Rough Edge

The Edge, Book 1
By: CD Reiss
Narrated by: Joe Arden, Maxine Mitchell
Series: The Edge Series, Book 1
Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (154 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the author of the Audie Award-winning and the New York Times best-selling Marriage Games comes a deeply intense new series.   

Everything is going to be perfect. Greyson comes home from deployment to live the life she and her husband Caden dreamed of. He has a surgical residency, and she has a psychiatric practice in the basement of their Manhattan brownstone.   

Caden loves his wife more than he can measure. But he starts hearing whispers. Someone else loves her. Someone else wants her. There's someone else, and though whoever's behind the whispers will move mountains to have her, Caden will move heaven and earth to keep her.   

Greyson will never break her vows, even as their marriage snaps apart one piece at a time; even as the line between reverie and reality blurs; even as Caden demands control, and Greyson cedes it. She will never, ever turn her back on him. When their marriage crumbles, her resolve shakes and love becomes the one thing holding them together.  

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There aren't enough stars to show my love for this

CD Reiss is my author crush. Her brilliant storytelling of these two exceptional, imperfect people and how they began is captivating. The sex is hot as hell 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 but the love is thermonuclear. Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell 's duet narration is seamless and fluid. 🎧 I'm hooked and I need more.

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Could not stop listening...

Intrigue with steam...I know I will finish this series, I think it's a 4 book listen, I stayed well up into the night listening. CD Reiss can write some sexy, steamy scenes. I can feel the love and passion and commitment her couples have for each other just listening to their stories. There are many questions left unanswered after Book 1 so on I go!

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Military with a twist.

This is the best alpha book I’ve ever read. You have out done yourself again.

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Cliffhanger

This was a great story but I really hate cliffhangers. The narrators were great! Not going to get sucked into buying the rest.

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wow what an intense read!

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WTF did I just read?! OMG what a twisted, insane, dark and weird this story was. But it seems like it spoke to my crazy self and I really enjoyed it. I’m sure this will not be everyone’s cup of tea. I was on the edge of hating it one minute and loving it the other, but boy, the idea was so original and kept me intrigued the whole time. I listened to the audio of this book and the narration is amazing – duet narration by Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell and they absolutely nailed every emotion and transferred the intensity of this story.

I jumped into this absolutely blind. I only heard it was a mindf*ck and boy, it was that and so much more. The idea behind is really unconventional and even though it was a bit twisted I loved that couple and the way they fought to save their marriage. Some parts were a bit disturbing even though I can’t say I’m a prude. It definitely went beyond my comfort zone in some places, but I still feel the story is interesting and has potential. That ending OMFG. My jaw hit the floor. Now I want to know WTF happened and my curiosity is going wild. The theories running through my head are countless and I’m eager to know more.

This is not your typical romance, although it’s about a couple that loves each other fiercely. It’s definitely a mindf*ck and will make your head spin and keep you on the edge the whole time. Go for it with an open mind and just let yourself be swallowed by this twisted, unconventional story

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Amazing

This is an amazing start to the series! So different than ANYTHING I have listened to before. If you are getting tired of the same types of romance stories then you really need to try this one. Hot, sexy, intense, interesting and suspensful.

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Twisted, Intense, Hot, Rough, On the edge...

Definitely not your typical romance... in fact, I don't think I have come across Caden's condition before. Very unique PTSD. Everything in this book is heightened and intense. War scenes. The book does tend to jump fast from situation to situation, more elaboration would have been appreciated. It does take a while getting into it because it lacks the romance in the beginning. You start with the married couple. BUT... you get all that in the prequel which is better listened to later.

The narration is one of the best ever. The female voice is done by Maxine and male voices by Joe. Often in books, both authors play both parts. Never understood that. Anyhow, it's done perfectly in this book. Joe Arden plays Caden and Ronin's voice.

Love the intensity between the two characters and their commitment to one another. Also, the prequel Cutting Edge at the end is the icing on the cake. So beautifully written. Breathless. Makes you wanting the next book!! Can't wait.

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Another great read!!

I Loved it!! I am now looking forward to the next book in the series.

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🌻I’m really not sure about this, yet🌻

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻V from Kansas🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

So far, this has been intense but, often confusing. I’m having trouble understanding everything that is going on. I re-listened, trying to make sure I hadn’t missed anything, but I hadn’t. I sure hope I’m going to start seeing this story’s direction , during the next book. If not, I’m not sure I’ll continue this series.

Most of the book is done using duet narration I love it. I sure wish this trend would catch on!
Onward to book two!

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Very intense and screwed up but riveting

The performance is fantastic and done as a duet so it really flows during Rough Edge. The first 2/3 are part 1 of the larger narrative and called Rough Edge but the last 1/3 is Cutting Edge- the prequel. This part is narrated by Maxine Michelle and is Grayson’s point of view for how they met and their relationship while they are both active service. It is interesting but not as engaging as the duet performance.
Caden is a surgeon with definite psychological issues. His wife Grayson has her own issues and is a psychiatrist. Both are former military in Rough Edge and in the war during Cutting Edge. There is the usual sadism dominant/ submissive masochist that CD Reiss is known for. But this story adds plenty more. It is not a story for the faint hearted. Unfortunately it is only the first of several books which means several credits. It also could have been condense and edited some more but is pretty well done.

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Awesome

Wow what an awesome storyline, raw and edgy, with incredible narration. Would highly recommend this series