Friday 27 April 2018

🏈 I DARE YOU 🏈 Ilsa Madden-Mills 🏈 #TheHookUp1 #Standalone 🏈

© Bianca   Janeane

• 29 April 2018
standalone College Football Romance
• Book #1 in the Hook Up Series
• #2 - I BET YOU - will be out in July

4.75 Stars
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills kicks off a brand-new, sexy, heartfelt contemporary romance series 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

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 unforgettableand 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?

OK, first of all - the blurb is weird. That is not really what happens. They met two years ago at a bonfire. Kissed for a second and then he disappeared back into the crowd. And Delaney got together with her now cheating ex. Maverick never forgot her, but she was with his teammate Alex. But now all bets are off. He wants her! And he starts by sending texts. She doesn't know who is behind those texts for half the book. But Maverick shows up in her life all the time too!
It's adorable!

They would be perfect together - both have had hard moments in their lives. Maverick still has to fight hard for things to be ok in his personal and professional life.

And of course poor Delaney swore off football players!
But she can't resist Mav's charm forever!

Such an adorable & funny story.
It wasn't anything new or mega exciting. I've read a million sexy and funny sports romances. And even lots of those had a cute nerdy girl. BUT - I love those books!!!! I love football romances. And this one was so sweet and funny and sexy and moving ... I loved Maverick and Delaney!
Even though I have NOTHING in common with Delaney - I hate cats & Star Wars and I've never seen The Princess Bride!!! ☺ But we both love sexy football players! ☺
And we can all agree that we hate Muffin!! Why is there always one of those mega b*tches in every college romance!?

I really enjoyed reading this book - I finished it in one day!
I would've loved a bit more epilogue or just a bit more of them after the happy end. It felt a tiny bit rushed at the end. But it was totally ok the way it ended!

Also, the cover - while mega sexy, it's not really Maverick. We don't have any football for most of the book, so he never runs around like that and... it's just not Mav.

Can't wait to get Ryker's story next!!!

I DARE YOU was such an adorable & funny & moving college football romance!
Run to your nearest amazon for your own MAVERICK - this one is MINE!

ARC received for an honest review

"Legend says the first person you kiss at the party is the one you'll never forget."

I am starting to shy away a little from college aged romances - nothing against the books, it is just that I am an old fart and it is a bit pervy lusting after 21 year old boys lol

Also, I know nothing about American football - other than it takes about 42 hours to play a game!

However, there are some authors that I will pick up no matter the age of the characters, and Ilsa Madden-Mills is one of them.

I DareYou is cute, sweet, sexy and a lot of fun.  Delaney and Maverick are just adorable, right from the start.  She is just the adorable, nerdy/geeky, Star Wars loving, As You Wishing girl.

Maverick is not what I expected him to be - and I loved that.

Together, they are just #goals.

There is a character that I hated from the first page, and yep, still hated them on the last page too.  You will figure it out when you start reading too, believe me!

I am now looking forward to the next story in this series.

So run along and get your own Maverick- because this one is Maverick to my Goose.

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Fake FiancΓ©e

 Wall Street Journal best selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.

She's addicted to all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding females. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, Ian Somerhalder, astronomy (she's a Gemini), and tattoos. She has a degree in English and a Master's in Education. When she's not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets and fuzzy pajamas.