Love Me If You Dare by Kate Laurens
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Though Love Me If You Dare is book #2 in the Safe Haven series, it can be read as a standalone. I just want to make that clear in case you have not read the first book but you are interested in this one. Some of the characters cross books, but only as background characters, and you definitely would not feel like you were missing part of the story by reading them out of order.
As for Love Me If You Dare, I think I liked this story even better than the first. I loved Kaylee. She was hurting so much but did everything in her power to hide it. She went to college away from home for the purpose of having a fresh start – a place where no one knew her or her past. When she finally went back home for her first summer visit three years later, she had to try to mesh who she had been with who she had become as well as face her ghosts.
Dylan, the sexy bad boy (what story is complete without one?), was the one person Kaylee did not want to see, but was dying to see. Dylan shared the same ghosts as Kaylee, and together they had to fight through them – though it is much easier said than done.
I also loved the story line – it was different and heartbreaking, but something that could happen in real life. I loved Kaylee and Dylan together. The only thing that would have made this story even better was if there would have been more of it. At only 182 pages, this book was relatively short. I would have loved to see more of the story played out rather than faded out or skipped over. In the end, though, it was a great read.
I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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