A man without a past. A woman who lost her future. Together they’ll push each other to the farthest edge and ignite a passion that’s harder and deeper than they ever imagined. But is it strong enough to turn into something real and lasting? In the second highly anticipated book in the Honey series, New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley once again delivers a smoldering hot story that is achingly romantic and populated with intensely raw characters that will stay with you long after you turn the final page.
OMG! This book was the BOMB!!
In book 1 there was a slaughter of info about the club, how it’s done, descriptions, explanations, getting the reader comfortable in this new world of KA. In The Farthest Edge the main attraction was the relationship between Branch and Evangeline.
Whereas Olivier and Amèlie got their rocks off by showing off and were very much exhibitionist. Branch and Evangeline were the opposite. They were very private and they had reasons for that.
Branch was literally a dead man walking. The boogieman that visited people in their nightmares. He lived the life of a ghost, not thinking or planing a future, just living for revenge. Evangeline, on the other hand, survived a horrific event by the hands of her former partner which in turn made her step back from the scene and the lifestyle of a Domme. She distanced herself from most of her friends and her old life, denying herself the pleasure of being a Domme.
When club owner Aryas dared her to try out a new sub that he thought would be perfect for her, she was unsure but also excited. It turned out that her new sub couldn’t have been any better for her.
Branch was everything an alpha should be. Brooding, dangerous, domineering, assertive and self assured. He was almost cold, without any notable emotions. He went after what he needed to get off, but allowed himself nothing more. No relations outside of the scene. He got off and he was gone.
Until Evangeline decided to make him HERS. From there on, he slowly thawed towards her.
And can I just say how HOT this book was.
Not only the sex but also the way Branch went after what he needed. Unapologetic, demanding, bossy. He didn’t care who knew, or who saw. Just the end result counted. What a BADASS!!!!!! Whew!!! HOT! And he was such an alpha, and so sweet towards his woman that made my heart melt.
Actually, I would even call him one of the best alphas written by KA. The way he struggled with taking what he really wanted, but on the other hand not willing to give her up either. YUM!!! The way he took care of her was heart-warming and arousing at the same time. He was an ALPHA BADASS and without a doubt 100% devoted to his Mistress – the combination was scorching HOT. I didn’t think it could get my blood pumping as much as it did. It was steamy, panty melting, and sizzling HOT!!!
I loved that this book was more about the relationship between the couple than about the club. I’ve read enough BDSM books to have a basic understanding of how it works, I don’t need the descriptions, and explanations, it’s becoming repetitive. So, reading The Farthest Edge made me very happy.
I also thought that Kristen Ashley outdid herself with this book.
Her characters were incredibly likable. Evangeline was the very opposite to Branch. Warm and nurturing, to his coldness. And they worked! They completed each other.
I loved this book!!!! It was a true pleasure to read it.
Also kudos to Kristen Ashley for writing outside the box. For continuing a series that has her fans on opposite sites. It just cemented my believe that she actually can write whatever she wants and it will be a page turner. That’s an incredible feat. BRAVO!!!!
ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.