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Take Me if You Dare (Birthday Dare #1)

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  856 Ratings  ·  87 Reviews
A sexy category romance novella from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

One decadent dare, one steamy night…

It’s been a year since Jasmine Stewart dumped her cheating ex, so when her best friend dares her to have a one-night stand during a business trip to Miami, Jasmine is all in. But just as she hits her cheesy-come-ons limit, a wickedly hot former soldier comes to her rescue.

ebook, 165 pages
Published June 30th 2014 by Entangled Publishing (Brazen)
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

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One decadent dare, one steamy night…

It’s been a year since Jasmine Stewart dumped her cheating ex, so when her best friend dares her to have a one-night stand during a business trip to Miami, Jasmine is all in. But just as she hits her cheesy-come-ons limit, a wickedly hot former soldier comes to her rescue.

Security specialist Ethan Worth’s instincts tell him the gorgeous woman at the bar is trouble. After a sexy dance and even sexier kiss, he knows she
Lisa Jayne
Jun 19, 2014 Lisa Jayne rated it liked it
Shelves: brazen-addict

"Sex is all it can ever be, because taking it further goes against everything ..."


If you are on the prowl for a quick, naughty read then this novella might just be what you are looking for. This was my first time meeting this authors work and although it was mostly an enjoyable experience, for the most part I was left with the feeling of wanting more. Cute, fluffy and romantically charged, 'Take me if you Dare' was everything you need for and easy read but not enough
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
3.5 Stars

What she wanted was simple. No promises, no investments, just a man willing to make a dare a reality.

And boy what a reality that was.
One decadent dare, one steamy night…

This being my first book by this author, I wasn't sure what to expect. But I gotta say I was pleasantly surprised. It's tough for me to rate novellas, since I always have the same feeling once I finished. It's that I didn't ever find myself having enough time to get invested in the characters, feeling. This was not
3.5 stars
“I double-dog-dare you..."

Jasmine is on the rebound, using her birthday as an excuse her best friend continues on their birthday dare, and dares her to find herself a one night stand. Just when she think she's officially the magnet of all men creepy, her savior comes in the form of tall dark and sexy, Ethan. Their one night was more than she could ever hope for and want, and not knowing the proper morning after protocol, she dashes out on him and packs her bags to head home.
Claire Robinson
Jun 21, 2014 Claire Robinson rated it really liked it
Shelves: entangled
4 - Been there, done that, and burned every single last one of those t-shirts. Stars!

Jasmine Stewart and her best friend Tabitha have been setting each other birthday dares since they were kids. What started out as innocent and childish has now morphed into something a whole lot spicier, now that they are grown women.

Jasmine is still reeling after splitting from her fiancé because of his infidelity. Figuring that she needs to get back out in the world, Tab challenges her to find a hot guy to ha
Jun 09, 2015 Alyssa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Take Me If You Dare by Nina Crespo
Book One of the Birthday Dare series
Publisher: Brazen
Publication Date: June 30, 2014
Rating: 3 stars
Source: Copy bought from Amazon

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

Summary (from Goodreads):

One decadent dare, one steamy night…

It’s been a year since Jasmine Stewart dumped her cheating ex, so when her best friend dares her to have a one-night stand during a business trip to Miami,
Juliette Cross
Nov 29, 2014 Juliette Cross rated it it was amazing
LOVED. *Review to come.
Delia Binder
Aug 07, 2015 Delia Binder rated it liked it
Over the last year or so, I've been reading a lot of Entangled's Brazen line. They're the literary equivalent of comfort food - usually reasonably well-written and edited, with some sex (sometimes mildly kinky), generally likable people, and a story beats you can see coming from the other side of town. They are, mainly, three out of fives for me - I'm not sorry I spent the $0.99 - $2.99 to get a version for my Kindle, I enjoy them when I read them, and then I'm done. Nina Crespo Nina Crespo's "Birthday Da ...more
All Romance
Jul 02, 2014 All Romance rated it really liked it


YES!! Entangled's Brazen imprint, I freaking love everything you publish. And Nina Crespo is of course on my new "stalk the author" list.

