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When You Dare: Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor    by Lori Foster order for
When You Dare
by Lori Foster
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Harlequin, 2011 (2011)
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* *   Reviewed by Martina Bexte

When mercenary Dare MacIntosh sweeps in to rescue a friend's sister from traffickers, he doesn't realise that his rescue of a fellow prisoner, Molly Alexander, will ultimately change his life. Once he gets her safely out of Mexico, the feisty suspense writer immediately hires him to find out who has a grudge against her.

At first Dare figures it's because Molly's the daughter of a wealthy businessman with his eye on the political ring. But why toss Molly over to unscrupulous flesh peddlers rather than demanding ransom? Various other leads don't pan out either and until Dare figures it all out, he has no intention of letting Molly out of his sight. But as their investigation continues, keeping his professional distance from the alluring Molly becomes increasingly difficult.

Foster introduced Molly in Ready, Set, Jet, her contribution to the Guy Next Door anthology released earlier this year. When You Dare is the spin-off from that story and the first novel in Foster's Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series.

While the storyline, the leads and their romance are engaging, Foster's romantic suspense plot is rather generic. She also tends to overwrite scenes, which slows down the continuity of the story. The villain was easy to figure out and Dare's (the ultimate loner) falling for Molly so quickly didn't seem realistic either.

When You Dare is overall an good read and a competent lead in to Trace of Fever, which hits bookshelves shortly.

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