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Silver Edge

(Straight Edge #1)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  86 ratings  ·  36 reviews
All I’ve ever wanted is to fit in.

But no one can ever see past how weird I am. Bright lights? Can’t stand them. Loud noises? Definitely sends me over the edge. And touching? Forget about it.

At least, until I met Drake.

From the moment I walked into that nightclub, I finally felt like I belonged somewhere. And when Drake touched me, it didn’t send me into a tailspin of
ebook, 256 pages
Published February 20th 2017 by Entangled Publishing, Embrace
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Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite

All right! This will be a short and a maybe a little bit sweet rant? LOL.

Silver Edge's blurb was so enthralling. The touch thing got me all excited and shit so I requested it.

Even though, I do believe the storyline was unique and that the book had a lot of potential, the heroine or, rather, the way the author made her succumb to the hero's touch so easily, kinda ruined the book for me. That and the heroine's "I can take care of myself" bullshit got on my nerves. The hero was this incredible man
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
I am officially in a reading slump. Although the blurb sounded perfect, the execution was just ‘meh’ for me. I wanted something angsty and maybe a little bit dark. All the elements were here but I just wasn’t feeling any of it. Scarlet was a hard character to decipher and the 1st POV made it hard to get a good read on Drake.

I wasn’t going to finish this one but I was at 83% and figured I made it this far, might as well see it through.

Long story short: Scarlet is a troubled teen who lost her
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have loved everything that I have read by Ciara Knight but this has to be hands down my favorite book by her. It's a change from what she usually writes with her sweet romance. There's so much drama and Drake is so hot! Once I started reading Silver Edge, there was no putting this book down. I am so excited for other readers to be able to experience this book. I hope Ciara Knight plans to write more of these characters I really enjoyed them. The main female lead has so much to over come, Im ...more
Ammie *Ammie's Book Obsession*

So this was my first Ciara Knight read and woo hoo!!! I really liked it. It's so different and fresh full of sweet romance and hot talks. The plot had a different vibe and I adored it. Once I started reading this book, I was unable to keep it down and guys I lost my beauty sleep because of this book but I don't regret reading this.



Silver Edge introduces us to Scarlet who has a condition because of which she can't bear loud noises and bright lights and touch definitely sends her
Feb 05, 2017 rated it liked it
"Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review"
I enjoyed this book from the wounded heroine perspective. I think it was a very realistic and vivid approach to a specific condition and the suffering it causes, involving serious issues such as mental illness, addiction, homelessness or child abuse, amongst others. The description of the heroine’s symptoms, problems and pain is so detailed and intense that, sometimes, we, readers, get also uncomfortable with the sensorial overload.
♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ the Romance Bibiliophile ♡

Silver Edge by Ciara Knight left me feeling kind of divided. It started as such a great read, introducing us to such an intriguing female character and a guy that really understood her.

I loved the deep feelings the author managed to evoke with me for “Einstein”. I really felt like I could understand her struggles. Then there was Drake a kind of unusual guy with what seemed like several faces – or at least a Now & Then face.

This book was honestly heading for a straight 5 star review … and
Bookgasms Book Blog
Feb 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: ratula
I loved the unique storyline in Silver Edge. Readers get the hot romance, great storyline, hot alpha lead and amazing heroine with a strong emotional connection and hot chemistry.

The best part of this book was Drake. Hands down he was an incredible hero who not only was sexy but he understood and respected the needs of the heroine. He never made her feel like she was less of a person or someone who was a burden with a disability. It was heartwarming and sexy. I also loved Scarlett's strength.
Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ciara Knight's latest novel is amazing. You get your romance, your tortured souls, and you'll get something extra with Scarlet that I haven't seen in a character before. It made me fall in love with her more, though. It was awesome to see it depicted and how it is handled. I hated knowing that she didn't get to say goodbye. I know I surely hated saying goodbye to this book.
January Apted
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really got wrapped up in this story, I love how Scarlet slowly found herself with the help from Drake who had his own set of problem to over come and together they help each other find what they were missing. I hope to see more of these characters in the future.
Kristina Snyder
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Silver Edge is a book so unlike others. And that is what I loved about this one. It's uniqueness. I was so surprised by this book. It hooked me from the very beginning and didn't let me go until the end. I could not put this one down, because I had to know what happened next. And plus, I was very, very intrigued. I have read a few books by Ciara, but this one is very different from what she usually writes. This is my favorite book from her!! She did a fantastic job with character development. ...more
Jan 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was kindly given to me by Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

Overall, I loved the characters and was able to connect with them on an emotional level. I wanted to watch them grow and succeed together. I loved the relationships (romance and other) I hope to see more of them in the future books. I just wish I could have gotten more out of the ending. The ending is what brought it down for me. While it was good, it was just too rushed.

