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A Daring Desire (The Dare Menage Series #4)

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Take two defense attorneys, add one troubled NFL QB who needs them, and what do you get? Hot, sexy conflict.

Gryff Ward made a serious mistake when he hired the hot-as-hell defense attorney Rayne Jordan as an associate in his high-profile legal firm, even though she’s one of the best. Now he’s struggling to keep it professional, especially when she insists on calling him “B
ebook, 204 pages
Published July 9th 2017 by Jeanne St. James
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Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alpha, erotica, m-f-m, m-m-f, menage

Damn...menage themed books are my guilty pleasure, hell even the birds up in the trees sing about it...and when I find that one book that also transcends the sex scenes...then, I call it a 'true gem'

First time I ve read this author, and first time a winner for me...

*throws away the panties*

No use of those, anyway😈😜
Laila Viking
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hot MFM story. Flowing with hot scenes and chemistry. Very well written.
The story takes the MFM topic and the problems that can be in such a relationship. Gryff is the Alpha male and has to get through a lot of issues to get to the point where he can be in the relationship. You really get mad at him at some point, but he quick get his things together.
Trey is the one who is attracted to both and who is opening up. Rayne is the lawyer who is attracted to both of them and she has to come clean with
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the 4th book in the Dare Menage series but it is the first one that I've read and can be read as a standalone! Gryffin Ward is a very successful attorney who has his life in order. His newest and best associate, Rayne, is beautiful and smart! Gryff can't keep his mind on work whenever Rayne is around but he tries to keep things professional since Rayne is his employee. However Gryff can't keep things professional and neither can Rayne.

His brother, Grae wants Gryff to take on one of his f
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you have not read any of the books in this series, I highly recommend you do! They are all fantastic!! Each is a standalone so you can read them in any order, but once you read one, I have no doubt you'll want to read them all.

A Daring Desire is the story of Gryff, Rayne, and Trey. Gryff was introduced in Dare to be Three, the third book in the series, as Grae's brother. It was interesting comparing the two brothers and how they handled their relationships. I loved the internal struggle we go
Rebecca Grove
Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Gryff's life used to normal. After a wild youth, he settled down and became strictly by the book. He is a defense attorney who started his own office and wants to give people second chances. Hi s first mistake was hiring Rayne. She is a great defense attorney who is mouthy and stands up to him. He also really wants to bend her over his desk but that is against the office rules. His older brother sends Gryff a new case. Trey is a star NFL quarterback who was a history of wild behavior. He was at ...more
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WOWZERS!!!! This book was beyond SCORCHING...I always love a menage story. However, I have never been into MMF menage stories, BUT this book has changed my mind!!!

The characters are intriguing and complex. As the book goes on, readers see the evolution of the characters, particularly their thoughts/views about themselves and each other. Gryff has a law firm, and Rayne is an associate at his firm. Rayne is a strong, brilliant, and beautiful woman. Gryff is intelligent, masculine, and a little upt
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Jeanne St. James' Dare Menage Series seriously gets hotter and hotter. I literally read A Daring Desire in one sitting because I couldn't get enough!

While we met Gryff Ward in A Dare to be Three, that introduction didn't even scratch the surface. Gryff is a serious Alpha, needed control like he needs his next breath. He's positive that hiring Rayne Jordan was the biggest mistake of his career. Sure she's a brilliant attorney, but she drives him to the limit of the control he has fought for years
Quen Barlow
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A Daring Desire is a beautiful story it's very emotional and hot as hell.
Trey is sweet funny and has some deep issues but he just wants to be loved
and feel wanted. When he get's into trouble he needs the best lawyer out there.
Gryff life is very neat and controlled and that's how he needs. His life is turned
upside down when he hired Rayne and his control is slipping when she is around.
Rayne wants Gryff and she calls him Boss just to turn on him on and drive him crazy. When Trey walks into Gryff
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This fourth installment of the Dare Ménage series was definitely worth the wait. This is Gryffin Ward’s story and what a page turner it is, engaging the reader from the onset as Ms. St. James weaves an intriguing tale of self-discovery and overcoming barriers.
Gryff is a control freak which makes him the best lawyer in town bar none. His brother, Grae, requests his assistance with an incident that transpired surrounding one of his football players. Trey Holloway has been accused of aggravated ass
Kari Hansen
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Gryff is a high profile lawyer who has a reputation as a winner and he has been asked by his brother to represent professional football player Trey in an aggravated assault case. Gryff has his reservations as his sexual interests is only for women and Trey has a reputation for appreciating both sexes so he has assigned his associate to the case.

