Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Edge of Love by E.L. Todd (Forever and Always, #3)

Edge of Love
by E.L. Todd

My rating: 3 stars

Series: Forever & Always - Book 3
Publication Date: January 6, 2014
Publisher: Fallen Publishing
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Print Length: 347 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 Sean and Scarlet are finally blissfully happy together. Their past is behind them forever. But after Sean and Scarlet travel to Connecticut to reveal their engagement, tensions escalate, family secrets are revealed, and an unexpected visitor ruins the weekend. When they return to Seattle, Scarlet refuses to get married at his family estate, which infuriates Sean. Their arguments escalate until another secret is revealed.

Scarlet is full of regret when she realizes she hurt Sean and broke his trust. For the first time, Scarlet is responsible for the pain and the hurt of their relationship. Is Sean’s love just as unconditional as he claims? Will he able to forgive Scarlet for her betrayal just like she forgave him?

 Edge of Love by E.L. Todd

Edge of Love (Forever and Always, #3)Dark, dysfunctional often heartbreaking for the characters, E.L. Todd’s Edge of Love is a twisted and jagged journey of misunderstandings, control, secrets. Sean and Scarlett have been best friends for years, now they are lovers, in love, they claim, neither has an inkling of what a healthy relationship is as once again, and then again, they end up at odds with each other over issues that should be non-issues.
Sean appears to be turning into a complete control freak, using both his anger, withdrawal of affection and even lack of sex to punish Scarlett, all that without even knowing if he has a reason! Scarlett’s wishes are denied in favor of his own in situations that will make her uncomfortable.

This time out, Scarlett did everything but carry a sign that says “trample my heart here.” Even their “sex talk” seems to harbor negativity, passive aggressive behavior? Who knows? If you are looking for a relationship guide on what counts as unhealthy in a relationship, this addition to the series is perfect.

I did finish the book and have always been a big fan of E.L. Todd, but Edge of Love took me too far out of my comfort zone to continue to relate to or have a sympathetic feel for any of the characters, this time out. I like darkness, I understand that relationships all have their own quirks, but for me, the sex fell flat, was too clich├ęd and too often and the plot suffered for it.

I received this copy from E. L. Todd in exchange for my honest review.

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