Jayci Lee returns to the blog with the second in her A Sweet Mess series with
The Dating Dare
If you want low-angst and low-tension romance with plenty of family interference (even from away) and two people who are perfect together (if not completely discovered within the pages) then this is the story for you.
Taking a leap (albeit a pushed one) into a games night with her best friend and the newly acquired (and always THERE) brother-in-law – Tara is not interested in relationships. Period. Taking time away from what she wants to do isn’t worth the effort. But there’s something different about Seth – something that’s she’s able to discover as their games night turns into a four-way date debacle that lets her know that Seth isn’t long for town – having accepted a job in Paris that begins in a month. Short-term, with a defined end-date JUST might work, and soon Tara and Seth are dancing with a ‘no strings’ relationship that’s got an end date.
But, the gods are conspiring, and Seth soon sees that Tara is everything he didn’t know he wanted, and it appears that she likes him just as much. Keeping the truth that they can barely admit to themselves, let alone one another or their friends is difficult – perhaps this was meant to be? Lighthearted with just enough friend and family interference to show the ridiculous lengths Tara will go to to keep her own ‘private life’ private from her family and keep everyone at arm’s length – this is the perfect complement to the first book in the series, and sure to keep you entertained for the hours it takes to read it.
Title: The Dating Dare
Author: Jayci Lee
Series: A Sweet Mess #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Asian-American, Comedic Elements, Family Saga, Friendship, Humor elements, Romantic Elements
Published by: St. Martin's Griffin
Published on: 3 August, 2021
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Audio Length: 8 Hours:32 minutes
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Tara Park doesn’t do serious relationships. Neither does she hop into bed with virtual strangers. Especially when that particular stranger is her best friend’s new brother-in-law. It isn’t an easy decision, though. Seth Kim is temptation personified. His unreasonably handsome looks and charming personality makes him easy on the eyes and good for her ego.
When a friendly game of Truth or Dare leads to an uncomplicated four-date arrangement with Seth, Tara can’t say she minds. But their dates, while sweet and sexy, have a tendency to hit roadblocks. Thankfully, their non-dates and chance meetings get frequent and heated.
Seth is leaving for a new job in Paris in a month and a no-strings attached fling seemed like a nice little distraction for both… But soon Seth realizes that Tara Park doesn’t come in a “nice & little” package--she’s funny and bold, sweet and sexy, and everything he ever wanted and never expected to find. Neither of them are ready for something serious and both have past relationship baggage they’ve been ignoring, but with a shot at forever on the line will they follow their hearts and take a chance on happily-ever-after?
A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.