Tuesday, September 22, 2015

RELEASE DAY BLAST & REVIEW: The Celebrity Dare by Kaira Rouda




Dare to Love: THE CELEBRITY DARE by Kaira Rouda

Adult Contemporary Romance





Playboy billionaire and son of a New York City real estate tycoon, Mark Dare is living a great life, living in the city and operating his family’s hotels, nightclubs and cruise ships. He loves his job, and his carefree, no-strings-attached lifestyle. When he agreed to be a celebrity judge/investor on the television show, The Celebrity Dare, he doesn’t think about the show as anything other than a unique way to promote the Dare Real Estate Holdings name. By this, the second season, he’s a television pro. When a gorgeous, vaguely familiar blonde woman walks on stage, he’s instantly mesmerized, ready to buy whatever it is she’s selling.

Piper Sloan is a woman on a mission to save the US food supply, one product at a time. An attorney who left her lucrative law firm job to start the business of her dreams, her friends think she’s crazy, and they just might be right. Funds are running low and in desperation, she applies to be a contestant on The Celebrity Dare, certain charming and hunky billionaire Mark Dare won’t remember their one night together, even if it’s something she will never forget. She’s desperate, willing to do anything to keep her fledgling company afloat.

Sometimes chemistry is more powerful than common sense. And the ingredients of love aren’t always what they seem.


Connection to the Dare World:

  • Mark Dare is a cousin of all the Dare kids, legitimate and not. He is the oldest son of Robert Dare’s estranged brother, Donald Dare.
  • Donald Dare has built a family real estate empire, Dare Real Estate Holdings, based in New York City. Mark frequents Gabe’s nightclub, Elite.






My Review

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. 
I have read all of the books in Carly Phillips' Dare to Love series so I was curious when I read this synopsis to this book. I love the Dare family so I thought I would give it a shot. And I am glad that I did. 

Piper might be standing in front of Mark on a reality tv show (think Shark Tank), but the two of them have met before. He may not remember the night they spent together, but she definitely does. And she is not going to let that get in her way of her dream. So she stands in front of Mark and his colleagues to ask for money  to help support that dream. It is her lucky day because Mark is the only one on the panel who is interested and he gives her the money she needs.

The two start to work together and it isn't long before Mark realizes who she is. When he does remember, that only makes him want to help her even more. And the more he learns about her business, the more he wants her to succeed. They even try to keep their relationship all business, but that only lasts a hot second.

I really enjoyed this book. If you are a fan of the Dare family (Gabriel Dare makes a quick appearance in the book), make sure to add this to your TBR/go 1-click. It was a quick, light read that I finished in no time. I like how Mark and Piper were able to combine both business and pleasure to make her company a success. The book also has a great epilogue that gives us an adorable glimpse into the future. I love when that happens. 






Kaira Rouda is a bestselling, multiple award-winning author of contemporary women's fiction and sexy modern romance novels that sparkle with humor and heart. Her women's fiction titles include HERE, HOME, HOPE, ALL THE DIFFERENCE and IN THE MIRROR. Her bestselling short story is titled, A MOTHER'S DAY. Kaira's work has won the Indie Excellence Award, USA Book Awards, the Reader's Choice Awards and honorable mention in the Writer's Digest International Book Awards. Her books have been widely reviewed and featured in leading magazines. 

Her sexy contemporary romance series set on INDIGO ISLAND includes: WEEKEND WITH THE TYCOON, Book 1; HER FORBIDDEN LOVE, Book 2; THE TROUBLE WITH CHRISTMAS, Book 3; and THE BILLIONAIRE'S BID, Book 4. Each of these novellas can be read as a stand alone, or enjoyed as a series. Her new series is set in LAGUNA BEACH and includes: LAGUNA NIGHTS, Book 1; LAGUNA HEIGHTS, Book 2; and LAGUNA LIGHTS, Book 3 coming winter 2015. She also helped launch Melissa Foster's The Remington's Kindle World with her bestselling novella, SPOTLIGHT ON LOVE, and is part of Carly Phillips Dare to Love Kindle World with THE CELEBRITY DARE.

Her nonfiction titles, REAL YOU INCORPORATED: 8 Essentials for Women Entrepreneurs, and REAL YOU FOR AUTHORS: 8 Essentials for Women Writers (available for free download on her website) continue to inspire.

She lives in Southern California with her husband and four almost-grown kids, and is at work on her next novel. 


Connect with her on Twitter, Facebook at Kaira Rouda Books and on her website, KairaRouda.com.

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