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When You Dare by Lori Foster

May 13th, 2011 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Received for review

Publication date: April 26, 2011

Publisher: HQN Books

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars

Summary from The tougher they are, the harder they fall…

Professional mercenary Dare Macintosh lives by one hard and fast rule: business should never be personal. If a cause appeals to him and the price is right, he’ll take the mission he’s offered. But then the lovely Molly Alexander asks him to help her track down the men who’d had her kidnapped—and for the first time, Dare’s tempted to combine work with pleasure.

Fiercely independent, Molly vows to trust no one until she’s uncovered the truth. Could the enemy be her powerful, estranged father? The ex-fiancé who still holds a grudge? Or the not-so-shy fan of her bestselling novels? As the danger heats up around them, the only anchor Molly has is Dare himself. But what she feels for him just might be the most frightening thing of all…

I typically am not a fan of straight contemporary romances.  Usually I go for historical or contemporary mixed with paranormal so I was a bit surprised just how much I enjoyed this one.  The cast of characters were wonderful.  Dare was wonderfully alpha male but still reasonable and not full blown cave man.  Molly while no beautiful still had spunk and a back bone which made her an engaging character.  I did find it strange that she handled her kidnapping so well but it just adds to the sense of uniqueness to her character.

The supporting cast of characters was just as intriguing.  We meet Trace, a close friend of Dare’s, who also appears to be deadly, sweet and hot.  I’m happy to see he will be featuring in his own story at the end of this month!  I also love Chris, Dare’s best friend and caretaker.   He was quirky, had a fun sense of humor and charismatic.  The only minor thing that bugged me about his part was in the beginning the author mentions how he it took him so long to learn how to make proper coffee because he doesn’t drink coffee and yet through out the rest of the book he’s always drinking coffee.

The story line was somewhat predictable.  You can tell about half way through the book who the person responsible for Molly’s kidnapping is and I was hoping for a little more action but the personalities of the characters still draw you into the story and keep you entertained and not wanting to put the book down.  I will defiitely be checking out Foster’s other books and am happy to see Trace of Fever is coming out at the end of the month and Savor the Danger is due out the end of June.  I love when I don’t have long to wait to read from great authors.

Posted in 4 Star Books, Books, Romance

One Response

  1. Pam (@iwriteinbooks)

    My my my, that’s quite a cover! Glad it was yummy even if a little bit predictable.

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