When You Dare by Lori Foster (Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor #1)
April 26, 2011
Reviewed by Mandi
When you Dare is the first book I have read by Lori Foster and also the first in a new series. We are introduced to the super sexy, majorly alpha Dare Macintosh. Smexy approves.
Dare has made his living rescuing women who have been kidnapped by human traffickers. Dare has helped many and made a lot of money and is now winding down his career. That is until a good friend of his is kidnapped and taken to Tijuana. During her rescue he finds Molly Alexander among the women caged, abused and half starved. After he gets his friend to safety, he realizes Molly’s kidnapping is different. She isn’t the beautiful, young girl that are normally sold by white slavers. There is another reason she was taken, and he wants to get to the bottom of it.
Molly is a popular author, who lives a quiet life in Ohio. Waking up from nine days of pure horror, she finds comfort and safety with Dare. Even though he has such a large presence and a violent edge, she trusts him immediately. Dare promises to keep her safe until he can uncover who is after her.
I’ll be honest and say the cover totally drew me to this book. Hello hot man chest and big gun. And Dare definitely does this cover justice. He leads a very rigid, strict life. He expects perfection and 100% effort from those around him. When Molly comes into the picture, his overprotectiveness goes into full throttle. Although this book is a romantic suspense, there is not a ton of action. Yet, with Dare’s personality, it felt like there was more suspense than there really was. He is always on edge and always prepared. He is so overly cautious and just a bad ass. I think he is a really well done alpha male.
Which then leads me to Molly. I had a very hard time liking her and it is hard for me to pinpoint exactly why. I like that she is more on the plain side and lacks confidence with her appearance after nine days of being beaten. But for most of the book I didn’t connect with her. She comes across as a little too perfect. I would classify her as a Mary Sue heroine. She just acts too perfect in every situation and it really grated on my nerves. Dare sees her as this strong, proud woman and this really attracts her to him. But I had a hard time seeing that. Everything is just wrapped up too nice and tidy with her and I just didn’t like her.
Although I didn’t like Molly, the story entertained me and I enjoyed Dare. I’ll be checking out more from Lori Foster.
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