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Ragged Edge (Body Masters #1)

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  601 Ratings  ·  38 Reviews
Finalist: 2013 EPIC Award Erotica Category
Nominee: Best GLBT Menage a Trois (or more) Romance

Dalton is no stranger to hitting rock bottom. He's worked hard to turn his life around. Now he has a quiet life, a successful business and a no-strings-attached arrangement for sex with Kincade. Everything is just as it should be. Then a late-night rendezvous is interrupted by a se
Paperback, 265 pages
Published July 13th 2011 by Ellora's Cave Publishing
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Optimist ♰King's Wench♰ & MANTIES Champion
The story's decent enough but the characters are petty, immature and prone to dramatics. The kink is in the sugar vein, circles the 101 block and is kind of boring.
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
I panted through this story with the hot triad ménage D/s scenes. I’m a guilty voyeur who derives great pleasure watching others. To catch two hot men, one a sheriff and the other a big bad biker in a D/s scene would push me over the edge. Apparently, it catches Erin’s interest when she unknowingly walking into a hot scene. Naughty Erin isn’t able to resist watching either. To her chagrin, the men know she’s there and tease her to join. Freaked out, Erin runs for her life. I have to say, if it w ...more
Aug 10, 2015 Claudia rated it liked it
This was a good read. I liked that Erin had troubles accepting everything. It seemed realistic, although it was a bit too much at times. Dalton and Cade werde great characters and I would have loved to See more of Cades POV
What I missed was the development of their relationship

All in all, a nice story
Apr 23, 2012 Aerin rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars is more accurate too bad we can't give half stars.

I really liked this book and I especially loved the chemistry betwen the characters. My absolute favorite was Cade...what a hottie, that's considerate and understanding and strong on top of it.

What I didn't like about this book was the heroing in the first half. I wanted to strangle her. How can a person be so confused and selfish? I couldn't believe it took her over half book to even give the relationship a try. All I could think was "
Mar 19, 2012 carol rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Adult
Recommended to carol by: Goodreads BDSM group read
Shelves: bdsm, menage, m-f-m
I really liked Sara Brooke's book Ragged Edge. It's about a m-m relationship between a Dom, mechanical engineer Dalton and his lover/ sub Cade that undergoes a dynamic change with the introduction of petite graphic designer Erin. She first spies Dalton and Cade in a steamy sexual m-m episode which shocks her to find she is turned on by her voyeuristic encounter. Throughout the story Erin who is recovering from a failed and sexually inadequate relationship, she finds her logic and rational head s ...more
Sep 30, 2015 Tiblu rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Two and a 1/2 stars... Well written I guess but just not for me...

Ok, 1st of all as we man in need of a good loving nag by a sexy,yummy , passionate man, m/m doesn't do it for me...
Romance novels are my ultimate fantasies be them werewolves or vampires or some type of shifter or aliens or billionaires , military men or just " regular" everyday men I like to see myself as the woman in the story living fantasies I'll never live for real especially a menage... But my fantasies don't include shares
There's a lot to like about "Ragged Edge," but there's a lot to be frustrated about as well.

Dalton Shaw, local bad-boy, is happy with his life. He gets to spend his days working on bikes and his nights with Cade Roberts, the sheriff. Until Erin arrives unexpectedly at Dalton's shop one evening and finds the the middle of something...She's fascinated, but disturbed about her reaction. Dalton and Cade are intrigued by her, and decide to pursue her. Loads of extremely hot sex happens befo
Jan 03, 2015 Michele rated it liked it
3.5 stars. There things I really liked about this book and things I didn't. I really liked that this was not insta relationship and love. They took their time to get to know each other. Even though Cade and Dalton were already together, they needed to get use to Erin also. There was a lot of communication and research. Things did not seem rushed. There was honesty in all three of them. I did not like that the only time they were "together" was in the back room of the shop. I would have liked to ...more
Really enjoyed this book, very hot! Liked the characters and the way the relationship develops and isn't just instant.

