Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Dare to Resist (Wedding Dare 0.5) by Laura Kaye: Blog Tour Review & Giveaway


A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

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.

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About the Wedding Dare Series:

When four bridesmaids dare one another to find lust—or maybe even love—at the destination wedding event of the year, the groomsmen don’t stand a chance. But little do the women know, the men are onto their game, and sparks will fly alongside the bouquet.

Four bridesmaids. Four groomsmen.

Four New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling authors. Long-carried torches, sizzling new attractions, and forbidden conquests will ensure a wedding never to be forgotten.

Tessa Bailey, Baiting the Maid of Honor

Diane Alberts, Falling for the Groomsmen

Katee Robert, Seducing the Bridesmaid

Samanthe Beck, Best Man with Benefits

Coming June 9!

About the Author:

Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen books in paranormal and contemporary romance. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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Review by Yvette:

It seems that every time I read a new book by Laura Kaye, I declare it my favorite book of hers to date, which speaks volumes about how she continues to grow as an author with each new story. No matter the length or genre of the narrative, Laura Kaye is bound to produce a brilliant and captivating read, and her latest novella, Dare to Resist is another in a long line of successes. Dare to Resist is a bit more risqué than her other books, with protagonists, Kady Dresco and Colton Brooks, engaging in some light BDSM and heating up the pages with their combustible chemistry. I loved every second of their innuendo-laden banter and eagerly awaited the moment when they would inevitably succumb to their mutual attraction.

Laura Kaye's specialty is sexy Alpha males with dominant personas and Colton Brooks takes the term "dominant" to a whole new level. I didn't fault Kady one bit for being helpless in his commanding presence, especially in light of their romantic history, which includes a quasi-hookup so steamy, the mere memory is a tangible presence between the pair. There is a constant simmering tension that lingers in the background, never letting the reader forget what might have been and what still could be. What allowed me to better appreciate the relationship between Colton and Kady was Kady's strength of character. Kady is successful, intelligent, and focused - qualities that were in no means diminished by her sexual preferences. The established friendship between the two characters only strengthened their physical connection, leading to some unbelievably erotic encounters in an all-too-short period of time.

Dare to Resist is a short and steamy novella that serves as a perfect introduction to a new series of four interconnected novels written by different authors. I devoured this in one sitting, not wanting the story to end, but finding comfort in the fact that the narrative would continue in some capacity in future stories. This prequel novella by Laura Kaye serves as a foray into the start of Colton and Kady's relationship, which is the catalyst for the resulting Wedding Dare series. The fact that these upcoming novels are being written by some of my favorite Entangled Brazen authors has me bursting with anticipation and firmly strapping on my fangirl boots.

Rating: 5 Stars

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