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Edge of Chaos (Love on the Edge #1)

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Blake Caster has been in an emotionally abusive relationship with Justin for so long, she can’t tell what is normal anymore, and so she clings to the one thing that is solidly hers—her passion for extreme weather.

Three years into her Meteorology degree, Blake meets professional storm chaser, Dash Lexington, who is as gorgeous as he is daring. Instantly recognizing her pas
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Published March 30th 2016
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Jennifer Kyle
Apr 04, 2016 Jennifer Kyle rated it really liked it
4.25 STARS

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”There are patterns to everything, even chaos.”

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Molly E. Lee delivers a great debut story that is about our heroine Blake Caster who has been in a relationship that went from amazing to downright toxic with Justin. Justin’s all Blake knows and she has at times taken his poor treatment as punishment for events that have happened in the past and she's simply worn down by him.

I thought the author did a fantastic job of displaying Justin and Blake’s mostly downs and how that spark of the
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NMmomof4
2 Stars

Overall Opinion: This one is hard to rate. I was sucked in and I actually was enjoying myself, and before I knew it I was at 65% -- so that's good right? Unfortunately after I realized that I had gotten so far, it went downhill. The h was being completely stupid IMO and ruined it for me! I kept on reading even though I was getting more and more pissed at her. Here's some major spoiler examples **Don't click unless you're ok with big spoilers** (view spoiler)
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Katie
Feb 17, 2016 Katie rated it it was amazing
5 beauty in chaos stars
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OMG. What an amazing debut novel.
Take the movie Twister (1996), add in a pinch of domestic abuse and a sexy hero who saves the day...and VOILA! You Have Edge of Chaos!

What I LOVED about this book:
*The author did an amazing job at twisting together the tornado theme with Blake's emotions. "Tears finally trailed down my cheeks, the pressure of the world building around me like a supercell"
*The emotional abuse that Blake endured from Justin was VERY accurately portrayed. To
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Micalea Smeltzer
Mar 26, 2016 Micalea Smeltzer rated it it was amazing
When I first saw a teaser for Edge of Chaos I knew I HAD to have it. I waited eagerly for more teasers and then the cover was revealed and I couldn't get my hands on the book fast enough. Luckily Molly took mercy on me and sent me an ARC. I started it that day and was hooked from the start. I immediately hated Justin. He was such a jerk to Blake. Some people might say she's weak for staying and putting up with it, but I disagree. Those kinds of relationships happen ALL the time and the person th ...more
Linda
May 08, 2016 Linda rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
The Edge of Chaos is a really cool and different new adult novel. The hero in this story is a storm chaser/college student and the heroine is a meteorology student. When I discovered this, I immediately put this book on my list because I have a tendency to be a bit of a weather-geek. I have been fascinated with weather since I was a kid. And I love reading stories that feature weather in some way.

So, in this story the heroine, Blake, is in a long-term relationship with Justin. Justin is an JERK
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Ashley
Apr 03, 2016 Ashley rated it it was amazing
I honestly can't believe this is Molly Lee's debut novel. If I wouldn't have already known, I would say that this would have to be her 9th or 10th publication. From the moment I picked it up, I didn't want to set it down. It was intense, and heart pounding, and I felt as if I was right there with them!
My inner self squealed for joy when I read the synopsis. I love bad weather, and as a child I loved the movie Twister. I have probably watched it 20 times. Then I find a book that includes that pl
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Monica (nightreads)
May 20, 2016 Monica (nightreads) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2016
This was such an amazing book!! I'm so glad I got it and decided to read it. Gives me a whole new appreciation for storm chasers and now I even know what a supercell is and they're beautiful. The chemistry between Blake and Dash was really well written and the whole book had me on edge with anticipation. Which is why I couldn't put the book down. I just had to keep reading, even if it means finishing if at 4:30am. That's when I know it's a really good book ;)
Hayley Stone
Apr 04, 2016 Hayley Stone rated it it was amazing
I don't read NA often, but if the genre as a whole is anything like this book, then maybe I should start.

Edge of Chaos is a friendship first romance—one of my favorite types of love stories. Not only that, but the main character, Blake, grows tremendously throughout the course of the novel, escaping an emotionally manipulative relationship, and learning self-worth in the process of finding new love.

I found the book's depiction of the abusive relationship realistic; frequently, I found myself fr
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Stacia- Three Girls and a Book Obsession
3.5 Stars

Edge of Chaos is author Molly E. Lee's first novel; although with her talent for grabbing a reader so strongly in the prologue this surprised me!

