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Dare to Risk

(Dare #1)

3.26  ·  Rating details ·  42 ratings  ·  13 reviews
For successful businessman Bran Wilson, selling the large Montana dairy farm that has been in his family for generations is an easy decision. He hates the farm, the land, even the cows, and wants nothing to do with any of it. But there’s a glitch in his plan: a stubborn cowboy from New Zealand who is as sexy as he is aggravating.

Kaden Barker loves the Wilson farm, and resp
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Kindle Edition, 266 pages
Published July 29th 2016 by Dreamspinner Press
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Pianka *call me PIU*
Jun 30, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
I went in this book for some seriously needed hard cowboy loving and I am so sad to say that it did not meet any of my expectations. One MC annoyed the shit out of me and for the entire story I wanted to punch him on his selfish face. I generally never give less than a 3 stars and I am really sad to give this book a 2 stars rating. I just couldn’t help it. The plot development was very poor and the characters were annoying and immature.



Bran and Kaden are the MCs of this book. They clash from t
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Erica Chilson
I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads

3 Stars.

Kara Nash & Caitlin Ricci are both new-to-me authors. At the start of Dare to Risk, I was pulled in and found the story to be emotional and enjoyable, but the dialogue to be rather wooden and stilted. At the start, obviously the book sets the reader to pull for Kaden and not Bran, on who is right and who is wrong about the situation.

Bran was written as a wounded man who didn't want to set foot back onto the land hi
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Daniel Mitton
(Originally reviewed for Love Bytes Reviews with a copy provided by the publisher / author for an honest review.)

I discovered today just how very, very hard it is to read and enjoy a book when you absolutely despise the main character. I liked the book. I liked the premise. I loathed the main character, Bran Wilson. I understand that he is broken, and has issues in his past, but we didn’t find out much about those until the very end of the book, and then only a brief paragraph about the Dad. I r
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Caroline Brand
REVIEWED FOR PRISM BOOK ALLIANCE

4.25 Stars

I had really good fun with this story. From the blurb I thought I had read similar storylines before and to some extent I had but this brought it a little more with it and I can’t wait until Samuel and Chris and Trent and Misha get their own stories.

Bran Wilson got off the dairy farm that he was raised on as soon as he was old enough and has never looked back. The bad memories of growing up there supersede any good ones he may have had so when his grandf
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Mari Cardenas ~ Bayou Book Junkie
*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***

The last thing Bran ever wanted was to return to his grandfather's farm in Montana. However, the terms of his will state that Bran can't sell the farm in the next five years, unless he remains working on it for 30 days under Kaden's orders.

Kaden and his friends Samuel and Trent have been working at the Wilson's farm for a while, taking care of Bran's grandfather, and they are not happy with the man that is inten
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Ruthie Taylor
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is one of those books which has a good premise and the starts of a good plot, but somehow jogs along, with the reader getting a little lost in the detail. Why is Bran so affected by the farm - the level of animosity towards the place is never truly explained. Kaden is a much more likeable character, but he struggles without a strong foil to bounce off.

Chris is an interesting but flawed addition, who seems to act bo
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Lada
Dropped at 3% because the plot doesn't make sense at all.
Based on the blurb, Bran is a successful businessman, which means he isn't in dire need of money. He also hates the farm and wants nothing to do with any of it. Then he finds out that to get his inheritance, he either lets Kaden and his friends stay at the farm for the next five years or he himself lives on the land and work it for thirty days. And he chooses to work it for thirty days??? I don't understand. Why can't he just let the farm
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Suze
Jan 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Suze by: Won from DSP on JJ
I did struggle with this one a lot.
I struggled to keep reading and especially later i the book skimmed quite a lot.
I struggled to believe in the characters.
I struggled to keep all the about turns straight in my head.
There seemed to be leaps in the story and missing info.
If Bran is a multi million NY business man, he is very immature at life then - a flibbertygibbert type. He and Chris both. So confused about them. Samuel and Trent were quiet characters, not really getting much of them. Kaden as
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Lena Grey
“You can't always get what you want But if you try sometimes you just might find
You just might find You get what you need.” ~ Rolling Stones (You Can't Always Get What You Want)

Most people would be sentimental about inheriting a farm their grandfather had owned, but Bran, of 'Dare to Risk' by Kara Nash and Caitlin Ricci, sees it as a source of misery and bad memories. He quickly makes a deal to get rid of it. This would have worked if not for Kaden Barker, who, with his friends. has been working
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A.O.
Jul 10, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Blurb was nice, the premise was great the execution... Seemed like it came out from one of the Harlequin American Romance lines, the only difference was that everyone was gay... I'm not kidding! On the flip side was sex, lots of it even when it was just sad, uncomfortable and just plain weird given the context.

The MC's were nice enough. Kaden's character wasn't very deep although I could see that the author tried to give him depth but all I could think of was one of the Texas cowboy Harlequ
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Mel Bradley
The premise of this book’s plot line, is usually catnip to me - but for some reason, Dare to Risk fell short in a few areas. The story felt very clunky - things didn’t unfold, instead they were told or the reader had to make assumptions, which didn’t end up very consistent. I really wanted to love the characters, especially Kaden, but they all felt very surface-level for the most part and there was a whole lot of insta-love action happening (three times, in fact).

With a few tweaks that hopefull
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Artemisia
DNF
I read as much as I could but I gave up....The characters, almost all of them, do not have valid reasons for being the way they are. Kaden and his Kiwi friends are portrayed as solid-no-problems-growing-up-saints while their love interests are seriously messed up, by what sleeping around (I really do not like name calling for it -seriously wtf?). Because that is where the book focuses. Not that Bran was in an abusive relationship, or that after 16 he was alone...nooo slutty behaviour is the
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Milana Tatarenko
It started good and got me very interested, but then it turned into teenage drama, i cant call "grown ass men playing truth and dare" anything less, sorry. The overdramatic behavior didnt help the matters either.Overall the poor writing, flat characters and non existing chemistry between couples made me quit.
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Kara Nash makes her home amongst the stunning islands in the South Pacific. Writing is a passion, but so is reading, a good cup of steaming coffee, and the love and company of friends and family. While life carries on around her in a bustle, her mind is filled with the voices and antics of the characters in her next creation. Kara is an absolute romantic at heart and happy endings are precious, wh ...more

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