Dare To Stay is the second book in the Sons Of Steel Row Series. It is my first read from Jen McLaughlin and I loved it so much that I just didn't want to put it down.
This was a beautiful and emotionally raw love story. It's about love and redemption and salvation and just within the first few pages I was absolutely hooked on this story. The drama was fast paced with gritty action and descriptive imagery that easily pulled me into the story. I desperately wanted Chris to be saved. He was a member of the Sons Of Steel Row criminal gang in South Boston and he had betrayed his best friend in the previous book, Dare To Run. Chris is in deep trouble in the opening pages. He was drowning in a downward spiral when Molly found him and made the choice to try to save him. There was always a connection between them even though they both knew it could never go anywhere. Yet Molly was determined to save Chris no matter what it took. She knew exactly what she was getting into with Chris and yet she took a leap of faith by jumping right into the fray and showing him that he was worthy of her love.
I loved everything about this story. The edginess and the raw emotions. The depth of the characters. Chris and Molly had major issues to overcome so the drama and conflict was positively delicious. I absolutely adored them together and was rooting for them to make it. Now I can't wait for Scotty's story in Dare To Lie, February seems so far away and I'm dying to know how his secret will play out with the gang.
Right now I'm telling everyone how much I loved this book. Looking for a story of love and redemption and deep emotion then this is definitely the book for you.
The sizzling second novel in the gritty contemporary Sons of Steel Row series from the author of Dare to Run.
Bruised and bloodied on Boston’s mean streets, Chris O’Brien is reeling from the loss of his childhood best friend. But after barely escaping a hit placed on his head, Chris is desperate to live. A chance encounter leads him to the perfect safe haven—the home of a girl from his childhood, Molly Lachlan. Before he has fully considered what it would mean to involve her in his mess, he lets her take him home.
For Molly, letting Chris into her house means also letting him into her life. Danger and desperation are coming off of him like steam, and yet she can’t bring herself to turn him away. His bad boy charm always had a hold on her, but now there’s a soulfulness and sorrow in him that she’s never seen before. And despite the heart-stopping risk of helping him, she hopes against all reason that he’ll stay...