When Christian Allardyce left to fight on the continent, he
left confident that Letitia Vaux would wait for him until he
returned to claim her as his own.
However, during the twelve years Christian spent
spying for the crown, Letitia married another man – an
apparent love match, which shredded Christian’s heart.
But, when Letitia comes to Christian for help in
solving her husband’s murder to exonerate her brother
Justin, both Letitia and Christian receive surprises that
will change how they see each other and their shared
But will actually knowing what was behind each others
actions be enough to understand each other or will it drive
further a wedge between their hearts?
In this seventh installment of the
series, The Edge of
Desire is a good conclusion to this sensual and
suspenseful romance series and it whets the appetite for
more by finally giving a significant clue as to who Dalziel
really is! This
is the story of Christian and Letitia, characters that I
found to follow the mold of the previous characters in the
series while at the same time establishing some marked
differences in their unique behaviors.
For one, the explosive passion between Christian and
Letitia becomes a contest for power within the relationship,
but in the end, they end up seducing each other.
Also, while making the environment more authentic,
these characters show a more marked, yet unrepentant, class
consciousness along with a sense of superiority that bleeds
into their actions and reactions to other characters, a
trait that had not been so strongly pervasive in the
previous books in the series.
Christian comes across as a charming, yet insensitive
rogue, a quality that is brought home to him when he
realizes that at the moment of Letitia’s greatest need, he
Letitia, however, does not endear herself to the
reader with her tantrums, which are readily dismissed as the
famous “Vaux temper,” along with her manipulations within
the “Ton,” which is imbued with so much power and presence
as to, almost, become a character on its own.
That said, Stephanie Lauren has once again created a
sensual story beyond compare with
The Edge of Desire.
It will wrap you up with every exchange and leave you
eagerly awaiting for the hinted stories of interesting
characters – like Dalziel.
Pick up The
Edge of Desire for a fun and entertaining read, perfect
for a lazy day under the sun.