Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Triple Dare (The Art of Seduction #3) Release Blitz +Giveaway +Review

Title: Triple Dare
Series: The Art of Seduction #3
Author: Regina Kyle
Publisher: Harlequin Blaze
Genre: Contemporary/Erotic Romance
 Paperback Release Date: November 17, 2015
Ebook Release Date: December 1, 2015

Lights. Camera.

And A whole lotta action . . .

Globe-trotting fashion photographer Ivy Nelson is home to help her family out of a jam. When she donates her services to a charity calendar, the last thing she expects is hunky firefighter—and object of all her hottest fantasies—Cade Hardesty to walk through the door. Cade is ready to get naked for a good cause, and the heat Ivy feels is anything but professional.

When a sexy dare turns into a scorching kiss, they can’t help but give in to their desires. But Cade wants Ivy in his bed for more than one night. Can the hometown firefighter convince the photographer that her wanderlust should lead her into his arms for good, or will one of them run before they both get burned?

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“Uh, hey, Ivy.”

Her gaze traveled up long legs, past a trim waist to a familiar, broad chest, all protected by turnout gear.

“Going in or out?” Cade quipped with a smirk.

“Very funny.” Ivy blew a wisp of hair out of her eyes. “How about taking care of the conflagration about to erupt on my stove? That’s your job, right?”

“O’Brien’s on it.” He kneeled down so they were more at eye level. “Do you think I’d be here calmly making small talk if you were still in danger?”

“I was not in danger.” Much.

“Are you kidding?” His eyes flashed. “You’re damn lucky it wasn’t worse—which it would have been if it wasn’t for the state-of-the art security system Nick had installed. As it is, you’ll have to ventilate the kitchen for a few days to get rid of the smell. And you owe your sister and her husband a new saucepan. But that’s the extent of it.”

He tilted his head to study the half of her that had made it into the house. “Well, that and the fact that you’re stuck in the doggy door.”

She consoled herself with the thought that he was inside, not on the porch talking to her ass.

“Yeah, about that…” She held her hands out. “Could you, maybe, pull me out of here or something?”

He sat on his very fine butt, bracing his feet against the door on either side of her, and grabbed her forearms. As embarrassed as she was, she couldn’t stop the hum of pleasure that buzzed through her at his touch.

“Ready?” he asked, his gaze boring into hers. “On three.”

She swallowed hard and nodded.


He pulled. She stayed.

“Hmm.” He released her and wiped his hands on his bunker pants. “You’re really wedged in there.”

She rolled her eyes. “Tell me something I don’t know, Captain Obvious.”

Another firefighter, who Ivy recognized from the softball game as the company captain, appeared behind Cade, followed by two more.

A bigger audience. Fan-freaking-tastic.

“The rest of the house is all clear,” Cappy announced.

“Need some help rescuing your girlfriend?” one of the others asked. “Or are you with the blonde this week? I can’t keep your women straight.”

“Zip it, O’Brien,” Cappy barked. “And get in line.”

In a matter of seconds, they’d formed a human chain with Cade at the front and the guy Cappy called O’Brien as the anchor.

“Hold on tight,” Cade said, gripping her arms again. “Like last time. On three.”

“Shouldn’t we have someone push from—pardon the pun—behind?” O’Brien’s voice reeked of snark.

“I hate to admit it, but that’s not a bad idea.” Cappy pulled his radio out of his belt and pressed the button. “Sykes. Send a team around back. We’ve got a female trapped in the pet door and need some pushing power.”

Pushing power? What was she? Fudgie the Whale?

Oh, wait, she’d almost forgotten. In this town, she’d always be Jabba the Mutt, no matter how long she’d been gone or how much weight she’d lost. Precisely why she’d stayed away for almost thirteen years. And why she was leaving the minute her father was back in top form.

“Ready out here, Cap,” a voice crackled over the radio.

“Okay, like Cade said, on three.” Cappy returned to his place in line. “One…”

She felt a pair of hands on her ass. Could this possibly get any more humiliating?


She let out a squeak as the hands shifted, hopefully to find a better pushing position and not to cop a cheap feel.

“Enjoying yourself?” Cade quirked a brow.

Oh, yeah. It could get more humiliating.

“Hardly.” She closed her eyes to escape his teasing smile.


Grunts and groans, mixed with an occasional expletive, filled the room. She felt like a chew toy caught between two rottweilers as the firefighters tugged and shoved.

“That’s it.”

“She’s coming free.”

“Almost there.”

“One more and she’s out.”

With a pop, Ivy sprang loose, landing like a wet rag in Cade’s lap. She forced her eyes open to see him looking down at her with a shit-eating grin.

“Nice catch,” she uttered, scrambling off him.

My Review
This book was a great read.  Ivy and Cade have known each other practically their whole lives.  Cade is Ivy’s twin brother Gabe’s best friend; she was just the sister that tagged along all the time and never backed down from a dare.  Now they are all grown up and Ivy has come back to town to help with the family business after her father had a heart attack.  She is asked to take over photographing the firefighters for their annual calendar.  This brings Cade and Ivy together again and starts then down a path Ivy has wished for a long time.  This leads to a dare and a dare leads to more.  Ivy has never backed down from a dare in her life.  Owing Cade for a dare that was never completed in high school she agrees to help him get rid of a clingy ex by pretending to be his new girlfriend.  This works for Ivy as she has had a crush on Cade since high school.  She hopes to get rid of the ex and make Cade see her as more than a friend for once.   It works Cade is beginning to seeing Ivy as more than just his best friend’s sister.  Will things lead to more for them or will the fact that Ivy could leave any day make things harder than they have to be?  Cade is worried at first about what Gabe will think but then as he begins to feel more for Ivy he worries about her leaving and if he is worth asking her stay.  She deserves the world and more than he can offer her, but does Ivy want the world or just Cade in hers?  This book was a fun read.  The characters are fantastic and not just Cade and Ivy either.  I loved Cade’s friends at the fire house.  I felt bad for Ivy after reading about how she was treated in school.  She stayed away because of them and then missed out on her family because of it.  Cade is like most guys oblivious until its right there in front of him and then he notices.  He feels bad for not doing more for Ivy when they were in school.  But, truthfully I don’t think Ivy let anyone know how bad it was.  I haven’t read the first two books but I have put them on my TBR list after reading this book.  Reading about how Ivy and Cade came together was great and there story was kind of all over the place.  I look forward to reading more books by Regina Kyle in the future.
Author Bio

Regina Kyle knew she was destined to be an author when she won a writing contest at age ten with a touching tale about a squirrel and a nut pie. By day, she writes dry legal briefs, representing the state in criminal appeals. At night, she writes steamy romance with heart and humor.

A lover of all things theatrical, Regina lives on the Connecticut coast with her husband, teenaged daughter and two melodramatic cats. When she’s not writing, she’s most likely singing, reading, cooking or watching bad reality television. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America and her local RWA chapter. Triple Dare is her third novel.

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