A Dash of Daring (Taste of Romance, #3)

A Dash of Daring (Taste of Romance, #3)

by Elizabeth Maddrey

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BN ID: 2940152666328
Publisher: JoNaTiMa Books
Publication date: 11/10/2015
Series: Taste of Romance , #3
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 151,677
File size: 848 KB

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A Dash of Daring (Taste of Romance, #3) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed all 3 books in this series. So nice to read a Christian romance that deals with today's issues.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dash of Daring by author Elizabeth Madden is Book Three in her Taste of Romance series. It is a 215 page paperback book with an eye catching cover. There is a smiling young adult couple on the front with fall tress and the Washington Monument in the background. This Christian contemporary romance novel is the story of Amy Harris and Zach Wilson. Amy is the coordinator for after-school care and long term substitute at her alma mater high school. Zach is teaching at the school as part of the college student loan forgiveness program. They have a connection but also a problem. The author tackles sensitive issues in this book like interracial couples, privileged and poor kids, and prejudices. She touches on family, friends, and faith. How we can lean on God and trust Him to guide and direct us. I really like Madden's writing style. She provides us with a group of new friends and thought provoking scenarios. Her story is well thought. It is sweet but hits on some major issues. God is at the forefront and Christian values heavily sprinkled throughout the story. This is a different romance than normal and has a wonderful first kiss in it. I would recommend A Dash of Daring to Christian romance lovers. College age will particularly enjoy it. I rated it a 4 out of 5 stars. A copy was provided by The Book Club Network for my honest review.
DKStevens119 More than 1 year ago
This is the last book in the Taste of Romance series. Amy and Zack work at the same inner city high school and care deeply about the students. As they get to know each other and then find they have feelings for the other, we are taken into their lives and the developing romance. This book deals with some social issues and I really liked how the author had faith an integral part in this story. A nice ending to the series! I was gifted a copy for review by the Book Club Network.
carol223CS More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Maddrey's A Dash of Daring A Dash of Daring" written by Elizabeth Maddrey is the third book in the Taste of Romance Series. Zach Wilson is teaching at an inner- city high school located in Washington, DC school. He took this position as part of a forgiveness program. Amy Harris a long term substitute teacher at the same high school. And Zach is attracted to her. Zach and Amy start working together planning the annual holiday program. The undeniable chemistry between them comes to a head. But Amy has a problem…inter-racial dating. Amy is multi-ethic. She has a black dad and a white Hispanic mom. Zach is a white which Amy has a hard time accepting. Will Amy be able to look beyond the inter-racial issue? Will Zach stay teaching in the same school once his program is finished? Will Zach go to the private school that he had interviewed? Where will Zach move to as his roommate’s get married? The author address many social issue such as: inter-racial dating & marriage, inter-city school versus private school, dealing with parents, decisions making involving Zach’s roommates wedding plans and marriage being hard work. Put all those issues aside by asking for God’s help. God will help overcome these fears with faith, trust, friendship and love. Thank you to book fun.org for this eBook. My opinion is my own.
2boyzmommy More than 1 year ago
A Dash of Daring by Elizabeth Maddrey introduces us to Zach and Amy, 2 young teachers that work in an inner-city DC school. Zach is there because he's receiving help paying off his student loans. Amy is there because she loves the students and sees the difference she can make in their lives. Are Amy and Zach a good match or are their differences too much to overcome? This is Book 3 in the Taste of Romance series, but can be read as a stand-alone novel. I did enjoy the book and plan to read the first 2 in the series. I give it 3 stars. I received this book from The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.
pautoyoung More than 1 year ago
Elizabeth Maddrey’s romance novel, A Dash of Daring, addresses the subjects of interracial relationships and pursing the career that God wants for your life. This book offers us a look into a personal struggle that occurs in today’s society. Well written, the story develops the main characters to where the reader can feel and understand their struggles. I like the fact that the two main characters had known each other as colleagues and had become friends for a couple years before any romantic inclination. This made it more real life for me. Amy Harris and Zach Wilson work for an inner city high school in Washington, D. C. Amy has a multi ethnic heritage, was raised in this area, and works in the after school program helping students in various ways. She considers this her mission in life, exactly where God wants her. Zach, on the other hand, is Caucasian and working her on a teaching forgiveness program which will excuse his student loans and drives in from the suburbs each day to teach math to students that have little interest in math because they face life issues such as survival, pregnancy, and gangs. He struggles with knowing what God wants for his mission in life – continue to teach in the inner city school or in a magnet school in the suburbs. Zach and Amy are attracted to each other, but she has always vowed to only date men with the same color of skin as she. Will the Holiday program that both will be working on bring them together? Can Amy overcome her bias to develop more than a friendship? What decision will Zach make concerning his calling in life? A sweet book of love, struggles, and decisions that I recommend to the reader. I received a copy from the author and publisher of The Book Club Network in exchange for an honest review.
dun1 More than 1 year ago
A Dash of Daring was sweet and serious, it was entertaining and edifying. It lets us know that we must trust God to direct our paths in life; trust that He has the best plan for us even when we may not see it. Also I think this story teaches us not to let thing from our culture or heritage whole us back from the great things God had in store for us. I received this book courtesy of The Book Club Network for my honest review.