OK. I do have to say that I am not a fan of the novella. Because I always want more. So, of course I wanted like an epilogue or something with Ethan and Jasmine. HOWEVER, get ready for this bit of info. This is part of a series called the Birthday Dare series and we get books on all the supporting cast. This is where I say:

This is why I have su
Jackie  Kluyts - Kiwibooknerd
Jun 14, 2014 Jackie Kluyts - Kiwibooknerd rated it really liked it
Shelves: entangled-arcs
ARC Courtesy of Brazen/Entangled Publishing

A year ago Jasmine dumped her ex fiancé after finding out he got someone else pregnant. She lost her job, her future and above all her self respect. On her birthday her best friend dares her to take part in a one night stand in order to move on with her life. They have been placing dares to each other since they were 8, so of course she accepts it.

Sitting in a bar she meets Ethan when he comes to her rescue after yet another douchebag hits on her. They
Jun 30, 2014 Mandy rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars
So this was a fun one. Novella length and I wanted MORE! I adored Ethan. Jasmine…well she is another female character that kind of frustrated me. There is the back and forth. The whole, I’ve been hurt before, so I’m going to hold you at arms length. I’ll admit, she has some pretty heavy baggage to deal with- her ex cheated on her during a long distance relationship. Although Jasmine’s…relationship or whatever starts with an intended one night stand with Ethan, in the back of her mind s
Jun 14, 2014 Nicola rated it really liked it
If you're looking for a quick injection of hot & sexy romance, Take Me if You Dare is just that. When you're smiling yet cringing at the first page, you get the feeling you're in for a treat.

Jasmine Stewart is in a bar, celebrating her birthday. Alone. Her best-friend has dared her, with the best of intentions, to find herself a fella and let her hair (& knickers) down. Several dodgy chat up lines later, her knight in shining jeans comes in the form of Ethan Worth; ex Special-Forces turn
Ren nerdychampagne
3.5 to 4, I should say.

Okay, this book is emotional and sexy.

Yeah, that pretty much sums it up. Except that it's not too emotional nor sexy. It was just right.
Everything screamed the usual thing with a fine twist. The best kind of fine.

Dares. Risks. Chances.

How much are you willing to risk in the name of love?

The main characters are both broken and scared, with reasonable reasons, and then their lives just took a twist when they met each other.

Leaving and being left.

I told you, it's not lik
Just the usual BRAZEN novella. It's a freebie. A very interesting, hot and entertaining ONE. If you like the BRAZEN collection, you won't be disappointed.
Jun 24, 2014 Devika rated it really liked it
arc provided generously by brazen entangled. review to follow....very cute read
Mar 15, 2015 Mette rated it liked it
A fun and easy read.
Mar 07, 2015 Foggygirl rated it it was ok
Shelves: owned-read
An okay read, a fairly generic and typical romance.
Nov 01, 2016 Georgina rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-books
It was sooo good. Fast paced, loved both characters. I felt bad for Ethan putting himself out there and Jasmine shut it down twice because of her fears and her past with her ex. I don't know if I would have been able to let go of Ethan in the manner that she did it. He was truly a good guy. Liked the ending, but wanted a bit more, maybe an Epilogue to find out more about Jasmine and Ethan. Look forward to reading more books by Nina Crespo.
Mar 21, 2017 Lia rated it really liked it
Quick, fun and sexy :D really liked it!
Jan 07, 2015 Casey rated it liked it
Review originally posted at Ramblings From This Chick

Take Me if You Dare was a short and sweet novella from Nina Crespo. I was excited to read this one since I usually love the Brazen line from Entangled, and while this one did have some heat it left me with some mixed feelings. While I liked it, I didn't love it. What starts off as a one night stand between Jasmine and Ethan quickly turns into more, even after she tried to leave him only with a note. But soon they find themselves drawn together
Laura Greenwood
Review forthcoming on http://a-reader-lives-a-thousand-live...

I received a copy of Take Me If You Dare in exchange for my review.

Every year Jasmine is given a dare by her best friend Tam, in a tradition that goes back to their 8th birthdays. This year, Jasmine has been dared to have a one night stand. On the verge of giving up she meets Ethan, sexy and mysterious, the ex-solider is everything that Jasmine wants for the night. But when the night has the chance to go further she runs. Little do Et
Gigi staub
Jun 20, 2014 Gigi staub rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
One decadent dare, one steamy night…

It’s been a year since Jasmine Stewart dumped her cheating ex, so when her best friend dares her to have a one-night stand during a business trip to Miami, Jasmine is all in. But just as she hits her cheesy-come-ons limit, a wickedly hot former soldier comes to her rescue.

