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Edge of Danger

(Primal Instinct #2)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  1,344 ratings  ·  68 reviews
Embrace the danger…

Betrayed by the woman he once loved, shapeshifter Michael Quinn knows it would be madness to let another get close—especially Saige Buchanan, the fiery, tempestuous Merrick he’s been sent to South America to protect. Yet his need for her is unlike anything he’s ever experienced, awakening a primal hunger that’s about to change Quinn’s life forever.

Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Published March 10th 2020 (first published April 28th 2009)
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Yvonne Boag
Jul 25, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: supernatural
Ok this was very, very lame. The storyline was identical to book 1. The lead female who is supposed to turn into this mighty creature called a Merrick still needs a big strong man to rescue her time after time again. She makes dumb decisions all the time. Most of the book she's begging to have sex which the male denies her (like that happens) because he has a past that has scarred him for life. Aren't we all over those men? Aren't we sick of them yet? And to top it all off the sex scene wasn't e ...more
Rhyannon Byrd is fast becoming very accomplished at writing the stubborn alpha hero and her efforts shine admirably in 'Edge of Danger'. Michael Quinn is a raptor shapeshifter and Watchman for the Consortium - a organization charged with the task of monitoring supernatural activity. But with the reemergence of a being so fierce and destructive, Quinn and his fellow Watchmen have decided to take action. Quinn's task: Go to Brazil, find Saige Buchanan and bring her back to the base in Colorado. So ...more
Jun 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
its sensual smooth, but cliched and bland. hmm its really polished its not exciting and it wont leave you hating or loving its five stars for those who want a safe good read with no power to dwar you in, but its excellent if you like soft romance thats, heres the word i wanted very SAPPY.SAPPY.SAPPY.SAPPY.SAPPY.SAPPY.SAPPY.SAPPY.SAPPY.SAPSAPPY.SAPPY.SAPPY.SAPPY.SAPPY.SAPPY.SAPPY.SAPPY.SAPPY.SAPPY.PY.SAPPY.SAPPY.SAPPY.SAPPY.SAPPY.SAPPY.SAPPY.SAPPY.SAPPY.SAPPY.SAPPY.SAPPY.SAPPY.SAPPY.SAPPY.SAPPY.S ...more
Michael Quinn is a rapter shifter and he's sent to recover Saige Buchannon from The Amazon, whom is out searching for an ancient artifact said to annihilate malevolent creatures out to destroy her family. She is part of an old magical bloodline, imbued with powers to destroy evil and her inner power- called The Merrick- is awakening.

Find her he does, and just in time too, for the ancient evil is all but on her. But the enemy has captured a good friend of hers she trusted with the artifact and no
May 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: keepers
Another excellent read. Book 2 of the author's Primal Instincts stars Saige, the Buchanan sister who, unlike her brothers, has always been a believer in the legends of the Merrick and the Casus. She is also the one who found the first of the Dark Markers used in book 1. Now she has found the second, and the Casus [two of them this time, and one is the brother of the Casus killed by Ian and is out for revenge:] have found her.

The hero is Quinn, a Watchman shifter introduced in the first book. Lik
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This series has potential, I like the storyline, I just cannot seem to connect with the characters!

I was very frustrated in this book because the main characters seemed to be fighting their attraction and kept going around in circles about why they couldn't be together for about 80% of the book!

I actually enjoyed the book more once we were able to read about something else other than them. The other characters seem to be building up to books I might actually enjoy since I do like them better.

Mar 02, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr, shifters, vampires, 2010
I really liked Saige and her tough trying to protect everyone around her ways. She manged to pull that off while still being lovable. While Quinn on the other hand was too much the stereo typical male, fight my feelings, alpha male, jealous of everyone, and came off as an ass much of the time.

I did like learning a little more about the Casus and then also the Collective and what they are about. I was hoping for more info on the Watchmen, but there wasn't much of anything new with them.
Update 2020 Rating 3ish stars
I was just searching the romance KU catalogue and came across this, been years since I read this series and I was craving some pnr so thought why not reread...its definitely not as great as I remember. The concept of it is definitely very interesting though, pretty unique but I guess over the years my expectations of the pnr world has grown exponentially and the romance in it.

