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You're probably wondering what I’m doing hanging off the edge of London's tallest building, The Shard.

I can explain. Kind of. Because I’m not even sure who the invitation came from to join the Dare Club.

But I’ve narrowed it down to two men:

Max Marquis, a tall, gorgeous Brazilian lawyer with an accent to die for and Nick Banham, a dashing English athlete who may have just b
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Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published April 30th 2020
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Maximum Dare is a stand alone, feel good romance by Vanessa Fewings. This is one of those books that you can’t help but to fall in love with the characters and their antics, which were never intended to be antics at all, but always seem to turn out that way.

Daisy Whitby is twenty three years old, works in a high end store helping wealthy women choose gowns, and is suffering from a broken heart. Her boyfriend, whom she had been living with for the last six months, Nick, suddenly left her for a so
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Jennifer Pierson
May 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Maximum Dare was a hilarious need which is just what the doctor ordered at this time in history. Daisy was a hilarious heroine who I couldn't get enough of, especially since she got into the craziest situations in the name of love. I don't want to get into a ton of details as that wouldn't do, but she comes across a man who she didn't know would be perfect for her while trying to deal with the man who dumped her for another. It makes for a slight angst edge which hurt my heart, and yet, she's st ...more
Vanessa Fewings
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I can't wait for you to meet Daisy! I loved writing this novel so much. It's the funniest book I've ever written. I'm so looking forward to it being finally in your hands! ...more
Lauren Luman
Apr 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this foray into the world of romcom by Fewings. The story was smart, funny, emotional, and sexy.

Max and Daisy had an amazing connection and she, alone, was one of the most fun characters I've read. Her humor and comedic timing is mostly the klutzy physical comedy and had me laughing out loud. It was a good lighthearted read, which is something we could all use right now.
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Myla
May 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing

4.5 Stars


𝐌𝐚𝐱𝐢𝐦𝐮𝐦 𝐃𝐚𝐫𝐞 is funny with clever witty dialogue. Daisy is the kind of heroine who always plays on the safe side of life. She never takes chances. That's why when her boyfriend dumped her, Daisy thought he left because she's boring. But Max, the sexy stepbrother of her ex, assured her that's not the reason. Daisy still believed that's the only reason, so when she got an invites to the "Dare Club" she accepted it because she knew this will stretches far outside of her comfort zone. The s
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My Own Bookshelves
I didn't realize how badly I needed this book in my life until I read it. I think with everything going on in the world and information overload, I just needed a perfect escape.

When Vanessa Fewings announced this story and that it would be witty contemporary, I was excited. I mean supercited. She brings depth to her storytelling now it was time to stretch her wings to something funny and endearing.

What I wasn't prepared for, falling for Daisy. Max was the ideal hero. Tall, dark, protective, an
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Elizabeth
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Daisy and Max are my new favourite couple, they are caring, kind and perfect for each other. I spent half the book with tears in my eyes, not all of them sad, but my heart broke for both of them at times and poor Daisy suffered more than any one should have to, but the highs were oh so great! It is hard to put this book down once you start it is captivating; another Vanessa Fewings triumph!
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I received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

5 Stars!

The Review:
I absolutely loved this read! From the enticing cover to the gratifying last page, this whole book is filled with swoon and fun. I couldn’t get enough, and when I finished the last word, I was left with an insatiable desire to start it all again.

The characters were vibrant and real. The banter was undeniably delightful. The chemistry was impassioned and tens
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Janet Taggart Baldwin
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What do you do when your boyfriend dumps you out of the clear blue and moves in with an Instagram model sensation. You have to move in with your aunt because you have no where else to live. You find out he hid you from his family the whole time you were living together and now has blocked your calls so you can't even find out why he did this to you. You resort to stalking just to try to talk to him but everything seems to go wrong. Crashing into a tall, handsome Brazilian who happens to be his h ...more
ChayCharita
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this story. It’s literally what’s needed during this time. I loved Daisy and Max and their banter brought a smile to my face more than once. I loved how Daisy came out of her comfort zone and the fact that Max not only helped orchestrate that but also evolved in his own right. There’s a lot more to this story and I recommend reading to delve into the hearts of these truly likable characters!
Elizabeth Swain
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I could not stop!!!! Elizabeth @ Carolina Chic's Read

This book was a story of healing and rebirth. Daisy is in grief over her life and the breakup with her boyfriend Nick. She does not know why, she stood by him thru everything in the past year. Now that he has made it through his darkness, he decides that he needs a fresh start without Daisy. Nick’s brother, Max comes to visit and feels sorry for the way Nick has thrown over his girlfriend for another more daring woman.


