I'll admit it, this is an odd one for me. Yeah, I love contemporary romances every once in a while, but they're not my normal read. And the third book in a series like this one? Nope, never tried that before. So what makes this one so different that I'm not going to be posting just once, but three times for it?
His name is Travis, he's eight, and I love him.
Travis is one of the characters in the first book in this series, The Bet, and he stars in the opening prologue for the novel. So when I went on over to Amazon to use its handy little "Look Inside!" feature that lets me read the beginning of the book for free, it was pretty hard for me to not fall in love. This kid is the best! If you haven't read The Bet yet, please, please, PLEASE, use this link to check out the prologue I'm talking about. The first paragraph alone was enough for me to purchase the book without even thinking about it and shove it as far to the top of my reading list as I could.
As for The Dare, I'll post again in the trailer reveal on June 23 and then with an excerpt on July 2. Hopefully I'll have a review of at least the first book in the series by then so I can tell you guys more about it. I can't wait!
The Dare by Rachel Van Dyken
Boring Beth Lynn has always lived up to her nickname… until she wakes up in a hotel bed next to a sexy as sin state senator she re-connected with at a wedding the previous night.
The biggest problem? She can't seem to remember anything about the night before except for crying into a box of cookies, and she’s pretty sure Grandma Nadine slipped something in her drink. And what should have been a one night stand turns into a six day adventure when Grandma whisks them off to Hawaii to save them from the ensuing media firestorm.
Jace isn't looking for commitment — he believes he made that clear when he left the wedding with Beth. Then again, he can't remember much of anything other than the way her skin felt beneath his hands. Now he's stuck with her at some lame couple’s retreat and trying his hardest to fight the attraction only a woman like Beth could invoke.
He doesn’t think it can get any worse.
But one spider attack… A donkey ride from hell… And an unfortunate episode with Viagra tea — and there’s one thing Jace knows for sure: He should never have agreed to Grandma Nadine’s suggestion in the first place.
Because if this isn’t paradise, and it isn’t a vacation — that only leaves one option.
Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor. She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers!