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Daring Wes

(Cade Brothers #2)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  349 ratings  ·  68 reviews
A second chance could either save him or destroy him…

I was born with a competitive streak a mile wide. Ever since I could walk, I’ve made it a point to never lose. And I never did, until my girlfriend left me senior year of college and my professional golf career tanked.

Over the past four years, I’ve fought to regain my winning edge. The last thing I need as I prepare
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Published September 26th 2017 (first published September 20th 2017)
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Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty entertaining.....

I liked Wes a lot. The premise of the story though? I had difficulty with. I had to suspend belief because I hate cheating in a book, even emotional unless I know it going in and I was prepared for what the set up was. After the first couple chapters I started to worry....but she pulled it off. You get deep into Kaylees mindset & things are resolved quickly. Once that happened the book got a whole lot more palatable.

Our h is engaged to be married. That man, just no. You’l
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
His biggest challenge...

Another Lake Tahoe hit!! The Cade brothers are back again and another is likely to fall. But will he fall for real or head first into the water hazard?? Funny, frustrating, hot -- I mean there is a Magic Mike style dance for Pete's sake -- and another adventure at the resort. And now a bit about the story...

Wes and Kaylee were in love one upon a time, back in college, but then she left him, his golf game went to crap, he didn't make the pro tour and he was stuck working a
Jackie Wright
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jules Barnard is fast becoming one of my go to authors and this series featuring the Cade Brothers is a series I have fallen in love with, after reading book one I was really looking forward to the next brothers story and it did not disappoint, I was up most of night because there was no way I was putting it down till I had read the final line.
Wes Cade is the pro golfer at the family luxury resort, he had always hoped to make it on the professional golf tour and had often put golf before everyth
Heather andrews
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wes can sometimes be a little overeager, “can’t. I want to get right back to where we were.” He looked back and grinned. “Ever gotten naked on a golf course?” Wes can be a very handsy, affectionate man, “hi?” He grabbed her *** and carried her into the house, shutting the door with his foot. “I’ve been gone for five days and all I get is a hi?” I enjoyed this book, Wes was funny and sexy and Kaylee was just so sweet.
Isha Coleman
May 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Wes has endured one loss too many and now he's back stronger than ever. He's in it to win it and that includes evening a score from his past. Kaylee is a regret he can seldom afford and a heartache he wouldn't dare repeat. Or would he? Daring Wes drags readers into temptation and leaves them kicking and screaming when the thrill ride comes to an end. ...more
April   ♥"LOS" ♥
Jan 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
Wes Cade wasn’t looking for love, especially not after his last girlfriend broke his heart. So the last thing he expects is to see his ex show at his resort with her new fiancé. Now he has to play nice and teach her how to golf so she can play on her honeymoon. But it quickly becomes apparent that neither Wes or Kaylee have moved on from their past and when the truth from their past is revealed Wes realizes what he let slip away.
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love this series set in my home away from home - Lake Tahoe. The author describes it perfectly and I certainly appreciate that!

I love the Cade Brother's adventures. There is always a bit of a mystery, comedy and plenty of awwwww moments.

Wes and Kaylee get a second chance. I loved that he was a golfer and that he lost his game when she left him.

This is definitely a must if you have read the others in the Men of Tahoe series
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Love the series! Wanted to smack Wes several times in this book but so glad he got it together by the end.
I was given a copy of this to review.

I really enjoyed this book. I'm a sucker for a second chance romance. I was so glad that Kaylee left her fiance. He was such a jerk and she deserved so much better. I was happy that everything worked out for them in the end and I was especially glad that the doctor was wrong.
Amelia Autin
Sep 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Funny and Touching

This book was laugh-out-loud funny, but also tender and touchingly romantic. Wes is such a typical guy mentally (although exceptionally untypical in other ways), and Kaylee is the kind of woman we've all been at one time or another. Together they're dynamite.

I was taken aback at first because Kaylee is engaged to another man when the story opens, and I thought, "Oh no!" because cheating is one of my triggers, no matter how much the hero and heroine are attracted to each other.
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
In the second installment of the Cade Brothers series, Wes Cade is the books main focus.

