IF YOU DARE (Dare #3) by Shantel Tessier
Release Date: August 26th
Cover Designer: Tracie Douglas at Dark Water Covers
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The game was over. The dares were getting old, and the secrets were piling up faster than the bodies.
But someone had other plans. They wanted to play a new game.
Becky Holt was the love of his life until he found out what she was hiding. Now he wants to seek his revenge in the most daring way.
Deke Biggs has always been a shark. He’s not afraid to kill, and he’s about to become her worst nightmare.
But there’s a new player, and she plans on taking everything, no matter what the cost.
Try to beat him— If You Dare!
Who will win and who will lose?
~ Maria’s Review ~
Intense. That’s what comes to mind when I think of this story and Deke’s character. If You Dare is book 3 in the Dare series by author Shantel Tessier. It is dark, twisted, gritty and filled with secrets and betrayal. It is sexy and edgy.
The characters are not what they seem and intricately layered. I love the alternating POVs because I was able to understand each character so much more. It is great being in their heads. This also lets me be privy to things the other characters do not know yet, upping the suspense factor and the intrigue. I love being in the know. But just when I think I know, BOOM…author Shantel Tessier drops another twist on me. So many wtf moments. I must admit I wasn’t crazy about all the flashbacks because I loved the present storyline. But, that being said, there were a couple of flashbacks that totally filled in the blanks and had me like whoa!
If You Dare is a fantastic read. It is dark, edgy, raw filled with suspense and unexpected twists that will have you turning pages to the end.
Death Is A debt we are all born owing.
It is something that money can’t buy nor can it be traded.
You can’t bargain for more time. When it’s up you accept it like a fucking man.
I’ve never been afraid to die. Or to love, for that matter.
Aren’t they the same?
You surrender to a fate you have no control over.
You don’t get to choose when or how you die, just as you can’t choose when and who you fall in love with.
Some couples get a happily ever after while others are toxic for one another.
My love was like that.
She lied; I believed every word.
I hurt her; she forgave too easily.
It was a vicious circle of deceit and sex wrapped up in a pretty black bow. Neither one of us could quit.
I wrapped my hand around her throat, and she begged me to breathe.
She stabbed me in the heart and demanded I bleed.
She might as well have been fucking poison, but I would have drunk her anyway.
That was the kind of obsession I had for her.
I knew how it would end-total devastation.
A war zone of Broken bones and bleeding souls.
I should have hated her, but that’s the funny thing about love-it’s out of your control.
Even when it leaves you with two black eyes, you beg for more.
People are afraid of the unknown, but I’ve never feared death, and love was no different.
She was going to destroy me, and I was going to let her. It was a game that could only end one way-a slow and torturous death.
About the Author:
Shantel is a Texas born girl who now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her high school sweetheart, who is a wonderful, supportive husband and their two daughters. She loves to spend time cuddled up on the couch with a good book.
She considers herself extremely lucky to do what she does while getting to work from home. Going to concerts and the movies are just a few of her favorite things to do. She hates coffee but loves wine. She and her husband are both huge football fans, college and NFL. And she has to feed her high heel addiction by shopping for shoes weekly.
Although she has a passion to write, her family is most important to her. She loves spending evenings at home with her husband and daughter, along with their cat and dog.
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