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When You Dare (Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor #1)

4.17  ·  Rating Details ·  11,508 Ratings  ·  871 Reviews
Professional mercenary Dare Macintosh lives by one hard and fast rule: business should never be personal. If a cause appeals to him and the price is right, he'll take the mission he's offered. But then the lovely Molly Alexander asks him to help her track down the men who'd had her kidnapped--and for the first time, Dare's tempted to combine work with pleasure.Fiercely ind ...more
ebook, 274 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Harlequin Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

When You Dare is the first book in the Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series and my introduction to Lori Foster’s writing.

The basis of this story is one of the more heinous crimes imaginable - human trafficking, and the rescue of a group of females being held in Tijuana, Mexico. We don’t see the actual rescue, which was unfortunate, but pick up almost immediately afterward when our hero, Dare Macintosh, has brought two of the victims, Alani and our heroine Molly, back into the United States. Da
First impressions: Hello, pretty cover. I'd ask how you are, but I think it's fairly obvious. You're doing great. So what's going on back there, behind your beautiful abs of awesome? No, you're right. I don't really care.

Lasting impressions: A smart, strong woman meets a smart, strong man and somehow both are surprised they fall in love. I'm all about the slow burn, but with this one I was snapping my fingers hoping they'd move it along. I gots thangs to do.

Conflicting impressions: Dare is a mer
Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
First I am a gay man and I am 25 at the time of this review. That is going to influence how I enjoy this book.
Second I only started this because I want to get to Chris' book What Chris Wants

This book starts off okay. Not really exciting or actiony. It starts after all the action has already happened, kind of a WTF, right?

I did like them getting to know each other and all that stuff. At first I liked that they were always together, but now I'm 55% and it seems like nothing has happened (by 'seem
Mirjana ***Let's Sound It Out - - - Mary-On-A***

***4 Stars***

First and foremost, let's address that cover!

DAMN! Nice abs, great pecs, perfect dusting of hair, badass shoulder holster, aviator sunglasses...I could go on and on and on and on...

Ok, now what's on the inside.

This was my first book by Lori Foster and it most certainly won't be my last!

Molly was fantastic! After the ordeal she'd been through she didn't turn into some wilting flower. She didn't whine, panic, melt down...nothing. She had her weaknesses and was deeply affected by wh
Dec 04, 2013 Holly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
This is the first book in a new series from Lori Foster, and let me say what a fantastic start to the series it was. There is a prequel in the anthology The Guy Next Door, just and FYI.

As stated by LF herself, the new series revolves around uber-Alpha hunks. The men are similar to private mercenaries, so they're big, capable, a little dangerous and oh-so-sexy. When it comes to rescuing the innocent, they do what has to be done. Foster calls them the men who 'walk the edge of honor!'

The first in
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
4.5 stars!

Hot action and scorching romance, Lori Foster delivers it all in When you Dare!

Dare Macintosh is in Mexico rescuing his friends sister from flesh traders when he sees another woman in the shack looking worse off then any of the others. When he finds her unconscious he can’t leave her there, so he brings this new complication out with them and back across the border.
Molly Alexander is a romantic suspense author and she has no clue why she was kidnapped, she is definitely not like the ot
Re-Read February 2012

I loved this book much more than I did when I originally read it and would definately not dither now rating it at 4 stars! I think my original thoughts were because it was the first book in a new series and because I was a little miffed about the anthology The Guy Next Dooras I thought this book/story was not necessary to the series and felt it was a bit of a money spinner/page filler.

Dare is a super sexy alpha male and a good guy who rescues 2 women from a human Traffickin
Omg, it was soooo so good!!

I loved Dare. Loved Molly. It was super sexy at times and the storyline rocked.
This was just exactly what I was looking for right now.

I cannot wait to read more of the series :)
This was a solid read but nothing really lifted it out of the ordinary. The heroine didn't have any real TSTL moments but she didn't have anything really outstanding in her personality that would make me remember her as a heroine after the book is over. There weren't any of the funny bits that I know Ms. Foster is capable of. The suspense was okay but a bit slow moving. A lot of the story was the relationship between Dare and Molly. Dare was not as fully developed as Molly so you didn't know him ...more
~ Becs ~
So I read this last summer and it was one of my favourite suspense stories of the year and a great start to a new series. Just adding an update now because Harlequin are offering a totally awesome and drooltastic wallpaper on their Facebook page. I have it on my desktop an my heart skips a beat every time I look at it.

