Audiobook Review: The Dare (Briar U, #4). ⭐️⭐️⭐️

The Dare by Elle Kennedy

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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.

The Dare

Hockey hottie and curvy girl!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: 💙🤎🖤❤️💜
Steam: 🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📙
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌍
Character development: 😠😘🤓😉
Narrator(s): 🎙🎙🎙
Narration Type: Dual Narration

The heroine: Taylor Marsh – a Junior at Briar University in Massachusetts. Taylor is a member of the Kappa Chi sorority, but lives in her own apartment. She and her friend Sasha are the outcasts of the sorority. Taylor had aspirations of going from high school loser to sorority princess when she joined but found the experience didn’t at all live up to her expectations and many of the ‘sisters’ were mean girls.

The Hero: Conor Edwards – the hottest hockey player in the junior class and all around big man on campus where the athletes are revered by the sororities and everyone on campus. He is also a regular in the beds of many of the sorority girls as well. A player on and off the ice, but lately he has been getting bored with the girls on campus.

The Story: When the sorority has a party and plays ‘Dare or Dare’ rather than ‘Truth or Dare’, Sasha and Taylor immediately gets picked first. Taylor is dared to get Conor Edwards to take her upstairs. So Taylor goes right up to Conor and tells him that she isn’t interested in hooking up with him but wants him to take her upstairs and pretend. Conor decides that isn’t boring at all and goes with her.

This book was told in dual points of view via dual narration. It was narrated by Elizabeth Louise and Teddy Hamilton. Teddy Hamilton is always terrific. He has an awesome manly voice which is emotive and sexy. He also does a female voice pretty well. Elizabeth Louise’s voice kind of got on my nerves a bit. Her voice reminds me of actress Jewel Staite who played Dr. Jennifer Keller on Stargate Atlantis.

I loved Conor Edwards in this one, he was a true Hero when he overhears Taylor’s mean girl sorority sisters talking trash about her and gets outraged for her and steps up to make them eat their words. It was a great scene and says a lot about the kind of guy he is despite his player tendencies.Though I didn’t really like Taylor’s low self esteem and body image issues. Granted many women have those same issues, it just isn’t very fun to read about them, especially when it is mentioned so often.


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