Dalton and Cade are in a relationship that is only sexual or that's what they want to believe, because after a tragic event Dalton wont let himself care about anyone. Then they meet Erin and are both attracted to her and want to include her in there casual sex relationship. They soon realize there is more than just sex there, and want to build a relationship together, but Erin d
Dec 05, 2013 Jacque rated it it was amazing
I’ve read several books now by Sara Brookes and Ragged Edge is my absolute favorite. The dynamics in this book is incredible. No meet, hop in bed and HEA in 24 hours or less here. The time span of the story takes place over several months so you know there is time for their relationship to evolve naturally. The character development of Dalton, Cade and Erin is very well detailed. They are all less than perfect filled insecurities and flaws that make them feel very real. No doubt there is a conne ...more
Christi Snow
Dec 09, 2011 Christi Snow rated it it was amazing
My Review:
This book was so good. I picked it up on a complete whim this week when I read the first chapter that the author had posted on a blog. I was intrigued, bought the book, and read it that day. It was definitely worth my impulse buy and the fact that this book bypassed the other 300+ books that are currently residing in my TBR pile. This is most definitely an erotic read (BDSM, M/M, anal, menage) but it is so much more. This is really an emotional book too as you watch these three people
Erin Kyle
This story is very hawt. But it's not *just* about the D/s aspect; it's about the romance between Dalton, Cade, and Erin. It's about three people's journey from "it's just sex" to "maybe it's more."

One evening, Erin walks in on a private moment between Dalton and Cade, and can't look away. Long story short, Dom Dalton and his sub Cade both want to add Erin to their relationship, such as it is, and teach the vanilla princess about the art of D/s.

But Dalton's been hurt before, and Erin's been hurt
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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Hot from the very beginning, this book takes you on a fascinating trip into the world of submission.

Nestled away in Collington Creek, a small town north of Atlanta, Georgia, three people are heading for crash course of self discovery and healing. Along the way, they bring down barriers and heal agonizing wounds. Ragged Edge is filled with heart and soul. You are shown the true beauty and emotional bonding of a D/s relationship.

Jane Kirima
Apr 10, 2015 Jane Kirima rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Only okay not great.

Too emotional, the relationship aspect is great but this is fiction not reality. It's okay to fudge fantasy. The characters are emotionally damaged and the author does nothing to patch em quick. Just draws it out- it's like a scab wound that won't heal. Just didn't feel at all and would not recommend this as a buy. Save you five bucks buy a latte, it will taste better!!!
Ruthie Taylor
Sep 21, 2014 Ruthie Taylor rated it really liked it
This is as hot as it can get, and yet contains an engaging plot as well! I would describe the D/s elements as being light, but only because of the style, not because it wasn't serious. Through the story it is clear that demons need facing and barriers breaking, but these happen naturally, rather than being rushed. One feels like the luckiest of voyeurs on a number of occasions!
This was a very thoughtful book. The relationship between the three protagonists was beautiful and I particularly enjoyed the way it developed slowly rather than all at once as so many romances seem to do. The BDSM was not heavy but this is a D/s relationship which also grew slowly and thoughtfully. I don't mean to make it sound boring, because it was anything but. I could hardly put it down. I wanted to find out what had happened to Dalton and particularly enjoyed Erin's journey into submission ...more
I'm really bummed this book was full price because it just didn't work for me. The sex scenes were good, and a few were hot, but everything else fell kind of flat.

Initially I didn't relate to the characters but thought that would change as I continued... it didn't. I couldn't connect with any of them and although I didn't dislike them, I didn't particularly like them either (although Cade would prob be my favorite if I had to chose). They were just, "eh". I didn't really like the way Dalton han
Nov 25, 2014 Vickie rated it really liked it
I asked a friend of mine to give me a recon with lady porn and anal sex. Boy, this did not disappoint! I often wonder what I would do if i happened upon an intimate mm moment. i would probably watch too!! With these two, I would do so with pleasure!! My lady porn phase is in full effect!
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
Nov 15, 2011 Jo * Smut-Dickted * rated it liked it
Shelves: read-on-kindle, bdsm, mmf
So for a BDSM book this one was very (VERY!) light. I tend to like books with a bit more bite but the story here was very good. The men's relationship was phenomenal - Cade and Dalton really are good together. I love it when there are M/M relationships where the guys are very comfortable with who they are and what they want. The first scene (the Sherriff one) was steaming!

