Thursday, February 16, 2017

Book Review: Dare to Lie by Jen McLaughlin

Dare to Lie (The Sons of Steel Row #3)
By Jen McLaughlin
Release Date: February 7, 2017
Source: Publisher
As an undercover DEA agent in the most powerful gang in Boston, Scott Donahue accepts the risks of living a double life. But when Tate Donovan, leader of the Sons of Steel Row, assigns Scotty to take his place in a bachelor’s auction sponsored by his sister’s sorority, he’s exposed to a whole new level of danger. Even though Tate makes it very clear—Skylar is off limits—the second Scotty sees her, he’s a goner. But how does he tell Sky she’s falling for a man who doesn’t exist?

Sky can’t resist Scotty’s cool confidence or the raw, edgy power oozing from his perfect body. She’s always been the good girl, but he brings out the bad in her. And even though she knows so little about who he really is, Sky’s willing to take the biggest risk of all. But putting her heart on the line is no guarantee that Scotty won’t slip through her fingers
Who doesn't love a good undercover cop story? When Scotty's true identidy was revealed at the end of book one, I knew I had to have his story. Well, book three has finally released and I couldn't wait to gobble up Scotty's story! 

As an undercover DEA agent, Scotty knows that his life is on the line every second. Posing as a member in the Sons of Steal Row, Scotty is trying to clean up the city and bring down drug dealing gangs. But when the Son's leader, Tate, assigns Scotty to protect his sister, a sister no one knew he had, Scotty realizes he's in much more danger than just becoming discovered. Tate warns Scotty to keep his hands off of Sky, but the moment they meet there is an undeniable attraction and Sky feels something for a man that she's never felt before. Too bad Sky has no idea what her brother does and what kind of business Scotty deals in. But that doesn't stop the two from spending more time with one another and testing their limits. 

From the start, I really enjoyed Sky's character. She was dedicated to school and saw Tate as the overbearing big brother who she loves, not the hard, deadly gang leader he really is. No matter how many good, boring guys Tate throws her way, Sky has never really felt that all-consuming attraction for another man. Until Scotty. I loved how Scotty knew that Tate would literally kill him if he laid a hand on sky, but he couldn't resist such an interesting, fiery girl. They clicked so well and I loved all of their moments together. 

And talk about action! There is even more action in this book with Scotty trying to finally take down another gang for drug dealing and attacking the Sons and those he loves. More people tried to kill Scotty and he had to keep an eye over his should every second, not just for himself but for Sky as well. I loved Chris from book two and I was so happy to see so much of him in this book. Love my Sons! I think I loved Chris and his story so much, though, that I didn't love this book as much as book two. Scotty didn't live up completely to what I thought he would be and I just adored Chris so much that I didn't enjoy this one as much as I expected to. 

Overall, this was a fantastic addition to one of my favorite romantic suspense series. I love these characters and how they lead bad, dangerous lives, but they're really romantics on the inside who want to change. I really hope there are going to be more of this series because I can't get enough of these men!

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