That’s all it takes to change your life.
Undeniably sexy, Commanding, and Off Limits…
Meet Holt Hamilton in Rebecca Shea’s DARE ME.
Danger, mysterious pasts, and passion come together in this new standalone contemporary romance novel from USA Today bestselling author, Rebecca Shea. Can Saige and Holt get over the past in order to have a future? Pick up DARE ME today and immerse yourself in the unforgettable moments where one dare spirals out of control and changes lives.
I dare you.
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.
Wow. I believe I’ve found myself a new favorite Rebecca Shea book. As some of you may know, I’m a huge proponent of this author and I’ve followed her from the very beginning. Her past books have always been awesome, never has this author yet to let me down but this book definitely had the “it” factor. There is something for everyone in this book. It’s the kind that I know I’ll be reaching for time and time again for re-reads. There aren’t too many books out there that I’m able to say that about. Dare Me, is a book worth starting because I guarantee, once you’ve started, there is no stopping. Addictive and provocative, Rebecca Shea shines impressively bright in this book shelf worthy book.
How Hot Is Holt? SWELTERING, BLISTERING, SEARING. HOT. Everything about this guy was absolute perfection and I’ve just become a Holt addict for life. FOR LIFE (yes, it absolutely deserves repeating in all caps). I’m sorry, Landon Christiansen for I have strayed but I hope you understand just how difficult it is to resist perfection and I’m on bended knee proposing marriage to Holt Hamilton. To have and to hold—forever and ever. OMG. I’ve seriously lost it. That’s what this guy has done to me. I was taken off guard by how much of an alpha-male he is. I live and breathe, alpha-males done right and Holt Hamilton was constructed with absolute perfection. He had such an air of confidence. Successful, powerful, and decisive yet he made me so weak in the knees with how caring and gentle he was towards Saige. There were so many moments, if not, all throughout the book that I wish I could pluck Saige out of the pages and somehow plop myself in as her understudy instead just so I can get in on the HH action. Holt Hamilton, without question is a top contender in the world of fictional book boyfriends/husbands. I AM WILD for you HOLT HAMILTON!!!
I always love Rebecca’s heroines. They are strong individuals whom you know would be able to navigate through life on their own just fine. I appreciate that she puts intelligence in the forefront when it comes to her female protagonists as well. Saige Phillips is just that. Hard working, talented, and intelligent to add on to her mile long legs, sparkling green eyes, and svelte physique. I mean, no wonder why someone like Holt would find it hard to resist her. Damn, I found it hard to resist her—les-be-honest. She has a strong sense of self even with her demons constantly haunting her. Ugh. The prologue. What a way to introduce Saige to us all. My eyes misty and my heart aching, I knew that her journey throughout this book would be emotional.
Not only has this book become my favorite, but Holt and Saige have also officially become my favorite of Ms. Shea’s fictional couples as well. The force between these two is strong. The connection that binds them together is profound and I swear, I basked in every afterglow alongside these characters. The mix of clawing desperation and the calmness that they could only find with one another drove me crazy. I love that Holt fights to hold on to Saige, love that he was so accepting of her flaws, and even more so, I loved that he saw her flaws as part of who she is. Plain and simple, I loved every moment I spent with them. I couldn’t get enough of what Rebecca Shea threw at me.
The foreboding of when the proverbial “other shoe” would drop, it’s like you can see the train wreck that’s about to take place and yet you still wince and groan in pain when it finally smacks you right in the face and you just have to hold on tight and pray that the author somehow turns it all around and give these characters a happy ending they so deserve. Because that is what these two so greatly deserve. Whether they do or not, well, that’s something you’ll need to find out for yourselves.
Dare Me is one that I genuinely believe will hit the best sellers list because this book deserves it as equally as the happily ever after Holt and Saige deserve. With an “it” factor that I know the masses will love, Rebecca Shea really hit this one out of the park. Keeping her signature fresh style, she has added somewhat of a “people friendly” element to this book. I dare you, to one-click this book today. I promise, that you will be left with not only a new book boyfriend to swoon over, but also with a book hang over that is so well worth it.
PS. I will be the first (and if I’m not, I’d like to think I am) to BEG for a second book because I just can’t let Saige and Holt go just yet.
We Like It Big Tunes:
“Sometimes you have to take that leap…or that dare…so you can learn to live and love again! Saige and Holt’s story had me on a rollercoaster of emotions…” – Crystal, Barnes and Noble
“This book hooked me instantly, and kept me interested throughout. I didn’t want to put it down! Another winner from Rebecca Shea!!” – Not Your Mama’s Romance
“I just couldn’t get enough. DARE ME took my breath away!” – Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reviews
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A quick train ride later and I’m pushing through the revolving doors to Jackson-Hamilton Aviation.
