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If You Dare

3.80  ·  Rating details ·  410 ratings  ·  118 reviews

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

Kindle Edition, 188 pages
Published July 21st 2015 by Entangled: Lovestruck (first published November 25th 2013)
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Leticia (jerseygirl)
Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"'There are things happening here I don't understand.' The voice. The missing keys. The crash in the kitchen. And what had happened between them."

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
Christy LoveOfBooks
Jul 12, 2015 rated it really liked it

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
Lily and her co-worker Marcus make a bet. Marcus bets Lily that she can't stay a night in the haunted mansion in town. Lily is very competitive and not one to back away from a challenge so she accepts, even if she finds the idea of staying in the haunted house overnight terrifying. If she stays all night, she wins and Marcus has to give her the trip to Hawaii he won at work. If she doesn't stay all night, then Marcus wins and she has to accompany him to the awards dinner as his date. Marcus has ...more
ARC requested through Netgalley, and kindly provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for a honest review.

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
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Slick's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

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
Jessica Lemmon
Jun 29, 2015 marked it as my-books  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Dear Readers,

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
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, net-galley, n, 2015
A really enjoyable book. Marcus has fancied Lily for a long time- but she’s wary of relationships with work colleagues. There is still a lot of sexual tension between them and they keep challenging each other. He dares her to stay in a creepy mansion overnight in order to win tickets to Hawaii . She’s not going to turn down the challenge. If she loses she will have to go to an awards dinner with him.
They spat a lot – but are very keen on each other. But both are a little wary of giving in to the
Jessica Alcazar
A challenge has been issued ... well, BRING IT ON! :)

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
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews

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
Jul 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**

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
Jul 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't know what I would expect from this book but I really fell in love with the story. Marcus asked out Lily in the past and she said no due to the fact her last work relationship didn't end so well. Ever since she said no they have been baiting one another and constantly pushing one another with bets. He bets Lily to stay in a haunted mansion one night in order to win tickets to Hawaii. He doesn't think she will actually do it.

Ok so I loved the banter and the betting which made for a reall
Bette Hansen
Jun 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was great when it was released as a shorter novella, now in it's expanded form, it is fantastic!! Clear concise writing makes this a fast paced read with characters that grab you from the start. The banter between Marcus and Lily is hilarious and makes their attraction for each other very believable, and the chemistry, oh my!! This is one you don't want to miss! I highly recommend it. ...more
Nov 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Thank you Entangled Publishing for providing me this ARC for an honest review!

“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
Suze Lavender
Jul 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lily has to stay the night in a creepy old mansion in the middle of nowhere. She's alone in the dark and she's scared, all because of a bet. Her colleague Marcus has given her a dare, if she wins Lily can have his Hawaii trip and if he wins she has to accompany him to an important event. Of course Marcus doesn't give up his trip that easily. He's determined to scare Lily and make her run away from the house. Only he's on his own and without any help, so instead of staying outside he makes his pr ...more
I adore Jessica Lemmon’s Second Chance series, so when I saw If You Dare I had to snag it. If You Dare, is one of her earlier works that was originally a novella. The story has been updated and turned into a full-length novel. This was a fun, heated romance filled with snark and tenderness.

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
Jun 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
As soon as I read the blurb for If You Dare I knew this one would be right up my alley and I was not disappointed. Lily and Marcus pulled me in and held me in their grasp until the very end... I devoured this book in one sitting because I just had to know how everything was going to play out.

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
Jul 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What started as a dare becomes one wild night of scares, laughs and fun on an air mattress. Lily has underestimated Marcus, put him in a category and left him there. But there is so much more to this sexy guy than she realised. As she slowly uncovers the real man underneath as a reader I got to, too. I loved that this story was from dual POV because getting in Marcus's head was a real treat - underneath the playboy persona, and behind his prankster ways, there's a real sweetheart who has the sam ...more
Jul 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, netgalley
**ARC provided by Entangled Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

4.5 Stars

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
Dec 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2013
This story was so much fun and so much more than I expected. Ms. Lemmon wrote a novella packed full of heart-felt emotion, adventure, and sexy banter! Marcus and Lily were an absolute blast!
Julie (Manga Maniac Cafe)
4.25 stars

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.

Nov 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: blog-review
In 2013, Jessica Lemmon wrote, IF YOU DARE, a spooky novella where unrequited love and a bet was at the heart of the story. I really enjoyed it and my only big complaint was the length (I wanted more) because I wanted more of Marcus! Originally published by Entangled as part of their now defunct Flirt line, Lemmon expanded IF YOU DARE and what we have is a full length novel. When Lemmon asked if I’d be interested in reading the new IF YOU DARE, I couldn’t pass up the chance especially since ther ...more
Melody  May (What I'm Reading)
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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
Jackie (Jackie's Book World)
***Review can also be found at Jackie's Book World. :) ***

Rating: 4.5/5

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
Jul 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lily McIntire has accepted a dare from co-worker Marcus Black: Spend the entire night in their town's local haunted mansion. If she can do it, Marcus will give up his recently-won trip to Hawaii. If she can't handle the entire night there, she has to go to a local dinner event with him - as his date!

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
Monica Cardoza
Jul 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One night of hearing voices, footsteps and clatter brings these two characters together and once they share one passionate night they can’t stop.

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
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*ARC provided by Publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review *

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
Nov 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If You Dare by Jessica Lemmon will have your heart pounding and hoping all at the same time!

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
Gigi staub
Nov 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
SHE'LL MAKE HIM A BET… Lily McIntire is sick of losing every office wager to her overly cocky—and yeah, devilishly handsome—coworker, Marcus Black. After a few too many tequila shots, and a taunt from Marcus that she's a wuss, Lily lays down a bet he can't refuse: One night in the abandoned and spooky Willow Mansion alone for his recent office win, a trip to Hawaii.

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
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Lily McIntire likes to win, and isn't one to run from a challenge, so when her cocky and arrogant co-worker/sworn enemy, Marcus Black, issues a dare she is all too eager to accept the dare and finally have the opportunity to put him in his place. Spending the night in a rumored haunted house sounds easy enough to Lily, especially when there's a free trip to Hawaii on the line, but once she's there and spooky things start happening she seriously starts to wonder what she has gotten herself into. ...more
April Symes
Jul 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***A gifted copy was provided by the publisher for my honest review****

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
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A former job-hopper, Jessica Lemmon resides in Ohio with her husband and rescue dog. She holds a degree in graphic design currently gathering dust in an impressive frame. When she’s not writing super-sexy heroes, she can be found cooking, drawing, drinking coffee (okay, wine), or eating potato chips. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create a l ...more

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