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Title: I Dare
Series: Liaden Universe
Author: Sharon Lee & Steve Miller
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
The Ministry of the Interior pretends to have killed off all the members of the Korval clan, except for Pat-rin the Playboy, in an attempt to bend him to their will.
Pat-rin’s playboy exterior only covers a true Korval core and he attempts to start the clan over on a new world, with new allies.
However, the Clan is NOT dead and Val Con the Head of the Clan formulates a plan to save himself, the Clan and all of Liad from the depredations of the Ministry.
I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the previous Liad books, mainly because Pat-rin is too wracked with guilt, self-loathing and self-doubt.
However, seeing the Ministry of the Interior get theirs was pretty good.
The romance side of things was ok, with several couples spontaneously life-mating, one pair through a dream no less. I rolled my eyes but I didn’t feel dirty or disgusted like I would with that smut that passes for romance these days.
Each book I read is bittersweet, as I enjoy them so much and each book finished means I’m one book closer to the end. I ration myself.