Lissa's Review - Four Stars: If You Dare by Jessica Lemmon
Publisher Via NetGalley
Publisher: Entangled: Lovestruck
Release Date: July 21, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 188 Pages
He'll make her a bet she can't refuse... Lily McIntire is in the creepiest mansion in town. Alone. At night. Because she's an idiot-and can't ignore a dare from her cocky and infuriatingly hot co-worker, Marcus Black. But she'll be damned if she's going to give him the satisfaction of winning. Marcus has had a thing for Lily for ages, and he has no intention of losing this bet. His plan? Scare her out of the house, and into his arms. Once there, scaring her turns into protecting her and soon after, into seducing her. And his plan is working... Lily is having trouble relegating Marcus to the role of "asshat" as easily as before. He came to her rescue, and he's actually funny. Charming. Sexy as sin on a stick. But Lily has a strict no-love-in-the-workplace rule, and even one night of the best sex ever won't make her change her mind. So she's calling everything off... Surviving a night in the mansion might just be the easy part. Surviving Marcus's increasingly convincing advances is going to take everything she has. Losing is not an option... NOTE: This title was previously published November 2013 on Flaunt as a novella but has been significantly revised and lots of yummy new scenes added to give readers a full-length category romance full of humor and sizzle.
I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Hilarious, sexy and steamy! Also, quite spooky in some parts. This is what I would describe as a sensational read.
Lily and Marcus work at a design firm. Marcus is one of those lady man types, he gets what he wants. Lily is the one that's told him no. So in a way, keeps him from pursuing. One drunken night they make a bet. One that sets the story afloat.
"Note to self: Tequila makes you attracted to unworthy men."
They have this back and forth, that though frustrating, was also fun. I just wanted to say hey guys you like each other, let's just tell the world already. Though, I understand why Lily was reluctant to do it. For one of her fears would be on display.
The one thing I liked about this is, that Lily was able to face those fears and be who she really is. It's always difficult but sometimes it's the only way to move forward.
I enjoyed reading this story. It's one you could lounge and read within day.
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