dare-you-to-runTitle:  Dare You To Run
Series:  Unbroken Heroes #2
Author:  Dawn Ryder
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Military Romance
Published:  August 30, 2016
Publisher:  St. Martin’s Press
My Rating:  3 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

Serve and protect
For Vitus Hale, only one mission has ever gone wrong. All he had to do was rescue a beautiful woman from her kidnappers. But falling hard into bed—and into love—with the stunning innocent was not part of the game plan, and when she leaves him in the dust, Vitus has nothing but a blemished record and a hardened heart. Now, after three long years, his beauty has finally come back into his life—and this time, failure is not an option…

Seduce and destroy
Damascus Ryland knew from their first steamy embrace that stoic warrior Vitus Hale is the only man for her, but when her power-hungry Congressman father offered her an ultimatum—sever ties with Vitus, or he dies—Damascus knew she had to walk away to save the man she loved. But now, three years later, a new threat is closing in on her—and tossing Vitus right back into her life. Damascus needs to keep her love for him locked in her heart if she is to keep him safe, but the old flame that burned between them is still as vibrant and hot as ever. Now, Damascus and Vitus must risk it all to find their freedom…and embrace their love…

Titles in this series include:  Dangerous To Know – Dare You To Run – Deep Into Trouble

I have very mixed feelings about Dare You To Run.  Especially after I had loved and devoured the first title in this series, Dangerous To Know.

I expected and accepted a lot of information in the initial story that sets up this world and this series.  I did not expect just as much information to be dumped in the beginning of the second story.  I understand that the back story for Vitus and Damascus is being set up for the reader, it was simply too much in too short of a reading time for me.

Dare You To Run is a good story, which is what a 3 star rating means to me – it wasn’t my favorite, and I have to admit that I’m unsure at this point if I’ll continue the series.  It does further the connecting thread woven through the series by adding a bit more, and leaving more to be discovered.  Vitus and Damascus have some shining moments, but not enough to save this story for me, personally.  I enjoyed it for those parts.

I’m a firm believer of stating that simply because a book wasn’t for me, doesn’t mean there isn’t an audience out there that would love it.  And that’s how I feel about Dare You To Run.  The cover information blurb gives you enough of the story to know if this will grab your attention.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this novel. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this story.*

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