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Edge Of Reason

(Arrow's Edge MC #1)

4.65  ·  Rating details ·  275 ratings  ·  137 reviews
Brotherhood and beer meets single mom and apple pie.

I am a riding contradiction.
A scholar, a cynic, a brother, and a biker.

My name is Trunk.
I’m smart enough to recognize the chip on my shoulder, and cautious enough to keep it right where it is.

I am a misguided romantic.
A mom, a daughter, an agent, and a survivor

My name is Jaimie.
I’m strong enough to look after my family
Published December 9th 2019
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Mindy Lou's Book Review
One of the biggest reasons I love this author's work is how much heart she puts in her stories. She has no problem tackling heavy subjects and making these characters easy to relate to even if I've never experienced anything they have. I fall hard for them every time.

Trunk (Titus) is such a hardened hero. He's dealt with so much from the time he was a small child that by the time he's an adult, he's got a big old chip on his shoulder. You would think that would make him hard to like. Trunk is
Rachel K
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I heart this author big time! And I loved these characters!! It's refreshing to read about mature adults being in relationships and not being dickheads. There's none of that unnecessary drama-for-the-sake-of-drama bullshit, and I love that when this hero is all in, he's all in!

This was so well written, and I just loved Trunk and Jaimie. They were so good for each other, and the family they created made me smile huge

Can't wait to read the next one in this series...
Jan 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
I like this author but but her books are hit or miss for me. And this book is pretty middle of the road this time around.

What I liked:
*I love that this author features more mature characters in her books . These were H (45) and h (38). They both behaved like mature adults. I also really like that they are an interracial couple. H is black, h is white.

*I liked the secondary characters especially the h's mom and baby son. So much cute!

*The romance was nice once things got rolling. And it was very
Pavitra (For The Love of Fictional Worlds)

Also Posted on For The Love of Fictional Worlds

Disclaimer: An eARC was provided via Buoni Amici Press and the Author as part of the Blog Tour. The Thoughts, opinions & feelings expressed in the review are therefore, my own.

It is not a secret that I absolutely adore Freya Barker’s works – not only does she constructs plots that easily engage my attention; she also creates characters, whom you can’t help but adore, empathise and cheer for, from the start till the end.

For an already fan
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

When Jaimie and Trunk come together at first, they barely connect. They've both got baggage. She in the form of distrust of men and being a single mom, and he because of his past. He comes across as grumpy and monosyllabic, and she comes across as almost too tough, at first. But once they start letting each other in, it's as if the walls come tumbling down and their true natures shine through.

I loved Jaimie and Trunk together. Their story is a bit heart-tugging, it's fast-paced and full of
Erin Lewis
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 star Review Edge of Reason (Arrow’s Edge MC #1) by Freya Barker

Freya Barker is a relatively new author to me. As with the other books I have read, this one was well written, with strong characters that you cannot help but become invested in and are easy to relate too.

Trunk (Titus) Rae has had a hard life but there is so much more to him than what is on the outside. He appears as tough as nails hard, and at times almost rude and abrupt. But underneath it all is a man who has been hurt, a man
Freya Barker
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-book
It's LIVE!!!

Read Trunk and Jaimie's story now!!
Sandy Nikolas
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mc, 5-stars
Wow! I love her books, but this one is especially top notch. There’s a lot to deal with here. Trunk and Jamie face many hurdles. The road to their HEA is especially beautiful. There’s lots of heavy drama and suspense. So well written. I can’t wait for the next one.
Titus Maximus Rae aka “Trunk” met his match with Jaimie. Where Trunk is all hard edged, brooding and silent...Jaimie is sweet and soft with a core of steel.
I’ll be honest, I was worried I wouldn’t like Trunk. He was so surely. So broody. I never thought I’d fall for him. But I did. Hard. Every time he called Jaimie “little mama” I swooned. Every. Time.

