05 Jun '14

A Nix Review – Dare to Resist by Laura Kaye (3.5 Stars)

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Dare to Resist (a Wedding Dare novella) by Laura Kaye
Published by Macmillan on 2014-05-12
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 136
Format: eBook
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Trapped and tempted, this battle of wills rages all night long…

Kady Dresco and Colton Brooks click on a level that defies logic. There are only two problems. One, he’s her older brother’s irritating best friend, and two, they're bidding on the same military security services contract.

When the competition heats up, Colton is torn between wanting to strangle Kady (and her annoying brilliance) and kissing her into submission. Which is a bad idea for a million reasons, because Kady’s submission is exactly what he craves. Being trapped in a tiny motel room with the object of his darkest fantasies will require every ounce of his restraint.

Kady doesn’t want his restraint, but Colton knows better. She deserves love, marriage, and a white picket fence—three things Colton can’t give her. But her proximity and the memory of their steamy near-miss three years ago slowly destroys his resolve. And he’s not sure how much longer he can keep his hands off…or his heart closed.

FTC : I got this book from the publisher for an honest review.

This book is the prequel to the Wedding Series that I will be mostly reading and reviewing this week. The whole series is set around a wedding and this one is the tale of how the happy couple met. It’s short, sexy, fun and a must read if you want to read the rest of the series.

Kady has always had a soft spot for Colton, her brother’s best friend. Although they have a lot in common, and some unbelievable chemistry, he has faithfully resigned her into the friend zone with the single exception of one encounter years ago. The reasons are two-fold; One is the brother issue and the other is that Colton likes really rough sex and he doesn’t want to disrespect her (I don’t know what this says about the other women he slept with!). When they are thrown together by a combination of bad weather and bad circumstances, secret crushes are exposed and the rest is history…

Although I liked this little novella, and it did make me want to try the rest of the series, it lacked a couple of things that would make it great for me. I loved Kady (I’m a sucker for strong women in male dominated jobs) and I loved the fact that she was completely OK with her sexual desires. However, I was slightly annoyed that she had decided that Colton was the one for her based upon the fact that he is the only man to give her an orgasm. Personal opinion alert but I think that good sex is a reason for more good sex, not for proclamations of one true love.

The last third of the novella is where it became the novella that I expected, the hot little number that I have learn’t to expect from Entangled line. The sex scenes were hot, well written and completely enthralling. Although not as rough as I expected, I loved every single second of them.

Overall, a enticing prequel to the Wedding Dare series. Short, sweet and sexy; everything an Entangled novella should be 🙂

three-half-stars

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One Response to “A Nix Review – Dare to Resist by Laura Kaye (3.5 Stars)”

  1. They were not that rough, I agree, nothing to be scared of 😉 What made me laugh, though, is the idea of a dominating male reading a romance, I loved that !

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