Edge of Chaos (Love on the Edge #1) by Molly E. Lee
Release Date: March 30, 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Blake Caster has been in an emotionally abusive relationship with Justin for so long, she can’t tell what is normal anymore, and so she clings to the one thing that is solidly hers—her passion for extreme weather.
Three years into her Meteorology degree, Blake meets professional storm chaser, Dash Lexington, who is as gorgeous as he is daring. Instantly recognizing her passion and skills in analyzing weather data, he makes a spot for her on his tight-knit storm chasing team. Dash and Blake form a fast friendship and it forces her to realize just how toxic her relationship with Justin is. She can’t deny the lightning-worthy chemistry she has with Dash or how her heart stalls every time he gets too close to a tornado.
With each chase and the cherished moments with Dash, Blake discovers her own self-worth and gains the strength to end things with Justin for good. But he won’t go easily. As Blake tries to sever ties with one man, she fears she’ll lose the other to his dangerous obsession—and she doesn't know if she’ll be enough to save him from the impending storm that could end them all.
I started seeing previews for this book on Facebook before it released. I was immediately interested. I’d read one other book with a main character that was a storm chaser and really enjoyed it. Plus my daughter is studying meteorology in college. After I started reading the book I also discovered that Blake’s original college choice was one of my daughter’s top choices. One of the things I saw promoting this book was a contest for ARC copies of the book. I was really hopeful that I would win a copy - I wanted to read it that bad. I didn’t win though. So when the book released and I saw it was only $.99, I one-clicked it without hesitation.
I absolutely loved this book. Blake was in an abusive relationship. Originally I thought it was going to be a physically abusive relationship, but it was more mental abuse. She had known her boyfriend Justin for so long that she had begun to lose herself.
Then she meets Dash whose storm chasing blog she had fan-girled over and quickly becomes friends with him. They are both in relationships so there’s no pressure to be more than friends. They quickly find themselves confiding in each other like a best friend.
Dash quickly realizes how toxic Blake’s relationship with Justin is, but doesn’t want to push too hard to avoid damaging their friendship. The longer Blake is friends with Dash, the more she begins to see how Justin treats her is wrong. She eventually calls it quits with Justin, but still agonizes over his well-being. Dash makes the mistake of pushing Blake too much to show her just what a dirtbag Justin is and pushes her away from him in the process. They do eventually get their happy ending among the tornadoes.
I found nothing not to like about this book. It was a fast-paced read. Blake knew what she wanted for her life as far as careers went and went for it. Dash was a perfect gentleman with a bit of playfulness to him that I immediately fell in love with. I will definitely be reading more of this author’s books when she releases them.