Sometimes a reader comes across a story that they feel an affinity with. Consumed by the Dare was that find for me. London was the girl with a loving heart but battered spirit. She had been through so much hurt in her young life but her dedication to helping others was an inspiration to behold. From smart mouth youths to frisky old women she gave of herself wholeheartedly and touched so many lives. Ryker was a loner with a bad boy exterior but a fragile heart he kept closely guarded. When you find something special, it's hard to let go and Casey Hagen, yet again brought her A game for these exceptional characters. London, Ryker and Ms. Hagen, did Carly Phillips proud.