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Dare to Resist

(Wedding Dare 0.5)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  4,271 ratings  ·  371 reviews
A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

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

Kady 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,
ebook, 150 pages
Published May 12th 2014 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Brazen)
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• Lisa •
Apr 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: brazen-addict

"Tell me you want me so deep I might never find my way back out again."


Laura Kaye certainly knows how to deliver a quality novella, her writing style is one that engages her audience and leaves her readers desperate for more. 'Dare to resist' is no exception this book blew me away. From beginning to end I was glued to the pages and this short, sizzling story has only just further confirmed my love for the talented Laura Kaye. Those readers that already love the boo
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
4.5 Dirty Talk Overload stars

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

It's not often I'd rate a novella more than 4 stars. No really. It isn't. True story. The biggest reason is I always have a hard time connecting to the story and the characters in just a few pages. The fact that this book managed to do just that AND leave me panting and salivating for the rest of the series? Well that my friends is a book worthy of 4.5 stars.

So let's see, this book had:

Great story

ღFloღ the coffee addict
5 can I get more of this STARS

“The guy in your book? I’m that guy.”

Here is a sentence I've been waiting my whole life to hear. Seriously. I am in a happy and stable relationship but I would lie if I said I wouldn't fall for that one. LOL. And I'm sure you my dear friends and followers, as avid romance and erotica readers (and I assume that is what you are...otherwise what the fuck are you doing here reading this), can appreciate just how bloody brilliant that quote is.

So, I think I found my
4 Hot Stars.

Kady had a thing for Colton all her life. The problem? He’s her older brother best friend and never saw in her nothing more than a little girl. Until one night changes it all and Colton leaves, not knowing how to deal with that, opening an awkwardness between them that they igore by endlessly teasing each other.


Now, three years later, they are fighting professionally for the same contract and for some ungodly reasons (fate, perhaps?) end up sharing the same hotel room.
And well, one
Claire Robinson
Apr 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 - "Sunshine" & "Monsoon" Stars!

Laura Kaye is in my top 5 ‘go-to’ authors when it comes to reaching for a book that I know I will enjoy. I discovered her awesomeness though a novella, and Dare to Resist is another superb indication to just how much story this author can pack into such a small amount of words! Not to mention it is the prequel novella to the new Wedding Dare series releasing through Entangled Brazen in June, featuring some pretty exceptional authors, and what I am 100% sure w
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****3.75 STARS*****

This was my very first Brazen novella and I really enjoyed it!
It had one of the themes I love in a good story.
Having a CRUSH on your older brother's best friend, and getting a chance at true love with him.

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Kady Dresco has been in love with Colton Brooks since she was a young girl.
But for a long time he only saw her as his buddy's cute little sister.
Until one night, three years ago, they have an encounter at his Welcome Home party when he returns from the Army.
Things were real
May 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved this hot little novella. Kady was intelligent, sarcastic as hell and had all kinds of legitimate reasons for not trusting Colton. Yes, he was just trying to do the honorable thing by not doing aggressive and sexy things to his best friends sister, but he never considered girlfriend might like things a little...rough. My very favorite part of this quick read is that it sets up a series of stories written by different authors that should be sweet reads for the opposites attract, I want you ...more
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
Apr 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
4 stars

Kady and Colton. Brothers best friend story. Now both stuck in a hotel when the monsoon hits, will they be able to resist each other?

These two were really cute together. I loved their bickering in the first half. My issue with this novella was Colton, I wasnt entirely convinced of him. It was like he had a split personality. Also the cheese at the end was a bit much for my taste but overall I enjoyed it.

If you loved Laura Kaye'sHeart in Darkness, I think you will enjoy this one. It was s
Emma ~ The Indecisive Reader ~
4.5 stars

Loved it!!! Come on, older brothers best friend, dirty talk, Laura Kaye, tick, tick, tick!!
Kady and Colton have known each other most of their lives. Kady being Tyler's younger sister and Colton bring his best friend. 3 years ago at a party things didn't end too well for them.
Now they both working/fighting for the same contract.
Stuck in motel room together the chemistry sizzles with these two. Loved the witty banter. The innuendos. The realisation of what they want and can give each o
May 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Entangled/Brazen Fans, Laura Kaye Fans, Hot, Smokin' Romance
4 Best Friend's Sister, One Time Taste, Lifetime Desire Stars
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Laura Kaye has a sly, sassy sense of fun... who else would have a plot point be the inside nod to another author's book? There have been tons of references to the reading of romance books in other stories... it is common and fun to see the characters we like are just like us. It is in passing or part of a character description... and then the rest of the tale moves on... but in this novella, this reading becomes a way for the c
Jun 22, 2014 rated it really liked it

“Better hold on tight, cupcake.”

Colton was the only guy that Kady had ever wanted, but he was also the guy who denied her years later. He was also her brother's best friend. After a business trip and a rain storm they find themselves stuck together in a hotel room together. The sexual chemistry was building.

"White undershirt. Dark-framed glasses. Sneak peeks at black boxers. Really? How much more was a girl supposed to be able to take before she either spontaneously combusted or found a shower w
Apr 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars.
This book was awesome. Laura Kaye ...brilliant in the delivery. I loved Colton in the bathroom - that part ROCKED.

*ARC generously provided by entangled publishing in exchange for an honest review.*
Jan 04, 2016 rated it liked it
I'm giving this one a flat 3.0 star rating, which means that I liked it but I probably won't read it again. I guess this is a case of "Oh, it's not you; it's me," because I really couldn't connect with any of the characters.

I found the heroine too... desperate? No, that's not it. Hmm. Too easy? Yeah, that's the word. You see, if I were Kady, I would have given Colton a damn hard time to get into my good graces again. Three years ago, Colton just stopped in the middle of some hot hanky-panky beca
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
ARC kindly received from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review..

