4 out of 5 Licks
A blind date from hell turns into a dare that changes everything.
Jewelry designer Presley Warren is sick of spending every single night alone. The crushing weight of running her family’s business leaves little time for the designing she loves. It’s no surprise that dating is last on her to-do list. In a moment of weakness she agrees to let her best friend set her up.
In a funk, millionaire Vance O’Neal is dragged to the first home game of the season for the Miami Thunder. He literally runs into a gorgeous blond as soon as he walks into the stadium. She’s light and laughter and the first woman to pull at him in years. One problem—she’s already taken. In a twist of fate, he’s seated next to Presley at the game. Her date shows his true colors as a rude, self-involved jerk so Vance can’t help himself when the Halftime Kiss Cam pans onto them. He dares her to kiss him—in fact, he double dares her to take a chance on a stranger.
He’s convinced her to start with one night—now he wants a shot at forever.
I popped my Taryn Elliot cherry and boy am I glad I did! Double Dare was flat-out FUN. Presley is having a horrible time on her blind date, but is enjoying the small snips of conversation she’s been having with the guy in the seat next to her. When the Kiss Cam rolls around and her date continues to ignore her, the man next to her takes advantage of the moment and dares her to kiss him. Sound familiar? There was a You Tube video that went viral not that long ago with a very similar situation. I don’t know what happened after that video, but I sure hope Taryn’s version is close. I don’t think even Vance could have predicted that daring the hottie next to him would result in her coming home with him, but he was certainly happy with that outcome. Vance and Presley steam up the bedroom and take the time to get to know each other. I am really impressed by how much story was put into this novella. I really felt like I had a chance to get to know the characters which is usually very hard to do in such a short amount of time. I really enjoyed Taryn’s writing style. The sex scenes were hot and the emotion between the characters felt really genuine. There were times when Presley annoyed me a bit, but given the stress she was under (mostly self-inflicted since she wouldn’t open up to her dad) I can see why she made some of the choices she did. Vance is a little too perfect but I loved it. He tried his hardest to support Presley and only wanted the best for her in every way. Also even though this book is part of the Kindle Worlds Dare to Love series it can totally be read as a stand alone-although you should read all the books in the series cause they are good reads too.
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