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Posted December 9, 2008
In Palm Beach, Florida, renowned wealthy businessman Darin Kincaid has always feared for the safety of his TV news anchor daughter; Jillian on the other hands thinks he is overly worried but caring. Darin wants Jillian under the protection of a bodyguard twenty-four hours a day since she began receiving nasty email and phone calls but she resents the intrusion into her privacy rationalizing that a sick harmless prankster is at work.................... Darin hires E.D.E.N. security to protect her without telling her. His siblings Ethan, Dallas, and Eve assign their reluctant brother Nolan Garrett, former U.S. Army Airborne Ranger, the job. He breaks into her high security apartment to prove she needs his services. She becomes irate with his ¿grandstanding¿ while he believes she is spoiled. As they spend time together, he realizes she is a strong intelligent person refusing to hide from her unknown stalker. Though he loves her, Nolan knows that a drunken broken soldier has no chance with a winner like Jillian; she wonders how to reach the soul of the man she loves....................... TO THE EDGE is a fantastic romantic suspense that moves quite nicely along two parallel paths, the attraction between the lead couple and the stalking of the villain, before converging into strong finish. Darin¿s siblings (who will star in their own novels in the future) and her father add depth as each in their unique way worries about one of the prime players. The relationship between the two stars is a delight to follow as their feelings evolve from loathing to admiration to love. The stalker is handled deftly throughout the plot leaving the audience with a fine opening gamut in the Kincaid siblings¿ saga................... Harriet Klausner
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Posted May 28, 2013
It was very difficult for me to stay interested in this book. I was surprised when I wasn't constantly picking it up.I read her other series and finished each book in a day, this book just didn't grab my attention like all of her others had. I found myself waiting for it to end and constantly skipping pages. I think Gerard is a grrat author, this book just didn't do it for me.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted December 29, 2011
I re-read this book at least once a year. What can I say? It's hard to stay away. The characters are like old friends, the chemistry is off the charts, and the story seems so real - like you could have read it in the Times.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 23, 2013
## Just so-so for me. There's no doubt that the writing style is superb (Ms. Gerard's writing always is), however, the hero was so incredibly unlikeable. It was hard to fathom the heroine falling for him. How do you fall in love with someone who constantly insults you and says such hurtful things to you? The heroine kept throwing herself at him even after he kept saying No. Get out. Go away. Not interested.....it was mind-numbing. And why did SHE have to track HIM down a month after he ran away. He should've been the one to grovel. Nah, she should've kicked him to the curb.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 10, 2011
Not my favorite book by her. I was looking for a new romance suspense series and tried this one. Not what I expected based on other books I have read by her.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 30, 2011
This was a very good start to the Bodyguard series. The author gives you just enough info about other characters (particularly the other Garret sibs) to make you interested in their stories as well as the story between our H/h, Nolan & Jillian. Speaking of our H/h...great character development, well-executed and realistic dialogue (except the hero's mental turmoil with "Skippy", which were very funny, but far-fetched for the character) and just enough 'steam' to be still be called a romantic thriller. Usually I'm not fond of a book that gives away who the villian is right off the bat, but there were a few twists and turns here that keep you guessing all the way to the end. Cant wait to read the other books in this series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 31, 2008
A refreshing change from other contemporary novels with a balance of mystery and romance in the Bodyguard series. The characters are well-rounded and the dialogue between them is witty and keeps you interested. As mentioned in another review, the Spanish section in this book is completely incorrect and it bugged me as well. The writing was so good that the incorrect Spanish was a detractor. Otherwise, great series of books and this one is one of the better of them.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 29, 2008
Im in the middle of reading the book now and so far its been a really good book. The only thing that I found annoying but the part in the book where they are supposedly speaking spanish. It looks like Cindy Gerard just used a translating program and the translations were wrong so it made no sense in spanish. The good thing is that she writes what theyre saying in english too you know what she meant to say in spanish. If you dont speak or read spanish it wont even be a problem but if you do you'll notice it. Besides that I cant wait to finish the book and move on to the next book to read about the rest of the Garrett family.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 12, 2007
I took a chance, never had read anything by Cindy Gerard, and I ordered this complete series. I was on edge wondering if I would like this author and these books because I've ordered series before by authors I'd never read based on their book reviews....one of those authors I was extremely disappointed in. Not the case this time. To the edge was very well written, characters very likable and the story was awesome to boot. I'm a married woman but I would like to have Nolan to hide away so I could take him out and play with him now and then.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 8, 2007
