Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Review and Giveaway: Edge of Betrayal

Edge of Betrayal (Edge - Book 4) by Shannon K. Butcher

Publication Date: 11/04/2014
Publisher: Penguin Group
Imprint: Signet Eclipse
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 368
ISBN-10: 0451465512
ISBN-13: 978-0451465511

(Received for an honest review from Signet Eclipse)

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Books in the series


1. Living On the Edge
2. Razor's Edge
3. Edge of Sanity
4. Edge of Betrayal

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Excerpt from, Edge of Betrayal, courtesy of the author's website.


National bestselling author Shannon K. Butcher returns with the electrifying fourth novel in her action-packed, romantic Edge series... 

The covert organization known as the Edge is in full rescue mode, having been ordered to find the victims of the dreaded Threshold Project—and also to bring Adam Brink into the fold. Brink previously worked for Threshold, and may know how to stop the terror.

Mira Sage knows Adam’s dark past. She’s created a database of Threshold survivors whose lives were destroyed by the experiments of the twisted Dr. Stynger—and is driven to save them. If working with the duplicitous Adam will help her, she’ll play along.

Even as Mira secretly seeks to prove Adam is still a traitor, Adam has his own agenda that no one must discover. But when the two find their goals pointing in the same direction, Mira will be tested to believe in the one man she can’t trust. The one man she can’t resist…


Shannon K. Butcher delivers with the fourth book in her romantic suspense Edge series, Edge of Betrayal. Readers looking for an action packed novel with plenty of sexual tension and a swoon worthy hero, need look no further. Butcher has created a series that is raw, gritty and that will keep readers on the edge of their seats from start to finish. A great addition to a complex and entertaining series!

What I liked:

I have read several of Butcher's Sentinel Wars books and have enjoyed them very much, but I had never read any of her romantic suspense work before reading Edge of Betrayal. I had a feeling Butcher would excel at this type of writing as well. She always has such a good tone and grasp of what the reader is looking for no matter what genre she is writing. She has a way of weaving a complex storyline that is believable and heart pounding.

Edge of Betrayal is the fourth book in the Edge series and focuses on a covert group called Edge that is trying to help victims of what is called The Threshold Project. Human experimentation that went drastically wrong. Mira is the heroine and she is consumed with helping those she can and bringing about some resolution to what has happened. Adam is former member of The Threshold Project but has seen the error of his ways and is now helping Edge and more importantly, Mira. 

It did not take me long to catch on to what was going on and who the key players were in the story and what had gone on in previous books. Adam and Mira have a sorted past. Apparently, he turned her over to her father who proceeded to try to kill her. Adam has saved Mira's life on more than one occasion but she does not trust him. He is an excellent operative and she has to admit that he is an asset to Edge, but she has issues with her attraction to him. I loved the interplay between them and how he was so long suffering with Mira. He knew that he had information that would make her see him differently but he wanted to change her mind with adding that fuel to the fire. The sexual tension between them was palpable but certainly not the only heart stopping part of this novel.

Butcher has a way with writing action. She knows when to ramp it up and when to crank it down. She doesn't go overboard but she certainly will keep the reader biting a few nails and sitting on the edge of their seats. Every action that happened was carefully planned. I could just see the author in my mind's eye with charts and graphs and tons of yarn and thumbtacks, LOL. It was very intricate and totally engaging. There was rawness to it that I really enjoyed. Butcher's style was no nonsense and straightforward which I appreciated. 

Bottom Line:

If you are a romantic suspense fan, I suggest you try this series. I was so impressed with this particular addition to the series, I went back and read the rest of the books almost immediately. It can be read as a stand alone, but why would you want to?LOL It's that good!

Edge of Betrayal is available NOW from your favorite bookseller.

I'm giving this one 5 out of 5 apples from my book bag!

About the Author:

Since launching her career in 2007, Shannon K. Butcher has penned more than twenty titles, including the paranormal romance series the Sentinel Wars (Willing SacrificeFalling BlindDying Wish); the action-romance series the Edge (Edge of SanityRazor's EdgeLiving on the Edge); and a handful of romantic-suspense novels and works of short fiction. Being a former engineer and current nerd, she frequently uses charts, graphs, and tables to aid her in the mechanics of story design and to keep track of all those pesky characters and magical powers. An avid beader and glass artist, she spends her free time making jewelry she often gives away in contests on her Web site.

Giveaway Details:

The publisher is sponsoring a giveaway for one copy of Edge of Betrayal by Shannon K. Butcher.

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~ The deadline to enter this giveaway is Midnight EST, November 18th.

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Charlotte said...

It has happened to the best of us.

Nancy Luebke said...

Yes I did. Sometimes it a real bummer too.

lag123 said...

Oh yes, and it was quite disappointing.

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traveler said...

Yes, and it was very upsetting. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

Sue Farrell said...

Sorry to say it happens to me all the time.

Danielle Meek said...

Who hasn't?!

Marcy x said...

yeah, we always put a bit of ourselves when we try to figure out why someone acted like they did.

Di said...

I'm sure I must have - but we don't often find out what their reason was.

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Anita Yancey said...

Yes I have, and it was a real eye opener. Thanks for having the giveaway.


Texas Book Lover said...

I think that is pretty common since everyone thinks differently!

Anonymous said...

I really cannot think of anything off hand.

Karen T.

bn100 said...

not really