Saturday, August 4, 2012

REVIEW: Before The Edge by Kallysten


To Lisa, The Cliff was just another bar, another competitor to scope out before planning her own club to open. When she falls under harassment from a patron and is rescued by the sexy owner, that changes. Brett’s new to even speaking to a vampire, much less being around one regularly, but finds himself intrigued by the woman behind the fangs, and decides he wants more…

Title:  Before The Edge
Series:  On the Edge
Book #: 1
Author:  Kallysten
Approximate Book Length:  76 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Moderate


I enjoyed this story. It’s always fun to read about vampires and the various ways they’re portrayed, and here Lisa is portrayed as both a predator and your average woman. Brett is a typical bar owner married to his work, and gets a little more adventurous as things heat up between himself and Lisa, until of course old betrayals come back to haunt him causing a rift between them.

I like Brett and his relationships with other people in his life, and I like how Lisa is when she’s with him. That being said, I was really uncomfortable with the lack of monogamy from Lisa and the fact that Brett didn’t really seem to mind. I am the kind of person who believes in honesty, even if it’s regarding an affair (it’s the hiding and lying makes the sh*t hit the fan), so I love that Lisa is open about that side of her nature. However, I’m still the type of person, and reader, that prefers a monogamous HEA (happily ever after for those not in the know), so that hurt the story considerably for me. Overall, I still enjoyed the couple’s journey and am interested in reading more about their future.

In Conclusion:

A compelling vampire story that leaves you wanting more, Before The Edge is a tale about a vampire and a human finding each other surprisingly endearing and venturing into the future together despite the obstacles they face. It’s a nice sensual read for leisure time.



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