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I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Review: If You Dare by Kresley Cole

If You Dare
by Kresley Cole

My rating: 
Frigging Amazing! Why did it have to end?! 


With If You Dare, Cole introduces a thrilling new romance trilogy featuring fierce Scottish brothers with dangerous lives, dark desires, and a deadly curse. Can he exact revenge? 

High in the Pyrenees, a band of mercenaries led by Courtland MacCarrick wages war for General Reynaldo Pascal. When Court turns on the evil general, Pascal orders him killed but Court narrowly escapes and exacts revenge by kidnapping Pascal's exquisite Castilian fiancée. 

Can she deny her passions? 

Lady Annalía Tristán Llorente despises her towering, barbaric captor almost as much as she does Pascal. Her inexplicable attraction to the Highlander only fuels her fury. But nothing will stop her from returning to Pascal -- for if she doesn't wed him, she signs her brother's death warrant, as well as her own. 

Can there be love between them? 

From the moment Court discovers that Anna's prim façade masks a fiery, brave lass, his heart's ensnared, and he dares to defy the curse that has shadowed his life -- to walk with death or walk alone. But Pascal vows that he'll hunt the two, never stopping until he's destroyed them both.

I'm in love with the MacCarrick Brothers!

I first read Ethan's story, which is the third and final novel in the MacCarrick brothers trilogy and was amazed that I went this long without reading it. Although I love all the brothers, my favorite is Ethan. *swoons* Okay enough of him. I have to talk about another thumbs up love story.

Courtland 'aka Court', was if possible even more brutally honest and unpolished. That's not his usual way with woman, but Annalía just brings it out in him. He feels something for her and he hates that it can't ever come to be. His family has been cursed, to never have the love of a woman without it ending it torment and pain.

"Not to marry, know love, or bind, their fate;Your line to die for never seed shall take.Death and torment to those caught in their wake, Unless each dark one finds his forechosen mate.For his true lady alone his life and heart can save…."
So knowing he cannot have her, this beautiful woman that tempts him in every way, he does the only thing he can do, push he away with rudeness. But Anna won't be swayed that easy. Sure he's a pain in her a**, she can't stand being around him half the time and he's the most intimidating man she's came across in her life, but she feels something for him and it confuses her. Is it true? Or is it just the lust that has been passed down from her mother?

The more time they spend together, the more she grows accustomed to him being around. But it's more than that with them.. but are they destined to be cursed, or each others mates? Will they chance it?

This novel was amazing. From start to finish it was filled with emotion and betrayal, and the occasional wit. I love the MacCarrick brothers. I wish there were dozens of MacCarrick brothers so I could read along with each of them. These broody Scots will claim your heart!

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Sherrilyn Kenyon Dark-Hunters
Kresly Cole Immortals after Dark
better yet add J.R. Ward Black Dagger Brotherhood as well

Any or all. Doesn't matter. If you happen to choose all mine though, then I'll vote you best answer.

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