Sunday, April 17, 2016

The Danger in Daring a Lady

Title: The Danger in Daring a Lady [Author's Website]

Author: Emma Locke [Website][Facebook][Twitter]

Publisher: Intrepid Reads

Series: Naughty Girls, Bk 6

ISBN: 9781939713506

Obtained: Free copy through NetGalley

Why this book?:

I was in the mood for a historical romance, it was by an author name I recognized, and the blurb sounded interesting.


I actually have mixed feelings about this.  In general, I enjoyed the story.  I liked Cate, and I liked Dare as well - despite his addiction.  I appreciated their romance.  Cate's strength and Dare's charm balanced and complimented each other.

But addiction is a difficult subject for me, as several people in my family face it.  The reactions of Dare's family both grated and yet felt understandable.  I saw the Dare that Cate saw, so I felt they needed to give him another chance.  Plus they were his family; they needed to be there for him.

Yet I have seen the selfish, thoughtless, self-pitying, and horrible actions of those caught in the throes of addiction.  I have been hurt and seen others hurt by addiction.  And I can understand the mistrust and resentment that builds when each "second" chance is squandered.  So I was torn throughout the story.

Fortunately, in the way of romances such as this, there was a dependable HEA that, while somewhat abrupt and convenient in its resolve, made all things well and left that happy glow.

I would try more books by this author, though apparently I'm going to disregard series and order.

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