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Down on Her Knees (Dare Me #3)

3.98  ·  Rating Details ·  2,318 Ratings  ·  174 Reviews
A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

Four lessons, no strings…

Detective Rafe Davenport has always made Courtney DeLollis uneasy. While her instincts whisper, Touch him, her mind says, Run. But since she learned that he’s dominant in the bedroom, she hasn’t been able to forget about it. She should be appalled—she knows all too well what happens when a m
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Published February 24th 2014 by Entangled Publishing (Brazen)
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
5 Spank me, cuff me, kinky stars

Tell me you're in, Court. I dare you.

What rock have I been living under that I'm only discovering this series and this author now? No really? I'm kicking my own ass at the moment for not finding it sooner. Of course I'd much rather have Rafe spank me for being such a naughty girl, but that's what my fantastic imagination is for. What?

I happen to have a type. And the kinky dirty talkers do it for me every single time.

I was a little hesitant to read this when I s
Lisa Jayne
Feb 14, 2014 Lisa Jayne rated it really liked it
Shelves: brazen-addict


Christine Bell has done it again. I'm telling you straight readers, every novel that this author touches you can expect sizzling hot. 'Down on her knees' delivered the sexy and I'm happy to say that I enjoyed this kinky side of Christine Bell's writing. If you're in need of a hot, sexy fix with a detective thats got the killer combination of broken and gorgeous then this will be hitting all the right brazen spots. Hot-to-the-touch I won't be forgetting this story for some
Feb 22, 2014 Wendy'sThoughts rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Entangled/Brazen fans, Christine Bell fans
4 Commanding, Makes Me Flutter Stars * * * *

From my experience with the Entangled/Brazen franchise… they seem to have a full range of authors who really know their niche… and boy do they work it. Christine Bell is a writer with the ways and means to capture her audience and make them pant. She doesn’t tease and then fail in delivering; oh no…. she presents a story with real people, living lives we can all identify with and then throws a whammy. She gives us a detective who is an active Dom… wit
Claire Robinson
Feb 13, 2014 Claire Robinson rated it really liked it
4 Toy Boat & "Gil the Erection Deflector Stars".

Down On Her Knees is book 3 in the Dare Me Series, and although it can be read as a standalone, I highly recommend that you read the previous books and novella from this series as each one is better or just as good as its predecessor. It also brings you into the group of people that the books are written about.

We are given a glimpse of the chemistry between Rafe Davenport and Courney Delollis in Down The Aisle, after a throwaway revelation fro
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4.5 "Toy Boat" Stars!

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And finishing the Dare Me series, the last book is about Courtney DeLollis (the sweet friend of Laney and Cat) and Rafe Davenport (the hottest cop who happens to be into BDSM ;)).

After their first "sexual tension" encounter in the 2.5 book in the series, Courtney and Rafe cannot stand it anymore and Rafe decides to dare Courtney to have four scenes together (and that's it). Let's say these scenes start being smokin' HOT and they finish being sweet. Obviously, our two cha
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
3.5 Be-Kinky-To-Me Stars!

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Courtney, an over-worked nurse, has been hurt by a very controlling ex-boyfriend. She's never going to let any man control her again. Rafe, a local detective and mutual friend of Courtney, interests her. But he's let it slip that he's into the whole Dom scene...exactly what she doesn't want...another man with control issues. But there's something about him, a draw that makes Court question her decision to avoid "those types."

Rafe can feel their pull but he doesn't do re
Jan 01, 2016 Alyssa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Down on Her Knees by Christine Bell
Book Three of the Dare Me series
Publisher: Entangled
Publication Date: February 24, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Source: Bought from Amazon

***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***

Summary (from Goodreads):

Four lessons, no strings…

Detective Rafe Davenport has always made Courtney DeLollis uneasy. While her instincts whisper, Touch him, her mind says, Run. But since she learned that he’s dominant
Kim Bailey
4 Stars

This book had me down on my knees begging for more.

Four Scenes ... that was the agreement ... four scenes of kink to show Courtney that being submissive can be empowering ... and four scenes for Rafe to get her worked out of his system.

