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Dare to Lie

(The Sons of Steel Row #3)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  323 ratings  ·  51 reviews
As an undercover DEA agent in the most powerful gang in Boston, Scott Donahue accepts the risks of living a double life. But when Tate Donovan, leader of the Sons of Steel Row, assigns Scotty to take his place in a bachelor’s auction sponsored by his sister’s sorority, he’s exposed to a whole new level of danger. Even though Tate makes it very clear—Skylar is off limits—th ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Published February 7th 2017 by Berkley
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Title: Dare to Lie
Series: The Sons of Steel Row #3
Author: Jen McLaughlin
Release date: February 7, 2017
Cliffhanger: No
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The Sons of Steel Row are an influential gang in South Boston. They're teetering on the brink of a full-fledged war with their rival Bitter Hill. I'm a new reader to this series, but I was able to understand the basic bones of what led to this point in the continuing plot without any confusion. I quickly realized that the hero, Scott, is the y
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Miranda (MrsLeif's Two Fangs About It)
I haven't read the previous books in this series, but this book sounded too good to pass up! I am glad I decided to give this book a try because it turned out to be a sexy and entertaining book. I think this book can be read as a standalone, but it would be more enjoyable if you read the other books in this series first. Even though I read this book as a standalone, I do plan on checking out the other books in this series!

I was surprised with how gritty and violent this book got. The author real
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Alyssa
Jan 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-releases
3.5 stars.


***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Dare to Lie by Jen McLaughlin
Book Three of the Sons of Steel Row series
Publisher: Berkley Romance
Publication Date: February 7, 2017
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley

***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***

Summary (from Goodreads):

As an undercover DEA agent in the most powerful gang in Boston, Scott Donahue accepts the risks of living a double life. But when Tate Donovan, leader of the Sons of Steel R
...more
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
Feb 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s
Really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to diving into the rest of the series!
Sophia
Jan 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
At last! Yes, I have been waiting for Scotty Donahue's book since that zinger of a last scene in Dare to Run. Now with book three, comes Scotty's story. He walks the line between two dangers and lives a lie within a lie. This may be a romance, but the story surrounding it is intense and a real page turner.

Dare to Lie is the third entry in the Sons of Steel Row series. I suppose a reader could get by reading it out of order, but would miss out on Scotty's intro in book one, the surrounding cast o
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Krissys
Jan 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Dare to Lie (The Sons of Steel Row #3) by Jen McLaughlin  
 
As an undercover DEA agent in the most powerful gang in Boston, Scott Donahue accepts the risks of living a double life.
But when Tate Donovan, leader of the Sons of Steel Row, assigns Scotty to take his place in a bachelor’s auction sponsored by his sister’s sorority, he’s exposed to a whole new level of danger.
 
Even though Tate makes it very clear—Skylar is off limits—the second Scotty sees her, he’s a goner. But how does he tell Sky
...more
Laura
Feb 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
***ARC Provided by the Publisher and NetGalley***

I am picky. I know this. People who deal with me on a daily basis have definitely figured this out. So, giving a 5 star review to a book is something I have to think about. Usually.

In this case, it was easy. The chemistry between Scott and Skylar was immediate, it was intense and it was scorching. It jumped off the page and captured the reader almost immediately with that angle of the story.

This was not a simple story. Scott is an active member o
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nick
Jan 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: adult, arc, contemporary
3.5/5

The Sons of Steel Row series has been quite the entertaining book series. I’ve enjoyed both previous books in the series, and I had high hopes for Scotty’s story in Dare To Lie, especially because it was bound to be an intense one with him being an undercover agent.

Scotty was a great hero. I really loved being inside his head, especially with all that protectiveness and loyalty he had towards the people he cared for. He has that mysterious thing going for him that made him very attractive.
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☕️Kimberly
Feb 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-2017
I loved the set up for DARE TO LIE. Tate, the leader of the Son of Steels, assigns Scotty to guard his sisters. The first assignment involves a bachelor auction at Skylar's sorority. Getting involved with the leader's sister is an executable offense, and I loved seeing it all unfold. Skylar is pretty sheltered and isn't privy to her brother's business practices. Most of the men she has dated have been boring suits or "Tate approved." For Skylar, this equates to "boring." Scotty is none of those ...more
Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
Scotty, a Fed for the DEA, is deep undercover and a member of the ruthless Sons of Steel Row gang. Scotty is pulled aside by head of gang, Tate, and told a huge secret... Tate has a sister who knows NOTHING about his gang life. He wants Scotty to attend a charity bachelor auction his sister Skylar is hosting, but if he touches her, his life is forfeit.

