Off the Edge by Carolyn Crane

Posted December 22, 2013 by Carole in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Off the Edge by Carolyn Crane
CrushStar Multimedia LLC
Date Read: December 21, 2013

In the interest of full disclosure, I received an advance reader edition
of this book from CrushStar Multimedia LLC, Carolyn Crane, and Net
Galley for the purpose of providing an honest review.

I would
rate this book 3.5 out of 5 stars. Overall, I did enjoy this book. It
was a fast paced novel with a lot of action but I had a really hard time
getting into the book. The book picked up for me at about 1/3 of the
way into the book. This is the first book that I have reader from this
author. Despite the fact that this book is listed as being #2 in the
series, it can most definitely be read as a stand alone novel.

is living and working in a Thai hotel in order to hide from herself
from her controlling ex-husband Rolly. Macmillian is a member of the
Associates team an is in Thailand to try to find who has a horrible
weapon, TZ, and hopefully gain control of it before it can be sold.
Macmillian’s specialty is linguistics while Laney is a songwriting and
they connect over the impact that language and words hold for each of
them. Macmillian needs a recording on Laney’s computer and decides to
seduce her to get the information. Laney catches him in the act and
feels hurt and betrayed but still feels some trust for Macmillian. They
fall for each other and Macmillian, or Peter, learns that she is more
important to him than the mission while Laney will risk everything to
help him.

There were several points in the book that the
character’s actions were quite unbelievable. For example, I found it
hard to believe that Laney, who hid in a closet at a restaurant because
she thought she might have seen someone who worked with Rolly, is just a
short time later willing to go off with a man that she has not met
before. Not only that, she is willing to go to a more secluded area but
still out in public with this man and not only have sex but to have her
first orgasm with a partner in her life. Sorry, I just do not buy it.
Of course, there is hardly a romantic story written that doesn’t have
its fair share of unbelievable moments so this is not a deal breaker for

I found that I really enjoyed the book a bit more once the
action really took over the plot. The action sequences were exciting
and well-written. As the book progress, the Hero, Macmillian, became
more of his real self, Peter, and I found that I much preferred a
feeling Peter to a detached Macmillian. I loved seeing the growth of
his character.

I would recommend this book to anyone who likes
a high action romantic suspense novel. I plan to look for other works
from this author in the future.