WHEN YOU DARE
Men Who Walk the Edge of Danger #1
Author: Lori Foster
Source: Personal Purchase
Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: HQN Books (April 26, 2011)
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…
It has been a while since I have read a book by author Lori Foster. When I saw various reviews popping up about this series though, I got sucked back into her world of suspense and romance.
When Dare goes on a rescue mission to find his best friends sister, he comes across the beautiful Molly as well. At first he considers her a complication to the mission, but quickly discovers the beauty within Molly along with a mysterious cover-up. I loved Dare in this book. He was strong, sexy and independent. I loved his ferocious protectiveness of the people he cared about. I also loved his friendship with his assistant, Chris. Chris had the perfect balance of smarts, sexy and humor that this book needed.
Molly was not one of my favorite characters. I felt she was too needy and weak. While she tried to come across as a strong woman, she was always relying on others to lead the way. I wanted her to stand on her own two feet and learn to protect herself in certain parts of the books. She whined quite a bit which became annoying as well. I wanted her to get a spine and be as strong as Dare when needed.
Overall, while this wasn’t my favorite book by this author, it was one that kept me interested enough to continue on with the series. I am looking forward to see how the other characters will evolve in the next books. Hopefully, we will get to see more of Chris as well and maybe even get his own book in the series!
Okay book, but it left me wanting more! 3 STARS