Dare You to Run (Unbroken Heroes #2)

Author: Dawn Ryder

Publisher: St Martin’s Press 

Rating: 3.5 stars

Buy Links: Amazon 

Type: Novel in Series 

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Blurb: Dawn Ryder returns with Dare You To Run, the second rapid-fire romance in her Unbroken Heroes series—featuring the tough, sexy men who serve in a top-secret Special Ops unit.


For Vitus Hale, only one mission has ever gone wrong. All he had to do was rescue a beautiful woman from her kidnappers. But falling hard into bed—and into love—with the stunning innocent was not part of the game plan, and when she leaves him in the dust, Vitus has nothing but a blemished record and a hardened heart. Now, after three long years, his beauty has finally come back into his life—and this time, failure is not an option…


Damascus Ryland knew from their first steamy embrace that stoic warrior Vitus Hale is the only man for her, but when her power-hungry Congressman father offered her an ultimatum—sever ties with Vitus, or he dies—Damascus knew she had to walk away to save the man she loved. But now, three years later, a new threat is closing in on her—and tossing Vitus right back into her life. Damascus needs to keep her love for him locked in her heart if she is to keep him safe, but the old flame that burned between them is still as vibrant and hot as ever. Now, Damascus and Vitus must risk it all to find their freedom…and embrace their love…


Review: This novel started off with a bang and continued right until the very last word. The hero and heroine were interesting and the actual story was really good–enough to keep me going even when at times I was confused about what was happening. If I read the first in this series, I didn’t remember enough to help me much because at points I was lost at sea. But again I reiterate–the story, the incredibly intense sex scenes between Damascus and Vitus, and the undercover mystery were enough to keep me going.

Damascus had a problem with her dad. Seems simple, but this problem was life threatening. This man, Jeb Ryland, was a powerful congressman who fully intended to run for the presidency. Which meant he needed a loving family as a backdrop for his campaign. He was determined that not only would Damascus behave appropriately, but she was a pawn he’d use for whatever was necessary to get what he needed.

And he’d kill her or her mother if they didn’t comply.

Can you imagine? I’ve read about harsh dads before but this man was the most morally bankrupt person I’ve ever seen. Luckily he doesn’t spend a lot of time on the pages, but his influence spreads to his henchmen and the long game they’re playing.

Vitus was your typical alpha, special operator, but it was interesting that Damascus was such a weakness for him. I did like his character growth and the amazing way he loved her. It was sweet and honest and spoke highly of his character.

However, I have to confess, I had a lot of trouble following the plot line in this book and at certain points, the small errors like spelling and formatting reinforced that problem. But even with these issues, the story was compelling and I’m glad I read it. Thanks

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