- Publisher: Raven Wing Publishing
- ISBN: 9780988776258
- Published: September 30, 2014
His kiss gave her hope. His touch gave her strength.
Besides her family, Lacey Robinson’s only other love is baseball. She’s on top of the world when Arizona State University approaches her to discuss a scholarship. To play for a college boys’ team is beyond what she has ever dreamed. Her fastball is impeccable, her slider equally as good, and her curveball annihilates anyone who dares to step in the batter’s box. But fate has its own way of throwing curveballs. When she looses her mother and sister to a home invasion, baseball and her dreams die with them. Tragedy has a way of seeping deep into her psyche, causing nightmares, panic attacks and blackouts. Diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, her psychiatrist recommends a change of scenery and picking up the things that she loved to do, and for Lacey that is baseball.
After a move clear across the country, only two things matter to Lacey—overcome her PTSD and make Kensington High’s baseball team. But trying out for the team comes with complications—the captain, Aaron Seever, doesn’t want a girl on the team.
Adding to her new life, she never counted on meeting someone who wants her as badly as Kade Maxwell. The tall, sexy and drool-worthy bad boy has a magical touch that awakens her feminine side, and a kiss that slowly erases her nightmares. But getting involved with him may be dangerous when Kade’s arch-nemesis returns to town to settle a vendetta.
To complicate matters, her PTSD has taken a turn for the worse. She has to find a way to push away the demons otherwise she may not have a chance at anything in life.
Strong language. Sexual content. Intended for audiences 17 years and older.
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“A 5 star review. This book was perfect!! I absolutely loved the storyline. There's a bunch of heart swelling and blood pumping moments. This is definitely one of those books where you get the “this is an awesome book tingles” while reading it. I would recommend this book to anyone. It's extremely awesome.”
–Tattered Book Blog
“Dare to Kiss covers timely issues, such as PTSD and females in male-dominated sports. Lacey Robinson’s love is baseball and she’s such a good pitcher she was being scouted by Arizona State University for their team. When tragedy strikes her family, Lacey’s world falls apart. Dare to Kiss is a fast-paced, sweet, and sexy romance novel. I think readers will get attached to the characters quickly and want to know what happens to them all next.”
– The Bibliophilic Book Blog
“This book was sweet and sad on many levels. What I loved most was Lacey's kick butt attitude. She does not let anyone get away with anything. From the moment she punches Kade to the way she handles the cheerleaders, I laughed continuously. This heartfelt book is about growing up and learning to love and trust. I loved every aspect of this book which why I highly recommend it.”
“Right from the start this book had me. This book was so captivating that I wanted to read it all in one sitting, of course I couldn’t but I did try. I did end up staying up all night to finish this book. I really loved the way the writer captured the intensity of this teenage girl and her issues.”
–Diana's Book Reviews
“Lacey Robinson and her father leave their home town to start over, to leave their tragic past behind and to give them both a fresh start. Dare to Kiss was an unexpected and suspenseful surprise. Hope you enjoy as much as I did.”
–Secretly Adorkable Readers
“It was been awhile since I read a great YA book and this book definitely fits the bill. This was such a beautiful amazing story about loss, hope, dreams, family and love. I can't wait to read more with Dare to Dream where we find out how all the drama and mystery unfolds with the ‘ accidents that are happening to the girl players on the team.”
–Live Read and Breathe Reviews
“Cute, fun and a little sassy with a bit of tragedy acting as the cherry on top of the New Adult sundae, Dare to Kiss has a bit of the old strung into the new. Overall this was a book about sticking together. Friends. Family. It was about getting through the hard times, learning to trust, healing. Never giving it. It was refreshing.”
–No Bent Spines
“Ever have that moment when a book is so good that you’re trying to read and work at the same time? You’re so invested that you’re reading in between stop lights? Yeah, that was me. It’s more than a love-story. This is a book about overcoming obstacles, struggling through loss, tearing down walls and trusting the most vulnerable part of yourself, your heart.”
–Badass Beauties Book Club
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