Off the Edge

Off the Edge

by Carolyn Crane


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ISBN-13: 9781494719616
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/18/2013
Pages: 394
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

After spending her youth thoroughly obsessed with Nancy Drew and Harriet the Spy, Carolyn Crane grew up to become a RITA-nominated author of romantic suspense, urban fantasy, and other tales of adventure and love. She lives in Minneapolis. Visit her at

Romy Nordlinger is a New York City-based actress whose TV credits include roles on Law & Order, All My Children, and One Life to Live. As an audiobook narrator, she has lent her talents to over two hundred titles ranging in genres from romance and self-help to sci-fi and mystery.

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Off the Edge 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
My_Peace More than 1 year ago
Carolyn Crane takes us to Bangkok for fast paced danger and adventure in Off The Edge. Laney and Peter make an unexpected pair in Off The Edge by Carolyn Crane.  Peter is on the job, and doesn't expect the attraction and pull he immediately feels for Laney when she sings.  Despite the attraction and the heat they create together the night they meet, Peter has a job to do and will use Laney to get the job done if he needs to...Laney is hiding in Bangkok from a past of danger of it's own kind.  Little do they expect that her past and his present will intertwine, and soon they are on the run for their lives. Laney was an interesting heroine.  In some way she was so brave and strong, but in other ways she was frustrating because she takes so many chances, and relies on others who she just trusts without question.  Off The Edge only takes place over a few days, but even in these days I saw so much growth in Laney's characters, it was like she'd finally opened her eyes and decided to do something.  I didn't love her, but I liked her and she really grew on me. Peter is a man whose past haunts him and the way he's dealt with it has lead him to where he is today.  I felt like I got to know him a lot better than I got to know Laney.  I found his linguistic talent fascinating!  I liked how despite the job he still tried to protect Laney.  And I liked how despite it all Laney and Peter still felt for each other and wanted to help each other.  The suspenseful story line is unique and adds a lot of edge to the plot and the brewing romance.  Carolyn has blended it all together well and relevantly in Off The Edge. With a subtle injection of humor from Peter, Off The Edge is a catchy read I'd recommend to romantic suspense readers.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
J: It could have been really good but after reading half of the story, she is being annoyingly STUPID! For someone who is so afraid for her life that she would run all the way to the other side of the world, she is just not behaving in any logical manner, not even listening to her own warning bells and continuing to listen to those whom she does not trust. I keep hoping this rediculousness will soon end and we can get on with the real meat of the story!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Deserved the award.
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Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars ~Reviewed by SUZANNE & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog Laney has been hiding in Bangkok from her abusive husband for the last two years, living and working as a singer in a hotel run by her friends. But something doesn’t feel right and although her husband is in jail and not due out anytime soon, she can’t help feeling he is right on her tail, especially when she thinks she spots his right hand man in Bangkok. Peter Macmillan is an agent for the Association, his secret talent: linguistics. He can track a man just by the way he speaks and at the moment he is on the hunt for Jazzman, a dangerous man who is auctioning a deadly weapon to the highest bidder. His hunt brings him to Laney, seducing her should be easy, but she manages to break through is detachment and bring out a side of him he thought long dead. I am not normally a fan of the romantic suspense genre, but I am hooked on Carolyn Cranes Associates series. Her secret agents all have unique abilities that you wouldn’t normally associate with a 007 type, in Against the Dark it was an agent specialising in logistics and in this book it was linguistics. But that is what I like about Carolyn Crane, she finds a genre and shakes it up a bit and gives it a twist, presenting you with something new and exciting to read. Macmillan made an interesting hero and not what you would normally expect, he was brains rather than brawn and did actually spend a lot of this book beaten up and half dead, yet persevering anyways. Not that he always seemed heroic nor was he a dry and dusty scholarly type, he had a sharp and sometimes cruel wit and used humour at the darkest time. I loved seeing reluctantly him fall for Laney, it was both incredibly poignant and really steamy. Laney was almost the opposite to Macmillan, although they both have