Title: I DARE YOU
Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Model: Travis S.
Photography: Wander Aguiar
Cover Designer: Shanoff Designs
Release Date: April 29, 2018
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills brings you a brand-new heartfelt, sexy contemporary romance with I DARE YOU.
Bad Ass Athlete: I dare you to…
Delaney Shaw: Who is this?
The late night text is random, but “Bad Ass Athlete” sure seems to know who she is…
Lover of fluffy kitties and Star Wars.
His dare? Spend one night in his bed—a night he promises will be unforgettable—and she can solve the mystery of who he is.
She knows she shouldn’t, but what else is she going to do with her boring Valentine’s Day?
One sexy hook-up later, her mind is blown and the secret’s out.
The most talented football player in the country.
Just ask him.
Too bad for him Delaney’s sworn off dating athletes forever after her last heartbreak.
But Maverick wants more than one night and refuses to give up on winning Delaney’s heart. She isn’t one to be fazed by a set of broad shoulders.
After the semester ends, will the bad boy land the nerd girl or will the secrets they keep from each other separate them forever?
Buy Links: Kindle Unlimited
“Ilsa Madden-Mills scores BIG with this swoony, sexy, heartfelt and highly entertaining sports romance featuring two endearing opposites, who complement each other perfectly.” Mary at USA TODAY HEA
About the Author: (Photo in drive)
Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap. She’s best known for her angsty, heartfelt new adult college romances.
A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice; Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.
She’s also addicted to frothy coffee beverages, Vampire Dairies, and any kind of book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females.
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Trailer: sent link to it on her FB page
Giveaway: On her Facebook page
I don’t generally read college romances, and to be honest, I didn’t realize this was one. Based on the description, I thought it was about an NFL player. It didn’t really matter, though, because this book was great!
Delaney is a nerd – she loves cats, Star Wars and books. She goes to a party with her roommate her freshman year of college and gets kissed by Maverick Monroe – star linebacker of the football team. Mav tells Delaney that legend has it you’ll never forget your first kiss at a college party – it’s legendary. They don’t forget each other.
Fast forward two years, and Delaney is fresh off a breakup with the teams kicker, Alex. He cheated on her with the character that caused me NOT to give this book 5 stars – Martha/Muffin. She was a totally unbelievable character and unfortunately popped up throughout the entire book. She was truly awful and took away from the story, in my opinion.
Anyway, Delaney and Maverick meet up again, and Maverick has decided he’s not going to let Delaney get away again. He shows up places when she doesn’t expect it. He joins a salsa dancing class with her. He likes that she’s a nerd.
Maverick Monroe is an amazingly written character. Yes, he’s the star of the football team, but there is SO much more to him than just a typical jock. He was one of the most deeply rich characters I’ve read in a long time. He was sweet and kind and a devoted family person. I won’t give a lot away because Maverick’s backstory is both beautiful and heartbreaking, but this story is so worth the read.
While I adored Maverick, I liked Delaney. She had some pretty low self-esteem and it was hard for her to believe that Maverick would be interested in her. She was funny and sweet, and I loved her by the end of the book, but it took a little while to warm up to her.
This is a really fast read – I read in one day, but it’s a really good story and I would highly recommend it.