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I’m not your good ole boy or boy-next-door type of guy.
If that’s what you’re looking for, I suggest you move on. I curse a lot, work too fucking much, and keep to myself. My edges are hard, rough, and even dark at times.
I never thought I would wind up in the business I’m in. I may not always play by the rules, but I go where the money is, keep my nose clean, and my affai
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Kindle Edition, 267 pages
Published May 24th 2016 by Kane Caldwell
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Tara Nelson This is a standalone but a series with future book(s) about supporting characters. If you haven't read it yet I'd highly recommend it!
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Olga therebelreader
I didn’t know what to expect when I was starting Dark Edges. I found the synopsis intriguing so I decided to give it a try. And what a nice surprise...It turned out to be Amazing!

Brief synopsis…
In two months of marriage, Naomi is worried that her husband is having an affair. So, she hires a private investigator to put her mind at ease finally. Chase accepts the job but without exposing his identity to her. What Naomi doesn’t know yet, is that Chase is the sexy man she had secretly and accidenta
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Trish -  Novels In Heels
Sep 08, 2015 Trish - Novels In Heels rated it it was amazing
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5 Dark Edgy stars

This will definitely not be the last book I read by Kane Caldwell. It has left me a little breathless as I wasn’t expecting the story to take the turns it did.

Seriously, this book, I could not put it down once I started it.

Chase Black definitely isn’t someone to mess with. He will take what he wants but he does it so effortlessly. Women drool over him and he never gets attached to any of them. Or does he?

As a PI and ex-Marine, he is a strong, alpha male who is possessive over t
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5 Panty melting stars

I’m always intrigued when I read a romance by a male author…even more so when it’s erotica. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started Dark Edges, but I was immediately hooked. Kane Caldwell is definitely on his way up in the erotica world!

Chase Black is an Alpha male all the way, dominating to anyone he comes across. He’s tall, dark and as sexy as they come. He is a complete manwhore and makes no apologies for it. Random hookups in parking lots, alleys, cars…that’s his thi
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Margaret
Dec 29, 2015 Margaret rated it it was amazing
Wow!!! This debut book from
Author Kane Caldwell was fantastic!

The prologue leaves you so intrigued
that I could not wait to get to chapter one.
Dark Edges gives you a story that keeps
you guessing, and a twist that I did not
see coming.

Chase, a super hot Alpha male, he is tall,
dark, handsome with piercing blue eyes,
and has a very dirty mouth.
Yep he is the whole package!

Naomi, she is beautiful, smart, sweet
and is just looking to to find out the truth
in regards to her relationship and to
move f
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Amanda at WickedGoodReads
So when I saw this book being promoted, I thought I would give it a chance. I am always looking for new authors to read so i was excited when I saw the opportunity to sign up for a review copy.

Basically, I knew what I was expecting when the book was described as erotica. I also knew, based on the synopsis that I was most likely either going to love or hate Chase. I was expecting rough around the edges...I only kind of liked Chase, if I am being honest. Myself, I don't like my guys to sleep arou
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Amy
May 25, 2016 Amy rated it really liked it
Dark Edges
Kane Caldwell
4 stars

Naomi though she found the love of her life. She gave everything up for him and now she is left alone at night wondering where he is and what changed. Taking a chance she messages the man recommended to her hoping the truth can be found. Chase Black is supposed to be the best. Little does she know the man she watches that one night at the club ... The one night she decides to let her troubles go is the man who is to seal her suspicions and potentially end her marria
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Saunders
Jun 01, 2016 Saunders rated it really liked it
I picked this book up after reading Olga's review - Like her I went into this without any thoughts and what a book it turned out to be.

I wont go go into the synopsis as its all there in previous reviews BUT this book was a hot a hell and delivered quite a twist.

Chase Black is off the wall alpha, dominant, extremely possessive with a very durty mouth and what he wants he gets.

It was refreshing to read a contemporary erotic story written by a man. Kane Caldwell is a new author(with a very vivid i
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Thai Holman
May 22, 2016 Thai Holman rated it really liked it
This starts out with a bang to keep you held in. Naomi is 2 months into her marriage and thinks he husband is cheating on her and hires the very sexy, very alpha chase as a private investigator on the case. The two have intense chemistry. No spoilers but such a amazing read. I'd recommend it. The story kept my interest and I loved the characters especially chase. First from this author and I look forwarding from reading more.
Shari Kay
Oct 08, 2016 Shari Kay marked it as maybe-maybe-not
Heroine is married when gets with H?
K's Kinky & Classy Books (Kaye Blanchard)
This is a two battery changer and panty melting hot read.

Dark Edges is Kane Caldwell's debut novel. If he is able to write like this right out of the gate, I can't wait to follow his career as an author. His writing is clear, concise and very detailed.