an avid interest in words, she is all about connection and emotion, she was also strangely naieve for someone on the run from a dangerously abusive ex husband. But it all seemed to work. She did make some questionable decisions, which put her in a dangerous position and yet I never felt myself getting exasperated with her as you could see why and emphasis with her. Maybe I shouldn’t be too surprised when this is a book where a poet and a linguist pair up, but the writing in this book was also beautiful. They way Carolyn Crane described and built the connection between Laney and Macmillan, with their mutual love of words and writing was brilliant, vivid and full of emotion and the dialogue between them was clever and exciting as they sparked off each other; they really brought Off the Edge to life. Another fantastic book by Carolyn Crane, her books just keep getting better and better and I can’t wait to see what she brings out next. * ARC provided by author
AMR0406 More than 1 year ago
Reading this book was a such an adrenaline rush! Off the Edge by Carolyn Crane pulls you in from the first few pages and has you on high alert until the very end. I love these types of books - the ones where I feel as though I need to look over my own shoulder in case one of the characters has jumped out of the book. Off the Edge is the second book in Carolyn's The Associates Series, but can be read it as a stand alone. In Off the Edge we meet Laney, who is on the run from her abusive ex-husband and Peter, a linguistics expert from The Association. Peter is trying to track down a ruthless arms dealer who is about to auction off an extremely dangerous weapon. This auction takes place at the hotel where Laney is employed and thus, Laney and Peter's paths cross. At first, I did not like Peter. He was all business, had all these walls he refused to let anyone cross and wanted to use Laney to get what he needed. Laney is such a sweet and compassionate person with a big heart who has been dealt a bad hand in life, so I was feeling pretty protective of her. Carolyn does a magnificent job of pulling the emotions out of these two characters. They find a connection with each other they haven't found in anyone else. I was a little surprised at how "easy" Laney seemed to be at the beginning of the story. I kept thinking a girl in her shoes wouldn't do some of those things, however, as I got to know her it made more sense. I loved watching Peter come apart and be "pummeled" by Laney. I also love that it is all about the words for the two of them. It is so much bigger and more intense than the physical attraction, although they had plenty of that, too - so hot. Peter and Laney are meant to be together and it was proved over and over throughout the story. The story line with the linguistics piece was brilliant. I couldn't seem to get enough of it. There were times I was confused by some of it, but it only caused me to slow down my reading (it is a fast paced book and I had to get to the next scene) and think about what Peter was explaining and how he fit the puzzle pieces together. It's always great watching intelligence like that work. As for the other parts of the story? Holy cow. So much is going on! Carolyn was great at fooling us, too. I like being surprised by who we can trust (hated to find out who we couldn't). Who is undercover? Who is on our side? How is this all going to end up when it looks like there is clearly no way out? Carolyn does a fantastic job of wrapping it all up in the end. I thought the way it played out was perfect. There are a couple of people whose opinion of the final events I would like to know, but it did not effect the story. If you are looking for a fast paced, action packed romantic suspense that also has some very sweet, romantic moments, I recommend you read Off the Edge.
DComfort More than 1 year ago
My Rating: 3.5 stars! Release Date: December 30, 2013 Genre: Romantic Suspense ABOUT THE BOOK: SHE MAY BE HIS WORST ENEMY… For deadly secret agent Peter Macmillan, language is a weapon—one he uses to hunt criminals, destroy plots, and charm enemies. Seducing information out of a beautiful singer in Bangkok hotel should be easy…except this particular singer has the power to destroy his cool façade, and with it, his last defense against a dark past. HE MAY BE HER ONLY HOPE… He tricked her. He helped himself to her body and her secrets. He has enemies everywhere. Laney Lancaster should hate Peter, but when she discovers him shirtless, sweaty, and chained up in the hotel’s dungeon, all she can think about is freeing him. Because she knows what it’s like to be trapped and alone. And she could use a dangerous friend. They may be wrong for each other, but the instant they join forces, Laney and Peter are plunged into an odyssey of hot sex and dark danger. To survive, they must trust each other with their lives—and their hearts. MY REVIEW: Peter and Laney are two characters that keep you on the edge of your seat. This story was hot, gripping, and so sweet, I find that writing an indepth review is proving to be hard. I don’t want to give anything away, so I’ll say this … be prepared to be shocked and get your copy now!