Tuesday, May 10, 2011

When You Dare by Lori Foster

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.

First Time in PrintFiercely 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…
**I requested this title for review from NetGalley**

I love a well done military-esque romance. It just appeals to the little woman inside me who wants to be swept away in big strong arms......or something like that anyway. There's no way to get around the sense of protectiveness and possessiveness that's characteristic of military men, especially in romances, but I think Foster hits another one out of the park by allowing Dare to stay true to his roots while also clearly showing his feelings for Molly.

In addition to the central romance of the story I think Foster also does a good job making sure that readers don't forget the large picture - we don't know how Molly got to Tijuana or what crazy person is after her. Even as a plot point that's removed from the relationship building I never quite forgot that I had to be looking at every new character with a discerning eye. No one could really be trusted because it could be anyone! (I would be 'ooohing' in a scary voice over the blog, but just imagine it for me ok? You'll make me feel better)

And of course no Lori Foster novel would be complete without some really spicy love scenes right? She definitely doesn't disappoint because the physical stuff between Dare and Molly is on point! The bathtub scene? I mean come ON the bathtub scene! Foster never loses the emotion but she builds the tension to it's natural conclusion and it's a lot of fun to get through.

All in all it's a great book and a wonderful beginning to a new series. I can't wait for Trace of Fever!

Overall Feeling - Thumbs up.

Series - 1) When You Dare 2) Trace of Fever (May 2011) 3) Savor the Danger (June 2011)