Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Jagged Edge
Author: Jo Raven
Narrator: Teddy Hamilton & Iggy Toma
Series: Damage Control
Heroes: Jason & Raine
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
Publisher: Oh My Audiobooks
Release Date: March 13, 2018
Available at: Amazon & Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: I don’t want Jason Vega.
Not at all.
It’s the worst idea ever.
Jason is handsome. Smart. Dangerous. Hot.
He’s goddamn gorgeous—but he’s also sleeping on the street, hanging out with the local biker gang and selling his body for a living.
Our lives, our paths couldn’t be further apart. I’m crawling toward the light, while he’s falling into the dark.
But it doesn’t matter how different we are, or what logic dictates.
I really shouldn’t want Jason Vega—but I just can’t stop.
He’s under my skin, and sinking deeper…
Trigger Warning: violence and sexual abuse
I am a big ol’ sucker for audiobooks that are performed by two or more narrators. For me, hearing different voices and inflections for each character makes the experience that much more enjoyable. In this case, I have listened to both Teddy Hamilton and Iggy Toma before so I knew going in what to expect and I was not disappointed.
Raine and Jason each have a rough beginning, but Raine was able to progress and Jason is still floundering…and some of it by choice. Jason is homeless and a prostitute who is regularly mistreated by his john. A john who is naturally cruel and has mafia ties. But though Jason might fight with Raine about getting off the street, Jason is there for a reason. And that reason is what takes a lot of the book for Raine to figure out. Raine may not have the same issues as Jason, but his life is not easy either. His father, for one, is a horrific person who treats Raine, and his brother Ocean, as his personal ATM, until they cut him off and he gets nasty.
This is a tough audio but both Teddy and Iggy play their respective roles brilliantly. You ache for Jason, as the poor guy was constantly being physically abused, and you ache for Raine because he cares so much for Jason and just wants Jason to let him help. They have a lot to work out, they have to deal with violence, the mafia, and drugs, but in the end it is love that gets Jason and Raine on the same page, and Jason off the street.
This is not a sweet and sappy story, so if that if that is not a turnoff, then I recommend you give this audio a try. Trust me, two narrators makes for a much better and well-rounded story.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I purchased my own, personal copy of this book for review.*