Enter the girl - which threw a different dynamic into the story. Sometimes it worked and sometimes it seemed contrived. I rea
Oct 14, 2016 Dianna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Intense Emotions

This book started off as just sex and ends up so much more. The characters, especially Dalton, draw you in and demand you keep reading. The touch of kink is enough for those that may like harder but not so much as to be scary for those that don't like kink. I would recommend this to several friends of mine.
Feb 01, 2014 Jessika rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. The D/s dynamic was spot on. It was really refreshing to read about the heroine not falling in love right away too.
Jul 23, 2013 Tracey rated it it was amazing
Adored this book!! Funny, hot, sexy, hot, great BDSM, hot, great storyline, - did I mention hot? The chemistry between Dalton & Cade as well as the guys with Erin is great. Erin is new to the BDSM scene & the guys are sweet, attentive, commanding, & perfect for Erin. A little of Dalton's past comes back to threaten the three but they prove to be in a strong relationship. I couldn't put this book down. The cover almost turned me off - it would have looked better to show Dalton on a mo ...more
Jan 12, 2013 Tabatha rated it it was amazing
Wow this wasn't what I expected in a very good way and a solid 4 1/2 stars. The writing in this is great and the characters were all very well developed. So well in fact, that I have to say that I fell a bit in love with each one. I really enjoyed the chemistry between them and the focus on what was happening emotionally in their relationship. It is most definitely an erotic BDSM read, but it was also so much more than that. The three of them overcome their own issues and to find themselves wher ...more
Mar 09, 2014 Angel rated it it was amazing
4,5 stars ...
Dami (Damiellar)
Jan 26, 2013 Dami (Damiellar) rated it liked it
What I think I liked most about this book is that the relationship developed incrementally (over a number of months). There was nothing simple and I think this book was made all the better for that. Not to take anything away from other books in which the relationship evolves at breakneck speed - reading them serves a different purpose for me (and most likely others) but it was really good to read something a bit more balanced.

I'm definitely planning on looking out more books by this author.

Jul 21, 2011 Rustye rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mmf, menage, contemp, bdsm-lite
Wow! This book is a must read. I tagged this book as lite bdsm because the story is about the characters and the challenges they face in self-discovery and in learning to love themselves and each other. There is D/S since Dalton is a Dom and Cade and Erin are his submissives. Even the mmf aspect is presented in a different way. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it. I will be checking out Ms. Brookes other books!
Dec 19, 2012 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love-to-reread
Ragged Edge was hot enough to singe my fingers as I read it as fast as I could. I devoured the story line, and felt each emotion keenly. The relationship between the three people, Dalton, Cade and Erin, is both sweet and smoking hot. The whole time I was reading it I wanted to be Erin. To have the devotion of two men is definitely a special gift. I absolutely loved this book and can't wait to read more from Sara Brookes!
Kacey Hammell
Sep 12, 2011 Kacey Hammell rated it it was amazing
Wonderfully written, sexy as hell men, temptress of a's the perfect ensemble to GREAT reading.
Loved Dalton -- he's forever a favourite hero of mine.
Hope to see more of these characters again and hope that author will write more of this genre.
This story was more of M/M than M/F/M and surprisingly I appreciated it. I guess a good love story is what it is regardless of gender. This was quite intense since Dalton is one of those tortured heroes.
Laura Miller
Jan 06, 2013 Laura Miller rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorite books and the one that started me down the road to M/M romances. So worth the read. I have actually read it twice which is a rarity for me with books but this one was worth it.
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A native Virginian, Sara sold her first published romance novel, FLASH OF DARK, an urban fantasy romance pitting vampires against the Fae, in 2009. Since that fateful day, she's published over 20 books in various sub-genres of romance, been generously honored with several awards, and saved the world from evil chocolate chip cookies.

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