Friday, July 6, 2012

Review: Crash Into You by Roni Loren

                                          Crash Into You (Loving On the Edge #1)
                                                           Roni Loren
                                                 Published January 3, 2012
                                                          Berkley Heat
                                                           336 pages 
Synopsis (from Goodreads):
 Brynn LeBreck has dedicated herself to helping women in crisis, but she never imagined how personal her work would get, or where it would take her. Her younger sister is missing, suspected to be hiding from cops and criminals alike at a highly secretive BDSM retreat-a place where the elite escape to play out their most extreme sexual fantasies. To find her, Brynn must go undercover as a sexual submissive. Unfortunately, The Ranch is invitation only. And the one master who can get her in is from the darkest corner of Brynn's past.

Brynn knows what attorney Reid Jamison is like once stripped of his conservative suit and tie. Years ago she left herself vulnerable only to have him crush her heart. Now she needs him again. Back on top. And he's all too willing to engage. But as their primal desires and old wounds are exposed, the sexual games escalate-and so does the danger. Their hearts aren't the only things at risk. Someone else is watching, playing by his own rules. And his game could be murder.

This is the debut novel from Roni Loren and a good start to what could be a fun and interesting series. There were somethings I did not like/enjoy about it but for the most part it was a good read. The story starts out with our heroine Brynn out on a horrible date to a fundraiser for her job. It is there that she runs into the new lawyer starting that week at the Crisis center she works for. The lawyer turns out to be Reid, the only man Brynn has ever loved and the man who introduced her to the BDSM lifestyle 10 years ago. As the story unfolds the author goes back and forth between now and when Brynn & Reid first met and started dating. This is one aspect of the story I enjoyed. I liked reading about how they met and the relationship unfolded. Reid was trying to run from his dark dominant side, thinking it made him a pervert. Brynn just wanted him to be himself and pushed him to be who he truly was. It was interesting to see them tip toe into trying some of the BDSM but that being said it also was a light (and I hate to say it) vanilla BDSM that this book tells about. I have not read a lot of BDSM books but I have read a few other authors who in my opinion do a better job at explaining and telling of the BDSM play & lifestyle. 
  As you read on you learn the reasons of Brynn and Reid's breakup 10 years ago and how when they last met a few years ago Reid destroyed her completely when he defended her mother's murderer in court. Now that they are going to be working together Brynn finds it hard to ignore him especially when he offers to help her find her missing sister. The sparks fly and the mystery is great. I also enjoyed reading about Jace who is the hero of book two in the series. 
   Overall it is a good story with an interesting supporting cast and a murder mystery to solve. I will be looking for book 2 in this series (came out July 2, 2012) to see how Jace's story unfolds. 

Crash Into You:    3/5 stars
Cover:               4/5 stars


1 comment:

  1. Ooh, this sounds like another one I may need to borrow from you! Funny thing is that I had it on my goodreads to-read list and didn't even remember!