Skylar, a hard-working, independent 23-year old medical school student, is holding a charity bachelor auction. When she meets Scotty, she knows it
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Kassiah
Aug 08, 2016 marked it as to-read
Shelves: adult, pub-2017
I. Cannot. Wait.!!!!

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Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
A great story featuring our favorite DEA agent! I am SO looking forward to Tate's book now! Review to come...
Barb Lie
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dare to Lie by Jen McLaughlin is the 3rd book in her Sons of Steel Row series. As noted in my previous reviews, I love this series; as it has everything you would want in a romance suspense. Dare to Lie grabs your attention from the start and doesn’t let go until the very end. The story is action packed, exciting, and a great couple, with sizzling hot chemistry. I also loved the epilogue at end. Thank you, Jen McLaughlin for another wonderful story in your Sons of Steel Row series.

We have been
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Kristin
Feb 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
After book two in Jen McLaughlin's The Sons of Steel Row, I really needed to know how Chris and Scotty were going to get themselves out, ALIVE, from the mess they're in.  Turns out, it wasn't so easy.  But man, I was on the edge of my seat most of the ride!

Dare to Lie picks up almost immediately after Dare to Stay.  Chris and Scotty, along with other gang members, are headed to a funeral when their ride over is slightly "delayed".  Because of this delay, Tate, one of the leaders, asks Scotty to
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Jessica
Feb 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
Who doesn't love a good undercover cop story? When Scotty's true identidy was revealed at the end of book one, I knew I had to have his story. Well, book three has finally released and I couldn't wait to gobble up Scotty's story!

As an undercover DEA agent, Scotty knows that his life is on the line every second. Posing as a member in the Sons of Steal Row, Scotty is trying to clean up the city and bring down drug dealing gangs. But when the Son's leader, Tate, assigns Scotty to protect his siste
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Maria
Jan 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book via a FirstReads giveaway.

Scotty Donahue is an undercover DEA agent AND a member of the Sons of Steel Row, one of Boston's street gangs. His leader, Tate, sends Scotty on an unexpected assignment...to be a bachelor in a charity auction hosted by Tate's sister, Skylar. And Tate makes sure that Scotty knows that Skylar is "off limits".

Skylar has been sheltered from Tate's lifestyle and has no idea about his criminal activity. She thinks Scotty is an intern sent to t
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Emma
Feb 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-wishlist
Although this is the third book in the series, it is not necessary to read the previous books in the series although the story lines are linked it is easily explained and expanded on in Dare to Lie.

Scotty is divided, torn between his duty as a DEA agent and his loyalty to the street gang who were responsible for providing a safe haven to him as a teen. Growing up in an extremely tough neighbourhood, Steel Row, with only his older brother to support him, ensured the only way to survive was to jo
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Tifferz
Feb 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: jd-read
3 Stars, 3 Flames
When I had first read this book I was excited as I have not read many MC romances that when I saw this up for grabs I was all over it. Despite it being book 3 in the series it has a good back story with an intense start that captures you from the very beginning.

Scotty and Sky were two opposites of a coin. They had great chemistry but it seemed that outside the bedroom they were all bad for each other. Once Scotty got over his aversion to wanting, craving, his alter ego's boss's
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Wit & Wonder Books
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
***ARC PROVIDED BY THE AUTHOR IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***


Dare to Lie by Jen McLaughlin had me on the edge of my seat from the very beginning.  It was full of suspense.  But it also had a growing love story, a brother-sister love and a love of the brotherhood.  That is a whole lotta of lovin!  This can be read as a standalone, but to fully understand this book, I would read the first two books in the series.

Dare to Lie was not short on violence as well and it was full of steamy sex.  DEA
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Heather andrews
Nov 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Scotty appreciates his woman's manners, “so polite, so proper.” He cupped my ***, and stepped back, lowering me to the floor slowly. “Do your worst, Sky.” Scotty has an active imagination, "my ***k hardened, and I caressed her shoulder. “Or no bikini at all." I enjoyed this book, I loved Scotty.
Dísir
Skylar Daniels has been the head honcho’s secret, a precious sister who has been hidden in the shadows because of her connections to the Sons of Steel Row, only emerging when her brother tasks Scott Donahue to attend a bachelor auction in his place. Skylar's winning bid on Scotty however, throws the status-quo into question, as her presence suddenly ups the stakes for the DEA undercover agent—who, apparently until Skylar, had been whoring around—and for those associated with him.

