I Dare You by Ilsa Madden-Mills
A decent heroine
Delaney was a little harder to warm up to. (And that might just be because I liked Maverick so much, but I digress…) I thought she was way too hard on Maverick a time or two, and judged him harshly based on her ex-boyfriend’s bad behavior. I kind of wanted to smack her a few times and remind her that just because her ex was a cheater and a football player, not ALL football players were cheaters who were going to hurt her. (Especially not Maverick who never did anything but treat like a goddess at every opportunity)
But I mostly cut her some slack because she, like Maverick, is a stupid kid. It’s probably unrealistic of me to expect adult behavior and rationale from a couple of stupid kids. But minor irksome bits notwithstanding, Delaney was smart and compassionate and quirky and ultimately pretty darn likable. (Just not as likable as Maverick)
Angst: just the right amount
One thing this author does consistently right is the angst level in her stories. There’s not too much, there’s not too little. It’s JUST RIGHT. There were definitely angsty moments, but they never overwhelmed the story.
Hot, hot, hot
Another thing this author does consistently right in her stories is chemistry and sexy times. The chemistry between Maverick and Delany is off the charts. And the sex scenes are of the holy-hell-that’s-hot variety.
Fair warning, though (just so you can’t say I didn’t tell you everything):
But, at the end of the day, this is another sexy, sweet, somewhat angsty and emotional read about a grade-A, damn-near-perfect book boyfriend finding his HEA with the heroine of his dreams. I highly recommend it, folks.
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
It’s clean and sober. No rehab needed.
Other reading suggestions
Spider is one of my favorites from this author. But honestly, all her books are pretty great. You can’t choose a bad one, really.
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