In the follow-up to "Chasing the Wild Sparks," Hadley Beckett's quest for wedded bliss perseveres…
Riding high in her relationship with her sportscaster/local daredevil boyfriend Finn Wilder, Hadley Beckett makes plans concerning her future with Finn. Big plans.
Infamously anti-marriage, Finn promised Hadley he'd consider taking her to the altar if she gives him more time. Diving headfirst and with encouragement from friends, Hadley formulates her own way to handle Finn if he can't commit to her soon.
Knowing she has an uphill climb ahead of her, Hadley is still determined to succeed, yet is she unwittingly destined to fail?
About the Author
Ren Alexander was born in Wheeling, West Virginia, but grew up in a nearby tiny, historical, college town in the Northern Panhandle of the state. She graduated from West Liberty University, where she received a B.S. in criminal justice. Although interested in that field, her true passion was reading and writing.
She currently lives in Detroit, Michigan with her husband, two daughters, and cat.
The Keys to Jericho is her fourth novel.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I found myself NEEDING to pick up Daring The Wild Sparks after finishing Chasing The Wild sparks. Ren Alexander is able to provide well written scenes that is able to move me as a reader, enabling me to feel like I was part of their gang. With the capability to feel the emotions and thoughts of Hadley & Finn. Daring is written over the duration of Becks (Hadley) & Finn spending Easter at his parent house. Becks is very much welcomed in Finn’s family, so much that they already see her as a daughter/sister. They ensure Hadley throughout the visit that she will never be viewed any different regardless of Finn’s refusal to marry. Becks undeniable love for Finn is one that can be appreciated by anyone, the public loves Finn to pieces but she will always be his biggest Finnatic. Needing Beck to prove Finn’s devotion to her she Dares him to prove to her his love. hoping that what he comes up with will be more substantial than the “boyfriend/girlfriend” status. Finn takes her dare and proves his actions on live television. Becks than decides to meet part way and tells Finn that she will move in with him. She battles with if moving in with Finn will discourage her dream of marriage and babies, two things that Finn has already said he doesn’t have planned….EVER. Fighting with her dreams of marriage and babies, her love for Finn is overwhelming enough that she hopes time will allow her to bury her personal wants in life. Finn is wanting to propose to Becks that you can almost taste it! His profound love for Becks is unexplainable but he knows there will never be anyone else for her. Becks is his breath of life and would not be able to survive without her. He has a fear that marriage will become a disaster to his relationship but is considering the exception to the rule, the rule that he has created, where all marriages will break relationships. He’s see in first hand with his dad, best friend, and the bomb of his mom now divorcing his step-dad has almost set the deal in stone. Marriage = Broken Relationships Over this period of time they continue to struggle with giving into each other but individually feel that they are giving all of themselves while the other isn’t giving into the relationship as much as the other. They struggle with decisions that affect their relationship, with the threat that the other will get tired of giving in all the time to the other persons wants. Their love for one another is undeniable and nothing will separate them from each other, neither is secure in their relationship. There is a lot of emotions involved which create you to immerse yourself into the book and characters. After finishing Daring, I can’t help but anxiously wait for Ignite!
I loved the second book in this series. I read it for a day and now I cannot wait for the next one. I am really hoping it will come out soon. I received an ARC of the book and I couldn't stop reading. I liked it even more than the first one. I gotta say that I really got angry with Hadley and the way she was acting. I understand her in a way but I think that she is completely unreasonable at times and if she continues the same way she will really lose Finn and he is one hot catch. Of course he has his issues but what I really didn't like about her was that she said she accepts him the way he is and after that told him I think we need a break so I can get used to the ideas you have. Well, I hope she gets her head straight and soon. But this is definitely not a drawback in the book. I actually liked the drama quite a lot :) I really got frustrated with her but that's probably one of the reasons I liked the book so much. It is not the typical romance where the guy is always at fault. Here actually, I think the heroine has more issues than him. I cannot wait to see whether they will manage to overcome their problems. Definitely a recommended read :)
Okay, Finn and Hadley at times are so sweet it's almost sickening. I can't imagine in my life ever having someone love me the way Finn loves Hadley. He's actually obsessed almost to the point of a stalker. I can't stand the fact that he is so selfish with Hadley as to not want to marry her or have babies with her but yet expects her to never leave him. The two things she wants most in her life and he denies her and thinks it's no big deal. What about the fact that he's denying her father his privilege of walking her down the isle or denying him and her grandparents grandbabies? I'm not really sure I want to see Hadley stay with Finn. I think she deserves so much better. I highly recommend this trilogy to everyone.