Thursday, March 31, 2011

Review: Living on the Edge by Shannon K. Butcher

Title: Living on the Edge
Series: Edge
Author: Shannon K. Butcher
Read copy: eBook
Published: March 1, 2011
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
ISBN: 1101477423
ISBN-13: 9781101477427

After a devastating injury, Lucas Ramsay knows he's finished as a soldier.But when the general who saved his life asks him for a favor, he says yes. All Lucas has to do is keep the general's daughter from getting on a plane to Colombia—which is easier said than done...

Independent to the core, Sloane Gideon is a member of the Edge-a group of mercenaries for hire. But she's not on the clock for this mission. Her best friend is being held by a vicious drug lord, and Sloane must rescue her—no matter how many handsome ex-soldiers her father sends to dissuade her.

With little choice, Lucas tracks Sloane to Colombia-where she reluctantly allows him to aid her in her search. But as they grow closer to the target, they grow closer to each other. And before the battle is over, both will have to decide just what they are willing to fight for...

My rating:

I believe it’s safe to say Ms. Butcher is an expert in creating bitchy heroines that can overshadow a plot in the blink of an eye. Not that there was a very interesting plot in this one. Coupled with a bitchy heroine (headstrong and proud is good until that fine line toward annoying bitch-land is crossed), a hero that had tall, dark and brooding in the jungle down to a T (despite some pretty deep insight he didn’t have much going on, if you ask me), jumping from place to place and POV to POV, a convoluted “mystery”, and some daddy issues that could’ve been resolved years ago if the heroine wasn’t such a bitch.

This first in the series will also be the last one for me.


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