Also by this author: The Goal (Off-Campus, #4)
The Dare by Elle Kennedy
Series: Briar U #4
Published by Elle Kennedy Inc. on June 16, 2020
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Sport
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College was supposed to be my chance to get over my ugly-duckling complex and spread my wings. Instead, I wound up in a sorority full of mean girls. I already have a hard time fitting in, so when my Kappa Chi sisters issue the challenge, I can’t say no.
The dare: seduce the hottest new hockey player in the junior class.
Conor Edwards is a regular at Greek Row parties…and in Greek Row sorority beds. He’s the one you fall for before you learn that guys like him don’t give girls like me a second glance. Except Mr. Popular throws me for a loop—rather than laughing in my face, he does me a solid by letting me take him upstairs to pretend we’re getting busy.
Even crazier, now he wants to keep pretending. Turns out Conor loves games, and he thinks it’s fun to pull the wool over my frenemies’ eyes.
But resisting his easy charm and surfer-boy hotness is darn near impossible. Though I’m realizing there’s much more to Conor’s story than his fan club can see.
And the longer this silly ruse goes on, the greater the danger of it all blowing up in my face.
“Yup, hungering for Conor Edwards is very, very bad. Because he’s exactly the kind of man who will break my heart. Even if he doesn’t mean to.”
This was a spin on one of my favorite tropes. I just love the “fake relationship/arranged marraige/marriage of convenience.” Basically anything that means they pretend to be together and then they fall in love.
Conor and Taylor are pretty great together. He’s goofy but adorable, and she’s relatable. I am sure everyone is going to fall hard for him.
The only reason I knocked some of my rating down was because of the amount of time in the book designated for their “issues.” I get why they are there, and all of that, but there is having it in the book and then dragging it on. This was the latter unfortunately.
This book did end on a high note for me. I loved how it was wrapped up and finished. Elle always puts her spin on these stories, and that hook just gets me every time. I love her writing and her stories. I can not wait for he next book already.
“I don’t care who you were before. Only who you choose to be now.”