Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Book Release and Review: The Celebrity Dare by Kaira Rouda (A Dare to Love Kindle Worlds Novel)

Dare to Love: THE CELEBRITY DARE by Kaira Rouda
Adult Contemporary Romance


Playboy billionaire and son of a New York City real estate tycoon, Mark Dare is living a great life, living in the city and operating his family’s hotels, nightclubs and cruise ships. He loves his job, and his carefree, no-strings-attached lifestyle. When he agreed to be a celebrity judge/investor on the television show, The Celebrity Dare, he doesn’t think about the show as anything other than a unique way to promote the Dare Real Estate Holdings name. By this, the second season, he’s a television pro. When a gorgeous, vaguely familiar blonde woman walks on stage, he’s instantly mesmerized, ready to buy whatever it is she’s selling.

Piper Sloan is a woman on a mission to save the US food supply, one product at a time. An attorney who left her lucrative law firm job to start the business of her dreams, her friends think she’s crazy, and they just might be right. Funds are running low and in desperation, she applies to be a contestant on The Celebrity Dare, certain charming and hunky billionaire Mark Dare won’t remember their one night together, even if it’s something she will never forget. She’s desperate, willing to do anything to keep her fledgling company afloat.

Sometimes chemistry is more powerful than common sense. And the ingredients of love aren’t always what they seem.

Connection to the Dare World:
Mark Dare is a cousin of all the Dare kids, legitimate and not. He is the oldest son of Robert Dare’s estranged brother, Donald Dare.

Donald Dare has built a family real estate empire, Dare Real Estate Holdings, based in New York City. Mark frequents Gabe’s nightclub, Elite.


The Celebrity Dare was a great, quick read that packs a nice punch.  It could be called a second chance romance, though the first time Mark and Piper were together turned out to be more along the lines of a hookup.

It was great to see how determined and strong Piper was, and how ardently she championed her product and beliefs, even with the lure of Mark right in front of her.  The two of them together are hot and just...right.  They may have been more like two ships passing in the night the first time around, but now everything changes.

My one regret with this story is the length.  I wanted to hear so much more, and be able to get a lot more in depth with these characters.  They are written well, and the short time we get with them here just starts a craving for more.  

The Celebrity Dare is a great addition to the Dare to Love Kindle World, and if you're already a fan of the series you'll want to scoop this one up and add it to your collection.  It was a strong 4-star read for me, and is recommended for 18+ due to adult language and sexual situations.

About the Author:

Kaira Rouda is a bestselling, multiple award-winning author of contemporary women's fiction and sexy modern romance novels that sparkle with humor and heart. Her women's fiction titles include HERE, HOME, HOPE, ALL THE DIFFERENCE and IN THE MIRROR. Her bestselling short story is titled, A MOTHER'S DAY. Kaira's work has won the Indie Excellence Award, USA Book Awards, the Reader's Choice Awards and honorable mention in the Writer's Digest International Book Awards. Her books have been widely reviewed and featured in leading magazines.
Her sexy contemporary romance series set on INDIGO ISLAND includes: WEEKEND WITH THE TYCOON, Book 1; HER FORBIDDEN LOVE, Book 2; THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTMAS, Book 3; and THE BILLIONAIRE'S BID, Book 4. Each of these novellas can be read as a stand alone, or enjoyed as a series. Her new series is set in LAGUNA BEACH and includes: LAGUNA NIGHTS, Book 1; LAGUNA HEIGHTS, Book 2; and LAGUNA LIGHTS, Book 3 coming winter 2015. She also helped launch Melissa Foster's The Remington's Kindle World with her bestselling novella, SPOTLIGHT ON LOVE, and is part of Carly Phillips Dare to Love Kindle World with THE CELEBRITY DARE.

Her nonfiction titles, REAL YOU INCORPORATED: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs, and REAL YOU FOR AUTHORS: 8 Essentials for Women Writers (available for free download on her website) continue to inspire.

She lives in Southern California with her husband and four almost-grown kids, and is at work on her next novel. Connect with her on TwitterFacebook at Kaira Rouda Books and on her website, KairaRouda.com.

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