Friday, November 8, 2013

Daring to Wish by Tracey Rogers
Review & Giveaway!

What happens when you dare to wish?

In an effort to regain her independence and break out of her shell, shy Eve Ward writes a darling wish list of all the things she wants to do before her thirtieth birthday. It's a good thing the list is for her eyes only, because some of the items are pretty risqué.

Adrenaline junkie Lucas Riley becomes Eve's"victim" in a kiss-a-stranger dare, and she thinks he's perfect for her one-night-with-a-stranger wish.

With Eve, Lucas thinks he's found the distraction he needs before he has to say goodbye to his bad boy image. When he finds Eve's sexy wish list, he can't keep himself from giving into temptation and sneaking a peek, and wish number eight is impossible for him to resist. Being good can wait.

Eve is thrilled, when out of the blue, Lucas offers to take her skydiving. Her sexy stranger has helped her tick so many wishes off her secret wish list. Her confidence has grown and now she's having fun both in and out of the bedroom. It seems too good to be true... is it? She can't shake the niggling suspicion that something's not quite right.

Content warning: contains dizzying heights and sensual sex.

Daring to Wish is an adrenaline filled sexy story about two people who are both looking for change.

Lucas is one HOT soon to be reformed bad boy and Eve is fresh out of an emotionally abusive relationship. She needs to cut loose and find herself. He needs to buckle down, to prepare to take over the role of CEO for his father's company. This bad boy decides to go out with a bang after getting a sneak peek at Eve's secret list. This is one temptation an adrenaline junkie could not resist. They each want something from each other and both may just get something neither expected along the way.. Love.

I was rooting for these two characters to find each other (and each others beds) from their first encounter: Check out this excerpt from just after their first meeting/kiss:


Eve froze mid-turn, halted by his husky command and the tingle radiating from his hand lightly grasping her wrist. She met his gaze and realized how wrong she’d been. He was a million miles away from being uncomplicated. The startling blue of his eyes revealed depths Eve could only imagine drowning in.

“Did you say…nice?” He leaned closer. “I would say that was a lot better than nice. I’m sure if we tried again we could manage spectacular. Don’t you agree?” he drawled.
Maybe nice had been the wrong word to choose Eve relented as she noted his husky tone. It was infinitely better than nice. Try amazing! Her breath hitched as she thought of his kiss again. Knowing he enjoyed it too sent a surge of pleasure through her that settled deep within her belly. Obviously she could do some things right.
If she intended to fulfill her wishes she was going to have to find some confidence from somewhere—and fast! At the moment her confidence seemed to be firmly in the area of her knickers.
Running and hiding now seemed out of the question. Maybe confidence practice would be the lesser of two evils? She paused before turning to face Mr. Hotness for confidence lesson one.
“Hmm...” She pretended to consider. “Maybe you’re right. However, as this was a dare I’m afraid it was a one time opportunity,” she added with mock apology. “So I guess we’ll never know.”
“You kissed me for a dare?” His brow arched.
Eve nodded. “Uh-huh. My dare was to kiss a stranger.”
“A dare, huh? I feel so…so violated.” He clutched his free hand to his chest in feigned hurt, although his eyes brimmed with humor and a smile tugged at the corner of his delicious mouth.
“Don’t be offended. I did actually choose you,” she blurted before forgetting her cool, calm, and confident aim.
“So you really thought you could violate me then run?”
“That was my plan, yes,” she said with a confidence she didn’t quite feel, especially as she was distracted by the thumb lightly stroking her wrist.
“And I didn’t even try to play hard to get. Guess you got lucky.”
“Or maybe you did,” she countered without thought, mortified as a blush warmed her cheeks at his responding grin.
He grinned, releasing her hand. “Tell me. Do you like to be dared?”
Her eyes widened at the loaded question. “I…I find a challenge hard to resist.”
“Damn good thing I’m a challenge.”

I was hooked on this story after the first interaction between Eve and Lucas. Loved finding the connection between their lives and lived vicariously through their adrenaline filled exploits. I will never have the nerve to skydive myself, but this author writes such a vivid depiction you will feel like you've been there before as well. I read this entire book in one sitting and after I turned the last page I made a little dreamy sigh and smiled.

Looking for a feel good read that will leave you with a smile and a warm happy feeling in your heart? Give Daring to Wish a try. This book gets 4 SMILEY FACES from SYMFB and will file this under Books I Liked on Goodreads.
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Author Info: 
A devourer of books from an early age, I spent most of my childhood stepping into wardrobes, searching for that magical snowy world where conversing with animals would be expected. When I wasn't searching for those worlds, I wrote about them instead. My first step into the world of romances was when I stole sneak peeks into my nana's books. I'm still in that world and refuse to leave.

 Author Tracey Rogers
I live in Staffordshire, UK, with my husband and three wonderful children. An avid reader and writer of romance, I strongly believe that words make the world go around.

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  1. Thank you for a wonderful review. Thank you so much you for hosting me today!

  2. I can honestly say I don't have a dare list. I'm totally a chicken so I usually just take the truth question. Lol

  3. I don't have a dare list. I'm only that outgoing in my mind. LOL

    Marcy Shuler