The story follows Wes, a man who dreams of being a big name on the golf tournament circuit, but is currently working as the resident pro at his family resort. Wes blames his unlucky streak in golf on his ex-girlfriend of four years Kaylee Evans.

Just when Wes feels like he might be getting back into the swing of things with his golf game Kaylee shows up at his pro shop with her fiancee in tow. After her fiance
Liz ~ Liz's Reading Life
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Four years ago Wes Cade let 'the one' slip through his fingers , the reason why she left has always haunted him.

Kaylee has a secret she's kept from Wes all these years, and now she's ready to come clean before her upcoming wedding.

Feelings both thought were long gone surface but Kaylee is engaged to someone else and Wes isn't looking to rekindle anything with her.

But sometimes fate has a way of turning things upside down and take you on a journey neither ever expected.

Daring Wes is feisty, saucy
Monica (The Accidental Romance Blogger) Barbosa
Literally picking up where book 1 left off (the epilogue in book one is told through Wes' POV), we now follow Wes and Kaylee's story. They were in love in college and when Kaylee dumps Wes unexpectedly, his golfing career tanks and he blames her for it. Now, years later, Wes is the "golf pro" at the family's luxury resort and guess who shows up to get married on the premises? Yup, Kaylee. And her douchy fiancé enlists the resort's golf pro for lessons so she can play in their honeymoon! 

But when
Melanie S
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, arc, romance, baby, sports
Another Cade brother succumbs to love

My thanks to Hidden Gems for the ARC of Daring Wes, and this is a voluntary and independent review. Jules Barnard's Lake Tahoe resort world is yet again the setting for a Cade brother's sexy romance. This time, it's Wes, the golf pro who runs the course and teaches at the brothers' resort. Wes dreamed of playing the professional tour all through his teens. When he met Kaylee in college, he thought his life was perfect. He had the girl and the sport he loved -
April Symes
Jules Barnard has another hit on her hands with Cade brothers , This time it is Wes and his story. Wes and Kaylee were in love years ago, in college, before a misunderstanding forced them apart. When they broke up and she left him, his golf game went downhill , he didn't make the pro tour and he was stuck working as the golf pro at Daddy's resort. Fast forward to present day and Kaylee walks into his pro shop announcing she is there to marry someone else and Wes isn't looking to rekindle anythin ...more
Amanda at WickedGoodReads
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
When dealing with second chance romance it’s important to me that the characters are likable. I can enjoy a good frenemies story, but I mean, I need to connect.

Wes and Kaylee were together during College. At the time, Wes was a golfer, and that appeared to be all he had on the brain. When Kaylee went through an incredibly tough time, instead of including Wes, she shut him out. He has resented her ever since.

So flash forward several years, and Wes, along with his brothers, are running Club Taho
Viper Spaulding
May 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The secret to a great second chance romance is to make sure that the events that split the couple in the first place are understandable, but not insurmountable. In this case, Wes fully believes that Kaylee had no good reason at all for their breakup, but once we find out what really happened her actions are completely appropriate.

These two are clearly meant for each other right from the start. I loved the way the author wrote the struggle Wes had with his feelings, not wanting to take a risk ag
The Mysterious Reader
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed (and have separately reviewed) Jules Barnard’s Tempting Levi, the first of her Cade Brothers series. Now, in the series’ second book, Daring Wes, we get a very different - but still totally yummy - brother. Uber-competitive Wes is a great leading man and his battle to regain Kaylee, and the secret he discovers about her (no, I won’t spoil things - and it both was and was not what I expected). This really is fun stuff, even for those of us who couldn’t care less about the ancient ...more
Tara Peters
Dec 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wes and Kaylee dated in college and he thought everything was great, until she left. Two years later she enters his life again and everything he thought he knew might just go up in smoke. He doesn't trust her, because of the way she left. She doesn't trust him because of the past.
When he starts teaching her how to play golf, things are tense. Things get even worse when he finds out a secret her fiancée is keeping. When he tells her what he knows, it sets Kaylee spiraling. One drunken night, Wes
Wendy Livingstone
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Kaylee and Wes were madly in love in college, and suddenly Kaylee left, leaving a heartbroken Wes behind. When Kaylee turns up years later with her new fiancé, the chemistry is still explosive between them. When Kaylee finds out her fiancé is cheating on her she dumps him, leaving the way for a determined Wes to win her back. However, love never runs smoothly. Secrets are exposed, as well as surprises and twists which could end their relationship for good. Will these two ever have a HEA? No spoi ...more
Sep 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I went into this book not thinking very highly of Kaylee as she just walked away from hers and Wes' relationship from Wes' perspective. It took a little while for her to win me over but she manages it as she lets her walls start to crumble and the truth about their past reveals itself.

Wes is focused, mainly on golf, but when he wants something he puts all of his effort in. When Kaylee left him, his golf dream fell apart as well as his heart. With Kaylee's return comes a second chance at love and
Renee Entress
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

This book has laughs, steam, forgiveness, healing, secrets, and second chances.

Before reading this story please read the below books first
Tempting Levi (Cade Brothers, #1)

This is Kaylee and Wes's story. Wes lost his girl and his game. Now he is slowly getting his golf game under control. When Kaylee comes back into his life she has another man. But she is not happy. He knows her and he can tell. She is keeping secrets. Were things in the past not what they seem? Can he uncover her secret
Aisling Cooper
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the first golf romance that I've read and I really enjoyed it! Wes Cade was a golfer that could have gone professional but things happen and when your head isn't in the right place then you don't get far. Wes is however the owner of a golf course that he owns with his brothers and is enjoying doing so until his ex girlfriend Kaylee comes back into the picture.

This book is an emotional rollercoaster between Wes and Kaylee I was laughing and crying and could really feel Kaylee's pain
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another good story by Jules Barnard! I have read all of the books in the Blue/Men of Lake Tahoe series as well as Tempting Levi, the first Cade Brothers book. I have always enjoyed her characters, and like the cross-over and continuity between books, even though they can all be read as stand-alone stories. Daring Wes was a fun easy read focusing on Wes and Kaylee, which brings in the other Cade Brothers, along with some of the other characters from the Men of Lake Tahoe series. While I enjoyed t ...more
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
Wes and Kaylee were young and in love. Wes had a promising golf career, he had the girl he loved, then boom, it all fell apart when she left him for reasons he still doesn't know. Years later, he's working at his family's resort when she walks in with her fiancé and to Wes it's as if all the pain is back again.

Seeing these two work through all the past pain and upset was, quite frankly, a beautiful thing. Daring Wes is a wonderfully told, emotional second chance love story. Wes, oh Wes. He's a g
May 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is dramatic, engrossing, romantic and entertaining. Wes is sweet, charming, oblivious and focused. Kaylee is naive, stubborn, headstrong and determined. They were once in love, then she broke his heart and he turned into a player. But she's back in his life, to marry someone else, and Wes is still angry. The story behind the breakup is sad, but Kaylee really didn't give Wes a chance. Things don't go so well for Kaylee at the resort, but Wes is on the verge of getting everything he's always ...more
Nov 09, 2021 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hoopla, romance
Again picked up this series b/c of the narrators and free.

I liked the story line more than I thought I would, not generally a fan when one of the couple is engaged or serious with someone else. But that part was dealt with quickly.

I enjoyed Wes and Kaylee together for the time they were actually together, about 10 weeks, before she freaks out and tries to dump him.

I also really liked seeing Wes work with the child (Bella?) the golfing prodigy, that was really cute and sweet.

A lot of time is co
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Daring Wes is a second chance romance. Kaylee and Wes are both stubborn, motivated, and in love with each other. Even if they won't admit it. I loved their journey of discovery as they finally admitted how they truly felt and learned to trust again.

Daring Wes is well-written, with strong, likable characters. Love of family is an important aspect of the story and to me, that makes it even better. The story flows smoothly and held my attention from page one.

I loved Book 1 in the Cade Brothers Ser
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved Wes and Kaylee's story. This is a second chance for these two but first Wes needs to know what happened the first time. Errors on both parts hard times and closed minds were their enemies. Now there is something else in their way. I love the way the author brought them together and the emotion she brought out with their story was absolutely wonderful. I laughed I had my tear tear moments but mostly I just rested and enjoyed a beautiful touching read that just made me fall more in love wi ...more
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