Reviews for The Edge Series (Books 1-3) by Megan Crane

So…yes, I know it’s been awhile since I last posted just a review, so I thought that now is the right time to change that, starting with The Edge Series by Megan Crane.

First off let me just say, I love the world the author build up. This whole series is dystopia and it’s kinda a mix of a time where people live like in Middle Ages and a time where they can use modern devices, like electricity, cars…  The whole concept is great and it’s not a ‘happy’ read, it’s more of an action/erotica/end of the world read. You know what I mean? Well, once you’ve read the series, you’ll get what I mean. Sorry, I know that I sometimes tend to complicate things. ^_^’

So let’s just get on with me reviewing each book separately.

*Warning: This series is adult fiction (erotica), so for those of you who don’t like to read about that kind of stuff my reviews might have some mature content in them. 

Edge of Obsession (The Edge #1)

Genre: Dystopian Romance

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Publication date: 01/05/2016

Series: Edge

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Edge of Obsession: (Viking Dystopian Romance) Tyr, a powerful man in a destroyed world, needs only three things to survive: his weapons, basic resources and a rotation of women to serve his voracious sexual needs. But when a beautiful prisoner grabs his attention during a mission to restock his clan’s supplies, Tyr’s alpha instincts give way to something much darker–strong, unquenchable lust that cannot be ignored…or denied.

After two years on the run, Helena is snared by this dominant group of men who roam the land unchallenged. Strong to her core and with a mission of her own, Helena knows she doesn’t have to be their captive for long. But despite all the terrible things she’s heard about these brutal beasts, Helena is overcome by intense desire for the ruthless man who has taken her. As their scorching passion escalates, Helena will have to trust in Tyr in order to save both what’s left of this desolate, torn-up world…and herself.

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Rating: 4 STARS

Wow, what a read! This was something completely else from what I usually read, and let me tell you I don’t regret it one bit! The story is a mix of dystopia and freaking vikings, I kid you not. It’s genius! Just for all the yummy men I’d buy this book.

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I honestly don’t know where to start. This story is so amazing but at the same time it can be quite disturbing, to some at least (me included). The world as we know it is gone. On one side you have viking alike men that live in a world where a hint of technology still survived the bed times. Men that follow no rules or laws but their own and men who know how to please women and women who definitely know (or learn) how to please men. On the other side you have a world, where most women are basically degraded to being nothing more than baby making objects. A world, where sex is not meant for pleasure, only for repruduction. But what they all have in common is a world with no government or human rights. Those with most power are the rulers (self announced kings) and law makers, all rulers of small teritories that always hunger for more.
And you can guess what happened once those ‘two worlds’ crashed. You got it, an explosion that definitely changed both Tyr and Helena’s lives.

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This book is filthy, filthy sexy!!! I don’t remember ever reading a story like that. And I read a lot! There were scenes that I just had to take breaks from and completelly stop reading. Let me tell you, Helena may come from a world where sex is nothing but a chore but underneath all that, she’s a heck of a vixen (that likes to watch – a lot)! Not that Tyr is any better. Boy, those two really know how to burn the pages, uff.

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But we all know how their story is supposed to end.
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Tyr is this big brute that starts to soften up with Helen and she is definitely someone who lets you know her opinion loud and clear. And that more often than not brings her into trouble. Only this time her trouble comes in a form of this sexy, broody and super protective piece of a man.
They have some ups and downs but at the end of the day, nothing can stop them from being together. Not the new life style, mistrust, weak relatives or even demons from their pasts. And what doesn’t decide to leave peacefully, well…let’s just say that Tyr knows how to make it leave.

Ferranti had hurt her.
He did it again, yanking on Helena’s arm so hard she went up on her toes—
So Tyr cut the little bitch’s hand right off.
One clean stroke. Problem solved.

All I can say is, this book is awesome! And you should go and buy it! …Now!

edge of temptation (the edge #2)

Genre: Dystopian Romance

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Publication date: 04/05/2016

Series: Edge

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Edge of Temptation: (Viking Dystopian Romance)Gunnar is a ruined man in a desolate world. He might not believe in black magic, but if there’s the chance it might bring back his lost mate from her early death, he’ll try it. All he needs is to capture a virgin – a rare thing in his torn world – to make the doomed spell work. He does not expect the passion he feels for his beautiful captive to wreck him every time he looks at her. But sometimes temptation is just too much…

Maud was promised to the church a long time ago. Yet when she encounters brooding, ruthless Gunnar, the desire that flares between them obliterates any sense of duty. She’s managed to avoid surrender all these holy years—her very soul has depended on it. But Gunnar’s iron control makes her want nothing more than to bare her heart, and submit to him completely…

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Rating: 4 STARS

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I loved the first story, so when I got the chance to read the second one I was super happy about it. And let me tell you, I don’t regret reading it one bit. This story’s plot is definitely something else. You got this dystopian setting where men (again) rule the world and take what they want, that of course includes women. A lot of them… Some see them as a sign of power, some for breeding, some for pleasure and some might even find love in this harsh world they live in. Edge of Temptation is quite an intriguing story that will push your limits (as a woman for sure) of comfort and morals.

