Despite his beautiful, charming facade, Dare Lancaster is a walking abomination. Doomed to live in the shadows alone, Dare has survived on his hatred of humans and a desperate wish to find out more about who he is. Now there’s only one human who can help him do that, and though he tries to stay distant, he can’t help being possessive and protective, far greater than usual. And something inside him is waking up and saying, mine.
Sasha Harrington knows the dark secret of the Lancasters, ever since she was kidnapped by one of them but not harmed. When the monster whose lonely eyes she still thinks of shows up at her library, cocky and handsome and nothing like she remembers, she isn’t sure what to say. She knows she should run from him, until he offers her something she can’t turn down: help finding the love that has so far eluded her.
As Dare and Sasha travel deeper into the shifter underground, danger lurks around every corner. And as they work together, electric sparks quickly ignite into passionate flames. Soon, Dare is forced to face the truth about Sasha. He wants her, and he can’t possibly deserve her, as long as he has a monster inside.
Sasha Harrington has horrible taste in men. After her latest fiasco, she has sworn off relationships. But when a handsome man with striking features and a body made of rock-hard muscle wanders into her library, asking for her help, she starts getting ideas again. That is, until she finds out it’s Dare Lancaster, the same man who tried to kidnap her and her friend and who changes into an eight-foot tall monstrosity at midnight.
Dare Lancaster has only two goals in life: Keeping his and his brother’s identities as night-roving horrors secret, and tracking down the woman that made them and bringing her to justice. And with Sasha knowing what he is, Dare knows he needs to keep a close eye on her. Even if that means making a deal with the curvy librarian to aid her in return for assistance in something that only she can help him with.
But very quickly both lonely hearts find that keeping their hands to themselves is a more difficult prospect than imagined. And as much as Dare may think he’s helping, Sasha can’t help but see his overwhelming possessiveness as a sign of something more. And even though Dare knows he’s coming closer to the truth than ever before, he’s determined to do the right thing for someone else for the first time in his life. Even if it kills him.
I was gifted this book in hopes I would provide an honest review.
I have been eagerly awaiting the receipt of this book because the first book in this series was so exciting to me. This series about nightmare dragons presents a different type of hero, and I am coming to terms with how much I love them.
We first meet Dare in the previous book when he kidnapped his brother’s mate. Of course, we know that all of his anger and angst is just because he is misunderstood and lonely.
He has been trying to navigate the world for the last hundred years and while he does it somewhat successfully, he has something missing. It is hard not to root for a guy that has not had it easy in life. Early on, I realized, for all of his bravado, this was a man who was lonely and did not want to put himself out there because he was scared of being vulnerable and rejected.
Sasha is always picking the wrong type of guy. I think it is because she has such a big heart and she is trying to give everyone the benefit of the doubt. Most of all, she truly believes in the power of love. However, after her last horrible dating experience that ended up with her boyfriend at the time becoming nightmare dragon food (for good reason), she has decided to give relationships a break. And while she knows that Dare is emotionally unavailable and totally not the person for her, she cannot help but to be drawn to him. Even when he deliberately annoys her by calling her “snack”.
Sasha is rooting for love and looking for the good in Dare while he believes he does not deserve anyone as pure as Sasha. But several pushes from the right people and they both find what they are searching for in a HEA.