by Yahrah St. John

July 2005
ISBN: 1-58314-536-2
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Fashion buyer Lexie Thompson has always preferred casual, no-strings relationships. Her ambition to move up in the fashion world keeps her extremely busy. She has no idea why she’s agreeing to go on a blind date set up by her best friend, Nia.

William Kennedy is the owner of one of the hottest nightclubs in town. He has no plan to stop there though. He already has plans to open a new night spot. Somehow, he is going to manage time to go on a blind date set up by his best friend, Damon.

Happily engaged, Nia and Damon, are sure their best friends are going to hit it off. Hit is at least part of it because by the end of the date William and Lexie are both definitely ready to throw something at each other.

When Lexie is given the opportunity of a lifetime at work and William is the only person who can help her, the two realize that those flying daggers are actually sparks of passion. What began as a bad date gone wrong quickly turns into love disguised as a scorching affair. Can Lexie and William admit the truth that lies within their hearts and Dare to Love before it is too late?

Yahrah St. John is a writer who remembers her friends, her characters and her fans. In Dare to Love, St. John brings back old favorites, Nia and Damon, from One Magic Moment. In this second novel of the Taylor/Bradley chronicle, Nia and Damon introduce readers to two new friends, Lexie and William. Lexie and William's heated romance, from blind date to the beginning of their new lives together, is the enthralling story line of Dare to Love. Surprisingly, Dare to Love even manages to be better than its predecessor. Only a writer as talented as Yahrah St. John can improve upon perfection.

Lexie and William are both engaging, complex characters who are forced to deal with the sudden impact of love in their lives. Love causes Lexie to change for the better. She loses some of her cynicism and becomes a nicer person who is able to open herself up to others. William is an all around nice guy who is so afraid of losing out on something big that he almost throws away the most important thing in his life. When the two of them come together, it is explosive, and St. John writes their intimate scenes with a vividness that is so intense, readers might end up blushing. Still, it is great stuff, and readers will be just like this reviewer, clamoring for Ms. St. John’s next novel in the Taylor/Bradley saga.

Reviewed in July 2005 by Natasha.

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