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Runaway bride Louisa Honeycut is looking for a quick escape when she passes the Double Dare, Inc sign and the slogan "Are you ready for the time of your life?" seems like divine intervention. Sheltered by her overbearing father, Louisa has years of catching up to do and can think of no better person than gorgeous Sam Rawlins to show her. Is she ready for the time of her li ...more
Kindle Edition, 176 pages
Published October 28th 2011 by Rhonda Nelson (first published October 2000)
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Ursula Gorman
I've never read anything by Rhonda Nelson, but I really enjoyed Double Dare. The book had a few issues, such as it needed an editor to go over it for mistakes...there were quite a few.
The premise of the story is a young, twenty-something woman, Lou, runs out of her wedding, literally. She has no idea where she is going to go, but she needs time. Time to get her mind in order and time to build up the courage to face her domineering father.
She sees a sign about adventure and the time of your life
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Cora ☕ Tea Party Princess
Short but sweet.

This story was strangely addictive. I loved the style and the plot, even if the general elements have been overdone in fiction. This story still stood out with it's passion and the growing characters. I liked the whole concept of Double Dare and would love to go on the adventure of a lifetimes myself! Swimming with manatees would definitely be up there, I thought it was very different.

There were a few spelling and grammatical errors in this, but they didn't ruin my enjoyment of t
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Dina
Feb 21, 2012 Dina rated it it was ok
Recommended to Dina by: Kindle freebie
Cute but clueless hero, TSTL heroine and unrealistic plot. 'Nuff said.
Jen Lynn
Dec 17, 2011 Jen Lynn rated it did not like it
This was a free kindle e-book. I'm usually pretty open with what I read, and usually at least somewhat enjoy everything, but this book was near horrible. A woman named Lou is being forced into a marriage to a guy because their parents want their businesses to merge. Lou decides she doesn't want this and runs away. Yes, she runs away. Keep in mind she is 20-something and from my understanding this is a relatively modern-day story. Anyway, she goes to this place where rich people can buy "adventur ...more
Shelley
Mar 16, 2012 Shelley rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance
Lou Honeycut runs from the church (escaping the wedding arranged by her very wealthy father), rips up her wedding gown so that it looks like a day dress, luckily has her suitcases and credit cards in the wedding limo, so pops into an agency to arrange an adventure.
The story doesn't become any more believable as it continues.
Lou is a rich, sheltered, egocentric 20+ year old who sees no problem in risking the ruination of the adventure business she books to make her escape; she has no problem wit
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Amy Mcpike
Mar 07, 2017 Amy Mcpike rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
The first half of this book was a struggle to get through, I found it repetitive and the mistakes were terrible however the second half was much better, I found myself hooked. Loved the ending!
Rachel Lightwood
2.5 stars

If you hate clichés and stereotypes don't pick up this book. There really isn't much more to it than that. A handsome adventure guide falls in love with the pure virginal damsel in distress. Sigh. One day someone will come up with something new... but today isn't that day.

I didn't like Sam. He "wasn't ready for a relationship" and didn't want to have to break his 'no relationships with clients' rule but the moment he saw Lou in a tight dress he lost all his sense. Then he found out she
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Rhonda
Oct 01, 2012 Rhonda rated it it was amazing
I got this book for free way back and January and just read it. If I would’ve known that it would make me laugh so hard, I definitely would have read it sooner. I laughed and cried and I really needed that. It was also a decent sized book especially for free (it’s still free).

Louisa Honeycut is running from her controlling father and from her wedding. She just has her limo driver just drive around until she sees Double Dare, an adventure guide firm. She has the limo driver stop and sets forth t
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Jenn
Oct 28, 2012 Jenn rated it liked it
Ug. So I struggled to rate this one. My own personal ratings are grades, with + and -, but here's is more limited. I went back and forth between a C- and a D+. In the end I gave it a C-. This story sucked ass. It was silly and contrived. Neither of the characters were sympathetic. And how is Sam not 400lbs with all those snack cakes he eats. I mean, I know he's active on these "adventures" but really? There were several things that the author seemed to forget as she was writing this too. At firs ...more
Cynthia D'Alba
Jan 24, 2012 Cynthia D'Alba rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the book a great deal.

The only negative was the numerous typographical errors and I confess I got distracted at times. However, it didn't diminish my enjoyment of the story.

I would recommend this book
Carina
Nov 26, 2014 Carina rated it it was ok
*sigh*

Why, do so many books seem to confuse lust with love. Perhaps it is something to do with the love at first sight phenomena so often touted by books and films and television. Sometimes, I buy it - Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty - they can get away with it as they are classics. Modern books though... I wish they were more realistic so that these myths do not get propagated.

Plotwise... runaway bride runs away and meets the man of her dreams and in doing so gains her independence from
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Randi
Dec 28, 2012 Randi rated it really liked it
This book is a little over 100 pages. I usually preferred to read longer books, but I'm glad that I got the chance to read this book. It's really a cute and fun read.

