I just finished reading Dangerous Boy by Mandy Hubbard for an Around the World ARC Tour.
Harper’s new boyfriend Logan Townsend is everything she never knew she always wanted—tall, muscular, with tousled brown hair that falls effortlessly around his face. But what’s most exciting about Logan is that he’s exhilaratingly dangerous, and dating him allows Harper to say, “buh bye” to her good-girl past and “hello” to newfound adventure.
There’s only one problem with Harper’s otherwise heart-stopping romance: Logan’s twin brother Daemon. Harper knows he’s a bad seed, but she tries to look past his dark, icy stare and his chilling demeanor. After all, he and Logan are a package deal.
Then cow bones start appearing in people’s mailboxes, a flock of birds show up dead, and all of the cars in the senior parking lot are given flat tires—and covered with blood-red handprints. Logan insists that Daemon isn’t involved—sure, he’s had some trouble in the past, but they moved to Harper’s quiet northwest Washington town so that they could both start over.
Harper desperately wants to believe Logan, but the more he tries to protect his brother, the more she wonders what she isn’t being told. Now, Harper must unearth the hidden secrets of the mysterious Townsend brothers’ history if she and Logan are to have any hope of a future. But learning what brought Logan and Daemon to town won’t put just her heart in jeopardy... She’s playing with her life.
When I started reading this book, I was immediately sucked in. I do have to admit that I guessed pretty early on what was happening, but that didn't hurt my enjoyment of the story at all! The story just flowed so well and the writing was so easy and comfy to read (if that makes any sense) that I was just completely into the book.
I loved Harper. I do think that she was a little naive to some of Logan's actions, but I guess we are all in our first love. And I love the environment the book was set in. I've never read a book about a girl who was so into farming. It was pretty neat.
There was lots of action, and while I was pretty sure that I knew who the bad guy was, it was still so intriguing to see if I was right or to see what was going to happen next.
I've read 2 other books by Mandy Hubbard and loved all three of them. I can't wait to read more by this fabulous author!
I gave this book a rating of 4/5.
Dangerous Boy will be released on August 30, 2012.
This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2012 Reading Challenge 150+: 31
2012 ARC Reading Challenge: 27
2012 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 28
2012 Standalone Reading Challenge: 6
*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.