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Once Upon a Dare (Once Upon a Sweet Romance Series)

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*** A SWEET STAND-ALONE ROMANCE ***

Two dares.
One double date.
What could go wrong?

Pete Carson couldn’t believe he’d let the beautiful Grace Girardi dare him into using a matchmaking site to find a date for Valentine’s Day—as if the perfectly eligible bachelor needed any help in that department. But the shocked look on Grace’s face when he dared her to do the same made every
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MJ
Feb 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021-books, beta-read, arc
Once Upon a Dare is utterly charming. Carina Rose continues to write simpler kind of love stories with little angst but still full of the always-welcomed feels. An old-fashioned kind of romance, Pete Carson and Grace Girardi fall hard despite their previous thoughts of indifference towards one another. Both fiercely competitive, the Valentine's Day dare they engage in just might lead to the most unexpected kind of pairing for both of them and I enjoyed every minute of their sweet encounters, wit ...more
Up All Night Book Addict
Feb 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews, read-2021
Sometimes you just need a no frills, fun, and entertaining romance. Carina Rose is definitely the author to deliver that to you with each of her books.

This book was so sweet and fun. The dare added an extra layer to everything. Carina's books are marketed as a Hallmark type of book, and that is exactly what this one is. It has all the elements for that made for TV movie Hallmark lovers love.

I couldn't get enough of these characters. And their journey to their happily ever after couldn't have bee
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Michele McMullen
Feb 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Carina you have once again given me characters to fall head of heels for and want to hang out with! This is a feel good romance that is sweet, sassy and oh so funny right out of the romcom gate.
Pete and Grace are thrown together due to mutual friends. They tolerate each other and also have strong opinions regarding one another. The group games they play have become so competitive that their friends are now finding them more entertaining the games that are being played. Now throw in a dare betwe
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Virginia
Feb 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
Carina has written another great book with little angst that made me laugh and smile. The dares were fun, the romance was sweet, and the dialogue was witty. Pete and Grace were great together. I loved watching them find love. Carina shows that sweet Hallmark type stories are fantastic. They make you swoon and get you in the feels. Go one click!

An arc was provided for an honest review.
Sharon Moritz-rosenthal
I received a free ARC copy of this book from the author prior to release and am voluntarily leaving a review.

This is my first time reading this author and this is book 2 in a series and I fell hard for her writing and her characters. I must read more from her because this book was simply awesome and enchanting and wonderful. I cannot gush enough about how wonderful it was. It had heart, and love and friendship and it made me laugh and cry and laugh again. Absolutely awesome.

This is the story of
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4 stars

Once Upon A Dare was my first book by new to me author Carina Rose. This is what I'd call a "clean romance" with a very Hallmark movie type of feel to it (a couple kisses, no sex, stuck in a winter playground. etc).

Pete and Carina have their friends and their competitiveness in common and that's about it. When Carina dares the enigmatic tycoon to find a date for Valentine's Day on a dating app, he can't help but take the challenge, but he's not going in alone...she has the same amount of
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Jennifer Pierson
Feb 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
I'm sure that I may be in the minority, but I'm really not a fan of Hallmark movies, and while Once Upon a Dare was along those same lines, I did enjoy it despite it being almost too sweet. Pete & Grace are very competitive (which is what I loved the most), so when Grace dares Pete into using a matchmaking site to get a date for Valentine's Day, he did it despite kicking himself after he accepted. However, he takes it one step further when he turns the dare upon her as well, and she accepted of ...more
Stacie Christensen
Feb 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Two dares.
One double date.
What could go wrong?

Pete Carson couldn’t believe he’d let the beautiful Grace Girardi dare him into using a matchmaking site to find a date for Valentine’s Day—as if the perfectly eligible bachelor needed any help in that department. But the shocked look on Grace’s face when he dared her to do the same made everything worth it.

Except neither expected a friendship to develop, and Pete soon discovers Grace’s previously unseen sweeter side. One that goes beyond her delicio
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FunUndertheCovers
Feb 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Second book from Carina Rose and my second read and my second addiction.
Pete and Grace are thrown together because of their newlywed best friends.
They love to goad each other with sarcasm and competitive personalities.
Until the two of them decide to dare each other to obtain a date from a matchmaking site for Valentines Day. Of course this leads to more discoveries about their unusual friendship and a super secret surprise that makes them question if this dare was a truly as funny as they thoug
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Carol Seymour
Feb 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Second book from Carina Rose and my second read and my second addiction.
Pete and Grace are thrown together because of their newlywed best friends.
They love to goad each other with sarcasm and competitive personalities.
Until the two of them decide to dare each other to obtain a date from a matchmaking site for Valentines Day. Of course this leads to more discoveries about their unusual friendship and a super secret surprise that makes them question if this dare was a truly as funny as they thoug
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Sharrice
Feb 08, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once Upon a Dare was an adorable read and I am so happy I signed up to get a copy when I did.

Pete and Grace constantly butt heads. They're both competitive and never give either person an inch. One day Grace issues a challenge that Pete can't find a date by Valentine's Day using a dating app. Pete agrees, but only if Grace participates two. Now the two are doing everything they can to meet someone and have a date by February 14th.

When Grace ends up hurting herself while trying to deliver some c
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lowkeyreader
Feb 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
If you love Hallmark movies, then you're going to love this one from Carina Rose. This is truly one sweet romance that gives you all the feels.

