If You Dare
He'll make her a bet she can't refuse...
Lily McIntire is in the creepiest mansion in town. Alone. At night. Because she's an idiot-and can't ignore a dare from her cocky and infuriatingly hot co-worker, Marcus Black. But she'll be damned if she's going to give him the satisfaction of winning.
Marcus has had a thing for Lily for ages, and he has no intention of losing th...more
The horror movie, haunted-house fan in me is so happy right now!
Marcus and Lily work together. They share the same job, they're very competitive, and they've definitely noticed each other before, whether or not they want to admit it. He likes to flirt and he's had his share of women. She's had a (very) bad experience with an office romance in the past ...more
I’ve read a couple of Jessica Lemmon’s books and loved them, so I was looking forward to reading If You Dare. It turned out to be such a good book! Really, it’s just flat out fun with a fantastic mix if feels.
Lily and Marcus are an absolute delight! They’ve worked together for two years and have a very competitive dynamic that I love. They dare each other to do things, which is how the bet of spending the night in a haunted house comes about. One night in Willow Mansion, and a Hawaiian vacation ...more
I really enjoyed the story of Lily and Marcus. Marcus, with his sights set on a date with Lily, dares her to spend the night in a “haunted house”. This premise intrigued me and I was not disappointed.
With romance, there are rarely surprises for me. I read so many of them and often find myself not engaged. To pull me in, the story needs to contain humour and the characters need to engage ...more
This was a fun and entertaining novella by author Jessica Lemmon who is fast becoming a favorite author of mine. If You Dare pits two co-workers together; he's made it know he'd like to date her, she turned him down because of a previous office romance gone bad, there is heat between them so he dares her to do something with his trip to Hawaii on the line and her agreeing to be his date to a big industry party...sound intriguing? Oh it was an ...more
Here's the scoop! In 2013, I wrote a novella for an Entangled line called Flaunt. The line dissolved soon after and my editor suggested making IF YOU DARE into a full-length book instead. We knew we had plenty of places to go with the story, but I had to find the time to make Marcus bigger. Um...I mean longer. Uhh... anyway.
I was able to extend the original novella into a full-length romance. So, here we are! You still get the shenanigans at the spooky mansion, but what’s better is ...more
They spat a lot – but are very keen on each other. But both are a little wary of giving in to the ...more
OK, so I'm not gonna lie and tell you that it wasn't kinda cheesy at first glance/read, but that could just be me and how I laugh at the whole haunted house thing .... but the story actually turned out to be not only fun, but witty with a little adventure and suspense thrown in there. It was heartwarming, romantic and just plain cute! lol
OK, so Marcus and Lily work together. Marcus has the hots for her but Lily brushes him off cuz she's be ...more
3 Cute and Sweet but predictable and forgettable stars!
Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Entangled Publishing (Lovestruck)
After reading books from the Second Chance series by Jessica Lemmon and quite enjoying it, I jumped at the chance to read and review this book. With If You Dare it's cute and sweet but also predictable and forgettable.
Lily and Marcus work together. But for Lily she keeps Marcus at arms length, because after her past she refuses to mix business
If You Dare is a really fun, really cute feel good romance. Lily and Marcus have the most hilarious competitive relationship going on. I loved that the book was told in their dual narrative, so we could really get inside both of their heads. And I loved that once the main "dare" was over, they kept the dare theme going all the way to the very end of the story. Some of the things they dared the other to do were too fun ...more
Ok so I loved the banter and the betting which made for a reall ...more
“You’d have to stay the entire night,” he finally said.
Ha! She had him. “Done.”
“This Friday. The thirteenth.”
That's the dare that will put both Marcus Black and Lily Mcintyre into a scary (?!) and funny situation. Marcus always annoy Lily because : 1. He is competitive ( like her?!) 2. Really talented ( that guy can draw anything from a scratch--and really, really good!) 3. He has a reput ...more
Lily McIntire works in a design office with Marcus Black. The two are top designers who often find themselves competing against each other. To Lily Marcus is a bit of a player and a bitter office affair at a p ...more
This book is basically broken up into two parts, at least that's how it felt to me. You have the first part where they're in the mansion and dealing with the creepiness and the underlying sexual tension that ...more
Originally published as a short story, If You Dare has transformed into an amazing full-length novel. Smooth writing and likeable characters fill the pages. This is another read that would be perfect for the month of October, with its fall setting and decrepit mansion, but, of course, it can be read anytime.
There is just enough spookiness to keep you interested, but it doesn't overshadow the red-h ...more
I never posted my review of this, so here it is
My first foray into Entangled Publishing’s new Flaunt line was a roaring success! I loved this novella! It’s fun and sexy, and the setting, inside a haunted house, isn’t your typical romantic setting. Angry poltergeists causing mischief and mayhem made for a scary, exhilarating read. I had a hard time putting down my Kindle, and I kept trying to devise ways to sneak in a few extra reading minutes because I was enjoying the story so much.
Rating 4 1/2 Stars
Have you ever had a kid from the opposite sex pick on you at school, you go home tell your mother, and she would reply, "Oh sweetie, that just means he/she likes you." You think, "Dude mom, your crazy", instead you just smile and nod. Anyway, in Jessica Lemmon's new novella If You Dare, we stumble upon the case of Marcus Black liking Lily McIntire a lot and picking on her.
Marcus has had a crush on Lily since she started working at the company. He did ...more
If You Dare was such a quick entertaining read that had me laughing and rooting for the characters as I read the book.
Their relationship started with a bet, and they were both ready to prove each other wrong. Lily McIntire has had her fair share of ups and downs, after ending a bad relationship and her job, she moves on to work for one of her friend's company in order to start again. Yet that doesn't end up going well after ...more
Marcus has wanted to go on a date with Lily for ages. He even asked her once, but she turned him down - she doesn't realize that he likes her so much and that he really wants to go on a date with he ...more
I didn’t get a chance to read the first release of this book but now that I have read this full length story I really liked it. I love Ms. Lemmon’s writing and how her creativity comes to life. These characters are hilarious, their bantering is interesting. I couldn’t believe that the bet had to do with a trip to Hawaii I know for sure the prize would h ...more
If You Dare is a standalone contemporary romance by Jessica Lemmon. It may seem familiar because it was originally published in Entangled Publishing’s now defunct Flaunt line in November 2013 but has since been revised and expanded from its original version and republished with the Lovestruck imprint. I didn’t read the earlier version of this work so I can’t comment on what has changed or been added from its original incarnatio ...more
I admit I didn't fully read the blurb before reading If You Dare, because I love all of Jessica's books, so how could I not love this one too? Well, Jessica did not disappoint even though she takes us to a bit of a different place than her previous books! If You Dare will have your heart pounding and hoping all at the same time!
Lily and Marcus have always been competetive at work. Lily sees Marcus as a ...more
HE CAN'T REFUSE… There's only one thing Marcus wants more than his upcoming vacation to Hawaii; it's to take his sexy coworker on a ...more
Lily and her coworker Marcus have made a bet that she couldn’t stay all night, alone, in a deserted house which is considered to be a haunted mansion. Lily couldn’t believe she let herself be talked into this dare but she wasn’t going to let Marcus win. Can we say competitive?? Lily is someone who is a go-getter, someone who has to win no matter what and she will sign up for everything and pushes herself to the edge. Some wou ...more
She gave him a slow blink. “You like wine?”
“You strike me as a beer-from-the-can kind of guy.”
“I am.” ”