Review: Rough Edge by C.D. Reiss


☆☆➹⁀☆ 5 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆


What it’s about:

New York TimesBestseller CD Reiss goes back to her roots with a dark, intense tale that breaks boundaries and shatters expectations in Rough Edge.

Who do you love?

The decent man you married?

The surgeon shattered during the war?

The emotionless Dominant who appears in his eyes more and more often?

All of them?

Even when he breaks you?

Even when he makes you beg?

Is there no pain or pleasure he cannot deliver?

What will you sacrifice to heal him?

Will he sacrifice his sanity to protect you from the exquisite torture of his cruel hands?

This is more than a marriage.

It’s a crack at the edges of the mind and heart.

It’s a promise written in the heavens and a wound splitting the sky.

Love may be the death of both of you.

Portrait of a passionate couple

My Thoughts:

Lilting, lyrical prose? Check

Fragile, chipped/broken characters?  Check

Shockingly hot intimacy? Check

C.D. Reiss’ ground breaking new series begins with Rough Edge.  In her latest book, Ms. Reiss explores marital relationships and devotion and how they are impacted by trauma, abuse, and mental health.  Only a talented storyteller like Ms. Reiss could also add in a bit of suspense and mystery to the mix.

Ms. Reiss’ writing is emotive.  Her characters are sympathetic, and their story is compelling.  Two doctors who have been through the Hell of active duty are now married and civilian.  They are looking forward to meaningful practices and a quiet life together. However, there are dark, disturbed forces tracking them like hungry wolves.

Rough Edge is the spellbinding beginning to the four-part story of Drs. Greyson Frazier and Caden St. John. Every page of this book is intense, and the boundary blurs considerably as Ms. Reiss takes her readers to the edge of all that they believe.


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About the author: CD Reiss is a New York Timesbestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up she’s at the well hauling buckets.

Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere but it did give her a big enough ego to write novels.

She’s frequently referred to as the Shakespeare of Smut which is flattering but hasn’t ever gotten her out of chopping that cord of wood.

If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.

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