Review: Edge of Chaos by Molly E. Lee

Posted May 9, 2018 by Francesca in Reviews / 4 Comments

Review: Edge of Chaos by Molly E. Lee
Edge of Chaos
by Molly E. Lee

3.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: March 28th 2016
Series: Love on the Edge #1
Narrator: Amy McFadden
Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
Pages: 229
Format: Audiobook
 

“…a fun slow burn with an interesting setup…”
~ Under the Covers

I’ve had this series on my radar for years and I always found reasons not to try it because of the genre.  It’s really the only thing that was throwing me off.  So I decided to put it on my Roundabout Challenge for this year’s new adult reads and went into it finally!

Here’s the thing… I’m not the biggest new adult fan and this is very much a new adult feel novel.  The heroine is in a bad relationship and she’s emotionally manipulated by her long time boyfriend.  She’s made choices in her life that aren’t what she wanted for herself and she felt like that’s all she deserved to get.  Until she meets Dash and he shows her what a true friend should be like and what life with someone that cares can be.  I can’t say that I didn’t feel bad for Blake but I wanted to shake her sometimes.  The things she kept doing for her boyfriend Justin, what she was letting him get away with, how he would treat her.  I get all those things are valid points of an abusive relationship but that didn’t make me less angry.

Whenever I see a character going through that I really want to make sure she can stand on her own two feet before jumping into another relationship because honestly there’s a lot of growth that has to happen for me to buy she’s a strong independent woman.  That selling me on it was not enough for me.  I liked the final resolution but I still didn’t think she was strong enough. And maybe that’s why there’s a second book about this same couple from what I can tell?  I’ll probably pick it up and see.

Overall, this was a fun slow burn with an interesting setup while the heroine is studying meteorology and Dash is out chasing storms.  I love these kind of scenarios (although I would never put myself out there willingly) and I enjoyed that aspect of the story.  The friendship was also well done.  I think this fits well within the genre, which is probably the reason I didn’t connect with it as much as I wanted to.  But it still was a fun read and I’m glad I gave it a shot.

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About Molly E. Lee

Molly E. Lee is an author best known for her romance novels, the Grad Night series and the Love on the Edge series. She is a 1001 Dark Nights Discovery Author for 2017. Molly writes Adult and Young Adult contemporary featuring strong female heroines who are unafraid to challenge their male counterparts, yet still vulnerable enough to have love sneak up on them. In addition to being a military spouse and mother of two + one stubborn English Bulldog, Molly loves watching storms from her back porch at her Midwest home, and digging for treasures in antique stores.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

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Timitra

Thanks for sharing your thoughts Francesca

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Kathy Valentine

Love this cover!!! Awesome review Francesca!! Shared on all my socials! On my tbr gr list!

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I agree. I like to see a bit of time for a character to be on his/her own before jumping in to the the next relationship.

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Thanks for the review.