Thursday, August 5, 2021

Review: The Dating Dare by Jayci Lee

The Dating Dare
by Jayci Lee

Publisher: St Martin's Griffin
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Tara Park doesn’t do serious relationships. Neither does she hop into bed with virtual strangers. Especially when that particular stranger is her best friend’s new brother-in-law. It isn’t an easy decision, though. Seth Kim is temptation personified. His unreasonably handsome looks and charming personality makes him easy on the eyes and good for her ego.

When a friendly game of Truth or Dare leads to an uncomplicated four-date arrangement with Seth, Tara can’t say she minds. But their dates, while sweet and sexy, have a tendency to hit roadblocks. Thankfully, their non-dates and chance meetings get frequent and heated.

Seth is leaving for a new job in Paris in a month and a no-strings attached fling seemed like a nice little distraction for both… But soon Seth realizes that Tara Park doesn’t come in a “nice & little” package--she’s funny and bold, sweet and sexy, and everything he ever wanted and never expected to find. Neither of them are ready for something serious and both have past relationship baggage they’ve been ignoring, but with a shot at forever on the line will they follow their hearts and take a chance on happily-ever-after?

Kritters Thoughts:  Tara Park has avoided serious relationships for a long time with a torrid past, she decided that avoidance was the best answer.  When she attends her best friend's wedding she has an encounter with a guy, but the key about him is his soon departure for Paris, so this can't get too serious and could be a month long fun adventure.  

I wanted to love this romance so much, but the constant chatter between the two characters about the physical aspects of courting was just too much.  They went on and on for most of the book to each other and in their own heads about physical intimacy and I just kept rolling my eyes!  The concept of the book was great fun, but for me the execution didn't hit the mark.

I am always up for a fun romance at any time of the year and love that in this genre the reader knows the ending, but the journey is what we are all here for, so when the journey isn't enjoyable, it makes the expected ending not as fun.  This wasn't my kind of romance, but I hope in describing how I didn't love it, I could entice readers who love the lust and chatter of desire, this book can find the reader that loves it.  

Rating: not my kind of read

Ebook 2021 Challenge: 94 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from St Martin's Press.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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