Edge of Reason was well written. So believable. Trunk and Jaimie had all the hurtles you’d imagine they would go thru and the handled them
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LOVED this one! Just wish it had an epilogue! ...more
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Jamie and Trunk were first introduced in Tracking Tahlula (part of the On Call series) and I was immediately wondering when their story would be coming our way. Fortunately we didn't have long to wait! Do not feel that you need to read Tahlula's story first as Trunk and Jamie's backstories are explained in Edge of Reason- but I will certainly recommend it if you haven't already read it ;-)

Jamie was too trusting once and it brought her nothing but misery... well almost nothing. She has 1
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yay... The Arrow's Edge MC is getting a series..... I am so excited. For a seasoned Barker reader, we have had a few peeks at this great group of men, who have turned their club into a legal entity who thrived on the feeling of family and brotherhood that an MC provided to wandering souls. But they have added another depth by helping troubled boys find a respectable path. For a new Barker reader, you will be able to read along and understand the MC without feeling lost, but I bet you will be ...more
MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Review by: Jennifer
(5 stars)

Holy cow! This world that Freya Barker has created is amazing!! While this is the first of the Arrows Edge MC series, we have "met" the characters from the previous books that revolve around Durango, CO. TBH I would just read the previous books how they dropped, as, yes, they are different series, but they also sort of build on each other. We get to see so many key players from the previous stories, that it could be a bit confusing when just reading this before any
I was so excited to read Trunk’s story and Ms. Barker did not disappoint.


Trunk is broody and a bit standoffish, especially when it comes to Jaimie. But when he lets himself take a chance with her, he falls fast and hard. With a strong protective instinct, he often makes decisions before discussing them with her and they have a bit of a learning curve to figure out how to manage this issue.

Jaimie is a strong independent heroine but she’s also got scars from the way her ex treated her. She doesn’t
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Trunk and Jamie's story will touch your heart and have you cheering for them on their road to a happily ever after. They have a lot of hurdles to get through before they get there but the story and their journey is a refreshing one to read. Freya has a way of telling stories that have you feeling like you are right there with the characters. You can see and almost feel the everything that they are experiencing.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a
Jodi Bird (Ruby Red Romance Review)
Oh, mercy. I have never shied away from my love of Freya Barker and her amazing stories. This book was no exception to my love for her and her stories.

I've wanted Trunk's story since Tracking Tahlula. I knew there was something there. I never expected him to be such an amazing hero. He was tasked with protecting Tahlula in the past book, but now, we get his story. He's the protector of his MC as well. I loved watching him look over everyone. I loved the man and how fierce he fought for those he
Dec 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mc-books
3.75 stars
Liz Booker
Dec 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Well I couldn't put this book down. It was really good. 4 stars ...more
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Titus Maximus Rae aka “Trunk” met his match with Jaimie. Where Trunk is all hard edged, brooding and silent...Jaimie is sweet and soft with a core of steel.
I’ll be honest, I was worried I wouldn’t like Trunk. He was so surely. So broody. I never thought I’d fall for him. But I did. Hard. Every time he called Jaimie “little mama” I swooned. Every. Time.
Edge of Reason was well written. So believable. Trunk and Jaimie had all the hurtles you’d imagine they would go thru and they handled them
Liberty Ireland Historical Graffiti
Wow! What a fantabulous book! Two characters so full of powerful emotions living through some serious drama and a little heartache en route to their HEA/HFN. There were children involved in this story, making it ten-fold more heart-wrenching and beautiful. I was so glad to see these two get their own story after Tracking Tahlula and I cannot wait to see what is next from Ms. Barker. What a talented author!


I received this requested, wonderful book free of charge and am voluntarily leaving my
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
#thanks for the ARC #ilovedurango #arrowsedgemc

Oh yeah, this one is hard stuff. Nearly blasted my marriage :)
I wasn't able to put the book aside. Laundry ? What ? Not yet...just 150 Pages to go....
Dishes ? What? Never mind just 10 Pages to go...
Now I'm finished and Hubby is soothed, thank God.

