Edge of Disaster [NOOK Book]

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Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance (Not appropriate for younger readers)

Alexia Hammond, broken and destroyed by a tragedy she can’t seem to recover from, is on a downward spiral toward destruction. A life of partying, alcohol, drugs and men has brought her near the edge of disaster. That is until one night while at work as a waitress in an upscale restaurant, she falls under the spell of one of her customers, Pearce Middleton. Once she gazes ...
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Overview

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance (Not appropriate for younger readers)

Alexia Hammond, broken and destroyed by a tragedy she can’t seem to recover from, is on a downward spiral toward destruction. A life of partying, alcohol, drugs and men has brought her near the edge of disaster. That is until one night while at work as a waitress in an upscale restaurant, she falls under the spell of one of her customers, Pearce Middleton. Once she gazes into his smoky gray eyes, her life takes on new meaning. But can she put her past behind her and allow herself to fall for the exciting and gorgeous Pearce, or will her lewd behavior come back to haunt her and ruin her chances of happiness forever?

Please Note: A corrected version has been uploaded. The author would like to apologize for the typos that existed in the original. That version was uploaded by mistake.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016118253
  • Publisher: A.M. Hargrove
  • Publication date: 12/20/2012
  • Series: Edge Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 60,203
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would quickly be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So, she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase. Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodgeball pro and had über quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head. Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what lap top out the window. She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone and hit #4 on her speed dial.

Boss: Hello

A.M.: Boss, is that you?

Boss: Why yes, A. M., who else would be answering my phone?

A.M.: Er... right. Well, I'm calling to let you know you can pick up my luxury Ford Focus at Starbucks near the interstate.

Boss: Why ever would I want to do that?

A.M.: Because I quit!

A.M. hit the end button and speed dialed her husband.

A.M.: Hi hubs, can you pick me up at Starbucks?

Hubs: Sure... Having some car trouble?

A.M.: Not at all. I don't have a car to have trouble with because I just quit my job.

Hubs: WHAT?!

A.M.: It's time for a new career and I am going to be a very famous novelist.

So began A. M. Hargrove's career as an author of self-published ebooks. You can find her Young Adult/New Adult Series, The Guardians of Vesturon (Survival, Resurrection, Determinant and Beginnings) and her other adult book, Dark Waltz on Barnes and Noble.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

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    This book sounded like it could be good, but it really was not good. The writing was so bad, way too much unneccesary swear words, especially the female character. Very unrealistic and the realationship between the couple was very rushed and I found myself skimming over so much of this book because it was just bad!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2013

    What a story!

    This book had me all over the place. Lexi went through so many emotions, and I was right there with her. She made so many mistakes and felt like she didn't deserve to be forgiven. Thank goodness for a strong man like Pearce. It takes the love of a strong man for her to crawl out of her dark place. And it was dark! Great read with lots of personal struggle.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2013

    This is by far, the worst book I've ever read!

    This is by far, the worst book I've ever read!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Awesome!!!!

    Went to bed late and woke up early to finish it!!!! I think this one will be a reread one for me!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 2, 2013

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    Sexy, sweet story

    I have a new boyfriend. His name is Pearce. Don't tell my other boyfriends – they get jealous.

    So…what I love about this book (besides that cover!)-
    I love Alexia. Though a bit too immature for her age at times, she was a fun character. She's been through some tough times and let them get her down, but ultimately, with the help of a great friend and great guy (my boyfriend) is able to begin to pick herself back up and get her act together again.

    I love Pearce. Yummy, sexy, rich, sweet, romantic…oh my God, why even go on? He's perfect. He is able to see something good in Alexia and goes after it despite the fact that they come from completely different worlds. He holds onto her when she tries to let go. I love him.

    I love that although Alexia and Pearce are attracted to each other instantly, their relationship is slow going. Pearce is a little crazy for Alexia, but she needed some time to sort her life out before she can for forward with it, and he was willing to give that to her.

