Lauren West is stuck. Stuck in her hometown over the holidays. Stuck in a Wi-Fi dead zone. Stuck watching her longtime crush make out with her ex-best-friend. The small town of Sunrise Falls thrives on gossip, and everyone’s talking about the mess she’s made of her life back in San Francisco. One festively decorated bar and two vodka tonics later, a game of truth or dare seems like just the thing to distract her. Until the dare to seduce the next woman who walks through the door brings her face-to-face with librarian Emma Prescott.
Emma’s a good girl with a mind dirty enough to make a sex worker blush. A painful experience as a teenager has left her anxious and afraid of her own desire, but when gorgeous Lauren West kisses her senseless, Emma thinks maybe she’s finally found the perfect person to help her break free. That is, until Lauren comes clean about what really turns her on and reveals passions far darker than Emma ever anticipated.
Reader Advisory: If You Dare contains explicit fantasies of non-consent.
This is a steamy novel revolving around two women exploring their joint exotic sexual desires. It was a quick read with some pretty hot moments, however, at times, the plot seemed forced and all pulled together a little too quickly. I wanted more story line around the two main characters and maybe more time creating their connection. Some of the issues they were forced to overcome were definitely heart breaking, but other times the struggles seemed inconsequential and hard for me to empathize with.