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Edge of Chaos (Love on the Edge #1)

4.04  ·  Rating Details ·  769 Ratings  ·  180 Reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 229 pages
Published March 28th 2016 by Molly E. Lee
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Jennifer Kyle
Apr 03, 2016 Jennifer Kyle rated it really liked it
4.25 STARS


”There are patterns to everything, even chaos.”


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
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)
Feb 11, 2016 Katie rated it it was amazing
5 beauty in chaos stars

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
Sep 21, 2016 Jacqueline rated it really liked it
4.5 tornado power stars.

There are two powerful themes in this; one s the story of one woman - Blake's - struggles with an emotionally abusive partner and the other is Blake's obsession with meteorology and particularly storm chasing and how that brought her a fresh chance at life and love.

Someone close to me suffered emotional abuse for years. The bastard was on best behaviour when anyone else was around, but behind closed doors he was stripping away her dignity and confidence and self esteem, g
Micalea Smeltzer
Mar 08, 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
Monica (nightreads)
May 17, 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 ;)
Feb 11, 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
Apr 04, 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
Mar 11, 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
Imani (Enamored Reads)
Mar 11, 2016 Imani (Enamored Reads) 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
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
Tina Lynne
Mar 23, 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
Mar 11, 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
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
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
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!
Kirsten Bass
Mar 13, 2016 Kirsten Bass rated it really liked it
Edge of Chaos was an great story about finding worth, strength, and love with the thrill of storm chasing.
It was different and refreshing.I really enjoyed everything about this book. the plot, the characters, and the chaos.
cant wait for more from Molly - This was a beautifully written debut.
Oct 01, 2016 Drea rated it it was ok
2.5 stars.

Okay, so this book could've been better, but at the same time it wasn't, like, bad? But still, I wish it was better than it was. The rating seems too low, but it's not quite a 3-star read.

Ugh. Let me explain.

So basically it's about a girl named Blake who has been in a relationship with Justin for eight years. Justin is emotionally abusive and extremely unpleasant to read about. I mean, obviously he was supposed to be unpleasant but good lord, I wanted to reach into the book and stab
Mar 13, 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
Mar 13, 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
Cindy ~ SnS Reviews
Apr 01, 2016 Cindy ~ SnS Reviews rated it really liked it
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
Apr 02, 2016 Christina rated it it was amazing
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Marty Mayberry
Mar 12, 2016 Marty 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
Heather Fleet
Mar 16, 2016 Heather Fleet rated it it was amazing
Shelves: can-t-wait
absolutely loved it. Review to come.
Shanelle Williams
Jun 20, 2016 Shanelle Williams rated it it was amazing
I read this book through kindle unlimited! If you have it definitely read it! It took me less than a day and I really enjoyed it!
Maria "Rosie" Poli
"Giving you my heart is the most dangerous thing I've ever done, Blake."

Full review to follow
Mar 04, 2016 M. rated it really liked it
Pretty good read, there was just a little spark missing that kept me from giving it a 5-star rating.
Mar 22, 2016 Emilie rated it really liked it
SOO good. This is what I want my NA to be.

4-4.5 stars
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Molly E. Lee is an author best known for her debut novel EDGE OF CHAOS, and as a fourth year mentor at Pitch Wars - a program which connects promising writers to established authors in the community. Molly writes New Adult and Young Adult Contemporary featuring strong female heroines who are unafraid to challenge their male counterparts, yet still vulnerable enough to have love sneak up on them. I ...more
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