    I think what I love most about this book, though, is how it shows how diverse A.M. Hargrove is. She has a young adult series with a spinoff adult series. Both of these are in the fantasy/sci-fi genre, and now she throws this one out, which is contemporary adult, completely different, and is just as good as her previous books. I think sometimes it is hard for an author to break the genre barriers successfully, but she has done it.

    So...here's what I didn't like-
    Alexia and Pearce together…he is supposed to be mine!

    This story is sexy and sweet. I knew where it was heading long before the end, but knowing the outcome did not ruin the journey; instead, it made it more delightful to be reading on to see which path the author would take us on to get there. As they say, the journey is half the fun.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 12, 2013

    Not good. Skimmed the whole thing but I don't even know why I di

    Not good. Skimmed the whole thing but I don't even know why I didn't just stop. The relationships were shallow. The dialogue was wooden. Even the steamy scenes were boring.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2013

    Great story

    True life plots with great characters!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2013

    Don't Waste Your Time or $

    Very poorly written. Lacks strong storyline. I found myself rushing to finish just to see if the story ever improves and was sorely disappointed

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2013

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    sexy read...

    Alexia wakes up in the arms of different men and god only knows what kind of drugs she did the night before. So when her best friend gives her an ultimatum, she decides it’s time to quit the partying and the men and start the growing up. When she meets Pearce she is instantly attracted to him, but she has vowed to not date until she can get her messed up life back on track. Will she allow the Doctor with the smoky eyes to evade her heart? Or will her messed up past overcome her future?

    When I first started reading EDGE OF DISASTER I was a little freaked out. I mean the girl is waking up at some stranger’s house. And apparently she had a good time with not one but 2 guys. Am I that sheltered…that naive that I found these actions totally appalling? But gosh did it made for a great start to a book. Because once you get past the opening, we see that Alexia is really trying to turn things around. Unfortunately something horrible happens and forces her to start all over again. You get what I am saying? Alexia feels as if God is making her pay for her the sins of her past.

    Enter Pearce aka Dr. Smoky Eyes. He comes charging into her life and it will never be the same again. And who the flip would want it to? He is sexy, gorgeous, rich, caring, and did I mention sexy? Cause yeah, he totally is. Once Lexi tells him yes to going on a date…her life is swept up into a whirlwind full of romance and love….lots of love.

    This is where I sometimes contradict myself again in my reviews. Yes I do love stories where romances grow slowly. But I also think that some romances can begin with a spark; a bang. Exhibit A: Me and the hubs. After only dating for a couple weeks he proposed. A couple months later we were married. Now 13 years and 3 kids later….we are happily married still. So yeah, even those great relationships can happen instantly. So I think it was sweet seeing this two react to the fact that they are head over heels in love after such a short time.

    Now I know you are thinking…I just gave away the whole plot. Nope. I mean, just look at the cover. These 2 obviously get together. But there is an occurrence that happens near the beginning of the story that sets the stage for more to come. You just got to wait for it.

    Ok, just going to explain now why I gave it 4 out of 5 stars. Although I was crazy about Pearce and the romance…some of it came off a little corny or cheesy. Some of the dialogue to me wasn’t entirely believable, in my opinion at least. But that is about all I found fault with. I really liked it and thought that it told a good story. The book is also fairly quick to read…I would have been done sooner but things kept getting in the way of my reading time.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2013

    I am incredibly lucky to have been given this book by A.M Hargro

    I am incredibly lucky to have been given this book by A.M Hargrove herself. She is a wonderfully talented Author who is so generous as to share her work with me. As an avid reader, lover of books, and review blogger, nothing could make me happier. Especially when receiving the spectacular books that Hargrove continues to amaze me and have me falling in love with.




    Edge of Disaster was a step in a new direction for her. She has mainly stayed with the fantastical and paranormal, but she bravely jumped into the Contemporary with this new book of hers. Anne has always been incredible at the romance aspect of stories. She's an expert at creating these partnerships, situations, and characters that just come together so perfectly and have you falling in love with them as much as they are falling in love with each other. She hooks me with her loves stories every single time without fail. Not to mention, she persistently creates these men that have us ladies groveling, drooling, and fantasizing about even when the pages are closed. Yes, Hargrove has the yummy factor perfected. She knows just how to make us weak in the knees.




