The Farthest Edge by Kristen Ashley

Title: The Farthest Edge, Honey #2

Author: Kristen Ashley

Genre: BDSM

Publication Date: June 6, 2017

Blurb

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.

Natalie’s 4.5 Star Review

Starting a new KA book is always a treat. Whether it’s paranormal, contemporary or her latest BDSM I am always filled with excited anticipation. The Farthest Edge took my excitement and turned it way up with each page read. I loved this story and I loved the characters. The depth of emotions, the sizzling chemistry and the desire to know more about Branch and Evangeline completely engrossed me.

We first learned about Evangeline in The Deep End after she endured a devastating situation. Now in The Farthest Edge, she is moving away from her past and back to her old self, and while she has help from her friends she also isn’t afraid to go after what she wants on her own. That personality trait is what I loved most about Evangeline – her strength and determination was inspiring. I also find Domme’s really intriguing and Evangeline is a Domme after my own heart – sweet, lovely and almost normal in everyday life but when in a scene she becomes a fully capable badass. I loved that she could be both soft and hard when the situation called or it.

In my review for the previous book in this series, The Deep End, I spoke about not truly getting the concept of an alpha-sub but with Branch I totally got it. He is your quintessential KA alpha – strong, demanding and a fierce protector but with the bonus that he loves to be on the receiving end of some very hot kink. Like Evangeline, his past is filled with pain and betrayal but also with a bit of mystery. He tries to keep his heart closed off and emotions in check but as usual KA has her characters fighting hard to bring down all those walls.

The beautiful relationship between Branch and Evangeline was worth each word read and each page turned. The struggles, the heartache, the amazing sex and the feels were all so amazing to read. Kristen Ashley’s move into the BDSM genre has been a pleasure reading. Each book in the Honey series takes classic KA themes and styles and turns them up a notch with intense intimacy. I firmly believe there is nothing that KA can’t write.  

Excerpt

Putting a hand in and touching the fabric, Branch noted she had a fondness for silk and all of them were either dark purple, deep blue or black.

He also noted in an intense way that almost made him feel something, not only in his dick and balls, but somewhere else, that she had her shit tight.

She knew who she was. She knew what she liked. And what she liked wasn’t common or vulgar, as many people might see it (but he didn’t, he still couldn’t deny he like the way she obviously played it).

There was an elegance to her style.

It wasn’t about ball gags and he didn’t find a single strap on.

She got the life.

But she did it her way.

Yeah, that definitely almost made him feel something.

Almost.

The next drawer down, he found more harnesses, these for smaller uses, balls, cock, jaw.

There were also two carved boxes he pulled out and opened, their original use was for rings or jewelry but she’d put four cock rings in the purple velvet in one and a number of gleaming nipple clamps with and without chains tangled against the blue silk lining in the other.

He put the boxes back, closed the drawer, straightened and took one last look around.

It was a well-equipped playroom. She could get creative and be clean and safe doing it.

He cast his eyes down to the top of the dresser, lifted his hand and swiped it along the top, shining his flashlight on his fingers when he was done.

Dust.

She hadn’t been in there in months.

He drew breath in through his nose, switched off the light and turned his attention across the studio toward the wall beyond which was her house.

Aryas had made him an offer.

He needed to make a decision.

About the Author

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorize and she hadn’t taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen’s Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.  Nothing’s changed. Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she’s blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched). Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.  And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better. 

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  1. Thank you so much! ~Jessica, InkSlinger PR

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