THE OTHER SIDE OF DARE
Christian fiction author Griggs may have crossover appeal, however, it’s merely because her style of writing love stories appeals to the masses. She introduces each chapter with a scripture — her text for unveiling deception, degradation, romance, redemption, faith and friendship. Limiting first-person point of view to a few key characters is a clever way to make this Blessed Trinity series entry memorable and worth following. The Other Side of Dare ingenuously reminds us that you reap what you sow.
Darius is desperate to find a job and Lawrence is desperate to keep his as a powerful politician. A potentially career-threatening secret brings the two together. It also puts Darius in cahoots with Paris, Lawrence’s spoiled, beautiful daughter who thinks she has it figured out. Paris and her husband are childless, so she ruthlessly pursues custody of Jasmine from Gabrielle, her ex-friend and former stripper. Her husband and father vehemently object. There is nothing godly about the Pandora’s box she dares to unhinge. (DAFINA, 320 pp, $15.00)