Saturday, May 4, 2013

[Kame's Review]: "When You Dare"

When You Dare by Lori Foster Publisher: HQN Books (April 26, 2011) Series: Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor, 1 Genre: Contemporary Romance

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-fiancĂ© 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…

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Kame's Review:

Dare Macintosh is in the personal protection business. He went into Tijuana with the mission to rescue his best friend’s sister from a group of human traffickers; he came out with Alani and an additional unplanned complication; Molly Alexander. Molly was abducted and held captive for nine days; during that time she was drugged and beaten.  Neither Dare nor Molly can figure out why she was abducted, and why no one reported her as missing, but until all the questions they have are answered Dare refuses to let Molly out of his sight.

“Though she obviously didn’t know it, Molly was a sexy mix of innocence, courage, independence and honesty. The combo hit him on a gut level.”

Dare is a man who insists on order and loves deeply. His family of friends and his girls are the most important aspects of his life. Molly is a romantic suspense author. Her latest novel is about to be turned into a block buster movie. She is extremely close to her sister, but has a strained relationship with her father and stepmother. Molly and Dare are self-sufficient people who rely on no one – but that all changed when Dare rescued Molly.  I enjoyed Dare’s ability to show care and concern for Molly. From the first sight of her he cared for her safety and getting her strength back.  Dare was impressed with Molly’s inner strength, and so was I.  Molly’s character was able to keep herself calm and not give into emotion.

“Your books have explicit sex in them?”

She immediately went defensive. “Life has sex in it, and I write about life, about people who face hardships and in the end triumph through it all. Any really good triumph deserves a lasting love don’t you think?”

Before he could answer, she said, “ Of course it does. And any lasting love has to have really hot wonderful sex.”

When I first read this book I was surprised that I hadn’t highlighted more passages.  When I enjoy a book I generally have at least a half-dozen or more quotes I consider using in a review.  Then I went back and reread the book and I realized that what I enjoyed most of all was the nuances of the characters, things that can’t be conveyed in a simple quote. This is not a starry eyed falling in love tale, but one of a love that grows strong in a short time due to an emotionally binding event.

This is the first book in the “Men Who Walk The Edge Of Honor” series. I found this book when I was searching the e-books available to loan through my library.  After a few chapters I went on the site and requested book 2 in the series.  Molly’s sister and her fiancĂ©’s story is a short story that was published in an anthology.  You know a series has you hooked when at 11pm on a work night you finish book 1 only to immediately purchase the e-book for the short novella about secondary characters and start reading it right away!



Kame received this ebook from her library.
*Note: Quote used belongs to Lori Foster; Kame and TBQ's Book Palace do not claim it*

Meet Kame:

Kame is part of a family of readers; one day she picked up the Nook she purchased for her husband and discovered her love of e-books. A few months later he purchased one for her so he could have his back! Kame’s Nook is never far, and she is hard pressed to pick a favorite book, genre or author. As long as there are characters that make her want to sit down and have a chat and a plot keeps the pages turning, she’ll read it.

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You know, I've never read any books from Lori Foster, but I'm dying to try this one now! :D Thanks for the review, Kame.

Have you read any of Lori Foster's books? Which one is your favorite/which one would you suggest I start with?



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Anna@herding cats said...

Oh this is such a good series. I really enjoyed all of them but haven't tried the novella yet.

Molly really was a great heroine and I loved that quote from her :) It's been a while since I've read this series and I so want to go back now and pick them up again!

Glad you enjoyed it Kame!

Kame said...

Thank you so much Anna! I really liked that Molly was a writer and I am loving the series, I can't wait to get back to it.

Colleen Isolde said...

Great review, Kame! Lori Foster is one of my auto-buy authors. This is probably my favorite series with her new series Love Undercover coming in a very close second. I also really, really liked her Buckhorn Brothers series. You definitely won't be disappointed with any of these series.

Kame said...

Colleen - I am thinking I need to read everything she has ever written...thank goodness I read fast and I have this Summer off as my list of books I want to read is huge!

Lover Of Romance said...

LOVED the quotes! Especially the last one! SO true right ? I haven't had a chance to read this series yet, but I think this book is going to be bumped up my list for sure. Enjoyed the review. :)

kimbacaffeinate said...

Great review and ooh the quotes are good! I plan to read this since I am reading the Undercover series and enjoying them.

Kame said...

Thank you - it was hard to pick a quote that didn't reveal too much...this book is filled with great lines! I plan on reading the Undercover series now. Thanks for stopping by!

Kame said...

Thank you - it is a sure to please book. I like finding these hidden gems that have been out for a while. The last quote was perfect! Thanks for stopping by.