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Summary

Get ready for another binge-worthy romance from New York Times best-selling author Elle Kennedy! 

College was supposed to be my chance to get over my ugly-duckling complex and spread my wings. Instead, I wound up in a sorority full of mean girls. I already have a hard time fitting in, so when my Kappa Chi sisters issue the challenge, I can’t say no. 

The dare: Seduce the hottest new hockey player in the junior class. 

Conor Edwards is a regular at Greek Row parties...and in Greek Row sorority beds. He’s the one you fall for before you learn that guys like him don’t give girls like me a second glance. Except Mr. Popular throws me for a loop - rather than laughing in my face, he does me a solid by letting me take him upstairs to pretend we’re getting busy.

Even crazier, now he wants to keep pretending. Turns out Conor loves games, and he thinks it’s fun to pull the wool over my frenemies’ eyes.

But resisting his easy charm and surfer-boy hotness is darn near impossible. Though I’m realizing there’s much more to Conor’s story than his fan club can see.

And the longer this silly ruse goes on, the greater the danger of it all blowing up in my face.

©2020 Elle Kennedy (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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Great audiobook

excellent narrators and story. a recommended read. great story line, looking forward to hearing the rest of the Briar U series

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Outstanding!

I loved this book, from beginning to end I was amazed. The narrators was excellent especially Elizabeth Louise her voice was so light and sweet. That made it really easy to get into the book.
Will definitely read again.

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  • Mayzone
  • 13-09-20

Journey of rediscovery, Briar U all the way

Devoured this book in a day. Taylor and Conor are described as being physically different but I loved how Kennedy explored how insecurities can come in all forms. Loved watching these two lean on each other on a journey of rediscovery. Stick with it...its worth the listen ❤️

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-09-20

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Wow! That was a powerful storyline with very powerful statements with hard topics from body image shaming, to college sorority hazing, sexual harassment/assault, breaking and entering, burglary, blackmail and low self-esteem/self-worth issues.
The love story is really quite beautiful and messy but real.

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  • being_ericamarie
  • 14-09-20

Loved it

What's not to love about a story that has Teddy Hamilton as the narrator. In the continuation of the Briar U series I think I liked this one the best. New story line that incorporates just enough of the characters from the previous books where it does not make you feel like you just read the same story. Appropriately titled a dare turns into a real relationship that has its own challenges but it makes you feel outside of the dare these are real issues (body shaming) that college students go through.

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  • Haley B.
  • 28-04-22

Sigh. Possibly a spolier.

I'm tired of authors thinking that fat = ugly and then describing the character as not even being big at all other than having large breasts. Also the miscommunication trope not only once but twice? Not her best book. Only a 4 star because of the performance.

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  • Kelly C.
  • 30-09-21

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I love Elle Kennedy and the Off-Campus series. When she came out with Briar U, I jumped on board with this new series. She just knocks sports romances out of the park. You can read this as a standalone, but I highly recommend reading the previous books as it will give you some insight into several of the other characters.
I am not sure if this is the last one in this series, but I just cannot get enough.

This one was not my favorite though. This is mainly due to Taylor and the constant insecurity around her weight. It is not very clear if she is even overweight as it only mentions her having some curves. I was annoyed with this as it was a little overkill on someone who really does not appear overweight at all. I do like how it hits on insecurities though and how Connor really tries to help her through this.

This does deal with issues/triggers of mental health, acceptance, family, love, body image and more. It had a little bit of everything.

I really wish the Off Campus Series and the Briar U series would be adapted into a TV series. It would be so good. I am obsessed with both series and all of the characters. I am heart broken to know this is the end of the Briar U series!

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  • 09-06-21

Mixed Bag for me

I liked the performances, especially Teddy Hamilton who is always amazing. Elizabeth Louise did the best she could with what she had to work with. I didn't love Taylor, all her many insecurities or how she treated Connor at times. The fat shaming was a bit much. The book had some fantastic moments of humor, which kept me listening. I loved the Briar U setting and the hockey players who seemed like old friends from previous books.

SPOILER: One of the things that bothered me the most was the portrayal of the sorority. A hazing event took place off page that resulted in one of the key conflicts for the main characters. The sorority sisters who perpetrated the hazing in the first place never faced any consequences and the treatment of the pledges was completely normalized even though it far reaching negative consequences for their lives and relationships.

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  • Ashely
  • 01-09-20

Loved this book!

I have been waiting for what feels like forever for this book to hit audible. I loved the other 3 books and couldn’t wait to hear about Connor and it did not disappoint! I’m sitting at work in a quite office trying to contain my laughter because I was rolling. You won’t be disappointed!

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  • Taylorpriziola
  • 31-08-20

Not a fav....

3 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️
I was really looking forward to reading The Dare, specially after getting done reading The Play which I loved, but ended up being a little disappointed. Taylor’s insecurities were so annoying, to the point I wanted to slap her! Omg stop fat shaming yourself and authors just STOP fat shaming altogether!

I thought Conor was more of a alpha male, but he was seriously a disappointment in this book. He kinda was on the wimpy side.
Plus I was very disappointed in him regarding what he did after Taylor and him broke up. If you say you love someone, then just maybe the first thing you do NOT do is go out and hookup.

The Dare started off really good and I was even laughing so hard in chapter 2, but then the storyline fell apart. I started losing interest and just wanted it to end. It just became the same story that every other book has....Video tape leaks out, psycho bitch turns nice....blah blah blah. Anyhow The Dare wasn’t one of Elle Kennedy‘s best...


Audiobook review: 5 stars! I can’t say it enough Teddy Hamilton is always awesome! I can listen to his voice for hours. lol Elizabeth Louise was fabulous! They both are wonderful narrators...

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  • laura
  • 20-06-22

I love this book!!!

I relate to this book so much! I am a bigger girl and a teacher and I feel like this book was made specifically for me! I love Conor and Taylor’s love story! I love that they are figuring their life out while being together! So good! Also Teddy Hamilton’s narration and voice is so freaking sexy!!!

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  • B. D.
  • 18-06-22

Terrific Performance!

I enjoyed this story but it was the narration that pulled me in. There are, of course, narrators I love and Teddy Hamilton is one of my top picks but where has Elizabeth Louise been? Her adorable performance made me like this book even more. This story is a classic (college) tale of the Uber handsome athlete (hockey this time) and the sorority virgin who is “curvy” and therefore thinks she’s not worthy of love from a great looking guy. They clearly both have issues to overcome as well as family things to deal with. I’ve just got to reiterate that I don’t recall reading a book with this particular female narrator and her light, sweet, cute sound was simply captivating. And when she voiced the male character, that was spot on as well. This was a totally well done book with a little steam where it was needed and the guy you wish you’d ended up with.