Review: The Dare (The Dare (Briar U ,# 4) by Elle Kennedy

The Dare

Briar U Book Four

Published by Elle Kennedy on June 16th 2020

Contemporary Add to Goodreads

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Get ready for another binge-worthy romance from New York Times bestselling author Elle Kennedy!

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.


Kennedy knows how to get a reader out of a funk. Her hockey players haven’t still lost their shine after all this time. There is always a deeper issue at play that makes her fictional characters so relatable and come to life.


Insecurity, it’s something we all have experienced at one point.
The Dare introduces us to Taylor , a young woman who has those insecurities since she was a teen.

Now at Briar, she deals with the snide marks from her sisters even though she desperately wants to fit in and be accepted for her curves.

Taylor is a bright and well rounded woman despite this insecurity. She craves what everyone else wants in life. To be accepted and it’s her own hang up. Her dialogue shows an intelligent woman who snarky humour meshes with the hero. He saw through the insecurities because he had his own
Connor was the perfect foil, for Taylor he might have a reputation on campus in the short time he had been there

However there was more to Connor and Taylor was the person to see through everything despite the relationship getting off to a quirky start . Watching them quickly come together to help them through their mutual problem was fun to watch . There was plenty to laugh about as they took the time to figure what they had in front of them.
The plot was solid and this was perfect read in a time like this . It allows you to escape and still have sense of reality around you. The Dare is the perfect story with the usual Kennedy flair. Steamy, a good story and plenty of heart.

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