    All of this absolutely came through in her new book with her new genre. I would almost say that Pearce is my new favorite male character of hers. With his amazing heart, his manly gentleness, his charisma, generosity, intelligence, and drop dead stunning good looks. I think Rayn from the Guardians of Vesturon series is still my favorite, but Pearce is definitely tagging along right behind him. Alexia is this completely broken and whittled down to nothing young lady. With a past that is a giant black cloud that never leaves her, and never ceases to darken her days. Her life is on a one way fast track to self destruction. That is all until Pearce with the eyes that kill walks into her life.




    Pearce is determined to be a part of her life, to help her become the wonderfully happy, amazing woman he knows that she can be. With much perseverance and love he helps her rebuild her life, helps her open her heart back up, to love not only him, but herself again. It was heart melting and heart breaking, a romantic and emotional journey that captivated me from start to finish. Let us not forget, this is an adult book ;). Yet another dynamic that Hargrove seems to have mastered with ease. Her love scenes are electric, steaming hot, drool worthy, perfectly detailed and wonderfully romantic. 




    There's a reason Hargrove made it to my list of Top 10 Authors I posted recently. She is amazing at what she does. She writes these amazing stories with the most intriguing characters and plot lines that catch you hook, line, and sinker. You have got to pick up this book. Congratulations to Hargrove on mastering yet another genre and capturing my heart yet again.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    3

    I enjoyed the story, but the writing and dialogue was amateurish. What doctor is going to say 'You mean roofies, the date rape drug' when a cop says rohypnol? I mean, come on. He's a freaking doctor, for Pete's Sake. He knows what roofies are, Also, a lot of story was just convuluted.

    Having said that, I did like the characters. And I feel that the author will grow with every novel. I suggest she join a critique group of fellow authors, though, as family and friends will not be able to pinpoint areas for real improvement.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    Lovedddddd

    Absolutelyyy loveddd this book!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 23, 2014

    What an awesome read.  This is a suspenseful and thrilling roman

    What an awesome read.  This is a suspenseful and thrilling romance, which had me turning pages with gusto.   I wouldn’t recommend this for younger readers, as it contains quite a bit of adult content.  I usually prefer more of a paranormal/fantasy world, but thoroughly enjoyed the characters, the struggles, the mystery, and the action in this story.  I found this book to be comparable to quite a few of the Sandra Brown books I have read/enjoyed.  Great writing and a great story make this a definite addition to your “to be read” list if you haven’t already read it.  Looking forward to the next book in the series! 

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  • Posted November 23, 2013

    Alexia was in a pit of hell when she first met Pearce and he end

    Alexia was in a pit of hell when she first met Pearce and he ended up being her salvation. Hargrove again managed to write a book that
    was well worth reading, with just the right amount of mystery revolving around the romance. I would recommend the book to anyone, well
    anyone over 18.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2013

    Entertaining

    Decent, like far fetched, but it is fitction. Kept me interested for most part.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2013

    Better editing

    The story had potential but the poor editing got annoying. Some sentences were so awkward to read. I think the author was trying to hard to be creative and 'cool' and she failed BIG TIME! Book is a fast read to read in between stories it is not as bad as people have postedd if you're not a grammar Nazi :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2013

    Worst book ever

    I'm only on page 60, and can't read any more. Very poorly written, typos. It's first person, yet there are italics with her thoughts as well! Duh, it's first person, that's redundant. Not enough feeling, feels wooden like another reviewer stated. Not planning on continuing the read. Gold thing it's free or if be pissed!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2013

    Very good book loved the two main characters and wow the female

    Very good book loved the two main characters and wow the female swears OMG i never met anyone who did this is one of the best free reads and i jever buy books but im getting the next

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2013

    Good read

    Intriguing story....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2013

    Such a great read

    Such a great read, intense but worth the read.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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