Published – May 1st 2009
Classification – Contemporary Romance
Summary – Lucy Fairchild walks from her place of work (her dad’s law practice she will take over someday) to the coffee shop, when she gets catcalled by some construction workers. Next thing she knows, she is accepting a date from Jake Dalton, the construction manager. She doesn’t want to get into a relationship, but she also does not want to date the man her dad picked out for her. Maybe Jake can make the perfect fake boyfriend for a while…
I read Jaci Burton’s Hope Flames a few weeks ago and loved it. My experience with this second book I read of hers? Burton did it again!
I read this book in all of two days because, a) it is a thin book of 200 pages with a big font, and b) its likable characters definitely gives greater appeal to continue reading.
Dare to Love has all the romantic elements a book needs – from the sexy, hardworking hero and the smart lawyer heroine, who both never found time to put energy into a relationship. They are likable characters, they meet early in the book, and they have a barrier that keeps them from the happily ever after until the end. Add touch of forbidden love and steamy romance scenes throughout and you’ve pretty much covered all the necessary elements.
Their first meeting was a tad bit awkward if you ask me, but from their first date on, I could tell Burton made a good match. The shortness of the book didn’t allow for much character development, but it was enough for this light read.
I don’t have much else to say about Dare to Love. If someone would like to read the first chapter, here is a link.
Have you read it? What did you think? Let me know in the comment section. Are there any other Jaci Burton books I should pick up next?
Conclusion: Dare to Love can be added to your light and easy read romance list.