2013 rating ~ 5 stars
Aug 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an exciting book from start to finish. Although, I really liked the first book in this series I think this one kicked it up a notch. The main characters where both tough and vulnerable at the same time. I love it how the interacted throughout the story and I found I couldn't put it down. This is definately worth reading! ...more
Abby Fick
Not worth continuing the series -
Apr 19, 2021 rated it it was ok
This was a paranormal novel that has some cool factions and an interesting backstory. The two main characters have some good chemistry.

Everyone has different tastes, and this one was not to mine. Saige made really stupid decisions, even at the very end, which is annoying. It's like she learned nothing. And there were too many overused words. Quinn was very male and masculine and hard (everywhere: face, voice, body, good bits) and Saige was feminine (hand, body, the length of her). In fact "woma
Christine Kirchoff
Another book found while organizing my book shelf. Loved it!
Oct 11, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read

Second book in the series and it’s saiges turn to become merrick. Do like a strong female lead but don’t like when authors make them do stupid things. Overall good read.
The following link is to my booktube review video for this book. I hope you enjoy!
So 3.5 stars. I loved Michael Quinn. He is strong, stubborn, beautiful, and is a tortured soul. I mean seriously the stuff he went through in the past is awful, for me that was emotional to read. He alone is what makes this book worth the read and is why I give it 3.5 stars rather than a lessor rating. I definitely enjoyed him over Ian from the first book.

The problem....I didn't like the heroine, Saige. Yes she is strong and stubborn in the sense that she will risk her lives to save those that s
Edge of Hunger
2 Stars

Saige Buchanan has always accepted that she is different and that once awakened her family bloodline will endow her with the ability to shift into a mythological creature. Now that the time is upon her, Saige will have to place her trust in an enigmatic stranger if she is to survive the evil forces who seek her destruction.


A pale imitation of the first book.

There is very little character development and it is difficult to care about the main couple. Saige is a
Mar 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book so much ,Quinn is totally awesome and dreamy , he does have trust issues but in the end Saige is able to break down his walls & its totally awesome when she does.

Saige was cool , I liked her but then there were times where I was questioning some of the things she did but after a while she finally started to let Quinn in and it was so
great to she her and Quinn finally get together, there was so much sexual tension between her and Quinn from the moment they saw each other that I
Barbara ★
Feb 27, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Spectacular! Michael Quinn is something else. He's a shifter who becomes a raptor - a very dangerous and vicious killer. He is tasked with protecting Saige Buchanan who is on an archeological dig in Brazil searching for one of the dark markers. Like her brothers, Saige is also a Merrick and her beast is finally awakening. Of course, the Casus is after her and Quinn must protect her and transport her back to Colorado and safety. Now you know love is gonna happen and Quinn fights it mightily due t ...more
Apr 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: home-library
I enjoyed the second book in this series. Saige is the little sister to Ian Buchanan from the first book. Saige unlike Ian has a great need to find out as much about her Merrick creature that lives within her. She knows that her awakening is coming and there will be nothing she can do to stop it. She is doing her best to protect her family by finding the markers that are meant to protect the Merricks. As an anthropologist she has access to finding things in the earth. And she has been given a po ...more
Lisa M
At times the heroine, by her own admission, was TSTL, and at other times the hero was acting almost unforgivably. Hmm...still gave it 4 stars though, because it evoked enough emotion to make me cry. And I'm going to ignore all the GREAT books that just came out (Retribution, Storm's Heart, Blood Hunt, others) that just came out and continue with Primal Instinct. Now THAT'S saying something! ...more
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Like I said before...this story was just like Edge of Hunger. You know eventually Saige will have her Merrick awoken...but when. Michael is so stubborn in this book that I want to go through and slap the crap out of him for Saige. Wake up, damnit!!! Claim the woman who already has feelings for you. Get over your friggin' past already you JERK!!!
Can you tell I'm frustrated with this book? Haha.
I'm hoping the next book can get my attention more then this one
Oct 18, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Saige and Quin both with secrets and strength. She is a Merrick that has yet to awakened, he is a Raptor who is charged with her protection. But who is protecting who? This was an enthralling story that was emotional and thrilling. I loved the pace that the back story moves, you just have to keep reading to see the whole story. Saige is a determined woman who will have the man she craves, and he is a hard-headed ass who is afraid to take what he wants. Thank God for strong woman.