I picked up this book and thought it would be really good, but .. it is sadly lacking! I really don't like the character Jillian. She has some serious anger management problems. She punched the hero in this book! She frequently 'shakes in anger' and 'bearly able to contain her anger' i can't describe in words how poor a character is. I didn't even finish this book! Jillian always lashes out at our hero 'constantly and violently too!' and in the end, she 'misses' him because he's away. What're you gonna do? Punch him in the face again? Such violence.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 22, 2006
Love this author and this entire series. Read this book in a day. Unable to put it down. Very well written and great characters. Almost makes you feel like you're inside their heads. The turmoil that Nolan was going through was very well though and written out. Will re-read this book often.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 16, 2005
I really love this one. It was an awesome book, every girl should own a copy of it. The chemistry between Jillian and Nolan is amazing. I can't wait for the next book!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 11, 2005
After three months of boozing and sleeping, retired Army Ranger Nolan Garrett found himself drawn into the family security business against his wishes and his better judgment. When Palm Beach publishing magnate Darin Kincaid requested that Nolan guard his daughter, he figured he¿d just put a scare into the little rich girl and she¿d run home to daddy¿s mansion, which is where daddy wanted her anyway. But Jillian didn¿t scare that easily and Nolan was stuck with the job. However, in order to do it right, he had to move into her penthouse and stick to her like glue. Close quarters don¿t allow much escape from the constant reminders that she¿s 100% woman and he¿s all man. A protector by nature, Nolan prided himself on looking after the men in his battalion. But he¿d let one of his men down and he was dead. Nolan no longer trusted his instincts, especially when he was around Jillian who made every nerve in his body zing. He knew he was screwed in a big way. The social circuit wasn¿t Jillian¿s ¿thing¿ and she¿d wanted desperately to escape it and succeed on her own merits instead of her father¿s largesse. She¿d become a successful anchorwoman on a local television station, but now she was receiving threatening e-mails and getting alarming messages on her answering machine. She doesn¿t want to go back home because the memories of her well-guarded childhood are still fresh. She¿d had a bodyguard before, and he was by her side everywhere ¿ birthday parties, dates and the senior prom. Another bodyguard is the last thing she wants. When the threats escalate and become more personal, she capitulates. She should despise this brutish man, but instead she comes to admire him and before she knows what¿s happening, she finds herself falling hopelessly in love with him. And soon she realizes that he¿s her only hope for protection. The list of suspects is long and Nolan hopes he can put all the pieces together before the culprit succeeds in his desire to kill her. He knows he must maintain an adversarial relationship with Jillian to remain effective, but remaining detached from her seems impossible. Ms. Gerard¿s first single title is stellar. The sexual tension between the characters crackles on the pages and the plot, full of danger and complete with a creepy villain, keeps you guessing til the very end. It goes beyond romantic suspense; it¿s a full-blown thriller. TO THE EDGE is the opening book in a series about the Garrett clan and I¿m anxiously awaiting more about this family of bodyguards.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 31, 2005
I first heard about this book in a Cosmopolitan, June issue. I couldn't put it down! It had the hottest sex I've ever read in my life! The next day I HAD to get myself a copy at the nearest Barnes & Noble. It was exciting, sexy and it got me all hot and bothered! By far the best love story of the century!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 18, 2005
'Veteran category romance author, Cindy Gerard makes her superb mainstream debut with TO THE EDGE for St. Martin's (May 2005). This is Book #1 in her terrific The Bodyguards series about four Garrett siblings: Eve, Dallas, Ethan and Nolan, who are all former military special ops or Secret Service and have formed the E.D.E.N. protection agency. In West Palm Beach, Florida, ex-Army Ranger, Nolan Garrett has been hired by millionaire socialite, Darin Kincaid to protect his only daughter, Jillian from death threats she's been receiving. Jillian is a rising star news anchor at KGLO TV station and much envied by her co-workers and friends for her talent, model looks and wealth. Her current story in progress is about John Smith, a man with amnesia and soulless eyes. Nolan has his share of problems as well since he was forced from a drunken stupor due to his military demons by this siblings to work this case. When Nolan breaks into Jillian's tight security penthouse undetected, she is sure he's her tormentor come to kill her. Nolan scares Jillian on purpose so that she realizes how much she needs a bodyguard. As Jillian continues to get death threats and has several close calls, will Nolan be able to keep her safe and protect his heart as well? From first encounter to last, sparks not only fly they sizzle between this dynamite couple! TO THE EDGE is a fantastic beginning to what promises to be a best selling romantic adventure series! Don't miss a single book!' -Patricia Rouse, Rouse's Romance Readers GroupsWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted March 21, 2005
To The Edge is one of the best books I've ever read! The characters come alive in the book and every scene is imaginative and believable. Jillian and Nolan find each other on alert at all times. With a crazed stalker after Jillian, Nolan finds himself in one situation after another. Romance, Intrigue, Suspense around every corner. Can Nolan protect Jillian, or is it he who needs protection?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.