She meets Daren "Dare" Wilde on a whim before she heads back to school and is intrigued at the challenge he presents. Both have pasts that they want to stay put. Although, he doesn't fit in the campaign picture of a "perfect family." Threats to bring up his past causes Reagan to make the most difficult mistake of her life.
Why doesn't she just choose Archer? Why doesn't she finish law school? Marry rich? Head a few charitable causes? Live the life her pill popping mother did? It isn't what makes her whole. It isn't what makes her truly smile. Can she DARE to truly smile?
"I didn't trust love. It had never done anything for me but give false hope, mask manipulation, and break me. I had no delusions about love anymore..."
"Plus, I'll have no time for anyone else but New York City. She and I need to rekindle our affair. It's going to be dirty, rough, and absolutely amazing."
"I'm not going to give you a third warning," he said, his eyes darkening perilously. My pulse hammered in my ears as I pressed my hips against him. "Then don't."
"His lips were untamed, unabashed, and unapologetic."
"And definitely not stubborn enough." He kissed my lips. "When I told her I wasn't into her, she actually listened and went home."
"PPS: Might I suggest you adopting my style? (I dare you to.) - D"
"They're like the two parts that come together to make a while story," I said. "Two parts. One Whole."
"I don't want you perfect."