Living on the Edge Book Summary and Study Guide

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The author weaves a romantic and suspenseful tale about a “tough” bodyguard and naïve sweet socialite who survives a kidnapping and an abusive marriage.
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Tanner Keane is hired by Madison's ex-husband and father to find and bring her home as she's been kidnapped and being held for ransom. When the rescue goes bad, Tanner is forced to take Madison into hiding at a safe house. Tanner doesn't trust her but eventually gets to know her and believes she's not only been abused by her ex and not understood nor appreciated by her father but that her ex-husband is the source of the kidnapping.

There is nothing soft about Tanner and as he learns more about Madison and her husband's involvement in the kidnapping, he begins to trust her and realizes that when the end comes, he won't want to her go. As for Madison, she's a sensitive, beautiful woman and afraid to trust Tanner. However, as the few weeks go by, she realizes she will never forget him, that he has changed her for the better and that he has touched her heart.

The review of this Book prepared by Marilyn Shoemaker

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1600 to 1899 Action/suspense subplot?    -   Yes Action:    -   rescue kidnapped secondary character

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   government investigator Age/status:    -   long lived adults

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's Profession/status:    -   unemployed


United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

What % of story is romance related?    -   50% Focus of story    -   many multiple characters How much dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   3-4 sex acts

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