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The Dare

(The Bet #3)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  6,389 ratings  ·  490 reviews
From #1 NYT Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken, comes the third and final book in the bestselling Bet Series...

Boring Beth Lynn has always lived up to her nickname… until she wakes up in a hotel bed next to a sexy as sin state senator she re-connected with at a wedding the previous night.

The biggest problem? She can't seem to remember anything about the night before e
Kindle Edition, 325 pages
Published July 8th 2014 by Rachel Van Dyken
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~Mindy Lynn~
Nov 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
I read this was the last book in the series and I admit, it makes me a bit sad. I've had a lot of laughs reading this series and this book had me crying tears of laughter as much as the books before it. I'm going to miss Grandma Nadine. She is the heart of these books and the cause of why I have enjoyed the series so much. Thank Thor that I own these books so I can revisit grandma when I'm in the mood for a good laugh. ♥♡♥♡ ...more
Steffi De Ceuster  ♥
I loved this one very much! I don't think I ever laughed so much with a book as this one!
This is who I pictured as granma Nadine

Grandma Nadine (not related to Jace and Beth) is a very interesting and funny woman of eighty six years old, well actualy young. I wish everyone had a granny like that. Except I would really watch my drinks because it's never save with her.

When we learn about the night they met for the first time, it's really special!

I would've loved it a bit more if the truth about
Dec 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Song for summary: Faster by Matt Nathanson

This was the third and final book of the Bet series, and I have to say, this one was my favourite! The characters were charismatic, down to earth, and flawed; while the plot was a hilarious romp full of Grandma Nadine's eccentric meddling. The author did another excellent job of interweaving all the characters into one big chaotic family. Full of fun, romantic misadventures, The Dare is a highly amusing love story that is guaranteed to leave a smile on y
Jun 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: quest-for-love
I was given a ARC in exchange for my honest review.
Where do I begin?

This book deserves more stars than I can give. Rachel is a diabolical mastermind with these books. No joke. Each book I find myself saying " how can her next book get any better, more funny?" and let me tell you, she did NOT disappoint. Because she did it. Out of all her books and the Bet Series this is my favorite. I love each character for differen't reasons and each story was magical and beautiful and perfection and hilario
Rachel Caplinger
Jun 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Dare by Rachel Van Dyken
****received ARC from Author for Review****

The third book in The Bet series completely exceeded any expectations that I had, sitting down to read it. A stand alone in the sense of different main characters, it should be read in order to completely understand and appreciate the craziness and hilarity of Grandma Nadine. “You’ve been charged with the kidnapping of a United States senator. How do you plead?’ Grandma Nadine smirked. Amateurs. She winked
Jan 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved this one. There were a few logistical inconsistencies but I'm not gonna get picky. I could've done without all the hem hawing about from Jace. I wanted more "time together" from them, ya know??? I sure wish she would write another book. Love grandma Nadine!!! ...more
Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~
3.5 stars.

I really liked the first two books in the series, but it felt like this one took the humor and crazy grandma part of the storyline I little too far. The serious parts felt lost. Just missed the mark.
Tessa Teevan
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This series went out on such a high! My heart is so full from these characters and their love stories, yet broken because we have to say goodbye.

But I have a feeling we haven't seen the last of Grandma Nadine!! Fingers crossed!
Heather andrews
Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Grandma Nadine is back, naughtier than ever, "sweetie," Grandma dug through her purse and pulled out a tube of lipstick, "I'm already finished with you. You can have all the sex you want. You too Jake." Oh Beth she tries so hard to calm situations down, but honestly it just doesn't work, "right. You and your necklace are cursed." I patted his back in a motherly fashion. "You're under a lot of pressure right now. It's okay to freak out every once in a while. Just take some deep breaths, and we'll ...more
DNF @ 50%

