I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Edge by Tiffinie Helmer
Series: Romance on the Edge #1
Narrator: Mia Chiaromonte
Published by Audible on December 9, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Length: 11 hours, 8 minutes
Audio | Goodreads
He's lost his edge....
Photojournalist Cache Calder lives to chase a great story. He's just returned from the Middle East after surviving a suicide bombing that left him injured and grief-stricken. The last thing he wants is to travel to the wilds of Alaska on a "Where Is She Now" Assignment. But when his editor informs him that his subject is former kidnapping victim, Amelia Bennett who jump-started his career 20 years earlier, he packs his bags.
She lives on the Edge....
Mel Bennett's carefully maintained control unravels the moment she meets Cache Calder. Attraction flares for the man who seems to really "know" her. No one at the Edge of Reason Lodge is aware she was the young teenager who'd survived one of the most publicized kidnappings in recent history, and she wants it to stay that way. But she starts to question her heart and her sanity when unexplained incidents begin to happen and a deadly threat returns to finish what he'd started so long ago.
Amelia (Mel) Bennett was abducted by a cult when she was 12-years old. Her suffering was further exacerbated by the media. Cache Calder was the photographer for the article that exploited her story, creating an indelible image of her that no one’s forgotten. It’s 20 years later and he and his editor are off to Alaska for a follow up interview with the reclusive subject. Cache believes he has her consent…not.
What I enjoyed
Alaska is one of those places that is both fascinating and terrifying to me. This story elevates both my fascination and fear as Helmer does a great job of bringing to life the awesome beauty and the rawness of the state. It added to the suspense and the romance. Mel’s story slowly unfolded throughout the story, which normally doesn’t work for me but the setup of the prologue laid the foundation perfectly. Her romance with Cache seemed to develop a bit quickly but it took a hard hit later, forcing them to take a step back that made it even better.
The mystery and suspense was very well done. I honestly didn’t figure out who was after Mel until it was revealed.
While the narrator enunciated and paced the story flawlessly, her tone wasn’t the best for the suspenseful aspects. She was a bit too sweet and upbeat for the tense moments. Otherwise, she was fine.
The bottom line
I enjoyed this story, especially it’s Alaskan setting. I’m looking forward to continuing the series.
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