Thursday, January 22, 2015

Blog Tour-Review and Giveaway: Dare (Brothers of Ink and Steel #1) by Allie Juliette Mousseau

Title: Dare
Series: Brothers of Ink and Steel #1
Author: Allie Juliette Mousseau
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Release Date: January 12, 2015

Josh North is UFC’s Light Heavyweight Champion—but he’s about to meet his match.

Sophie Garner is a single mom who’s been raising her daughter on her own, fighting for both of their lives ever since going into hiding to escape her abusive husband.

When Sophie gets offered the job of a lifetime as the exclusive massage therapist for Josh “The Jackhammer” North’s team, it’s difficult to say no to the outrageous salary—and the bet—that Josh proposes. But for Sophie it’s a risk that could cost a lot more than just her heart – if she’s found, it could cost her her life.

Should she dare?

Josh wants to break through Sophie’s fortified walls, but is unwilling to put the jackhammer to his own and reveal his secrets and the side of him few have ever known or seen. To do that, he’ll have to confront the darkness of his past.

Will he dare?

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Confession...this is the first book I have read by this author.  I've had her True North series on my TBR for a while but just haven't been able to get to it yet.  Result of reading Dare?  All of her books just moved to the top of my TBR list...because if they are as good as Dare, I'm going to be a very happy reader!

The characters-loved them...every single one of them (even Sophie's ex is a good character, albeit a crazy bad guy).  Sophie is sweet, and so protective of her daughter.  And Josh...I think the word "YUM!" sums him up quite well.  Alpha, protective, loving, hot, sexy, focused, determined...I could go on and on, and he easily earned a spot on my book boyfriends list.  Then you have the fantastic cast of secondary characters who all added depth, strength and spirit to the story.  I can't wait to read every single book that comes in the Brothers of Ink and Steel series so I can get all of their stories!

The writing was excellent-flowing seamlessly along and really pulling me in-so much so that I finished in less than a day (actually just several hours).  I'll admit when the action and conflict with Sophie's ex came up, it did feel a little extreme, but it worked well with the overall story.

Easily sliding onto my top recommendations list, I gave Dare 5 glowing stars!


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Author Bio 
Allie Juliette Mousseau writes sexy, emotionally-charged New Adult and Adult Romance in a variety of genres and temperatures. She also creates captivating YA worlds through the magic of ink. 
She can always be found writing, playing in puddles with her children, hiking with her husband, or adventuring somewhere in the world. Her favorite place to write on warm days is outdoors, but when the weather gets too cold, she'll be inside at her desk inspired by the mountain view from her home office in Montana where she lives with her loving husband, children, and golden retriever. 
She loves to travel, and lived for three years in her RV with her family while visiting the national parks and forests of the U.S. and a couple Canadian provinces. Allie loves chatting to her readers through email and social media! Come visit her through any of her links below!


  1. LOVE this review Cara!! Thank you for the 5 glowing stars!!!!! And btw - I think Josh is Yum too! <3

    1. And thank YOU for the awesome story :-) Can't wait to read more in this series!