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Dare to Hope by Kara Nash and Caitlin Ricci

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Dare to Hope by Kara Nash and Caitlin Ricci

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Book Series
Dare #2
About the Author
Kara Nash makes her home amongst the stunning islands in the South Pacific. Writing is a passion, but so is reading, a good cup of steaming coffee, and the love and company of friends and family. While life carries on around her in a bustle, her mind is filled with the voices and antics of the characters in her next creation. Kara is an absolute romantic at heart and happy endings are precious, which is why she chooses to tell stories of couples fortunate to find and hold on to love. And cats! Kara adores these furry creatures and the sense behind “too many” escapes her when it comes to them.

Caitlin began writing when she was in middle school but it wasn't until 2012 that she first got up the guts to submit something to a publisher. That first short story was accepted and later that same year she quit her job and became a full time author. She is forever grateful to her readers for giving her first short story a chance and for their continued support as well. Caitlin was fortunate growing up to be surrounded by family and teachers that encouraged her love of reading. She has always been a voracious reader and that love of the written word easily morphed into a passion for writing. If she isn't writing, she can usually be found studying as she works toward her counseling degree. She comes from a military family and the men and women of the armed forces are close to her heart. She also enjoys gardening and horseback riding in the Colorado Rockies where she calls home with her wonderful fiance and their two dogs. Her belief that there is no one true path to happily ever after runs deeply through all of her stories.


Publication Date
November 11, 2016
Pages
250
ISBN
13 978-1-63477-413-0
ASIN
B01M28JWEL
Christophori Romanoff is an expert at being the perfect son for his homophobic father. But maintaining the facade comes with a heavy price, and when he swears off anonymous sex and getting drunk every night, he needs his friends more than ever. Only he’s convinced they’re busy with their own lives and better off without his interference. On the surface Chris is fine, but underneath the expensive suit and the law degree he got only to please his father, he’s breaking apart from the pressure, and he falls back on his oldest—and most dangerous—coping mechanism.

Samuel Mealamu hoped to hear from Chris soon after their last good-bye in Montana, but as the months go by without a word, he realizes what they started was one-sided. Still, he worries about the destructive path Chris was on and hopes the silence means he’s doing better. But nearly a year later, Chris finally calls, and it’s obvious he’s in trouble. Samuel thinks he’s seen Chris at his worst, but this new, far more broken man might be too much for even Samuel to help.

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Dynamic and entangled
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Chris and Samuel. They met eight months before and Chris never called Samuel after that. They have a sort of story told in a 'Dare to risk #1' and there is a reason Samuel waited for Chris his action. I didn't read that one but after a while I sorted things out. 

One lives in New York and the other in New Zealand.
After eight months Samuel gets a phone call from Chris. He wants to come over to sort things out. But it's a whole different story then 'sorted things out'

Let me begin to say they have a complicated relationship. It's not alone about two men because  they have friends and they play a big part in this story.
Samuel gives many signals.....yes...no...yes...please....no...come here...go away... And Chris on his part didn't want to settle and does want to settle. It's a complete mess.
Well.....Chris was a complete mess. Wronged terrible by his awful parents. 
And.....he has found a devastating way to release himself from the pain inside.

Their relationship is somewhat confusing (certainly for themselves)....one minute they talk about a 'together'  another minute one talks about starting a company in another part of the world....and not together..

They are in their thirties and really immature. Running away, slamming doors, shouting names.
No clear decisions were made. All confusing. 
Chris feels he never can be enough for Samuel in this state of mind and Samuel thinks Chris will never make up his mind about staying or leaving. They have it hard to bond.

All the friends have a inflammable relationship together. From fighting to loving.
But after struggling for ages they finally get what they want.

A somewhat chaotic read with lots of dialogue and plenty of disagreements.
The core was good, the characters made it entangled, explosive and combustible.
A good read with lots of dynamic.
 
**Kindly received an ARC from the publisher Dreamspinner Press for a honest review**

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