"There are patterns to everything, even chaos."

Blake Caster has known her boyfriend Justin since she was ten years old. He was her first everything and they have been through a lot together. But lately his mood swings and the emotional abuse is too much too handle. Diving into her passion for extreme weather and working on her degree in Meteo
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Tina Lynne
Mar 30, 2016 Tina Lynne rated it it was amazing
Debut novels are my favorite. It is like finding something big on the moment of its conception, allowing you to ride the wild ride from the very beginning. It might sounds crazy but I love being on the ground zero and watching authors grow and evolve into their absolute best! Edge of Chaos is a brilliant debut novel and I can tell you, without a doubt, that Molly is going places. This story was so well written and such an original concept in the way that it approaches a few daunting issues and t ...more
Aimee Salter
Feb 15, 2016 Aimee Salter rated it it was amazing
I was very blessed to have the opportunity to read this book ahead of publication. I LOVED it--the characters felt real, the plot was adventurous and compelling, and the romance kept me reading late into the night.

A great one for fans of Cora Carmack or Rebecca Yarros. You won't be disappointed!
The Book Disciple (Samantha)
Mar 14, 2016 The Book Disciple (Samantha) rated it really liked it
Unique, interesting, and fast paced. I finished in one sitting. Full review to come The Book Disciple
Christina
Apr 03, 2016 Christina rated it it was amazing
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Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
Storm chasers along with some NA angst – Yep sign me up. I just happened upon this debut author’s first book in her Love on the Edge series about a group of college kids that chase tornado’s in Oklahoma – the blurb hooked me and now that I’ve finished I’m so happy I found it.

It’s not just about chasing tornado’s though – even though the author did a fabulous job with describing the storms, the formation of the tornado’s and the devastation they leave. At its core it’s about Blake Caster who gre
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April
Mar 16, 2016 April rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to win an arc of this book in a giveaway. I was beyond excited when I saw that it had a backdrop of storm chasing. I was absolutely obsessed with the storm chasing shows when they were on tv. And while I believe that anyone would love this book, storm lovers will not be able to put it down.

I could not believe that this was Molly E. Lee's debut novel. It was written so beautifully. It sucked me in right from the beginning and didn't let go till the end. I loved the main charac
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Elizabeth Phillips
This book is everything that I look for in a good NA romance! I cannot believe that this was Molly Lee’s first book. I think that this book was pretty balanced when it comes to plot elements. It was fun, but still talked about darker topics. It was cute, but it had a plot with substance. It was romantic, but also focused on great friendships. It was funny, but of very deep, poetic sentences.

I really liked the writing in this book. It was fun and fluffy, but it had some amazingly deep quotes. I
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Amber
Mar 25, 2016 Amber rated it it was amazing
If I could describe Edge of Chaos in only two words they would have to be sensational phenomenon. A deeply powerful and uniquely intense storyline coupled with astoundingly brilliant and out of this world characters brought my entire being to a standstill and instantly shattered it. What you hold in your hands is nothing short of pure genius and astonishing beauty! The ingenuity and originality of this book breathed some much needed life blood back into my heart. Storms just like life are never ...more
Kendall {Book Crazy}
Apr 15, 2016 Kendall {Book Crazy} rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I was eagerly anticipating this book's release! A soon as I saw the cover, I knew that I was reading the book regardless of what it was about because the cover is absolutely stunning! I grabbed a copy of this book as soon as it released and started reading it as soon as I could! After reading, I can say that I loved this book! It was everything I expected and so much more! The plot was also amazing! The whole idea of storm chasers was a very cool concept and it was different! I've never read a b ...more
Agustina Zanelli
Apr 14, 2016 Agustina Zanelli rated it really liked it
I loved the theme of the book. It's very original because honestly I haven't read about this in any other books. Chasing storms, plus the way the author describes weather events, it's fascinating.
The plot is very interesting, the author's descriptions are really great, very delicate and beautiful.
The story has a lot of drama, talking about tough topics written in a very good way.
The romance was really beautiful. I loved the friendship between the protagonists, how they became so close, sharing t
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Quinn Bowman
Apr 13, 2016 Quinn Bowman rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
3.75 stars.

I really enjoyed this book and it pained me not to give it a full 4 star rating. Here's my deal with a full 4 stars, it has to be a re-read for me.

I have a hard time reading about an abusive relationship, so seeing that almost 75% of the book focused on Blake's 8 year cringeworthy relationship with Justin, it made reading this book less enjoyable. But then there was Dash, and who wouldn't love a blonde haired, emerald eyed storm chaser!?

