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I Dare You

Written by: Ilsa Madden-Mills
Narrated by: Lee Samuels,Brooke Bloomingdale
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Publisher's Summary

Wall Street Journal best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills returns with an all-new swoon-fest of a novel about what happens when you look beyond labels and take a chance on love.   

Badass Athlete: I dare you to... 

Delaney Shaw: Who is this?  

The late-night text is random, but "Badass Athlete" sure seems to know who she is...Delaney Shaw. Good girl. Lover of fluffy kitties and Star Wars. Curious.  

His dare? Spend one night in his bed - a night he promises will be unforgettable - and she can solve the mystery of who he is.   

She knows she shouldn't, but what else is she going to do with her boring Valentine's Day? One sexy hookup later, her mind is blown, and the secret's out.  

Maverick Monroe. Bad boy. The most talented football player in the country. Just ask him. Too bad for him that Delaney's sworn off dating athletes forever after her last heartbreak.  

But Maverick wants more than one night and refuses to give up on winning Delaney’s heart. She isn’t one to be fazed by a set of broad shoulders.   

Will the bad boy land the nerd girl, or will the secrets they keep from each other separate them forever?

©2018 Ilsa Madden-Mills (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance

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  • Shooting Star
  • 2020-06-01

Good start, but fell flat and corny

People are asking what’s missing, and all I can say is chemistry and character development. It’s just a basic corny story that needs less predictable fluff and more delectable meat.

It certainly had potential, but it’s given me a bad taste in my mouth. I may try another work by her someday, but not anytime soon.

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  • A. Marquez
  • 2019-12-26

Disappointed 😞

I really loved the cover of this book so, I decided to listen to the audio. The narration did a good job. The story was predictable. I was waiting for something to happen for this story to become more but, it never did. IIsa wrote characters that I liked but, just didn’t really get to show some sort of depth in this story. This is a sports romance.

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  • ~Anonymous~
  • 2020-06-16

Enjoyable

This was a fun but very predictable and standard type of romance book. I thought this was a cute story of a nerdy college girl and the football star of the school. I liked both Delaney and Maverick and thought their personalities were the perfect blend. It intrigued me that it was so easy to assume they would have nothing in common but as they got to know each other you saw that wasn't really the case at all. I would definitely recommend it to anyone that wanted a fun college romance to read about. I'm not too sure what's going to come next for this series but I can't wait to find out.

This book was included in the escape package!

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  • AudioObsessed
  • 2020-04-25

4 You're Everything STARS

Having sworn off football players Delaney rebuffs Mavericks advances. She's been heartbroken before and doesn't want to do it again. She's looking for someone different, at least that's what she tells herself. Maverick is cocky but there is so much more to him as you get to know him. He was really a great guy and I loved how much he cared about his sister. Delaney is a nerdy girl who loves cats and Star Wars and someone you'd want to be friends with. Nothing is ever easy when the heart is involved and with Mav keeping secrets from Delaney will she be able to forgive and move on? You gotta listen to find out! Overall I really enjoyed this college romance and I'm looking forward to the next in the series.

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  • being_ericamarie
  • 2019-09-26

Good Read

This story reads good, narrators are good. The main characters have great chemistry. Nice way to pass a couple of hours of good listening.

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  • Alisha McCoy PA
  • 2019-06-11

So Good

This was the most adorable story and I absolutely loved it. Everything from Football to Geekyness included.

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  • Crystal
  • 2019-01-03

Well that went nowhere fast..

Decent plot. Started out well with potential but then it just didn't deliver at all. It went nowhere at all and ended up being a pretty annoying story I really only finished because I had spent the money on it. There was a lot of chemistry between the two main characters but the actual "scenes" were seriously lacking the chemistry. Disappointing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2023-02-06

Great Story!!

What a great story! I really like the way this author writes. The story was good, the romance was sweet without the book being about endless hookups throughout the box.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2023-02-05

loved it

I really enjoyed reading this author.  I look forward to reading more books by this author in the near future.

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  • Alexciz
  • 2023-01-24

A warm wholesome makes my heart smile story!!!

Brava!! To Ilsa Madden-Mills for yet another full on romance novel full of healthy relationships, real world problems, passion, laughter and hope.

The feels in this book…oh the feels! Anytime I’m down and out and need a little pick me up filled with light and love I can ALWAYS turn to an Ilsa book, without question! This particular one followed Maverick & Delaney throughout their college careers and their slow-burn love story. You are enchanted from the very beginning then intrigued to read on and find out how they finally come together and all the obstacles keeping them apart.

Maverick is the love of my life. I want one of those when I grow up please and thank you! A little bit Alpha, demanding, take charge but also sweet, cares for his family and lifts his woman up emotionally and supports her unconditionally. Yup, definitely a book boyfriend but hey! Lol He had to work through a lot and had an almost insurmountable pile of responsibilities that could have taken him under but his positive DETERMINED spirit kept that from happening. He had others depending on him so he made sure to per-server. Meeting Delaney his freshman year about knocked him off his feet. She wasn’t part of the plan but the second his eyes found hers he KNEW she was now!

Delaney was an unapologetic nerd girl who loved life and her cat even more. Not impressed with the jocks of the world, she was a little leery of Maverick when he approached her that 1st night. Knowing he would have jersey chasers all over him. They just didn’t connect after their kids at the party and went their separate ways…until 3yrs later and the stars seemed to align for them.

An engaging story that let me get lost in a world of love, hope and faith. Yeah, an amazing feel good read that Ilsa ALWAYS delivers!! Lee Samuels & Brooke Bloomingdale’s are both great narrators too! They really brought the story alive to another level!