Just searching for a word..... And I noticed that every word sucks. Yes, this book is a so - called interracial - romantic - suspense. Whoa, and that’s the problem in general (and the theme of this book.).
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely freaking loved this book! Not only was the story phenomenally written, but I really fell for Trunk and Jaimie!!! Such incredibly tough characters that had already endured so much, gah! I hated knowing there was still more trauma to come. This is an engaging drama filled with angst and mystery. I was so engaged and captivated I read the book straight through!

Trunk and Jaimie are two damaged souls trying to survive life. Each recovering from a damaged past. Little do they know that
Anne Donaldson
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I defy you to read this book without wondering about humanity because there are characters and groups portrayed that really destroy one’s belief in any goodness. But there’s also Trunk, Jaimie, Jaimie’s mom Sandra, and the Arrows Edge MC. Readers of Tracking Tahlula will remember both Trunk (Autumn’s brother) and Jaimie, but it’s not necessary to have read that book first. Freya Barker has the gift of making the reader feel part of the story and she does this here again. My heart was in my ...more
Nicole Studioso
There is so much to say about Freya Barker's latest book, the first installment of her new Arrow's Edge MC series. We've met a lot of the characters in her previous On-Call books, but here we get a meaty and jucy story filled with real characters and a storyline that ferls ripped from the headlines.
Titus "Trunk" Rae is an angry cynical bkack man with a chip the size of Texas on his shoulder. He's a loner, enjoys his solitude away from people. He's a chld psychologist who yearns for a connection
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Karin Dhar
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Edge of Reason is Freya Barker’s new book starting the Arrow’s Edge MC series. Trunk, a child psychologist working for the MC, is tempted by his sister’s assistant, Jaimie, who has a young son and a scary ex. But their mutual attraction is undeniable. Freya Barker, once again, gives her readers a realistic love story with imperfect main characters who we root for and can relate to. Trunk, I have to say, is one of the hottest characters I have read in quite some time and the twists in the ...more
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, wow, wow, wow wow, i wont say wow again, but heck, this book really is good, and i mean good!!!! If you have read of any other books by Freya Barker, you would of read a small bit about Trunk already. The cover goes to show a sexy man, people take a look at him and think hes rough tough, but hes really a strong man with a big heart like a teddy bear. He is part of a MC, a brotherhood who own a few business but help out young kids
Jamie, a mother of one who ran from her ex, no she is settled
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
We meet both Jaimie and Trunk in the ‘Tracking Tahlula’. You can read this one on its own BUT, Evan and Tahlula are amazing and you should really start with their story to get the full picture of this story.
Your choice though.
I won’t make fun you.
(Okay, I will!)

Anyways, this is a story about a white lady and a black male who begin as friends and then become much more. These two have a wonderful romance story that progressed naturally. Such a sweet couple! I love how Trunk is with River!
And all
Karen Hrdlicka
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just when I think I've read the best book Freya Barker comes out with a new one releases that proves me wrong. Edge of Reason is that book for me. I've loved everything I've read by Ms. Barker and I get super excited when she starts a new series. Edge of Reason is the first book in her new Arrow's Edge MC series. The reader has seen several of the members in some of her other books and I cannot wait to see who gets their stories. Trunk, the hero of this book, was introduced as Tahlulah's ...more
Maria Angie Mendoza
Dec 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Bittersweet, passionate and emotional story that affirms that opposites do attract!
This smart, well paced story embarked on some sensitive subjects with grace and integrity.
Trunk and Jaimie’s story was truly a treat for the senses. This author always masterfully creates extraordinary characters out of ordinary folks. Trunk was a broody grouchy and uniquely fascinating. Jaimie is a strong independent starting new. Both have tons of baggage and odds stalked against them. When they meet
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Freya Barker loves writing about ordinary people with extraordinary stories.
Driven to make her books about 'real' people; with characters who are perhaps less than perfect, but just as deserving of romance, thrills and chills, and some hot, sizzling sex in their lives.

Recipient of the 2019 Best Book We've Read All Year Award for "Covering Ollie", the 2015 RomCon Reader’s Choice Award