I really loved the previous book, The Wager. So when this came out, I immediately checked it out. Sadly, it didn't work for me. The beginning was pretty good. I thought it was funny and the chemistry was just natural. I thought I'd probably rate it 4.5 but as it progressed, the humor was getting really off. It started having similarities with Tara Sivec's Chocoholics series which I'm not really that much of a fan of in a bit trying too hard way. And when I began cringing, I took tha
Some of it was funny, some of it was emotional. I liked the characters. But the whole thing was just far too much. Too ridiculous and OTT. It needed toning down by about 50% to make a good read. At least take out the interfering Grandmother.
Peri June
Oct 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: book-challenge
This is by far the funniest book in the trilogy. Grandma Nadine took things up a notch (or ten) in order to make a match happen between Beth and Jace. I loved how resigned they both were at Grandma's machinations, with the attitude of just grin and bear it until the week passes or Grandma gets bored--they really should've known better! Grandma Nadine never gets bored. She will have a match and there's nothing anybody can do about it.
The idea of second chances, or the one that got away, was very
Dee Ownbey
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Seriously how could you not love Grandma Nadine, she is so crazy you just have to love her! This book was my favorite of the 3. The stuff Jace and Beth went through because of grandma was hilarious. I'm just sad she ended the book with Grandma in her nineties. But maybe like she said Grandma lives forever.
Oct 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: light-fun-reads
Now that was an enjoyable read. I believe I was suffering from a reading slump because I couldn't connect with any book I tried so when I did connect with one, I devour it all the way, not caring if it's a final installment of a 3-part story. For the record, the three books has different characters and even if it was the conclusion to all the story, I didn't have a hard time figuring things out. In the end, it was all tied up to the Grandma - where insane is an understatement to sum up all the t ...more
Jun 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is hands down my favorite book of the series! Grandma Nadine never disappoints and I suddenly have a love for all things Thor. (Full review to come July 8)
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
To be honest, I was tempted to not finish it several times. What held me back? The fact that I needed it for a challenge and didn't have time to start and finish another one before the deadline. So, slog on I did.

This was just too confusing for my taste. There were way too many characters with no recap at all anywhere. So I missed the significance of their appearances in the book. Also, that Grandma? She was cute in the first book, annoying in the second one and completely obnoxious and out of l
Yvette ~ Nose Stuck in a Book
Is it possible to be exhausted from laughing too much? At the end of every chapter in The Dare by Rachel Van Dyken, my cheeks were so sore from smiling that I had to take a short break to wait for the feeling to return to my jaw. Like the first two books in The Bet series, The Dare requires you to read in the comfort of your home, or risk questionable looks from strangers when you break into hysterical laughter in public. Not only is Grandma Nadine back with her over-the-top antics, but she has ...more
Jill S (Love Affair With Fiction)
HOLY THOR! Rachel Van Dyken did it again! She had a bestselling series with The Bet on her hands and with an expertise that only Rachel Van Dyken can manage she not only picked up where she left off she managed to captivate me all over again!

If you haven’t had the privilege of being introduced to this series, you are seriously missing out! You get to know and adore the one of a kind Grandma Nadine - the hilarious, super smart, slightly manipulative, always up to something matriarch of the Titus
Jul 10, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2014-read
First of all, I really enjoyed the first two books. They were quirky and fun. This one? Not so much. The typos and punctuation issues were huge. I was able to read it, but honestly, did ANYONE edit this or reread for errors? Even spell check would've caught some of the punctuation issues if the grammar button was ticked.

I found that this one dragged. I think I liked the bit before the chapters where Grandma is being interviewed by the FBI. The rest of the story... yawn... Beth and Jace just were
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews

4 I do Dare Stars!!!!

eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Author & Insklinger PR

Well two things off the top are 1) I effin' love Rachel Van Dyken and 2) OMG Grandma Nadine is a riot.  My favorite part of the series is her hands down. 

This is book three in the series where we find out what Grandma Nadine has in store for stick in the mud Jace and book nerd quite Beth. 

