Friday, November 21, 2014

Review of Settling The Score by Dani Wade

Settling The Score: A Backstage Pass Novel
Settling The Score: A Backstage Pass Novel by Dani Wade

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As much as I enjoyed Finding Her Rhythm, I enjoyed this book even more. Although we met Becca in the first book, her appearances were mainly limited to her role as the band’s PR person so she was largely an unknown factor. While as Michael’s brother, Daniel played a much larger part in that book and as such I was looking forward to his story because I was already invested in his character and hoped to see him find his happy ending. Fortunately, Ms. Wade’s storytelling was right on track with Settling the Score, making Daniel and Becca’s story a wonderfully engaging read for me.

Both the opening scene and the closing scene of this book are amazing. You get to see just how much Becca affects Daniel and that it doesn’t waver at all throughout the novel. I actually felt badly for Daniel as he reveals that he has had feelings for Becca ever since she started as the band’s PR rep five years ago but has never been able to get her to see the man behind his public persona. But don’t jump to conclusions and make Becca out to be the bad guy in this relationship. She’s dealing with personal baggage from a previous relationship that has left her filled with self-doubt and blind to Daniel’s attraction. As we learn in the opening scene, the chemistry between the two is so all consuming that the world fades away with just a kiss. But Becca’s self-consciousness means that Daniel has to be patient and he proves that when properly motivated, he can really take his time … in more ways than one. I just want to say that Daniel can blindfold me any day … WOW!

As with the first book in the series, there is a romantic suspense angle to the story; however, it is much more pervasive in Settling the Score and the title actually alludes to this once you get past the musical inference. Ms. Wade does an excellent job of balancing the relationship development between Daniel and Becca with the ever-increasing threat that is targeting Daniel. It’s not easy to get and maintain a proper balance between sweet and hot and sexy and danger (the bad kind), yet the author has done it and done it well. This was a great addition to the Backstage Pass series and I cannot wait until I have a chance to read all three books in order. I do so hope that Ms. Wade has plans for a fourth book in the series.

I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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