Le sigh.

You just need to 'like' their Facebook page to get it --> clickie

Something's different. Did you do something to your hair? New glasses? Why do I ask? Well, something different and you look great ... not that you didn't look good before but now ... wow.

Take that (above) and apply it to Lori Foster and her latest release. It was just: wow. I am just dripping ... from excitement over this book. It was an absolute joy to read.

I read the prequel which appears in The Guy Next Door and didn't care much for it. I actually got an advanced reader copy of this particu
Dare Macintosh is a hero who spends his life rescuing people from dangerous situations, going where traditional organizations can't or won't. Thus, when he's rescuing his friend's sister from human traffickers, and he discovers Molly Alexander, he rescues her too, without regard to how complicated his life just became. Luckily for all of us, Lori Foster is an author who excels at resolving complications like Molly for men like Dare.

Foster has been one of my very favorite authors all the way bac
Apr 26, 2011 Regina rated it really liked it
This is my first Lori Foster book and it is the start of a new series by Lori Foster and I have to say I was impressed. I typically do not like straight romance novels, they just are not my preferred reading genre – basically I get bored with them. What Lori Foster does in When You Dare, is definitely romance. Foster adds in strong elements of suspense, mystery and mixes these with great character development and the result is a story that is a fantastic read. I could not put it down and I canno ...more
Dec 04, 2013 Hbeebti rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lori-foster
I have read one or two books by Lori Foster and would get about half way through and the book just kinda fizzled for me. This one however was soooooo good! Yep I have to say that I seriously loved it. Cant wait to read the next one in the series. The next one is about Trace....

Dare is out to rescue his best friends sister and he find not only her but other women held captive in Mexico for a flesh trade. But Molly isn't there like the other women . She is held separate and is pretty much tortured
~E~ Riverina Romantics
I am still practically a virgin to the writing style of Lori Foster. Apart from this novel I have only read a novella by her, so I am still undecided on how I feel about how much I like her.

She is definitely a talented lady, that is evident from the amount of books she has released – however I don’t think she is anywhere near the caliber of someone such as Pamela Clare who has you hooked with every word.

I really enjoyed When You Dare. Dare was the strong, sexy type that I can vividly imagine e
Jul 10, 2012 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When you Dare is the first book I have read by Lori Foster. I really enjoyed this one.

Dare MacIntosh discovers Molly Alexander, beaten and half-starved, among other women during a rescue in Tijuana. Dare discovers that Molly was with the kidnappers for different reasons than the other women he found and he wants to get to the bottom of it. Molly is a popular author who was living in Ohio when she was kidnapped. Waking up from nine days of pure horror, she finds comfort and safety with Dare even
Mandi Schreiner
When you Dare is the first book I have read by Lori Foster and also the first in a new series. We are introduced to the super sexy, majorly alpha Dare Macintosh. Smexy approves.

Dare has made his living rescuing women who have been kidnapped by human traffickers. Dare has helped many and made a lot of money and is now winding down his career. That is until a good friend of his is kidnapped and taken to Tijuana. During her rescue he finds Molly Alexander among the women caged, abused and half star
Jess the Romanceaholic
This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.

Expected Release Date: April 26, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin
Imprint: HQN Books
Author’s Website:
My Source for This Book: Netgalley

Part of a Series: Yes, Book 1 of Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor
Steam Level: Steamy

Official Blurb:
The tougher they are, the harder they fall…

Professional mercenary Dare Macintosh lives by one hard and fast rule: business should never be personal. If a cause appeals to him a
Mrs. Badass
YES! Lori Foster is BACK! I've read a lot of books by this author, most I liked, some I didn't. The ones I didn't like (Impetuous, My Man Michael) are kicking up dust to this new series of uber sexy alpha men. Look, Look at the sexy cover! DELICIOUS!

