Seth Kincaid survived a fire in a cave, but he’s never been the same. He was always a reckless youth, but now he’s gone over the edge. He ran off to the Civil War and came back crazier than ever.
After the war, nearly dead from his injuries, it appears Seth got married. Oh, he’s got a lot of excuses, but his wife isn’t happy to find out Seth doesn’t remember her. Callie has searched, prayed, and worried. Now she’s come to the Kincaid family’s ranch in Colorado to find her lost husband.
Callie isn’t a long-suffering woman. Once she knows her husband is alive, she wants to kill him. She’s not even close to forgiving him for abandoning her.
Then more trouble shows up in the form of a secret Seth’s pa kept for years. The Kincaid brothers might lose their ranch if they can’t sort things out. It’s enough to drive a man insane–but somehow it’s all making Seth see things more clearly. And now that he knows what he wants, no one better stand in his way.
I wouldn’t define any of the Kincaid men as “normal,” but Seth was a wackadoodle even compared to his brothers’ extreme personalities. Traumatized by an accident when he was a child that left his body and mind scarred, Seth’s mental state further detached from reality during the Civil War. In the previous instalments of this series, Seth’s tumultuous past and feeble grasp on reality were foder for a subplot that hinted that Seth had forgotten some critical information. In Over the Edge , Seth–who seems a little saner but still eccentric as ever– must win back the wife he forget he had while evading her persistent threats to fill his gut with lead.
There wasn’t much plot variation from the previous two books (Out of Control and In Too Deep) as this book acted as a continuation and conclusion to the hidden treasure/cave mystery plaguing the Kincaid brothers and their equally unconventional and obstinate wives. The supporting characters (Rafe, Ethan, Julia, Audra) remained static from previous books but still played critical roles in the overall plot. Rafe’s domineering and controlling attitude loss a bit of their endearment and came across more manipulative than protective. Not lost is Mary’s signature comedic timing and sarcastic humour that results in an entertaining novel that offers readers a predictable yet satisfying conclusion.
**Disclosure: Copy provided by publisher for review consideration**