Cheri5 More than 1 year ago
A Dash of Daring picked up where A Pinch of Promise leaves off. I love this series and how I keep getting to follow all of the characters for three books. I was sorry to see this one end knowing it was the last. Definitely a series I will be recommending to others. I received this book for free from The Book Club Network and the author in exchange for my honest review.
KMarkovich More than 1 year ago
I confess – I love reading this series since they take place in and near Washington, DC and talk about all the local places! This is the third in the Taste of Romance series and it follows Zach Wilson, the 3rd roommate, and Amy Harris. Zach and Amy both work at an inner-city high school – she because she lives near there and grew up in that neighborhood. She’s also multi-ethnic with a white Hispanic mom and a black dad. Zack, a white boy, lives in the suburbs and took the job as a means to get his student loans forgiven. He is falling for Amy for who she is while Amy is having a hard time seeing past Zach’s white skin. I really enjoyed reading this as the different couples (Zach and Amy from this book, Ben and Rebecca, and Jackson and Paige from the previous two books) deal with real life challenges – how to deal with parents, and wedding plans, and backgrounds, and sexual purity. Great book and I recommend! I received this book from bookfun.org in return for my honest opinion.
HappyReader50 More than 1 year ago
This was a fun book to read. It was not too heavy, but it kept me interested from the beginning to the end. It was one of those books that is just a fun, clean, captivating book. This book is about Amy Harris, a teacher sub and Zach Wilson, a teacher. Both Amy and Zach are looking for something in their work and in their personal lives and then their paths cross. Will they be able to follow the paths that God has chosen for them or will they choose paths that they feel are a good fit for themselves? It is tempting to give you more of the story, but I cannot do that as I do not want to ruin the story. Suffice it to say that this is a really good book. It is the first one that I have read by Elizabeth Maddrey and will not be the last. I received a copy of this book from bookfun.org in exchange for an honest review.
Robbi44 More than 1 year ago
This story, the third book in Ms. Maddrey’s Taste of Romance Series, was a delightful way to reconnect with the other four characters of the two previous books as well as to follow the lives of the two main characters of this book. It brought all six of them together and gave a glimpse of the next era of all their lives. Zach Wilson, the third bachelor, is a high school math teacher in inner city Washington, DC. He’s a guy who genuinely cares for his students, lives out his Christian beliefs, and is in love with Amy Harris. Amy, also part of the school staff, shares his desire to help the students. Although they have been friends for over two years and work well together with the students, Amy has issues of dating outside of her multi-ethnic heritage. She also is a person that jumps to conclusions which causes ups and downs in their relationship. When Zach tells her that he loves her, she isn’t sure how to handle that. The author reveals that only as God takes more control over their lives is there any future for them as a couple. I enjoyed how she handled Amy’s issues with sensitivity and Zach’s steadfast love for her throughout her struggles.
MelissaF More than 1 year ago
This was a nice story about a couple who have different struggles they are dealing with. The question is are their struggles too big to overcome? I love that Elizabeth tackled the topic of race in her book. This is something that doesn’t get talked about too much and the issues that can arise internally and among family. Zach has an opportunity for a new job that will take him away from Amy and work with different kids that might not be as challenging. Elizabeth does a great job with these issues and bringing them to light. A copy of this book was given to me through The Book Club Network, Inc. in exchange for an honest review.
GailHollingsworth More than 1 year ago
Amy Harris and Zachary Wilson are both employees in an inner city school in Washington DC. Zach lives a suburbon existence while Amy lives in the area where the students live and go to school. They become unlikely friends and eventually begin dating. Amy initially has a problem with the fact that Zach is white and she is from a mixed ethnicity. Her parents and some of her other relatives have mixed marriages. She doesn't want to go that route for fear of problems along the way. This story draws you in to their situation as well as the everyday lives within the school. Zach is working out a school loan by teaching at this school while Amy loves the students and works there simply for that reason. How do they manage such diversity and conflict? Or do they? Will a romance work for them or will they just celebrate the engagements of Zach's two roommates? I really enjoyed my time reading this story. I was drawn to it because my daughter and son-in-law both teach. The author seemed to have done her research on the problems and workings of the inner city schools. I also was fascinated with the drama and problems associated with a mixed ethnic relationship. This was a very fun story and I highly recommend it. I was given this book through Bookfun for my honest review which I have given.