Rayne is an associate at his firm and she is very attracted to her boss Gryff and they were unable to deny their desires for only so long until they acte
Liz ~ Liz's Reading Life
Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Are you looking for a read that will cause you to overheat and leave you yearning for more?

Then I highly recommend you pick up A Daring Desire.

I enjoyed A Daring Desire from start to finish. The sexual tension grabs you right from the get go and it only builds. Each individual is strong, independent, and knows what they want. When they get together the passion goes off the charts.

What I loved most is Rayne, she's a woman that know who she wants and isn't afraid to make things happen. She gets he
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
A Daring Desire (Dare Menage Series Book 4) by Jeanne St. James
This is Gryff Ward, Rayne Jordan, and Trey Holloway's story.

Rayne, defense attorney, works for Gryff. Gryff doesn't mix business and pleasure but Rayne is pushing his limits. Things get really tense and steamy when Trey, football star, finds himself in trouble hires Gryff to represent him. Trey wants Rayne too but he also wants Gryff. Gryff says he is not interested but is he? Will Rayne be forced to choose between the two or will th
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Having never read any of Jeanne's work previously I was intrigued by the blurb and curious to see if she could pull off a storyline with these three and the answer to that question is quite simply - yes she can! It's not all smut (though to be honest there are some scorching sexy scenes) but some in depth and genuinely sweet and intimate moments between Griff, Rayne and Trey. I loved the honesty that both men had (eventually!) and was happily refreshed by Rayne's openness and sassy that meant sh ...more
Jun 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Steamy, steamy and steamy. 4.5 stars. Ménage books are a hidden/guilty pleasure read for me. Gryff is a owner in a law firm that Rayne works. It's complicated for him because of his attraction yet his work keeping him at a distance. Well we get Trey who is a football star who is in need of help. Gryff's brother manages the team that Trey's on and sends him Gryff's way. Trey has no problem sending attention to Rayne. This is where our triangle/ménage begins. 😊Trey has no problems with his sexuali ...more
Lexee Toste
Jul 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story. The characters were interesting and the story well written. I liked how the characters meshed together. It's not easy with 3 people and I thought it was well done. They all fit together and need the differences each bring to the relationship but they have quite a few challenges in order to make a go of it. The sex is explicit and it is m/m/f. It was well done and I thought blended into the story well and fit the characters. There was plenty going on in the story to k ...more
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoy menage romances. This one has a really good mix of characters. It is very well written and there's great chemistry among the characters.

It is definitely complicated. Gryff, Rayne, and Trey have an attraction that shakes up their lives. Gryff is an attorney and not used to being attracted to men. He is very attracted to Rayne who is his employee and trying to ignore that attraction. His new attraction to Trey is very disconcerting to him.
Trey is someone open to all kinds of relati
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
We're finally getting Gryff's story! Rayne keeps this stalwart, smart attorney all tied up in knots every time she calls him Boss. When hunky football player Trey hires them to represent him, it really throws a wrench into this three-way love affair. I absolutely loved the story - how each of the main characters fought their own internal battles. and each of them had their own insecurities, even though they were all capable and successful. Their sexual chemistry with each other, as well as with ...more
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is amazing book about two top attorneys, Gryff and Rayne, and one NFL quarterback, Trey. Gryff has been fighting his attraction to Rayne since the first day she started working there.He knows it's wrong for bosses and employees to have a relationships. Rayne is also attracted to Gryff and doesn't make it easy on Gryff. When Trey comes in as a new client Rayne finds out she also wants to be with him. Trey wants the both of them, but Gryff fights it about Trey not wanting to admit it. When Ra ...more
Debbie Moriarty
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In this book we meet Griff, Rayne and Trent. Griff is the boss at a high powered defense law firm and Rayne is one of his associates at the firm. He has always had one rule - do not dip your wick in the company ink...he has never had a problem adhering to this rulke until Rayne was hired! She is too smoking hot!!! Soon their mutual lust cannot be contained and it explodes after hours in his office when they are alone.., Then we meet Trent, the star quarterback of the pro football team who needs ...more
K. Smock
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So there is Rayne who is a hot shot lawyer at a firm she hopes to one day become a partner. There is Gryff, the owner of the law firm who is a damn good lawyer and successful at only 36 years of age. Then there is Trey, the football player who is in trouble and looking for someone to help him out. They are all strong alpha characters. Can they mesh together? Can Gryff overcome is taboo feelings of being with a man to actually be with one and allow Rayne who is interested in both of them to explo ...more
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by this author but I will be looking up the previous 3 in this series. All of the characters are larger than life and very well portrayed. They all seem to go through the gamut of emotions that I would imagine that would occur when one is entering a menage. Especially when the menage is not only mfm but mmf as well. Ms St. James makes it appear that this is a common theme in society and really maybe it is as more and more twists in the family unit become appare ...more
Amy Fudge
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Gryff is the boss. He owns the law firm Trey retains to handle his latest mishap. Rayne is the lawyer assigned to his case. It doesn't take long for things to get complicated between the three of them. There is so much chemistry and sizzling attraction, jealousy and steamy sex and so much more. The story grabs you right out of the gate and keeps you captivated all the way thru.

