Razor’s Edge by Jayne Rylon
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Inc.
Length: Full Length (240 pages)
Other: mild BDSM, M/F, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Sweet Pea
There’s a thin line between protection and betrayal…and they’re dancing on it.
Men in Blue, Book 2
Isabella’s marriage to the wealthiest man in the state looked fairytale perfect. Only she knows the truth behind the nightmare forcing her to run with the clothes on her back, the scars on her body and no one to trust. Not even her own father.
When the man hunting her has unlimited resources, hiding in plain sight is a wise choice. Isabella basks in the protection of the limelight as an instructor on a pro-am TV dance competition. Perfect plan, except her ornery partner is packing moves she never learned in any studio.
A rookie mistake in the line of duty earned Razor months of rehab and a healthy distrust of innocent-looking women. Determined to prove to his fellow men in blue his green has worn off, he goes undercover as Isabella’s dance partner to investigate her possible involvement in a sex-slavery ring. But as he attempts to cozy up for information, their instant chemistry challenges his detached composure.
An attempt on her life should have cleared the air. Instead it muddies the waters even more, forcing them both to trust each other. And depend on the one thing Razor thought he’d lost. His instinct.
If you love cops, this is the story for you! James “Razor” Roeser is a cop down on his luck. After being shot on the last assignment he was on he is still doubting his instincts. When he is handed the newest assignment he has doubts that he will be able to perform accordingly. Can he trust himself to keep the beautiful Isabella Buchanan safe from harm? Or is he doomed to fall for her and repeat his past mistakes?
Isabella has had a very sheltered life, one that she is now running from. After deciding to be on her own she tries her best to establish a life where she can make it on her own. Razor was not in her plans but the man couldn’t be more delectable if he was covered in chocolate. When he saves her life and stands by her when she needs someone the most, she can’t help but get emotionally involved.
I loved Razor in the first book, but this one just made me love him more. For such a young man he has a lot of experience and it shows in the depth of his character. It helps mold him into a great man, one less secure in his judgment, but is smart and loyal. I love how he is so close with the other cops, even after his past mistakes. It's one huge family that you can’t help but want more from.
Isabella is a great leading woman. She has so many facets to her character, it keeps you guessing on what she is going to do next! No matter how sheltered her life once was she grabs life by the horns and goes for her goals. I loved the scene with her and Lacey the most because the girl dynamics were great. And the guys sitting at the table describing the grooming habit of women was highly hysterical.
This was the perfect sequel to Night is Darkest. Not only do we get a great story involving two great characters but we also see the ones we grew to adore in the first installment of the series. I can’t wait for the next installment in this series!