Cindy-J More than 1 year ago
A Dash of Daring by Elizabeth Maddrey is a fun story with a message. Amy Harris never thought she would date outside her multiethnic heritage. But she is attracted to a teacher at the school where she works as the after school program coordinator. Zach Wilson committed to teaching at the downtown D.C. school for three years to reduce his student loan obligation. He has been interested in dating Amy but has been getting confusing signals from her. Amy has volunteered to coordinate the school’s upcoming holiday program and has enlisted Zach to help. Zach is nearing the end of his three year obligation and wants to apply for his dream job of teaching at a magnet school. When the opportunity comes, Zach begins questioning his calling in life. Not his calling to teach, but the location of the call. Is he where God wants him to be? Is his life reflecting Christ to the kids he teaches? As he prays about direction, he talks to his roommate Jackson but doesn’t mention the job opening to Amy. Amy loves working with the kids at school in the neighborhood where she grew up. She believes she can show support for the kids if she lives and works in her neighborhood. She jumps to conclusions on several occasions which results in conflicts with Zach. At one point, she admits that if she has low expectations, she won’t be disappointed. As she struggles with this, the question arises - can she really trust God and never be disappointed? I thought the struggles with knowing God’s direction for your life and trusting God in all things were very applicable. Most Christians struggle with these issues at some point in their lives. Most have a sincere desire to serve where God wants them but figuring out where is sometimes challenging. I would recommend this book to adults who like a quickly-read romantic story with some thought-provoking topics added in. This is book 3 in the Taste of Romance series, and I am sorry to see the conclusion. I enjoyed the entire series. I received a copy of this book through The Book Club Network in exchange for my honest review.
Calliegh0 More than 1 year ago
Being the third book in the series A Taste of Romance. These stories have been about 25-30 year olds who love God and life. It has been a nice clean read that has some depth to the issues it covers. Interracial dating, teen pregnancy, and the challenge of living a Christian life in the world today. I really enjoy how the author faces these issues and helps resolve them. Zach Wilson is the last bachelor in the house he shares with his friends. He took a job working at an intercity school in order to help have some of his school debt forgiven. However, he is not sure this is where God wants him. When a lucrative offer from a magnet school comes available Zach wonders if God is calling him there? Finally,he wants to be dating but the girl he believes is "right" has only kept him in the friend zone. Will she be able to see past their differences to the man he really is? Amy Harris is the after school care coordinator. To help and for extra income, she also is a long term substitute in the school. She has always kept dating to a minimum due to her multi ethnical background. When she finds the one, she wants him to be from her heritage. However, Zach has always been there. He has asked her out before but she has managed to keep him at arms length. Will she be able to open her mind and heart? Or will she continue to ignore her growing attraction? I loved Zach and his friends in this book. Three young men who support one another through everything. Amy was a little harder to relate with. She tended to get angry and pass judgement quickly. It was nice to see her slowly start to thaw. I would recommend this series to all who are looking for a good, clean read. I received this book through bookfun.org in exchange for my honest review.
KrisAnderson_TAR More than 1 year ago
A Dash of Daring by Elizabeth Maddrey is the third book in the Taste of Romance series. This is a Christian romance series. Zach Wilson teaches math at an inner-city high school in Washington, D.C. He has been interested in dating Amy Harris (substitute teacher and after school care coordinator) for some time but she keeps putting him in the friend zone (Amy wishes to avoid dating someone who is not a part of her multi-ethnic heritage). Zach finally asks her out on a real date and Amy hesitantly accepts. This is the first of many dates. Amy, though, will have a long way to go before she is ready for a serious relationship. Amy tends to make snap judgements and jump to conclusions without hearing all the information. Amy and Zach will get to know each other better as they work on the school’s holiday program. When Zach gets an opportunity to have a job at a magnet school will it end their budding relationship (he would like to teach to students who actually enjoy math)? Will Amy be able to get over her issues to have a wonderful future? A Dash of Daring is a sweet, Christian romance novel. There is some kissing in the book and a just a hint of an engaged couple looking forward to more after they are married. The book does have a pregnancy between two teenagers in it. I liked Zach, but Amy was a harder character to enjoy. She was so quick to assume things and then would storm off (which I find annoying). It was nice reading about such dedicated teachers who enjoy their jobs. We get to catch up on the characters from the past two novels to see how they are doing in their relationships. While A Dash of Daring can be read alone, it does help to have read the first two books in a Taste of Romance series. I give A Dash of Daring 4 out of 5 stars (which means I liked it, but did not love it). I received a complimentary copy of A Dash of Daring from The Book Club Network Inc. and Elizabeth Maddrey in exchange for an honest review.