Security specialist Ethan Worth’s instincts tell him the gorgeous woman at the bar is trouble. After a sexy dance and even sexier kiss, he knows she is. But when their scintillating night lea
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews
by Kim

Take Me if You Dare is a really nice read. Jessica Stewart is a former program coordinator who has a serious aversion to long-distance relationships. It’s been a year since she dumped her ex-fiancé and had to start her life over again. Ethan Worth is former military turned security specialist, who doesn’t do relationships because he travels a lot for work and because his job has the possibly of being dangerous. As a child, he watched his grief stri
Jul 11, 2014 Abby rated it it was amazing

5 Stars!

Jasmine is used to dares. Her and her best friend have been daring each other to do crazy things ever since they were little. Jasmine gets her ultimate dare while on her business trip. Her birthday also falls on this trip to Miami, so her friend dares Jasmine to have a one-night stand.

So as Jasmine is having a few drinks in her hotel bar, the chances of her hooking up with any of the ridiculous men circling her like vultures are very slim. When one of these said vultures doesn’t
Jul 12, 2014 Babel rated it really liked it
What would make you accept a dare for a one-night stand?

-a cheating ex?

-a sense of loss?

-or a hot and sexy ex-soldier?

Whatever the reason, Jasmine is still struggling with her friend's crazy idea when the right kind of temptation steps in to change her mind. And her body impulses.

From the very start, I was captivated by the author's swift, witty and sexy narrative. She sets the mood perfectly for this couple in the making. They're still young but old enough to have had their bumps in the road. J
Jun 23, 2014 Lisa rated it really liked it
So why would an attractive, sexy woman be sitting in a Miami bar suffering through cheesy line after cheesy line? A dare from her best friend that’s why. Jasmine and Tara have been daring each other to do wild and crazy stuff for their birthdays since the beginning of their friendship. This year’s dare is Tara’s idea for helping Jasmine get over her cheating ex-fiancé . . . . a one-night stand. Except the possibilities aren’t exactly eerrr well desirable. “Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?” ...more
Jul 14, 2014 Melissa rated it really liked it
Deff 4.5 Stars

The 1st Paragraph of my review is why this books was not 5 Stars for me. Just my opinion.

Ok before I get into my actual review I want to say that the dares are stupid and corny. It was almost annoying reading about being dared to take Latin dancing or dared to get a manicure. Seriously your 27 how about you just go because it's fun. Dares are childish and it started to book off on the wrong foot for me. AND the end what her BFF triple dog dares her I wanted to puke. That's how cor
Jun 20, 2014 LJT rated it really liked it
Another hot read from Brazen!

A year ago, smart and beautiful Jasmine Stewart had it all. She was happily engaged, planning the wedding of her dreams and working in a job that she loved and excelled in. When she finally found out that her jerk of a fiance was cheating on her, she had already resigned her position in Dallas, because she was relocating to Virgina with her almost husband. Since she could not get her former job back, she took a lower level position in the same company in hopes that s
Mar 14, 2015 LilyElement rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica, 2015
Jasmine Stewart has spent the past year avoiding any sort of relationship after dealing with her cheating ex. So when her BFF dares her to have a one night stand, she accepts the challenge, though is a bit hesitant. Jasmine hits one of the bars while she's on a business trip and gets rescued from some jerky guy by a sexy man that pretends to be her boyfriend. As you can expect, they do the deed but she winds up sneaking out of the place in the morning without saying anything to him.

You'd think t
Jun 27, 2014 Becky rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, arc
Oh, I really liked this one! New author, new series, interesting secondary characters throughout--so much to look forward to.

Take Me if You Dare is a relatively quick page turner with a nice blend of hot chemistry, steamy scenes, and believable introspection leading to a HEA--all in well under 200 pages. Perfect reading for a lazy summer weekend.

I absolutely LOVED Ethan's character. He was a fantastic hero. His reasons for not wanting to get into a relationship no doubt played into that love--t
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Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions -- the beach, kick boxing, a good glass of wine, date night with her own real-life hero and dancing. Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a "borrowing spree" in her older sister's bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel. Curiosity about people and places, including what's beyond the stars ...more
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