Title: Steel’s Edge
Author: Ilona Andrews
Series: The Edge #4
After her marriage crumbles, Charlotte de Nay flees to the Edge to start a new life. But when Richard Mar shows up injured, her life quickly gets turned upside down. Now they are working together to destroy the slavers’ operation that has been decimating lives for too long.
This was so good! Charlotte has the wonderful ability to heal but she has found that it can also be extremely dangerous. Charlotte was a great heroine. She was compassionate, kind, determined, and willing to risk everything to take down evil people. I love how she didn’t let her ex-husband, or any man, push her around. She definitely could be scary when she needed to be.
Richard has been the protective older family member throughout this series. We know he has had a rough life but we finally get to see how his mind works. I loved his determination to take down the slavers to save his cousin. Richard was a sensible, protective, and determined man who is dedicated to his job. I liked him a lot. I especially love seeing him slowly fall in love with Charlotte.
Charlotte and Richard’s relationship was a slow one compared to the previous couples. Their relationship grows during their mission to take down the slavers and at times they spend weeks apart. The pinning and struggle to hide their feelings was perfect and just what I needed right now. Also, I loved how they took all the kids under their wing and treated them like nieces and nephews, even when they didn’t want that.
Overall, this was another wonderful couple for this series. This book was action packed, emotional, and filled with a very strong love. I couldn’t put the book down once I started and I really wish there were more books in this series just so I could check in with these two again.
Trigger warnings: death of a main side character, infertility, PTSD
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