“Morning, Larry!” I wave and hustle past the security desk where Larry sits.
“Mornin’, sweetheart,” he yells back, never once taking his eyes off the newspaper he’ reading.
My heels click loudly on the granite floor of the open-air atrium as I hustle over to the elevator bank. I frantically press the call button for the elevator and glance at my watch. I’m already five minutes late. I hate being late. Punctual is my middle name. If I’m not five minutes early, I’m late. That’s how I roll.
Groaning, I tap the toe of my shoe impatiently. When an elevator finally arrives, I scurry in just as a voice from behind me hollers out, “Hold that elevator, please.” I grumble but hold the doors as Holt Hamilton glides in, a cell phone pressed to his ear. With a curt nod, he steps aside and the elevator doors close while my heart pounds wildly in my chest.
Holt Hamilton. The sexiest man I’ve ever seen and the Vice President of Jackson-Hamilton Aviation—basically my boss. Standing at least six-foot-three, he could be Henry Cavill’s twin brother. With striking blue eyes and dark hair that’s styled back off of his face, he’s the perfect combination of businessman meets runway model. His cut jawline is accentuated by one very perfect dimple on his left cheek.
His athletic frame is highlighted by his custom-tailored suit that hugs each and every curve of his shoulders, arms, and waist, showing every muscle the man owns as he leans against the side of the elevator. Today he’s wearing a charcoal suit with a blue shirt and striped tie. The blue shirt makes his blue eyes stand out against his tan skin. I catch myself staring and quickly turn to face the doors of the elevator.
“Morning, Ms. Phillips,” he says with a tight smile. He shoves his cell phone into the pocket of his suit jacket.
Again, my heart is racing. “Mr. Hamilton.” I nod and keep my eyes on the digital display showing the floor numbers. Fifty-seven, fifty-eight, I silently count as we continue to rise. Only thirty more. I take a deep breath, trying to calm myself.
“How are you settling in?” he asks, his voice deep and commanding. I half-turn to speak to him and catch his smirk, but he quickly composes himself and adjusts his tie.
“It’s going well. I submitted the final orders for both planes that were overdue. Mr. Jackson emphasized those were priority.” I raise my chin confidently, but my heart continues to race with nervousness.
“You closed both orders?” he asks, surprised. “As in, you got both clients to agree to every last detail?” He looks skeptical. These particular clients were a nightmare. I knew when I accepted the job that I’d have demanding clients, but those two were the cream of the crop.
“I did.” Another confident nod.
“Huh,” he mumbles, giving his head a little shake. “So how’d you do it? Rachel had been working for months with those clients, and they wouldn’t agree to anything she recommended.
She tossed their client portfolios on my desk the day she resigned and swore we’d never close the deal on those planes.” I try to contain my smirk. “I get to know my clients, Mr. Hamilton. I make an effort to really understand their likes and dislikes—their personal preferences. What excites them. What motivates them. Not just shove today’s best-selling aeronautical features down their throats. I work with them and, in the end, they trust me and my recommendations—we’re a team.”
“It’s that easy?” He cocks an eyebrow in amusement.
I cock an eyebrow in return. “It’s that easy. Payments are finalized and in the Jackson-Hamilton account, Mr. Hamilton. Planes are scheduled to be delivered to both clients in the next ninety days.” I rub my sweaty palms down the sides of my pencil skirt.
He stares at me silently, just chewing on the inside of his cheek when the elevator finally slows to a stop. The doors open and Holt reaches out and places his arm against the open door so as to not let them close on us, but in doing so, places himself shoulder to shoulder with me. Too close. So close I can smell his body wash and his minty breath.
I quickly step out of the elevator and into the lobby of Jackson-Hamilton Aviation and begin to walk down the hall toward my cubicle, the opposite direction of Holt Hamilton.
“Nice work, Phillips,” he says from behind me.
About Rebecca Shea:
Rebecca Shea is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Unbreakable series (Unbreakable, Undone, and Unforgiven) and the Bound and Broken series (Broken by Lies and Bound by Lies). She lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family. From the time Rebecca could read she has had a passion for books. Rebecca spends her days working and her nights writing, bringing stories to life. Born and raised in Minnesota, Rebecca moved to Arizona in 1999 to escape the bitter winters. When not working or writing, she can be found on the sidelines of her sons’ football games, or watching her daughter at ballet class. Rebecca is fueled by insane amounts of coffee, margaritas, Laffy Taffy (except the banana ones), and happily ever afters.
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