I loved how Dash strived for Blake's inner str
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Carey Fletcher
I started seeing previews for this book on Facebook before it released. I was immediately interested. I’d read one other book with a main character that was a storm chaser and really enjoyed it. Plus my daughter is studying meteorology in college. After I started reading the book I also discovered that Blake’s original college choice was one of my daughter’s top choices. One of the things I saw promoting this book was a contest for ARC copies of the book. I was really hopeful that I would win a ...more
Samantha Schafer
Apr 18, 2016 Samantha Schafer rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I really wish I could give this book a 4.5 star review. It was a fast pace book and easy read. I want to know what happens next. Molly, when does book 2 come out? This is Molly's debuts book, and after reading this book it's hard to believe. I am looking forward to many more of her books, and she certainly has a fan in me.

Molly does a great job letting us get to know the characters; Blake, Dash, and Justin (who you'll want to karate kick in the face multiple times throughout the book). I quickl
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Imani (bookloverstrio)
Apr 01, 2016 Imani (bookloverstrio) rated it it was amazing
*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*

Edge of Chaos was just simply beautifully chaotic! It was chaos in the best way possible! This book blew my expectations out of the water!! There are too many things I loved about this debut to list and not give away all of its greatness! But I can tell you the one thing I love about this book that just did it for me was the passion of the chase between the two main characters. Molly absolutely hit the mark because that's what I love about most roma
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Virginia Hill
There was much I liked about this debut novel, but that was about the strongest feeling I could muster—like. The meteorologist angle was different from all of the other romance books I've read. So, that was a plus. Hail, Blake's English Bulldog, was a cutie. Another plus. Justin was so much of a jerk I just couldn't fathom his hold on Blake. No matter how it was explained. Dash was a prince compared to Justin, but I won't be adding him to my favorite book boyfriends list. Blake. What about Blake ...more
Samantha
Apr 04, 2016 Samantha rated it it was amazing
EDGE of CHAOS is one of those books that takes you by surprise. I knew there'd be romance, and storm-chasing. What I wasn't prepared for was the realistic execution Molly Lee brings to an abusive relationship and how Blake deals with her tie to Justin.

Blake and Justin are that couple that has been together forever. She's not completely oblivious to the fact that he treats her like crap a lot of the time, but whether it's fear or nostalgia, she doesn't know how to move on from this unhealthy rela
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Christi
Jun 21, 2016 Christi rated it it was amazing
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I won this AMAZING debut novel from Molly E. Lee in a Facebook group. When I saw the blurb and cover, I knew that this book would be good. It was more than good it was amazing. It’s like the movie Twister but better with a sexy hero who saves the day!

I was hooked right from the beginning. It’s storm season and we had a big storm and flooding the night before. Oh, I forgot to mention that I love storms. I do believe that my love for storms did make the story more enjoyable, but even if you are no
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Martha Mayberry
Mar 29, 2016 Martha Mayberry rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

What an excellent read! I loved how the author wove weather science into this love story.

I had all the feels reading this book. Blake is such a wonderful main character. And her arc is SO well developed, not rushed at all. The author took Blake where she needed to be at just the right pace, allowing her to fully heal and move on.

And Dash. Sigh. I loved how kind and patient he was with Blake, giving her the time she needs, yet lovin
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Tricia Crouch
Mar 25, 2016 Tricia Crouch rated it it was amazing
I was fortunate to win an ARC of Edge of Chaos. Once I started I couldn't put it down. Dash quickly became one of my book boyfriends that I fell in love with. This is a story of friendship, love, heartache and survival. Blake must make tough decisions in order to begin truly living. We see her struggle and survive. I look forward to more books by Molly E. Lee!
Christine Frieseke-Miller
Mar 22, 2016 Christine Frieseke-Miller rated it it was amazing
This was the first book I've read by Molly Lee and wow, was I impressed. First off, the cover grabbed me from the get go. What a stunning cover! And the storm chasing element isn't one I've read a million times, so I was eager to read it. Once I started, I couldn't stop, I finished it all in one sitting. The author did a great job painting the picture of what Blake is going through and why she is stuck where she is. The emotions are real and you feel all of them. Dash is a light in her very dark ...more
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Molly Lee is an author, editor, and mentor best known from Pitch Wars, a program that connects promising writers to established authors in the community. She writes NA contemporary and YA urban fantasy with strong heroines who are unafraid to challenge their male counterparts, yet still vulnerable enough to have love sneak up on them. Throw in high-octane action or any kind of supernatural element ...more
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