CHASE BLACK: Hot as fuck, sexy, cool, commanding and sometimes dark and brooding. He is a private investigator with a thing for unattached, no strings attached, raw wham bam go away ma'am sex. He has a sister and nephew he adores to no end, his mom
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Stacey
Mar 16, 2017 Stacey rated it it was amazing
This was my first Kane Caldwell experience, and I was totally blown away by the entire experience. This was Kane's debut release and I, of course, was late to the party. I'm just now getting the chance to read his work and I'm kicking myself in the ass for waiting so long.

From the very beginning I was hooked, Chase Black and his man-whorish ways had me from the get-go! He is definitely a man-whore and makes no apologies for it in any way, shape or form. He's not looking to hitch his wagon to any
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Michelle Austin
May 22, 2016 Michelle Austin rated it it was amazing

Title:Dark Edges
Author:Kane Caldwell
SeriesThe Edge Series
Publisher:Self Published
Reviewer:M. Austin
Release Date:5-27-16
Genre(s):Contemporary Erotic Romance
Page Count:
Heat Level: 4flames out of 5
Rating: 5stars out of 5
Blurb:

I’m not your good ole boy or boy-next-door type of guy.
If that’s what you’re looking for, I suggest you move on. I curse a lot, work too fucking much, and keep to myself. My edges are hard, rough, and even dark at times.
I never thought I would wind up in the business I’m in.
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Melissa Mendoza
May 28, 2016 Melissa Mendoza rated it it was amazing
Title: Dark Edges
Author: Kane Caldwell
Series: The Edge Series, Book #1
Publisher: Kane Caldwell
Release Date: May 24, 2015
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 267
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Blurb:

I’m not your good ole boy or boy-next-door type of guy.
If that’s what you’re looking for, I suggest you move on. I curse a lot, work too fucking much, and keep to myself. My edges are hard, rough, and even dark at times.
I never thought I would wind up in the business I’m in
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Nicole
I was unsure of exactly what to expect when I started this book, but by the time I got to the end, I wasn't ready for the story to be over. First, I'm glad to see more men getting involved with writing erotica that actually has a plot and storyline to it (at least a plot that is believable).

Chase Black is one big mass of hot-blooded, definitely hot-headed, dominant male who doesn't make excuses when it comes to the sexuals, and with the exception of his latest client, he doesn't do repeats with
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Les Crane
Jun 22, 2016 Les Crane rated it it was amazing
If I could give this book more than 5* I would! It definitely deserves it, and this is Kane Caldwell's debut novel. I love a book that grabs you from the very beginning and Dark Edges certainly did that, and that was the prologue!! I am a sucker for an alpha male and Chase Black oozed alpha male.
As an ex-marine turned PI, he runs his own agency called Private Edges and he's a man who takes what he wants and that is usually from women who are willing to give him what he wants. Until the email tha
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Jennifer Pierson
May 26, 2016 Jennifer Pierson rated it it was amazing
What a great story! I wasn't sure what to expect, but this story blew me away! Chase Black is the owner of Dark Edges PI, and a very jaded, controlled, and sexy alpha douche. He loves random hookups, but when he's done, he is gone and makes no apology for it. His super controlled world is shaken up when he gets an email for a new case, that normally he wouldn't take. Naomi McAllister is a good girl, who was living what she thought was a great life. But now she has consistently absent husband who ...more
Denise Owens
Dec 04, 2016 Denise Owens rated it it was amazing
Dark Edges is a story about a woman named Naomi McAllistar who hires a PI named Chase Black, who owns his own private investigations' business called Dark Edges PI. Naomi wants Chase to check to see what is going on with her husband, Braydon McAllistar, because they have only been married two months, but in that short time he has moved her to a house in Denver, and she's hardly seen him since two weeks after they were married. She also feels like the man that she married is nothing like the man ...more
Aubrey
May 24, 2016 Aubrey rated it it was amazing
5 out of 5 'That wasn't supposed to happen' Stars

Naomi is just starting out in her marriage and her husband is already giving her the cheating vibes. After only two months of marriage she moved to a new place due to a transfer her husband received in his job. So, not only is she unfamiliar with the place, she is unfamiliar with the people as well. Feeling desperate to find out the truth, she enlists private investigator, Chase Black. At first Chase is reluctant to take Naomi's case but after one
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Julie Friedland Linhart
Jun 15, 2016 Julie Friedland Linhart rated it it was amazing
Wow what a great debut by Kane Caldwell.

This was a really well written book. It had a great storyline, good characters, hot hot scenes and a story with a twist.

So you've read the synopsis and most everyone reviewing the book will give you a quick rundown. Me I just go with what I feel and let's just say that hot Chase Black, PI started off as a bit of and a**hole. He pretty much used women for what he needed and really didn't give a crap about them. He really didn't treat them well...probably mo
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Mandi
May 27, 2016 Mandi rated it it was amazing
Kane Caldell's debut novel is a must read. The first page pulls you into the story and you'll find it difficult to put the book down!! I highly recommend this book.

Chase Black is the owner of Dark Edges PI. He is a typical alpha male..... not afraid to take what he wants or say what he thinks. You cannot help but like Chase and his dominant ways.

