In the second book of the Dare Me series, we meet Galen’s sister, Cat Thomas, the wild child from Down for the Count. Cat is hanging out with her brother and her bestie, Lacey, when in walks a blast from the past, Shane Decker. Shane was her bossy shadow in high school after her brother moved away…but he’s also her unrequited childhood crush. Unfortunately, every detail of his rejection floods the front of her mind as soon as she sees him, and she knows he’s nothing but bad news for her heart – no matter how good looking he is.
Shane has been away for far too long. Cat is all grown up and he can only hope that she is finally ready to commit – preferably to him. He’s waited years for her and now that they’re finally in the same place, the time has come for her to come to her senses. What he doesn’t realize is just how hard he’ll have to work to convince her of their shared destiny.
I really enjoyed Shane and Cat. Cat was a little hard to read at times because she was so stuck in her mother’s past, letting it stop her from having everything and almost losing it all with her stubbornness. She’s got a sexy, attentive, committed man, and all she sees are ties that bind her from being herself, from having a life. Right before you want to smack her upside the head, her mom knocks some sense into her – just in time!
Down and Dirty is a great follow up and I look forward to getting to know the next couple!
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Down and Dirtyby Christine BellRelease Date: February 23, 2013Publisher: Entangled