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(Jagged Edge #8)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  41 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Following the same routine, day in and day out, Charlie Winters was about to give up on getting the break she deserved. Things begin to look up when her brother Nick suggested she to come to New York to work at his landscaping company. Moving from the small town of Cedar Grove to the big Apple was everything Charlie dreamed of, until her brother witnessed a brutal murder, ...more
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Published November 14th 2017
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Sofia Lazaridou
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
I know I want to read the next book in the series because the hero is very intriguing, but I am afraid I am not going to like the book. Ryan could have been a good book if I believed that Ryan was working for a security company. In a couple of situations the clues were painfully obvious and yet Ryan couldn't see them. If Ryan was ordered to protect me I would have been afraid. I could have liked the book, but it didn't work for me in the end and I just stopped trying to like it. The heroine was ...more
Nov 29, 2017 rated it liked it
This story had a good premise and the characters fit with the storyline. I enjoyed the small town girl, city boy connection with the H/h and there definitely was a chemistry and believable attraction between the two of them.
I would have really liked the suspense part of the story to have had a bit more depth as there were times, it seemed a little over the top (maybe, the author intended it to be this way). It was akin to a B rated action movie.. you don't watch for an Oscar winning
Melinda Blache
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a great read!! This book was filled with non- stop action and is steamy hot. The story of Charlie and Ryan was well written and flowed nicely. This book is part of a series but can be read as a standalone. Ryan is the first book I read in the series however I am going to go back and read them all. I would recommend this book.
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
Ryan is apparently one of a long series, but it's the first one I've read and had no problems understanding what was going on, so it's a standalone.

Charlie was dumped by the love of her life years ago so he could enlist. She's been just drifting along since, having had to drop out of school to take care of her parents. Now the time has come for her to finally get out of her small town and go to New York to live with her beloved older brother, Nick. It's Nick that will crazily lead her back to
Charity Foster
Nov 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the first book in this series that I have read and I can honestly say that I didn't feel like I was missing out on anything. The story did a pretty good job of helping to fill in any blanks and didn't leave you wondering what you were missing. With that being said, I think I am going to have to start at the beginning of this series because I want to know more about each of these delectable men.

Charlie's life was lacking in more ways then one, so when her brother offered to move her to
Sue's Romance Reviews
Nov 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: next-read
Ryan Hyatt and Charlie Winters are separated as teenage lovers when he joined the military and decided to push her away. Several years later, Charlie gets the opportunity to move on from her dead-end job, in Cedar grove to work as a bookkeeper for her brother in New York. Things are looking up until her brother runs afoul of criminals when he witnesses a murder. Now she must trust the man who broke her heart with her brother's life.

This is a new to me author and enjoyed reading this book but in
This is the first book that I have read by A.L. Long (so, of course, it is also the first that I have read in the Jagged Edge series). First word that comes to mind....PHENOMENAL!!
Charlie leaves her small town in West Virginia to move to New York with her brother Nick. Not only will she be living with him, but he's given her the opportunity to work a desk job at his landscaping company as well.
When Nick is attacked after witnessing a murder, Charlie turns to the the one person she knows can
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
I loved the idea of past loves unexpectedly finding each other years later and getting a second chance. The fact that they didn't really discuss what had happened back then and since then and just feel into each others arms as if years hadn't passed and they didn't have any questions was just odd. The sleuthing and suspense were okay but I had a number of unanswered questions at the end. The sexy scenes were fairly boring and pretty repetitive and the comment about her own brothers butt was not ...more
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ryan is book 8 in the Jagged Edge series. I had only read Cop until now but Ryan has cemented the fact that I absolutely have to go back and read each book I've missed!
Ryan and Charlie were high school sweethearts until he left for the military without a word.
Years later she lives in small town USA working a dead end job with no prospects for anything better until her brother offers to move her to NY to work for his landscaping business.
Thrilled at the possibility of both being with her brother
Jamie Peterson
Feb 27, 2018 rated it did not like it
This is the first book for me to read in this series, or by this author. It was recommended to me, based on previous books purchased.

I was hoping to like it, then read the entire series, but by 2/3 way through the book, the typos were too much for me to take and I stopped reading. In this age of e-books, it is rare to read a book without a typo of some sort, no big deal, but when the errors are repetitive, then in the middle of what should be a "hot" scene, breaking the mood as it's being read,
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
Ryan and Charlies were teenagers in love when Ryan enlisted. He didn't want her to wait for him so he broke it off. Years later they meet when Charlie fears for her brother's life and asks Ryan to help her.

