Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Dangerous Edge of Things

Tina Whittle

Tai Randolph thinks inheriting a Confederate-themed gun shop is her biggest headache — until she finds a murdered corpse in her brother's driveway. Even worse, her supposedly respectable brother begins behaving in decidedly non-innocent ways, like fleeing to the Bahamas and leaving her with both a homicide in her lap and the pointed suspicions of the Atlanta PD directed her way. Suddenly, she has to worry about clearing her own name, not just that of her wayward sibling.

Complicating her search for answers is Trey Seaver, field agent for Phoenix, an exclusive corporate security firm hired to investigate the crime. Trey is fearless, focused, and — much to Tai's dismay — utterly impervious to bribes, threats and clever deceptions. Still in recovery from the car accident that left him cognitively and emotionally damaged, Trey has constructed a world of certainty and routine. He has powerful people to answer to, and the last thing he wants is an unpredictable stranger "detecting" on Phoenix turf.

Tai's inquiry leads her from the cold-eyed glamour of Atlanta's adult entertainment scene to the gilded treachery of Tuxedo Road. Potential suspects abound, including violent stalkers, vengeful sisters, and a paparazzo with a taste for meth. But it takes another murder — and threats to her own life — to make Tai realize that to solve this crime, she has to trust the most dangerous man she's ever met.

My Take:

I seem to be in the minority on this one, I didn't really find this book all that great.  It was competently written, I can't say there was really anything bad about it specifically, it just lacked a certain pizazz.  I didn't love Tai, I wasn't all that intrigued about the mystery and the dialogue didn't wow me.  The one bright shining light of the book was Tai's partner, Trey.  After a head injury, he is left with a severe lack of social skills, which combined with his deadly training makes him a very volatile, and interesting, character.  Of course, he was hot, he is the love interest after all, he's quirky and downright off, which I love.  Probably due to the fact that I myself am more than a little bit off, normal characters just don't do it for me.  I'd love to see him as the main character of series.  Like I said before, the book isn't bad, and neither is Tai. I'm just not interested in finding out what makes her tick.  I definitely appreciated the fact that she wasn't a wimpy southern bell, and the fact that she owned a gun shop, but didn't ascribe herself to any particular stereotype.  Growing up in rural Nevada certainly left me with a healthy appreciation for the second amendment, so I always love some good firepower in an action book :)  The book is worth a read, but didn't rock my world, give it a try and let me know what you think! 3, Find a Used Book Store

I'd love to hear your opinion!  Did you enjoy this book?  If you've read the book, who was your favorite character?  Do you enjoy reading about people that are a little off, or do you like more straight-edge characters?  Hit the comments!

If The Dangerous Edge of Things was a movie, it would likely be rated PG-13 for some sexual content and violence

***FTC Disclosure: The Dangerous Edge of Things was provided by the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review, no other compensation was given, all opinions are my own*** 

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