The purpose of Thrifty Thursday is to read a book which was free (at some point).
Kindle freebie on May 31, 2018 (currently still free at Amazon and Barnes & Noble as of writing this post)
Overall rating 4.29 with 1,092 ratings and 189 reviews
Cutting Edge by CD Reiss
Series: The Edge #0.5
Published by Indie on May 25, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Amazon, Barnes & Noble
A sexy and intense prequel to the Edge Series.
There’s a war going on.
You need to pay attention to your job, not the surgeon. Not his sky-blue eyes or the confidence in his hands. Not the smile under his mask or the way it fits on his jaw.
Eight days of casualties. Eight days of hell.
Then you are the casualty.
You are the one he’s standing over. The one who can save you.
And as sure as the sky stretches from horizon to horizon, you love him.
But this is a war, and love doesn’t blossom in a war. Not without sacrifice.
Although, I own an audiobook by this author also, Cutting Edge is the first work I have read. The story is totally not what I expected and totally great. Let me just say, this is how to write a shorter book, or a prequel. Wow.
There was enough detail about the world and the characters without getting too much. I was able to connect to the characters even though I have never been in their situation or career. They are both doctors, in the military. They meet just before several days of casualties pouring into their makeshift hospital.
There are feels on all ends of the spectrum. War provides plenty of action and suspense. While there is loss and grief, there is also caring and compassion. There is even a bit of sexy times. My emotions got yanked up and down and all around. I want to read more of this Edge series!
Thrifty Thursday is only Kindle freebies I get, or ones through author newsletters which anyone can sign up and get for free. I don’t include things like Kindle Unlimited or Prime Free Reading (I do have it). Both Tantor and Audible have occasional free audios (to anyone) and I do include those. Since I one-click on 1-2 freebies a day or probably at least 5 a week, I came up with this feature to make sure I start reading them.
So I have thought about doing a Thrifty Thursday Challenge someday. For now, what I think would be fun is if you have read and reviewed a freebie, link up to your review (Goodreads, blog, facebook or wherever) below.
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Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2018 New Release Challenge
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Wow! An almost 5-star kindle freebie. That’s fantastic, Anne, so you know I’ve got to check this out. Wonderful review.
It’s relatively short (150 pages) but very good. I want to read the rest of the series now but it’s not at the library or KU which leaves buying it. This is my problem when reading awesome prequels.
That is always wonderful to come across a prequel that ticks off all the boxes, especially development, and building anticipation for the rest of the series.
Yes I was going to read a bunch of prequels released in 2018 but then I realized if I wanted to go on with the series, it would be too many to do all at once. So I stopped here.
I haven’t read this author yet but this sounds like a great way to give her a try. I love the sound of this one so I am heading to Amazon to one-click this one myself.
Free is easy to try and this one is only about 150 pages so fairly short but I thought it was very well written.
I have not tried this author Anne, but this sounds like the perfect quicky to try!
It is easy to try when it’s free but now I want to go on with the series.
It sure has a lot of good ratings. A new author for me.
I knew this author because of Jennifer at The Book Nympho really enjoyed her work.
I LOVE CD REISS!!!
I know. That’s what made me choose it. Sadly the rest of the series is not at the libraries or in KU so I may need to buy them now I want to read the rest.
Yeah most of her titles are indies so she’s hard to find at the library. I own most of her books on audio.