Review: Dare to Resist by Laura Kaye

dare to resistReviewed by Carrie

Brazen books are almost always a safe bet for me.  Now, folks that follow my reviews know I’m not crazy about novellas (even though I seem to be reviewing a fair amount of them these days), but when Brazen announced a new four book series featuring some of my favorite authors (ahem, Tessa Bailey), I jumped on the chance to review.   Laura Kaye kicks off the Wedding Dare series with this prequel novella.

Kady Dresco knows she is on her game and securing this military contract would most likely get her a promotion and some much needed respect at work.  The only possible hitch in her plans is the sexy man that has been a thorn in her side since she was young.

Colton Brooks has been annoying Kady Dresco for all these years in order to keep himself from breaking a promise to his best friend, Tyler, not to go there with his sister.  It wasn’t hard in high school as Colton was 6 years older than Kady, but after coming back to a grown woman after some years in the military, Colton nearly breaks his vow.

Kady has had a crush on Colton for practically her whole life.  After practically throwing herself at him at his coming home party three years ago and getting rebuffed, Kady backs off figuring  that Colt will never be able to see her as anything other than a little girl in pigtails.  Kady and Colton prefer to trash talk each other instead of giving in to simmering tension between them.

Weather forces them into a rural motel, where Kady and Colton are forced to bunk together.  Anyone can guess what happens next.  Let’s just say that the payoff for the tension was really good.  The author mentions, several times, Colton’s “darker” desires, but I really didn’t think they were all that edgy.  I liked how he discovered that Kady wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows – amusingly dirty.

The story was quickly resolved as the couple readily decided that they were done dancing around each other.  It felt really short and I wished I had the next book to jump right into but it does the job for setting up the wedding that the next books in the series will be based at.  From here, the remaining books will feature a bridesmaid finding her love at Kady and Colton’s wedding.  I’m super excited for the next book which is due to drop in June.  Stay tuned because I’ll be reviewing all of them.

Grade: C+/B-

*ARC provided by Entangled Publishing

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Dare to Resist
by Laura Kaye
Release Date: May 12, 2014
Publisher: Entangled

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