Title: Dare to Resist
Author: Laura Kaye
Series: Wedding Dare
Publication Date: May 12th, 2014
Synopsis: 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.
Review: I recently swore of novella’s but I requested this one because it is the prequel for the Wedding Dare series, which has books by four authors I adore. And since I plan to read those four novels I figured this would be a good place to start and boy did it not disappoint. Authors this is how you do novellas.
I loved the back and forth snark between Kady and Colton. They’ve known each other all of their lives so nothing felt rushed or too fast for them and I’m a sucker for ‘guy falling for his best friend’s sister’ tropes. They have good banter, hot sex, and good chemistry. I felt towards the end that some of the dialogue got weird but overall this was a really good novella and I enjoyed reading it. I would have liked it to be a little longer, I just did not want this story to end.
I received an ARC of this book from Entangled Brazen for an honest review.