Daisy decides that she i
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Shades of Rebecca
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rom-coms
Such a funny and sweet story! I adore Daisy, she is an incredible character and of course there's the very lovable Max who is just super swoon worthy. Loved every page!

I'm all for asshole male characters in books, but there's something about characters like Max as well. The considerate kind, loyal, loving. The kind of person you can count on. He was absolutely swoon worthy! Even though he had demons on his own. he didn't let them control him. He was mature and confident and SEXY! Daisy was hilar
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Victoria Weston
May 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5
This is the first book that I've read by this author and I didn't know what to expect. This book is this is a slow burn romance book that you will really enjoy. From when I first started reading this book I knew that I was going to like it and it does not disappoint it was a great read and I was glad that I picked it up and have now found another great author.

Nick is the man that cheats on Daisy with in his words with a woman that is more adventurous and willing to try new and exciting things
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Laura
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
***ARC Provided by the Author***

Sometimes, the best things in life come from making the craziest decisions and taking the nuttiest leaps.

Or in the case of Max and Daisy? Hanging off of the tallest buildings. Without jumping.

This book is lighter than the usual titles by Vanessa Fewings, but don't let that be a reason to skip it. The things you love about this author; the strong characters, the believable stories, the snappy dialogue are all in this one, even though it's less "serious" than her ot
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Jenn
After I saw a friend post about the upcoming release of this book, I got hooked on the book summary and couldn’t wait to read it! I was so stoked when the author released the book early and here I am, finished with it in a day, and I absolutely loved it! Max and Daisy were too cute and their whirlwind romance was a page turner. I just couldn’t put this book down.
Michele McMullen
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Maximum Dare is a fabulous romantic comedy with a swoon worthy Max and a sweet, lovely Daisy.
Daisy has decided she has reached a relationship bottom . When her footballer boyfriend Nick leaves her for a media loving socialite she still feels obligated to keep him safe. She shows up at a party and they treat her as a stocker but in the mean time she runs smack into Mr. Tall Dark and Handsome .
Max is a lawyer and is in town to visit his brother and family when he literally runs into a beautiful w
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Jessica Smith
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Could not put it down! Such a great romantic read.
Rosie
Apr 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

Maximum Dare was such a fun read about embracing life and putting yourself out of your comfort zone.

Daisy's boyfriend Nick, an up and coming footballer, cheats on her and then dumps her unexpectedly for popular social media star Morgan, claiming he likes her spontaneity and adventurous side. Daisy is fairly shy and keeps to what she knows, working as a shop assistant. But she knows that Nick is set for heartbreak himself, so tries to warn him about Morgan's man eater ways. But the nigh
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PP's Bookshelf
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My heart is full of so many extreme emotions but the first and most dominating one is HAPPINESS. Maximum Dare by Vanessa Fewings is a funny, sweet, sexy, heartaching, swoonworthy and soul deep romance that will brighten your day no matter what you are feeling. I am glowing from all the beautiful feelings. This is escape through stories at the very best.

Daisy is on a mission. To warn her ex Nick about his current socialite aka influencer aka social climber girlfriend Morgan. And win him back. And
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Carol***BeautyandtheBeastlyBooks
***ARC received in exchange of an honest opinion***

First of all, I have to say it was a pleasure to see a Brazilian characters portrayed as Vanessa did with Max. I really liked him and it was a pleasure to give her some pointers on all things Brazilian in the book.

That being said, I really enjoyed the story. I have a thing for a jerk kind of alpha male and Max fits those categories (and some others). I really liked Daisy too, specially her sense of humor and how she bounced back from a shitty si
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Anna
May 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is one dare you won't regret taking

Why had I not read a Vanessa Fewings book before? I loved this book!!! I actually have a few of her books in my TBR and I simply hadn't picked them up yet.