Courtney finds Rafe incredibly enticing, however she's reluctant to get involved because of her last (bad) relationship ... protecting herself she uses rumors of his bedroom dominance to put up a barrier, suggesting that being a dom is just one step away f
Feb 24, 2014 Kara rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: brazen lovers
Rafe. Not sure I can say more than *sigh* Rafe.
Let me try to put it into words.

RAFE IS ALL ALPHA. and Hot. and Sexy. and Adventurous. and will be visiting my dreams (HAHAHA)

Ms Bell is a solid writer that time and time again is enjoyable and fun to read.

**ARC generously provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.**
Jessica Florence
Mar 01, 2014 Jessica Florence rated it liked it
Good book, the story was cute, sex scenes were steamy and exciting.

I didn't care for the little conflict, and they go from friends with benefits to full blown fallen in love out of no where, I could see them falling, but not already done... I don't know

It hit the spot but not.

I would still recommend it
Feb 16, 2014 Kimberly rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
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This was just ok for me. The story was cute and the characters had chemistry. I had a problem with Rafe being labeled a Dom. First he might fall under the controlling label but not Dom. Courtney was a good character. Together they seemed good.

The problem was the sex was unimaginative and the terminology was wrong. They kept saying they had 4 scenes. What was actually happening was a roleplaying date. And other than one scene there was no BDSM that the Dom
Lady Raven RAVE!
Length: 159 pgs
Style: Erotic Romance
Intimacy level: Sex-citingly ENJOYABLE / GOOD
Enjoyment: GOOD
Series: (Dare Me book#3)
Price: $0.99

The Good

Nice story, good physical chemistry . With this story, I felt it was nice, but I personally think the love scenes where hot and probably surpass the storyline. When I started reading, I was interested and Courtney and Rafe's spat back forth made you want to read more, but somewhere along the way, sometimes the story became ok to good.
Rating 3.25 stars
I avoided reading this book for a long time because I thought it would be kinky but actually it wasn't. After the loss of his girlfriend the hero only has casual flings and the heroine and he have mutual friends and their chemistry is sizzling. After resisting, the heroine gives in and they decide on three encounters but they start turning into more. Enjoyable yet predictable book.
FV Angela
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Down on Her Knees is the third book in the Dare Me series by Christine Bell. I’ve been waiting for this story since Rafe and Courtney had their little spat over his bdsm lifestyle during Lacey’s bachelorette party in the novella Down the Aisle. Ahhh, the sexual tension!!

“See there you go again, talking about yanking and chains. It’s stuck in your head now, isn’t it?"

Since that night they are uneasy around each other. He teases h
Feb 21, 2014 Rachel rated it it was amazing
After what seems like forever but really isn't, we get Rafe and Courtney's story and boy is it a hot one. I admit I was one of the readers who could not wait for Rafe and Courtney to get together. They sparked off each other from the first meeting and you knew they were going to be combustible together and whoa baby are they.

In this book we get to finally see Rafe in action and I'm not talking about his job as a cop. Though if he turned up in his uniform at my door, I don't think I would listen
Shannon Gorilla McGee Winston
I'm really liking Christine Bell's writing style. It's funny and --wowza--steamy. I wasn't too sure how much I would like this considering I'm sort of BDSMed out lately. Not to go on a rant or anything but floggers and orgasms-on-command are starting to wear on my nerves. But this is Christine Bell. She can make anything fun. "Fun" is when you're poking fun at the ridiculous sex acts that the M/C's are about to engage in and still manage to sell it as hotter than hell.

Fun was finding a twenty-do
3.5 stars

"Now, if you’re through grilling me about my sexual practices, which you have no understanding or knowledge of, then I’m going to get myself a drink. Unless what
you’re really asking for is a lesson? In which case”—he glanced at his watch and then locked gazes with her—“you can pick up that hood and those cuffs”—he jerked his head toward the bachelorette party props—“and I’d be glad to take you outside in the alley and give you the best ten minutes of your life.”

She stuttered and her wh
Feb 20, 2014 Nicola rated it it was amazing
What a read. With fabulous characters and page-burning steamy content, I devoured this in one sitting. Whilst it could be a standalone read, I highly recommend reading the previous books in the series as a) they're superb and b) previous characters feature quite heavily.

