Title: The Edge of Control
Author: Lou Kelly
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: June 1, 2016
Page Count: 265
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
When passion pushes David Carlson into dangerous territory will he walk the razor’s edge between life and death in order to be with the man he loves?
As the youngest Chief of Medicine at Southside General Hospital, David Carlson has no business lusting after the most hostile nurse on the ER staff. A professional, hard-working, over-achiever, he’s finally realized his life-long dream of promotion, and the last thing he needs now are complications.
But he can’t help being intrigued by the enigmatic Ian James. Not only is Ian flat-out gorgeous, he’s also mysterious. And he awakens in David a passion that he hasn’t felt since … well, ever.
Unfortunately, Ian James is a man with a dangerous past and an even more dangerous present, and loving him will come at a cost. Can David trust him? Is he willing to put his entire career on the line to protect a man who might be playing him? Is Ian capable of loving and trusting him back?
Discovering the truth will take David into the heart of blackmail, corruption, and scandal. Straight to the edge of control.
The Edge of Control is a stand-alone, full-length novel with NO cliffhanger!
This was a pretty good debut novel for author Lou Kelly. The sex and emotion were smoking hot, but the story line was a bit hard to take and the level of insta-lust on Daniel’s part really creeped me out. He is the narrator of the story, the only one, so we were constantly bombarded with his inappropriate thoughts about Ian who Daniel initially thinks is rude, hostile, married with children and having an illicit affair with an older, married man. None of that seems to matter to Daniel who still fantasizes about Daniel’s hot ass and getting him into bed. This could have been a 5 star read, or at least 4.5 stars, if it weren’t for the creep factor at the beginning.
The emotion was there, the sex was delicious, the plot believable but heavy on the drama, but prepare for a touch of the willies from Daniel during the first half of the book.