Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Review: Dare the Devil by Elaine Raco Chase

Dare the Devil by Elaine Raco Chase

Welcome to Glacier Country! Luthor Devlin and his ranch hands were out tracking 20th-century rustlers when they stepped into a time warp! There on the jagged cliffs was a woolly mammoth, a sabre-toothed tiger, and a tawny, near-naked savage. She was a primal fantasy come true - that left him stunned!
His gaze locked onto hers. "I'd really appreciate an explanation of all this. You, the hairy elephant, and the cat with the overbite are not the norm in Montana. And I know you can understand my every word. So anytime you'd like to begin."
Her relaxed appraisal hadn't gone unnoticed by either the man or the large tiger. The latter proved her undoing. His mouth opened not to snarl again but to emit a long, loud, kittenish yawn. The tiger rolled over, rubbed his back and shoulders into the ground, his hind legs spread-eagle, yawned again, and pawed sleepily at his face. To the amazement of everyone, his sword-like teeth fell out.
"Damn it, Pumpkin, why couldn't you have just growled!" She extended her hand. "Cam Stirling, action technician." At his confused expression, she sighed. "Stunt woman."
She was wild, irresistible - and he was the man to tame her. She dared the devil every day - why not Luthor Devlin!

My Thoughts:
I thought it was a cute story. Cam is a stunt woman and Thor is attracted to her right away, but he has a problem with how dangerous her job is. He really struggles with that, wanting to protect her. Cam is a strong woman who can take care of herself and makes no apologies about it. If he has a problem with it, then it is his problem. She is very patient with him, though, while he tries to get a grip. The story has lots of humor and plenty of steam.

The audio has two narrators, which is nice to differentiate between the male and female characters and points of view. The male narrator in particular is very good at voicing different characters. Both had moments where they sounded a bit stilted, but overall it was very well done. There is music between chapters which is nice, but personally I don't find it necessary. Music and sound effects during the story tend to distract me a bit, but that is a personal preference, and it was only one scene. Overall a very enjoyable listen.

My Rating: ****
Steam Factor: !!!!

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About the Author: (from her website) 

Elaine Raco Chase is the award-winning author of seventeen paperback novels with over 3 million books in print. She is published in 25 countries and 15 languages.
As a romance writer, Chase has won two sales awards for top romance novels of the year, Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award for romantic suspense, and the Affaire de Coeur Silver Pen Award for writing excellence. Her non-fiction debut Amateur Detectives – A Writer’s Guide was nominated for the prestigious Agatha Christie Award.
Elaine was past President of Sisters in Crime International, a charter member of Romance Writers of America and a registered lecturer for Poets and Writers.
She currently teaches a variety of writing courses.

Where to find the author:
Elaine Raco Chase
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