Net Galley Review: All opinions are my own
Kim Mote
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was the first book I've read by Ms. Knight and I loved it! Total different story than I am used to and it totally keep me interested. Once I started the book I was unable to put it down. Drake a guy who has lost his family and wants to make them proud of his accomplishments vs just enjoying life for a change runs a club in Atlanta that was his brother's. But realizes he has not been putting his full effort into it and is now in trouble of losing it.
Scarlet a girl who has many issues in
Feb 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I can recall reading by this author. Young adult is not a genre I read frequently, but the cover for this one caught my attention. Once I started reading, Scarlet's snarky standoffish attitude made me curious. I had to know why she was that way and what was going to happen to her. Drake also caught my attention and held my interest. He seemed to understand Scarlet and have the patience to take things slowly and earn her trust. The story also had a fair amount of suspense ...more
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
Silver Edge gives a unique perspective, and I really appreciate that. Scarlet is a young woman with issues and a particular condition that made her take drugs and engage in risky, promiscuous sex. But, now she's sober and determined to make it in society on her own. So she runs from Ton, her rescuer and savior, and goes to the job he had helped her get. It's there that she meets Drake, a sexy guy with a good heart. It's Drake with whom she will eventually fall in love, the man who helps calm the ...more
Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

Guys...this was an amazing book!

Scarlet has led a difficult life. No family, no one who cares about her except one Straight Edge leader named Ton. She is truly on her own in a world that doesn't understand her and a world she doesn't understand. She takes off on her own and meets a man who changes everything.

This was really emotional and at times difficult to read. Scarlet has some real issues and Ciara Knight has done a wonderful job at paying careful attention to details and writing
Denise Van plew
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This one is a fantastic beginning if it is for this series with the meaning explained perfectly in book. Plenty of characters to surround you with a story that is refreshing because it is different. Ton lets Scarlet get out on her own but reasons will be revealed down the road. You will find she is the most intriguing female in ages that will capture you immediately. She is more than a survivor also with putting a Cheshire grin on a face when she gets into the club called Bands. As you see her ...more
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ciara Knight is an author’s name I had seen but had never had the pleasure of reading one of her books. I also had associated her with small town romance. Boy was I misguided, she can sure write romance with anyone who are anywhere. It is listed as a Straight Edge Novel but read fine on its own. I would read more by this author who gives the reader such realistic unique characters. It is not your usual romance, definitely original.

Silver Edge has characters who don’t give up on life or each
S.F. Benson
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just completed an amazing ARC by Ciara Knight! If you’re looking for a book full of heart with two strong-willed people, pick up a copy of “Silver Edge”.

I absolutely loved the characters of Scarlet and Drake. These two individuals had been broken by life and somehow managed to pick themselves up off the ground. Knight did a wonderful job depicting someone with sensory perception issues. I didn’t need a title on the disorder to realize Scarlet had a serious problem. It was handled in such a
Katrina Berry
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Silver Edge by Ciara Knight is Book 1 of the Straight Edge Series.

This is a wonderful start for a new series. It is an amazing and gripping read. Absolutely loved this realistic, and the the feels. Ms. Knight has done it again with this story...highly recommended.

Please note that an ARC was generously provided in exchange for an honest review of which this is both honest and completely voluntary.
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

