A Brute Force Novel
#1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh is back—with a vengeance—in her latest novel of passion and intrigue, Dagger's Edge, featuring the men of Brute Force.
Ivan Resnova wants nothing more than to escape his hard, brutal past. Starting over is not so easy once you’ve been a powerful crime boss but now, instead of being punished for his alleged crimes, Ivan fears that the one woman he can’t forget is in danger of paying the price.
Crimsyn “Syn” Delaney thought the danger she’d faced was over, and that she could resume her life. She never imagined it would return with a vengeance and throw her back into Ivan’s world. But when an attempt is made on her life, she needs Ivan more than ever to keep her safe—even if she is in danger of falling deeply and dangerously in love. . .
“Leigh’s books can scorch the ink off the page.”—RT Book Reviews
This fabulous book is second in the Brute Force series and it features Ivan Resnova and Journey Taite. Journey has been helping Amara for six months. When it’s all over and Amara is safe, they end up at Amara’s fathers home. She doesn’t think he recognizes her but she’s wrong. How could he not recognize the daughter/ granddaughter of the men who murdered his mother and raped his aunt. Will his plan for revenge using Journey as a way to drive his enemies even more insane than they already are, end with something else entirely different?
This story is exciting, full of action, suspense and a beautiful erotic romance that this author is well known for writing.
The beginning was a little rocky. Also, switching between different “first person” paragraphs needed to be noted somehow. All in all, when the story got going, I was riveted and couldn’t put it down. If not for the confusing start this would have been a 5-Star read for me. I can’t wait for the next book in this fantastic series!
Dagger's Edge is Ivan and Journey's story. We got introduced to them as side characters in book one. Ivan is Amara's father who was the heroine in book one. Journey, known as Crymson in book one befriended Amara for reasons I was not sure of at that time. Journey is the daughter of Ivan's enemy who has been running from her family for years.
While you don't really learn anything important about Ivan and Journey's relationship in book one, there are many side characters in this book that make it important to read this series in order to keep everything straight. Even then I admit I felt out of the loop on some of the characters. I have learned that this series is a spin off of another and is probably the reason to some confusion.
Despite feeling a bit out of the loop, I am thoroughly enjoying the Brute Force series. I will be looking up the Elite-Ops series as well, since I am pretty fascinated with some of these side characters and I want learn more about them.