Friday, December 30, 2016

Book Review: Dare Me (Dare Me #1) by Rebecca Shea

Five coworkers.
Four drinks.
Three glances.
Two fleeting smiles.
One dare.

A dare that will change my life.

That’s all it takes to send me plummeting into the arms of the mysterious Holt Hamilton. Behind his crystal blue eyes is a secret, one that screams danger but calls to me anyway.

My name is Saige Phillips.

I never walk away from a dare.


This one was a little difficult to read at times. The things that our main character, Saige, has to live with and go through are more than horrendous. While it was sad to see her struggle with things in her life, it was also interesting to watch her try to pick herself back up. 

I think that's one of the things that I love about reading ... you get this opportunity to live through someone else for a short time period and see how they would handle things. It may not be something that you'll ever go through in your lifetime but it is always food for thought. 

Until this book, I had never read anything by Rebecca Shea before. I really didn't know what to expect when I started delving into the pages but it was a really pleasant surprise to find an author who so completely created characters. There was nothing missing - I never had to sit and wonder why a character was behaving the way that they were or why they thought the things that they did because Shea laid the groundwork out for her audience and fleshed these characters out. By the time I reached the last page, I felt like I knew these characters better than I do some of my friends. Which is good ... and sad ...

The book moves along at a great pace and the story flows from one plot point to the next without any hiccups or slow-downs. Because of that, it was a fast read and one that took me just a short while to finish. And can I say how very much I liked Holt. Dude. Well, he was a bit of an a-hole. Speaking of a-holes, cats do this thing where they're rubbing on your hand and then they will bite the shit out of you and then lick the spot where they bit you  - my reading relationship with Holt is like that ... I really liked him and then I hated him but then quickly the hate dissipated and I loved him again.  

Anyway, great plot and character development. Shea set it up to where any of the secondary characters could be the main focus in the next book and I can't wait to see who it will be about!

* I received this novel in exchange for an honest review *

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