I Dare You (The Hook Up, #1) by Ilsa Madden-Mills

I Dare You (The Hook Up, #1)

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills kicks off a brand-new, sexy, heartfelt contemporary romance series with I DARE YOU!Badass Athlete: I dare you to…Delaney Shaw: Who is this?The late night text is random, but "Badass Athlete" sure seems to know who she is…Delaney Shaw. Good girl.Lover of fluffy kitties and Star Wars. Curious.His dare? Spend one night in his bed—a night he promises will be unforgettable—and she can so...

Details I Dare You (The Hook Up, #1)

TitleI Dare You (The Hook Up, #1)
GenreSports and Games, Sports, Academic, College, Romance, New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance, Contemporary

Reviews I Dare You (The Hook Up, #1)

  • Ilsa Madden-Mills
    🏈 RELEASE: NOW LIVE! 🏈 NOW a Top #2 Amazon Bestseller! #1 Contemporary Romance, #1 Sports Romance, #1 New Adult and College Age ✔ Text ROMANCE to 21000 to receive a text alert on your phone when I release. Max of 4 texts a year.✔Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/IDareYouHookUpWall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills kicks off a brand-new, sexy, heartfelt contemporary romance series with I DARE YOU!Badass Athlete: I dare yo...
  • Cristina | CristiinaReads
    ➳A college romance filled with broken down emotions that will drag you with want, and need for Maverick and Delaney in this highly anticipated release that did not disappoint... ➳When it comes down to college romances, Ilsa Madden-Mills has out-done herself in this highly anticipated novel, in which I have devoured instantly and I do not feel any shame about it. Maverick, a man who keeps his word, has waited so long to finally be with Delaney...
  • Patty Belongs To Kellan~Jesse~Lautner~Miller~Jack~Racer~Rafe~Liam~Prince Nicholas~Hayes~Simon~Gianluca & Archer
    *****FOUR STARS*****{ARC Generously Provided by Author}I DARE YOU had the key elements that I love about sports romances-- a sexy and cocky Hero with brains and wit, and a sweet & silly Heroine. I really enjoyed this one and am looking forward to what’s to come in this new series.Delaney Shaw may be considered a nerd with her passion for the movies “Star Wars” and “The Princess Bride” and her eclectic wardrobe, but early in her freshman...
  • Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
    On vacation so keeping reviews, a bit short(er)..... I dare you to read this one. Overall I enjoyed this one. I liked watching Maverick and Delaney build their relationship. It starts as an attraction at a college freshman bonfire, Mav giving Delaney her first bonfire kiss, meaning, by ritual at this school, this is the guy you’ll always remember. After the kiss the book fast forward a couple years from that kiss, and the attraction is still th...
  • NMmomof4
    2.5 StarsOverall Opinion: I'm really bummed with the last quarter of this. I felt like we barely tapped into these characters and they (especially the H) had so much going on that we only briefly addressed (if that) by the end. The book seemed to hit the fast-forward button and then just stop. I don't get why we couldn't experience those things that got skipped over -- especially their last year of college! I think it would've benefited the story...
  • Sabrina
    NOW LIVE!Amazon US * Amazon UK3.5 StarsI Dare You was a sweet college romance novel that will have you happy-sighing as you cuddle you Kindle. Delaney gave up dating football players after being cheated on by her ex, who plays for the college team. But then Maverick is there to show her that not all football players are are jerks that can't keep it in their pants. Add in the mystery texts daring her to push herself out of her comfort zone and she...
  • Hanne
    I loved I Dare You very much! I enjoyed every minute I spent reading it and I found it impossible to put it down. There were so many elements I loved in I Dare You, like their messages, the movie references, the emotions, the hot moments and the humor. The last few chapters were maybe a little too rushed, because it was about something that could affect their future. But I did adore that beautiful epilogue.Maverick is a star at college. He plays ...
  • ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
    IT'S LIVE EARLY!!!! ☺☺☺🏈 🏈 🏈 🏈 🏈 🏈 🏈 🏈 🏈 🏈 🏈 🏈 🏈 OK, first of all - the blurb is weird. That is not really what happens. They met two years ago at a bonfire. Kissed for a second and then he disappeared back into the crowd. And Delaney got together with her now cheating ex. Maverick never forgot her, but she was with his teammate Alex. But now all bets are off. He wants her! And he starts by sending tex...