Even though the premise of this book was really promising, honestly I had a really hard time with it. I just found it really cheesy. After seeing her for about 2 minutes, Ryan was already calling her "baby" ... really! I also found it hard to believe that she was living in poverty for 5 years
Jennifer Grimm
Nov 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I voluntarily agreed to write an honest review in exchange for an ARC. I really enjoyed reading about the second chance between Ryan and Charlie. While the story did revolve basically around their romance, it was connected to the Jagged Edge series. I gave it 4 stars since it seemed more of a second chance romance than part of a series. I liked the way the characters were written and the no nonsense way that both characters took the approach to their second chance, but it seemed that every scene ...more
Apr 08, 2018 rated it liked it
As romantic suspense is my favorite genre, for me I just didn't feel much in the way of a romantic connection between Ryan and Charlie. The story lacked depth and missed the mark in being a page turner with too many parts that were slow and just not enough cohesiveness for me. Overall, it was a fairly decent read for a crime thriller, but with a bit of work on the missing connections, it could be really good read as a romantic suspense. I would like to thank Reading Deals for gifting me "Ryan". ...more
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Charlie's life changes when she moves from her small town to New York to work for her brother. And his life changes when he witnesses a murder. Charlie knew she had to protect her brother so she called on her first love to protect her brother. It was a good second chance romance but I felt like the characters needed more development. Also their chemistry was off the charts but it seemed that she warmed up to him awfully quick after her broken heart. I read a reader copy and voluntarily chose to ...more
This was just ok for me. It took me longer to read than I expected. I read one of the prior books in the series, but this story stood on its own. It just seemed a bit lacking in angst, IMHO. Ryan and Charlie getting together was almost too easy. There was no deep diving into the past and the hurt that they experienced at the hands of each other.

ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the eighth book in the "Jagged Edge" series and A.L. Long continues with great plot and character development! As I turned each page I felt like I was being pulled in deeper and deeper into Ryan and Charlie's story as it effortlessly unfolded!

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story of second chances. Charlie never thought she'd see Ryan again after they lost touch, but fate has a strange way of intervening. I felt Nick's pain, as well as Josh's, throughout the story. There were some great twists in this romantic suspense, and I loved how Ryan and Charlie reunited. Another great read in the Jagged Edge series!
Amy  Crull
Nov 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was such a good book! So action packed that it continued up to the very end. Ryan and Charlie are seriously so cute together. The guys do what they do best and protect their own.
I enjoyed both characters and the rest of them as well. I seriously need to go back and read all the others I haven't yet, just to know their stories.
Dec 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was the first book that I have read in the Jagged Edge series. While connected, I was able to easily keep up. This was an enjoyable second chance romance story and I will most likely go back and read the others.

Nov 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
The guys in this series just keep getting hotter and hotter!!
This is book 8, but can easily be read as a standalone, but why would you want to miss out on 7 hot alpha men?!!
With danger, drama and plot twists aplenty, not to mention a hot alpha, what more could you want?
Savannagh Harford
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow a.l long done it again! I absolutely fell In Love with both Ryan and Charlie story as they are both so well written and strong characters l! The way the story flows just pulls you in I could not put this book down and would highly recommend it to all my friends!
Jojo Reeves
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoy this series of the boys from
Jagged edge . Ryan meets his first love again but they both have problems with their brothers and the trouble they have got in to. I love all the twists in these books and the epilogue is brilliant
Nov 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A.L.Long gives us Ryan book 8 in the Jagged Edge Series and does not disappoint! You'll love Ryan and Charlie's
second chance in this fantastic story filled with angst,sorrow, heat and a twist at the end that'll drop your jaw!
Feb 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story with Ryan and Charlie. Some parts were a bit confusing (or maybe that was me) but all in all a good read.
Stacey Olson dobsch
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely amazing

I read all eight books in the series, could not stop reading once I started. I would recommend that you read them all
Lisa B. Lovely
Nov 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book. Ryan and Charlie are an adorable couple. The mystery of who the bad guy is and how to take him out are handled well. I'm definitely looking forward to more from A.L. Long.
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