GIVEAWAY: Dare to Resist by Laura Kaye
Dare to Resist (a Wedding Dare novella) by Laura Kaye
Every time she saw him, the pure masculine appeal of the man sucker punched her anew, as if while separated her mind blocked out the memory of him out of self-preservation. But, God, he was beyond gorgeous when he wasn’t talking. So gorgeous she could almost forget he was the most exasperating man on the planet.
White undershirt. Dark-framed glasses. Sneak peeks at black boxers. Really? How much more was a girl supposed to be able to take before she either spontaneously combusted or found a shower with a removable showerhead?
Heat Rating: Molten
Kink Level: Mild = Some power play
Genre: Modern Romance
Series: Part of a Series, Should Be Read in Order—Wedding Dare
Wedding Dare Special Novella Series
- Dare to Resist — Laura Kaye
- Baiting the Maid of Honor by Tessa Bailey: Pre-order, June 16th Release
- Falling for the Groomsman by Diane Alberts: Pre-order, June 16th Release
- Seducing the Bridesmaid by Katee Robert: Pre-order, June 16th Release
- Best Man with Benefits by Samanthe Beck: Pre-order, June 16th Release
We meet the two main characters, Kady and Colton, as they are vying for a government contract against one another. They get stranded and actually end up having to share a room. But, this isn’t the first time they’ve been in a room together, with fireworks going off. Colton is Kady’s older brother’s best friend, and he has to remind himself that Kady is off limits. This was the usual story of little sister growing up and catching the eye of the brother’s best friend, both people trying to the fight off the attraction for one reason or another. But, Laura does a great job in keeping the story type fresh, adding in new twists, humor and hot sex.
This is definitely on the upper end of novellas — pushing 150 pages — but I felt that the characters and story were fully developed for such a shorter story.
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for sharing my honest opinion.[/box_light]
Colton felt the grin crawl up his face. Damn if he didn’t love her playfulness. “Aw, you are going to pay for that.” He shot around the bottom of the bed and took off after her. He easily caught up as she dashed into the bathroom, then stalked her until her sweet little ass came up against the countertop.
“Sorry, sorry,” she said, smiling and shaking her head and trying to flatten herself against the tile.
“Too late for that,” he said, still wearing that grin. “See, I was going to give you the soft warmth of the bed, but maybe this suits you more.” He claimed her mouth in a hard kiss.
Kady literally melted into him and moaned like he was the water she needed to drink. Her hands wrapped around the back of his neck and slid into his hair, tugging and pulling and scratching in a way that drove him wild. She wrenched her mouth away. “Please.”
“I like it when you beg.” He whirled her around, tore off his T-shirt, and pushed her upper body forward until she hovered over the counter.
Frustrated by the clothing that separated them, he slid off her skirt, undid his pants, and shoved everything down around his thighs. Then he caught her by the arms. “Want to watch me fuck you?” he asked, his blood scalding hot with the need to bury himself deep.
Kady bit down on her lip and nodded. “I’d love that.”
That made two of them. But Colton was also very conscious that this was their first time together. Even though they were playing and he knew she was completely into it, he couldn’t be rough about this moment.
Taking himself in hand, he aligned his head with her opening—
He wrenched back. “Goddamnit. Let me get a condom.”
Kady blinked as if pulling herself from a fog. “I’m on birth control,” she said. “And I’m healthy.”
Going bareback inside her was a fucking dream he never thought he’d experience. “I’m clean, too, Kady. But are you sure?”
She nodded. “I trust you. Now, please.”
Satisfaction roared through him. He tugged her upward so he could speak right into her ear and met her gaze in the mirror. “Tell me you want me inside you, Kady. Tell me you want me so deep I might never find my way back out again.” Intense pressure bloomed inside his chest. He was well aware he was asking for more than her confirmation that she wanted his cock.
She leaned her cheek against his. “I do, Colton. I want you inside me. I want you everywhere.” Maybe it was wishful thinking, but the look on her beautiful face told him her answer was bigger than just this moment, too.
And it was all he needed to hear. Still holding her arms behind her back, Colton bent his knees, tilted her hips, and slid his cock into her tight, wet heat. “Fuck, you are so small. Don’t let me hurt you,” he growled.
“You won’t.” She moaned and bore down on him, taking him in deeper.
Colton wanted to hold back, to resist, but she was too damn hot and wet and good. And his need for her could only be denied so long. He bottomed out inside her, his balls settling against her sensitive flesh. “That’s a good girl, taking all of my cock.” He bit down on the soft tendon that ran between her neck and her shoulder. Against his stomach, her hands fisted and unfisted, her nails scratching his skin.
“Please, please move. God, you have to move.” Molten green eyes pleaded with him in the mirror. Her hips wiggled and tried to make him.
Colton groaned. “Oh, yeah, Kady. You fuck me.” He loosened his grip so she could move. Because of the way he restrained her arms, she could only do so a little, and her growing frustration reached between his legs and squeezed his balls. He let her struggle for another moment and then tugged her back against him. “What do you want?”
Colton held himself still, hand around her throat—an excruciating feat of discipline. His cock absolutely throbbed for the need to move. “Give me the words and tell me what you want me to do.”
A flush ran over her chin from her cheeks down her neck to her chest, where the luscious mounds of her breasts jutted out from her position. “Fuck me. I want you to fuck me.”
His cock jerked inside her. “How do you want it?”
“However you want to give it to me,” she rushed out.
Colton gave a satisfied chuckle. “Brace your arms on the counter.”
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My first foray into the Romance genre came my freshman year in high school English, where the teacher had us all read books from several different genres. So, my first book boyfriend and PnR introduction, if you will, was Richard Merlin, from The Wizard of Seattle. Prior to that, I’d only read Fantasy or Sci-fi, with a little teen horror thrown in for angst. I was reading The Vampire Diaries decades before it was even a twinkle in the eyes of the producers. Now, I am addicted to PnR, always reading at least one book a week about vamps, wolves, angels, demons, Fae, or overall magic. Follow me on Goodreads