Review – I Dare You (The Hook Up #1) by Ilsa Madden-Mills


I Dare You by Ilsa Madden-Mills
Series: The Hook Up #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 30, 2018
Buy Now: Amazon


Bad Ass Athlete: I dare you to…
Delaney Shaw: Who is this?

The late night text is random, but “Bad Ass Athlete” sure seems to know who she is…

Delaney Shaw.
Good girl.
Lover of fluffy kitties and Star Wars.

His dare? Spend one night in his bed—a night he promises will be unforgettable—and she can solve the mystery of who he is.

She knows she shouldn’t, but what else is she going to do with her boring Valentine’s Day?

One sexy hook-up later, her mind is blown and the secret’s out.

Maverick Monroe.
Bad boy.
The most talented football player in the country.
Just ask him.

Too bad for him Delaney’s sworn off dating athletes forever after her last heartbreak.

But Maverick wants more than one night and refuses to give up on winning Delaney’s heart. She isn’t one to be fazed by a set of broad shoulders.

After the semester ends, will the bad boy land the nerd girl or will the secrets they keep from each other separate them forever?


Ilsa Madden-Mills this story was pure GOLD and I freaking loved every moment of it! When this beautiful lady first announced her upcoming release I immediately knew that I had to get my hands on it as soon as possible because I have adored every single one of her previous releases and I knew without a doubt that this one was going to be absolutely incredible!

I Dare You was hands down one of my most anticipated reads of 2018 and it’s only April! This author certainly did NOT disappoint with this one and I was captivated until the very end. Nerd girl and bad boy unite in this insanely sweet, lovable, and slow-burning romance that will hook you right in. Delaney Shaw and Maverick Monroe might be one of my favorite couples yet! Seriously I have a major crush on these two and enjoyed their back and forth banter that had me laughing time and time again! Their story was filled with a barrel of laughs with just the perfect blend of angst that will have your heart reeling in anticipation!

Delaney Shaw is my ultimate girl crush! She is a Star Wars fanatic with an obsession for fluffy kitties. I mean come on you can’t help but love her especially with her sassy personality that will keep her on her toes. Just because your a nerd doesn’t mean you can’t have sass. She’s a girl that knows what she wants and she isn’t willing to back down. If you want to gain a place in her heart then you better work for it…which is exactly what Maverick Monroe is after! He is the bad boy star of the football team with secrets. This man right here is after Delaney’s heart and nothing will stand in his way of finally getting her, even one of his teammates…

Readers will fall head over heels in love with Delaney and Maverick’s story, along with a handful of secondary characters…many of which I am hoping will get their very own stories in the near future! Let’s just say that I’ve got all my fingers and toes crossed!


About Ilsa Madden-Mills

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.

She’s addicted to dystopian books and all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding females. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, Instagram, Ian Somerhalder (seriously hot), astronomy (she’s a Gemini), and tattoos.

She has a degree in English and a Master’s in Education.

When she’s not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets and paints old furniture.

Connect with the author: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads


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