Thursday, May 3, 2012

Dangerous Boy by Mandy Hubbard

Dangerous Boy
Dangerous Boy
Author: Mandy Hubbard
Publisher: Razorbill
Rating: 3.5 Stars!
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.~Goodreads

I enjoy Mandy Hubbard’s storytelling immensely. She knows how to pull a reader in, create tension and formulate a fantastic love interest. Dangerous Boy had each one of these elements and although I was expecting something a little different from this book, it was still a really good read!

I really liked the characters in this one, mostly Harper’s cousin Adam and their friend Brick. They were both super protective of Harper and acted like the big brothers. Adam also wasn’t afraid to put Harper in her place a few times, and I admired that about him.

As for Logan, I felt as though I was thrust into the middle of his and Harper’s relationship. I would’ve liked to know more about how they met and how they even started dating. He was a sweetheart though; super considerate of Harper and her feelings and fears. He even tried to help her over come them which was absolutely adorable to read about.

Dangerous Boy had a very creepy vibe to it as well. Especially after Harper meets Daemon, Logan’s twin brother. Harper shows up to their house and oh my gosh, basement scene!? Um, yikes! TOTALLY EFFIN’ SCARY! I felt on edge every time Harper and her friends went to go do something. Probably because Daemon seemed to always be causing trouble and he was seriously crazy. 

I had an inkling as to what was going on but HOLY HELL! The twist was so freaky and messed up! Although, after the major plot point was revealed, the story ended rather abruptly. I felt that it was a bit rushed. Again, not what I was expecting, but a fitting ending for Harper’s tale I suppose.

If you want a quick, creepy read with a main character that likes to play detective...then I’d recommend this book to you! 


2 comments:

  1. I think this sounds like the perfect read for me. I'm dying to know the twist you were talking about. I'll definitely have to snatch this one up. Great review!

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  2. this one sounds so, so good and I can't wait to read it. Although it sucks that the ending seems abrupt!

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