  • Melanie (mells_view)
    Enjoyable college sports romance readEnjoyable college sports romance read. Popular jock, Maverick, and a sort of nerdy girl, Delaney, who have a sweet encounter during their freshman year, then end up reconnecting again in their junior year. There’s a bit of a secret text romance in this one. One of them has some home life issues and makes some poor choices. A teensy bit of angst thrown in to keep it interesting. It’s a quick and enjoyable r...
  • Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
    It has been a while since I read a romance set in college and one featuring a football player made it even better.Delaney first meets Maverick Monroe when she starts at college. She is out at a bonfire night with friends and it’s like one of those corny stories about eyes meeting across a crowded room, yadda yadda, yadda. When you can feel someone’s eyes on you and a connection you haven’t felt before? Okay, it doesn’t happen for everyone...
  • Jemima
    Title: I Dare You (The Hook Up #1) Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Publication Date: April 28, 2018 I Dare You is for us. This book for the nerdy girls, the girls who obsess over books and fandoms... Just from reading Ilsa Madden-Mill's dedication page, I knew I was going to love this book!This book makes my spirit sing! This book makes it ok for me to geek out regarding Star Wars, baked goods but most of all, this b...
  • Tijuana *BookTwinsReviews*
    Nerd girls unite!! This one is for us!! 🦄The Queen of New Adult romance strikes again! I Dare You is everything I’d hoped it would be! It’s funny, sexy, and has just the right amount of angst. The conflict kept me on edge. I was biting my nails and trying to alleviate the churn in my belly while simultaneously trying to figure out what would happen next. All good things! Both main characters, He-Man and Buttercup, are fantastic characters....
  • Jennifer Kyle
    3.5 Stars
  • Bookgasms Book Blog
    Christ on a cracker you guys, this book was completely irresistible to me. I read it in one sitting. I am a slow reader y'all, I don't read books in one sitting. But once I met Delaney and Maverick? No chance I was putting this book down. I was immediately smitten with them, and that didn't let up until the very last page. Naw, let's be real. I'm still so super smitten. I am barely containing my inner flaily fangirl right now, basically.I have a ...
  • Dali
    In this YA romance tale, Madden creates a fun, sweet, witty and addictive story with addictive banter and text paired with a hero’s heartwarming backstory.Delaney Shaw is a shy college student who loves cats and Star Wars. She would have loved to have a nice Valentine’s Day date, but after dumping her cheating boyfriend she’s stuck watching a horror movie. Alone. Until she’s dared via text by a stranger. The more she interacts with the cl...
  • Nadine
    2,5 Stars I'm a little bit torn when it comes to this book. First of all, the blurb's misleading. You don't get the story that's described.The blurb says: His dare? Spend one night in his bed—a night he promises will be unforgettable—and she can solve the mystery of who he is.There's no such dare in this story. That's okay for me but why does an author use a blurb that's so different from the book? She knows she shouldn't, but what else is sh...
  • Claypot_Reads - Michelle
    Okay so I gotta say Ilsa absolutely smashed it with this one. I have a crush on Delaney. A major - want her to be my best friend kinda girl crush!!! She's everything I love in a female character. Funny, smart, feisty, kick a$$ loyal friend and she knows what she deserves. Her inner dialogue had me smiling and nodding throughout the book. Then we have Maverick - can you say more than meets the eye. He's the big man on campus but he's waaaayyy more...
  • Karlie (cozyreadsandtea)
    I received an ARC of this in exchange for an honest review. I rated this 3 stars because for me it was just simple and easy. Nothing to emotional or sad or fun. Maverick was an okay character, likable but I wasn’t lusting over him at all. A little insta love which I’m not a fan of. I did like Raven and Ryker a lot more than the main characters though. Just kinda felt like I was skipping from scene to scene with no depth. On another note, I do...
  • Steffi De Ceuster ♥
    I really liked this one! I love the nerdy Delaney! It was so fun!It had funny moments, serious moments anf steamy moments..It was a fabulous read that I would recommend to every one!
