Thursday, May 15, 2014

Dare to Resist by Laura Kaye

Title: Dare to Resist
Author: Laura Kaye
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: A Wedding Dare
Main Characters: Kady and Colton
Release Date: May 2014
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
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. 

My Review:
My all-time favorite trope...friends to lovers and I absolutely adored the way that this one played out. Colton is six years older than Kady and they basically grew up together since Colton is best friends with her brother. But somewhere along the way he began to see her as a woman...not good for a guy who has the intense kinks that Colton has. Kady deserves nicer treatment than he needs in the bedroom. But he doesn't realize that her fantasies line up perfectly with his reality. (Did I mention this book is hot??)

The premise of the story is that Kady and Colton are truly compatible at every level...including professionally. They are both computer gurus who work on computer security and are both bidding on a military contract that could be worth a ton. Both their companies and a third are all providing final presentations at a small new military base. One that is currently getting flooded by torrential rainfall which keeps all three of them in town an extra 24 hours. That extra 24 hours is just enough for Kady and Colton to realize that although they haven't realized it before, they truly are perfect for one another. 

I adore the way that this story played out. (Can we have a small cheer for the power of erotic romance novels??? hehe) The book only covers a single day (hello, novella) but the nature of their prior relationship (they've been friends for literally their entire lives) made the 24 hours completely believable for me. I loved this book and the fact that it provides the set-up for four other novellas...brilliant. The entire concept here is too perfect and the set-up provided by Laura Kaye is incredible. I'm totally on-board and will definitely be buying the entire collection of stories!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review. 

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