Dare to Resist

Dare to Resist

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by Laura Kaye
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781499258059
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/12/2014
Pages:
132
Sales rank:
281,322
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.34(d)

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Dare to Resist (a Wedding Dare novella) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
It's not often that I blow off my entire reading and reviewing schedule to devour new books, but that's exactly what I did with the Wedding Dare series. After reading my review copy of Diane Alberts' Falling for the Groomsman, I gave in and read my first ever Tessa Bailey book, Baiting the Bridesmaid, because I was seeing such great buzz about it. That was all it took to hook me. I went back to the beginning and virtually inhaled this book and didn't stop until I'd finished the entire standalone series. I read them out of order, but it didn't matter. Each story can definitely stand on its own, but believe me when I say once you start reading about this group of friends, you'll want to know what happens for every pairing.  Laura Kaye's Dare to Resist was a great kickoff novella. Now, since I read these out of order, I already knew what path Kady and Colton were headed down, but I still wanted to know how the ultimately got there. I enjoyed reading about the transition in their relationship from competition-slash-best friends little sister to something decidedly more.  This novella was sweet and sexy and I really liked both Kady and Colton. The dynamic between them was powerful – as was the sexual tension and chemistry. Watching Colton begin to see Kady as more than just his best friend's little sister, as a woman with wants and needs was great. I loved how these two challenged each other in every setting.  If you're looking for a great, sexy adult standalone series, I can't recommend this one highly enough. I've read several Brazen titles, but I've never read an entire series yet. I tend to stick with the ones written by authors whose work I'm familiar with. This series has made me see the error of my ways. I'm definitely missing out on something. I thoroughly enjoyed the way all the characters appeared in each novel, giving another perspective to the pairings and the individual characters. These stories all meshed really well together and that's one of the things I enjoyed most about each of the books individually and the series as a whole. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## Fabulous read. Yes it is short (approx 98 pages) but I didn't feel cheated at all. The backstory is well written and both characters felt complete. I loved both hero and heroine. They are frenemies with secret or not so secret crushes. The rough sex wasn't over the top. Just the perfect balance to be believable. I had such fun reading this story and will read again for sure.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dare to Resist (A wedding Dare Novel) by Laura Kaye I was intrigued by the title of this romance – Dare what? Dare who? Resist what? Resist Who? – and as I started to read about  Kady,  I found myself smiling and I just wanted to be her friend or be her! Her petite and beautiful body, her smart and capable  manner, her courage to stand up before a colonel and his staff to sell her professional expertise to them, her ability to face  equally tough competition in the form of a man named Colton Brooks. His wide shoulders, trim and fit body of an ex-military,  decorated hero, strong jaw where a muscle there always ticked when he was irritated and his intense brown eyes and dark brown  hair, all wrapped up in a well-fitting navy blue suit. WOW! Colton and Kady knew each other for years, and had a brief intimate  history but now, they had to face spending the night together in one hotel room, deal with their past, learn to listen to each other,  and come to terms with their feelings.  Another character, Albert Beckstein was pure comic relief during the teasing, taunting, and  discovery of how the competition can become cooperation at the highest level! I laughed, smiled, got frustrated at Kady and Colton, wanted to punch Albert in the face, and by the end of the book, wanted to read it again.  I will too.  by CWLCL
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Boring, not into rough sex and dirty talking during sex.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the book loved the story line between Kady and Colton awesome book loved it thanks
onlyminordetails More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts: This was an excellent start to the Wedding Dare series. It was my first taste of Laura Kaye and I've gotta tell you, totally worth it. Colton and Kady have been good friends...but there's something lurking beneath the surface that both of them are curious about. They can deny it all they want, but it's there, staring them in the face. Colton discovers a book that Kady's been reading and realizes there's a chance for something more. A chance they're both willing to take to see what could happen next. Dare to Resist is impossible to keep away from. Colton and Kady together was absolutely hot. It gave us a glimpse into this series and definitely got me interested in more. Not just more of this series, but also more of Laura Kaye. I can't wait to check out more books by her. My Rating: Very Good
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A fill good story about true love
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This is the 1st book I've read by this author & I will be sure to load more. Just wish this was longer! Thanks !
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"Angus,people have judged me science i was born." Read my bio
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved he story of Tyler and Christine. How they came together so long ago and ran from each other. Then when she sets out to get him out of her system and he falls for her. Love can somtimes have a bumpy path.
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LindaTownsend More than 1 year ago
