Wendy S. Marcus has done it again with A Dare with Consequences. She has written a story about characters I absolutely fell in love with and a story that does not at all go the way I expect. in general, I am not a fan of one-night stand romances, but I trust Marcus’ writing enough that she is an auto-read for me. I was rewarded with a wonderful novella filled with a handsome hero that had me swooning over the type of man he turned out to be. The heroine is a kickass, independent woman determined to make it on her own and not take the easy way out. The story had the right amount of build up with great character development and an original take on a common romance trope.
Ren and Anya’s story is one of passion and struggle. These characters provide us with realistic life decisions. They are doing their best with the hand they have been dealt in life. The only thing that is preventing them from being together is themselves. They have to learn how to trust one another and to give in to the feelings they hold for the other. It’s such a good story.
When a book encourages me to be a better, stronger person once I am done with it, I call that a win. A Dare with Consequences is a true love story that will warm your heart and give you happy sighs when you finish. I highly recommend you give it a read!
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About the Book:
Title: A Dare With Consequences
Author: Wendy S. Marcus
Release Date: April 24, 2016
Category: Contemporary Romance
Source: Purchased from Amazon
One night on the Island of Eden changes two lives forever.
Ren Monighan is living the dream, running his very successful business from a condo overlooking beautiful Miami Beach – not that he’s around much to enjoy the view. He spends so much time traveling between professional and college football teams, filming practices and creating virtual reality play simulations, he has none left over to look for love. But passing a few hours naked with a pretty bartender named, Anya, fits into his schedule just fine.
Anya Solokov has been working hard to make a better life for herself in New York. She’s moved past her days of scrounging for food and doing things she isn’t proud of to survive. An MBA from NYU will guarantee her independence and ensure she never has to scrimp and save or go hungry again. When an unplanned pregnancy puts Anya’s lifelong goal in jeopardy, Ren’s ready to step up. But headstrong Anya won’t accept his help unless he comes up with a plan that works for both of them.