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Review: The Daredevil (WaterFyre Rising Book 2) by Nadia Han

January 2, 2023

About the Book:

Loving her is his biggest risk . . . and also his biggest reward.

Daring, clever, and gorgeous, Royce Viktorsson is a volcanologist who lives life on the edge between the thrill and the pulsing calm before the storm. His unsteady lifestyle masks the man who is seeking to heal the hole in his heart. Nothing has offered him resolve . . . until her.

The lightning that illuminates his soul.
The thunder that stirs his heart.
The lava that ignites his blood.

Thoughtful, alluring, and guarded, travel blogger Michelle Yates is emotionally unavailable thanks to the monster in her closet. Traveling allows her to see the beauty in the world, making her forget the ugliness in her life. One man yanks on that closet door and helps her claim back her self-worth.

The friend who becomes her lover.
The hero who defeats her monster.
The savior who defines her destiny.

As their romance churns, danger erupts, whipping out secrets that demand the truth, but the daredevil is willing to risk everything to defend those important to him.

The Daredevil is a friends-to-lovers, fake-dating, forced proximity, destined moments, billionaire hero, and a suspenseful contemporary romance. It is Book Two in the WaterFyre Rising series but can be read as a standalone.

Caution: This book contains sexual content, profanity, violence, mentions of suicide, and eating disorder. Recommended for 18+.

My Thoughts:

Another terrific romance from Nadia Han. This is book two of the WaterFyre Rising series. Royce and Michelle’s journey is a great read, especially over a long break where you just want to relax and enjoy a great read.

I love Michelle’s story. And having a blogger as a main character is a clever idea to give the reader a fun trip to learn about another country. I really wanted to see these views as described. Michelle is dealing with bullying and her own personal demons. I like to positive fight by her to become a success. Add in Royce, who is a great character full of determination and a need to please and a need to help. What I got most out of reading about Royce was his need to be seen. (And who doesn’t love a sexy but nice, rich guy!) A friends to lovers story is one that I have a soft spot for. I really appreciated the warnings on content and wish more books/publishers would do this. Michelle is a terrific character. There are all sorts of monsters in this story and they topics are deftly handled by Nadia Han. The tension builds well and the action is a little surprising, which adds to the reader experience.

Once again Nadia Han gives these characters a depth and grounding in reality that makes for a really speedy but entertaining (and sexy) read. A must have on the beach or lying beside a pool… or sitting next to a warm fire with a blanket and a hot chocolate. You can read book one and enjoy the start of the series, or start with this one. Daredevil does stand alone if you get to this one first.


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