IF HE’S DARING by Hannah Howell (BOOK TOUR and REVIEW)

Posted on October 17, 2014 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 2 Comments

He’s Daring
# 6
By: Hannah Howell
Releasing October 7th, 2014
Zebra / Kensington

In a dazzling new
novel in the Wherlocke family saga, New York Times bestselling author Hannah
Howell creates an unforgettable story of intrigue, jeopardy, and desire…
Stealing a
stranger’s carriage is the second most reckless thing Lady Catryn Gryffin de
Warrenne has ever done. The first is succumbing to her powerful attraction to
the carriage’s owner. Catryn has heard the rumors about Sir Orion Wherlocke’s
family and their otherworldly gifts. He’s the one person who can keep her son
and his inheritance safe from her late husband’s ruthless brother. As for how
to protect herselfit may be too late for that.

Orion is
facing the worst danger a man of his ilk can find: a woman he can’t walk away
from. Catryn is an intoxicating blend of innocence and sensuality, and for the
first time, seduction is far more than a game. But her beauty and fortune have
made her a target—one that will dare him to risk everything he’s known—in
pursuit of everything he’s ever longed for…


After completing this novel, 
I had only one question. ‘ Why did it take me so long to read Hannah
Howell’s work?”  I had heard about her
from a few of my friends,  but I was a
bit reluctant to take the chance and read her work.  A few persons who know me would think this
strange as I am generally the type of person who likes to be introduced to new
authors.  Anyway to cut a long story short,
the  opportunity arose for me to take the
leap and read her work, thanks to Netgalley and Tasty Book Tours.
At first I was worried that I would not be able to follow
the story, seeing that it is the sixth book in the Wherlocke series. Well, my
fears were for naught as If He’s Daring can be read as a stand alone.
This is an entertaining read that will grab your attention from
the first page.  It pulls you in and have
you hanging on to every word until the very end.  One can’t help feeling as if they are a part
of the adventure to recover Catryn’s son.
The characters are endearing and likeable. My favourite is
Giles.   He was abandoned by his mom due
to the fact that he had  abilities which
she found strange and could not handle. He was recently discovered by his
father,  Sir Orion Wherlocke.  Giles 
spent the past eight years of his life on the streets.  His experience on the streets coupled with
his ability to read peoples emotions has made him a very smart for his years.
The romance between Catryn and Orion was well developed. It
was not rushed and it is believable.  It
was clear to see that their feelings for each other were genuine.  Relating to Catryn is easy. Here we have a
widow and a mother who is willing to do anything to save her child from the clutches
of his greedy uncle.  She was in a loveless
marriage and the only good thing to come from it was her son Alwyn.
If He’s Daring is an endearing story of love that will keep
you on the edge of your seat and have you guessing at every page turn.  I enjoyed this story and I am compelled and
eager to read the previous books in the series.

If you love historical romance that is filled with adventure
and has a supernatural twist, then you need to get a copy of  If He’s Daring.
Excerpt #1
she was aware that she was seated very close to Orion and he had his arm around
her. It was nice, the warmth of his body keeping away the encroaching chill of
the night. It was also highly improper, such as riding around the countryside
with an unmarried man who was not related to her. She looked up at him to find
him looking down at her.
His face
was so close and so very handsome. She could see concern for her in his
beautiful blue eyes. His mouth was almost as pretty, the bottom lip a little
fuller than the top. Catryn could not recall the last time she had been kissed
by a man, and she suddenly craved a kiss.
Orion knew
it was a mistake as he lowered his mouth to hers, but the way she looked at him
had been a temptation he could not resist. There had been the glint of want and
curiosity in her sea-green eyes, and his body strongly encouraged him to
respond. It took but one brush of his mouth over her full, soft lips to tell
him that he could be risking a lot just to steal a little taste, but he ignored
the warning.
curled her arms around his shoulders as he kissed her. When he nipped at her
bottom lip, she opened her mouth so that he could deepen the kiss. Her body
trembled from the strength of the desire that flooded her. He tasted so good,
his body pressed against her was a delight, and he even smelled wonderful. She
wanted to sit there in his arms and keep on kissing him until the sun rose.
thought was enough to make a warning bell sound in her mind and she gently
pulled free of his hold. “I believe I need to write a message and send it to my
father, for we must try and learn if there is Wherlocke blood in my family,”
she said as she stood up  and brushed
down her skirts with shaking hands, knowing it was a ridiculously abrupt change
of subject but desperate to get away from the man.
“Have him
send an answer to Radmoor, the Ear of Radmor’s country home, as we will stop
there soon.”
night, Sir Orion.”
well, Cat,” he said, and smiled at the way her shoulders stiffened as she
hurried away.
It had been
an abrupt ending to a sweet, moment, but he was not surprised. She had not
shied away from his kiss but had not shown any great experience, either. It was
more proof that he should stay far away from her, but he knew he would not be
able to. Already he wanted to hunt her down and kiss her again. Licking his
lips, he deemed hers the sweetest mouth he had ever tasted.

“There is
trouble for you there, fool,” he muttered to himself as he headed back inside,
but a part of him refused to heed any advice, actually anticipated running
right after that trouble until it was caught.

Author Info

Howell is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 30
Zebra historical romances. Howell, twice awarded the Golden Leaf Award, has
been a Romance Writers of America RITA Finalist and received RT Book Reviews’
Career Achievement Award for Historical Storyteller of the Year. She lives West
Newbury, Massachusetts with her family. Visit her website at hannahhowell.com.
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