The Farthest Edge by Kristen Ashley – Jenn’s Review

WHY I READ IT

Even though I didn’t love the first book in this new series, it’s still KA and she is still my Queen, and there wasn’t a chance I was passing this up.

WHAT I RATED IT

WHAT IT’S ABOUT

Step into the Honey Club, where every sensual boundary will be tested in search of the ultimate pleasure…

Branch doesn’t exist. Living off the grid, he’s looking for a way to forget his past and the guilt that plagues him. But no woman has ever been able to bring him to the edge he craves.

After a traumatic experience of her own, Evangeline stepped away from the decadent world of the Honey Club. But when she gets Branch’s offer—to play without boundaries or commitments—it’s too tempting for her to refuse.

As their passion ignites, Evangeline and Branch push each other to their farthest limit, fulfilling their darkest desires while falling harder and deeper than they ever imagined.

JENN’S REVIEW

If I had to use one word to sum up how I felt about The Farthest Edge, words like enthralling, gorgeous, moving, eye-opening, stunning, consuming, phenomenal, remarkable, and magnificent all come to my mind in an instant, but if forced to chose one, I’m going with consuming, because that is what happened to me while reading this book. This book consumed me for the three days I spent reading it, and then for days after when I was left thinking about it. A week later, I’m still struggling to put into words just how spectacular it is.

It’s not a big secret that I wasn’t exactly a fan of The Deep End, the standalone book that precedes this one, and introduces us to the Honey, and also, to an entirely different side to Kristen Ashley. It felt like Ashley struggled to find her voice, and I never connected to the book and its characters. Now, I know that many people felt the same way, and are maybe considering not giving this book a chance. I am telling you, do not hold on to those feelings when choosing to read The Farthest Edge. Ashley’s voice pours off the pages in this book. You felt it in every sentence, every chapter, every moment.

Branch is your quintessential Ashley alpha. He is a bossy, hardcore badass. He also doesn’t exist. He’s a ghost, and as far as the government is concerned, he’s a dead man. He is also a sub who doesn’t make any apologies for what, or who he is. But he does require complete anonymity when choosing a Domme. He expects to get in, get off, and get out. What he doesn’t expect is for Evangeline to rock his world outside of the bedroom.

If you’ve read The Deep End, you know the horror the surrounded Evangeline, and if you haven’t, I’ll let you uncover it, because it is a major part of the story. It helps to connect the two characters in ways you might not expect. Evangeline will go down as one of my favorite KA heroines. For lack of a more eloquent term, she was kick ass. She might have been hesitant at first, but she knew what she had in Branch, and her refusal to give up on him was my favorite part of the story. She was determined to keep him, knowing that he started this “relationship” with a plan to end it. Evangeline had a vision for their future, together, and she was unwavering in her attempts to get him there.

Do I even need to mention this hotness level of this book? I had to walk away a few times because if I thought human combustion was possible, it was going to happen. Read with a fan, a cool drink, and anything else you might have handy.

The Farthest Edge is a gorgeous love story about two people finding each other in the most impossible of circumstances. It’s a story about putting your past scars behind you, and moving forward towards the future you never dared to dream you could have, but always wanted. This book is full of feels. You are going to run through a gamut of emotions, and probably feel like you’ve run a marathon when you are finished. But every heart breaking moment is worth it. It’s all worth it.

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