ARC Review: Dare Me by Jennifer Probst

Title: Dare Me
Author: Jennifer Probst
Genre: Erotic Romance
Type: Standalone Book 3 of Steele Brothers novella series
POV: Third Person – Dual
Expected Publication: November 10, 2015


As a military leader back from the war, and the youngest of his two dominant older brothers, Rafe Steele struggles with a secret. He craves surrender in the bedroom under the controlled hands of a Dominatrix. When his brothers offer him an experience through the exclusive agency, FANTA-C, he jumps at the chance to experience one perfect night. After one experiment, he’s sure he’ll be able to move on. But he never counted on Summer Preston to strip down his walls and make him want more so much more…

An elementary school teacher with a girl next door, fresh face, Summer is constantly barraged by men who want to take care of her, but she longs to meet a strong man who can handle her dominant ways in the bedroom. Trapped in her own storybook life, she books a one-night stand to finally experience her fantasy. But she never counted on Rafe Steele to push her boundaries in both the bedroom…and her heart


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Rafe Steele was a decorated war hero. After leaving the military, he joined his brothers in Las Vegas into the gambling business. As a natural born leader, he was used to people following his orders, but deep down inside he crave to surrender.

Summer Preston was an unassuming elementary school teacher. She was caring to her students but in the bedroom she displayed dominant tendencies that scared potential suitors away. Tired of being rejected, she resorted to using a one night stand agency FANTA-C to make her desire a reality.

Male subs stories are quite rare so I was quite excited to read this one. It turned out to be very mild but it did have something different in the elements of the story.

Dear God, the man practically exuded sex. Even his scent screamed animal mating, like smoke, musk, and earth rolled together.

Rafe had women throwing themselves at him, but after a single “accidental” experience, nothing could satisfy him like having a woman push him around.  He was only started to explore this side of himself and wasn’t willing to fully admit his own desire.

Her face still held the appeal of the girl-next-door, but now she emanated a seductive power that gripped him by the balls and squeezed him as hard as her fingers had.

Summer on the other hand was game to be who she really was inside and wasn’t afraid to delve deeper into the scene.

The command was clear, but still he hesitated, caught between wanting to obey and knowing in his head it was crazy to take orders from a woman.

What’s interesting about the couple is both of them were new to the D/s scene. They were just starting to explore about taking it to the next level so we get to see their rational fears and reluctance.

Dare Me is an interesting look into a couple’s newly discovered proclivities. It is very light on the BDSM elements making it suitable for new kinky readers or those who can’t handle the darker/heavier contents.

Final Verdict:

This review is also available on Goodreads.
ARC won from #ShhIndieSTARchat October  | Q&A Summary.


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Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She is the NYT and USA Today bestselling author of The Marriage Bargain. She is published both erotic and sexy contemporary romance with Entangled, Decadent, Red Sage and TWRP. She has also written a children’s book, Buffy and the Carrot, co-written with her twelve year old niece, along with a short story, “A Life Worth Living.” Visit her website for more info!

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