Sophie Garner is a single mom who’s been raising her daughter on her own, fighting for both of their lives ever since going into hiding to escape her abusive husband.
When Sophie gets offered the job of a lifetime as the exclusive massage therapist for Josh “The Jackhammer” North’s team, it’s difficult to say no to the outrageous salary—and the bet—that Josh proposes. But for Sophie it’s a risk that could cost a lot more than just her heart – if she’s found, it could cost her her life.
Should she dare?
Josh wants to break through Sophie’s fortified walls, but is unwilling to put the jackhammer to his own and reveal his secrets and the side of him few have ever known or seen. To do that, he’ll have to confront the darkness of his past.
Will he dare?
MMA Fighter? Check
Smoking hot guy with a damaged past? Check
Overall great guy with a huge heart? Check
Heroine with an abusive past that makes her weary of being in a new relationship? Check
Overall a really really good book? Check
Maybe I am just a sucker for a MMA fighter who also happens to be a firefighter, or maybe it is that Josh does have a past that isn’t all rainbows and unicorns, or it could be that the way he is with Sophie and her daughter just melted my heart and made me fall in love with him. Honestly it was all those things and more that had me loving Dare. From the first page I was drawn into their story. I automatically felt for both Josh and Sophie for how their pasts have defined who they are but have made them better people and not the bitter, angry people that it could have. I am not going to give their pasts away, but when you finally get the entire truth of both of their pasts if you don’t feel any sympathy then, well maybe you should be checked to make sure you do actually have a heart.
Dare is the first book in the Brothers of Ink and Steel series and I really loved this book and beginning to the series. I have a feeling that each future book will be better and better and maybe even more heart breaking with these guys. Dare shows that your past doesn’t define what your future can be if you don’t let it. I hope the next book is released soon because I personally want more of these men.
Allie Juliette Mousseau writes sexy, emotionally-charged New Adult and Adult Romance in a variety of genres and temperatures. She also creates captivating YA worlds through the magic of ink.
She can always be found writing, playing in puddles with her children, hiking with her husband, or adventuring somewhere in the world. Her favorite place to write on warm days is outdoors, but when the weather gets too cold, she'll be inside at her desk inspired by the mountain view from her home office in Montana where she lives with her loving husband, children, and golden retriever.
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