[Review] Dare You To by Katie McGarry


 
Ryan lowers his lips to my ear. "Dance with me, Beth."

"No." I whisper the reply. I hate him and I hate myself for wanting him to touch me again....

"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 jock-with 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 dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all....

Beth, the troubled kid and Ryan the 'perfect' kid.
Clearly they're destined to be together, learn from each other and prove that everyone/everything isn't always black and white.
Beth gets shipped to her Uncles after a run in with the law and he becomes her guardian to help save her like he should have years ago, but instead he went on to hit the big time in baseball.
Ryan and his friends are typical guys that dare each other, that's when he meets Beth, but it doesn't go in his favor and loses the dare.
Until she shows up and starts tormenting his life.
What started out as a dare turns in to more while they both battle their lives and their families, trying to do right by them and not seeing the obvious issues in front of their faces.
I would have liked Beth to stand her ground more. She acts like a fighter, but push comes to shove, she's a flyer.
This is the 2nd book in the series and I'd love to read the rest to see how they all get through their lives.


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