Dare You To
Ryan lowers his lips to my ear. "Dance with me, Beth."
"No." I whisper the reply. I hate him and I hate myself for wanting him to touch me again....
"I dare you..."
If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does....
Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him.
But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all....
OH MY GOD. Dare You To was an amazing, sensational, and epic read. The two days in which I read this book went something like this:
Me: I have dance in a few minutes.
And then the book proceeded to get awesome-er. I was literally hooked from the first page.
The romance: was beautiful. Every moment between Ryan and Beth was real and perfect and made me swoon. The characters problems made sense, their reactions made sense, the thoughts and dialogues flowed flawlessly.
The characters: Oh, the love. I just loved everyone. I wanted to jump in and make everything right in their lives. With Beth, in the beginning I didn't understand why she kept running even when that clearly wasn't the smart thing to do. But as the novel progressed, we start to see who she was and the fears she had. And Ryan? Can you say NEW FICTIONAL BOYFRIEND? On one hand, a troubled, daring boy, and on the other, a perfect gentleman and talented baseball player and writer. What more could you want??
The plot was realistic and great, and I enjoyed EVERY SECOND OF IT.
The side characters: needless to say, I'm dying to get my hands on Pushing the Limits (Noah and Echo's story). Also, it seems Isiah's book will be coming out soon! Sooooo excited.
The title and cover: check and check! I LOVE IT when the title perfectly ties in with an element of the story, and this couldn't have been a more perfect fit.
What more can I say? There were sad scenes, there were happy ones, there were literally-laugh-out-loud bits. Basically? JUST GET IT. It was worth every minute. Rating: