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I Dare You

(Dare #1)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  2,693 ratings  ·  507 reviews
What do you do when the devil has you in his sights?

You show him that you can play his game.

Austin Lowes is new to town. She's running from a mom who hates her to her dad who cares nothing about her. Only a few months and she will be free, or at least, that's what she hopes ... until she meets him.

Cole Reynolds is the devil disguised as a man. He wants her fear, he want
Kindle Edition, 387 pages
Published April 27th 2018
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Alex ✰ Comets and Comments ✰
"My father says I was born a fighter. He would say if a man can’t use his hands, then what is he good for? The only difference is that my father pays to use someone else’s hands."


DNF at 37%
I guess this book just goes to show how much characters can make or break a story.



When I saw the blurb for I Dare You, I got excited and like usual - I started hyping the book up in my head before I even started reading it. I love the dark romance genre and this being the first of a
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐! I Dare You (stand-alone). Dark erotic suspense centered around a group of high school seniors, sinister dares, seduction & deadly secrets!

“We’re like the devil is to sin. Without one, we wouldn’t have the other.”

I Dare You (stand-alone) opens up to 17-year old student Austin Anne Lowes moving in with her wealthy father in a new town. After witnessing a crime she is becomes the target of pursuit and seduction by 17-year old heir, high school senior and swimmer Cole Ethan Reynolds
Tani ~Hiatus~
May 27, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: never-read-this


I want to laugh at myself for daring to read this book. I don't know how this book ended up in my tbr shelf but it's making me to check all the books in the shelf. Well, I didn't expect much from this book from the beginning because of the book cover (yeah, it's painful to the eyes) but what I didn't expect was that the book would be so trashy and degrading. No offence but I really
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)


description~WRITING - PLOT - PACE~
Well, color me impressed because this book turned out to be all kinds of awesome. It actually reminded me a little of Corrupt by Penelope Douglas. The writing was fantastic. The pace was very good considering that this was a LONG book. It took me near to six hours to finish it. It is told in a dual POV style (Cole & Austin). The plot was super engaging and had me skipping my lunch so I could see where this was heading. There were twists and turns. Secrets and lies. B
Dri ✰
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
★ 4 “I dare you” stars!! ★

Tenho que dizer que esse livro me surpreendeu porque eu não achava que ia curtir tanto e ficar totalmente presa como fiquei.

“I wanna watch tears roll down your beautiful face because I think you’re gorgeous when you cry. I wanna see blood on your flawless skin because you look like a priceless work of art.”

Eu gostei da Austin, personagem de gênio forte e com atitude. Fiquei muito impressionada e de boca aberta, em uma cena em especial logo no início, pois jamais p
Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
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Release Date-27/4/18

I really enjoyed "I Dare You" By Shantel Tessier a lot more than I was initially expecting.
And although this was a very long read it still managed to engage my attention throughout.
I was actually rather sad to finish this and leave such a vibrant cast behind.
So this was my first experience with this author but I can honestly assure you it definitely won't be my last.
From the very moment I started reading this, I was absolutely transfixed and investe
Jacqueline's Reads
4.25 Twisted Stars

I randomly picked up this book. I was looking for a dark read and I got it. If you are a fan of L.J. Shen’s books, then you will LOVE I Dare You. It reminds me a lot of Vicious and that series.

The book isn’t angsty but oh boy there is some major sexual tension between Cole and Austin (she’s a girl) no MM read. Well, it’s a little angsty.

If you like a book where the guy is a complete asshole and majority of the book he is an asshole then this book is for you.

Cole is damaged.
May 27, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nobody
I really can't think of anything I liked about this book. I didn't like either of the MC's. Cole is a disgusting bastard who got turned on by blood (ew, just ew) and his gang got away with just about anything, (view spoiler) I'm all fot the hot asshole guy who is secretly in love with the girl but he was just pathetic. I'm surprised he didn't pee on Austin while other guys were watching to mark his territory. I'm sure t ...more
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Full disclosure, I've read only two books from this author before starting I Dare You and they weren't the best for me. But I did find her story telling to be very intriguing and I've heard so many good things about this book that I just had to try it. And I am so glad that I did because I loved it.

I'm not going to lie, Cole and Austin were the epitome of an unhealthy relationship. But man, did it captivate me. They were just so unpredictable and I enjoyed that
Melanie (mells_view)
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I dare you to show me something that nobody else sees.

All I’m going to say is that if anyone offers you a free ride at this high school, or you win an HGTV dream house in this town... then turn it down. This town and school are BAD NEWS, and full of crime/murder/lies/secrets. Then again, maybe that your thing.

Austin and Cole. Good grief. These two are gasoline and lava. Does gasoline make lava more intense? I’m not sure, but just pretend that they intensify each other, because that’s what Austin
For those of you who loved Corrupt by Penelope Douglas, Silver Swan by Amo Jones, The Paper Princess by Erin Watt and Fallen Crest High by Tijan will most definitely like this book.

It's such an angsty, passionate, gritty and suspenseful blend of everything essential in the contemporary romance genre and I won't get into much details cause I don't wanna give away anything major to the plot...

cause well, the storyline is grippingly tight in those deeds of intertwined action and all you need to kno
Apr 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cole Reynolds was the guy that you wanted to hate. He was cruel and had a huge chip on his shoulder. But damn was he sexy!! 🔥🔥

Austin was perfect for Cole. She was the only girl that could handle his craziness. I think she was almost as crazy as him.

The chemistry between these two was crazy hot but I shouldn’t be having these thoughts because they were 18 and still in high school.

The Great White Sharks were just that. They were sharks and no one crossed them unless they wanted to have their ass

★5 AMAZING Stars★ 

OMG, what did I just read????

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I'm so happy that I gave up to temptation and finally give in and devoured this amazing book. This is my second book of Shantel Tessier, and it most certainly didn't disappoint me. I Dare You had everything that I search and love in a book. The new trend has started. It's out there. A book about high school teenagers and I love it.

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I Dare You is a stand-alone novel, told in dual POV. A dark erotic suspense novel, with twists and turns, sinister da
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my!!! I loved this book! Definitely the best book i have read in 2018 so far! This was my first time reading a book by this author and now i am looking forward to reading even more of them! The suspense was the best part! This book wasn't your typical love story. It had a few grammar errors, but for the most part it was beautifully written! If you haven't read this book, i highly stress that you do so!!
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Apr 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ratula
The minute I read this blurb I knew I needed this book. It sounded sexy, intense, erotic and suspenseful - all things I love in my books. I thought Cole and Austin were PERFECT. I loved their chemistry, their tension-filled banter and all of the extended characters in this book. It was absolutely amazing!!

When new girl in town Austin Lowes finds herself the lone girl in a crew of dangerous men where secrets and lies are like currency and danger and murder are everyday occurrences, it's a battle
Skylar Godwin
Well, that ending was just lazy.
Hero was a manwhore psychopath while still being a high schooler.

Heroine had betraying body in the second chapter even though hero physically harms her and threatens her life.

Not for me. No thanks.
Well facccckkk me I Dare You is sinfully and devilishly good. Now I will tell you when I found out that Shantel was writing this book I thought to myself OHHHHHHHHHHHHH SHIT !!! I am such a huge huge fan of books with deplorable behaviour. Give me characters that I want to maim and yell and scream at and I'm in book heaven.

Cole Reynolds was just that character for me. He gave no fucks, NOT ONE. He and the GWS or Great White Sharks (his band of brothers who also happen to be on the swim team toge
Steffi De Ceuster  ♥
Okay where do I start? It gave me the dark vibes from B.B.Reid but it was so different. It didn't always make sense I didn't understand it all. It got me confused a lot of the time.

I liked it but not all of it because I couldn't follow it all. But I liked the closure we got!
I don't know what more I can say. It's hard to explain.
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
hm. ucielo mi wszystko i skasowalo wiec tym razem krotko:D jak na dark niezly. nie jestem koneserem gatunku bo nie i juz. ale podobalo mi sie. nawet nawet. dobre jak na dark:P
Totally enjoyed this intense novel!

So dark and gripping...

And, HOT!!!! Even though these are high school seniors!

So much drama and secrets with their parents also...

Extremely hooked from page one!!!

Will not hesitate to read more from this author...
Saira Moodley (BookedMercy)
5 I Dare You stars!!!!

This book is definitely my best read of 2018. I went into this book completely blind, read no reviews or spoilers and it was amazing. I actually read this long ass book in one sitting (no bathroom breaks even). The dark suspense had me on the edge of my seat, turning page after page wanting more of Cole and Austin.

17-year-old rebellious Austin Lowe, has been sent to her dad’s, who she hasn’t seen in ten years, to live in a new town. On her first night there, she witnesses
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A solid 3.75 Shark stars.

You kind of have to suspend disbelief for this book because it's high school teenagers who seem to run the entire school, town and even the adults. And there's no less than 5 murders in total by the end and ... yeah, no ramifications whatsoever.

Having said that tiny disclaimer, it was enjoyable! I couldn't help but like the asshole lead character Cole. He truly was an asshole, in both actions and his thoughts, but he had redeemable reasons for how he was the way he was
Tongan Book Lover
This book was recommended by a fellow bookworm who knew it was similar to what i normally read. The new girl in town catches the attention of the elite bad boy crew and their leader. It starts out as torture, as a game & they absolutely hate each other. But that's the thing about enemies to lovers trope, the secrets in between and watching them fall for each other. No matter how hard they try to resist. It gets me every time.

This book had me on the edge of my seat, it had me screaming out i
Jessica *The Lovely Books*
My god...this was f’n amazing!
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was AMAZING!! It was dark and gritty and just so good, I couldn’t put it down! Cole and Austin are everything!
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Had good suspense, but the two main characters were repetitive in their back and forth "I hate you. Never mind. Let's bang." dynamic.
Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥
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I have been attempting to write my review for I Dare You since I finished the book and I am still having a hard time. This book, OMG, this book satisfied my need for a dark romance and kept me on the edge of my seat from the very beginning until the end. It reminded me of some of my favorite darker romances all wrapped up into one. Three simple words, I dare you, can cause so many different things to happen. Dark
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars !!!!!!
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I'm a Texas born girl who now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with my high school sweetheart, and our two girls. I consider myself extremely lucky to be a stay home wife and mother. When I'm not reading or writing, I spend my time with friends and family.

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“Even the devil catches feelings, or he wouldn’t go into rages. Even he knows how to love.” 3 likes
“Now, I’m not a religious person. Obviously. But I do know this. When I am damned to hell, it’ll be because I fucking earned it.” 2 likes
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