Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Dare Me Once by Shelly Alexander

REVIEWED BY 
Joanne Swinney


Dare Me Once (Angel Fire Falls, #1)Dare Me Once by Shelly Alexander
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

JoandIsalovebooks Life Lesson #1
Don’t think about reading this book just do it. You won’t regret it.

Lily Barns had many life lessons, I took this journey with Lily, Trace Remington and young Ben Remington. There is one word that instantly pops into my head while trying to sum up this beautiful story, heart-warming. It was quite simply a soul-stirring read.

Lily left her past behind to start a new life. A life that wouldn’t involve criminal Father’s, alcoholic Mothers, overbearing reporters, and unsupportive ex’s. Definitely not a list of people you’d want around you when trying to hide your true identity.

Lily might be hiding the truth, but she’s a good person with a big heart. She shouldn’t be held accountable for other peoples transgressions just because they are blood related.

Trace Remington, tasty little, okay big treat of a man who can send Lily’s pulse beating double time with just a look. He’s a single parent, if that was difficult enough, his son has Asperger’s. If you are unsure what this means, it’s a developmental disorder characterised by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviour and interests.

This story gave incredible insight into the life of someone not only dealing with Asperger’s, but also those who get affected by it. Some people can be terribly cruel, it’s usually the ones that actually don’t understand others that are different. For a Mother who is supposed to nurture her child, to love unconditionally it was emotional for me to comprehend how Ben’s mother wasn’t a part of his life.

Trace is one in a million. He’s the guy we all want our son’s to grow up to be. He’s the man you want by your side. I’m a little in love with Trace, and Ben. These men now own a piece of my heart.

Lily is completely driven to make a success of her new job. Nobody could ever say she didn’t try, but the hidden truths are weighing her down. Everyone knows the truth always comes out. Angel Fire Falls resort needs Lily as much as she needs to be surrounded by all the beautiful Remington family.
I want to hear each of their stories, this was an epic start to a new series. I can’t wait to read the next book.





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