Byrd has a pench
I liked the idea of a shape shiftor raptor, and Quinn is super sexy, but I really disliked the heroine. She's just so annoyingly goody-two-shoes, trying so hard to save everyone when it is obvious she's just too stupid to live. She is the one who gets everyone killed, and the poor man Quinn just has to keep trying to make her feel good. I found the characters in that sense wooden although the passion was hot. A fairly mediocre read all round.
Add to that, it just seemed foolish that if the creatu
Juliana Chen
Nov 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think this book is better than the first one.
The story is more likeable and more intriguing..

The one female Merrick, Saige finnaly face her awakening to deal with her other half that she already knew well.
At the same time, she met with the hot Watchman that make her inner self so unsettling.

At the other side, Quinn met his new temptation in Saige form, when he think and feel about forever. But the past still give him nightmares everynight, while he crave her badly.

Fighting the Casus is fin
A.S. Johnson
The second book in the Primal Instinct Series; the sister has her turn at romance while trying to survive her awakening along with those set out to kill her. While the focus is on Quinn, a watchman shape sifter and his desire for Saige Buchanan, the author takes the reader deeper into the relm of the Merrick & Casus.
I found this novel more interesting than the first. The story line flows in a quick pace with enough action and romance to keep the reader wanting to coninue on until their done read
Feb 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this book. I liked the characters, the suspense, the creativity and imagination. I would read this book again. There were a few good steamy scenes too. This was the first book I've read of this trilogy and I definitely want to read the other two books now. I also hope there a series to read more on the other Watchman and the Collection McCallon. I'd also like to see what happens with Haley too. There are so many good characters and the suspense enough to show who they are. Took th ...more
Oct 05, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I read this one first and definitely feel like I missed a lot of stuff that I shoulve known. So I suggest reading them in order, duh. Im not sure how I felt about this one. Our leading man wasnt as likeable as I would like, or just too moody for me I guess. Quinn has a tortured past, but is part of a group that protects other supernaturals, so he goes to rescue Saige from the evil guys and from her own transition deal. I got to say that the bad guys were pretty damn scary to me. Not sure yet ...more
Shana (ReadingVixen)
Much better read than the first book in the series, "Edge of Hunger." At least the H/h had more chemistry and more camaraderie; plus, the heroine could actually speak above a whisper! :-)

And although Quinn (hero) tried to come off as a hard-ass, he was actually an ol' softie at heart, which I like. I do believe he was trying too hard to "do the right thing," as he often stated in the book, when it came to Saige (heroine), but eventually, she wore him down. All-in-all, a better book than the firs
Nov 27, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: primal-instinct, 2012
The writing and storytelling in this one was much improved. That said, I'll admit their big coming together was a little disappointing to me and some scenes would have been more effective if they'd been related through a different character. But oh well. Overall a good read :) Some parts of this series are really starting to remind me of the Demonica series though (which was fantastic and hardly compares), with the Collective Army and all.

I'll be reading the next one though!
Gypsy Howse
Jul 19, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have many books, many authors, and many series. Some books I haven't read some books I have, Rhyannon Byrd is one of my favorite authors. I enjoyed this whole series.
I so cant not wait for Ash's book to come out so I hope he is the first spin off she writes about the vampires. I know who i would like Ash to mate with and hopfully it will go in that direction.
I give Rhyannon Byrd Instinct Series two thumbs way up.
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Rhyannon Byrd is the national bestselling author of more than forty contemporary and paranormal romance titles, including the Bloodrunners series, and her books have been translated into ten languages. After years of enjoying the California sunshine, Rhyannon now lives in the beautiful (but often chilly) county of Warwickshire in England with her family and their ever-growing collection of concert ...more

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  • Edge of Desire (Primal Instinct, #3)
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