Friday, August 31, 2018

Review for Take to the Limit by Dawn Ryder - 4 out of 5


A hardened military machine, Bram Magnus is a tough, combat-ready, all-American hero who never surrenders. But the one thing he can’t fight? His smoldering, intense attraction to his girlfriend’s younger sister. He’s always kept his feelings locked deeply down. But when his girlfriend betrays him the night before he ships off to Afghanistan, Bram has one chance to show the woman he’s resisted for years that he wants her as fiercely as the first day he saw her.

Ever since her older sister first brought home the soldier with steely hard muscles and piercing eyes, Jaelyn has wanted Bram, and when her sister casts him aside the night before he leaves, Jaelyn can’t resist one steamy hot kiss with him. But danger is not far behind, and even as a deadly enemy hunts them, their relationship only grows more explosive. It’s all Bram can do to keep Jaelyn safe, but with a threat this powerful, will they pay the ultimate price for their passion?


Fun, sexy, sweet romance with some action! This is the 4th book in this series, and can be read as a standalone, but it features characters from past books and has some side storylines that continue from the previous books, so I figure it's better to start with the previous books for the full experience. Each book deals with a different couple, one part of the couple is part of a secret military group that does very dangerous missions that have a lot of dangerous people after them. The other part of the couple is usually dragged into the danger and drama that comes with being involved with a member of this secret group. This book focuses on Bram and Jaelyn, Bram is the military guy and Jaelyn is the one pulled into something she was unaware of. Bram actually had a friends with benefits thing with Jaelyn's sister, which I thought wasn't great; especially since Bram needed to get that situation taken care at a faster rate; before moving onto Jaelyn. The author does a good job of portraying the connection between Bram and Jaelyn though, so that softens the blow a bit. There's some sicko connected to Bram that ends up causing some major problems for Bram and Jaelyn, so Bram's team is called in for help. Jaelyn's a tough cookie! She really holds her own! I loved the chemistry, and deep connection between Bram and Jaelyn. The sex scenes are hot! There's also a bit of humor that I enjoy, and Jaelyn's grandfather giving the guy's advice was fun. I love all the military stuff, and the guys military alphaness! I don't really care for the bad guy POV's, and the transitions could use some work, but overall, the book is great.

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