The Edge of Night

When a killer strikes close to home, April Ortiz is willing to do what she can to protect herself and her young daughter Jenny. When Police Officer, Noah Young comes asking questions, April takes a chance. She slips him some information that may help him, even at her own risk. Noah is enthralled by the sexy waitress, and willing to listen to her. Can the police catch the murder before there are more victims? Pursuing April could have consequences with his job, dare he risk his career over his emotions?

*****

THE EDGE OF THE NIGHT was a spectacular story. I can't wait for its release date so I can go pick up a couple copies to give to friends! Jill Sorenson has created one of the sweetest, sexiest police officer hero's I've ever read! The non-stop action and the budding romance between April and Noah, made for a fast-paced tale which I was unable to put down until the very end. I highly suggest blocking off a good amount of time when you pick this book up, because you're not going to want to put it down. The suspense was great to, especially since I didn't peg the bad guy right off.

Noah doesn't hold the cynicism that most police/military heroes seem to have, there isn't the dark-grittiness of someone whose been hurt by tragedy or been there, done that, nothing surprises him attitude. He's so fresh and energetic still, and I loved it! It was a unique twist keeping the genre from going stale.

April was no angel, yet for all her experiences and life lessons, she retained a sweetness that resounded throughout the pages. She knows that she made bad choices in her youth, but has matured to regret her actions which helped shape her into the person she is now. Jenny is her life, and she would do anything for her.
I loved the emotions that Ms. Sorenson brought out in this book. There was the desire that sprung between Noah and April, which I couldn't wait to see fulfilled, plus the action of Noah's job and the gang life going on throughout the book. You also get April's fears about where a relationship with Noah could possibly go and the hunt for the killer who kept getting closer. Just everything kept me wrapped tightly into this tale.

I also enjoyed the side story of Meghan and Eric...though I really wish Eric had made a different choice. I found that their side story kept the rest of the plot moving along, and helped shape certain outcomes of the book.

I'm looking forward to whatever Ms. Sorenson has coming up next, as she is easily an auto-buy author for me. 


Book Blurb for The Edge of Night

In a sultry California city on the Mexican border, a brutal crime pushes a struggling young mother and an idealistic cop to the edge of passion—and beyond.

To support her small daughter, April Ortiz does what she has to do—which means waiting tables in a skimpy outfit at a popular nightclub in a gang-infested area of Chula Vista. When one of her co-workers is raped and murdered, April does what she knows she shouldn’t—she defies the neighborhood code by giving the police a hardcore gang member’s name.

Clean-cut cop Noah Young wants a shot at breaking this case more than anything in the world—that is, until he meets the unforgettable April Ortiz. When April gives Noah the tip, a spark ignites. As the fire between them threatens to blaze out of control, the two are dragged down further into the dark mysteries of the graffiti-lined streets, taunted by a crazed killer who could strike again at any time.


Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2011 5.00