4.5 Into the Dark stars

What a fantastic start to this new series..I totally devoured this book with no manners whatsoever!

Colton Brooks is an ex military man, now heading up his own military security services. The loyal, driven badass finds himself vying for a new contract up against his best friend's little sister, Kady Dresco, who he has known since they were very young.

Kady Dresco is a smart geek, who has every co
Kim Bailey
May 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

A wonderfully sweet story.
I really love that this novella is the kick start to a full consortium series, where each book in the series is written by a different author. I love when writers get together and collaborate - terrific things tend to happen when creative minds work in tandem.

Although it's a short read, it's a sweet and sexy one. I really felt like I'd read a full-length book.
The situation that our 2 main characters, Kady and Colton find themselves in - while totally unrealistic
I literally could not put it down, & I read it straight through in one sitting. This book is undoubtedly my favorite in the entire Wedding Dare series, & Laura Kaye has definitely made her way onto my personal list of favorite authors. (FYI: The only other NA/Contemporary authors on my "Favorites List" are the brilliant writing duo of Christina & Lauren-- authors of the Beautiful Bastard & Wild Seasons series-- & Tiffany Reisz-- author of The Headmaster & Misbehaving). ...more
This was a very short story that starts off the Wedding Dare series. The characters are well written and easy to connect to. While we don't get much about the setting, we do get a well conceived plot and most of a resolution to the story. This could be considered an erotic novella, but that part of the story is not the main focus, I am happy to say! I'm eager to see where the rest of the series goes!
4 1/2 stars (rounded up to 5 stars, because Colton made me consider doing the out-of-my-comfort-zone kinky stuff he loves - as long as he's the one doing it, of course!)
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this. And whilst novella's have a habit of leaving you wanting more, in this case it is perfect as Dare to Resist is the opening to a Brazen continuity series featuring some fabulous authors; Laura Kaye has left me giddy for what is to come.


Colton And Kady have the perfect chemistry and there is nothing not to love about them. Loyal, driven and with a hint of arrogance, Colton is a man who possesses the most delicious skills in dirty talk. Kady is sharp-tongued, feisty and determined but
3, 3.5 stars
This is was pretty quick read, predictable but I enjoyed it. Nothing earth-shattering, but the characters were likable, there was a decent bit of build up and sexual tension, some hotness. I would recommend and will read more from this author.
Sheryl C. Nash
Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain, the beating of two hearts and watch the steam rise as the tension builds! Who would have thought the computer geek Kady and her brother’s best friend, Colton, another computer specialist would be vying for the same government contract and then get caught up in a torrential downpour that has the airport closed down? When Kady’s hotel room ceiling has more leaks than the FBI, she must share a room with a man that makes both her temper and her fantasies hea ...more
Christi Snow
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My Review:
My all-time favorite trope...friends to lovers and I absolutely adored the way that this one played out. Colton is six years older than Kady and they basically grew up together since Colton is best friends with her brother. But somewhere along the way he began to see her as a woman...not good for a guy who has the intense kinks that Colton has. Kady deserves nicer treatment than he needs in the bedroom. But he doesn't realize that her fantasies line up perfectly with his reality. (Did
S.M. West
Jun 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing

I truly love Laura Kaye's romance stories and she sure knows how to deliver an awesome novella. In fact, one of my favourite novellas is her's -Hearts in Darkness. This novella is no different. It was the perfect recipe of best friend's sister, friendship, sexual chemistry, a bit of angst, steamy erotic sex, a HOT dominant male and BAM! You've got a compelling, sweet, sexy story of how Kady Dresco and Colton Brooks get together.

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I read this in one sitting and it had me smi
Jun 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
I love this novella. It was endearing and it was hot. I love the story of a beautiful geek computer nerd heroine and a seemingly rigid guy that has to have it rough in his private life.
Kady was forbidden from Colton for several reasons. She was the younger sister of his friend, he never suspected that his need for rough sex would be up her alley, and his parent's broken marriage left him not believing he'd be capable of a relationship which is what Kady deserves.

The writing is so engaging. The
Jun 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
**3.5 Stars**

Although it turned from hot and steamy to sickly sweet, it was still enjoyable and quite well written. There's nothing groundbreaking here, but it's a perfect novel to switch off your brain and wile away a rainy afternoon, as you'd expect from Brazen.
May 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As my first book by this author, I have to say I'm impressed. It was a steamy romance between two grown adults. I loved how smart both of these characters were, and thought Colton's interests were done well. Loved the camaraderie between these two as they'd known one another all their lives, Colton being Kady's older brother's best friend. Definitely looking forward to reading more of this author's work!
Sometimes, I’m just really, REALLY in the mood to read some quality sexy times: something romantic, mostly angst-free, SWOONY, and super erotic. Actually, if I’m being honest, this may/may not be my permanent state of mind. However, last week I was really craving it. Several of the TV shows I love had just thrown me for a loop--*cough*Grey’s Anatomy, Vampire Diaries, Drop Dead Diva*cough*--and I was desperate for something to lift my spirits. Boy, was I in luck because last week, Laura Kaye’s ne ...more
Delia Binder
Jun 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Enjoyably short romance about two lifelong "tetchy" friends, Kady Dresco and Colton Brooks, finally getting together as a couple. Colton's an ex-military computer security expert, competing with civilian computer security expert Kady on a big defense contract - along with a third player, an obnoxious ex-hacker who exists mainly to be annoying. When a freak deluge hits as they're getting ready to leave the desert military base they're all presenting at, they're shuffled off to the only motel avai ...more
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