Cities fell. Seas rose. People died.
Harsh times bred hard men.
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And they took women. Women to make the sharp, cruel edges of their hard world that little bit more bearable. Some, it turned out, more than others.

If you’ve read the first story in this series then you already know that Gunnar lost his mate a year ago and completely lost himself in his grief. And when he returned to his clan, not quite willingly might I add, he then brough with him a young woman. But what we didn’t get from the first story is that the things he did had always a greater purpose, an obsession to bring back his long lost mate no matter the cost or sacrifice.

This man was mayhem and madness packed into that hard, lethal body like a promise.
This man was what nightmares looked like and he was looking straight at her. Maud should have run.

And what better sacrifice than a willing virgin, a novice in training to become a nun. A woman who was trained to be submissive and good in obeying orders. Only Maud wasn’t just a submissive young woman, she was a submissive with her own mind and will, a woman who wanted the full experience right down to the dirty sex that Gunnar just oozed of him.

Maybe the problem was she’d spent far too much time pretending she could be something else when she couldn’t.
Surrender, a voice inside her whispered. It will set you free.
And for the first time in her life Maud went down on her knees of her own volition, out of desire and longing instead of fear of consequences or a sense of duty, then knelt before her dark, commanding raider right there on the red desert floor.

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I’m not gonna give away much of the story but I will say this, Gunnar and Maud sure make an interesting and unique couple. Not that kind of a couple you would expect, so their developing relationship kept my attention and I really wanted to know how their journey would end. The most fun I had was reading about Gunnar’s inner conflict, honor his vows to his dead mate or be selfish and give in to what completes him in every way. I admit, he was a real jerk when he wanted to be but his POV saved him many times from getting on my bad side. The same with Maud. On the outside she was this timid, shy, obedient woman but her real character was far more complex. She understands human desires and behaviour like no other and can therefore read those around her realy good.

“Show me your obedience,”“and I might show you some mercy. Then again, I might not.” My punishments will leave marks. And I don’t care how much you scream about it. As far as I’m concerned, that is gratitude.
“Don’t worry,” “I’m really, really good at grateful.”
“I’ll remind you that you said that, little nun,” he promised her.

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Also, we get to see some characters from the first book and that was enjoyable, too. I wished we got to see more of Tyr and Helena but I’m sure we’ll get more of them in the following books. I can’t wait to read the next couple’s story and their journey.
Edge of Temptation is maybe not everyones pick but it sure as heck is mine. It has action, betrayal, lots of filthy sex scenes and above all, an intriguing plot that kept my attention from start to end.
Defnitely a book I’d recommend.

 Edge of Control (The Edge #3)

Genre: Dystopian Romance

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Publication date: 07/05/2016

Series: Edge

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Edge of Control: (Viking Dystopian Romance)Riordan is a ruthless warrior whose foes tremble before him in his drowned and ruined world. The last thing he wants to do is go undercover as a weakling to spy on his clan’s enemies. Much less with Eiryn – a fierce warrior in her own right and the only woman Riordan’s never been able to forget. He knows that a single touch will throw them straight back into that same old uncontrollable fire. But this time, he might just let them burn.

Eiryn has been betrayed too many times. An escape into a dangerous mission where she can pretend to be the soft, biddable female she’s not seems like the perfect solution. She’s sure she can control the fiery passion that simmers between her and Riordan, the man she’s spent years pretending to hate. After all, the unquenchable lust that flares between them now is all for show… isn’t it?

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Rating: 4 STARS

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That gif sums up Eiryn and Riordan’s relationship perfectly. I felt like they constantly fought each other and of course also their enemies but they also felt that insane pull to each other that they could never escape. And God knows they tried. Ten years ago their break up left scars, ones that Riordan carries on his back as a reminder that you never screw over a brother, much less a woman who knows how to use her knives! That being said, for the past ten years they both try to get back at each other for what happened and both have their own ways of doing that. Eiryn is filled with anger and distrust and Riordan uses other women that always pale in comparison to Eiryn. It’s safe to say that when they are both thrust into a mission that involves them get intimate their past catches up to them real fast.

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I loved how they bickered, like an old married couple. Also there was much action going on, so that was definitely a bonus. For the readers that like their stories more ‘clean’, this book is filthy and not for the safety-gang readers. Besides that it was refreshing to see the characters in the previous books and I think I know whos story is going to be next, no spoilers tho.
All in all, this was an interesting continuation of the series and I can’t wait for the next book to come out.

*Note: I got all three books as ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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So, that was me reviewing all three books in this series. The series is not yet complete. Book 4, Edge of Power, comes out in March 2017 and it’s finally Wolf’s story. I’m really excited about that one, since I know it’s going to be an awesome journey for him and his new love.

I hope you liked my reviews and if you did, please, give this books a chance. Who knows, they might surprise you. 🙂

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