Noami McAllister is a newly wed who has moved to the area. Her husband leaves her for weeks at a time, saying he is on business. However, Noami knows th
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Angela Lamb
May 27, 2016 Angela Lamb rated it it was amazing
5 Panty melting stars

I’m always intrigued when I read a romance by a male author…even more so when it’s erotica. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I started Dark Edges, but I was immediately hooked. Kane Caldwell is definitely on his way up in the erotica world!

Chase Black is an Alpha male all the way, dominating to anyone he comes across. He’s tall, dark and as sexy as they come. He is a complete manwhore and makes no apologies for it. Random hookups in parking lots, alleys, cars…that’s his thi
...more
Laura
Aug 14, 2016 Laura rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! If you are looking for a quick read with a fresh story that has humor, unexpected twists & turns, and a surprise ending, this is the book for you. Chase Black is an arrogant, hard drinking, alpha-male that is into only himself & satisfying his own desires. Enter goody two shoes, Naomi McAllister. Naomi has the most expensive and beautiful things a woman could want. However, Naomi's husband never seems available to her and is always traveling for work. Naomi wants to re ...more
Sarah O'Kelly
May 27, 2016 Sarah O'Kelly rated it it was amazing
I wasn't too sure what I would think of this book, but the synopsis has me wanting to read more and I am so glad that I did. As this wasn't my usually type of book but I really enjoyed it!

Chase is a man whore there is no other word I can use to side scribe him, he knows what he wants from women and he gets it.
Naomi is a newly wed who is defiantly no longer in the honeymoon period. These two should not work but oh how they do!

I really enjoyed how this book played out and when I thought I know
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Leanne 2GirlsWhoLoveBooks
This book starts out really well and to be honest it did kind of stay that way through out the whole book.
There were a few moments that I was confused by...was I supposed to be laughing at that bit because it's purposefully funny or not? Is he meaning for that part to be sexy or normal life? There's a strange mix of erotic romance and real life that just doesn't work for me. it's not entirely believable.

This is Kane's debut novel. I think you can tell. For me, some bits are too slow. Some bits
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Natasha
May 27, 2016 Natasha rated it really liked it
4* read. I really wasn't sure what to expect with this book at all but the blurb had me intrigued so i gave it a try and boy am i glad i did. Chase is a complete man-whore and owner of Dark Edges PI (love the name) and your typical alpha bad boy who i love to read about. When he gets a email for a new case which he wouldn't usually take on hes thrust into the world of good girl Naomi and the chemistry and dynamic between these is explosive straight off. Without giving to much away there is a goo ...more
Cecilia
May 21, 2016 Cecilia rated it it was amazing
I plan to follow Kane Caldwell closely and read every word that he writes! This story was well written, with characters that were intriguing and complex. A lot of authors can manage that but to also have them be a part of a scorching hot love story is a real talent! I love that the hero is a strong alpha male who knows what he wants and gets it. I love even more that the heroine gives him what he wants (because she wants it too) while continuing to be a strong, independent woman. If you can love ...more
Amber
Apr 28, 2016 Amber rated it it was amazing
This book was freaking AWESOME!! Kane Caldwell is new to me but I'm so happy I came across his book. Dark Edges had everything I love about a book. If your like me and love a book with a strong take no shit alpha male and an equally strong woman then this is the book for you. Dark Edges had a ton of heat and I mean HEAT, the sex scenes were perfect everyone of them hot as hell but the book also had mystery and an actual plot. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series and I'm officially ...more
SexyBook Boyfriend
Jul 01, 2016 SexyBook Boyfriend rated it it was amazing
Amazing! HOT! I love a story that plays with my emotions, and this one had me EXPERIENCING them! When the characters were hot, so. was. I! I laughed out loud, teared up and my heart thundered several times. Five stars? No...that doesn't even cover what I would rate this book! I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what was going on with the husband, only to say...DANG! Now, THAT was a bit unexpected! LOVED this story so much! I can't wait to read more stories from the author!!
Shannon Stuckey
May 25, 2016 Shannon Stuckey rated it it was amazing
Dark Edges had me hooked from page 1!

This debut book from new author Kane Caldwell has me begging for more! It has the perfect mix of hot and dirty with just the right amount of mystery to keep you guess til the end. I highly recommend this book and can not wait for more from this incredible author!
Danielle Fulton
Jul 24, 2016 Danielle Fulton rated it it was amazing
Holy Hotness

I am so glad I got this book after hearing about it at a takeover.
I loved this book from the first sentence. This book has a great place, fun sexy characters and plot that keeps you intrigued.
I can't wait to read more by this author!
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I’m Kane Caldwell, a romance author. Writing started years ago as a hobby but quickly turned into a passion. I am the epitome of a country boy with my jeans, t-shirt, hat (No, not a cowboy hat. Lol), scruffy face, and work boots on, driving my truck and definitely not a guy you'd picture writing erotic romance. I work in the construction business where I run my own crew. I’m in my mid-forties but ...more
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