REVIEW – I DARE YOU (The Hook Up, #1) by Ilsa Madden-Mills



Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills kicks off a brand-new, sexy, heartfelt contemporary romance series with I DARE YOU!

Badass Athlete: I dare you to…
Delaney Shaw: Who is this?

The late night text is random, but “Badass Athlete” sure seems to know who she is…

Delaney Shaw.
Good girl.
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.

Maverick Monroe.
Bad boy.
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.

Will the bad boy land the nerd girl or will the secrets they keep from each other separate them forever?

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}



I DARE YOU had the key elements that I love about sports romances– a sexy and cocky Hero with brains and wit, and a sweet & silly Heroine. I really enjoyed this one and am looking forward to what’s to come in this new series.

Delaney Shaw may be considered a nerd with her passion for the movies “Star Wars” and “The Princess Bride” and her eclectic wardrobe, but early in her freshman year at Waylon University, she catches the eye of the most popular football player, Maverick Monroe. Their paths cross briefly at a frat party which ended with a brief but toe-curling kiss. Unfortunately, two years will go by before they get their chance to be together.

Delaney has broken up with her cheating boyfriend and vows to swear off all football players until Maverick starts to show up almost everywhere she goes. He’s had a huge crush on her for quite a while and now that she’s no longer dating one of his teammates, he is not wasting this long-awaited opportunity.

Things heat up between the two pretty quick and it scares Delaney because she knows that her heart has gotten completely wrapped up in Maverick and that he very well could break it far worse than any previous boyfriend has in the past. Maverick isn’t the carefree jock that everyone has him pegged for. He has the weight of the world on his shoulders when it comes to his family and he’s forced to put his college and football career on the line to care for his disabled sister. Will the secret that he’s keeping from Delaney cause him to lose it all?

Here are my overall ratings

Hero: 5
Heroine: 4.5
Plot: 4
Angst: 4
Steam: 4.5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

I DARE YOU is currently available.

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