Lou dived into her limo and told her driver to go, go! She was running away from her wedding in the wedding gown. She decided to go on an adventure to be far from her father so she couldn't be manipulated into marrying a man who she doesn't love but is used to merge the two businesses between both families.

She was being guided by
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Lynsey A
This was a quick read and a freebie on Kindle. A lady at my work read it and liked it. I read it quickly on the 4th. I liked it well enough and had a few laughs but it was quite a ridiculous story. It just seemed that everything was all happiness and flowers! I want a little more excitement in my romances. It was a quick read and helped add to my book count this year.

The hero wasn't quite what I like in my heroes. He was a bit of a beta and I love me some alphas. The heroine was flighty and com
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Valentina
Well, it's a fairly shot novel, meaning the plot escalates quickly. If you're looking for deep meaningful conversations and character development, this is not a book for you.

It's a text book example of a chick lit-but I'm not saying this in a bad way.
Somewhere between countless chick lits I've read, I got tired of "perfect characters". I couldn't find one bad characteristic in Sam. Not to mention that both Sam and Lou look like cover models.

Normal girls fall in love, too.

There were some spell
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Maria
Sep 29, 2012 Maria rated it it was ok
Average rating: 2.5 stars.

I don't think I should write a synopsis of this book, quite honestly. And I don't want to.

This is one of those books that you can describe by the word "cute," and it is a cute story, but the thing with cute stories is that it's not astonishing, it doesn't sweep you of your feet, make you cry or even make it feel like you missed a friend after finishing it. Nothing inspiring, but cute, and short but sweet.
Makenzie
Short and sweet, 'Double Dare' was a cute and pleasant free ebook that I had downloaded for my Kindle. Ignoring some of the minor spelling and grammatical errors, the story was fun, though I always find it a bit hard when characters manage to fall in love within 3 days of knowing each other. Guess I'm not a big believer of love at first sight, though I guess it happens. Still, it was cute and has me really wanting to go climb a mountain or something. I wish I had Sam's job!
Claire G
Aug 02, 2012 Claire G rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
I picked this up last year from Amazon for my kindle app because it was free and I was going crazy over free books (okay, still am.)
I remember liking some of it, I don't know, I think I got, like, halfway through and then I just...never went back to it. So I'm going to mark it as a DNF because I don't think I'm ever going to go back to this book.
It's not that it was bad...I just don't think I really want to read the rest. And I don't think I could read the start all over again.
Shambhawi P.
A short fun light read that made me go lol. And extremely cheesy and predictable. But Sam and Lou's explosive chemistry will also make you burst out with laughter. I wished there was less of the sappiness though. But not bad at all.

Got it on Kindle for free wayyy back when and this was definitely a Hit. Thank God for small mercies.

3.25 Stars
Sandy Smith
Dec 20, 2011 Sandy Smith rated it really liked it
What a cute little book. Written so well, it makes the reader seem like they are right there with the subjects of the book. If you want a light reading book to make you laugh and can read it in 1 day, this one is for you!
Missixo
Aug 24, 2013 Missixo rated it it was ok
Stopped a quarter of the way through .. it just didnt interest me and when i went to read it it was like a *sigh do i have to * im not interested in knowing what the ending is so stopped after like page 26
Loraine
Aug 15, 2012 Loraine rated it did not like it
I did not finish this book as I found the storyline somewhat unbelieveable and the further along I read the more detailed/graphic became the sexual scenes between two people who had only met a few days earlier. I would definitely not call this a clean romance and would not recommend it.
Leona
Mar 02, 2014 Leona rated it it was amazing
Cute storyline. A few grammatical/spelling errors, but for the most part well written and had good flow. For free it was a great read!! I don't know that I would have paid much to read it on my kindle.
Lesley Book Lover
A few typing/spelling errors, so needs a bit more work doing to this, not a bad little storyline, I just felt the adventure was over too quickly.
Sheila Lord
Aug 01, 2013 Sheila Lord rated it it was amazing
great fun book.....one I would read again!!!!
Cindi
I had heard so many good things about this book that I was doubly disappointed with its lack of creativity in all categories but proofreading. It was about worth what I paid for it...
Julieedington
Jan 25, 2012 Julieedington rated it really liked it
Fun to read, easy to follow. Love and adventure. I read it in a day.
Janice
Feb 18, 2015 Janice rated it did not like it
A must NOT read!!!!
Jarylynn Schlegel
Feb 01, 2017 Jarylynn Schlegel rated it really liked it
Good storyline

Overall the book was good with a few minor spelling errors. It was a good storyline and the characters were great. A complete story from beginning to end.
Robert Baillie
May 15, 2017 Robert Baillie rated it did not like it
Rubbish

Rubbish from start to finish Only read it as I was away from home & had no wifi
Didn't even merit 1 star
Fiona Andrew
Mar 19, 2017 Fiona Andrew rated it really liked it
A great funny story. What starts out as a dare to find her independence and have fun along the way, quickly turns into a life changing adventure.
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