The books in this series just keep getting better and better. All can be read as stand-alone books but I highly recomme
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
What a fabulous story. I thought it was sexy and very hot. Gryff has a very neat and controlled life and that's just how he likes and needs it to be. His life is turned all different ways when he hires Rayne and seems to be stumbling when she is around. Trey is a man who has some issues and just wants someone to want and need him. Can they each help one another overcome what their obstacles in life are? Can a relationship with 3 people really work? This is written well, it's book 4 of a series w ...more
Sharon Jones
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jeanne St James is one of two authors that I have found who can write ménage and write it extremely well. (Bianca Sommerland is the other).
I like that all the books in The Dare series are interconnected but can definitely be read as a standalone.
As usual Jeanne has written an extremely sexy book, but she is also a fabulous story teller and has written a book about self discovery, following your heart but the best part is when Trey, Gryff & Rayne finally realise that what they have together i
Nickiann Holt
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What happens when the person you want the most also wants someone else? Gryff is in lust with Rayne, a lawyer in his firm. He finds it hard to concentrate when she is in the room. When the firm takes on Trey's self defense case, the cocky football star gets under both of their skins. The result was the hottest menage I have read to date. Gryff is unsure of his feelings for Trey and Rayne will not choose between the two men. Their relationship comes together in a sensual, emotional connection tha ...more
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Warning: You're going to have to soak in a bathtub full of ice after reading this story, a cold shower isn't going to help! Pheww...these three people are just super hot for each other and not just in a physical sense.

Detailed backstories that develop as the story progresses make these characters human. You can't help but feel for them, cheer for them on to that happily-ever-after that they seek.

Good one!

*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-review
I read an ARC gifted by the author.
A brilliant MMF menage stroy again from Ms. StJames! Great plot with characters so well written they jumped off the pages.
Steamy hot threesome full of love for each other. All characters developped to reach their full potential. The journey wasn't easy but worth it at the end. These three lovers were meant to be together living their HEA. Lovely and entertaining read.
Perri Stephens
Jul 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
While there were no real plot surprises, the story flows, the characters are engaging and there is plenty of steamy m/f/m menage action between the two attorneys and their client as they explore their physical attraction to each other and what they need in a relationship. A Daring Desire is the fourth in a series; it may be read as a standalone, but readers who enjoy it won't want to stop with this one. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Jul 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received a free advanced reader copy of this book and voluntarily decided to review it

This hot and steamy ménage sees Gryff who owns his own law firm fall in love with Rayne who works with him and likes him too. Their client Trey likes them both, they start a ménage relationship where Gryff eventually falls for Trey too

A hot steamy sexy romance, well written with fabulous characters this is a great steamy read guaranteed to get the blood pumping
Patricia Baxes
Jul 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Well heck...I must have been looking for something other than what this book deliver. Sure, it had lots sex and steamy scenes--but they were just sort of meh for me. I just never felt the level of desire, etc that I've seen in other MFM books. Just a little too contrived for my tastes. Sorry! (I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book and it just missed the mark for me. 🙁)
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JEANNE ST. JAMES is a USA Today bestselling romance author who loves an alpha male (or two). She was only thirteen when she started writing. Her first paid published piece was an erotic story in Playgirl magazine. Her first erotic romance novel, Banged Up, was published in 2009. She is happily owned by farting French bulldogs. She writes M/F, M/M, and M/M/F ménages. Want to read a sample of her wo ...more
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The Dare Menage Series (5 books)
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