The Dare By Karin Tabke

THE DARE: The Chronicles of Katrina (Book One) 
 ByKarin Tabke

I dare you…

Dr. Katrina Winslow has always known who she is; an elite scientist, a certifiable genius and ultra-reserved when it comes to love and relationships. So when a simple game of truth or dare offers the cool doctor the opportunity to shed her lab coat and glasses and put on a pair of sexy stilettos, she accepts the dare. But will shedding her inhibitions fulfill her every desire and help her discover if she can be truly daring or will it cost her everything?

Two men, one a sexy stranger, and a night of no holds barred passion…

What would you dare to do?


JANET’ Review~ 5 out of 5 Stars~

In Karin Tabke newest book, The Dare, the author takes the child’s game of Truth and Dare to a whole in level.  Sometimes it takes accepting a Dare in order for the truth to be revealed.  The Dare is the First novella in a four book series.  It’s perfect for an afternoon read.  
After Katrina accept a Dare from her boyfriend Evan to invite another man to join them for a night of pleasure, she can’t help but be drawn to the man, Simon, whom she had met early that day at the hotel they were staying.  It’s an evening Katy won’t soon be forgetting, in more ways than one and this is where the story really takes off. She learns some truths about Evan that will rock her world, as she knows it.
The characters that Karin created had such depth that I felt drawn into the story, that they felt almost real.  In addition, the fact that The Dare was a short story and it still accomplishing this feat totally amazed me.  The story kept me thoroughly engaged until the very end.
Katrina is a smart, strong and fiercely independent woman, who is also filled with many insecurities, after having been abandon by several men in her life, including her father.  This leaves her feeling, she isn’t good enough to keep any man around.  Katrina keeps a tight rein on her life and her emotions.  She trusts no one.
Till she meets Simon, whom she is naturally drawn to from the first moment they met.   Hell, I was drawn to Simon, he’s not only smoken hot, he had the patience of a saint and seem to have an intuitive insight on what Kat (his nick name for Katrina) needs.  After finding her drunk at the hotel bar, he takes her to his room and cares for her.   When Simon held her hair while she is puking, it put such a grin, ear to ear, on my face, thinking to myself what a perfect Gentleman and where can I get one!   It’s also during this time that Kat drops the walls around her heart long enough to confess some of her desires to Simon.  Again, Simon just melted my heart as he listened to Kat, helping her understand herself better.
The next morning, Simon offers her the chance to fulfill some of the confession of last night, asking her to trust him.  And to my delight she does.  These were some hot scenes, filled with great sex and the start of a self-discovery journey for our heroine Kat, shedding her inhibitions.
After Simon is called away from the room and Kat’s huge insecurities, a series of advents unfold that causes Kat to run.  
I knew when I started reading The Dare that it was the first book in a series of 4, so I knew the chances there was going to be a cliff hanger at the end.  But I wasn’t prepared of my reaction!  I let out a shout and felt like I wanted to cry when I read the last sentence.  I NEED THE REST OF THE STORY NOW!!!
 BRAVO MS. Karin Tabke you have me right where you want, drooling to read the next book!



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