From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken, comes the third
and final book in the New York Time's Bestselling Bet Series...
Boring Beth Lynn has always lived up to her nickname... until she wakes up in a hotel bed next to a sexy as sin state senator she re-connected with at a wedding the previous night.The biggest problem? She can't seem to remember anything about the night before except for crying into a box of cookies, and she's pretty sure Grandma Nadine slipped something in her drink. And what should have been a one night stand turns into a six day adventure when Grandma whisks them off to Hawaii to save them from the ensuing media firestorm.Jace isn't looking for commitment -- he believes he made that clear when he left the
wedding with Beth. Then again, he can't remember much of anything other than the way her skin felt beneath his hands. Now he's stuck with her at some lame couple's retreat and
trying his hardest to fight the attraction only a woman like Beth could invoke.He doesn't think it can get any worse.But one spider attack... A donkey ride from hell... And an unfortunate episode with Viagra tea -- and there's one thing Jace knows for sure: He should never have agreed to Grandma Nadine's suggestion in the first place.Because if this isn't paradise, and it isn't a vacation -- that only leaves one option.Survival.But to make it through alive... they might lose their hearts in the process. (Romantic Comedy, Friends to lovers, Vacation Romance, New Adult Romance, Funny Stand Alone, Bargain Books, Humorous Romance)
Grandma shrugged. “Wouldn’t be the first time I’ve gone to the slammer for the greater good."
“The greater good?” the man asked, his eyes narrowing.
“Why, yes. I served a few months in a Russian prison after The Cold War. I was a spy and guilty of poisoning a government official. Then again, they could never prove it. I’d slipped something into his mouth during a heated kiss.” She reached into her leopard purse. “Breath mint?”
This book deserves more stars than I can give. Rachel is a diabolical mastermind with these books. No joke. Each book I find myself saying " how can her next book get any better, more funny?" and let me tell you, she did NOT disappoint. Because she did it. Out of all her books and the Bet Series this is my favorite. I love each character for differen't reasons and each story was magical and beautiful and perfection and hilarious. But the Dare was perfection. Grandma was in full form this book and she took her crazy grandma antics to a new level. She had one couple left to see happy and she made it her mission to not fail. Even getting arrested. Grandma is my most favorite fictional character in any book ever. She is caring, sweet, hilarious and goes to any lengths for her family. Grandma Nadine should be very proud, Rachel. She is a beautiful person and you are so lucky to have someone so special. And thank you for gracing our books with her presence. She is magical and it has been a pleasure reading these stories. I truly loved the way it ended and if there is no more, it ended beautifully and how it should. But I truly feel it's not over and that there is more to be seen from grandma. The kids should all have stories also! that would make me so very happy :-)
The Dare is a story about second chance love. About realizing what is important in ones life. About moving forward and finding the spark. Taking the world by the balls and owning yourself. Rachel Van Dyken is a genius and probably the best well-rounded author I have ever read. Thank you for the journey Rachel, it's been a phenomenal ride with these characters. Could not of asked for a more perfect book and ending.
Also have I mentioned this is the funniest book know to book literature? no? well it is.
The story starts where we left off last time. At the wedding. Beth and Jace wake up together and think they slept together and right away their world gets turned upside down. That would be horrible for his career. So grandma saves the day and whisks them away on Char, Jakes and Travis and Kacey`s honeymoon. But the two get more than the thought. grandma duped them yet again and they are stuck on a couples retreat. ( honestly, grandma Nadine and the gang need their own TV show. They put Roseanne to shame) instead of letting it bother them, they make a dare to each other. Beth wants six days or normal and to let her hair down, in exchange she will help Jace any way she can with his career and calming the press. But what the two least suspect is all the forces trying to bring them together. But can these two have a chance at a second chance love when jace only wants to put himself and his career first?
You will have to read to see how their fairytale ends.
"The little push is your conscience. I'm a damn atom bomb."
"We don't have alcohol on the premises" "And even if we did, I'd use it before I'd give it to you."
"Aw, sweetheart, backing out already? Where's your balls?"
"The world. I'd rather be the world."
"We've been friends for an eternity, and I. Love. her. I. Choose. Her. Mind your own business before I pay a friend of a friend to cut the brakes on your car."
"What good is the fairytale, if in the end, the girl's so broken she can't even finish the damn story?"
"You stole Cheetos from a blind girl. How does that not make the news and me walking with you into a hotel does?"
"Do you really trust me not to kill you and build a sandcastle over your dead body?"
"That you'll decide I'm not worth it. Because the truth, Beth? Guys want to be fought for too. We want to be worthy of the women we love. I want to be Romeo, Mr. Darcy, and Avenger."
"Will you wear that Thor costume you brought while pulling it?"
"Only as long as you wear the She-Ra one and pretend to drown while I save you and your cookies."