Review: Dare to Resist by Laura Kaye

Publisher: Entangled publishing
How did you get the book: e-ARC from publisher
Release date: Out now

A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

Trapped and tempted, this battle of wills rages all night long…

daretoresistKady Dresco and Colton Brooks click on a level that defies logic. There are only two problems. One, he’s her older brother’s irritating best friend, and two, they’re bidding on the same military security services contract.

When the competition heats up, Colton is torn between wanting to strangle Kady (and her annoying brilliance) and kissing her into submission. Which is a bad idea for a million reasons, because Kady’s submission is exactly what he craves. Being trapped in a tiny motel room with the object of his darkest fantasies will require every ounce of his restraint.

Kady doesn’t want his restraint, but Colton knows better. She deserves love, marriage, and a white picket fence—three things Colton can’t give her. But her proximity and the memory of their steamy near-miss three years ago slowly destroys his resolve. And he’s not sure how much longer he can keep his hands off…or his heart closed.

*blurb taken from Goodreads*

I’ve had this in my review pile for a little while, and after dealing with some sad news in real-life, I’m finally catching up on my reviews. Again, a huge thanks to the girls for rescheduling posts for me.

Anyways, back to this review. The BFF’s brother trope is one of my favourites. The stories usually feature all that delicious pent up angsting and unrequited lurving and lust. Kady has always crushed on her brother’s best friend, Colton. Ever since that party incident years ago, she’s never been able to look at him, without wanting to rip off his clothes, since. Colton feels the same way and to help alleviate the want, Kady and Colton spar verbally and mentally with one another. It’s another form of tension, and when they’re forced to room together, things finally explode between them.

I want to get the critiques out of the way first because I think Dare to Resist finished a much better book that the beginning. At the beginning, I felt there was a little too much explaining going on about their back-history and I couldn’t quite see why these two were so attracted to one another. I think it was the combatative nature between them that made me wonder, can these two settle down together? But then once they hit the hotel room, I felt and saw the tension between them and I started to enjoy the story.

There’s a scene in the book that disgruntled me and it’s the promoting of another book. While no names were mentioned, it did annoy me because I was brought out of the story and that irritated me. I didn’t want to think about another story while reading the current one.

But the sex scene afterwards, where Colton discovers something about Kady that enables him to go after her. He’s no longer afraid that she wouldn’t him for something he can’t deny himself. The sex scene was dirty, raw and hot. I would have loved for it to be prolonged because that was one of the books strengths. There’s some dirty talk, and there’s also sweetness and consideration on both sides that was very romantic.

Kady and Colton don’t have a huge misunderstanding and while the ending was very quick, it was heartwarming and I could believe in them having a forever HEA.

All in all, I give Dare to Resist a B

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