Book Review: Kresley Cole’s If You Dare

Posted January 28, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

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Book Review: Kresley Cole’s If You Dare

If You Dare


Kresley Cole

historical romance in Paperback edition that was published by Pocket Books on May 1, 2005 and has 349 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include The Captain of All Pleasures, A Hunger Like No Other, No Rest for the Wicked, Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night, Dark Needs at Night's Edge, The Professional

First in the MacCarrick Brothers historical romance series revolving around a trio of Scottish brothers in 1856.

In 2005, If You Dare won the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award (RT Award) for Historical Romantic Adventure.

My Take

Well, it did have an interesting storyline. The main character had a terrible Scottish “accent”; I kept thinking that maybe he was a western Scot…from Texas.

Cole totally invented a European history with a very passing acquaintance with the period’s mores and culture. Okay, that sounded snottier than I meant. I don’t object to the historical invention per se…but if you plan to make the story in a “real” world setting than I feel you should incorporate the style, mores, and culture of the period…IMHO.

I don’t plan to read the rest of the series…