A Dare Too Far

A Dare Too Far
by Charlie Lane

My review:

“A Dare Too Far” is the second book in “The Debutante Dares” series by Charlie Lane. It’s written so that you can enjoy it as a standalone, but if you had the pleasure of reading the first book in this series, Daring the Duke, you’ll already understand the reason for the dares, and recognize the characters.

Jane and her friends dare each other into doing things that are questionable and on the edge of impropriety. During the first book, Jane got herself in a situation that ruined her reputation. She’s now in dire need of a husband and the wrecked reputation really limits her choices.  At a house party, she enlists the help of her brother’s friend, George, to guide her in figuring out who to marry. George has secretly loved Jane for a long time but has a private reason for not pursuing her. Even though it’s torture for him, he tries to assist her in finding a husband from among the men he helped pre-select to attend the party, for that exact purpose.  The house party is full of humorous moments and some steamy ones as the friendship between Jane and George evolves into something more.

I really enjoyed how well the author conveyed the emotional and intellectual struggles of the main characters they each tried to balance obligations, responsibilities, and love.  I was surprised that I especially found George’s situation so heartbreaking; he turned out to be much different from what I first thought him to be. Secondary characters in this book were particularly interesting. Jane’s stepmother was wonderfully cringeworthy. George’s uncle, sister, and brother-in-law each connected with my heart in different ways. The ending of this book was terrific. I very much enjoyed the epilogue as well, and the update it provided about not just Jane and George, but about some secondary characters, too.  I’m already looking forward to the next of ‘The Debutante Dares’.

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  1. Now this sounds like something I need n my life I enjoy books like this I bet it’s one u feel like your right there while you read. I loved reading growing up it was outlet for me and escape if u will made life fun and thrilling on edge reading of next adventure I would take with the thriller books or mystery books I also enjoyed love story’s dreaming of happily ever after who new it was actual thing not this woman but after 30yrs I found mine n a man who is nothing like what I imagined myself with but with that being said men I’d imagined turned out to always be abusive toads so sometimes the prince is hiding within the least expected places so I’m glad I decided to open myself up for wherever and whatever god lead me to after losing everyone I loved n escaping such tragedy n abuse I just prayed for help n allowed myself go thru the doors that opened got job I didn’t think I would like but ended up helping so many people that it filled my heart with joy joy I hadn’t felt n long time n kept going til friends said let’s have game night n it was hard cuz we would have them when my girls were still alive and they would all play n eat junk food watchin kids movies wit her kids but I told myself I would welcome change n embrace how life goes n so I stayed n they were sneaky inviting him for game night n dinner it was start of rest of my life

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