Dare You to
Dare You to
Harlequin Teen, Hardcover, 9780373210633, 468pp.
Publication Date: May 28, 2013
"I dare you"
If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does.
Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jockwith secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him.
But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreamsand his lifefor the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all.
"Everything-setting, characters, romance-about this novel works and works well." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Well-paced, satisfying romance." -Publishers Weekly(starred review)
"This intense and intriguing debut delves into the psychological difficulties of two teens who fall in love ... A probing, captivating story." -- Kirkus Reviews on Pushing the Limits
"This poignant narrative, which is told in the two protagonists' alternating voices, will find a following among those who enjoy contemporary teen romances." -- School and Library Journal on Pushing the Limits