The Date Dare

The Date Dare

by Tara Sue Me

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I was six when Darcy Patrick moved next door.
By the time we were eight, we were best friends.
At fifteen, I gave a classmate a black eye for calling her names.
At sixteen, she talked me through asking my crush to prom.
I helped her get over her first heartbreak at nineteen.
Two years later, she returned the favor.
It wasn't until I was twenty-nine I realized I loved her.
And because I was too stupid to do anything about it,
at thirty, I lost her for good on a dare.

Darcy Patrick is tried of watching her best friend, Elliott Taber, date the wrong kind of woman. When his latest flavor of the month walks out on him, she dares him to let her find his next date.

Elliott agrees, but only after Darcy agrees to allow him to do the same.
The dare is on.

The dates take place on the same night. One is an epic fail. The other is just plain epic.

Elliott isn't prepared for the onslaught of emotions hitting him as Darcy seemingly finds everything she ever wanted with the man he set her up with. He should be happy for her. He should leave her alone. But he can't.

So he makes one more dare....

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161908921
Publisher: After Six Publishing
Publication date: 11/19/2018
Series: Tara Sue Me's Date Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,793
File size: 685 KB

About the Author


Tara Sue Me wrote her first novel at the age of twelve. It would be twenty years before she picked up her pen to write the second.

After completing several clean romances, she decided to try her hand at something spicier and started The Submissive. What began as a writing exercise quickly took on a life of its own and The Dominant and The Training soon followed. An avid reader of all types of fiction, she soon discovered she enjoyed writing a variety as well. Visit to read about Tara's romantic suspense titles.

Tara lives in the Southeastern United States with her husband, two children, two dogs, and a cat.

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The Date Dare 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous 10 months ago
A book to kill some time
Anonymous 11 months ago
This would make a perfect Hallmark movie.... minus the sex, of course. Recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Darcy has known Elliott since she was 6 years old. Elliott realizes that he is in love with her. But is afraid if he dates her and they breakup he will lose her friendship too. Will he ever be brave enough to confess his love to her. Cute friends to lover story joy943
TheLifeofaBookAddict More than 1 year ago
The Date Dare is a short and sweet story revolving around two lifelong friends, Darcy and Elliot. Darcy is an international hotel chain expert and Elliot is a trainer for a professional lacrosse team. Throughout the past 25 years, they have always kept in touch. Elliot's never been one to settle down into long-term relationships. And because Darcy feels like she knows him better than anyone, she dares Elliott to let her find him a date. Someone who she feels would be a good fit for him. Never one to resist a good dare, Elliot agrees to it on the condition that he is allowed to do the same thing for her. Darcy and Elliott have a great friendship. You can see how close they are by their interactions. Watching each of them go on their dates was a fun and interesting aspect to the story. But no matter who they went out with or what they did, I was just waiting for that moment when Elliott would realize that he no longer could be on the sidelines when it came to his love for Darcy. Even though The Date Dare is a short story, it didn’t feel rushed and the characters were easy to like. If you are in the mood for a little romantic pick me up, then read The Date Dare. And while you are at it, check out The Date Deal, the second book involving Elliot’s sister, Carsen. RATING: 3½ out of 5. **Even though this book was given to me on behalf of the Author, the thoughts & opinions expressed are solely my own. **
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sexy sweet friends to lovers story!
JoannaDursi More than 1 year ago
I loved seeing this fun and flirty side from Ms. Sue Me. Darcy and Elliott have been best friends forever…but Elliott is hiding something from her. He’s in love with Darcy and doesn’t know how to tell her. So of course the logical thing would be to agree to set the other up on a date. What could go wrong??!! This was a quick, light and sweet read and I can’t wait for the next book. I’m dying to know HOW those two get together.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Why are the things we find most important in life, what we take for granted the most? Darcy and Elliott are about to learn the high price of letting go. The Date Dare is another Tara Sue Me gem. This feel good tale is a heartbreaker with an irresistible couple. Elliott and Darcy have always counted on each other to get them through the big stuff. Their friendship has helped them endure heartache, humiliation and so many other milestones in their lives. When their longstanding bond experiences it's first major growing pain, their relationship will never be the same. The Date Dare hits the heart from all sides. From funny bone to broken heart, Elliott and Darcy are an unforgettable breath of fresh air.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.75 stars-- THE DATE DARE is the first instalment in Tara Sue Me’s contemporary, adult , romance series. This is thirty year old, trainer for the Georgia Storm professional lacrosse team Elliott Taber, and Darcy Patrick’s story line. Told from dual first person perspectives (Elliott and Darcy) THE DATE DARE follows the friends to lovers relationship between thirty year old, trainer for the Georgia Storm professional lacrosse team Elliott Taber, and Darcy Patrick. Best friends since the age of five, Elliott and Darcy have done everything together except fall in love but fall in love Elliott did, and desperate to prove there may be someone else, Elliott dares Darcy to find each other a date, not expecting Darcy to fall for another man. As Darcy begins to ‘date’ the man with whom Elliott sets her up, Elliott battles between head and heart as he and Darcy grow further apart. What ensues are the back and forth dating experiences of Darcy and Elliott, and the potential fall-out as Elliott struggles to let Darcy know, she is the one. We are introduced to former professional baseball player Tate Maddox, actress Kara Devine, and Elliott’s sister Carsen Taber. While Tate and Darcy continue to build their relationship, nothing goes according to plans for Elliott Taber. Carsen and Tate’s story line is next in The Date Deal. The relationship between Elliott and Darcy is a best friends to lovers romance wherein Darcy is oblivious to Elliott’s attraction, and Elliott struggles to tell Darcy the truth. The $ex scenes are limited but passionate. THE DATE DARE is a cute but predictable story; a sweet, sexy and sassy tale where love is but a friendship away. The premise is spirited; the romance is flirty ; the characters are colorful ,energetic and fun.
TerryL56 More than 1 year ago
Darcy and Elliott have been best friends since kindergarten. He has helped her get over a broken heart and she has watched him date many women. It all changes for Elliott at a charity ball when he realizes that he has never been in a relationship because he's in love with Darcy. But he's scared to tell her in case it doesn't work out and then he will lose his best friend. Darcy is clueless to Elliott's feelings for her and so she dares him that she since she knows him best, she will find him the perfect date. He can't let it go at that, so he declares that he will find her the perfect date. Elliott's date ends up being a bust, but Darcy may have found the man of her dreams. This is a cute romance that made me laugh out loud ... Elliott's date was priceless! The banter between Darcy and Elliott is so realistic, that I can just imagine those silly conversations happening. This is my first book by Ms. Me and I was pleasantly surprised because the characters had substance and the storyline was cute but still had lots of steam. But what was up with Tate? I guess we'll find out in the next book. | received an ARC courtesy of Kobo Writing Life through NetGalley in exchange for a honest review.
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