I confess, I haven't read a book from Ilsa Madden-Mills in a bit but holy up all night into the wee hours of the morning to finish did I devour I Dare You. The dedication alone put a smile on my face. There was just something so endearing about Delaney and Maverick's story that I was legit glued to my kindle (even at 2am when I had a 5 am wake up call).
I adored Delaney. She was awkward, intelligent, shy, quirky and to be honest, a bit of a nerd. But she was also a bit fearless, and never turned down a dare. Which is how she finds herself with a secret admirer a la text message. I liked seeing her express herself freely in her messages with the mystery athlete. Except, she knew the guy.
Maverick- gah! That man- and he is all man- is what sports romance heroes are made of. I loved that besides being an athlete, he was a family guy. Wonderfully devoted to his sister and her well-being after a tragedy changed her world forever. He seemed to have the balance down until an unexpected curve ball forces him to make some hard decisions. Choices that put his budding relationship with Delaney at risk.
While Delaney and Mav were very different, when they were together, they just worked. Especially when they actually opened up to each other. From the field to cats and friendships to speculation, I Dare You was a bookworm's dream. Three cheers for the nerd girls! It was sweet, hilarious, sexy, heartfelt and swoony. Ilsa Madden-Mills crafted an whole cast of characters that made this book really stand out among other college romances out there.
Wall Street Journal,New York Times, andUSA Todaybest-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap. She's best known for her angsty, heartfelt new adult college romances.
A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice; Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.She's also addicted to frothy coffee beverages, Vampire Dairies, and any kind of book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females.