  • Spoiler Whore-Momoa
    2.5 starsLet me just state that THIS BOOK FINISHES AT 57% AND THE REST IS AN EXCERPT OF DIRTY ENGLISH WHICH IS 20 CHAPTERS...HEAVY EYE ROLLThe story started out good but it was so rushed. It was half-assed. I said it.
  • The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
    Pros about I Dare You: About a football player who ISN'T a quarterback! Hooray! While Mav had some player tendencies and had certainly hooked up a lot, he was totally focused on Delaney once she was single. His devotion is such a nice change from the typically college/NA romances where the guy is a douche for a while! His devotion to his sister is amazing. Caring for someone with TBI is incredibly difficult yet Mav does it flawlessly. Delaney ...
  • Lisa (Two Bookish Brits)
    Oh my god where do I even begin with this beauty? I just want to start by saying this is definitely a close top of my faves by this author, these characters are going to be stuck with me forever. Once I started I just couldn’t stop, it’s my reason for lack of sleep tonight lol. Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.I absolutely adore the way she made her main male character, Mav. He’s a strong independent handsome man. He’s wei...
  • Tia Louise
    Another touchdown for Ilsa Madden-Mills! I DARE YOU is slow-burn, it's sexy, it's moving, and it has all the ingredients to make you hug your kindle. It's your perfect summer read with ALL the feels. You will LOVE nerdy Delaney, you'll fall hard for Maverick (the cocky jock with a heart of gold). It's glittery sports romance perfection.Don't miss it!
  • NiCoLeTa E.
    ***4 "He-Man!!!" stars*** Damn, i enjoyed this book very much!!!It was easygoing, a little bit antsy, a little bit funny and a lot of sexy...I liked very much the two main characters and i enjoyed the way that the things were developing between them...Maverick stole a kiss in a bonfire from Delaney their freshman year while he was claiming that a legend was saying that the first person you will kiss in your first bonfire will be the person that y...
  • Kahea
    ***4.5 ‘Bonfire’ Stars*** I love me a good nerd gets the popular kid romance, but what really hooked me was the line in the blurb ‘Lover of fluffy kitties and Star Wars’, after reading that it was all over (I mean fluffy kitties and Star Wars ~ at least the original three) and I have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed I Dare You. It was funny, sweet and adorkable with some good smexy going on, not too much angsty-ness ~ though there was som...
  • Shannon
    I Dare You was just the book I needed to pull me out of this book hangover I’ve been "suffering” from for the past month or so! I LOVED it so much! And I cried more than I probably should have, or more than would be expected from this book, but I *may* have issues. Okay, I do have issues. But once you meet Maverick and see how wonderful and devoted and selfless of a person he is you’ll hopefully understand!I devoured this story, I did not w...
  • Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle
    ***AVAILABLE NOW - FULL REVIEW***3.5 BUTTERCUP CROWNSCollege romances, especially sports romances that center around football, are my thing. I love them. I don’t care how angsty they can be, how young the characters appear, or anything. They are my vice, and I Dare You is another fun and flirty NA romance.Maverick is pretty swoonworthy from the very beginning. I swear the moment he meets Delaney for the first time I about fainted. He does becom...
  • Chanpreet
    Loved it! I read the book from start to finish in 90 minutes-I devoured it! Full review to come soon!
  • Yasmin
    Ilsa Madden-Mills is a new-to-me author. Her latest novel, I Dare You, intrigued me. I read the blurb and I was already hooked. The cover isn’t too bad to look at, either.The story is about Delaney Shaw and Maverick Monroe. Delaney had her heart broken when she caught her boyfriend cheating on her. Now, Delaney has swore off football players.In comes Maverick. A football player. But he wants Delaney and is willing to break down her walls to hav...
  • BookSmacked
    I Dare You is such a cute story and I gobbled it up. First and foremost I’ll start by saying I love Delaney. I love the geek girls, the ones obsessed with Star Wars and the ones that don’t care what they are wearing as long as they are comfortable. I’m one of those girls so to I quickly related to her right off the bat. This story is absolutely adorable. I found myself giddy and feeling that Rush that hits you when you have any sorts of int...