Rafe is one dirty dominant Detective. I am a sucker for a cop and I loved him. Bold, protective and very sexy, he doesn’t do commitment. He does contracts. Courtney is on a path of finding herself having left a controlling relat
Feb 22, 2014 Irene rated it really liked it
4 smoking hot stars!

WOW! this book was HOT and if you're a fan of Christine Bell's work you will love Down on Her Knees!
I've enjoyed all the books from the Dare Me series and even though Down on Her Knees can be read as a stand alone I highly recommend you read all the books as it's a great series :)

Rafe and Courtney have amazing chemistry and their story will have you fanning yourself from their hot sex scenes to wanting to shake Rafe so he can open his eyes and heart to what is so obvious to e
DOWN ON HER KNEES is the fourth and last book in the series and though I really loved all of them this one hast to be my favorite! Rafe and Courtney are great characters and they were awesome together. Once again, Christine Bell's writing had me mesmerized and I read this book in one sitting.

I tried to figure out why I loved this series so much, besides Christine Bell's addictive voice. I think it's because in all the books it's the men doing the chasing and going after what they want while the
Mar 28, 2015 Abra rated it did not like it
Shelves: hated, contemporary
Okay, I have to ask, has anyone ever met someone who had a set number of dates they allowed one person?

This is so common a trope that I've gotten curious. Usually it's just one date, but in this book the hero has found by trial and error that he can have sex with a woman on four nights before she falls in love with him. To prevent her from doing so, he states up front to each woman that he will only go out with her four times. Our heroine only lasts two, which is the central crisis of the book.
Feb 24, 2014 Nelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
ARC Review.Ooh Honey. Rafe and Courtney are on fire! They have an agreement- four scenes and then walk away and no one gets hurt. Both have fought through some hard times and neither one of them wants a relationship. Rafe and Courtney put up a valiant fight, but sometimes fate has other ideas.
Dec 06, 2015 Stacie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-read-a-thon
I am so glad Rafe and Courtney had a story ! I loved them in the previous stories and their story was everything I was expecting! Love this series !
Arabella ~♡AB♡~

Smoking hot role play, loved it
Feb 21, 2015 Melissa rated it really liked it
Courtney and Rafe were hot from the get go. I loved this book. It was a nice fast read and I was all about their attraction to each other. This was a great mending story of finding love I liked it.
Monica Solis
Mar 17, 2014 Monica Solis rated it it was amazing
WOW! Rafe was just ... Damn ... A woman's dream! Loved loved loved this book, my favorite in this series by far.

Wish there was more!
Feb 26, 2014 Nicole rated it really liked it
Review originally posted here:

While I haven’t read any of the other books in this series, I’ve enjoyed Bell’s books in the past. A sexy Dom cop and an insecure heroine seemed like the recipe for success, IMO.

Something about Rafe has always made Courtney a little leary. Maybe it was his potent sexuality. or maybe it was the thought of him dominating her in bed, either way, Courtney knows she needs to steer clear of that one. But Rafe hasn’t been letting he
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Hot, hot, hot…smokin’ hot! A police detective who is out to his friends about his BDSM lifestyle and a new woman friend to their group who recently got out of a mentally abusive relationship go head to head and toe to toe as she claims his lifestyle leads to a physically abusive relationship and he aims to prove her wrong. This book is an interesting look when a Dom plays with someone not in t
Originally reviewed on Words in a Teacup

This series was a bit of a rollercoaster for me -- loved the first book, slogged through the second book -- so I was wary of reading this. I enjoy reading about BDSM but it's also something that's very easy to get wrong in fiction. Fortunately on that regard the book was well-written, and overall it was quite a good read.

The main characters this time are Courtney and Rafe. They'd already shown up for a couple of scenes in the previous books but hadn't been
Yoeri Lecocq
Sep 27, 2016 Yoeri Lecocq rated it liked it
Not as BDSM-y as the blurb made it sound!
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Christine Bell is a romance author and also writes erotic romance as Chloe Cole. She and her handsome hubby currently reside in Pennsylvania with a four-pack of teenage boys. If she gets time off from her duties as maid, chef, chauffeur, or therapist, she can be found reading just about anything she can get her hands on, from Young Adult novels to books on poker theory. She doesn’t like root beer, ...more
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