Tuesday 13 May 2014

Review: Dare to Resist - Laura Kaye

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.

Wedding Dare Series:
Dare to Resist - Laura Kaye
Falling for the Groomsmen - Diane Alberts
Baiting the Maid of Honor - Tessa Bailey
Seducing the Bridesmaid - Katee Robert
Best Man with Benefits - Samanthe Beck

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Dare to Resist is the introduction to the multi-author Wedding Dare series and introduces us to Kady and Colton whose wedding will be the setting for the remaining four books. I'm a huge fan of all of the authors involved in this series (Laura Kaye, Diane Alberts, Katee Robert, Samanthe Beck and Tessa Bailey) so I have incredibly high expectations for all of these stories. I'm happy to say that Dare to Resist more than lives up to them and if the remaining books are as good as this one then they're all going to be on my favourites shelf!

Kady has been crushing on her brother's best friend Colton since she was a teenager, they have a lot in common and even work in the same field but apart from one hot night three years ago Colton has only ever seen her as his friend's younger sister. Colton knows Kady was devastated when he walked away, in fact he hurt himself just as much by leaving, but he knows she deserves so much more than he can give her. When they find themselves stuck together on an overnight trip because of a contract they're both bidding for it doesn't take long for their passion to get the better of them. The real question is whether they are both willing to make a go of it.

Considering this is a novella and that the story really only covers a 24 hour period Laura Kaye does a fantastic job of introducing both characters and showing the reader their history. Things develop quickly but never feel rushed or unbelievable because you can see how much Kady and Colton have meant to each other for years. Kady is a fabulous character, she works in a male dominated industry and has had to work long and hard to gain the respect of her peers. She is the kind of woman who fights for what she wants and who isn't afraid to stand up for herself. Colton is just sex on a stick! I'm telling you he is one supremely hot alpha who I am totally adding to my list of book boyfriends. If you love a domineering man, one who likes to take control in the bedroom, then you are going to fall head over heels for Colton.

If you've ever read any of Laura Kaye's books (or any of the Entangled Brazen books for that matter!) then you'll know to expect a scorching hot read in Dare to Resist. The chemistry was off the charts, keep a spare pair of knickers to hand sexy and my only real complaint is that I wanted more. I would have loved to read a full length novel about this couple but that doesn't make this novella any less fabulous and I'd recommend it highly to erotic romance fans. I just can't wait to carry on reading this series!

Source: Received from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review

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