Publisher: Turning Leaves Press on April 15, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
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Rich, beautiful, and wild, Reagan McKinley has everything she needs…but nothing that she wants. That is, until she spends one hot night in the arms of sexy, unbridled Dare Wilde.
She’s a girl trapped in a rigid world she desperately wants to escape, and he’s an untamed artist with an attitude, hell-bent on freeing her—body, mind, and soul. But Reagan’s life is not her own, and Dare is not welcome in it. She can’t include him in her carefully-controlled, extremely public lifestyle…and yet she cannot give him up.
Will a shared passion for art—and, increasingly, each other—be enough to keep them together? Or will it be the thing that ultimately tears them apart?
“Are you twenty-one?” he asked.
I arched an eyebrow. “Depends, are we talking birth certificate age or fake ID age?”
“Underage.” He shook his head.
“Nineteen,” I said. “Which is far from underage unless you’re some narc.” My eyes widened. “Oh, god. You’re not a cop, are you?” Getting arrested a week before starting my second year of college. That would be one for the books. Lock-up would be NOTHING compared to the wrath I’d face at home once I got out.
“Do I look like a cop?”
“No,” I said. He didn’t strike me as a guy who’d be at home in a police precinct. No way. He practically had Parental Disapproval tattooed on his forehead. And god only knew where else. Which only made me like him more. “But maybe you’re one of those bad boy undercover narcs,” I teased.
His eyes darkened. “Definitely not.”
“Good. Then buy me a drink.”
He studied me for a moment, then sighed. “What would you like?”
And in that moment I realized that no drink sounded appetizing. Not a single one. Even the goodies in my purse weren’t going to cut it.
All I wanted was him.
“What’s your name?” I said.
“Dare? Your name is Dare?” How…odd. And so incredibly fitting.
“Yeah.” He shrugged. “Take it or leave it.”
Oh, I was going to take the Dare. Hell yes.
Then he did something that took me by surprise. His features softened and he broke into a smile as he extended his hand. “Nice to meet you, Reagan.” God, the way my name sounded on his tongue turned me on so much. I wanted that tongue on me. Seriously. “So…what would you like?”