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Series: Dare Me #1
Published by: Self Published
on March 28, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Two fleeting smiles.
A dare that will change my life.
That’s all it takes to send me plummeting into the arms of the mysterious Holt Hamilton. Behind his crystal blue eyes is a secret, one that screams danger but calls to me anyway.
My name is Saige Phillips.
I never walk away from a dare.
OMG! OMG! I hardly got ANY sleep last night thanks to this OUTSTANDING read! DARE ME was my first read from Rebecca Shea and I fell in love instantly. I’m pretty sure I held my breath the entire time. The prologue absolutely gutted me. The characters stole my heart. Their story shattered my soul. But in the end, the author gave us a happily ever after that was so worth the tons and tons of tears I shed. So, as I sit and write this review, completely surrounded by tissues, with red puffy eyes an achy heart, I can’t help but have a huge smile on my face. Saige and Holt were AMAZING characters that I can’t get out of my head or my heart. The way their lives were entangled in such a poetic way was just beautiful. I’m so incredibly happy I found this author because I adore her writing and the way she strips her characters bare. The emotion and feels jump off of the pages with each turn. I just couldn’t get enough. DARE ME took my breath away! What an outstanding introduction for me from this author. Needless to say, I WILL be reading more from Shea as soon as I get my greedy little hands on them.
Those fucking legs.
They were the first thing I noticed when I met Saige. Her legs go on for miles. I thought I was hiring a midwestern farm girl; however, she is anything but. She’s been a bit of a mystery to me—all of her social media accounts are locked down, and no online photos. She’s almost as good at being as invisible as I am, except I paid someone a lot of money to keep me off the Internet. I hired her sight unseen and only because of her last name. Thankfully, her credentials matched exactly what I was looking for, which made it easier on me and less likely for HR to question my motives.
And then I met her. Her and her long dark hair and those fucking endless legs. She left me speechless. Everything about her was nothing I had expected. Tall and lean. Dark and fair. Kind and ambitious. Mysterious and perfect. Exquisite. She is perfection.
I stand outside Bar 51 and take a deep, cleansing breath. “What the fuck are you doing, Hamilton?” I run my hands through my hair. I cannot go out for drinks with her. I know I shouldn’t, but fuck if I could tell her no.
“Mr. Hamilton?” The sound of my name pulls me from my thoughts, and I turn around to find Saige and our other employees huddled together. “You waiting on someone?” Isaiah Gutierrez asks me. I look past him to see Saige standing arm in arm with Rowan Hansen.
“Uh, no. Was just getting some fresh air before I head home.” I turn my attention back to Isaiah. “You guys headed out?”
“Yeah, it’s that time.” He gives a short laugh. His eyes are bloodshot and glossy.
“Well, I hope you all enjoyed your evening,” I tell Isaiah, but I turn my attention back to Saige as I shrug my suit coat on.
The group of them begins to chat and laugh before they disperse. Saige gives me a small wave as she starts to walk away, her arm still looped through Rowan’s. Part of me wants to rip her away from him, and the other part of me is happy she’s found a friend that she can trust—a very gay friend, thankfully.
Rowan helps her keep her balance as they walk down the street, and I smile as she giggles. I catch her look over her shoulder at me one last time before they turn the corner and disappear, but not before I memorize the look of want in her eyes.