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 long time since I have read a Lori Foster book. Her books were some of the first adult romance novels I read when I was younger and looking for things outside of my YA bubble I lived in.
The start of this book just grabbed my attention right from the start. I don’t know why but I have a thing for watching shows or reading books where the woman was abused in some way and a man needs to come in to rescue her. I’m all for feminism and women being powerful in their own right but I just love this trope.
From the start of the book I loved Dare and Molly. Individually their characters just seemed very real, I could imagine Dare being the way he was and I loved that he could be the alpha male but also make time for Molly. I loved how Molly was abused but not broken and she was determined to gain her life back after what happened. Add in all of the suspense and mystery themes, not to mention the sexy times and this made for a great read.
Overall, this one just worked for me. It reminded me why I started to read romance so long ago, specifically the ones published by Foster. I can’t wait to read more in this series and other books by Foster. Bring on the sexy alpha males. Favorite read of the year so far.