This is the first book I have read by Ciara Knight and Oooooo! I liked it! It had a different vibe than most books I've read that have this kind of story line. I think because Drake never tried to take advantage of Scarlet's situation, but instead tried to help her. He was patient and understanding with her. He wanted her badly but held off until he felt she was really ready. Scarlet was a different type of character as well. Instead of your typically "damaged" heroine, she obviously
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've professed my love for differently-abled MCs before, and Scarlet, who suffers from Aspergers, was a wonderful addition to the 'more than normal' character-set I've been collecting. The way Knight portrays her issues and differences was very sympathetic and realistic, and giving her the gift of Drake was a wonderful thing to do. I don't think I've read any of Knight's work before, but I'll definitely be looking out for it if the rest is anything like this. A real love story, and a tale of ...more
Bette Hansen
Feb 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I didn't know much about this book before I started reading it but what I got was a fantastic, unique story with some incredible characters. I truly loved just about everything this story gave me. My only complaint is that the ending seemed rushed. Not bad enough to take away from the entire story but I think it could have been a bit more emotional. With that said, you don't want to miss this emotional roller coaster of a story. Scarlet definitely had her set of issues to deal with but her ...more
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
Don't judge a book by its cover... that applies to this book. I was really surprised by this one. Young Scarlet is 19 years old and has had a very rough past. Rescued by Ton and his organization Straight Edge she is trying to keep her life in line while battling with serious issues. At first I thought I was not going to like this book as I dislike books about drugs, alcohol and such but soon I could not put this book down. And NO, it is not about addiction and sex at all.

I will reveal Scarlet
DianaC-Bookaholic And
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Silver Edge is one of the most intense story I have read so far. Not only because is not your typical love story by this extraordinary author but the journey of Scarlet and Drake will have you permanently in awe of this characters.

You have two broken souls that will try and help each other but their demons are too strong to be able to defeat them so easy. In one hand you have Scarlet a young lady with a horrific past and huge ugly demon to be conquer. On the other you have Drake a man with
Barrie Mac
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
On average, I read 200 books a year. Silver Edge is by far one of my favorite books. Such a unique heroine and awesomely written! Scarlet has issues with touch, light and sound. After drugs and sex, she is sober and trying to make it in the world on her own. When she finds the club, Bands, she realizes she has found her sanctuary. Music calms her. Drake is the owner and is drawn to Scarlet. I LOVE how caring and patient he is with Scarlet. I can't gush enough about how much I loved this book. ...more
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
2.5 Stars

I was trying to push myself to finish this, but I just couldn't. I think the description of the book was interesting and that's what made me want to read it, but it didn't follow through. Maybe I'm not in the majority here, but I couldn't bring myself to care about Scarlet, or anyone else for that matter. I can say that she's definitely independent and has only ever had herself. Her interactions with the other characters were nice although a bit off. She's portrayed as a former drug
Jan 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Scarlet is not like other girls, she has some problems that she has to work through. Scarlet does not like loud noises, bright lights or anyone touching her. Scarlet is running from her past as well. She is trying so hard to escape her past demons and make something of her like now. When she wanders into a new nightclub, there is just something different about this place. Scarlet actually feels like she can handle being in this club without needing to run away. Not to mention there is a hot ...more
Jan Niblock
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: c-knight
Wow, all I can really say is “wow”! This book was so good that I could hardly put it down. When I first started it, I wondered if I would like it. But once I got a couple of chapters in, I was hooked.

You learn so much about what it is like to have a problem that no one can see and one that you cannot explain because there are no words for it. Scarlett is one very strong woman who has dealt with more than anyone should ever have to from a very early age. She was saved by Ton from the Straight
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: alpha-male, angels
This was a first read for me by this author and man did I like it! This is the story of Scarlet and Drake. Drake is a nightclub owner that is slowly losing money but he loves that place and wont give it up without a fight. Scarlet our hero in this story, is going through a lot. In and out of foster homes and unable to withstand touch, she is dealing with a wealth of emotions that are hard to control but she is determined, really determined to make it this time. I found her strength to be ...more
Elizabeth Neal
Mar 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Nineteen-year-old Scarlet has struggled with sensory issues her whole life. A few years prior, she discovered with the assistance of drugs she could cope, even accept human touch. Unfortunately, that coping mechanism quickly turned into self-destructive behavior. She knows if it wasn't for Ton, her surrogate older brother, and the Straight Edge Community he provides, she'd have become a statistic.

Scarlet yearns to feel normal, and strives to make that happen with having a job. Though that job
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Ciara Knight is a USA Today and Maggie award winning author who 'Fights for Love. One Book at a Time'.

Her popular sweet romance series, Sweetwater County (rated for all audiences), is a small town romance full of family trials, friendly competition, and community love. Also, there is a sister series,

A brand new sweet, small town romance is coming in 2019! This one will be set in Sugar