On The Edge of Love

Shay Rucker
On The Edge of Love
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February 2015
Book 1 of Mama's Brood
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Multi-cultural/Multi-racial Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

Zeus, the newest and most unstable member of a group of mercenaries known as Mama's Brood, is given the order to protect Sabrina Samora. Sabrina knows beyond a doubt, the only person she can truly trust is herself; letting anyone else in will inevitably lead to disaster.

Problem? Zeus has no respect for her boundaries. Habitually indifferent to the desires and motivations of others, Zeus wants Sabrina. She has the power to muzzle his worst impulses and unbalance his world, and he means to have her.

Will Zeus be able to protect Sabrina from the sociopathic killer obsessed with making her his own, will he lose her to her own impulse to run, or will they both discover that the world is a better place when you don't have to exist in it alone?

Book Review by Delta (reviewer)
Mar 04, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
162 people found the following review helpful
WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW! From page 1 until the very last word of this novel, every single thing about this story was freakin' incredible!

Zeus is nuts. Certifiably and utterly insane. Psychopathic. Sociopathic. Whatever, who cares about labels. It makes him a perfect team member for Mama's Brood, a group of mercenaries who Sabrina Samora has the good fortune of being rescued by...though if she thinks too much about that "good fortune," she'll collapse in fear. She's terrified of the huge god of a man who has deemed himself her protector, but if she's being honest, she's more terrified of her reaction to him. His very vocal reaction that they WILL be having sex should make her run away screaming, not make her have to change her panties!

Zeus just wants to purge this loudmouthed woman from his mind, and he's certain once he has her, his brain and body will go back to normal. Well, his version of normal anyway, which, admittedly, is not normal. With crazier men than him after Sabrina, and it is up to him to protect her, it leaves Zeus plenty of time to convince her to give it up. But with Sabrina, once will never be enough...

Ok, I don't say this about books very often, but seriously, GO. GET. THIS. ONE. RIGHT. NOW. The opening chapter of this first book in the Mama's Brood Series had me saying WOAH...this PSYCHO is our hero? WTH?! It sucked me in immediately, but I couldn't (and still can't) figure out how Ms. Rucker made Zeus an appealing character! The opening chapter makes it seem like he's about to rape a totally incapacitated woman after killing everyone around her and getting aroused by the bloodlust. As the book goes on though, you find that Zeus is much more multidimensional than just this wild-eyed killer. Even his single-minded focus on getting Sabrina into bed didn't diminish my enjoyment of him; instead it added an element of humor to an otherwise dark romantic suspense.

All in all, Zeus is NOT a good guy. He just happens to go after the guys who are badder than him. His need to kill is obscene and severe...yet strangely attractive. I don't get it, I don't get him, but I loved LOVED him and Sabrina together. She was the PERFECT foil for his psychopathic tendencies and tamed his rougher edges nicely (but not too much). The sex was edgy and raw and wicked and I freakin' loved every single scene. I will be first in line for the next issue in this series.

Bottom Line: This is not some flowery and sweet romance novel. It's bloody and gory, sometimes disgusting and disturbing, but dammit if it's not one of the best books I've read EVER. This is one book I will recommend to my friends, even those who scoff at the erotic genre. If I could give this one 100 stars, I totally would.
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