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Pleasure's Edge

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

The Romance Reviews Top Picks

Amazing. Eve Berlin is now officially on my must read list.

If you read BDSM, pick this one up. If you are curious about the genre, this is a great place to start. If you take your contemporary romance with a lot of steam, you are going to love me for pointing you in...
Amazing. Eve Berlin is now officially on my must read list.

If you read BDSM, pick this one up. If you are curious about the genre, this is a great place to start. If you take your contemporary romance with a lot of steam, you are going to love me for pointing you in the right direction. Pleasure's Edge is a fast-paced, sensual spicy ride with complex characters that are a joy to get to know.

It's tough to squeeze five stars out of me. To me, a five star book is one you will think about long after it is over, and you will want to re-read again and again. Pleasure's Edge was that kind of pleasure.

Erotic romance author Dylan Ivory is a woman in control. After growing up in a dysfunctional household, raising her younger brother and subsequently losing him, control is how she stays sane. While researching her new BDSM book, she is encouraged to interview experienced Dominant, Alec Walker. Alec, a writer of dark physiological thrillers, lives on the edge and he is more than willing to give Dylan a real life glimpse of the lifestyle. But when the two meet, control begins to crumble.

To be honest, Dylan's research with Alec into BDSM really just sits as a backdrop to their developing relationship. Yes, they visit a BDSM club and yes, spankings are pretty standard when the two get together, but the BDSM stays on the light side, making it very palatable for those who only dip a toe into the genre. The heat comes from the carefully woven scenes between the two. The tension and lust were melting my Kindle. These two are hot for each other like they've never been before, and it is amazing the sheets don't catch on fire.

Pleasure's Edge was a masterpiece of character development. Both Dylan and Alec keep lovers at a distance. They don't do relationships. Hot sex, yes. Frequently and without guilt. But there has never been any compulsion to attempt a relationship, until now. I loved how Ms Berlin used the character's self reflection throughout the story to help me climb into the skin of each of them. They are both genuinely confused as they experience new emotions in these uncharted waters. The way they hold part of themselves back, hold their secrets tight, is so realistic and left me wondering at the mystery of what shaped them to be as closed off emotionally as they were. It was a thrill discovering who these two were and what they would become together.

I give Pleasure's Edge two big thumbs up for anyone who enjoys character driven romances with scalding hot sex scenes and enough tension to drive nails into wood. It is an absolutely satisfying ride. Enjoy!

posted by _Michelle_ on February 11, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

Not worth the price.

This book is only 182 pages and I think very overpriced for the content. The story is good, but I would not have bought if I knew just how short the book was.

posted by bookjunkieDH on April 26, 2011

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  • Posted April 26, 2011

    Not worth the price.

    This book is only 182 pages and I think very overpriced for the content. The story is good, but I would not have bought if I knew just how short the book was.

    9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 2, 2011

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    Enjoyable read

    Read with the air conditioning on! I will be reading the 2nd in this series

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 11, 2011

    The Romance Reviews Top Picks

    Amazing. Eve Berlin is now officially on my must read list.

    If you read BDSM, pick this one up. If you are curious about the genre, this is a great place to start. If you take your contemporary romance with a lot of steam, you are going to love me for pointing you in the right direction. Pleasure's Edge is a fast-paced, sensual spicy ride with complex characters that are a joy to get to know.

    It's tough to squeeze five stars out of me. To me, a five star book is one you will think about long after it is over, and you will want to re-read again and again. Pleasure's Edge was that kind of pleasure.

    Erotic romance author Dylan Ivory is a woman in control. After growing up in a dysfunctional household, raising her younger brother and subsequently losing him, control is how she stays sane. While researching her new BDSM book, she is encouraged to interview experienced Dominant, Alec Walker. Alec, a writer of dark physiological thrillers, lives on the edge and he is more than willing to give Dylan a real life glimpse of the lifestyle. But when the two meet, control begins to crumble.

    To be honest, Dylan's research with Alec into BDSM really just sits as a backdrop to their developing relationship. Yes, they visit a BDSM club and yes, spankings are pretty standard when the two get together, but the BDSM stays on the light side, making it very palatable for those who only dip a toe into the genre. The heat comes from the carefully woven scenes between the two. The tension and lust were melting my Kindle. These two are hot for each other like they've never been before, and it is amazing the sheets don't catch on fire.

    Pleasure's Edge was a masterpiece of character development. Both Dylan and Alec keep lovers at a distance. They don't do relationships. Hot sex, yes. Frequently and without guilt. But there has never been any compulsion to attempt a relationship, until now. I loved how Ms Berlin used the character's self reflection throughout the story to help me climb into the skin of each of them. They are both genuinely confused as they experience new emotions in these uncharted waters. The way they hold part of themselves back, hold their secrets tight, is so realistic and left me wondering at the mystery of what shaped them to be as closed off emotionally as they were. It was a thrill discovering who these two were and what they would become together.

    I give Pleasure's Edge two big thumbs up for anyone who enjoys character driven romances with scalding hot sex scenes and enough tension to drive nails into wood. It is an absolutely satisfying ride. Enjoy!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Good read

    Worth the read. Liked it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    I have never written a review before, but knew I had to when I f

    I have never written a review before, but knew I had to when I finished this book. This is one of the best books I have ever read. I was introduced to this genre
    after having read The 50 Shades Trilogy. This book was written with such style and emotion, the character development
    was perfect and the story moved along, never being boring or rediculous.  Alec and Dylan move through their relationship
    each learning a lot along the way. 
    This is a great read! Don't pass it up. Enjoy. 

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  • Posted January 11, 2013

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    Don't Know

    I have sent 4 e:mails to BN, The book was accidentally erased from my library while cleaning the "Samples" from my list. They have yet to respond. I will be contacting BBB this week.

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  • Posted December 30, 2012

    Sexy!!!

    First time reading this author and I'm so glad i did!! Great read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    Recommend

    Great series, just couldn't stop reading!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    More.

    I loved the book but i thought it ended to soon. I wanted to read more about Alec's past and how they developed a deeper relationship. Wished there was a part two.

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  • Posted January 20, 2011

    Loved It!!!

    Not bad for a first write!! Could not put this book down.. Waiting for a second??

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