Dare Macintosh is so amazingly considerate. He’s tough but he doesn’t act macho. He’s also sensitive and compassionate and is not ashamed to show it, which is different from other tough guys I’ve read. He is confident in his skills but not cocky…a huge plus! I liked that, while guiltily attracted her, Dare takes great care in being so respectful of Molly, especially right after he’s rescued her. His feelings start off as protective, then lustful and then finally turn into love. This wasn’t a love-at-first-sight story, which is understandable considering the conditions in which they met.
Molly suffered through some terrible things while in the hands of her captors, but she is determined to keep it together; for herself though, not anyone else. I really admired that. She isn’t your typical drop-dead gorgeous beauty. She is your girl-next-door cutie, but her personality and demeanor make her sexy. She doesn’t like to ask for help, not because of pride, but because she hates putting people out and because she’s very independent.
I really enjoyed seeing Dare at his home with his girls and his assistant Chris. Chris was great comic relief. I liked his banter, first with Dare and then later with Molly. We also meet Trace, who is the MC of the next book in this series, and his sister Alani. I can’t wait to get to know Trace better, because from what I read in this book, he’s going to definitely be interesting!
On Molly’s side, I hated her father and step-mother. They were rich, stuck-up, and only care about appearances. Her sister I really liked. I especially liked her sister’s fiancé, Jett. The interactions between him and Dare had me giggling, only because it’s so typical of two tough guys to act that way around each other.
This wasn’t a very fast paced book. Not that it was slow, because I was never bored but it also wasn’t a suspenseful page-turner. The pace was just right for this story and the development of this romance. This was my first Lori Foster read and I cannot wait to read more of the “Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor” series!!
When You Dare by Lori Foster
Series: Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor #1
Published by HQN
Pub Date: April 26th 2011
Format: eARC | Source: NetGalley
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
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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…
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