Pete and Grace get under each other's skins. They are both very competitive especially against each other. Grace dares Pete to join a dating website and one to not back down, he challenges her to do the same. The challenge is to have a double date for Valentine's day.

Grace and Pete will take you on a heartfelt journey between two people who are so right
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CherryRed’s Reads
Feb 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This second book from Author Carina Rose is amazing just like the first one.

I loved everything about it.

It is cute, sweet and totally heartfelt.

Pete Carson and Grace Giradli were easy to fall in love with.

Their journey had me laughing, swooning and loving their fighting for one another which started on a dare.

Perfect book to read to snuggle up with this Valentine's Day.

Another must read from Author Carina Rose.

Go One Click it!

5 🍒🍒🍒🍒🍒popped!
**ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review*
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Bev Sten
Feb 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book by Carina Rose. It read like a Hallmark movie. Matter of fact it would make a great Hallmark movie. Pete and Grace really drive each other crazy. Grace doesn't believe in fate that her friends keep telling her about. They are both very competitive with the drive to win. Grace challenges Pete to join a dating website and he challenges her right back. The challenge is to have a date for Valentine's day. You really have to read Carina Rose. As good as her debut book Once Upon a Ki ...more
A.M. Madden
Feb 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Love Hallmark movies??? Then you need to read Carina Rose! Her second book is just as delicious as Carina's debut! No differently than Once Upon a Kiss, Once Upon a Dare takes you on a heartfelt journey between two people who were so right for each other, they couldn't see just how right there were for each other. Confused? You'll know just want I mean when you devour this sweet, uplifting romance. Carina Rose... I'll be anxiously waiting for book #3! ...more
Andrea Britton
Feb 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Refreshing! So refreshing! This was a feel good clean romance that I couldn’t put down. Fun, flirty, and a happily ever after that will make you swoon.

Pete and Grace were two characters I couldn’t wait to read about. They both intrigued me in Once Upon A Kiss. And following their story was so fun and entertaining.

I love a good wholesome romance and that is exactly what we got. Carina Rose is a phenomenal author and I can’t wait for more from her.

Highly recommended.

*ARC Reader*
Jennifer Millaway
Oooo Dares

Ooooo I live me some dares. This is the best kind of dare. For them to not see each other before the dare was priceless. It lead to them seeking out each other not knowing it was the other one. I love their love story. It was so sweet and endearing. I can not wait to get my hands on Ethan's book.
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Casey Peeler
Feb 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Once Upon a Dare isn't your average sweet romance... it's more. It's a story that will give you all the feels, have you cheering for Grace and Pete, but that ending had me crying happy tears. ...more
Jamie
Feb 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
The books gives you all the feels. I love how this Author writes, she gives you Characters you just love. Grace and Pete have a love / hate relationship.  Meeting because their best friends are a couple they are together alot, but one Dare and things begin to change. These two start to see what each one is about without even knowing it. This in turn shows them what a true love is all about.
Dimple
Feb 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
Once Upon A Dare was my first book by new to me author Carina Rose. This is what I'd call a "clean romance" with a very Hallmark movie type of feel to it (a couple kisses, no sex, stuck in a winter playground. etc).

Pete and Carina have their friends and their competitiveness in common and that's about it. When Carina dares the enigmatic tycoon to find a date for Valentine's Day on a dating app, he can't help but take the challenge, but he's not going in alone...she has the same amount of time t
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Mariana | Bookstagram: crissandrabooks
(ENG-ESP)

✨ This is a sweet story. I honestly don't remember the last time I read one of those. It was cute yet the story itself was actually pretty good.

Grace has a kind-of-frienship with Pete that can be described in one word: complicated. Ever since she met him, he irritated her. So, a dare is the perfect opportunity for her to make fun of him. But when he dare her to do the same, she is not that sure anymore.

Grace and Ethan starts to grow thanks to each other and I love the fact that their re
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Imfullybooked2
Feb 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hard to put down book! Must read

This is a fun, adorable, cute  and quirky read.  The beginning of the story will already peak your interest and will keep you hooked wanting more of whats going to happen next after the dare/challenge has been proposed & in progress. The sweetness between the characters is so Swoony...gives you that excited tingly feeling. Things gets spicier as the "secret" finally revealed... things starts to unravel. The story gets more interesting every chapter. This is anothe
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Maura
Feb 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ku
ONCE UPON A DARE is a super sweet romance that I highly recommend.

I read a lot - like A LOT - and I really enjoy sweet romance. Just because this story doesn't have hot steamy sex doesn't mean that the romance isn't off the hook. ONCE UPON A DARE is that classic romance. It could easily fit into several genres (second chance, friends to lovers, etc) and is written in such a way that every character was necessary (main and secondary), there are not a bunch of words added to up word count and the
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Jenn (YeahOrNeighReviews)
An utterly charming match for romance! Once Upon A Dare has the perfect enemies to lovers vibe and you'll love following along with Pete and Grace on their journey. Daring each other to sign up for a dating match site starts off a slew of events for these two characters that just can't get along to save their life. Little do they know... Filled with witty banter, sweet moments and a budding friendship that will inspire you to take chances of your own, this book was a delight to read from start t ...more
Amber Simmonds
Feb 15, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book and smiled the whole way through. It’s really predictable and cheesy but I would read again for some lighthearted reading
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