When I picked up Double Dare by Melissa Blue, I wasn’t sure what I would get initially. It took me a minute to get into the story, but once I did, it kept my attention. Emmaline was an intriguing character to get to know, although she drove me nuts at different points of the book.
The banter between Emma and Tobias caused things to develop slowly, but that’s what happens when your ideal doesn’t always come in the package you pictured in your head. I identify a lot with Alpha males, and the subtlety of what Tobias represented was something I could get with, although it took Emma some time to come around. Don’t you love women that way?
Emma had to figure out how to let love in after dealing with pain, while Tobias had to get over his own past and the guilt that seemed to weigh him down with each passing page. I would use the word serendipitous as to the type of relationship they developed; neither was what the other was looking for, but they found out each was what the other needed.
The book was sexy, and while most might want a little more spice, I think there was enough heat to enthrall readers of erotic romance, too. Some of the back and forth was hilarious to read through, and when the relationship finally gained some traction it became an engaging read.
While most might feel the dialog and some of the phrases might be a bit off-putting, I was able to keep up with the words and phrases pretty well. I would recommend this book for those who like a slow burn before the pace quickly picks up.
-Reviewed by: Shakir
Laurel Cremant is an opinionated author and reader of romance with a wicked sense of humor. RNIC was smart (or crazy) to bring her on as a blogger. In 2016 she took over the management of this site and relishes her new title of “Overlord of Awesome”