Dare Mcintosh, a mercenary on a mission to rescue his best friends sister from the human traffickers of Mexico; stumbles upon a beaten, dirty and disheveled woman in the same holding shed as Alayni (the sister) His honor won't allow him to leave her
Lisa Kay

I enjoyed this book. Shades of a past book of hers Just a Hint - Clint, but that's okay, b/c I re-read that one from time to time. Loved Molly and Dare. Molly is a nice, plain and shy writer who is about to get a movie deal. Dare a strong, dangerous hunk, who knows how to get people out of serious trouble in perilous locals; nevertheless, he’s gentle with Molly. I was a little thrown, when he lowered her to the dock to make love to her… and I turned the page… and there were almost two pages o
3 1/2 stars (rounded up to 4 stars, because... hmmm... well, just look at the cover of the book, LOL)

Link to the series trailer: *THUD!!!
Sophia (FV)
Rating 3.5

Originally reviewed at Fiction Vixen

When You Dare is the first book in Lori Foster’s Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series. How can a girl say no to a series title like that? I enjoy romantic suspense and if it features a hot sexy alpha male who’s name is Dare and a smokin’ hot cover even better!

Molly has been kidnapped and taken across the Mexican border to Tijuana presumably by white slave traders. But she doesn’t fit the typical profile for women who generally fall victim to this so
Lisa (Fic Talk)
May 10, 2011 Lisa (Fic Talk) rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
review to come later.

Just know that Dare is UNF-tastic.

I posted my review on and on the FicTalk Blog goodreads account.


Many thanks to Harlequin for the ARC!

When You Dare is the first in the Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series by Lori Foster. The series features uber-alpha, overprotective, and strong males. Her writing is just superb.
When You Dare by Lori Foster
The heroine, Molly, is not your typical female lead who plays the damsel in distress routine. No, not at all.
I have only read one other thing by this author and that was the prequel to this story in The Guy Next Door, but I have to say that I will definitely be checking out all of her other books. If you don't read the prequel before this one, it won't make a difference, but if you do when a couple of characters show up you will recognize them and are happy to see them again.

The basis of this story is a woman gets kidnapped (Molly) and while rescuing other people the man (Dare) saves her. Now that is v
I was sooooo not into this. Too slow paced for a suspense-thriller book.

You would expect being a security expert that he was, Dare would get a move on in solving the abduction and the culprit. But nooooo, he took her to his home to have a shower and meet his assistant and his dogs and he cooked her breakfast and she took shower some more and then she ordered her clothes through the net and his assistant picked up the thing and she scratched the dogs ears and needed to shower after that. Jeez, a
Tina Cipolla
Oct 03, 2011 Tina Cipolla rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one
I have not read a Harlequin romance since elementary school. I will be the first to admit that this is much improved over the stuff I read from Halequin in the late 70's. That said, there is no way around the fact that this book (and the others in this series) are nothing other than pure, unmitigated garbage. The crime, the characters, the dialogue, the relationships, the villians--not any of it is believable. Because it is Harlequin, even the sex scenes are watered down. I'm forcing myself to r ...more
Romantic suspense is my absolute favorite genre, and this one was so good! Dare made my best heroes ever list, and he definitely earned his place.

Molly is rescued by Dare in the very beginning of the book from a torturous captivity. She has been through so much, and is so fragile at the beginning of the book it just about broke my heart. Dare is kind of abrupt and aloof, but he fell hard for his woman.

I figured out the mystery portion of it pretty early, but it was still a good read getting ther
Jun 20, 2011 Leah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.75 stars

I picked this book up on a whim one day when I was grocery shopping because, big surprise, the cover caught my eye. The description on the back sounded interesting, but embarrassingly enough, I made the decision to buy it because I liked the hero's name. Tsk, tsk, how shallow of me. However, my shallowness was a good thing because I actually liked the book! This was my first by Lori Foster, so I can't really comment if her writing was up to par compared to her other books, but I though
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Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.

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“Good grief, Molly. He doesn't scare you?"
"Of course not."
"But he's..."
"He's sweet," Molly insisted.
Dare snorted. "He's still listening.”
“Emotion choked her. “Since meeting you you’ve made me feel a lot of things. But not guilt. Not even when I kicked you.”
He smiled. “Glad to hear it. So what do you say we go check on your sister? I can almost picture her with her ear to the door.”
Through the door, Natalie said. “Damn right. Now bring my sister back out her.”
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