Possible spoilers...I'm really not sure there is anything to spoil.
If you picked this book because you found it on someone's BDSM shelf, this is not tPossible spoilers...I'm really not sure there is anything to spoil.
If you picked this book because you found it on someone's BDSM shelf, this is not the book you think it will be. There is a depth that is missing in this book that other authors of BDSM capture so well. It should go beyond the hot sex and delve into trust, however, it was flat and boring with no regard to the psychology behind DOM-Sub relationships. Just another case of huge hype turning to a huge let down.
I liked the idea of an innocent woman getting involved with a man with exotic tastes. I read pages and pages lent toward contracts and NDA's all for what? The sex was so tame. Grey is supposed to be a hardcore DOM who craves control, but his "sub" walks all over him and he likes it? It goes against Grey's character for him to be into vanilla sex. Grey acknowledges that vanilla sex appeals to him now, as it never has before, because this time it is with Ana. While this notion is very cutsey and sweet, it is also completely unrealistic.
Things I hated that have no sway on my rating (just fyi): I hated Grey's preoccupation with Ana's eating habits (no explanation forthcoming). Why can Ana not have clothes of her own? she keeps borrowing the same plum dress from her roomie, normal once, but twice is pushing it and thrice is absurd. I literally growled when it made it's apperance in the 2nd book almost immediately....more
I received a free hardback copy of this book through a Goodreads first reads givewaway, which I am so grateful to be the recipient of. Thank you Ania.I received a free hardback copy of this book through a Goodreads first reads givewaway, which I am so grateful to be the recipient of. Thank you Ania.
"Edge of Dawn" is Mira and Kellan's story. This story almost seemed like the start of a new spin-off series of the Midnight Breed. It is so far in the future that all the old characters still play minor roles, however, the main focus is on the next generation. The Order's old problems haven't exactly been solved, but they have morphed into new problems that have piqued my interest for future Midnight Breed novels.
Things I liked:
Backstory without a big info dump. Always a plus when the missing pieces are filled in as the story progresses and not all at once.
Mira is a strong character, very much like her adoptive mother Renata. I enjoy the heroine that gets her hands dirty.
Mira didn't play any games, which I always appreciate. The problems that stood between her and Kellan weren't simple communication issues. Nothing frustrates me more then when all the couple's problems can be solved with a 5 minute conversation.
I am glad they both stayed true to character. Nothing I hate more than the author telling me a character is this but their actions reflect someone completely different.
Things I didn't like:
The book begins with Mira and Kellan already in love. We just time warped 20 years in the future, most of us are still thinking of Mira as a little girl and there isn't any transition time. The book is less than 300 pages, I think something could have been done about this. Lara Adrian did a fine job of creating a connection between Mira and Kellan, but she leaned too heavily on the previous books for the basis of their relationship. Maybe more flashbacks would have helped? I don't like jumping into the middle of a romance at the beginning of the novel. With this one I missed that first spark.
Mira and Kellan had some complicated problems, that were solved too simply. All the way through the book I kept wondering how they were going to make it, and in the end it was an easy fix. It is actually such a predictable fix that I didn't see it coming. I didn't expect Lara Adrian to use that cop-out. Once again, with less than 300 pages, there was wiggle room to make it better.
Overall: I have been waiting for "Edge of Dawn" since I found out Lara Adrian was giving us Mira and Kellan's story, and I was not disappointed. Mira was a little girl the last time we saw her and in the blink of an eye a full blown woman, but, at the end of the day it is a romance novel and it didn't bother me that much. Everyone was once a little girl. Just look at it as though you have more backstory on this character than any other. Even though the relationship is already established, there was still a fun "becoming reacquainted" time period that sufficed.
Return after reading "Edge of Dawn" for my favorite and least favorite part of the entire book...
My absolute favorite part is when Kellan calls Mira "Mouse". Oh ohohohohohoh my God, instant tears. of course she ruins the moment a little bit because she is angry but understandably so. It is still incredibly sweet that he uses that endearment for her after all these years.
Least favorite part...Why didn't Kellan's blood cure Mira's blindness? if we are going with the obvious "tess has healing powers she can cure Mira" why the heck not use the other, More Sweet, obvious choice? "Her mate cures her with his blood, their blood bond and in essence their love cures her"? why why why why why? So annoying. Both are obvious choices, so I wish it had been the better obvious choice....more
I like the series well enough, but each new story is similar to the last one. At this point I am only continuing this series to finally get to Cassie'I like the series well enough, but each new story is similar to the last one. At this point I am only continuing this series to finally get to Cassie's story...which won't be for quite a while. ...more
People seem to feel strongly about the intoduction of paranormal elements to this series. I enjoy PNR so I didn't mind it too much. However, I did thiPeople seem to feel strongly about the intoduction of paranormal elements to this series. I enjoy PNR so I didn't mind it too much. However, I did think it was a little wierd to add it 4 books in. What's that saying about starting as you mean to go on?
I am so excited about the next book so we can get to know Grace. I can't have a series split on two shelves though so the mysterious Rio better not turn out to be a shifter!...more