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Friday, 27 May 2011

Review: Naked Edge by Pamela Clare


Naked Edge (I-Team # 4)
by Pamela Clare
Romantic Suspense

First and foremost, I have to talk about Clare’s storytelling abilities. Not only does each subsequent instalment get better, but Clare manages to keep things fresh in every book. Naked Edge to me, is more raw, more elemental and spiritual as it showcases Kat’s Navajo traditions and beliefs. It was so vastly different from the other books, but still very much engaging and riveting!

I loved that Clare made Kat’s background a major aspect of the book! This book was so culturally rich, I felt I was learning along with Gabe as she explained her beliefs and traditions. This not only made for a perfect way to veer the plot forward but it also made Kat more real to me. You could tell that she held her beliefs close to her heart. Even if she lives in Denver, she’s still a rez girl.

I’ll admit, I wasn’t that excited to read her story since she’s one of the more reserved I-Team members, but I enjoyed her shyness and vulnerability. Paired with her determination and strong-will, Kat made for an amazing heroine! I absolutely adored her.

But Gabriel Rossiter was the star of this book! Clare has a way of making me love each of her characters, especially her heroes. But for some reason, I felt that Gabe’s POV stood out amongst the others. I LOVED reading into his mind. How he pined for Kat, how he fought his emotions for her, how feelings of grief and anger oscillated with one another surrounding Jill. All of it made me love him more! To me, Gabe represented the ultimate alpha with his protectiveness. However, there is one more thing that made me love him so much...it was the fact that throughout this whole thing, he never made promises he couldn’t keep. He never led Kat on about his feelings. He let her know what he could give her and what he couldn’t, without spilling the secrets of his past. I have to respect that.

Gabe, you are an angel and if you haven’t read this series already, I promise you, you will never be the same after reading one of Clare’s books! Clare puts so much heart in her little books. She is able to make me laugh and cry in equal measures, making each book a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Naked Edge is no exception.

As you can tell, I have been obsessed with this series for awhile now. Some of my wonderful friends and fellow bloggers have referred this series to me, so I’d like to give them shout-outs. Rhonda, (of Shameless Romance Reviews) thank you, thank you, thank you for physically shoving this series into my face and riding my ass until I read them. I am eternally thankful for your persistence. I also want to give a shout out to Lady Jayne of Lady Jayne’s Reading Den who writes the most extensive and fun-filled reviews for this series. Jayne, you match my obsession for this series but are much better at pimping them out! Check out Lady Jayne's review of Naked Edge here.

As for my fantasy cast for this book, I have to agree with Lady Jayne’s choice of Kristen Kreuk for Kat! Great choice, Jayne!

But I have to go with Nathan Kamp as Gabriel Rossiter. For me, I couldn’t get Nathan’s gorgeous face out of my head as I read this book.

What do you think?

And now, I am onto Breaking Point and Zach McBride! Here I come, baby!

Favourite Quote:
“It can be something you want me to do to you, or something you want to do to me, or even something you want us to do together, like a role-playing game – teacher and schoolgirl or caveman and cavewoman or cowboy”-he winked-“and captive Indian maiden.”


helpmerhonda72 said...

Stellar review girlie!!!
Thanks for the love...MWAH!!

Ren said...

Hello.. Nathan Kamp!!! ;)
LOL, I think he suitable for Gabe, Annie! And yeah, Rhonda and Jayne write a great review for I-Team series. So happy there're more people read this awesome series ^^

Unknown said...

Thanks Rhonda! It's all because of you!

LOL! I can't get Gabe outta my head! I'm obsessed with these men! Ren, let's steal them all!

nix said...

This is the only book I haven't read in the series, as it doesn't come in ebook format in the UK. It is, however, on my TR paperback pile by my bed....after reading this, I may add it to the top.....:D

Nic @ scorching book reviews

SaNnn~~~ said...

Can't wait!! Super Curious.. So which one is the best? Is it still Marc?

Ps. Finally i can join this blog.. :D

Unknown said...

Hey Nic, I hope you love this book as much as I did! I thought it was stellar!

LOL! Glad you could make! yay! Welllllllll, this is a tough question....I love Marc. And I would say that Julian and Gabe are tied for second place for me. How does that sound? ;P

Eden Summers said...

Love your choice for Nat & Gabe. Love the review too.

Unknown said...

Thanks Jodie! You ready for that ambush?