After Jace & Beth's 'one night stand' they are forced to get away from the paparazzi and reluctantly agree to Gra
Crazy for Books (Stephanie)
4.5 Thor Star

Jace and Beth wake up in a hotel room together after Grandma Nadine spiked their drinks at their friends' Travis and Kacey's wedding. But this isn't the first time they've met. They met 10 years ago at a high school dance, but the both remember those events a little differently. Beth, because this was the culmination in her believing she was boring and would end up an old cat lady. Jace because he had an accident that robbed him of his memory of exactly all that happened that evenin
Sep 01, 2014 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

It started well and Grandma Nadine was friggin awesome! The interrogation cracked me up.

At 22% of the story, they were still on the effin plane, I kind of lost interest around 10% of the story but... thank god for Grandma Nadine.

What I don't like about this novel aside from no love scene is Jace, I mean, he's a friggin senator but he acts and think like a high schooler, I don't like his POV.

Anyways, I wanted to drop it a few times but I didn't want to waste it and I was still kind of
Mar 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The Bet Series is one of the most fun series out there. It keeps you crying with laughter and swooning from all the romance and hunky alpha guys who sweep you off your feet.

The Dare is the third in The Bets series and for me, my favorite (so far).

Grandma Nadine is back up to her antics with trying her matchmaking skills on Jace and Beth.

Hijinks ensue as always and I loved every minute of the book. Jace and Beth together are fun. And not only do we get Grandma Nadine again, but Kacey, Travis, Cha
Mar 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Grandma Nadine was the best. :)
5 incredibly hysterical stars!!

I could NOT stop laughing while reading The Dare (The Bet #3).

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I thought I was a fan of the first two books of the series...this solidified by undying love for ALL the characters and especially Grandma Nadine. Honestly, the woman deserves her own series full of antics and words of "wisdom"!!

This story starts after the trick wedding of Jake & Char. We are now getting to know what happened with Beth (Char's sister) and Jace (Jake's best friend).

Beth & Jace have h
Apr 05, 2014 rated it liked it

Beth and Jace don’t remember much of last night. It’s a blur of a wedding, some cookies and waking up naked. Oh, yeah and the news that the Jace, the Senator was spotted with a prostitute. But with Grandma Nadine involved, who could be surprised that things got a little bit hazy?

This isn’t the first time Beth & Jace meet though. One kiss shared years ago that never left their memory, the one that got away... but that was all before Jace decided that love wasn’t worth the risk. Luckily Grandm
Jul 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Rachel Van Dyken has done it again!! Well, her and Grandma Nadine!! The Dare was another hysterically funny book about finding love Grandmas Nadine style.

Poor Beth and Jace, they don't know what is in store for them. They wake up one day naked and in bed together, not remembering a thing! And that is the beginning of the craziness that is going to be their lives for the next week or so.

When the press gets wind of Jace's wild night with photos and all, they assume that Beth is a hooker. Grandma
A little too much of a good thing

Third book in this series and I really didn't feel as enamored with Beth or Jace. The story is a little crazy which considering Grandma Nadine is involved, that isn't too hard to believe. Unfortunately this time around there was just too much of Grandma. Now I did love the snippets at the beginning of every chapter, that was perfect. Everything else was just too much.

It was hard for me to wrap my mind around why Jace thought Beth was so amazing yet she didn't see
This is a great story! Most of all, Grandma Nadine is sooooooo FUNNY! If you ever read any of the previous stories of the series (I've only read The Bet), you must be familiar with her tricks doing matchmaking for her grandsons. Although some of her tricks are ridiculous, it does work!

Beth and Jace have given up love because they can't help compare everyone they date with the person they kiss in the prom 10 years ago. Then they meet again in the wedding. With Grandma Nadine's HELP, they are give
Jackie  Kiwibooknerd
Apr 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I tell you it took me longer than normal to read this book, because I had to keep wiping the tears away from my eyes from laughing.... Grandma Nadine outdone herself this time and her antics had me in stiches. I have loved every book in this series and am so sad its over....or is it???

Thank you Rachel van Dyken for your comedic genius and for making a shitty day so stellar with all the laughs..... You are without a doubt one of my fave authors of all time and you are so versatile, its scary...Yo
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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances.

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