a no-strings-attached arrangement for sex with Kincade. Everything is just as it should be. Then a late-night rendezvous is interrupted by a sexy newcomer, and Dalton realizes something is missing.

Caught up in the intense passion the men share, Erin doesn't know whether to run or get between their hard bodies. She's convinced her attraction is wrong. However, a little persuasion from both Dalton and Cade convinces her she belongs with and between them.

Erin's surrender becomes Dalton's reawakening. A BDSM master, Dalton is in his element commanding his lovers, and soon the threesome fills their nights with mind-blowing pleasure. But when a piece of Dalton's past resurfaces, it threatens the very foundation he's built . . . and could put him back at the bottom.

My Review:
This book was so good. I picked it up on a complete whim this week when I read the first chapter that the author had posted on a blog. I was intrigued, bought the book, and read it that day.  It was definitely worth my impulse buy and the fact that this book bypassed the other 300+ books that are currently residing in my TBR pile. This is most definitely an erotic read (BDSM, M/M, anal, menage) but it is so much more. This is really an emotional book too as you watch these three people fall in love and accept that love despite the hurts that they have experienced in the past.

The book is about Dalton and Cade who are already in a relationship. They have been friends for a long time and about two years ago, that friendship moved into a sexual relationship. Erin has business to do with Dalton and she accidentally walks in on the two of them when she is late to her meeting. She is immediately intrigued and turned on. The guys immediately realize that they want her to join in, but Erin has some hang-ups...emotionally and sexually that she has to work through.

I cannot emphasize enough how well-written this book is. It is a full-length book and the depth of emotion throughout the book reflects that. Dalton has a history that has left him horribly emotionally scarred too. As the Dom in the relationship, he feels extra pressure to make sure that everyone is taken care of before his needs are. As a result, with some emotional upheaval in the mix when his past comes forward, things get very dicey for him.

I loved the depth of Dalton's character. He's a strong character. He's the Dom which means that he is always in charge, but he has a vulnerability that is so gorgeous. After the climatic incident in the book, it is wonderful to see Cade and Erin turn around and take care of him. The love is so evident between these three even when they are not aware of it. It's so beautifully written. The first line in the novel is about Dalton. The last line in the novel is about him and how he has come full-circle. As these three work through their issues, you see them grow and develop in their relationship.

It's no secret that I love menage books. Medium to hard core BDSM, on the other hand, I sometimes have issues with. I had NO issues with this book. All the scenes are beautiful and erotic and so incredibly sexy. I have said it before, but it needs to be said again...this is just really beautiful writing. Sara handles the emotions, doubts, and sexuality so perfectly for all three of these characters.

I definitely HIGHLY recommend this novel. I truly loved it!

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