Wednesday, February 15, 2012

12. When You Dare by Lori Foster

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…

This is the first book that I have read by Lori Foster and I really enjoyed it.  It's a Harlequin Romance novel with more action, clever banter and strong-minded men and women.  From the first page the action began. A few turns later the hot romance began.

I did have a problem or two with the book which, in the end, was easy to overlook.  The immediate attraction between Dare and Molly...okay.  I can see that.  But they seemed to graduate to a full blown relationship very quickly.  Within pages they knew details about each others personalities, beliefs and way of life that should have taken them weeks even months to learn. For the most part, the novel tells the reader what they will need to know about the characters and how they interact rather than having the characters show it through their actions.  It was like they were on fast forward so that the awkward getting to know you stage wouldn't interfere with the investigation or action.  The other bit that bothered me here and there in the book is the heavy handed manner that the men deal with the women.  There is a need for protection yes, but at times the control they demand bordered on overbearing for this reader.  This is a light, sexy read, not meant to be anything more than entertaining.  As an adventure romance, it achieves that easily.

This book is full of mental eye candy.  So here is a trailer with more.

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