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Touch If You Dare by Stephanie Rowe

July 31st, 2011 by Debbie's World of Books

Source: Received for review

Publication date: July 1, 2011

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

I give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars

Summary from

He’s just about the hottest warrior she’s ever seen…

Reina Fleming really appreciates a man who’s on a mission-especially when he’s a badass warrior doing his best to impress her. And Jarvis is charmed by the way Reina’s magic touch can soothe his dark side.

But when Jarvis’s attention puts her job, her home, and her family in danger, Reina has to decide whether love is worth the price…

If you have read Stephanie Rowe’s previous Soulfire book, Kiss At Your Own Risk, you know that the humor is so over the border of absurd that you just have to roll with it and be ready for one laugh after another thrown in with your romance.   I really enjoyed Reina in the previous book so it was nice to see her have her own story.  Her character was funny and sweet but I was hoping for a little more kick butt coming from someone aspiring to be one of Death’s reapers.  Granted we find out the true reason behind her career aspirations and they aren’t as morbid as expected but still she was pretty weak and too much of a damsel in distress for my tastes.   I liked Jarvis but he took the whole pity party for me that I’m hate and my death will doom the world and no one could ever love me too far.   That was the main reason I did not rate this story higher.

What I did love about this book were the supporting characters.  We got to see more of Death and get a deeper look into his softer side.  Who knew he was such a sucker for Cupid and true love.  The banter between the assassin, Augustus, and the other characters including Death’s grandfather and Reina’s sister cracked me up.  And how can I not mention the Godfather who apparently kills women with orgasms.  Come on, how could you not want to see more of him and get the background on him?

Overall, did not live up to the first book in the series but is still fun to read if you need one of those books that are so over the top that you have to laugh.

Posted in 3 Star Books, Books, Paranormal, Romance

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