I DARE YOU! - Farrah Rochon
REVIEWER: Janet Caldwell | RATING: A
REVIEW: Farrah Rochon returns to fictional Maplesville, Louisiana to deliver book four in her Moments in Maplesville series.
Previously, we met close knit high school friends Callie Webber, Kiera Coleman, and Jada Dangerfield in JUST A LITTLE TASTE, A Little Bit Naughty and A Perfect Holiday Fling. Rochon’s latest offering is the story of Callie’s widowed sister-in-law, Stefanie Sutherland-Thomas.
Stefanie ventures to Turks and Caicos for the destination wedding of her twin, Stefan to Callie Webber. Since the death of her husband a year ago, Stefanie has focused on her job as an ER nurse and raising her son. Understandably, she is long overdue for a relaxing vacation and she plans to make the most of this trip. Known for her inability to back down from a dare, she accepts one proposed by her stateside friend to have an island fling. The prospects for a fling partner are dismal until an Adonis, named Dustin Patrick, seats himself beside her at the bar. The ability to accomplish her dare increases 100%.
Dustin “Hawk” Patrick is a former navy pilot and the wealthy owner of a helicopter shuttle company and coincidently her brother’s boss and best friend. Dustin is in the enviable position of owning a profitable business that is being courted by an aggressive buyer. His loyalty to his dedicated staff of military veterans has him grappling with the decision to sell for life-time financial security and a family to fill his mansion or continue with the burdens of ownership.
I DARE YOU, like the rest of Rochon’s series, focuses on a strong, stubborn, independent, yet vulnerable young woman. In her youth Stefanie craved adventure and living on the edge until one careless decision regrettably changed her life forever. Now as a widow she avoids all risks, including love, to focus on being a great mother and proving to her overbearing father that she has matured.
Characters impacting this story include Stefanie’s parents, her twin, her son Justin, Dustin’s brothers and her bestie Tania. I love Stefanie and Dustin as a couple. Each has a plausible reason for postponing their relationship, but eventually they realize that the harder you fight an attraction, the more it consumes you. Rochon gives no indication of her future plans for the series. As a fan, I am hooked and hope she delivers more sweet Maplesville novellas.
1st February 2015 | firstname.lastname@example.org