After reading Daisy and Max's story? Oh that is most certainly going to change!! Time for some more Vanessa in my reading lists!!

Daisy has become super careful after her beloved brother's death. Her boyfriend Nick has dumped her for someone more glamorous and spontaneous. And an invitation finds its wa
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Jess
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. I started reading it thinking I might get a chapter or two done in a sitting just to break away from everything else and wouldn't you know it, I was more than half way when I checked my progress. I stopped and said, wait a minute, I'm not ready for this to be over yet!

I have to say, I went through many emotions with the characters. I didn't agree with Daisy and her desire to win Nick back. Right from the start, I viewed him as a grade A a**hole. His treatment of Daisy was dis
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FS Meurinne
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, reviews
This was a refreshing story that I enjoyed, full of emotions, humor, and steamy scenes. Daisy and Max's story doesn't start as most stories, but when they find themselves meeting under interesting circumstances it brings Daisy to a whole new world to her, one she never expected and she finds pushing herself beyond her comfort zone. This book definitely has a different appeal and I would totally recommend it. You will find yourself laughing and your heart wrenching throughout the pages. I wish fo ...more
K-BRC
Jun 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Such a fun, sexy, sweet, romantic yet thrilling read. I adored it! I wonder if there’ll be more in the series.
Alicia
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love, love love this book! Daisy is an absolute delight and Max a worthy hero combining charm, empathy and loyalty. A romance to savour, Maximum Dare pits Daisy against a world that seems to have abandoned this sweet, funny, giving woman in favour of the cold and self centered. Max and Daisy have completely won my heart and Vanessa Fewings had written a book to make you feel wonderful and leave you with a huge, happy smile. This is book which gives you an enormous hug and tells you that kindness ...more
Suzanne Giorgione
Apr 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I don't know where to start. Max and Daisy are everything. This book has all you can want - moments that make you laugh out loud, some that make you cry, some where you feel the love, loss and all the amazing moments that Vanessa Fewings has written for our enjoyment. I couldn't put this book down and read it all in one sitting. Just wonderful. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book. ...more
Syd Ryan
Jul 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my top favorites for 2020. This book is based off the UK, I would never have thought that this author is from the US. She had me one hundred percent believing she was a UK author. I felt like I was part of the story with this magnificent writing. Everyone can connect with Daisy, or feel like they have been Daisy at some point. Max is the good guy that warms up the soul and is filled with Brazilian goodness. Standalone. HEA. ❤️
Sassy Southern
May 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Daisy Whitby’s life turns upside down when her live-in boyfriend all of a sudden breaks up with her and starts dating Megan Hawtry, a popular blogger. Daisy will do whatever she can to protect Nick Barnham from the heartache she predicts he will soon have but soon Daisy finds herself humiliated in front of everyone.
Now Daisy finds herself invited to the Dare Club where she will learn to live life a little more on the wild side. Supporting her through her adventures seems to be Max Marquis, a Br
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Rebecca Austin
Aug 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-sassy
This was a great book and I enjoyed it from start to finish! I liked that things constantly surprised me and I was never 100% sure how things would turn out.

I liked Daisy and I felt horrible for her and how quickly she was replaced by Nick. It also surprised me how Nick described her and how she just wasn’t adventurous enough for him and didn’t live her life enough on the edge, yet with everything she had gone through with her brother, I really wasn’t surprised.

At first I thought both brothers
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Cathy
Jan 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love, Love 💛💚❤️💞 This Book 📚

This is the story of Daisy Whitby. She thinks she's in love with Nick Banham son of David and Gillian Banham. David has an older brother Maximus Marquis. Maximus aka Max is the son from Gillian's first marriage. She was married to Max's father untill he was eight years old. She went one of his soccer ⚽ games he gave her his number and the rest you say is history. Max's father was a lawyer and a workaholic, he put his law practice first and his mother and he, Max, felt
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USA Today Bestselling Author Vanessa Fewings writes both contemporary romance novels and dark erotic suspense.

Prior to publishing, Vanessa served as an officer in the British Army, working as a registered nurse and midwife. She holds a master's degree in psychology. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and has lived in Great Britain, Germany, Hong Kong, and Cyprus.

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