‘Dare to Lie’ i
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Julie
Feb 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Living a double life is never easy. For Scott Donahue - he walks a thin line between his job as a DEA agent and the gang he has infiltrated. It is a constant struggle for Scott to keep his identity concealed within the confines of The Sons of Steel Row. Those limits are tested when Tate - the leader of the Sons - asks Scott to take on a special assignment. One that Scott clearly never could have predicted.

Tate has a sister that he has kept hidden from everyone. Skylar is enjoying life at colleg
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Happily Mary After
Jen McLaughlin returns to the corrupt, gritty streets of south Boston with Dare to Lie , the enthralling third installment in her The Sons of Steel Row series. Sleep will feel frivolous and take a back seat to this riveting and suspenseful book that somehow weaves together an idealistic love story and an unsettling tale based on the very real and very violent life of organized gangs. If you have not read the previous two books in the series, you’ll still be captivated by Dare to Lie , but the ...more
Kristin
Nov 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
When Scotty is assigned to keep the leader of the Sons sister safe, what was supposed to turn into a simple bodyguard duty turns into more. However, instead of this being your typical bodyguard to lovers trope, there's a lot more going on. You see, even thought Scotty is in the Sons, a gang that is notorious for selling guns, he's also an undercover DEA agent. He joined the Sons in the hopes of cleaning out his neighborhood, Steel Row, from the inside out.

From the moment we found out about Scot
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White Hot Reads
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dare to Lie is my favorite of Sons of Steel Row Series to date. ~ White Hot Reads

"He was too real. Too raw. Too cocky. Too... dangerous." <------ He is the epitome of the alpha male and exactly what I want. What about you?

Boston. Darkish. Alpha Men. HOTTTTTT! Dangerous.

The Sons of Steel Row isn't exactly what it seems. Going in it seems as though it's a dark and dangerous world of guns, drugs and the danger that is Southie. But it's so much more. It's a community full of love, survival and t
...more
OpenBookSociety.com
Feb 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: caro
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Dare to Lie
The Sons of Steel Row, Book #3
By Jen McLaughlin
ISBN: 9780451477613
Author Website: http://jenmclaughlin.com
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Caro

Synopsis:

As an undercover DEA agent in the most powerful gang in Boston, Scott Donahue accepts the risks of living a double life. But when Tate Donovan, leader of the Sons of Steel Row, assigns Scotty to take his place in a bachelor’s auction sponsored by his sister’s sorority, he’s exposed to a whole new
...more
1-Click Addict Support Group
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loyalty vs morality is a dangerous game….

Secrets. They never turn out well. Keeping them is never easy but when your life is on the line the stakes are very high. And what happens when the lies feel too much? When keeping things hidden means more pain, more hurt. Well, that’s when the situation becomes even deadlier…

Scott is a double agent in the neighborhood he grew up. He is DEA but he is also a brother in the Sons of Steel Row. He straddles the line between good and bad because he wants to ma
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Carrie Humphrey
Sep 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
This is the first book in the series that I read, and yes I know it’s not the first book, and I will for sure be finding the rest! Dare to Lie was a great mix of sexy and adventure.

Following the story of Scotty, who’s is not who he appears to be, as he veers from his path of secrets and lies as he falls for the one person in the entire would that he should not fall for. The one women, Sky, who will absolutely be the death of him. He can’t help it, though. Something within draws him to her, and i
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Katrina Berry
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dare to Lie by Jen McLaughlin is Book 3 of The Sons of Steel Row Series.

*Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee* This is the story I’ve been waiting for since Book 1. Hitting the ground running where Book 2 ends, Dare to Lie is Scotty and Skylar’s story. Deep undercover for the DEA, Scotty leads a double life as a lieutenant in one of Boston’s most powerful gangs, The Sons of Steel Row. Walking that fine line, Scotty tries to fulfil his obligations to each, and is torn by his loyalties to both. A decision wi
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Linda
Jan 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Scotty Donahue had been an undercover agent with the DEA and infiltrated into the Sons of Steel Row gang for so long he didn’t know who he really was anymore. But when he met Skylar Daniels, he knew who he wanted to be. He was threatened by her brother Tate Daniels and warned what would happen if he so much as touched her. But sparks flew when Scotty and Skylar got together and nothing could keep them apart, even the flimsy lies Tate forced him to make. She made him want to live a normal life an ...more
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Jen McLaughlin is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of sexy books with Penguin Random House. Under her pen name, Diane Alberts, she is also a USA TODAY bestselling author of Contemporary Romance with Entangled Publishing. Her first release as Jen McLaughlin, Out of Line, hit the New York Times, USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal lists. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. J ...more

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