“The guy in your book?  I’m that guy,” DARE TO RESIST by Laura Kaye is the prequel novella to the Wedding Dare series.  KUDOS to Entangled Brazen on such a incredibly sizzling start to the series!  It certainly whets my appetite for the rest of the series!  It's a quick read at only 150 pages and you'll definitely want to read this in one sitting.  DARE To RESIST can be read as a standalone if that is what you desire, but you will want to read the whole series once you've read this book :-)))  Here's the suggested reading order for maximum enjoyment:   Dare to Resist by New York Times bestselling author Laura Kaye (prequel) Falling for the Groomsman by New York Times bestselling author Jen McLaughlin, w/a Diane Alberts (#1) Baiting the Maid of Honor by New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey (#2) Seducing the Bridesmaid by New York Times bestselling author Katee Robert (#3) Best Man with Benefits by USA TODAY bestselling author Samanthe Beck (#4) Just a quick synopsis of DARE TO RESIST:  Kady has had a crush on Colton for as long as she can remember.  However, Colton is Kady's brother's best friend so Kady is off-limits to Colton.  Now Colton and Kady are competitors for a military software security contract.   After each had completed their respective sales pitches at a remote military installation, a bad storm caused their return flights to be delayed so the military has set them up at the only nearby motel.  Unfortunately, Kady's room is experiencing it's own deluge within and with no other rooms available, Colton graciously offers to let her stay with him in his room.  Trapped sharing the same motel room for a night, they both must resist their mutual attraction.  LOL!  Not going to happen... While this book's action takes place in just twenty-four hours, Colton's and Kady's relationship has been brewing for years.  This was one racy read!  The chemistry between the two was of the intense set-your-sheets-on-fire type and made for quite a fireworks show as their pent-up sexual tensions exploded.   I appreciated that it was a steamy book that Kady had brought along on her trip that served as the catalyst for the couple to work through their misconceptions about each other.  The book exposed Kady's deep, dark secret and gave Colton an incentive to work through his own dark demons.    I really liked both of these characters; they were genuine, realistic and comfortable being geeky together.  I thoroughly enjoyed their snarky bantering at the beginning and their sexy talk thereafter. I have to share just a few of my favorite quotes to illustrate the awesomeness and the provocative nature of this read: “Tell me you want me inside you, Kady. Tell me you want me so deep I might never find my way out again. I do, Colton. I want you inside me. I want you everywhere.”  --- “White undershirt. Dark-framed glasses. Sneak peeks at black boxers. Really? How much more was a girl supposed to be able to take before she either spontaneously combusted or found a shower with a removable showerhead?”  --- “Colton Brooks kissed in an all-consuming way that stole her breath, demanded her surrender, and blocked everything else until the only thing she saw or heard or felt or knew was his lips, his tongue, his hands, his body. Him.”  I loved this steamy contemporary novella and didn't want it to end!  Colton's and Kady's second-chance- at-romance is sweet and HOT, HOT, HOT, a perfect combo to keep the reader glued to the book.  I inhaled Laura's perfect ending that left me with the warm fuzzies AND excited to read the subsequent Wedding Dare series that occurs at their wedding!  I highly recommend DARE TO RESIST to anyone who enjoys spicy contemporary romances!   4 1/2 Wine Glasses!
jeniNY More than 1 year ago
I was in the mood for a Laura Kaye book been awhile since I read one of hers. I was so happy when I started reading the novella.  Colton and Kady just explode off the page their chemistry is so strong. They have known each other most of their lives and Kady has been crushing on Colton for as long as she can remember.  They had an encounter three years ago that didn't quite go as Kady would have liked.  Colton pulled away and made her feel he didn't want her.  A shared occupation puts them in each others lives again both being computer code specialists.  A monsoon type storm the desert leaves stranded.  Sarcasm flies around as well as the sparks, their banter with each other was so much fun to read. Great start to a steaming wedding week series.  I started on the next one right away 
JillianReadLoveBlog More than 1 year ago
Dare to Resist kicks off the Wedding Dare Series written by some of my favorite authors and with Laura being one of them, I was so excited for this book and let me say….what an amazing series kick off this was. Holy hotness! Computer guru Kady Dresco has got some stiff competition when it comes to bidding on one of the biggest contracts of her career. Colton Brooks. She’s known him almost her entire life and has never been able to shake the attraction she’s had for him, which of course isn’t making this whole bidding for the same contract thing any easier. And now, after a huge storm cancels all travel plans to get home, they are stuck together in the last motel room in the area. She’s used to keeping her feelings for him under wraps for years so one night in a motel room should be fine…right? Easier said than done….especially when she starts to think her one sided attraction may not be one sided any more. Colton Brooks can’t believe his luck. It’s bad enough he’s up against Kady for the contract he’d love to get for his company, but now Mother Nature has them stuck together for the night. There was always something about Kady that drew him in, but she’s his best friend’s little sister and was off limits. Sure, she isn’t little any more, but it still didn’t mean he could entertain the idea of being with someone like Kady. She’d surely run for the hills if she knew what turned him on and that made staying away from her a little easier. But when he finds out she may actually be willing to try things his way, his hopes are raised. Could he possibly have a chance with the girl he’s been drawn to for too many years to count? Despite knowing each other for years, and having a shared secret mutual attraction, there was never a good time for Colton and Kady to get together until the fates intervene. Things are bound to heat up between this two when they both face what they’ve been hiding for each other for far too long. Oh. My. Yum. This book was absofreakingloutely amazing. The heat factor was off the charts and with two amazing characters, Dare to Resist may be one of my favorite Laura Kaye works. Colton is a bit of a damaged hero and is wrapped in one handsome, kind, charming package. Kady is strong and honest with a dash of spitfire attitude that makes her a great character to read. The two of them together make one hell of a great match. I think one of the things I liked best about them is that having known one another for so long, we got to skip all of the early parts of relationship building and get right to the hot stuff….and oh my was it HOT! I mean really, really, hot. There’s also a lot of honesty between Kady and Colton, which made for a great pace of the story. There wasn’t a whole lot of game playing between them and being able to cut to the chase was pretty amazing. I highly recommend this book and can’t wait for the rest of the series! Thank you, Laura, for another amazing read!
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Now I'm off to read the rest of the series!!
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mkendallauthorMK More than 1 year ago
The is only one thing to say about this book HOLY HOTNESS BATMAN. I mean seriously this book is smoking. Even in a novella there seemed to be so much to this story I loved Kady and Colton's story and I cannot wait for the Wedding. Overall I give this 5 out of 5