A 2015 Virginia Romance Writers HOLT Award of Merit recipient for outstanding literary fiction in the Romance Novella category.
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.
FIVE CAN'T BE RESISTED STARS.
"Tell me you want me so deep I might never find my way back out again."
Laura Kaye certainly knows how to deliver a quality novella, her writing style is one that engages her audience and leaves her readers desperate for more. 'Dare to resist' is no exception this bo... ...more
4.5 Dirty Talk Overload stars
Trapped and tempted, this battle of wills rages all night long…
5 can I get more of this STARS
“The guy in your book? I’m that guy.”
4 Hot Stars.
Kady had a thing for Colton all her life. The problem? He’s her older brother best friend and never saw in her nothing more than a little girl. Until one night changes it all and Colton leaves, not knowing how to deal with that, opening an awkwardness between them that they igore by e... ...more
This was my very first Brazen novella and I really enjoyed it!
It had one of the themes I love in a good story.
Having a CRUSH on your older brother's best friend, and getting a chance at true love with him.
Kady Dresco has been in love with Colton Brooks since she was a young g... ...more
4 - "Sunshine" & "Monsoon" Stars!
Laura Kaye is in my top 5 ‘go-to’ authors when it comes to reaching for a book that I know I will enjoy. I discovered her awesomeness though a novella, and Dare to Resist is another superb indication to just how much story this author can pack into such a smal... ...more
I loved this hot little novella. Kady was intelligent, sarcastic as hell and had all kinds of legitimate reasons for not trusting Colton. Yes, he was just trying to do the honorable thing by not doing aggressive and sexy things to his best friends sister, but he never considered girlfriend might... ...more
Kady and Colton. Brothers best friend story. Now both stuck in a hotel when the monsoon hits, will they be able to resist each other?
These two were really cute together. I loved their bickering in the first half. My issue with this novella was Colton, I wasnt entirely convinced of him. It... ...more
Loved it!!! Come on, older brothers best friend, dirty talk, Laura Kaye, tick, tick, tick!!
Kady and Colton have known each other most of their lives. Kady being Tyler's younger sister and Colton bring his best friend. 3 years ago at a party things didn't end too well for them.
Now they b... ...more
4 Best Friend's Sister, One Time Taste, Lifetime Desire Stars
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Laura Kaye has a sly, sassy sense of fun... who else would have a plot point be the inside nod to another author's book? There have been tons of references to the reading of romance books in other stories... it is common and fun... ...more
“Better hold on tight, cupcake.”
Colton was the only guy that Kady had ever wanted, but he was also the guy who denied her years later. He was also her brother's best friend. After a business trip and a rain storm they find themselves stuck together in a hotel room together. The sexual chemistry w... ...more
This book was awesome. Laura Kaye ...brilliant in the delivery. I loved Colton in the bathroom - that part ROCKED.
*ARC generously provided by entangled publishing in exchange for an honest review.* ...more
I literally could not put it down, & I read it straight through in one sitting. This book is undoubtedly my favorite in the entire Wedding Dare series, & Laura Kaye has definitely made her way onto my personal list of favorite authors. (FYI: The only other NA/Contemporary authors on my... ...more
ARC kindly received from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review..
4.5 Into the Dark stars
What a fantastic start to this new series..I totally devoured this book with no manners whatsoever!
Colton Brooks is an ex military man, now heading up his own military security services. The loy... ...more
A wonderfully sweet story.
I really love that this novella is the kick start to a full consortium series, where each book in the series is written by a different author. I love when writers get together and collaborate - terrific things tend to happen when creative minds work in tandem.
This was a very short story that starts off the Wedding Dare series. The characters are well written and easy to connect to. While we don't get much about the setting, we do get a well conceived plot and most of a resolution to the story. This could be considered an erotic novella, but that part... ...more
4 1/2 stars (rounded up to 5 stars, because Colton made me consider doing the out-of-my-comfort-zone kinky stuff he loves - as long as he's the one doing it, of course!) ...more
I loved this. And whilst novella's have a habit of leaving you wanting more, in this case it is perfect as Dare to Resist is the opening to a Brazen continuity series featuring some fabulous authors; Laura Kaye has left me giddy for what is to come.
Colton And Kady have the perfect chemistry and t... ...more
Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain, the beating of two hearts and watch the steam rise as the tension builds! Who would have thought the computer geek Kady and her brother’s best friend, Colton, another computer specialist would be vying for the same government contract and then get caught... ...more
4.5 MAKE ME YOURS STARS
I truly love Laura Kaye's romance stories and she sure knows how to deliver an awesome novella. In fact, one of my favourite novellas is her's -Hearts in Darkness. This novella is no different. It was the perfect recipe of best friend's sister, friendship, sexual chemistry... ...more
I love this novella. It was endearing and it was hot. I love the story of a beautiful geek computer nerd heroine and a seemingly rigid guy that has to have it rough in his private life.
Kady was forbidden from Colton for several reasons. She was the younger sister of his friend, he never suspecte... ...more
Although it turned from hot and steamy to sickly sweet, it was still enjoyable and quite well written. There's nothing groundbreaking here, but it's a perfect novel to switch off your brain and wile away a rainy afternoon, as you'd expect from Brazen. ...more